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    • Fatima small tourist train

      Fátima 14 hours ago

      what time does the small tourist train start and when is the last one?

    • Walking in Santa Maria

      Ilha de Santa Maria May 30, 2015 at 1:35 PM

      Does anyone know if it is possible to do a 2-day hike in Santa Maria staying in a hiking hut? Please let me know where i can find out more information. Thanks!

    • beach facilities

      Sesimbra May 30, 2015 at 1:34 PM

      Are sun beds and umbrellas available on the beach at Sesimbra, Portugal?

    • travelling to the island with my dog

      Ilha de Tavira Jun 25, 2015 at 5:34 PM

      Can i travelling to the island in a ferry boat with my dog?

    • Monte Tropical Garden or/and Botanical Garden in Funchal ?

      Região Autónoma da Madeira Jun 22, 2015 at 5:28 AM

      I'll write my questions below, to be more organized, I know I do ask a lot :)

      1. Can you please help me decide which one to visit? I'm not sure if I have the time for both of them.
      2. But if I do have the time, which one to visit first?
      3. Is there a logical and more efficient way to visit both gardens? I read that for Monte I should go up with the cable car and then if I choose a toboggan ride on my way down how do I get to the Botanical Garden again from the end of the toboggan ride?
      4. If I visit them both, do I still have time for other activities in the city, like visiting the marina, wandering in the old town etc?

      Many thanks,

    • Day trip to Tomar and Almourol

      Portugal Jun 19, 2015 at 7:31 AM

      Hi! I'm in Portugal in September, and since I'm a bit of a Knights Templar enthusiast, was wondering-would it be possible to visit Tomar and Almourol Castle in the same day, using public transportation? I'll be staying in Lisbon and going to Tomar by bus or train. Would it be possible to also get to Almourol Castle using public transport? I've also read that Dornes has an interesting Templar-built tower, how easy is it to get there from Tomar, and will that give me enough time to make my return bus or train? Would appreciate help, thanks!


    • getting from ferragudo to portimao

      Ferragudo Jun 17, 2015 at 3:31 AM

      what is the easiest way to travel from ferragudo to portimao we are a family a 5 also what is the cheapest mode of transport we have never been before so have no knowledge of the area

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      Moving to Oeiras!

      Oeiras Jun 27, 2015 at 3:43 PM

      Dear all Lisbon lovers, I would really appreciate if you can give me a detailed information regarding beaches around Oeiras since very soon I will be living right there. I enjoy to go beach after work (around 6-7 pm) or very early morning and looking for clean water, nice people around and if possible not to crowded. I like do trekking by the way. I need your advice about daily life in Oeiras as well. Quick tips are welcome. Cheers, Eray

      Sharing the knowledge is precious.

    • r&b in Lisbon

      Lisbon Jun 21, 2015 at 10:10 AM

      Hi All,

      Looking for R&B, soul, hiphop, soul in Lisbon!

      My wife and I will be in Lisbon between 26-28 June 2015.

      Any suggestions?
      Thanks for your help


    • Where should a foodie have dinner in Porto?

      Porto May 31, 2015 at 12:23 AM

      We are in Lisbon, going to Porto tomorrow. I like to find places where the locals eat, which means while Trip Advisor has great reviews, going to the restaurants recommended often means eating with a lot of other American tourists. Any advice on getting good Portuguese food?

    • Summer in Alentejo

      Portugal Jun 23, 2015 at 2:17 AM

      Hello everyone.
      I'll be staying in a wine estate in Alentejo for 5 days this summer and I would like some suggestions of what to do in Alentejo, what to visit... I believe Évora is a must-see and I would really like to engage in local activities and get to know the culture of the place. Do you recommend a visit to the shore? Will it take too long? I will be staying here (, it's pretty inland but if it were less than a 2-hour drive I would try a trip to the beaches, I heard Costa Vicentina is the most beautiful "wild" coast in Portugal.

      Thank you all! :)

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      Portugal Jun 18, 2015 at 7:42 PM

      My girlfriend and I are traveling to Portugal very, very soon. Unfortunately, we have nothing/nada/zilch/zero worked out for hotels and itinerary. We would like to stay in Lisbon for a few days and also see Porto and .Algarve.

