A Porto city break: top things to do on a short trip

Famous for its port wines, Portugal’s second city has much more to offer visitors than a tasting session at one of its renowned port-wine lodges.  There are many things to do on a Porto city break. Boasting a UNESCO World Heritage centre, arresting views of the River Douro with its iconic suspension bridge, and a...
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A weekend in Porto: Port tasting by the Douro

Of all the things you can spend your time doing on a weekend in Portugal (and it’s a long list!), port tasting in Porto has to be one of the most pleasurable pursuits.  So if you like a tipple, and want to find out more about the highlights in Portugal’s second city, read on. This...
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Holidays to Tavira Portugal: 7 things to do

This post contains affiliate links Holidays to Tavira Portugal are wonderful. It is located in the eastern part of the Algarve, a popular area for holidaymakers to visit. The Algarve is Portugal’s most southerly region, and forms a fringe along the Atlantic Ocean. The area is therefore blessed with beaches galore, picturesque white washed villages...
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Angra do Heroismo: gateway to Terceira’s natural treasures

My guide book said that Angra do Heroismo was one of the most beautiful cities in the Azores and a must-see for any visitor to the archipelago which lies in the Atlantic Ocean about 900 kilometres west from the Portuguese coast.  Having spent a couple of days exploring this delightful town this summer, I was...
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3 days in the Azores: a Sao Miguel itinerary

The Caldeira das Setes Cicades Have you heard of the Azores and wondered where they were?  Wondered how easy it was to get to them, or why people seem to love their time there? Or whether it’s possible to visit for just a short break?  If so, then this post is for you.  Below you will...
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Monte Palace Tropical Garden: Things to do in Funchal

Things to do in Funchal, Madeira Funchal is the capital of the Portuguese island of Madeira. It is a city with a beautiful old town, a rugged coastline, and a stunning background of hills and mountains. There are lots of things to do in Funchal – however, one thing not to be missed is a...
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An Education in Port on the Banks of the Douro

Porto is a wonderful city.  Take a walk around the centre and it’s hard not to fall for the charm of the place: the higgledy piggledy coloured houses sitting on top of each other in the old town of Rebeira, the steep climbs connected by cable cars or funiculars that bring you out onto stunning...
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