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4 days in Lisbon

My husband and I will be visiting Portugal in late November. We will stay in Lisbon for 4 days. So much to see and not too much time. Planning to visit Lisbon, Sintra, Porto. Just wondering:
1. what cloth to pack?
2. best way to travel- to rent a car or via local transport?
3. where best place to listen to Fado? to try local food and vine?
4. it's a good idea to hire a personal guide for Porto trip? (it's going to be one day)
Any other recommendations or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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We loved wandering Lisbon....make sure you walk through the Bairro Alto and the Alfama neighborhoods. Look at Rick's books for the neighborhood walks. We found the Fado bars in the Bairro Alto streets at night.

We rode the train up to Sintra to see the Pena Palace and then hiked down through the Mouro Castle back into Sintra. It was lovely.

We took the bus to Obidos and loved this 14th century village.

Our restaurant recs in Lisbon would be Principe do Calhariz and Moura Saluquia.