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    • Saagar's Profile Photo

      Travelling to Lisbon with children in April

      Portugal Jan 7, 2017 at 6:54 PM

      My last attempt to go to Lisbon was in 2005, with my ageing mother. I had collected great tips from reading fellow VT'ers tips and assembled an array of ideas. The day before departure my mother keeled over with a stroke and did not regained sufficient strength to travel anymore. So now with the kids, trying again:
      Question 1: 3 things to do with children that need to be challenged, not entertained, aged 8-11 in Lisbon?
      Question 2: choice of 3 places to stay (towns, not necessarily hotels) on the Algarve coast between the Spanish border and the south-west cape, keeping kids in mind?

      - Yes, indeed, I am reading all relevant info on the Portugal VT pages, but a little help would be good to cut through the jungle...

      Thank you for any responses to what is probably one of my last questions before VT closes down...

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    • eating out

      Albufeira Jan 5, 2017 at 6:37 AM

      will be staying at the Auramar Beach Resort from the 20 to 27 January 2017. it`s my wife`s birthday on the 20 and our anniversary on the 22 January. was hoping to take her out on the 21st for a meal could anybody recommend a nice restaurant that do stakes. don't mind taxi ride in to town as I beleave it`s only 10 mins ride. thanks in advance

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    • Hen do Early March

      Albufeira Jan 5, 2017 at 3:13 AM

      Hi, what is the night life in Albuferia in early March?

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      Quiet area near Lisbon

      Portugal Jan 4, 2017 at 6:02 AM

      We are a group of around 10 mature adults, including artists and writers, looking for a villa in a quiet, picturesque are within reach of Lisbon. Can anyone suggest a non-touristy, quiet but interesting area we should be looking at?

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      Coimbra to Nazare by Train and bus?

      Coimbra Jan 1, 2017 at 10:22 AM

      I am in the process of planning our trip to Portugal in late January. I'm hoping someone can help give advice  .... we are travelling from Aveiro to Nazare by bus/train. The Alfa Pendular#124 will take us to Coimbra Station B. From here we walk to the Redo Expressos( is there a sidwalk along here?)which stops in Leira then onto Nazare. Can anyone familiar with the area confirm if I am correct?

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      Airport bus...Aeroport or #44?

      Lisbon Dec 31, 2016 at 8:28 PM

      Hello..I understand there is the aeroport bus but also the #44 bus..that follows the same route? Do you buy tickets on the bus? Need they be validated? And are the stops visible on the bus by sign?? I would need Rossio stop.Many thanks!

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    Popular Distrito do Porto Travel Answer Locations

    • Is Porto a good walking city?

      Porto Aug 15, 2016 at 11:49 AM

      I'm wondering if Porto is hilly like Lisbon or is it nice and flat making it easier for older folks to walk around in.
      Ephtaim

      6 Answers Sep 17, 2016 at 9:09 PM
    • Travel to Porto mid February to mid march

      Porto Jun 9, 2016 at 12:56 AM

      My husband and I have an opportunity to stay in Porto from mid February to mid March. Does it make any sense weather wise to live there for one month or is it so cold no one is outdoors. Will there be any beauty renting a car and exploring the northern part of the country at that time.

      5 Answers Jun 11, 2016 at 11:50 AM
    • Moving to Porto

      Porto Jun 7, 2016 at 4:57 PM

      Hi everyone,

      I visited Porto a while ago and was very impressed, everyone was really nice and friendly, great atmosphere. So I am decided to move to Porto (at the moment i live near Lisbon), already gave a notice to the landlord and have to get out in 2 months time. I plan to stay for at least a year and may be even settle down there. Now the main question for me is where to rent a place, I work from home so there is no travel to the office, also I think I can afford to stay anywhere from financial perspective. I move alone, don't know anybody and plan to find some social circle and some friends. Also I am not very social person and I plan to change it :) So i would really appreciate some advises of which area to choose, first thought was to get a flat near University since it is close to the bars and clubs. Another possibility is Foz do Douro, i haven't been there but read many good things about it, still not sure if it is alive enough? The focus is to stay in a place where it would be easy to find something to do, place with more possibilities to meet people. Please let me know if you have any thoughts.

      A little about me, I am a guy, 34 y.o., originally from Latvia but in the past years lived in various places in Europe, speak English and some Spanish, learning Portuguese.

      Thank you,
      Denis.

      4 Answers Jun 8, 2016 at 3:44 AM
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      Ponte Luis 1 Bridge

      Porto May 27, 2016 at 6:19 AM

      Hi people,

      Does anyone know if it is possible to cycle or push a bike over this bridge? My bike is very heavy (approx. 65kg) so difficult to carry up lots of steps. Coming from the south into the city.

