Recommendation for Lisbon
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You can pretty much do the "City Tour" in half a day. Seabourn offers one post-cruise for about $50, it's quite nice and get you aquianted with things. They drop you off at Le Meridien, which I reccomend if you like an upmarket modern hotel.
If you plan to do any walking in Lisbon, I highly recommend bringing some sensible shoes as it's all cobblestone and very hilly!
Having already done the "city", we will be staying at the Praia Del Rey Marriott resort 40 mins north of the city in March:
I'm not sure about River cruises, but it sounds like fun!
Have a great trip!
Beautiful, "picture postcard property."
Check it out on their web-site. The P.R. is a lovely lady named, Luz.
We already have luncheon reservations in their dining room for March 28th.
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One cab driver offered me an orange he grew in his backyard....the best I've had on years! Beautiful flowers.& people.
but they do operate those hop on/ off buses.Yes - they are handy, but be careful, there are a few different operators and you have to make sure you "hop" on the right bus!
Yes - they are handy, but be careful, there are a few different operators and you have to make sure you "hop" on the right bus!You are right Matt! We had great luck with the (crowded) busses, but I understand others did not!
You are right Matt! We had great luck with the (crowded) busses, but I understand others did not!Dan, the ones we used weren't crowded at all....... interesting considering we were there at the same time. It must have been a different time of day.
Dan, the ones we used weren't crowded at all....... interesting considering we were there at the same time. It must have been a different time of day.Actually we experienced the crowds at "rush hour". Everyone was headed home after work!
What is booked everytime you pull it up on Expedia?
And it has a two page article on piracy, with, I beleive, one of our Norm's photo, without attribution.
Spring Legend Crosser's.....if any of you need a car/driver for May 5th, in Lisbon, please post! We have used our driver for 4 years and he is THE best! His name is Miguel Conde.......I phoned him this week and made our reservations for March 28th and April 9th......Martha, we are going to be on the Silver Cloud doing the Lisbon to Genoa sailing the end of April and will be overnighting in Lisbon. Could you please email me Miguels information? firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thanks Martha! Hope to one day do a crossing with you!
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There are quite a few "Crosser's" that are also extending their holiday and will be visiting in and a 'round Lisbon.
The Borges Hotel is a grrrreat place to stay in Lisboa. We've stayed there for 3 yrs.....in the center of Lisbon. VERY inexpensive!
Info: call Reservations MG Mr. Fernando Abreu
351 213 461 951 FAX: 351 213 426 617
The hotel is located on Rua Garret Only 96 rooms (ask for a room on the 2nd floor as they have small balconies overlooking the cobblestoned street)
Wonderful restaurants on either side of the hotel. Shopping on the Blvd. is within a block.
Happy New Year!
I'm on my way to Neiman's to buy pink stuff
Request either Rita or Orville
Staying in Portugal for a few days after disembarking the Pride, you will surely want a qualified driver.......J.B. and I stayed a few days last March in Lisboa and traveled a 'round Portugal. Fabulous country! Don't miss Obidos, Sintra or Cascais. (stop by and have a cocktail at The Albatroz Hotel in Cascais--unbelievably beautiful)