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    • Help need online souvenir shop!!

      Albufeira Aug 8, 2016 at 3:38 AM

      I just came back from albufeira, I had bought all nice souvenirs from the shop near the escalators near Praia pescadores. Picture frames, wooden light houses. All for my kids. Please tell me there is a shop that sells it online that I could buy from?!!! This is heartbreaking! I had lost the whole bag of souvenirs.

    • south of the tagus

      Lisbon Aug 2, 2016 at 9:16 AM

      We are hoping to do a day trip to Freeport outlet centre, taking the ferry across from terreiro do paco and coming back by bus over the vasco de gama bridge. However i am having a lot of difficulty working out the TST schedule. Can anyone help. Which bus will take us from the ferry at Montijo to the beach at Samouco to see the flamingos. Which stop would it be best to get out. Then we want to get a bus on to Freeport outlet shopping and finally take a bus over the bridge to Gare Oriente. My plan is to take the 412 from the ferry to Samouco and then the 431 from Samouco to Freeport and on to Gare Oriente. Has anyone a better or simpler plan.

    • streetname

      Lisbon Jul 30, 2016 at 6:47 AM

      Could anyone help me finding the name of this street? Would really appreciate it

    • A day and night in Lisbon

      Lisbon Aug 10, 2016 at 12:15 AM

      We are flying from Seville to Lyon in mid September but the flight takes us into Lisbon from Seville, then out to Lyons. What could we/should we do to make one day/night in Lisbon memorable? We like art, food, scenery, wine, literature, people. Not really sporty. Any hotel suggestions welcome also.

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      Travelling from Porto to Sintra/Cascais by train

      Portugal Aug 6, 2016 at 3:30 AM

      Hi All, I am planning my trip to Portugal in Oct. I want to take the train from Porto to Sintra/Cascais and stay there for 2 days. Then I will leave for Lagos or Faro by train again. I have checked the websites and find that there are no direct train from Porto to Sintra/Cascais (need to change stations), though the websites can still show the itinerary. I wonder if this route is workable or are there any other alternatives?

      Thanks in advance.


    • 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.

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      Movie cinema

      Lisbon Aug 12, 2016 at 2:28 PM

      Is there a cinema i lisbon (near Rossio) which shows movies in original laguage?
      Thank you in advance :-)

    • Safe to walk at night?

      Lisbon Jul 27, 2016 at 11:38 PM

      My wife and I who are in our 50s will be visiting Lisbon in August for 5 days. We have booked a place which is about 4 minutes walk from Martim Moniz. The place is located between the neighborhood Baixa and Mouraria. We would like to know if this area is safe to walk at night? Also any security tips to make our stay nice will be greatly appreciated.

      Thank you.

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      Quiet, historic and picturesque portugal

      Portugal Jul 29, 2016 at 9:41 AM

      I am organising a holiday in a villa for around 12 adults of retirement age but who are all very active. I do not know Portugal at all, so advice on which would be the best locations for our group would be much appreciated. One of the group would like to be in reach of Lisbon, the rest of us would like a semi rural location with walks, a nearby village, and scenery the artists amongst us can paint. Sea views, historic sights, places to cycle and nearby restaurants are on the list of attractions we are looking for.

      Many thanks


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      rent a car

      Lisbon Jul 27, 2016 at 2:38 PM

      In view of the stories about the taxi drivers, I considered renting a car for a week
      1 Is it worth it just for our comfort, we 4 people
      2 This will save us heartache
      3 can travel out of town and will not be dependent on
      4 easy to get along driving in the city

      i will Happy to receive tips from your experience

    • Drinking water

      Albufeira Jul 25, 2016 at 3:18 PM

      I'm travelling to the Algarve for the first time, with young children. Can someone tell me whether the tap water is safe to drink please?

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      Four days in Lisbon

      Lisbon Aug 21, 2016 at 2:36 AM


      My wife and have booked flights for four days in Lisbon in early November.

      I was wondering what are some things to do?

      We are looking at some hotels, including HF Fenix, Real Palacio or Monte Belvedere - any other suggestions?

      Also thinking of hiring a car, even if for a day for a day trip to Mafra - Ericeira - Sintra - Cascais. Does that seem doable? Any better day-trip ideas?

      Seems like Bairro Alto is the place to be for hotel/restaurants/bars?

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      address of a public elevator

      Lisbon Jul 25, 2016 at 10:16 PM


      Does anyone know what is the address of a public elevator, Or escalator that was planned at the beginning of the 20th century by a disciple of Gustave Eiffel between downtown district (Chiado) and Upper Quarter (Barrio Alto)
      not the Santa Justa Lift !

    • Lisbon Day Trips

      by Kikitravels Online Now Jul 15, 2016 at 2:24 PM

      I will be spending 4 and a half days in Lisbon in September. With limited time would you suggest a day trip to Evora, Obidos, Albaca/Batalha or Tomar? I will be traveling by train or bus.

