The first Cork to Lisbon flight takes off on Friday October 26th.
The new service from Cork Airport to Lisbon Portela Airport will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays, offering direct access to one of Europe’s coolest cities from a reasonable €129 one way.
With temperatures averaging around 15C during autumn, it’s the perfect time to sneak in a little pre-winter sun.
Here are five bargain AirBnB properties to book in advance:
From €57 per night, sleeps two guests
New to AirBnB, this stylish third-floor apartment is in the iconic Rua da Madalena (overlooking the historical Praça da Figueira). With all you need for modern living (Nespresso machine and cable TV too, natch) it’s an ideal base to explore everything Lisbon has to offer as it’s walking distance to all major transportation, cafes, restaurants, supermarkets, museums and monuments.
From €80 per night, sleeps four
This charming newly renovated one-bedroom apartment is located in the historic district of Santos-o-Velhos. Complete with a roomy terrace for getting the last of the rays over a glass of wine, it’s surrounded by cool shops and bars for exploring.
From €24 per night, sleeps four people
Located moments away from the 800 year-old Lisbon Cathedral and the iconic Castle of St. George, this hip flat is set in the heart of the old town and walking distance to two undergrounds stations as well as the #28 streetcar that climbs the hills of Lisbon in a classic fashion. The neighbourhood is known as Alfama where you will find Terreiro do Paço, one of Europe’s largest squares and the spot where the Portuguese sailors set sail centuries ago.
From €50 per night, sleeps four people
This spotless apartment is in a typical three- floor Portuguese building in the heart of Lisbon: Madragoa. Just a 10-minute stroll from Cais do Sodré, the neighbourhood of the moment, and the most beautiful parts of the city, like Chiado, Bairro Alto and Baix, it also boasts a little balcony that is ideal for watching the world go by over breakfast.
From €89 per night, sleeps four people
Be warned; there is no elevator in this property, but if you’re not afraid of a climb, there’s a treat in store in this stunning apartment. Located the heart of the famous Castle area, but in a very quiet street, it’s walking distance to Feira da Ladra and Downtown. You’re also a few steps from the most famous view point in Lisbon; Miradouro Portas do Sol.