Tag: Portugal

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What to do in Central Portugal

Central Portugal is one of the most visited areas on day-trips from Lisbon, but it deserves much more than a cursory eight hour tour in just one day.  History and church lovers will delight in visiting the monasteries, cathedrals, and castles that abound in this lush, beautiful area.  If you’re interested in the history of the Knights Templar (and their Portuguese successors, the Order of Christ), this area is rife with locations built by/for the Templars – your imagination will sure to be inspired!  I’ve visited this area more times than I can count, and there’s still something new to be discovered each time.

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What to do in Northern Portugal

Northern Portugal is a region that is perfect for travelers who are interested in adventure activities, winemaking, hot springs, and history. Here are my itinerary suggestions for this magical region of Portugal.

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Portugal’s Alentejo Region: A Place Where Time Stands Still

The Alentejo is one of Portugal’s best kept secrets, often referred to as “Tuscany before the tourists arrived.” You’ll fall in love with its rural scenery, farm to table cooking experiences, sweeping plains of olive groves and cork trees, horse riding on traditional ranches, and stays on gorgeous estates with wine-tasting, bird watching, hiking, and other activities included.

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Portugal Trip Report

How we spent a week in Portugal to see a variety of scenery and activities.

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Exploring Geres National Park in Portugal

The opportunity to view such a beautiful and remote part of Portugal  was a privilege,  and I can’t wait to go back again soon!

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10 Days in Portugal: Client Itinerary

10 days in fairytale Portugal, staying in boutique hotels and castle-hotels, covering most of Portugal’s major areas and taking you from beaches to mountains, palaces, national parks, medieval towns, castles, and bustling cities!

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Taking the Train Along the Douro River in Portugal

Here’s how to take a beautiful scenic train ride along one of the most stunning vistas in Europe, even with limited time.