From Portugal If you are looking for a truly unique experience try a homestay. I highly recommend staying here with Maria, she is remarkable, speaks very good English and knows where all her little ( secret ) places to see, in and around Lisbon. You will soon realize that you have met a dear sweet friend. She knows the history of the area, and the distance to and from the Lisbon airport is about 10-15 minutes. Here is the link below.