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Toronto to Portugal (Lisbon, Faro, Porto) Less than $600CAD

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neonic wrote:
Jan 8th, 2019 2:49 pm
Yeah did the same last year, Got Basic for my wife and Discount for me. 2 Different bookings.
We bought them at the same time, in 2 different computers with 2 different cc to make sure we're getting the right price/flights - it's annoying that you have to pay extra to select seats, but we managed to change and sit together after boarding.
What made it worse was the CC company put a block on the card while booking the second seat thinking it was fraud so even more nervy doing 2 separate bookings
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GSD wrote:
Jan 8th, 2019 3:05 pm
What made it worse was the CC company put a block on the card while booking the second seat thinking it was fraud so even more nervy doing 2 separate bookings
Yeah, that's why we used 2 different CC - cuz I was nearly sure my bank would flag that second purchase (even tho they were in different amounts)
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er34er34 wrote:
Jan 8th, 2019 2:00 pm
IIRC, a single checked bag costs $75 at the airport for TAP.
I just remembered we didn't buy the check in luggage online for lower price and at YYZ, paid $120!!! Yep.
Tickets were $800 each because of peak travel season in July (went last year).
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Is LIS a good start to an Euro trip? (as in, convenient to travel to other parts of Europe?)
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jmb2027 wrote:
Jan 8th, 2019 3:36 pm
Is LIS a good start to an Euro trip? (as in, convenient to travel to other parts of Europe?)
We did LIS to porto (train) to faro (train) to seville (bus) to barcelona (train)
Note : I remember in the bus , there were no toilets

To do it again, i would do
Porto> LIS > faro etc

Train tickets can be very cheap, you need to check and book ahead, i could book lis to porto for 4 eur (2017)

Great country! I would rent a car and do only portugal next time, great fresh seafood for cheap.
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irodeo wrote:
Jan 8th, 2019 3:53 pm
We did LIS to porto (train) to faro (train) to seville (bus) to barcelona (train)
Note : I remember in the bus , there were no toilets

To do it again, i would do
Porto> LIS > faro etc

Train tickets can be very cheap, you need to check and book ahead, i could book lis to porto for 4 eur (2017)

Great country! I would rent a car and do only portugal next time, great fresh seafood for cheap.
Thanks for the info.
I was doing some readings and FARO doesn't seem very attractive for me personally.
LIS and PORTO look great, but if I'm going all the way to that side of the globe I would prefer to go to a few other places in one visit (Spain for sure and maybe France/Germany/Netherlands if possible...)
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I did LIS then rental car to Algarve inc Faro then Cascias, Sintra, Cabo De Roca then Ponta Delgada Toronto
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irodeo wrote:
Jan 8th, 2019 3:53 pm
We did LIS to porto (train) to faro (train) to seville (bus) to barcelona (train)
Note : I remember in the bus , there were no toilets

To do it again, i would do
Porto> LIS > faro etc

Train tickets can be very cheap, you need to check and book ahead, i could book lis to porto for 4 eur (2017)

Great country! I would rent a car and do only portugal next time, great fresh seafood for cheap.
Yeah I did it last year, rented a car (btw, make sure you request for AT if you don't know how to drive stick - most of cars in Europe are MT) - Drove around Lisbon then went to Porto stopping on the way

jmb2027 wrote:
Jan 8th, 2019 3:56 pm
Thanks for the info.
I was doing some readings and FARO doesn't seem very attractive for me personally.
LIS and PORTO look great, but if I'm going all the way to that side of the globe I would prefer to go to a few other places in one visit (Spain for sure and maybe France/Germany/Netherlands if possible...)
Have a look on low cost flights (like Ryanair or easyJet) - they likely have lots of flights form/to LIS or OPO; But if you're doing a multi country like that, I would try to reduce travel time to actually spend on the cities/countries.
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jmb2027 wrote:
Jan 8th, 2019 3:56 pm
Thanks for the info.
I was doing some readings and FARO doesn't seem very attractive for me personally.
LIS and PORTO look great, but if I'm going all the way to that side of the globe I would prefer to go to a few other places in one visit (Spain for sure and maybe France/Germany/Netherlands if possible...)
As long as you dont mind taking another flight to get out of Portugal, when i was there in summer 2017, there were no bullet train from portugal to other countries. Renting a car wasnt doable because multi country is expensive.

But Theres so much to see in portugal and cost of living is so cheap that i loved very much Portugal and would have stayed more , we spent a week in portugal.

We stayed in albufeira and not faro, it’s a tourist beach city but the beach was really nice. Lots of people goes to Algarve for water activities. It was our little break from the big cities
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Interested in going to Madeira - Portugal anyone see any deals there?
We usually book with SATA and fly from Toronto to Ponta Delgada (5.5 hrs) then to Madeira (1.5hrs). This much shorter than taking TAP from Toronto to Lisbon (7.5 hrs and actually overshoots Madeira) then Lisbon (busy airport)to Madeira (1.5).
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jmb2027 wrote:
Jan 8th, 2019 3:36 pm
Is LIS a good start to an Euro trip? (as in, convenient to travel to other parts of Europe?)
TAP used to offer a free stop-over in Lisbon. I don't know if they still do, but it's worth a look.

I used it to travel to Lisbon and London and it worked very well.
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are AIRBNBs legit in Lisbon/Porto/Madrid?
Or better to stay with a hotel?
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I used airbnb in Lisbon in 2016 May and it was fine.
jmb2027 wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 4:16 pm
are AIRBNBs legit in Lisbon/Porto/Madrid?
Or better to stay with a hotel?

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