Concord, NH (PRWEB) September 15, 2010
From Sport’s Illustrated Swimsuit Issue to J. Crew’s catalogue to the Bachelorette – Lisbon is the hot place to be. Portugal’s capital on the Tejo River is reborn with a host of new museums, restaurants and cultural venues and hotels. And, taking in Lisbon is easy with new packages from Azores Express/SATA: A week long package from Boston, with six nights lodging and air, starts at just $969 per person this fall.
Packages from Boston to Lisbon (via the Azores) depart Tuesdays and Fridays mid-September through the fall of 2011, combined with six-night stays at a choice of four hotels. For Tuesday departures, packages range from $969 to $1,619 per person, double occupancy (plus tax). All packages include daily breakfast. Choose a package that combines a stay in São Miguel in the Azores for the same $969 base price. Children under 6 pay only child’s airfare. Children under 10 pay just 10% of the hotel rate, plus airfare.
New this year is the modern Tivoli Oriente, a 4-star in the newest part of the city, the riverfront Nation’s Park.
The others featured hotels include Lisbon’s stylish Hotel Azores Lisboa, a modern 4-star hotel in the city’s business and shopping district. The downtown and elegant Tivoli Jardim, set near major sites and shopping. The Hotel Mundial is right in the heart of the city’s center. The Mundial, recently restored, was famed as a center of espionage during World War II.
Lisbon stands on the north bank of the Tejo River, where the river meets the Atlantic. It is Portugal’s largest city and its capital, with the added distinction of being the warmest and western-most capital in Europe. Its climate is strongly influenced by the Gulf Stream. 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 top 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, http://www.sata.pt.