      Many thanks
      Chris

      8 Answers Jun 5, 2016 at 12:30 PM
    • Parking/Sights

      Porto Apr 8, 2016 at 1:30 AM

      Any suggestions for the cheapest walkable parking nearest the sites as to what to see very welcomed. Would prefer ticket type parking - not metered or pay and display as it is too easy to over run the parking and be fined

      Many thanks

      3 Answers Apr 9, 2016 at 2:28 AM
    • FOZ SEASIDE

      Porto Apr 4, 2016 at 2:39 AM

      AT THE SEASIDE ONE CAN SEE A DOMED WHITE STRUCTURE. IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S IN THE WATER, BUT I THINK IT'S ACROSS THE BAY. CAN ANYONE IDENTIFY IT ?

      6 Answers Apr 13, 2016 at 2:57 AM
    • romarias or festas september 2016

      Vila Nova de Gaia Mar 5, 2016 at 7:31 AM

      Hi, can anyone tell me if there is any festas, romarias or anything exiting in the Gaia or Porto area in september, thanks

      2 Answers Mar 6, 2016 at 3:34 AM
    • Groceries in Porto

      Porto Feb 6, 2016 at 2:48 PM

      Where do Porto people buy groceries that is near a bus Stop?

      3 Answers Feb 7, 2016 at 1:47 AM
    • Any tips for visiting Porto and exploring the Douro please?

      Porto Sep 14, 2015 at 5:15 AM

      Does anyone have advice for us, a couple, exploring the Porto/Douro area for the first time?

      3 Answers Sep 14, 2015 at 10:03 AM
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      72 Andante Card

      Porto Aug 11, 2015 at 8:51 AM

      hi all,

      we are going to Porto for 4 days and was wondering is it worth buying the 72 hour card? not sure how exactly the one you top up works etc,
      any advice be great

      thanks in advance

      5 Answers Aug 14, 2015 at 6:18 AM
    • beer brewery in Porto

      Porto Jul 29, 2015 at 7:00 AM

      Can any one tell me if there is a brewery in Porto or in a place where we can get to by public transport ? Thank you

      4 Answers Jul 30, 2015 at 5:09 PM
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      Porto rail travel to Averio then Averio to Braga and back to Porto.

      Porto Jul 24, 2015 at 5:43 AM

      Over a 10 day period plan to do rail trips from Porto to Aveiro then travel to Braga then return to Porto. Question is can i travel direct from Averio to Braga or need to return to Porto to get a train from there to Braga ?
      Separate questions. Should I get a rail pass ? Do i qualify for any discount being 67 years old ?

      5 Answers Jul 24, 2015 at 9:30 AM
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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.

      5 Answers Jun 19, 2015 at 10:20 PM
    • 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?

      2 Answers May 31, 2015 at 3:32 AM
    • Upmarket bars

      Porto May 2, 2015 at 4:13 PM

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

      2 Answers May 4, 2015 at 12:09 PM
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      Stairs going from airport to train station

      Porto Apr 19, 2015 at 4:08 PM

      We are looking at taking the metro E line to the train station. What is the overall experience taking this metro? Are there many stairs, or is it fairly easy to get to and from the metro?

      4 Answers Apr 20, 2015 at 10:02 AM
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      crossing the Douro

      Porto Apr 14, 2015 at 3:51 AM

      Can you advise please how much it cost to use the boat to cross from Vila nova de Gaia, can you buy it combined with bus passes?

      thanks in Advance!
      Pode informar agradar quanto custou para usar o barco para atravessar de Vila Nova de Gaia , você pode comprá-lo combinado com passes de ônibus ?

      desde já, obrigado!

      4 Answers Apr 15, 2015 at 1:55 AM
    • Boat tour to see fireworks St. John festival

      Porto Apr 9, 2015 at 8:16 AM

      We are spending three days on ave. dos aliados area for St. John festival. My husband is somewhat limited in walking for hours and hours. We have heard there are boats you can go on to watch the fireworks that night. Can you suggest companies or where to obtain information so we can make a reservation. Thank you. ALSO any information on things we MUST SEE AND DO

      1 Answer May 2, 2015 at 10:39 AM
    • Best place to park in Porto

      Porto Mar 22, 2015 at 7:49 AM

      I'm travelling around Portugal this July and want to visit Porto. I'm going to be in my car, and have heard that parking and driving in Porto isn't that easy. I've looked in to parking on one of the streets near the main football stadium but am unsure if this is the best option? Are there any other alternatives that you recommend- I'm looking to spend probably the whole day in the city. Thanks

      1 Answer Mar 22, 2015 at 8:39 AM
    • Ovar, Portugal in May/June

      Porto Mar 10, 2015 at 3:51 AM

      We are going to Furodouro, Ovar for a week during half term. Will there be much going on/open in the last week of May or is it too early in the season?
      Any recommendations of bars/places to visit?

