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    • Pena to Moors without the Moors

      Sintra Aug 31, 2016 at 5:28 AM

      Hi, we plan on seeing Pena and Quinta da Regaleira, but I read somewhere that there is a nice walking/hiking path from Pena to Moors with views to both of them. If there really is such a path, do I need to go into the castle of the Moors as well when we reach it (we don't plan on paying the fee and going inside) or does the path lead in front of it/near it somewhere? Sorry about the unclear question, but I can't seem to find any further info about that walking trail.

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    • 1 week itinerary for portugal help plz!

      Portugal Sep 13, 2016 at 2:58 AM

      HI!

      we are a ~30ish year old couple, traveling to Portugal for 7 days next week (land & depart - Lisbon)
      Its been really hard to figure out what's the best way to go.. we like a bit of urban athmosphere but also nature (and beach) :) , would like to see a lot but not be in a total rush. we will rent a car

      What do you think? should we:
      A. Stay around the Lisbon area and travel a bit to the south for a few days?

      B. Do the highlights from Lisbon heading up north to Porto?
      this is what i had in mind, gathering info from the internet, but i don't know if its realistic:
      -day 1 sintra, sleep in obidos
      - one night coimbra/or parque natural da serra da estrela
      - one night alto douro
      - 2 night porto
      - 2 night lisbon (or stay in lisbon at the beginning then travel up)

      thanksss in advance for your input!!!

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      Funicular operating times??

      Lisbon Sep 3, 2016 at 2:48 PM

      Hi
      What hours is the funiculars operating in Lisbon??
      Thank you in advance :-)

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    • Resort Help.....

      Algarve Sep 22, 2016 at 2:29 AM

      We would like to holiday in the Algarve in 2017 and would appreciate some help. We are looking for a resort that is not overly busy and without the night clubs etc, but has some shops that you can stroll around of an evening. If anyone has been to Es Cana in Ibiza somewhere sililar would be great. We are looking for an all inclusive hotel. Does anyone know of any and can recommend to save hours of trawling the net and travel brouchers? Many thanks in advance for any help . Gareth & Family

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    • Transportation

      Évora Sep 4, 2016 at 1:42 PM

      Are there buses between Evora and Estremoz. Timetables available? Which company recommended? Thanks

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    • Views of Sintra from outside

      Sintra Aug 30, 2016 at 5:24 AM

      Hi, for our day trip to Sintra I've chosen Palacio Pena, Monserrate and Quinta da Regaleira. We don't want to go inside Pena, but want to see the views from the terraces-is there a ticket that includes that but not the interior? Also, we want to see it from such point of view: sintratours.co.uk/wp-content... - is there a walking path that leads to it or something? Where would you get such a view of it?
      I read that Quinta is within walking distance from Sintra, but I can't find info about Monserrat- how do you reach it?

      Sorry about the heap of questions!:)

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    • 5 days too much for a solo traveller?

      Lagos Sep 5, 2016 at 5:33 AM

      Hi,
      I'm planning to visit Lagos in December. I'm travelling alone and I don't go out to night clubs or bars.
      I want to go to Lagos and Algarve just to see the beautiful scenery. Now i'm wondering if 5 days might be too much?
      I know it can be quite chilly and rainy so I can't just spend the days laying on the beach.
      I won't have a car, I will walk and take the bus so I believe I will be kinda limited regarding how far away from the center I can go.
      What do you think? Will I get bored?

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    • Albufeira for a 6 and 9 year old

      Albufeira Sep 25, 2016 at 1:16 AM

      Packing for a 6 and 9 year old half term week and first trip abroad to albufeira! Will they need wetsuit for pool and or sea? What else may they need? What is there for them to do and do we need to book trips in advance? One allergic to nuts ? Any tips at all would be great thank you

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      Up to University

      Coimbra Sep 19, 2016 at 1:41 AM

      I have bad knees. Is it a hard uphill walk? Can I get up to University by taxi or furnicular? Does the "elevador" take me there?
      Just having a day/ night in Coimbra on way to Porto from Lisbon.Best area to stay?
      Any thoughts?
      Regards, Mnutsy

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    • Transportation Lagos-Armacao de Pera-Faro

      Algarve Sep 13, 2016 at 4:42 AM

      Hi! Is there an official website with info about the buses around Algarve or should I trust this one? http://www.algarvebus.info/002e.htm
      I am worried that if it isn't correct and we miss our bus to Faro, there is no alternate transportation from Armacao de Pera. Also, after our boat trip from there, we want to get to Praia da Marinha, can we get a taxi to there and would it be expensive? Can you reccommend a company I can use with a safe mind? In general, transportation without a car seems kinda complicated....