      I arrive very late at night so we'll stay the first night at some hotel then we can either stay in Lisboa or venture off to one of the other cities. What are your must-sees? What would you propose as an itinerary? She really wants to see the castles and I enjoy truly experiencing new cultures. We want to spend 1-2 days near the beach.

      How would you do it? I'm thinking we wake up day 1 and leisurely make our way to Porto or Algarve then stay a few days and make our way to the other. Finally, we go back for a few days to Lisboa. What would you do?
      Neither of us has been there but she's Brazilian so her Portuguese is pretty good.

      We will be there a total of about 8 days, not including days of arrival and departure. Our trip is in June of 2015. Yes, very soon :( ...Thanks in advance!!!

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      hotel with shuttle to/from the airport

      Lisbon Jun 18, 2015 at 7:34 PM

      My girlfriend and I are traveling to Lisboa. She arrives quite early and I arrive about 18 hours later in the same day. I'd like for her to stay in a decent area and hopefully with an airport shuttle. In a perfect world, it would also be a large international chain hotel (Marriott, Hilton Hotels, IHG, Starwood, etc) but not a requirement. Does this exist? Recommendation please?

      Neither of us has been there before nor do we have any idea where to go/stay/do. That's a question for another forum. She is Brazilian so Portuguese isn't an issue.

    • Chinese supermarket

      Faro Jun 10, 2015 at 10:07 AM

      I am trying to find a Chinese supermarket, I know there's one here in Faro, but been walking around for hours and can't find anything.
      Can anyone help
      Thank you

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      Prepaid sim card in Portugal

      Portugal May 31, 2015 at 7:01 AM

      May I know which telcom or prepaid sim card is available in Portugal?
      I'm looking for 1 week usage, preferably 1GB data. Voice call not necessary.
      Any recommendation?
      How much will it be?


    • Beach towns near Lisbon

      Portugal Jun 27, 2015 at 12:40 PM

      Any suggestions for nice beach towns that can be visited as day trips from Lisbon? I've looked at Cascais, Estoril and Sesimbra but they seem rather touristy-or am I being too harsh?! Would appreciate the help!

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      pdl to Porto

      Porto Jun 18, 2015 at 10:58 PM

      I have 2 nights booked, think I may want more. 5 nights free until 3 nights booked in Lisbon then back to the Azores. I realize asking anyone to tell me what to do in this time is ridiculous, but there are a few on here I really trust....Douro valley. my husband thinks Fatima, I think not, into Porto, out of Lisbon . Like the bike path answer that I cannot find anymore. Open to suggestions, I guess there was a VT meet in close area not too many years ago. A few towns have been mentioned on vt ..Batalha, alcobaca, nazare,obidos,.....I am asking advice.

    • Lisbon and Fatima in September

      Portugal Jun 5, 2015 at 4:45 PM

      Trying to organize day trips from Fatima. I have been there previously. I will travel from Madrid to Lisbon early morning and take the bus to Fatima to meet friends.  Is it possible to do a day trip to Sintra? Hotel is close to Fatima central bus station. I could get on a bus early morning if my only option is making connection from Lisbon. Is this a good choice, as heard there is train service from Lisbon to Sintra which takes under an hour. Any other choices if this is not possible? If I get to Sintra and return to Lisbon could have a light dinner close to the bus station and if I get back to Fatima before 9pm it might a nice trip. I was in Portugal on 2 earlier trips and enjoyed the city and the tram ride out by coastline. I also had visit to university town and Nazarre so need some help planning if someone is familiar with the public transportation. Any more suggestions, many thanks. 

    • Visiting Portugal 31 Oct for 2 weeks

      Portugal Jun 25, 2015 at 12:11 PM

      Does anymore know what it is like to visit Portugal end of Oct start of Nov?
      Are the bars, clubs, restaurants open?
      What is the weather like.

    • Good areas to stay in Lisbon

      Portugal Jun 6, 2015 at 12:17 PM

      I've found a really good apartment on Airbnb, in the Estrella area, near the Garden. Is that a good area to stay in? I'm in Lisbon for 10 days, so I would like to be near the city centre, near where all the restaurants and stores are. Also, I'm planning to use public transport for day trips to Sintra, Evora, Coimbra, Tomar and Cascais-is Estrella convenient for the bus and train stations to these places too? Would appreciate the help!

