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Lisbon short break September - hints and tips

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TheMightyMing Sun 09-Apr-17 09:15:51

Looking to do a Monday to Friday break from Manchester early Sept. First child free break in 18 years- leaving DS18 at home looking after the dogs.

So... best to book flights and hotel separate? Or an all in? Any tips, hints hotel recommendations , etc please?

MaryMotherOfCheeses Sun 09-Apr-17 09:20:08

Flights to Lisbon were really cheap when I went so I'd look at Easyjet or Ryanair.

Then find something on Airbnb with a bit more character than a hotel.

massistar Wed 12-Apr-17 18:46:18

I'd book separately. We went in January and stayed in a gorgeous air bnb place which was fantastic value.

It's a great city to wander round and you can easily do some day trips to Sintra or Cascais.

highinthesky Wed 12-Apr-17 18:53:04

Book separately.

Lisbon is the perfect place to explore on foot if you can cope with the hills, and September is a good time to go. Take a guided walking tour. Enjoy the port bars, olives and the little custard tarts that the nuns make.

Definitely visit Sintra. There's also a gothic fairytale looking small castle next to a famous freemason building (sorry I can't actually remember what it was called) which is also accessable by tram.

Oh yes and watch out for pickpockets on public transport, they work in pairs.

Fortysix Thu 13-Apr-17 21:34:01

We're going with DCs 20 &17 during first week July.

We're on cheap Ryanair flights and have booked 7 nights separately on Homeaway rental in a two bedroom villa on olive farm on the Lisbon side of Sintra with private pool and rail station very nearby. £120/night.

Our dates were pretty busy for accommodation but September might be easier. ]My normal preference is easyjet and Airbnb]. If we had just gone for shared pool prices and choice would have been far better/cheaper
Had we been on our own I would have gone for somewhere nearer centre of Lisbon etc but still near public transport. Our car hire is ridiculously cheap.

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