      9 Answers Jul 17, 2016 at 4:47 AM
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      advice regarding best use of holiday time

      by bbowie Online Now Jul 11, 2016 at 3:51 PM

      hi there, I am from Australia and in September 2016 I will have 12 days holiday in Portugal. I will be arriving in and departing from Lisbon airport. Can anyone please give me advice about where to go and what to do? I would like to go to Porto and then spend some time in smaller towns inland. I like history and culture and food. I am not really interested in beaches and nightlife. For this trip I would probably prefer not to spend my time in museums (that's for another trip) and I like to explore towns on foot. I prefer not to move hotels every day but have a minimum of 2 nights in each place. I will be traveling by train and any other public transport.

      Any advice greatly appreciated. I know this is not a long trip but I think with some planning and forethought I can have a wonderful time there. Many thanks


      14 Answers Jul 28, 2016 at 5:35 PM
    • can I take food in my suitcase.

      by denise.cummins Online Now Jul 8, 2016 at 9:05 AM

      Is it ok to take food into Portugal. Will be self catering for a week on the Algarve. Many thanks Denise

      2 Answers Jul 8, 2016 at 11:34 AM
    • can I take food in my suitcase.

      by denise.cummins Online Now Jul 8, 2016 at 9:00 AM

      Is it ok to take food into Portugal. Will be self catering for a week on the Algarve. Many thanks Denise

      4 Answers Jul 10, 2016 at 3:54 AM
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      How do I get to N Africa from Lisbon?

      by gmaxcy Online Now Apr 28, 2016 at 5:25 PM

      Hi, I'm going to visit Lisbon in August. I would like to take a trip to N. Africa or somewhere in Spain. Does anyone have some advise on where to go and how? I appreciate any help. Gaby

      9 Answers Apr 29, 2016 at 4:54 AM
    • Algarve or Malta

      by rahulkav Online Now Jan 19, 2016 at 4:25 PM

      Hi All,

      Planning to take week long holiday towards the end of the May. Kids would love the beach with sone warm water and parents would love some one nice locations/ European towns /Villages. I think Algarve and Malta both fit the bill. Any suggestions/ locations and pros nd cons. Looking at the holiday prices, Malta seems a little cheaper than Algarve. Also one more constraint is vegetarian food, as my wife is veggie.

      I think in Algarve, I would definitely need a car. I am not sure about Malta.

      Cheers RK

      15 Answers Jan 22, 2016 at 7:14 AM
    • itinerary 14 days

      by kimloan Online Now Nov 23, 2015 at 7:05 PM

      Is my plan ok or too rush?
      Lisbon , 4 n , days trip to Sintra, Cascai
      Drive from Lisbon to Lagos , visit Lagos , Salema , Sagres on the same day , sleep in Lagos 1n
      Next day , drive to Tavira , visit Tavira , then drive to Evora , visit Evora , sleep in Evora , 1n
      Next day , continue visit Evora , drive to Tomar , visit Tomar , then drive to Nazare
      Sleep in Nazare 2n , visit Alcobacam Batalha , Fatima , Obidos , enought or too rush ?
      Drive to Coimbra , visit Coimbra , sleep 1 n
      Drive to Douro Valley , sleep 2n
      Drive to Porto , sleep 3 n , days trips to Guimaraez and Aveiro
      In Resume , if i want to visit all the places above , what is the logical itinerary and i can add 3 more days if absolutely necessary to make it 17 days instead of 14 days
      In Lisbon , out Porto and i m thingking the last 2 weeks of May into the first week of June
      Thanks very much


      9 Answers Nov 25, 2015 at 11:30 PM
    • 2 locations for Apt rental

      by Evbennett Online Now Jul 28, 2015 at 8:41 AM

      We are planning a 6 week stay in Portugal on the Algarve....looking for recommendations...a quiet area and a busy....touristy area near the beach...

      4 Answers Jul 30, 2015 at 2:19 PM
    • Good areas to stay in Lisbon

      by Vansa Online Now 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!

      6 Answers Jun 8, 2015 at 4:58 PM
    • Organized tours-Obidos, Alcobaca, Batalha

      by Vansa Online Now 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!

      7 Answers Jun 9, 2015 at 1:56 AM
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      US Credit Cards in Portugal

      by littlesam1 Online Now 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?


      12 Answers Jun 4, 2015 at 8:44 AM
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      by Surfer12 Online Now May 28, 2015 at 9:14 AM

      Hello, My husband and I are traveling from Canada to Portugal this Setpember. We were wondering where a great place to windsurf would be in Portugal, waves or flat water. It would have to be a place where we would be able to rent gear. Thanks. D

      2 Answers May 28, 2015 at 7:49 PM
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      Secure luggage in midnight bus?

      by doraem66 Online Now May 27, 2015 at 8:53 AM

      I will be taking midnight bus from Lisbon to Sevilla, there will be 7-8 stops on the way.
      Is it common to take cable/ bicycle lock to lock the luggage under the coach?

      Thinking buying a bicycle lock to lock it up so I can have a peaceful sleep on bus...:)
      Thank you.

      3 Answers May 29, 2015 at 11:36 AM
    • kayaking in portugal

      by mattkayak Online Now May 25, 2015 at 8:10 AM

      i want to kayak to the berlengas island off peniche..has any one done this any advice? has anyone done this or know any thing about this island?

      also interested in any other sites for kayaking in portugal or even maybe spain

      1 Answer May 25, 2015 at 8:44 AM
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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.

      8 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

      10 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 15, 2014 at 12:41 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 Mar 26, 2014 at 11:45 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