Discover the city of the Explorers
Fly to Lisbon and Stay for just $963
In the 16th century, Lisbon was a hub of cultural, financial and mercantile activity for the world. Today, the mild-weathered city on the Tejo River has been reborn with a host of new museums, restaurants and cultural venues, making it one of the most exciting and affordable cities in Europe.
Exploring Lisbon is easy and affordable with Azores Express/SATA’s newly discounted travel packages. Fly from Boston and stay six nights in the city for just $969 per person.
Packages from Boston to Lisbon, via the Azores Islands, depart Tuesdays and Fridays through mid-June 2010, and include a six-night stay and breakfast at a choice of three hotels. Tuesday departure packages cost from $969 to $1,769 per person, double occupancy, plus tax. Travelers can also chose a package that combines a stay in São Miguel in the Azores for the same $969 base price.
Children under six pay only child’s airfare and children under 10 pay 10% of the hotel rate, plus airfare.
New this year is the elegant, centrally located Tivoli Jardim, a 4-star hotel just off Lisbon’s Avenida da Liberdade in the heart of the city’s main shopping district and minutes from most major sights.
Visitors can also chose from Lisbon’s stylish Hotel Azores Lisboa, a modern 4-star hotel in the city’s business and shopping district, and the Hotel Mundial, located right in the heart of the city’s center. Recently restored, the Mundial, was famed as a center of espionage during World War II.
Lisbon sits on the north bank of the Tejo River, where the river meets the Atlantic. As Portugal’s largest city and its capital, Lisbon also has the distinction of being the warmest and western-most capital in Europe. Built on seven hills, some of Lisbon’s streets are too steep for cars but visitors can and should take in panoramic views of the city by traveling to the summit via elevators or funicular.
Azores Express/SATA has connected New England with the Azores and mainland Portugal for more than 20 years. Today it offers direct flights on wide-body A310 aircraft to São Miguel, the main island in the Azores archipelago. Connecting flights from São Miguel to Lisbon and/or the island of Madeira are available. The carrier is part of the SATA Group.
For more information and reservations, contact Azores Express at 800-762-9995, www.sata.pt.
Source: Portugal Tourism (www.InsidePortugalTravel.com)