Alfama is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Europe and surely one of the most picturesque of Lisbon. This medieval neighborhood escaped the earthquake of 1755 and keeps its Moorish and Jewish roots in many of its traits and characteristics. The beautiful views of the city and the Tagus seduce both the travelers and the Lisbon […]
Compared to London or New York, Porto is good value. That said, it’s always possible to blow your budget at tourist traps wherever you travel when you don’t know what you’re doing. Follow these budget-friendly tips and you’ll come home without breaking the bank. Where To Stay Before you arrive in Porto, be sure to […]
Europe is a tourist destination that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Most of the people swarm into London, Paris, Rome, Barcelona and others just because they are on the top of the destination list. But, it is true that there are more places to discover on your trip and make it a […]
Portugal is as fascinating as it is diverse. Towering mountains, a beautiful rocky coastline, deep gorges and valleys and ancient cities. The perfect way to discover the country is the flexibility of a self-drive. Starting in Porto in the north, spend two weeks weaving your way down to Faro in the southern Algarve. Porto – […]
Lisbon Chronicles Built in the seventeenth century as a hunting lodge for the first Marquis de Fronteira, D. João de Mascarenhas, a hero of the Portuguese War of Restoration, this beautiful palace is located on the edge of Parque Florestal de Monsanto, in Largo de São Domingos de Benfica. The Palace was enlarged in the […]
Clemens Wirth recently went on a trip to Portugal with his girlfriend. He decided to bring along his camera and drone to take some pictures. The result is Limbo: A Tiny Portugal Coast Story. Enjoy! Limbo from Clemens Wirth.
My first encounter with Pedro and Inês’ heart-rending romance was on a guided walk through the grounds of Quinta das Lágrimas in Coimbra. Back in the 14th century, this was a royal palace and Portugal’s real-life Romeo and Juliet conducted their passionate but illicit affair there. The palace is now a hotel but you don’t […]
Recently Lukas Miller from Germany went on holiday to Portugal with his girlfriend. Lukas shared his trip with us and it sounds amazing and the video and pictures are incredible. We hope to see more of Lukas in Portugal soon.
My day trip to Furnas was foggier and wetter than expected but that didn’t stop my friend and I from enjoying its charms. Having abandoned our original idea of walking around the lake we found other things to appreciate despite the rain. Underground cooking As we entered the lakeside car park, we could see steam […]
The hardest part of planning a vacation in southern Europe is choosing exactly where to go – there are just way too many compelling destinations! Here’s a way to make it easier: Start in Portugal! Portugal is consistently rated as one of the safest, least expensive and most naturally diverse countries in Europe. And when […]
Around July, four close friends shared an unforgettable experience in Lagos, Portugal. Celebrating friendship (and a birthday), this group had the adventure of a lifetime immersed in the natural beauty of Portugal. Check out Becky Love’s Portugal Adventure and her blog Live for Love (and a little cake) for the full story: Oh My Lagos
What is life without adventure? It is the one thing that unites all travelers – the spirit of discovery, of new places and friends, new experiences, and hopefully some good stories to tell. We are thrilled to support Kanga and the Kiwis this year in their epic journey from London to Ulan Ude, Russia in […]
Ask a city of 500,000 people about Lisbon’s best “local” sights and you’ll surely get 500,000 different answers. But the vast number of unique and charming attractions are a big part of the Portuguese capital’s appeal. So after visiting the major sights such as the Sao George Castle, the Torre de Belem and the Jeronimos […]
Here’s the problem with Portugal: There’s just too much to do! Portugal has so many compelling attractions that it can be difficult to decide how to spend your time – especially if you only have one week. Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you. After arranging hundreds of vacations to Portugal, we know what […]
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