Blog from Lisbon by Caravel on Wheels. Lisbon history. Lisbon Sightseeing. Lisbon tours for groups and individuals.

What to do in Lisbon on a rainy day?

Although Lisbon is a sunny city there are still many days when it rains and if you are a tourist in Lisbon on a rainy day, you will need to choose what do! Either you are deciding what is the ...

Are you coming to Lisbon for BTL 2018? Meet the team and see our new Lisbon tour bus with tablets on every seat!

Plan a meeting at BTL 2018 in Lisbon next week with Caravel on Wheels team. If you are interested in Lisbon tours, either private bus tours for groups or regular tours with daily departures we would love to meet at BTL ...

What to do in Lisbon during the Eurovision Finals and the best Lisbon Tours!

After the great performance of Salvador Sobral at the 2017 Eurovision Portugal is proud to host is first Eurovision Final, the event will happen at Altice Arena, one of the biggest venues that Lisbon has to offer located in the ...

Coming to Lisbon with a group? Looking for private tours, group travel tours or guided tours in Lisbon?

If you have already chosen your group accommodation in Lisbon, now is time to think about sightseeing in Lisbon as a group. See our best Lisbon group tours or our private tours. Caravel on Wheels is a tour operator company ...

From Lisbon Cruise Dock: One day in Lisbon and the best shore excursions

I came to Lisbon on a cruise and I spend about half a day exploring the city, this article talks about my experience since my arrival to the city, what I did and what I saw during my time there. ...

Arriving in Lisbon on a cruise. The surroundings of Lisbon cruise dock- Santa Apolónia Terminal

This article will help you once you arrive at Lisbon cruise dock on your cruise boat. So if you thinking about spending one day in Lisbon and visit the city here follows a few recommendations and services that may help ...

Lisbon tour in Madrid Tourism Tradeshow – FITUR 2018

This week, in FITUR - La Feria Internacional do Turismo en Madrid, Caravel on Wheels confirms its added capacity for 2018 to receive more groups on its Lisbon tours. Following the group tours requests in 2016 and 2017, Caravel on Wheels has confirmed the arrival of ...

Shore excursion or sightseeing hop on hop off bus in Lisbon?

Know more about what to do near Lisbon Cruise Dock and what are the best options to visit the city. Hop on Hop off or other smaller sightseeing shore excursion? If you are in Lisbon on a cruise you will ...

Where do cruise ships dock in Lisbon?

Are you coming to Lisbon on a cruise? Learn all about Lisbon tours and what you can do from Lisbon cruise port Cruise days can be very hectic in Lisbon when in a few hours 2000 to 5000 people come ...

History of Portugal: Paços do Concelho and the Republic Revolution

Following France, Portugal was the second European country with a traditional monarchy system to embrace the Republic in 1910. Portugal was the second European country to embrace the Republic. Continue reading

The Discoveries of the Orient and Portuguese History: Portuguese arrival to Japan

474 year ago Portugal arrives to the far East. The Arrival of the Portuguese to Japan makes part of Portuguese and Japanese history and inspired filmmakers in Hollywood. Find more about the Portuguese influence in the east. Continue reading

Portuguese Navigators and the Discoveries: Ferdinand Magellan

498 years ago the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan started the trip that made him famous. the navigator who started the circumnavigate voyage that proofed that the earth was round. Continue reading

Independence of Brazil – The Cry of Ipiranga for Liberation and Portuguese History

On September 7th, 1822 in Brazil, near the Ipiranga river, a Portuguese prince claimed Brazil’s Independence. Continue reading

Treaty of Tordesillas: The Age of Discovery and Portuguese History

Portugal and Spain claimed the world for themselves. This happened today, 523 years ago, an important fact of Portuguese History!  Continue reading

Santos Populares Festivities

Throughout the country, during the so famous portuguese festivities “Santos Populares”, three saints are celebrated depending on the city where we are at: in Lisbon Saint Anthony is celebrated on the night from 12 to 13 of June. In Porto, from June 23 to 24, Saint John is honored and, in other cities, Saint Peter is tributed days later.  Continue reading

Discover the best Lisbon beaches

As you might know, Lisbon is one of the most visited cities in Europe for several reasons: the historical atmosphere, the tasty food, the famous yellow trams, the nightlife, among many others. However, if you are still not sure about …

Tram ride – a must do in Lisbon!

Have you ever googled Lisbon and several pictures of yellow trams came up? Those are our famous trams that have over 100 years of history! . The trams were built to replace the old trolley cars pulled by animals (the so-called ...

Monument of the Discoveries

LEARN ABOUT THE 32 PORTUGUESE HEROES OF THE DISCOVERIES AT THE MONUMENT OF THE DISCOVERIES Go to the top Viewpoint and enjoy a unique panoramic view of Lisbon The beautiful Monument of the Discoveries is shaped like a caravel from the …

Cape Bojador – the Cape of Fear – Where the World Ended!

CONQUERING ANCIENT FEARS, SAILING SOUTH AND THE BEGINNING OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE WORLD. For centuries it was common belief that the world ended a little further than Morocco and that there was no sea or land below. But in …

The birth of Prince Henry, The Navigator – Today, 623 years ago!

THE INVENTOR OF THE DISCOVERIES AND ONE OF THE MOST RELEVANT PEOPLE IN WORLD HISTORY! 4.03.2017 - THIS DAY IN HISTORY 623 years ago today, a portuguese prince was born – Prince Henry, The Navigator! A prince that although he ...