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      trekking in Flores Island (Açores)

      Ilha das Flores Apr 29, 2015 at 7:35 AM

      Is it ok to go on trekking on the Flores Island just by yourself (we are 2 friends) or is it advisable to go on with organized programs (if there are any)?

    • help needed to create best hen do

      Albufeira Apr 27, 2015 at 12:42 PM

      We are going on hen do I'm wanting to know if anyone can recommend male strip clubs things to do etc

    • Restaurant i Lisboa,near Oceanario

      Lisbon May 7, 2015 at 4:13 AM

      Which restaurant would you recommend near the Oceanario?
      We are a group of 25 attending a medical conference, and I´m responsible for finding a good restaurant on the Sunday June 15th
      Thank you
      Hanne from Oslo,Norway

    • Upmarket bars

      Porto May 2, 2015 at 4:13 PM

      Can anyone recommend a nice upmarket bar/restaurant to celebrate my 40th birthday? thanks

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      Taxis numbers

      Ilha de Tavira Apr 27, 2015 at 7:02 AM

      Anyone got a taxi number they'd recommend in Cabanas de Tavira. Also, any idea the cost of taxi to/from Tavira to Cabanas?


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      Lisbon to Alcoutim

      Portugal May 15, 2015 at 4:09 PM


      I'm planning to visit Lisbon , and I'd like to try the Zipline connects Spain and Portugal from Alcoutim to the other side of the river to Spain.

      So anybody knows how to reach there to Alcoutim ? and if anyone also knows anything about that zipline connecting them.

      Thanks in advance :)

    • Flamenco Festival/Concert in September.

      Lagos May 6, 2015 at 12:19 PM

      Could anyone advise me please when exactly this event takes place and how I can book from UK?

    • Public transport to Lagoa do Fogo

      Ponta Delgada Apr 25, 2015 at 3:22 AM


      We (2 people in their 20s) will be going to Sao Miguel in a week. We don't have a driving license and want to use public transport as much as possible. I found a lot of interesting places on the bus map but there is one place I can't find - the Lagoa do Fogo. Is there a bus stop within walking distance to it? Even if we have to walk 1 hour that would still bring us closer.

      We will staying at the Bahia Palace in Agua Alta. I read that there's a hiking trail from the hotel to Lagoa do Fogo from there but it takes 4 hours.

      Any help is greatly appreciated.

    • Interesting places in Lisbon

      Lisbon May 5, 2015 at 6:24 AM

      Hello all!
      My name is Irina Kostareva, I'm editor of the Russian travel magazine "Afisha World". Now we are making a list of interesting places in Lisbon from locals. I think you have a favorite place in the city. Could you tell me about only one your favorite place in Lisbon? I need some places (one place from one person) as museums, shops, cafes, parks…

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      I read hours of questions and answers, thanks Claus.

      Portugal May 3, 2015 at 8:48 PM

      flying into Porto from ponta Delgado and out of Lisbon. I already have the last 3 nights booked in Lisbon at grapes and bites ( pretty excited) planning on a couple nights in Porto. have books, have internet, have info on Douro valley stuff, but not sure how to spend those days in between. no car here, have one for five days on sau Miguel. I really do not think after the Azores we need beach stuff. (we tend to like the warm water anyway) wine and port, well yes. history and ruins, yes. beautiful scenery..yes. organized tours not so much unless very low key. Anthony bourdain about to come on tv on Lisbon! yes I know 1000 people have pages on Portugal. most of all vt pages are boring facts I can get out of a book. I am sure there are great ones but not necessarily the top ones or what I want.the questions actually gave me the most honest answers.

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      Chilled out place with surf near Faro: any recommendations?

      Portugal May 13, 2015 at 2:14 PM

      Hi! I am doing a cycling tour through Europe and will fly home from Faro. I am looking for a cool, chilled out, surfy place to stay within about 100km of Faro airport... I will probably be on my own; so would like to relax, unwind, swim, surf a bit and eat in nice restaurants and recover after, hopefully an epic cycle! I am not too keen on full-on tourist towns and would love to be near local people, towns and sights... If you can recommend an actual hotel/rental in the town area, I would greatly appreciate it...

