Out & About Lisbon

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In this DVD, we explore the beautiful capital of Portugal-Lisbon. We look at flights to Lisbon, the airport and getting "down town".

Lisbon has a modern and efficient metro. On business or as a tourist you will need to use it. TTR examines it in depth and tells you how to avoid the pitfalls!

The tram system is a delight, whether you use it or not, it is an icon of the city. The old work horses have been joined by new trams that add a touch of colour and a new transport dimension.

The old harbour district of the city is linked to the newer area by no less then three, fascinating, funiculars, each with their very own distinctive characters - travel on them all with Ticket to Ride...

Lisbon is divided from its southern suburbs, and indeed from all points south, by the River Tagus. The 25th Abril suspension bridge now boasts a rail link on the lower deck.

Travel with us on the new trains and see how they fit into the public transport geography of the city. Oriente is the rail and metro station which serves the Expo site. It is also stunning! Designed by the Spaniard Calatrava this vast gateway is a modern railway cathedral of glass and steel. We take the opportunity to have a quick look at the Expo site and enjoy the views from the cable car.

If, after a few days of Lisbon you wish to see some of the attractions beyond the city Ticket to Ride offers some suggestions: Along the Estoril suburban rail line to Cascais and then cross country by Stagecoach bus to the beautiful and ancient city of Sintra before returning to Lisbon by rail via the legendary suburb of Benfica.

We even have time for a quick journey north, on the route of the Porto Alfa, to Vila Franca.

The ferry across the Tagus links Lisbon with the rail network to Beja and the Algarve. We take the ferry, wonder at the views of the city which this provides and look at the travel opportunities from the CP's Barreiro terminus south of the estuary.

The film is narrated by BBC Radio and Television presenter Jonathan Hewat, and is lavishly illustrated with plans and maps throughout.

DVD Info

Region: 0
Running Time: 65 minutes

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