Lisbon City Breaks for 2016/2017
Fall in love with the Portuguese capital by booking a short holiday with us at Co-operative Travel. The westernmost of our European city breaks, Lisbon is a stunning city combining a wealth of cultural and natural attractions.
A Lisbon city break package can take you to the west coast of Portugal. Rich in Romanesque, gothic, baroque and traditional Portuguese architecture, the city has numerous UNESCO attractions, the most famous being the stunning Tower of Belem. Others include the lofty 10th century Castelo de Sao Jorge, the 15th century Bairro Alto district, and the Jeronimos Monastery, where Vasco de Gama is buried.
Transport options are both unusual and cheap; Lisbon city breaks should always include a vintage tram ride through the mediaeval Alfama district, or a trip from the lower Baixa district, where many cheap Lisbon city breaks are booked, to the upper city of Carmo Square. It’s a pretty, if exhausting climb, but most people take the unique Santa Justa route. Included on the list of historic Lisbon city attractions, it’s a unique vertical elevator dating from 1907 – the only one left of several that were originally installed.
Lisbon is perfect for cheap weekend breaks with the children. Hike through the stunning Monsanto Forest, the largest urban park in Europe; go to the Maritime museum and planetarium, or spend a day at the Oceanarium. Many families cross the Vasco da Gama bridge – the longest in Europe – and spend their breaks on the beach. Alternatively, there are the attractions of the modern Parque das Nacoes, on the river.
With a mild Mediterranean climate, last minute Lisbon city breaks are, nevertheless, quite hot in the summer, so look for bargain city breaks to Lisbon in the spring and autumn. Whether you book weekend breaks or stay a little longer, we at Coop Travel know you’ll be enchanted.
Booking Ahead - Lisbon City Breaks 2017/2018
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? Great holiday deals and packages are now available for Lisbon city breaks in 2017/2018.
Booking ahead for your 2017/2018 city breaks to Lisbon has many advantages. Especially for families who are looking to save money. Parents can book holidays in advance so they can reserve the time off forthcoming school half term and summer holidays.
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Lisbon - Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: Lisbon is Portugal’s capital city and is one of the most visited cities in Europe. Lisbon easily attracts over 10 million visitors per year with its spectacular landmarks, fine cuisine, great culture and fantastic attractions. Whether you’re planning a family holiday or group holiday, city breaks in Lisbon has something to offer for everyone.
Ideal Time to Go: For those who are looking to book cheap city breaks to Lisbon, then we recommend visiting between March and May. These months are just outside of the high season and generally provide nice and warm weather. During these months, you can also expect lower hotel rates and fewer tourists.
If you’re looking for a sun-drenched holiday, then you should book a city break to Lisbon around July and August. These months are the hottest and provide the most amount of sunshine. Whilst hotel prices may be more expensive, you can find more activities and entertainment during these months.
Weather: Lisbon is known to have a subtropical Mediterranean climate, which means that the summer months will be warm and the winter months will be short and mild. The hottest months are July to August with average temperatures rising to 24°C, whereas the coldest months are December and January with average temperatures dropping to 11°C.
Flight Time: Direct flights to Lisbon from the UK can take around 2.5 hours, whereas connecting flights may take longer.
Time Difference: Same time as the UK.
Currency: Euro (€)
Fun Fact: Lisbon is the oldest city in Western Europe.
Top Tip: If you plan on taking taxis to navigate around Lisbon, then we recommend familiarising yourself with the currency. You should also make sure that the taxi meter is on from the moment you leave.
Places to Visit on Your Lisbon City Break
Lisbon is a very warm, colourful and vibrant city which is filled with fascinating historical monuments, top-class museums and other exciting attractions. Here are a few of the recommended places to visit during your city break in Lisbon:
- São Jorge Castle – experience one of the most iconic landmarks in Lisbon and visit the fascinating museums, spectacular archaeological sites and exuberating battlements. A tour at this castle is ideal for kids and adults.
- Lisbon Oceanarium – this is one of Europe’s largest aquariums and is the perfect attraction for families. Take a trip to the Lisbon Oceanarium and discover the limitless range of fascinating marine life and different species.
- National Museum of Ancient Art – being Portugal’s national gallery, this museum houses an extensive collection of 15th and 16th century paintings. This is one of the most popular cultural attractions in Lisbon.
How to Get There
You can find direct flights to Lisbon at airports across the UK. Connecting flights are also available at airports all over the UK. As Lisbon is a part of Europe, you should be able to find cheap city breaks relatively easy.