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    • Renting a scooter in Tavira

      Tavira Aug 17, 2015 at 1:41 AM

      Hello everyone!

      Does anybody know if is there any place for renting a scooter in Tavira?


    • Good food in Albufeira

      Albufeira Sep 1, 2015 at 2:37 PM

      Hi I am a true foodie and have 3-4 nites to spend here. Can you recommend your top 3...price and portion size are not an issue, but food quality and outstanding service are.
      Thanks, peter

    • how to go to Beja from Lisbon Airport?

      Lisbon Aug 24, 2015 at 11:44 AM

      I will be Lisbon Aiport on 28 th Sept. 2015.I would like to go to BEJA by using public transpot.Is it possible?What should I do ,could you direct me...

    • Taxi from Lisbon Airport to Aroeiro Gulf Resort?

      Lisbon Aug 22, 2015 at 1:33 PM

      How much would be a taxi ride from Lisbon airport to Aroeiro Gulf Resort? It's 25 km from Airport. I'm arriving around 7 AM. Thanks!

    • Trains to Porte de Lima

      Portugal Aug 16, 2015 at 2:37 AM

      Trains to Porte de Lima from Porto? Via Viana do castelo

    • Tavira v Ferragudo v Albufeira

      Tavira 21 hours ago

      we stayed in Ferragudo August 2015 and found it charming with some very good quality restaurants

      but found it a little too quiet for our 3 teenage children

      Albufeira the year before but found that too touristy and loud in places
      Hoping that tavira is somewhere in the miiddle
      Any opinions really appreciated

    • After dinner entertainment

      Évora Sep 7, 2015 at 2:52 PM

      We will be visiting Evora (2 days) the last week in October. We are looking for a Blues Bar and Rock Venue to hang at night.

    • Info about Coimbrao

      Coimbrão Aug 19, 2015 at 1:19 PM

      I want to buy a property in Coimbrao, I would like to know what there is to do and see, is it a lively place? what is the shopping like for food and clothes etc are the beaches good? the night life, basically a detailed overview would be great!!
      Thank you

    • portugese red wine

      Olhos de Água Aug 23, 2015 at 9:30 AM

      I only like light red wine like french bougelais is there a light portugese red wine

    • Return journey from LIsboa Oriente to Belem.

      Portugal Aug 17, 2015 at 1:52 AM

      I make a reseach on how to go from lisboa oriente to belem which is by using the red metro line first(as i from the airport) then change to green line at alameda stop. Then upon arriving to Baixa district, take the tram 28 to Alfama. But what make me to wonder, can we catch a tram 15 from alfama to belem? or we have to go back to baixa district then only after that we take the tram15 to belem? second question, can i used the same method to return to lisboa oriente bus station again? (means by using the tram 15- take the metro again)

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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

    • A flat for 4 weeks in Faro

      Faro Aug 22, 2015 at 10:54 AM

      From which companies we could inquire accomodation in Faro Portugal? We are a couple, two adults, and would like to rent a one bedroom flat for 4 weeks in December 2015/January 2016. The international companies in the internet have only luxury villas and very expensive flats to offer. Where can we find ordinary flats within normal rent level? We don´t speak portugese so the local newspapers are not helpful.

    • Flying to Lisbon via American Airlines

      Lisbon Aug 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM

      I have found a good flight from Boston to Lisbon, but am reading poor reviews of AA's planes, arriving on time, etc. I have only flown BA, Swiss, AF, Lufthansa etc. Has anybody had a good experience on this route?

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      From Lisbon Airport to Av. Almirante Reis.

      Lisbon Aug 29, 2015 at 7:32 AM

      Sunday around 11.30 am; 2 old people; 4 medium bags. both speak portuguese fluently.
      Best way cheap to go there.
      Thanks a lot!

    • Local lace

      by RoseOfGalala Online Now Dec 24, 2014 at 6:43 PM

      What are the best places to purchase lace items on Madeira?

      2 Answers Dec 25, 2014 at 10:35 PM
    • tipping in madeira

      by chessnut62 Online Now Jul 24, 2014 at 2:05 AM

      What is the norm for tipping in madeira? Taxis, waiters etc

      5 Answers Jul 25, 2014 at 1:19 AM
    • Traveling to Madeira

      by Zohrehkhanom Online Now May 26, 2014 at 9:37 AM

      I need some tips on which Island in Madeira has the best of everything and also the weather in Oct.

      2 Answers May 27, 2014 at 2:41 AM
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      Funchal holidays in May 2014

      by onslayer Online Now May 7, 2014 at 10:56 AM

      Hi, everyone! I'm planning to go to Madeira Funchal on the 19th of May. I'm going on my own so would like to know if anyone else is about to relax on that beautiful island in May to find friends to spend time with? And in which hotel are u about to stay, please? :)

    • Day Trips from Funchal

      by burnardh Online Now Apr 3, 2014 at 7:49 AM

      Hi I'm staying in Funchal and would like to know where is the best part of the Island to visit ie North, South, East or West Thanks

      8 Answers Apr 5, 2014 at 3:08 AM
    • Car or scooter?

      by LH_GLS Online Now Mar 18, 2014 at 10:42 AM

      Hi me and my partner have hired a scooter or a car most times we go abroad. We are travelling to Madeira in August and wondered which you recommend? We like the ease of parking a scooter. I realise it's a very hilly place however!

