Direct flights to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, will take tourists into Aeroporto da Portela, Portugal's largest airport. Cheap flights to Lisbon are available through many low-cost carriers. The airport offers free Wi-Fi connection in addition to dining and shopping facilities. The Aerobus links the airport with the city center and departs regularly throughout the day. The Aeroshuttle links the airport with the city center via the Sete Rios bus station. Tourists who feel the need to get active after sitting on their Lisbon flights can cycle into the city.
Lisbon's public transport network is extensive. The bus and tram network are operated by Carris. Tourists who plan to use the bus and tram services for one week or longer may wish to purchase an unlimited pass. It is easy for tourists to cycle around the city in its many bicycle lanes. Bike rentals can be found at Bike Iberia. Walking is another great way to explore Lisbon as many of the city's attractions are within close range of downtown Lisbon. An alternative to the tourist trams in Lisbon is Tram 28, one of three traditional tram lines currently in operation. Tram 28 takes tourists through the Old Town, passing many of Lisbon's most famous attractions.
Tourists should include a visit to Cristo Rei on their vacation itinerary. This statue stands at more than 100 meters in height and views from the top are breathtaking. The Ponte Vasco da Gama is the longest bridge in Europe and is a popular attraction with tourists who have purchased airfare to Lisbon. Tourists of all ages will enjoy visiting Lisbon's Oceanarium, which is one of the largest aquariums in the world. Lisbon Botanical Garden, a ten-acre garden, is another must-see for nature lovers.
Tourists who have purchased cheap airfare to Lisbon will find the Feira da Ladra flea market the ideal place to visit. Tourists may wish to purchase a Lisbon Shopping Card that offers them discounts on 200 major stores in Lisbon. Rosa da Rua Restaurant offers a combination of Portuguese, Cape Verdean, and Indian flavors and is the ideal place to find cheap yet quality cuisine. Mid-range cuisine can be found at Chapito, while expensive gourmet meals are best found at Panorama. O'Gilins Irish Pub is popular among European tourists. Those wishing for a more exciting nightlife scene may head to Discoteca Trumps.
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