Day Trip: Lisbon to Sintra

Trip Report: Portugal
Review: JetBlue Even More Space SFO – JFK
Review: Airspace Lounge
Review: TAP Economy JFK – LIS
WithLocals: Lisbon 10 Tastings Food Tour

For our last day in Lisbon, we took a day trip to Sintra, which is only a 40 minute train ride away. I decided to do this day trip on a Tuesday, since I heard Sintra is crowded on the weekends. (It was crowded on this Tuesday as well). After browsing through Instagram, I was super excited about Pena Palace. But I ended up falling in love with a different Sintra site.

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WithLocals: Lisbon 10 Tastings Food Tour

Trip Report: Portugal
Review: JetBlue Even More Space SFO – JFK
Review: Airspace Lounge
Review: TAP Economy JFK – LIS

I love doing food tours whenever I get to a new city. It’s a great way to kick off a trip, walk around to see sights, and learn about the local culture through food. I’ve done them in Barcelona, Osaka, Bangkok, and now Lisbon.

I booked Lisbon’s 10 Tastings food tour through WithLocals for 49€ per person. Looking back at the description, we actually didn’t get two of the tastings (gizzards and sardines). That’s ok, though — gizzards freak me out and I had sardines the evening prior. We were so full by the end, I can’t imagine adding two more food items to the itinerary.

Below is a map of all the places we stopped for food and drink. Our guide also took us to a few sights and miradouros (viewpoints).

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Review: TAP Economy JFK – LIS

 

TP 208
New York City to Lisbon
Depart: Aug 30, 11:25 PM
Arrive: Aug 31, 11:20 AM
Aircraft: Airbus A330-200
Duration: 6 hr, 55 min
Seat: 31A

Boarding

After leaving the lounge, we headed to the gate which was a total mess. Even though only Zone 1 was boarding, passengers blocked the boarding line, so we had to push our way through.

The economy cabin is in a 2-4-2 layout. We were seated in seats 31A and 31B, which were in the rear economy cabin.

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Review: JetBlue Even More Space SFO – JFK

Trip Report: Portugal

Booking

My boyfriend’s first credit card was a CapitalOne card, and he had a ton of points that we had yet to use. Since we were paying for economy seats, I decided to combine all his points + cash to buy our tickets to Lisbon.

Overall, we booked SFO – JFK – LIS (one-way) and paid 82,955 CapitalOne Miles + $1,107.65 USD total for both tickets. Dropping that much cash for a one-way economy ticket was kind of painful — even though our last business class flights cost a TON of points, at least the fees were low.

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Trip Report: Portugal

Hello! I just got back from a 10 day trip to Lisbon and the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores. I’ll be posting about how we got there, the places we stayed, and what we did/ate. Here’s a brief overview.

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