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      Faro, Lisbon, Porto for 8 days

      Portugal Sep 10, 2016 at 2:18 AM

      Hello friends,
      I am travelling to Portugal in the third week of Dec for 8 days.
      I would like to see Porto, Lisbon, Faro.

      I am travelling with 2 children 6 and 8 years.

      Can you suggest some good places to see with the children..
      Also if you can suggest some information about transport and weather.
      Many thanks

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    • Day pass for transportation

      Lisbon Sep 2, 2016 at 4:47 AM

      A day pass for transportation for 6eu was mentioned somewhere. Does this pass include the metro only, or busses and trams (tram 28?) as well? Do you purchase it from the machines in the metro?

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      Day Trips from Albufeira

      Albufeira Sep 17, 2016 at 11:48 AM

      Hi Guys We're heading to Albufeira Old Town for a week on monday. Any suggestions for day trips or places of interest nearby ? We won't be hiring a car.

      Also, any tips for good bars or restaraunts in the area would be appreciated. We're staying on Av da Liberdades.

      Thanks

       

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    • Supermarket Opening Times

      by Rach50 Online Now Jul 2, 2016 at 12:05 AM

      Hi, visiting in a couple of weeks and arriving Saturday evening. What time do the supermarkets close and are they opening Sunday?
      Many thanks

      4 Answers Jul 3, 2016 at 1:58 AM
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      Local Flea Market?

      by Senoritasmile Online Now Jun 6, 2016 at 9:42 AM

      Are there any shops or flea markets which sell local antiques, collectibles or oddities?

    • HOW TO GET FROM PONTA DELGADA TO LAGOA

      by Flimsa Online Now May 23, 2016 at 9:10 AM

      Hello. We are going to visit Sao Miguel at the end of may with my friends. We want to travel by bus. We have found how can we get to Ponta Delgada from airport. It must be not difficult according to busstwitter:
      bustwitter.jimdo.com/2016/05...
      But we need some informations how to get from delgada to Lagoa. Can someone tell us what bus number operates to this place and it`s timetable? Thank you so much!!!

      2 Answers May 24, 2016 at 11:51 AM
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      Searching traveller for visit Gruta do Carvao

      by germanus Online Now Feb 7, 2016 at 8:41 AM

      On 4th / 5th March I wish to visit the cave with a guided long route tour. It is appr. 1 km long, takes 2 hours. Start at 10.00 o'clock, I'm still alone, searching for companion! See also: grutadocarvao.amigosdosacore...

       

      2 Answers Feb 9, 2016 at 3:04 AM
    • Trying to identify the name of a store right near the port

      by JBAZ Online Now Jan 26, 2016 at 8:11 AM

      Hi. I went to Ponta Delgada in late 2014 on a cruise. Great place. I am trying to find out the name (and contact info) for a store right near the port that sold souvenirs, food, wine, etc. It was on the main street that goes along the water. They have a large cow statue outside of their store. They also gave out tasting samples of jam/jellies. I purchased several and would like to get more. If anyone can help, I would appreciate it. Thanks.

      1 Answer Jan 26, 2016 at 11:33 AM
    • transportation

      by UweN1 Online Now Oct 19, 2015 at 2:25 AM

      we are looking for a Guide, who show us the island.

      2 Answers Oct 19, 2015 at 8:31 AM
    • going to Pico

      by LeeKame Online Now Jul 31, 2015 at 2:19 AM

      We will arrive in Ponta Delgada on a Monday afternoon, 15:15. We'd like to go right away to Pico, but can't seem to figure out how since the flights seem to leave earlier in the day. Thanks in advance for any advice you can provide!

      3 Answers Jul 31, 2015 at 7:24 AM
    • Public transport to Lagoa do Fogo

      by NinaL1990 Online Now Apr 25, 2015 at 3:22 AM

      Hello,

      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.