      Simple, clean place, self catering, near enough to the beach and amenities..


      Thank you for reading!


      ps: I will be arriving in Faro around the 10th-15th of I am a bit worried that everything will be booked up!

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      Going to the beach in Lisbon

      Lisbon Apr 27, 2015 at 10:47 AM

      If I'm visiting Lisbon in June, where would it be a nice place to go to the beach, and how? thanks in advance :)

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      about thieves & stealing

      Lisbon Apr 27, 2015 at 3:19 AM

      People talk that Portugal has a lot of thieves who can rob you anywhere.
      Is that something might have changed to ensure safety for tourists?

    • Lisbon and day trips

      Lisbon May 2, 2015 at 8:45 AM

      I'm coming to Lisbon in mid June. I heard that Lisbon is the most beautiful city, but I also want to see other places in Portugal.

      My flight is to Lisbon and I'll be landing at 19:30 PM, so I'm thinking to stay in Lisbon for this night. and after I have 7 full days, so this is my plan, tell me if it's good or should I change anything:
      Day 1 - train from Lisbon-oriente in the morning to Porto (if I take the 7:00 AM train or even 6:09 is it safe to walk alone to oriente?) and staying at a hotel in Porto for the night.
      Day 2 - A bit more of Porto, and then a train to aveiro (I was in Venice, they say it's "little venice") and after another train to Lisbon. from now on each day I stay in Lisbon for the nights.
      Day 3 - exploring Lisbon
      Day 4 - exploring Lisbon
      Day 5 - train to Sintra, cabo da roca and Cascais (can I combine all 3 or even add estoril on the same day??)
      Day 6 - train to Obidos and back to Lisbon
      Day 7 - Another day in Lisbon

      Is that doable and a good plan?? Are the trains cheap (for example, how much would it cost to go from Lisbon to Porto both ways?) Is there a 10 strip card or anything to make it cheaper?

      Also, I understand that Bairro Alto is the place in Lisbon for the nights. Do you think that it's better to search an hotel there or is it far from center? I saw a cheap hotel in Baixa district... is it center/safe area? Can I go from there to Bairro Alto by walk each night?

      Looking for your answers, Thanks in advance!

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      Day trips in northern Portugal

      by littlesam1 Online Now Mar 31, 2015 at 12:15 PM

      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.

      9 Answers Apr 1, 2015 at 4:51 AM
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      Travel plan in Portugal

      by gulnese Online Now Oct 10, 2014 at 6:06 AM

      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

      11 Answers Oct 15, 2014 at 11:38 AM
    • Appropriate Clothing

      by joanrbaber Online Now Aug 10, 2014 at 7:42 PM

      What are good colors to wear in Portugal in August? Any to stay away from besides pink? :)

      8 Answers Aug 11, 2014 at 12:15 PM
    • Torres jewelers

      by tbj Online Now Jul 22, 2014 at 2:12 PM

      Is anyone familiar with this store?

      3 Answers Jul 25, 2014 at 6:57 AM
    • First Night

      by kayerankin Online Now Jul 16, 2014 at 5:37 PM

      Obidos or Nazare for first night in Portugal? arriving in Lisbon 8AM.

      8 Answers Jul 20, 2014 at 9:20 AM
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      Tweek my itinnery please!

      by meash Online Now Jul 14, 2014 at 2:49 AM

      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
      Douro Valley
      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!


      9 Answers Aug 17, 2014 at 1:08 PM
    • Praia da rocha

      by Thelyricalhamster Online Now Jun 21, 2014 at 3:53 PM

      Nightlife in Praia da rocha for students ?

    • Public transport in Portugal

      by alipatr Online Now May 18, 2014 at 10:33 AM


      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? :)


      2 Answers May 19, 2014 at 6:26 AM
    • Albuferia The Square Old Town

      by dok951 Online Now May 13, 2014 at 11:41 PM

      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?

      4 Answers May 14, 2014 at 10:36 AM
    • Visiting Portugal for 3 weeks---any suggestions

      by cjdesign22 Online Now Apr 28, 2014 at 6:11 AM

      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.

