We are planning a trip to Portugal. We will be in the Lisbon/Cascais for most of the time. But we do want to spend a few days in Northern Portugal also. If we decide to spend several days in Porto how easy or difficult will it be to take a day trip Viana do Castelo. We most likely will not be renting a car but want to use public transportation, either a train or a bus.
I am planning a travel to Portugal in February.
I would like to hear about places where should be visited as 'must' .Culture,history and nature are our priority expectations from a travel but as I am planning to get my nephews at age of 14 and 10 to this travel, I prefer to hear places that would attract them also.
According to these information I would plan my route and make plane-hotel-car reservations.
If anyone send their experience and advice about hotel names and flamenco shows, I would be glad.
Thanks a lot
What are good colors to wear in Portugal in August? Any to stay away from besides pink? :)
Is anyone familiar with this store?
Obidos or Nazare for first night in Portugal? arriving in Lisbon 8AM.
Hi, I am planning to be in Portugal in October. I have 9 days to see what I can see. So far, here is what I've got
Monday - Arrive at night in Lisbon
Wednesday - Leave from Faro
What do you think of my choices of places to visit?
Do you think I should re-order the list for travel purposes (I will be using public transport)
How long should I stay in each place?
Many thanks for your input!
Nightlife in Praia da rocha for students ?
I am planning a 13 days trip in Portugal and I'd like to visits some of the beautiful cities of that country. I won't have a car, reason why I'd like to ask some of you experts about the public transport in PT. I've already checked every site: comboio, expressos, rodotejo, eva, etc.... Yet, it's not clear to me how to reach some places.
My itinery is this:
Porto - Coimbra
Coimbra - Tomar
Tomar - Batalha - Alcobça
Alcobaça - Lisboa
Lisboa - Ericeira
Ericeira - Porto
The destinations I marked in bold are the ones for which I still need to find a public transport.
Anybody can help me please? :)
What is the name of the hotel closest to or in the square Old Town. want to stay slap bang here if possible
Are there any churches in the Square?
Are there seats in the square?
Hi, I posted before here, and am hoping to get some advice on the places I am thinking of going. I will stay in Lisbon for 4 days, then go to Sintra by train. I will come back to Lisbon and pick up a car and am thinking of going to Costa Vicentina for 3 days, Sagres for 2 days, Lagos for 2 days, then up to Evora and to the Mantiega de Estrella. First, wondering how hard the drive would be up to Mantiega if I am coming from the south--is it all switchbacks? Also I have a few more days left--Porto is kind of an obvious choice but are there better little towns to visit and relax in for my last few days? And one more thing, I am dropping the car at the Lisbon airport at 6AM--should there be much traffic t then? I am renting with Autoeurope and they have a drop box. Thanks for all your help with any of my questions.
how many toll booths between lisbon and fatima
We want an inexpensive clean and safe place near ave. liberdade. We want to come in for diande cameos e das. We can wander and partake and also rest so we can continue again. Any suggestions
My husband and I love festivals and fairs that show local culture, food, music, etc. we have been alte in southern Portugal and loved it. Any ideas for 2014 May and june?
Planning to go to Alpedrinha or surrounding area with my partner for one month (April) and hoping to rent a house or flat for that time. Any idea/websites/ or advice?
We are staying in an apartment in Lisbon for a week (Barrio Alto) and then heading touring for 3 weeks . Can someone tell us which would be better, picking up rental from Santa Apollonia Railway Station or the airport to have EASIEST drive out of Lisbon to Alentejo - we have not driven in Europe before! Thanks
I want to visit the atlantic (western side) of Portugal. I want to hike down to the beaches there. Do I need a 4 wheel vehicle to do this. Don't want to walk miles and miles to get to the edge of the cliffs.
Hi! Will be spending 11 days in Portugal in March and would like to know if the following itinerary is doable and which are the must-see cities that shouldn't be missed out!
12th - Lisbon to Coimbra/Obidos - Is it possible to go both in a day or just 1?
13th/14th - Porto - Is there enough time to go Duoro Valley or is it ok to just stay in Porto?
15th/16th/17th - Lagos
18th - Evora
19th- 22nd - Lisbon
any one know what pubs will be open in portugal in march please
I have read that tolls on the major roads are collected at electronic toll stands for which one needs an electronic toll card. Where are these cards purchased? They must have an amount prepaid on them. Where does one load more money if needed.
