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Visiting Portugal

For Portugal’s famous export, port wine, head for the northern city of Porto. Further south, Lisbon displays vibrant culture through colorful tiles and Belém monuments, while off the mainland, Madeira provides a high-class getaway, and the Azores astound with ornate architecture and volcanic terrain.... Read More For Portugal’s famous export, port wine, head for the northern city of Porto. Further south, Lisbon displays vibrant culture through colorful tiles and Belém monuments, while off the mainland, Madeira provides a high-class getaway, and the Azores astound with ornate architecture and volcanic terrain.    Close

Stories and Tips Portugal

Ask Not For Whom the Road Tolls

Written by koshkha on 18 Jun, 2013

If you have been to Portugal before and have merrily driven up and down the nation’s toll roads, happily throwing your change at the toll collectors or sticking your credit card in the slot every time you’re asked to, then be aware – things have…Read More


Eating in Portugal

Written by catsholiday on 08 Jun, 2013

Food in PortugalWhen my family travel one of the things we enjoy is to try the local cuisine. Sometimes we have the most delicious food and other times the food or dish is 'interesting but not one we will be trying again'.When we were in…Read More


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Premium Tours Day Trip to Sintra and Cascais

Written by koshkha on 21 Apr, 2013

When I told my colleagues in the Lisbon office that we'd be having a holiday in Lisbon they all agreed that we should take some time out of the city, get out to the hill town of Sintra and out to the beach at Cascais.…Read More


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Parque das Nacoes, Lisbon

Written by koshkha on 06 Apr, 2013

The Parque das Nações – or Park of Nations - was created for the 1998 Expo in Lisbon and quickly became a major tourist attraction. Whilst many locals will still refer to it as the ‘Expo site’, its official name was adopted after the Expo…Read More


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Underground, overground, Public Transport.

Written by koshkha on 31 Mar, 2013

Before going to Lisbon for our recent holiday, I had a half plan to not bother too much with public transport. I go to the city often and have always found the local taxis to be great value so I had in mind that we…Read More


Still has some old world charm left

Written by Praskipark on 17 Jul, 2012

Burgau is still popular with tourists probably because it still has some of its old world charm left. Extra building and development hasn’t spoilt it entirely, you can still find the original main cluster of cottages painted white and edged with powder blue. This row…Read More


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Tips for dining in Lisbon

Written by Slug on 02 Nov, 2011

I’ll be straight up honest and admit that Portugal doesn't offer one of my favourite world cuisines although it is perfectly possible to eat very well in the country if you follow a few basic guidelines.Breakfast: I must confess we usually simply buy a nice…Read More


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Chocolate around every corner

Written by Praskipark on 26 Oct, 2011

Obidos is one of those old walled towns in Portugal that everyone wants to stroll around. I’s a pretty town always filled with flowers and has some of the best views ever from the top of its hill top castle. Its not too far to…Read More


Spending the night in a Aquarium

Written by Jctravel1983 on 27 Sep, 2011

The Oceanário is a aquarium in Lisbon. Their specialty: sharks! They look big and scary, but behind glass sharks are not dangerous to humans and therefore ideal companion for a slumber party! Children can spend an evening and night in Lisbon Oceanário, while their parents…Read More


Lisbon day 5 - Castelo de Sao Jorge

Written by Jctravel1983 on 15 Sep, 2011

Alfama is for visitors to Lisbon synonymous with the imposing castle, Castelo de Sao Jorge (Castle of St. George) and the Miradouro de Santa Luzia, one of the main viewpoints of Lisbon.Castelo de Sao JorgeThe Castle of Saint George (Portuguese name: Castelo de Sao Jorge)…Read More


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