      21 Answers May 3, 2014 at 5:24 PM
    • how many toll booths between lisbon and fatima

      by AloysiousA Online Now Mar 29, 2014 at 8:12 AM

      how many toll booths between lisbon and fatima

      2 Answers Mar 29, 2014 at 8:32 AM
    • Residential or pensoes in alfama area

      by montanamber Online Now Mar 26, 2014 at 7:53 AM

      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

      5 Answers Apr 29, 2014 at 3:09 AM
    • Fairs and festivals for May and june

      by montanamber Online Now Mar 25, 2014 at 2:27 AM

      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?

      3 Answers Mar 25, 2014 at 9:19 AM
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      Alpedrinha area

      by songlines Online Now Mar 16, 2014 at 7:03 AM

      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?
      Many thanks

      3 Answers Apr 2, 2014 at 3:19 PM
    • where to pick up rental car

      by llijo Online Now Mar 15, 2014 at 4:26 AM

      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

      3 Answers Mar 15, 2014 at 1:52 PM
    • auto rental type

      by ramses25 Online Now Feb 24, 2014 at 10:17 AM

      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.

      4 Answers Feb 25, 2014 at 3:34 AM
    • 11 days in Portugal

      by wanderlust000 Online Now Feb 17, 2014 at 6:28 PM

      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

      Thanks! :)

      10 Answers Feb 19, 2014 at 11:55 AM
    • what pubs are open

      by david140683 Online Now Feb 14, 2014 at 7:50 PM

      any one know what pubs will be open in portugal in march please

      4 Answers Feb 14, 2014 at 11:25 PM
    • Electronic toll cards

      by Anniewel Online Now Jan 8, 2014 at 11:58 AM

      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.

      5 Answers Jan 9, 2014 at 2:47 AM
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      12 nights in Portugal, need help with itinerary please:)

      by jestevens Online Now Nov 3, 2013 at 8:45 PM

      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)
      Thank you:)
      Jennifer from California

      13 Answers Dec 2, 2013 at 3:58 AM
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      What to see and do.

      by ricky52 Online Now Sep 22, 2013 at 9:37 AM

      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.
      Thank you.

      18 Answers Oct 2, 2013 at 1:02 PM
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      suggested itineraries

      by anonxxx Online Now Sep 18, 2013 at 9:36 AM

      hello ,
      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

      4 Answers Sep 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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      I need visit visa of Portugal , anyone can help me to get it pls

      by kindwords80 Online Now Sep 7, 2013 at 3:27 AM

      I need visit visa of Portugal , anyone can help me to get it pls

      6 Answers Sep 7, 2013 at 4:26 AM
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      Buying Dinnerware

      by AnneS56 Online Now Sep 5, 2013 at 2:47 PM

      I want to buy service for 12 while in Portugal. What can I expect to pay and where is the best place to buy?

      1 Answer Sep 5, 2013 at 3:00 PM
    • Border crossing to Spain

      by ontariokaren Online Now Aug 24, 2013 at 10:22 AM

      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!

      2 Answers Aug 24, 2013 at 2:54 PM
    • Thefts from rental cars?

      by ontariokaren Online Now Aug 18, 2013 at 9:51 AM

      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

      12 Answers Aug 19, 2013 at 5:05 PM
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      Town base to visit Obidos, Alcobaha and Batalla?

      by diana_renou Online Now Aug 15, 2013 at 10:42 AM

      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!!

      6 Answers Aug 17, 2013 at 1:07 AM
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      13 days in Porgugal

      by diana_renou Online Now Aug 15, 2013 at 7:00 AM

      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!!!

      5 Answers Aug 16, 2013 at 1:24 AM
    • Websites for accommodation in rural areas?

      by ontariokaren Online Now Aug 10, 2013 at 2:45 PM

      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!

      4 Answers Oct 16, 2014 at 7:38 AM
    • Farm land and fishing villages

      by ontariokaren Online Now Aug 8, 2013 at 10:42 AM

      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!

      6 Answers Aug 9, 2013 at 7:25 AM