- By Kevin
- On Dec 3, 2017
- Travel Tips
We talking about the tips & guides to travel around Lisbon on budget for you in this paper. Traditionally most tourists visit Lisbon as just a short city break of two or three days, but there are sufficient attractions and day trips to easily extend this to one week. This guide will provide a suggested 1-week itinerary for Lisbon, and provide links to further in-depth information.
Ride the Lisbon ferry
The commuter ferries provide an inexpensive means to view Lisbon from the water’s edge. There are two main terminals; Cais do Sodré and Terreiro do Paço. Sodre terminal ferries offer the shorter and cheaper route that pass beneath the shadow of the Lisbon suspension bridge. Ferries from Terreiro do Paço provide panoramic views over the Baixa and Alfama districts but are slightly longer and more expensive. A single ticket from Sodre to Cacilhas cost €1.25, less than a drink!
There is no better free activity in Lisbon than to visit the wonderful beaches of the region. The highest regarded beach, which is easily accessible from Lisbon, is Carcavelos beach. The beach boasts a huge expanse of sand, waves suitable for surfing and great facilities. To reach the beach catch the Lisbon to Cascais train that departs from Cais do Sodré train station.
A return train ticket costs €2.40. Another fantastic beach is the 30km long Costa da Caparica beach on the southern side of the Tagus River. There is a direct bus (€2.20 single) from Lisbon Costa da Caparica and a mini train which travels the length of the beach.