      Your advice would be appreciated.

      Many thanks


      4 Answers Mar 19, 2014 at 10:07 AM
    • Hotel restaurant meal prices

      by V1sops Online Now Feb 6, 2014 at 9:56 AM

      Prices of meals in all the restaurants in the Pestana hotels, please.

      It has been suggested we should consider these hotels for when we go to Madeira but I have not been able to access this information on the internet. Is there a good site for this?

      3 Answers Feb 7, 2014 at 12:57 AM
    • Travelling around by bus

      by saffyem Online Now Dec 10, 2013 at 1:53 PM

      Hi - I'm coming to beautiful Madeira end of this month and staying in Jardim do Mar. I've found out there are buses from there to Calheta - are there many buses from Calheta to take to visit other parts of the island?

      Apart from a couple of organised trips - I'm planning just to relax and see where I end up!

      Any bus advice would be great. Thanks :)

      4 Answers Dec 11, 2013 at 1:39 AM
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      Knitting yarn

      by Saravr Online Now Dec 10, 2013 at 3:53 AM

      Here on holiday, and forgotten to bring my knitting! Where can I buy wool yarn and a set of needles?!!!!

      2 Answers Dec 11, 2013 at 4:07 AM
    • Esther from israel

      by levin51 Online Now Nov 18, 2013 at 8:47 AM

      Hallo I am from Tel Aviv.I would like to know where about to stay its our first time in Madeira? How is the weather in December?
      Esther Levin

      5 Answers Nov 19, 2013 at 3:35 AM
    • Weather in late October / early November

      by ClaireLHeaton Online Now Sep 30, 2013 at 2:54 PM

      Hi, we are thinking of going to Madeira later next month / beginning of November -please could someone advise us on the weather situation around then? We've read that the rainfall in November increases, but by how much? Also we will taking our three year old so if anyone has any recommendations of a good family friendly hotel we would be grateful for any information.

      Thank you


      5 Answers Nov 18, 2013 at 8:51 AM
    • Steam locomotive in Funchal

      by KeithWoods Online Now Sep 28, 2013 at 3:06 AM

      In about 1980 I was in Funchal. Not far from the port, I came across a huge old steam locomotive, painted and polished, standing on a section of rail in a garden. I have not been able to find a trace of this locomotive since. Did I dream it ? Help. Keith Woods, London.

      2 Answers Oct 7, 2013 at 5:15 AM
    • Cristo Rei at Paul do Serra

      by Bridie101 Online Now Sep 10, 2013 at 2:11 PM

      What is the history of the Cristo Rei statue and the other monuments at Paul do Serra?
      Why is there a small statue of the loaves and fishes.

      Thank you
      Bridget Lowery

      4 Answers Sep 10, 2013 at 7:56 PM
    • Buses schedule and routes

      by EasyNow Online Now Aug 28, 2013 at 5:16 AM


      Can you please help me consulting on the buses routes and schedules (or maybe taxi fares) on Madeira? I will be travelling to the island in September. I am travelling with my fiancee on a romantic trip and we would like to visit a few gorgeous places.

      These are the Jesus Christ statue, the Cabo Girao cliff, the Ponta do Pargo lighthouse and a ride on the Cable car with visiting the Tropcial garden. Our driving experience is less than 1 year, so we are unable to rent a car.

      Could you please help me and explain how can we get from our hotel to the desirable places? We have booked Vidamar Resorts hotel on Estrada Monumental.

      First we would like to go to see the Jesus Christ statue, then get to the Cable Car and see the famous Garden there. After that we would love to visit one of the europe's highest cliff - Cabo Girao. And last but not least, we want to see the Ponta do Pargo lighthouse, have a meal there and then return to the hotel on Estrada Monumental in Funchal.

      I appreciate your help!

      4 Answers Aug 28, 2013 at 2:38 PM
    • Query about the four views hotel in Funchal

      by breseli Online Now Aug 10, 2013 at 5:45 AM


      Myself and a friend were thinking of booking a holiday at your hotel through Thomsons Travel Agent on the 3rd March 2014.

      On the reviews it quotes that your hotel will be closed due to refurbishment.

      Please can you tell me if this is the case because all the travel agents are not telling customers.

      Can you also recommend any other hotel which is suitable for senior citizens.

      2 Answers Aug 10, 2013 at 3:31 PM
    • Dangerous landing?

      by Diana89 Online Now Aug 7, 2013 at 7:56 AM

      I am scared of flying and Madeira is known for its dangerous airport.
      Have you ever experienced a difficult landing in August? Should I be worried? My parents are also scared, they suggested I should cancel the trip. :((

      20 Answers Aug 8, 2013 at 8:44 AM
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      Pico do Areeiro

      by Paulaaa Online Now Jun 1, 2013 at 3:10 PM

      Hi All :)

      I am going to visit Madeira soon and unfortunately I can not rent a car.
      Is it possible to get to Pico do Areeiro from Funchal by bus? If not maybe there is a bus stop nearby?