      6 Answers May 27, 2015 at 3:20 AM
    • Restaurant suggestions in/near Ponta Delgado?

      by sabrejobs Online Now Dec 18, 2014 at 7:16 AM

      Do you know the name of the restaurant? Where it's located? We are staying 6 nights in Ponta Delgada and doing the usual tours to Fire Lake, Sete Cidades and Furnas....all with a local tour guide. We hope to visit the tea plantation, as well. We are staying at an apartment hotel on the waterfront near the Marina Atlantico....(Solmar Alojamentos) and would love to know which restaurants we might try when we are eating near the hotel or in the old part of town. Any ideas?

      2 Answers Dec 18, 2014 at 7:12 PM
    • 1 day in Ponte Delgada

      by toursit_canada Online Now Nov 4, 2014 at 9:20 AM

      good day
      can someone please help me with organising a day trip to Ponte Delgada on November 6, 2014.
      i am arriving at 7 Am and was planning to rent a car for 27 euros at airport. however, i noticed that there is a roundtrip shuttle at 5 euros. which would be best?
      i am staying at canadiano hotel and leaving ponte delgada on november 7, 2014 at 3 PM.
      do i really need that car rental (since excess for 1 day is 800 euros).
      what activities should i do? please assist me with suggesting me what to do and where to go? first time in the island... thanks

      5 Answers Nov 4, 2014 at 12:43 PM
    • Laundromat in Ponta Delgada

      by rinali Online Now Sep 17, 2014 at 3:28 AM

      Is the a laundromat (washers & dryers) in Ponta Delgada?

      1 Answer Sep 17, 2014 at 3:58 AM
    • Docking of cruise ships

      by PaulineL7 Online Now Jul 19, 2014 at 4:48 AM

      where do the cruise ships dock? Is it an easy walk into the town or, is transport required. Thank you

      2 Answers Jul 19, 2014 at 7:44 AM
    • cruise terminal

      by colchris Online Now Jun 29, 2014 at 10:08 AM

      is the cruise terminal easy to travel around from? We want to do our own tour for the day Is it possible to do private tours and are they better than the larger ones

      2 Answers Jun 29, 2014 at 12:39 PM
    • If I stay close to the hospital in Ponta Delgada is that too far to walk to the City Doors

      by Len72 Online Now Jun 16, 2014 at 11:26 AM

      If I stay close to the hospital in Ponta Delgada is that too far to walk to the City Doors

      1 Answer Jun 18, 2014 at 7:36 AM
    • Diving in Ponta Delgada

      by Anna__Maria Online Now Jun 9, 2014 at 11:59 AM

      What diving center do you recommend in Ponta Delgada?

      1 Answer Jun 18, 2014 at 7:21 AM
    • Transportation

      by Stafvc Online Now May 29, 2014 at 9:04 AM

      We need transport for 10 people from the airport to the center of Ponta Delgada. What would be the best (and cheapest) way?
      Thanks for your help
      Staf

      3 Answers May 30, 2014 at 7:23 AM
    • Taxi to Sete Cidades

      by kitkaplan Online Now Apr 7, 2014 at 1:17 AM

      How much does a taxi cost to sete Cidades and back to town and how many people can share cost of ride?

      6 Answers Apr 7, 2014 at 11:21 AM
    • Cruise terminal

      by lindabo99 Online Now Jan 30, 2014 at 11:45 AM

      Can you walk from the cruise ship to the center of town, or do you need tom take a taxi?

      3 Answers Jan 30, 2014 at 10:56 PM
    • Cruise terminal

      by lindabo99 Online Now Jan 30, 2014 at 11:43 AM

      Can you walk from the cruise ship to the center of town, or do you need tom take a taxi?

    • Which islands?

      by herbshopgirl Online Now Jan 12, 2014 at 2:04 PM

      Hello,
      Just discovered how easy it is to get to Azores from US. Planning a trip in May, 2014. Looks like we will stay on Sao Miguel but would like to visit 1 or 2 more islands during our one week stay. Is ferry the most cost effective way to go between islands? Which islands would be the best to visit for a day trip? Or should we stay a couple days on other islands? Any help is greatly appreciated.
      Thank you,
      Suusan

      2 Answers Jan 12, 2014 at 4:09 PM
    • Holland America cruise to Rome

      by butifonly Online Now Jan 7, 2014 at 4:11 PM

      We are on the March 30, 2014 cruise to Rome from Fort Lauderdale, and are interested in seeing the ports and stops privately rather than with the cruise line excursions. Has someone out there been on this cruise and what is the best way to see the ports and the centres visited. Our stops include Ponta Delgada, Cadiz, Almeria, Cartagena, Rome, Olympia, Santorini, Rhodes, Ephesus, Athens and Gythion. Or if someone is also on this cruise I would be interested in communication with you.
      Diana

