Should you visit Lagos or Viseu?
Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Lagos and Viseu. We’ll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget. So, let's dig into it.
A coastal town in the south of Portugal, Lagos is known for its old world charm, plummeting cliffs, and Atlantic beaches. Many come to enjoy a full range of activities from beach-going and watersports to exploring cobbled streets lined with options for shopping and dining. Historic churches and castles add to the charm, as well as a clifftop lighthouse showing the way to Lagos for ships at sea.
Viseu is the beautiful capital city of the Centro Region of Portugal, located northeast of Lisbon. The city, which is situated in the center of the famous Dao wine region, offers stunning natural scenery and beautiful ancient architecture. The best time to visit Viseu is during the summer from June through September when temperatures tend to range from 75-85° Fahrenheit and there is less rain. From October-May, temperatures tend to stay between 45-60° F and rainfall is at its highest.
Which city is cheaper, Viseu or Lagos?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Lagos is €94, while the average daily cost in Viseu is €79. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Lagos and Viseu in more detail.
Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about €98 for a double occupancy room in Lagos.
Travelers usually pay around €84 for a double occupancy room in Viseu If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.
Lagos food costs typically run travelers around €27 per day. Eating every meal in a nicer restaurant will drive the cost up, and grabbing fast food or casual meals will help you save money.
Food in Viseu costs travelers about €25 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.
Meals for one day
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Lagos
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Lagos.
Dinner + Jazz At The Metaphor in Lagos:
Classic Food Tour - Lagos:
The cost of a taxi ride in Lagos is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €25 per person, per day, on local transportation in Lagos.
To get around in Viseu, the average visitor spends €15 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lagos
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Lagos:
Transfer Praia da Luz - Boavista Golf (Lagos):
Transfer Praia da Luz - Balaia Golf (Albufeira):
Transfer Praia da Luz - Alto Golf Pestana (Alvor):
Transfer Praia da Luz - Alamos Golf (Portimão):
Transfer Lagos - Boavista Golf (Lagos):
Transfer Lagos - Balaia Golf (Albufeira):
Transfer Lagos - Alto Golf Pestana (Alvor):
Transfer Lagos - Alamos Golf (Portimão):
Transfer From Lagos Algarve To Lisboa:
Private Transfer: Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) to Lagos:
Private Transfer: Lagos to Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS):
Private Transfer from Santa Maria (Lagos) to Faro (FAO) Airport:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Viseu
Also for Viseu, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Arouca: Private Guided Tour with Lunch and Transfer:
Porto Private Transfer to or from Viseu:
Private Arrival Transfer From Viseu Airport to Porto City:
Transfer IN or OUT Viseu - Sedan Vehicle:
Transfer IN or OUT Viseu - Van Vehicle:
Viseu Private Transfer to Oporto Airport:
Viseu Private Transfer to Porto:
Is it cheaper to fly into Lagos or Viseu?
Prices for flights to both Viseu and Lagos change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.
Entertainment and activities in Lagos typically cost an average of €21 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.
In Viseu, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average €19 per person, per day.
Tours and Activities in Lagos
Here are a few actual costs in Lagos for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
2 Hour Lagos Historical Tour:
2-Day Lagos Adventures(Nature Park,Beach,Afrika Shrine,Malls,Museum,Club,& More):
2-Day Private Tour of the Suspended Lake of Ado Awaye from Lagos:
2-hour Kayak Tour of Ponta da Piedade Caves and Beaches:
4-Day Ikogosi Warmspring Tour from Lagos:
ALGARVE from Lisbon PRIVATE Tour - Lagos, Benagil and Marinha beach:
Abeokuta 2 Days Private Tour from Lagos:
Adventure to Olumo Rock:
Adventurous Lagos Tour By Bus:
Algarve Coastline Walking Tour: The Path of Dona Ana:
Algarve: Full-Day Coastal Tour by SUV:
Algarve: Historic and Cultural Group Tour of West Algarve:
Tours and Activities in Viseu
For Viseu, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
Private Port Barrel Tour & Tasting:
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Lagos may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €5.43 per day on alcoholic beverages.
Typically, people visiting Viseu spend on average €6.17 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Sample the Local Flavors in Lagos
Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Lagos:
Algarve Wine Tour in a VW T2 Van:
Algarve: Jeep Safari with Distillery Visit & Lunch:
Small-Group Day Tour of Silves and Monchique with Wine Tasting:
Silves, Caldas and Monchique Wine Tasting: Full Day Tour:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Lagos and Viseu, we can see that Lagos is more expensive. And not only is Viseu much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Viseu would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Viseu and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Lagos would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Lagos than you might in Viseu.
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