      Best regards

      10 Answers Jun 8, 2013 at 2:25 PM
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      by jacksoj1 Online Now May 10, 2013 at 11:10 AM

      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?

      8 Answers May 11, 2013 at 3:29 PM
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      From airport to a hotel in the evening/night time

      by PolinaS Online Now Apr 24, 2013 at 3:50 AM

      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 ( 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?

      10 Answers Oct 14, 2013 at 11:32 PM
    • Madeira Foods

      by patrick68 Online Now Mar 24, 2013 at 2:03 PM

      Will be travelling to Madeira and wanted to know what to expect in terms of Madeiran foods. Are restaurants good there? I will be staying in Funchal but i am planning on renting a car and touring the island. Are restaurants easy to find outside of Funchal? I have been searching and i have found lots but the majority are in the city. Any tips? thanks

      4 Answers Mar 27, 2013 at 4:53 AM
    • Autovermietung auf Madeira

      by marineck Online Now Jan 1, 2013 at 11:45 AM

      There are so many car rental firms in Madeira, and I can not choose. Maybe you have an good/bad experience and could advice, which to take?
      Many thanks in advance!

      6 Answers Jan 3, 2013 at 2:17 PM
    • Tours from canico

      by jcanico Online Now Oct 4, 2012 at 3:29 AM

      Wondering whether there are any tour companys that would pick me up at the hotel in canico and drop me back there.
      Also whos the best for a private transfer from the airport.

      Thank you :)

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      Buses to Funchal from Airport

      by jimirving Online Now Jul 7, 2012 at 6:09 AM

      We are going to be staying at the Pestana Casino Park Hotel in Funchal and I was wondering if there is a bus that would take us close to the hotel from the airport ? Cost ?

      I see there is a company called Strawberry World that can pick up and drop off by mini bus. Anyone got anything good or bad to say about them ?

      5 Answers Sep 9, 2012 at 4:44 AM
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      Weather in mid may

      by beebee9 Online Now Jan 31, 2012 at 12:43 PM

      How is the weather in Mid may in Madeira Island? We are looking for a nice relaxing spot to relax on the beach and get a nice tan. Is it warm enough in May to go in the water? THanks!

      6 Answers Mar 16, 2012 at 7:29 PM
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      by piosku67 Online Now Jan 14, 2012 at 5:39 AM

      I'm curious if Madeira is a good for camping and if there are any campsites ? Or maybe one can pitch a tent outside the campsites ? Anyway it must be a rocky terrain almost everywhere.

      4 Answers Jan 15, 2012 at 1:01 PM
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      buses and tickets

      by piosku67 Online Now Jan 11, 2012 at 9:39 AM


      I started getting ready for my first trip do Madeira. I'm going to stay in Funchal from 29th Jan. till 5th Feb, but I would love to visit several places during my one-week stay. I will use buses. I don't have a driving license. There are different lines and fares, I am a bit upset with information chaos. Is there a weekly ticket? And how about airport transport? How can I easily and cheaply get to Residencial Melba at Azinhaga da Casa Branca, Nº8, 9000-110 Funchal from the airport? I can walk from a place in Funchal because I'm a backpacker and budget tourist and I don't mind hiking. I would be grateful for your suggestions. Thanks in advance.

      8 Answers Jan 18, 2012 at 11:04 AM
    • Where is the place to see the fire works

      by SPAngel Online Now Dec 31, 2011 at 2:43 AM

      Hi can anyone offer advice... We are in Madeira and have my elderly parents and young children withbest place us to head tonight for the fire works? Would anyone
      reccommend a place to be.

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      Car rental ?!

      by irinuca Online Now Aug 6, 2011 at 1:15 AM

      Hi, we are comeing in Madeira, next week and we looking to rent a car not to expensive, is that still possible?

      Thank you.

      1 Answer Aug 7, 2011 at 10:19 AM
    • Things to do suitable for wheelchair users.

      by Dillie7 Online Now Jun 2, 2011 at 4:15 AM

      I was wondering if you could help me. I'm going on a cruise in October with my parents and we will be stopping of in Madeira. Do you have any info or Recommendations for trips that would be suitable for a wheelchair user & somewhere where we can pick up near the port?. If so prices?

      many thanks dillie

      2 Answers Jun 10, 2011 at 8:56 AM
    • Madeira roads

      by RonMcCole Online Now Mar 30, 2011 at 7:24 AM

      I'm planning a first time trip to Madeira in September/October. I plan to hire a car, but I am slightly nervous after reading about "narrow bendy roads cut into the hillsides" and "single lane mountain roads with unrailed sheer drops2.
      Just how "bad" are the roads in Madeira ? Is it possible to tour around without risking life and limb !!! ??? Any info would be gratefully received !

      4 Answers Apr 27, 2011 at 4:20 AM