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Surprise your boo to a unique romantic getaway. Hint: It involves cable car rides!

Surprise your boo to a unique romantic getaway. Hint: It involves cable car rides!

Few thrills match the sensations of floating in the sky looking into the valleys and cities thousands of feet below. Lastminute.com users suggest 5 places to go on an exhilarating cable car ride be it the Ngong Ping Cable Car in Hong Kong or viewing the Montjuïc castle in Barcelona. Here's where to enjoy the best.  

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1. Hong Kong, China The Ngong Ping Cable Car connects downtown Tung Chung and Ngong Ping on Lantau

Lastminute.com reviewer adds, "Weather was good 22/24C some sunny days some overcast but not cold even at night. Was in HK for business but made one day trip to Big Buddha on Lantau Island very enjoyable. Wanted to go on the 360 cable car for the views but was out of service for maintenance until 26 March. Take MTR then No 23 bus - quite an experience climbing the mountain on a bus."

Lastminute.com reviewer adds, "Hong Kong is an exciting city with plenty to see and do, try the cable car at Ngong Ping. The horse racing on Wednesday night is a great spectacular and good fun! Also, take the Peak train and jump on one of the classic teams."

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2. Barcelona, Spain Feast your eyes on the panoramic views of the sea and Montjuïc castle

Lastminute.com reviewer shares, "We had lovely weather- sunny (16-18 Celsius) which is perfect for sightseeing. Can’t go wrong with Spanish tapas and paella. Recommend seeing Parc Guell, Sagrada Família, Parc Ciutadella, arc the triumph, La Rambla, ( off of La Rambla go to Plaça the Real and le Boqueria market) walk by the port, you can get a cable car from the port to Montjuïc and back. Or there is another cable car from Montjuïc to Montjuïc castle and back. Watched Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid at Nou Camp which was incredible- recommend if a football fan."

Lastminute.com reviewer says, "The weather was not to bad for early April. The local tapas was excellent as always. We visited the castle overlooking the city, we took the cable car the views are fantastic, to find the cable car look beside the old Olympic swimming pool, its next door to it. It's also worth visiting the Museum of Catalan down by the harbour, it's opposite the fantastic millionaire's Yachts which are moored there."

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3. Funchal, Portugal Explore the natural beauty of the Madeira, its orography and geology

Lastminute.com reviewer shares, "Weather mainly good. Worried about hurricane Leslie but we were lucky it went north of Madeira. We did lots of walking and we went up in the cable car. So many simple good restaurants in the old town."

Lastminute.com reviewer adds, "Lovely city. Friendly locals and lots of good restaurants and cafes to choose from. Very relaxing just to wander around. Be prepared for hills but you can always jump on a bus or even try the cable car. Worth exploring beyond the city - the mountain and coastal scenery is stunning."

Lastminute.com reviewer says, "Funchal itself was very interesting to visit, the weather was mostly sunny although quite windy. The food was amazing - fresh fish and meat dishes and veggie salads. There’s a cool cable car in the town centre as well as the botanical garden worth visiting."

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4. London, United Kingdom Cable car ride from Greenwich Peninsula to Royal Docks for stunning views of London

Lastminute.com reviewer says, "Weather cold, but dry - perfect for seeing London. Last minute decision to take the cable car from Victoria Dock to O2 was worth it. Theatre trip to see Bat out of Hell was absolutely fantastic - meal afterwards at Covent Garden was a perfect finish to the day."

Lastminute.com reviewer says, "The weather was unseasonably warm for November. The Cutty Sark, Imperial War Museum, National Maritime Museum and Queens House was very interesting. The views from the Emirates cable Car were fantastic!"

Lastminute.com reviewer shares, "The weather was amazing, 17 degrees in February made sightseeing so pleasant. We took the cable car over to Greenwich, toured the O2 then cruised up the Thames to Westminster for even more amazing sights."  

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5. Porto, Portugal The cable car runs Ponte de Dom Luís I and the riverside offering fine views of Duoro and Porto

Lastminute.com reviewer adds, "Perfect Porto! From our apartment overlooking the Douro river (Arco apartments) to port tasting, riverboat and cable car rides and wonderful locals, our trip was amazing and we would. Definitely come back."

Lastminute.com reviewer shares, "Weather was as expected for February. It was between 13 to 19 degrees and quite sunny. Sightseeing activities were fab. We took the 6 bridges Duoro river tour. There are cable cars and a funicular railway. You can visit the port wine caves. There are beautiful churches and historic buildings to visit. Lello bookshop is awesome and well worth a visit. The cuisine was excellent. Franceschina is a must. Would definitely recommend Porto as a place to visit."  

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