Day 1. A weekend in Lisbon

We had been staying overnight at Canada Water in London's docklands and needed to be up at 3.00 am to catch a night bus to Liverpool Streer for the Terravision express coach out to Stansted Airport.  Our Ryanair flight to Lisbon was one of the first flights to depart, and after boarding, we were soon …

Continue reading Day 1. A weekend in Lisbon

Day 2. Visiting Sintra from Lisbon

  Breakfast at the Hotel Jorge V was relaxed, with the usual assortment of hot and cold dishes on offer.  Our plan for the day was to visit the UNESCO World Heritage town of Sintra a short 30 minute rail journey from Lisbon. Sintra's old town was a 20 minute walk from the station, the walk …

Continue reading Day 2. Visiting Sintra from Lisbon

Day 3. Visiting Cascais and Estoril from Lisbon

The train to Cascais departs from Lisbon's other station, 'Cais da Sotre'.  The line runs along the coast so be sure to sit on the left hand side to take in the sea views on the 35 minute journey.  We loved Cascais, it's a compact town with a pretty working harbour. We watched fishermen landing …

Continue reading Day 3. Visiting Cascais and Estoril from Lisbon

Day 4. Belem and Estrella, Lisbon

After breakfast we checked out of our room and left our luggage to collect later in the day.  Then it was off to explore the district of Belem, catching a tram from the Praco de Commercial. Belem is dominated by its long suspension bridge 'April 25th'spanning the river Tejo and by its ornate tower,  'Torres …

Continue reading Day 4. Belem and Estrella, Lisbon