Hi all guys,
I'm planning a 12 days stay in portugal in june. Never been there before. I have few questions if anybody can help.
1. Better flying to Porto or Lisbon? (I noticed there's not much difference in price from my home airport)
2. suggestion how to split days for visiting Porto, Lisbon, other places in portugal?
3. what else other than porto and lisbon? other interesting places that worths the visit?
4. Car hire: is it easy to find local car hire once in portugal or is it better to book in advance from AVIS/Hertz etc.?
5. suggestions for cheap but decent hotels? We're not a 5-stars-suite guys but don't want to find bad surprises if the hotel is too cheap...
6. what about the weather in june? warm? mild? rainy? short or long trousers? should we put a fleece and a wind jacket in the luggage just in case?
7. any other suggestion? feel free to give your input please!
Thanks for your help
hello, maybe me and my class go to cabo de roca in september 2014. our question is, if we can hire a bus, so that we can drive to Lisabon when we want? we don't want to drive by train.
We´ll be in Lisbon this early June and considering some day trips. Do you think that Evora and Marvão are doable in just one day? I´m undecided if I have to choose one.
Can you tell me what it is like over Christmas and New Year please. Are the shops/bars/restaurants open on Christmas, Boxing and New Years Day?
i have looking at the Joao XXI hotel in lisbon,not that expensive and has a private bathroom. is this in a good location?safe?any advice is appreciated
Please tell me how I get from the Combois Portugal train station at Fatima to Fatima Shrine, all people says by bus, which company? So I can see by the internet the schedule's busses. Thanks!!
I've decided that Nazare looks like a wonderful place to stop and relax in after I finish the Camino.
However, I don't want to book ahead as I'm not sure when I will be finishing.
I have heard of the Ladies that are at the bus stop and will offer rooms/houses for rent to people getting off the bus.
Can anyone give me some advise in this?
Is it safe for a single women to go with them?
Do you haggle over the price? Do you pay up front or at the end?
How do you know what kind of place you will be going to?
I am wanting a private room and place to relax for a few days....will this be the best option for me?
Sorry for all the questions :-)
i have been seeing pictures of aerial cable cars in lisbon,looks like in belem.where do i get on these?how much and where do they go?
thanks in advance for your help
Where is the best store to buy camping supplies?
I'm thinking of taking a trip with two of my friends to Lagos in September. We're in our mid-twenties and would be going for the beach scene and night life. My only concerns are:
1) the weather - will it still be nice in early September (6th - 15th)?
2) the atmosphere - will there still be people our age visiting/partying?
If you've been there during this time of year, please shed some insight - it would be much appreciated.
Going to Montechero in August. Is there a naturist beach in walking distance or will I need a car to access
hi there, I want to travel Portugal for 3 weeks in November, by public tranport (bus and/or train), starting and ending in Lisbon ; does anybody have suggestions for the itinerary? thanks a lot!!
I'm considering going to Lagos on my own and hope to use buses to get around. Just wondering if this is a good way to travel and if so the best places to visit in easily commutable distance. Any other tips would be most welcome, thanks :o)
hi all we have booked flights for August time but dont have any accomodation booked yet, we are staying for 10 days, can anyone advise wheres best to stay. Our children are 14, 12 & 5?? we have never been to portugal before so not familiar with the resorts. Thanks in advance peeps :)
Hello; any reccomondation for lively restaurant in the center of Lisbon to celebrate Birthday with a group of girlfrieds. Thanks.
i will be staying in sintra for 2 nights,isnt it possible to go to queluz palace then back to sintra then bus to mafra palace?
Evening good people of Albufeira. Group of 6 going to be staying in your fair town in late June. Keen on a couple of rounds of golf, and maybe some clay shooting and quad biking. I'd really appreciate it if someone could recommend some establishments local to Oura da Prai.
Thanks in advance.