      5 Answers Jan 8, 2014 at 3:09 AM
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      Sight Seeing and Genealogy Research in Ponta Delgada, Azores

      by Jerryd57 Online Now Dec 1, 2013 at 5:58 PM

      I will be arriving in Ponta Delgada on April 6, 2014 and would like to know if there are any locals that can speak English and would be willing to take my wife on a tour for a reasonable price to see the main points of interest. In addition, I would also like to be taken to a records office to look for potential relatives. All my great grandparents were born in the Azores on my mother's side. I know the Machado one came from Terceira, the Cunha (or da Cuhna) from Graciosa, but my great grandmother who married Manuel Cunha, Mary Josephine Coelho Ramos born 11 Aug 1866 might have come from Sao Miguel. I would like to look into it if possible. Any help would be appreciated for the tour and possible records office. Thank you.

      1 Answer Dec 2, 2013 at 1:37 AM
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      Wheelchair access?

      by sherryandterry Online Now Jul 13, 2013 at 12:14 PM

      Stopping in Ponta Delgada with a cruise in October. Cannot find info anywhere about wheelchair access either to Toilets, Public transport or Whale watching boats. Anyone know anything about accessability on the island?

      5 Answers Jul 17, 2013 at 11:22 PM
    • Yarn shop in Ponta Delgada

      by yarntravel Online Now Jul 3, 2013 at 2:09 PM

      Are there any yarn (wool) shops in ponta delgada?

    • Family moving to Ponta Delgada from Canada..is the ecomony as awful as we hear in the news?

      by mbduarte Online Now Jun 27, 2013 at 11:04 AM

      Hi all, my husband and I & our two young kids are planning on moving to PD late summer, I have a job offer and my husband will look for work in the next year/two...we are getting cold feet however that we are insane for moving to a country with such a struggling economy. My husband & kids hold Portuguese passports. Is the economy in Ponta Delgada as bad as the continental Portuguese cities? It's our dream to live there & raise our kids but is this the worst time? Thanks so much all

      3 Answers Jun 28, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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      flights to Sao Miguel

      by tigersharkjs Online Now Jul 30, 2012 at 2:32 PM

      A friend of mine in Providence, Rhode Island (USA) told me there is a non stop flight from either Boston or Providence to Ponta Delgada. I have not had much success locating flights to Sao Miguel. It is a 4 hour flight from the East Coast of the USA to Sao Miguel...yet I'm seeing flights from Boston to MUNICH (!!!), then to Lisbon, then to Sao Miguel. Does anyone know anything about the airlines that serve Sao Miguel? Thanks!

      6 Answers Jul 31, 2012 at 6:33 AM
    • Do I need cruise side trips??

      by jolylady Online Now Feb 11, 2012 at 12:33 PM

      We will be taking a cruise in April and one of the stops in Ponta Delgada. Do we need to take a cruise side trip or are there many things to see close to where the ships dock?

      2 Answers Feb 12, 2012 at 4:14 AM
    • Self Serve Laundromat

      by Cheapscrew Online Now Aug 21, 2011 at 2:23 PM

      We will be arriving on a cruise ship in early November with a ton of laundry. We would love to do it ourselves at a self serve laundromat while we enjoy an egg pastry and a cappucino at one of the many wonderful cafes.

      Is there a laundry near the port?

      4 Answers Aug 24, 2011 at 12:50 AM
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      Sunday visit - short day trip or is town open enough?

      by celem Online Now Aug 1, 2011 at 11:30 AM

      Arriving Sunday, October 30, 2011, from 10:00 to 18:00. I would prefer a quick visit to Sete Cidades for the scenery followed by a meal of local cuisine in Porta Delgada and then a little casual in-town pedestrian tourism, but I read that October weather is likely to obscure the views. I also read that most shops and restaurant are closed on Sunday. This is disappointing. Any suggestions?

      2 Answers Nov 10, 2011 at 10:16 AM
    • Do I need to take a tour

      by terry54 Online Now Jul 26, 2011 at 3:04 PM

      We are coming on a cruise to Punta Delgada and were wondering if it is worth taking a tour or if we can see all that needs to be seen by taking a Taxi or just walking downtown.

      4 Answers Jan 8, 2014 at 10:58 AM