Weekend City Breaks: Lisbon

Less tourists, falling hotel prices & specials on airfare. Fall is excellent for weekend breaks! 6/10

Joann Plockova

Written by Joann Plockova Published on 17.10.2012 14:43:19 (updated on 17.10.2012) Reading time: 1 minute

How to get there:

Flights: Tap Portugal flies direct to Lisbon (although some of the flights have stopovers in Budapest). In November, a flight for two was 12,770 CZK.

As another option, you can fly Vueling, which has a transfer in Barcelona. On Sunday, the layover time would allow for a few hours in Barcelona. A Thursday through Sunday flight for 2 in November was 423 EUR.

After landing at Lisbon Airport (also known as Portela), take the Aerobus (3.50 EURO) or the new metro (1.25 EURO), which just opened in July.

Where to stay:

According to Eurocheapo.com, “Lisbon is one of the cheapest cities in Western Europe.” Stay in Chiado, a popular theater district and shopping area set on a slopping terrain from where you can easily appreciate the beauty and the nightlife of the Bairro Alto district (just above Chiado), but then return home for a quiet night’s rest. Alfama, Lisbon’s oldest district, still holds a Moorish charm and is home to Castelo de Sao Jorge.

Autumn Events:Art Lisbon (contemporary art fair Nov. 21-25), DocLisboa/Lisbon Documentary Film Festival (Oct. 18-28)

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