Lisbon has always been a fascinating city break destination.
More compact and inviting than many European capitals, it’s an city easy to explore on foot, with cosy squares, attractive street grids and the romantic allure of the fado clubs, with their distinctive Portuguese music.
If you haven’t had the pleasure, today’s Big Deal is the perfect opportunity, offering a four night break in Lisbon, with direct flights and central hotel accommodation.
A city built on seven hills, overlooking the Tejo river, Lisbon offers some fabulous architecture, elegant 18th-century squares and a wealth of culture reflecting Portugal’s history as a colonising power from medieval times.
It’s also the perfect place for some leisurely sightseeing, punctuated by visits to stylish restaurants and coffee-bars.
The Big Deal, exclusive to 5pm customers, flies you direct to Lisbon with Ryanair from Glasgow International and includes hand luggage and room only accommodation based on two sharing a standard double room at the Alif Campo Pequeno Hotel.
The Lisbon breaks are for four nights, flying out from Glasgow International on the following dates:
23rd, 30th April
7th, 14th May
Flights are direct. In March, outward flights depart from Glasgow at 16:35, arriving in Lisbon at 19:35. Return flights depart from Lisbon at 19:55, arriving in Glasgow at 22:55.
In April and May, outward flights depart from Glasgow at 17:30, arriving in Lisbon at 20:30. Return flights depart from Lisbon at 19:55, arriving in Glasgow at 22:55.
Other airports and dates may be available subject to extra surcharge. Please enquire by calling directly.
The ultra modern Alif Campo Pequeno Hotel is centrally located just a step away from the Campo Pequeno Metro Station for inexpensive connections across the city. The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum is just 15 minutes away on foot.
Air-conditioned rooms are modern, with warm décor and stylish wooden furnishings All rooms have cable TV, a work desk, and a private bathroom.
The hotel facilities include a buffet breakfast room on the top floor and a ground floor bar.
A seductive blend of historic and modern, Lisbon is a city divided into distinctive quarters, reflecting the influence of Moorish occupation and the 18th-century earthquake.
Imposing sites include the Moorish Castelo Sao Jorge looming over the atmospheric streets of the Alfama quarter, and the Torre de Belem, the striking Gothic tower on the waterfront.
Part of the city’s appeal is just strolling the atmospheric streets, particularly the steep winding passages of the Alfama, with its tea-houses and the intimate clubs showcasing the city’s fado music.
Alternatively take a scenic ride on the vintage wooden tram 28 that weaves through the pretty shopping streets of the Baixa and Chiado before struggling up the slope to the Alfama and Graça neighbourhoods.
A short train ride away, the elegant wooded mountain retreat of Sintra is a popular choice for excursions, a scenic and airy place once beloved of British poets like Byron, now a great place to enjoy one of those delicious custard pastries.
If the weather is kind, the Atlantic beaches offer a refreshing respite from the city and are well-connected by public transport from Lisbon.
The Alif Campo Pequeno Hotel has received plenty of positive mentions from guests on TripAdvisor, including these recent reviews:
‘This hotel is great. It has all the services you need for a pleasant stay. I spent 2 excellent nights here. The staff was very helpful and friendly.’
‘Hotel is very clean, quiet and comfortable and is situated in an amazing location.’
‘An excellent hotel to stay in for a city break in Lisbon. The metro access is just a very short walk across the square leading to all the main sites of the city. Hotel is clean and quiet.’
This Big Deal break to Lisbon is a great opportunity to discover one of Europe’s most elegant and distinctive capitals.
With direct flights from Glasgow and central hotel accommodation, it’s a great getaway in this fascinating destination.