I have used DialAFlight on a number occasions. Various types of trip, Europe, Far East and Australia. Service has always been first class and nothing is too much trouble.
We have been using DialAFlight for over 15 years. One call and it's all done. Why gamble on using someone else ?
All as expected. Thank you.
Thank you Travis, excellent service as usual
Always good service.
Excellent service - Hayley was great, friendly and professional. No complaints.
As always Charles and his colleagues gave us a first class service. The attention to detail, swift response, imaginative suggestions all culminated in a truly excellent and memorable experience.
Looking forward to next trip to the States!
The assistance on our return at Manchester was very poor. We were left to fend for ourselves due to a shortage of staff. What a difference to the assistance received at Funchal Airport!
This was our first experience of flying with Jet 2 and we were impressed by them and with your service too.
Dave gets my vote. Thank you
At the end of the phone to answer any queries. Would highly recommend
From start to finish the holiday went without a hitch, despite drones at Gatwick threatening to cause delays! Ryan called the Friday before I left to wish me a happy holiday, which was a nice customer service gesture.
Peter and Tara go the extra mile. I am 73-years-old and they are always there to help even I am already abroad. Wonderfully helpful people!
Only problem we had was our return fight taking off four hours late!
Everyone so far have been helpful, long may it continue. Thank you everyone at DialAFlight.
The hotel was OK but would not go to that hotel again.
Will use DialAFlight again
Thank you Tony for sending a reminder of what to do and for taking the hassle out of the booking procedure.
Have sent a thank you to Noah, excellent assistance, very much appreciated. Also time and patience. Will definitely use again. Thank you.
Keep it up!
The holiday was great! The hotel was fabulous!
I will carry on reccommending you to family and friends for the excellent, seamless service yuou provide.
Stephen was very good in sending me info, and great to deal with thank you
We will be back. Many thanks
The service is excellent, far more than just booking a flight. I will be a customer for life
Arrangements were excellent the transfers were very good and on time. Hotel was excellent and the flights out and back were delayed.
I have used DialAFlight for around 20 years - they are so consistent and never let me down. Oscar is number one best agent.
Many thanks to Des who always gives us a first class service.
First time with Jet 2 and we were most impressed.
The Portuguese have a specific word to describe a nostalgic longing for a place, 'saudade', and after visiting Lisbon it’s easy to see why.
It's conveniently close to the UK, it's in the same time zone - and is a hotbed of cutting edge culture and nightlife, exciting architecture, music events and super cuisine including a thriving pop-up restaurant scene.
Music festivals, headed by Nos Alive in July, rival Glastonbury and Reading.
At Nos Alive, one arena is dedicated to Fado, the melancholy music that originated in Lisbon in the 1820s and is making a big comeback. The festival shows how high Lisbon sits on the 'cool' scale, with a huge buzz in the city’s arts and design sectors.
Lisbon has helped fund many free music and arts events in troubled neighbourhoods to bring investment to the areas and the city is reaping the rewards.
A prime example of the success of this policy is an inner-city area called Mouraria, which used to be the old red light district but is now one of the city's trendiest locations and a magnet for visitors.
It has some of the most beautiful tiled buildings in Lisbon and is one of the top foodie hangouts.
WHERE TO GO
For global cuisine, head to the food market in Martim Moniz Square, or ask the advice of locals about many of the little-known restaurants - some in seemingly private kitchens.
There are also plenty of pop-up events run by Elisa Sartor and Valentina Toscano of Mani In Pasta, who also introduced us to the famous Portuguese custard tart.
The original tarts can be found at the Pastéis de Belém in the Belém area, but for an equally delicious treat in a more central location, try the Confeitaria Nacional shop at Praça da Figueira, which was built in 1829 and still contains its original interior. The pastries are a breakfast delicacy - copy the locals by sprinkling the tart with cinnamon or icing sugar.
From Praça da Figueira, a short Metro ride takes you to a jewel in the Lisbon crown - the indoor Time Out Food Market, which houses artisan food and drink stalls run by some of the biggest bars and restaurants in the city.
Visitors can choose from a number of culinary delights, including steak, sushi, dim sum, local cheese and charcuterie. I opted for a salmon, cuttlefish, tomato and seaweed burger in a cuttlefish ink bun that was absolutely delicious.
There are plenty of places for a more upmarket meal too, including the Bica Do Sapato restaurant, co-owned by Holly-wood A-Listers Catherine Deneuve and John Malkovich, and the hotel Tivoli, which features the Brasserie Flo, a grand 1920s-style dining room serving French food.
I indulged in some local oysters, followed by the most delectable prawn and asparagus risotto I have ever eaten and a salted cod with chorizo crumble.
Upstairs at the Terraço restaurant, diners get one of the best views of Lisbon. Later, we enjoyed a drink at the Sky Bar, a terrace with panoramic views.
Thanks to its hilly nature, Lisbon is famous for its terraces and visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to verandas with a view that serve food.
People looking for a more modern and relaxed vibe should head to the Memmo Alfama though, a boutique hotel in the Alfama area that is built into the medieval walls of the city. Just a stone’s throw from the hotel is the Clube do Fado in Alfama, widely considered to be the best bar to hear Fado music.
The quaint streets of the historic Barrio Alto area come alive at night, with traditional and modern restaurants, Fado houses and lively bars staying open well into the night.
Lisbon is well-known for its extremely photogenic tiled facades. In some neighbourhoods almost every home is covered in the ceramics, splashing entire streets with rainbow colours.
Nowhere is this more evident than at Pestana Palace, a five-star hotel in a restored 19th century palace with views over the Tagus. The grand reception rooms boast fresco ceilings and decorative furniture.
On top of all this there are beaches less than an hour away from the centre and guaranteed good weather – the city with everything.