I'm trying to book a flight from Lisbon to Funchal with suitable time of landing and I have two options for flights: TAP which lands in Funchal at 00:55 or EasyJet - lands at 20:40. But in first case (with TAP) I miss bus and aerobus to Funchal from airport, and in the second case I have a very little chance to get last aerobus at 21:15 (anam.pt/aero-bus-madeira-en-.... Usually, how long time it takes to get luggage of EasyJet Flights? And if I still miss all buses, what is appoximate price for a taxi to get Funchal in the night time?
after going back and forth about what to do and where to stay,i have decided to stay at a hostel in lisbon.does anyone have any suggestions? i just need a place that is safe.i dont intend to do a lot of partying but rather getting up and going exploring.staying 3 nights in lisbon then 3 in sintra. decided to keep in simple.want to still go to tomar and evora but not sure if i should stay the night at these locations.looked at a hotel in almada,real caparica,is that good location for exploring then going on to evora?sorry, lots of questions but any advice will help.thank you
We are doing a charity bike ride and are looking for budget accommodation in Beja city for one night. (25th - 26th April 2013 for 2 people). All I need is a bed, a shower and somewhere safe to store 2 bicycles. Everywhere is fully booked. Any offers??
When is the san antonio festival?
Will be arriving in Lisbon at 9PM next week /Weekday
As i understand it would be faster to get in a Taxi .
We will be heading towards Rua Filipe Folque close to Picoas Metro.
I am correct in saying it should be no more than 10 euros. ? luggage charge+pickup+xx per km+(nightly surcharge?)
When u give the hotel on a piece of paper avoid mis pronounciations etc u have already shown your command of the language is weak. So concerned if i am asking to be over charged.
An earlier question in the Portugal Forum did not get me many responses, am still confused and am therefore putting this question again for help. Please help with specifics.
We will arrive in Lisbon in the evening of 12 May and plan to use the metro to reach our Hotel. Thereafter we have two full days in Lisbon (13 and 14 May) and fly off on the third day i.e. 15 May. We intend spending one day in Lisbon and going on a day trip to Sintra and Cascais by ourselves on the second day. In Lisbon we would like to travel around the city. May not enter any museums etc. Can someone advise us on (1) which is the cheapest card to buy for use in all transport that we would use during our trip. (2) Is it better to buy individual tickets. (3) When you say top up of a card daily, does in involve standing in a queue to top up the transport card or is a simple process that does not take time.Thanks in advance for any help.
is it possible to see alcobaca, batalha and then tomar(to spend the night) in one day?is there a bus between alcobaca and batalha?and tomar?
Hi i understand that buses go from the Sete Rios bus terminal in Lisbon.
I don't speak portugese so impossible to read the online site . Can we buy the tickets when we get to the bus station? How much is it 11 each way still(Mar 13)? Is there more than one bus company at Sete Rios bus terminal?
Where can I get it? Price?
Am I able to get a taxi across the border, between Elvas and Badajoz. If so does anyone know an approximate cost?
My friend and I will be walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain in July. After we are finished, we will have about 5-7 days and want to tour Portugal. We know for sure we want to go to Sintra (inverted well and all!), but then where else?
Can someone advise the best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon (train?) and then how long and what to see in Sintra. I know Sintra is smaller and we might prefer that overnight to staying in the noise of Lisbon. Also, when we train back north, should we stop in Porto? How long is the train ride from Santiago?
We are not big "night life" people and our food budget is small; remember, we will be coming off a pilgrimage! That said, we are going to Portugal as tourists and want to see as much beauty as we can fit into our schedule and budget.
Any advice, tips on what to do, where to stay, how long to stay would be greatly appreciated!! - Monica
My son in law could only drop us off in city of Porto or directly at Porto airport at 8 in the morning. Our flight from Porto to Spain is at 4:15 p.m. What would you advice us to do: stay in Porto and go around city (with our luggage) or be early at the airport and wait for 8 hrs and do what? Your suggestions are appreciated Thanks. Bernadette P
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