Once again Stuart and his team were amazing. Will continue to always book my holidays through you guys
Fantastic will use again
Sean was brilliant at finding our holiday. It was absolutely perfect for our needs. His knowledge of the location was excellent and he guided us in the right direction for the airport transfers in Portugal.
Marcus was very helpful and kept in touch. No issues with flight at all.
As usual, Elizabeth was superb.
Very helpful comments from Ryan on the BA outage that occurred on the day before my return to the UK - valuable service
Good service from Alex as usual
Niall is fabulous
It's always a comfort knowing our trip is booked through DialAFlight. The best prices come with good advice and if there is any problem you can trust they will help to get it resolved. And no long waits on the phone to get through!
Staff were so helpful. A special thanks to Emily
Dominic really helpful. Hotel very quiet and times of flights good .
Such a wonderful service. Sarah and her team are so helpful and polite. Nothing is too much trouble and she always rings before our holidays to wish us well. Wonderful!
10/10 for DialAFlight. Very helpful and efficient!
Hugo was great.
Wonderful service as always - thank you Kylie and Laura
Excellent service and very helpful
Hotel Duque de Louie was particularly good
Flybe is the one company that has reduced the hand luggage to a ridiculous size - had to check it in outward and back at £40 a go - makes the fare very expensive. Please warn customers of this as my bag is regular cabin size and never been stopped before.
Thanks to Joseph for his help
Stuart was as brilliant as ever with the organisation of the holiday
Everything as wonderful as always with the trip and the logistics.
We would certainly use you again. We have used DialAFlight before with no trouble.
The holiday ran extremely smoothly and lived up to what we had been told
Have travelled with DialAFlight on 3 occasions and each time my arrangements have been perfect. Can't praise the team enough.
Excellent service and experience.
Tristan's help was brilliant!
Stuart hale was top draw from start to finish. Incredible customer service
Great service as always. It’s reassuring to know I will always have a fantastic journey through DialAFlight
A special thanks to Matilda for booking us a lovely holiday.
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.