      Thanks!

      1 Answer Mar 10, 2015 at 10:30 AM
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      Porto - Montreal (2 Stops) - 16 year old minor

      Porto Nov 2, 2014 at 3:22 PM

      Hello. I'm flying from Porto to Montreal with 2 stops in Frankfurt and London Heathrow on December 17th. I'm 16 years-old, I have a Portuguese passport and I'm flying all alone! I've never flew alone in a flight with so many stops... the only time I flew alone was from Porto to Paris and it was quite simple (I didn't even need to go through passport control or anything).

      • My flight from Porto to Frankfurt departs at 6AM and arrives at Frankfurt at 09H50 AM (Germany, GMT +1).
      • My second flight, departs from Frankfurt at 11AM and arrives in London at 11H45 AM.
      • My flight which will take me to my final destination departs from London at 1PM and arrives in Montreal at 3H25 PM.

      All the connection flight are made at the same terminal. In Frankfurt it's in Terminal 1 and in London Heathrow it's in Terminal 2 and I only have 1h10-1h15. I'm flying with Lufthansa but London-Montreal is operated by Air Canada. I bought this fligh in a travel agency and I have a Lufthansa frequent flyer card.

      I'm kinda nervous about having to do this, I've been on a flight with stops and connections so I'm a total beginner. Do I have enough time to connect between my flights? Where will I have to show my passport and go through security (since I've been told I don't need to go through customs from Porto to Frankfurt)? What if I lose a connection flight because of a delay or because I didn't have enough time to go through passport control and get to the gate? As a minor I'm quite nervous. Should I warn the flight attendant before I land in case I'm late for the next flight?

      Thanks in advance!

      8 Answers Nov 7, 2014 at 11:54 AM
    • POorto to Vigo By Celta train

      Porto Oct 1, 2014 at 4:19 PM

      Hi,
      I was trying to book our trip from Porto To Vigo on the night train, but were Unable to do it.
      The departure place is fine, comes up in the computer, however the destination is not listed among the choices
      Please help!!! I followed the link you provided, but was not able to book
      Thanks again!!!

      3 Answers Oct 3, 2014 at 5:05 AM
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      Metro tickets.

      Porto Sep 23, 2014 at 2:49 PM

      Will be travelling from the airport in Porto by Metro to Trinidade station then next day from there to Train Station Campanha. Do i buy single tickets or can i buy a 24 hr ticket for the 2 journeys ?

      6 Answers Sep 24, 2014 at 7:52 AM
    • cost of taxi

      Porto Aug 20, 2014 at 2:42 PM

      What will a taxi cost from Porto airport to Eurostars Hotel near Hospital Sao Joao?

      4 Answers Aug 23, 2014 at 1:51 PM
    • Beach resorts

      Porto Aug 20, 2014 at 2:01 PM

      Are there any beach resorts close to Porto, so a holiday could be split between beach time and exploring the city? Ideally a beach resort with a rail link into the city.
      Thanks

      6 Answers Jan 4, 2015 at 8:03 AM
    • parking fine

      Porto Aug 18, 2014 at 9:54 AM

      if you get a parking fine in Porto where do you pay it?

      2 Answers Aug 18, 2014 at 10:09 AM
    • Accommodation

      Porto Aug 1, 2014 at 5:46 AM

      I am coming to Porto for a month to learn Portuguese. What the best (cheapest) place to get accommodation.

      1 Answer Aug 3, 2014 at 11:48 AM
    • Taxi ride from Porto to Vila Nova de Gaia

      Porto Jul 23, 2014 at 6:43 AM

      My mother was born in Vila Nova de Gaia. I would like to ride through the area where she was born, and only have limited free time in Porto. What would a taxi cost for a ride from the Mercurio Centro Hotel near Praca de Batalha in Porto to the Gervide section of Oliveira do Douro in Vila Nova de Gaia and back again?

      2 Answers Jul 23, 2014 at 5:08 PM
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      Luggage in rede-expressos

      Porto Jul 17, 2014 at 11:28 AM

      Hi,

      Is it true, that luggage is pay extra in rede-expressos?
      I will be travel porto-fatima in september. Our luggage will be weight about 35kg. (3bags).
      If i read well luggage will be coast 20€ extra. Realy??

      4 Answers Jul 20, 2014 at 1:24 AM
    • Accommodation

      Porto Jul 12, 2014 at 7:26 AM

      Is there any area to avoid when booking self catering accommodation in Porto

      2 Answers Jul 13, 2014 at 4:49 AM