Hello my husband and I are going to Portugal for 11 days/12 nights next Fall for the first time. We love hiking, little old villages, castles, beautiful coastline and meeting the locals. We prefer historical sites that are outdoors to museums and dining al fresco at little family run places to fancy restaurants and prefer a small place with live local music to the Dance/Club scene. We will rent a car once we leave Lisbon and will split our stays between guest houses and pousadas and/or apartments. We hope to spend under $150/night for accommodation but will spurge on a pousada. We are going to forgo the Algarve and Alentejo on this trip so we can focus in on the areas between Lisbon, Porto and the Douro Valley. Here are my initial thoughts on itinerary and I would appreciate any suggestions on towns and accommodations and timing of our stays (such as spend more time here and less time there):
Nights 1,2 -- Lisbon, arrive late in pm; see Lisbon sites
Nights 3, 4, 5 - Stay in one of these towns to see all (we will have car) Sintra, Cascais & Estoril
Night 6 -- Obidos or Nazare to explore these towns and coastline
Nights 7, 8 - Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia to explore these towns
Nights 9, 10, 11 - Peso da Regua or some other town along Douro river so we can hike, kayak, wine taste and explore little villages from a riverside base
Night 12 - Lisbon (very early flight in am)
Jennifer from California
We are going to be based in Potamao and will have a car for the two weeks that we are there.
We do not sit on the beach or around the pool and we like to get out and about and see and do things.
We plan a trip to Seville
What little gems do you recommend?
I have searched the travel forum and I have got a few ideas but insider knowledge is always better I feel.
Plus if any VT member is up for a drink or a meal, that could be arranged too.
I go for 3 weeks to Portugal, beginning and ending in Lisbon; I want to travel by public transport; anybody can suggest me an itinerary? I am interested mainly in culture (no beaches)
warm regards, Joan
I need visit visa of Portugal , anyone can help me to get it pls
I want to buy service for 12 while in Portugal. What can I expect to pay and where is the best place to buy?
After we spend a week or so between Lisbon, Coimbra, Gaurda, then south towards Evora/Beja, we will head to Spain for a couple of weeks, before returning to Portugal for the final week, visiting the south coast, the Algarve area, and the east coast. We will have a car. My question is....where would you suggest we cross...Badajoz, or Vila Verde de Filcalho; with respect to what we can see and do on the way to either place,.....we prefer scenery, architecture, small town experiences/food, to big cities and cathedrals/monuments/history. Will we be presenting our passports at the border? Thank you!
I am reading and hearing horror stories, about rental cars being broken into. Once very recent account was 4 cars broken into, in a parking lot, near a popular tourist attraction (castle) at Marvao. EVERYTHING, all luggage, etc was stolen. Is this happening very often, and does anyone know what to do to prevent it?? Naturally we will have our luggage out of sight, but so did the others who had the break-in. thanks
Hi everybody!! It is a good idea to stay in Nazaré in order to visit Obidos, Alcobaha and Batalla? Another idea? how many days to spend there? Thanks a lot for your help!!
Hi everybody!! I am planning a trip to Portugal next June 2014. I could spend 13 days there by public transportation (I dont like to rent a car because I am a woman traveling alone and dont feel safe) What do you think is better?
1) To spend 5 days in Oporto as a base to visit Guimaraes, Braga, etc??...
2) 4 days in Coimbra (go to Alcobaha, Obidos, Nazare and Tomar from there)
3) 5 days in Lisbon (go to Sintra, Cascais, Estoril, Cabo da Roca.)
Does anybody have a better itinerary? Should I visit Algarve zone?
Thanks a lot for any advice!!!
Looking for recommended websites for searching for accommodation in rural areas, of the Alentejo area, and ALSO, for 'guest houses' (pensao) and (residenciais) for Alentejo towns, on the coast and inland. Unfortunately, I need them to be in English! Some websites only show 'hotels', and I understand that turismos have lists of accommodation, but overlook anywhere not listed with them. Looking to pay between 50 - 80 euro for a double, with private bathroom, (early to mid Sept) Thanks!
What area, in the Alentejo Region, would be good to see farm land, either crops or livestock, or both?? What area is best for a 'fishing village', being able to see the 'catch of the day'?? What is the pronunciation of Alentejo.....? Al-en-tay-ho??? Thanks in advance!