Tasting Lisbon's moreish pastéis de nata, caramelised pastry shells filled with silky custard cream and dusted with cinnamon. You can sample them oven-warm in the vaulted rooms of the old-fashioned Antiga Confeitaria de Belém, 12km from the hotel.
Lose yourself in Alfama's picturesque maze of alleys. This traditional Moorish district is full of tall whitewashed houses with wrought-iron balconies. Listen for the mournful strains of Portuguese Fado song ringing out from local bars and cafes.
It's a 10-minute drive from Holiday Inn Express Lisbon Airport to the striking waterfront development of Parque das Nações. Admire futuristic architecture and garden sculptures, and encounter creatures from the deep at the vast Oceanário aquarium
See Lisbon's sights for the price of a tram ticket. As you rattle through narrow streets on vintage tram 28, look out for Sé Cathedral and views over red rooftops to the glittering Tagus River from the hilltop ramparts of St George's Castle.