CITY STAYS | LISBON
One of Europe’s most soulful, captivating and picturesque capitals, built on a series of hills with scenic vistas from every angle, Lisbon is ideal for a short city break or a longer romantic stay, with a lively café culture and a nightlife that is one of the most vibrant in Europe.
Tooling around sunny Lisbon in a 1940s-era motorcycle sidecar not only makes for a memorable afternoon, but it offers a unique vantage point to discover this picturesque city and its diverse artwork. Launched as an art excursion, The Sidecar Touring Company focuses on the vibrant street art & murals across the city. The company also offers food excursions and scenic drives to the beach.
Home to one of Portugal’s largest private contemporary art collections, the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon features 60 pieces of artwork specifically commissioned for the hotels opening in 1959. The hotel features 282 rooms/suites, a luxurious spa, indoor pool and acclaimed dining at Varanda.
Food lovers adore award-winning chef Jose Avillez’s stylish Belcanto, the molecular gastronomy two Michelin star restaurant. Located in Lisbon’s revitalized Chiado district, Belcanto’s dining room has recently undergone a renovation and the menu reflects the chef’s artistic cuisine. Standouts include: Dip in the Sea (sea bass, mussels and razor clams) and the Mandarin dessert (frozen citrus with light, flavorful foam) to finish off the meal.
In summer 2014, La Compagnie debuted the all-business-class service between Paris and Newark and few gave it much chance for success.
This month, on its two-year anniversary, the airline has two planes, has added service between Newark and London’s Luton Airport and has plans to add one additional aircraft in 2017.
La Compagnie launched with a unique premise: to not be the best, but the most affordable business class in the sky, promising fares as much as 50% lower than competitors.
Currently, roundtrip tickets to Paris start at around $1500. The airline utilizes 757-200’s equipped with 74 seats. Service from Paris to Newark operates daily and to London six days a week.
Eventually, the carrier plans expansion to the West Coast and flying between Europe and Asia.