LISBON: Total £509.59
Hire a bike for free and cycle along the stunning coastal path from nearby Cascais: image credit
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Cup of coffee: £0.60
Bottle of beer:£1.12
Can of cola: £1.20
Glass of wine: £2.58
Three course evening meal for two – including a bottle of wine: £34.42
48-hour travel card: £10.76
Sightseeing bus tour: £12.91
Accommodation for two adults for two nights in 3-star city centre hotel: £66.00
Return flights for two adults from Gatwick: £380.00
All about Lisbon: It’s one of Europe’s forgotten cities and with so much to see and do, your city break won’t suffer any awkward pauses while you’re left scratching around for ideas. It’s located on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, with its rich maritime history evident as a high-profile theme in many of the city’s museums. Enjoy the mild winter climate as you explore the intimate alleyways and immerse yourself in the city’s easy-going charm. Whatever the time of year, Lisbon makes a great choice for budget-savvy city-breakers. Flying time is around 2hr 40mins, with October one of the cheapest month for flights.
Things to do for free in Lisbon: Cut your expenditure even further with our top activities to do for free in Lisbon…
A-list art for free: If you’re an art fan, or want to see what the fuss is all about, you can check out works from greats such as Picasso, Dalí, Andy Warhol and Francis Bacon at the Colecção Berardo. It’s completely free. Find out more details here.
Walk the Rue Augusta: This is the main pedestrianised shopping street that connects the Rossio Square with the riverfront. It’s the perfect place to watch the world go by and enjoy the buskers, street performers and artists.
Free tickets to top attractions: Most of the city’s premier-league attractions can be pricey affairs, but many also have one morning a week when it’s free to enter. Give up your Sunday morning lie-in and take in some of the big-hitters for free ahead of your flight home. Get some gratis sightseeing at the Museu Nacional do Azulejo tile museum, the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos in Belém, the Torre de Belém and the art collection of the Museu Gulbenkian.
Hit the beach: Some of the country’s best beaches are just a short train ride from Lisbon, so invest a few pounds on train travel and enjoy a day of walking, paddling and picnicking on stunning beaches. Surfers might like to head to Caparica where the breakers never fail to disappoint.
Free walking tours: Come rain, shine or storm, these free guided walking tours will introduce you to a Lisbon that you won’t find in most guide books. Discover the real feel of the city from a local expert who knows. No need for reservations just show up, bring water, a snack and good walking shoes. Get more details here.
Free bike hire in Cascais: Take a one-hour train trip along the coast to the historic fishing port of Cascais (return will cost just £3.30approx for adults) and head across the road from the station where you can hire a bike for free. There are plenty of other outlets where you can grab a free ride if all the machines are taken at the station. Once in the saddle, you can head off along the coastal cycle path that makes for a great afternoon or evening trip. Just remember to take your passport or similar form of ID for hiring the bike.
Where to stay…
Pensao Praca da Figueira
Travessa Nova de Sao Domingos, 9, 3 | Baixa, Lisbon 1100, Portugal
How much: £24.00per night (based on our sample weekend at the end of October)
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Prices from the Post Office Travel Money Report 2014 . Prices include accommodation and prices for single servings of food and drink. Flights based on return services leaving from Gatwick Airport on Friday, October 31 returning Saturday, November 2.