Lisbon is one of the most popular destinations to spend amazing holidays and short breaks. No surprise, because the capital of Portugal has so much to offer. I mean where else in Europe is it possible to travel to one city and to experience directly the spirit of 3 different metropolises?
The bridge Ponte 25 de Abril has the look of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the statue Cristo de Rei makes you feel like you’re in Rio de Janeiro and the beaches along the coast of Lisbon give you the impression of being in Miami Beach. But better to see and to experience it yourself and what time would be the best, besides the summer? Exactly New Year’s Eve! So don’t miss out on this deal!
Things to do over New Year’s Eve in Lisbon
I have found you this affordable deal to Lisbon on expedia.co.uk which enables you to stay in the middle of everything at the 4-star TYRP Lisboa Oriente Hotel. The hotel has an excellent rating of 4/5 on TripAdvisor and holds the Certificate of Excellence. It’s located in the area Parque das Nações which was home to the Expo 1998. So you’re close to the Vasco da Gama shopping centre and close to the city centre, where the party goes down :)
So get your New Year’s Eve party outfit at the biggest shopping mall of Portugal, and by the way one of the biggest in Europe, and prepare yourself for a great time out.
One of the most popular places to welcome New Year’s Eve 2015 in Lisbon is the Comercio Square. It’s the biggest square in Portugal and of course it will be a favourite place for celebrating NYE. There will be an amazing firework at midnight with great views over the river “Tejo” (Tagus river).
The area around Torre de Belem, which is the most legendary monuments of Lisbon, hosts also many NYE celebrations. The monument is dedicated to the infamous Vasco da Gama’s explorations and due to its location looking out the Atlantic Ocean, I’m sure you’re going to enjoy great parties including amazing water views.
If you’re looking for the best place to celebrate in a nightclub, bar or if you need a food break, just head to the Barrio Alto street in the city centre. It’s the place with the most vibrant nightlife in Lisbon: it has plenty of nightclubs and restaurants where you can try the local specialities.
Talking about food, you should try the Eleven restaurant in Lisbon. It’s has a Michelin star and is one of the most popular restaurants in Lisbon. The menu varies between typical seafood and meat, finishing your meals with delicious desserts.
A less expensive alternative is the Virgula restaurant situated at Rua da Cintura do Porto with an unforgettable view over the Tagus.
Say Farewell to 2014, welcome 2015 in Lisbon and enjoy your time!
- Lisbon New Year’s Eve Trip: 3 Nights incl. 4* Hotel & Flights only £307
- Travel dates: 30/12/2014 – 02/01/2015
- Travel duration: 3 Nights
- Airport of departure: London Stansted
- Airline: Ryanair
- Hotel: 4* TRYP Lisboa Oriente Hotel
- Rating: 4/5 on TripAdvisor out of 550 reviews + Certificate of Excellence 2014
- Hotel location: aclose to Vascoa da Gama
- Destination: Lisbon, Portugal
- Meals: not included
- Airport transfer in Lisbon not included (to see how to get there click here)
- Price: only £307 per person based on 2 adults sharing