Portugal’s capital is one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities in Western Europe, effortlessly blending traditional heritage with modernity.

How to get there

One can opt for either Emirates or Turkish Air to make the 14-hour journey.

Where to stay

Built in 1959 by the Dictator Salazar to prove that Lisbon could do luxury as well as any other European capital, the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon has retained its position as the city’s premier hotel. It boasts a birds-eye view of Lisbon’s unique architecture, historical artworks, a luxurious spa and acclaimed restaurants.

What to do

The most charming way to sightsee is aboard the wooden tram 28 that rumbles through the city’s most historic parts, such as Bairro Alto and the churches and castles on the cobbled hills of the Alfama and Graça neighbourhoods. A visit to Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and Torre de Belém, both UNESCO World Heritage sites, is a must as is a tour of Lisbon’s various museums.