    • Organized tours-Obidos, Alcobaca, Batalha

      Portugal Jun 6, 2015 at 11:49 AM

      Any recommendations for companies that conduct tours to Obidos, Alcobaca and Batalha? I would love to o it by myself, but the public transport connectivity among these 3 places doesn't seem too good. Any help would be appreciated!

    • Transfers Lisbon

      Lisbon Jun 10, 2015 at 10:17 PM

      What is the best, easiest and cheapest way to get from Lisbon Airport to Sana Estoril Hotel, in Estoril, please?

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      US Credit Cards in Portugal

      Portugal Jun 3, 2015 at 8:02 AM

      We are headed to Portugal in a couple of weeks. Will we have problems using our American magnetic strip credit cards in Portugal?


    • Need to travel to Viana do Castelo

      by rshone Online Now Feb 24, 2014 at 8:17 AM

      Can I see a train schedule for Porto to Viana do Castelo

      6 Answers Feb 25, 2014 at 2:33 AM
    • good basic potuguese food in viana do castelo

      by calecher Online Now Dec 24, 2013 at 8:03 PM

      basic but good portuguese food in viana do castel

      1 Answer Dec 25, 2013 at 5:23 AM
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      From viana do castelo to ponte de lima by boat

      by dima86 Online Now Jul 7, 2012 at 8:55 AM

      Hello everyone,

      I was wondering - is it possible to get from viana do castelo to ponte de lima by boat? I know that there is a big port, but are there boats going up stream? Can you hitch hike?

      Thx allot,

      2 Answers Jul 7, 2012 at 1:59 PM
    • Bus Viana/ Pontevedra or Vigo

      by Grabybaby Online Now Jul 29, 2009 at 9:09 AM

      We are coming to Viana for 3 days in October prior to a couple of days in Oporto.

      We are coming from Vigo/Pontevedra.

      There is a train twice a day at inconvenient times and wonder what the bus service is like and whether there are any direct buses please. We will not be hiring a car.

      Many thanks

      2 Answers Jul 29, 2009 at 11:47 AM
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      Viana do Castelo from Porto - transportation and safety

      by nomad7890 Online Now Apr 5, 2009 at 8:23 PM

      A second place I would like to visit from Porto is Viana do Castelo. Is this a place ok for a woman traveling alone to visit?

      Easy transportation from Porto?

      Once in the city, is it walkable?

      5 Answers Sep 7, 2009 at 10:07 PM
    • Marisqueira

      by sopra_ti Online Now Mar 20, 2009 at 5:54 AM

      Boa tarde.

      Que marisqueira recomendam em Viana do Castelo?



      Good Afternoon

      Which Seafood Restaurant do you recommend in Viana do Castelo?


      3 Answers May 13, 2009 at 3:28 PM
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      train to porto

      by lanheses Online Now May 27, 2008 at 6:16 AM

      Hi guys,
      Is there a train that goes direct to Porto Airport or a bus from Viana? If so how long does it take?

      2 Answers May 27, 2008 at 12:54 PM
    • ceramics with wildlife

      by landlady730 Online Now Dec 13, 2007 at 11:15 PM

      I visited Viana do Castelo once. Thought it was beautiful. Does anyone know a U.S. importer of Viana do Castelo ceramics?

      1 Answer Dec 14, 2007 at 9:23 AM
    • Train from Viana to Lisbon

      by LynBib Online Now Aug 13, 2007 at 8:23 AM

      I need to travel from Viana do Castelo to Lisbon on the morning of Friday September 7th to ideally arrive by 10am. There is a coach but the earliest is at 8 am and it takes 5 hours so doesn't arrive until 13.00.

      Is there a train that I can get from Viana - I see that there are trains from Porto that arrive before 10am and only take 2 and a half hours- can I get from Viana to Porto early in the morning?

      Thanks for any help you can give.

      2 Answers Aug 14, 2007 at 3:01 AM
    • luggage storage

      by jimward Online Now Mar 22, 2007 at 3:46 PM

      Is there a place to leave bags at Viana do Castelo train station or anywhere in town? Thanks

      1 Answer Mar 24, 2007 at 9:33 AM