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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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    • Fishermen's Festival, Peniche

      Peniche Dec 21, 2016 at 11:16 AM

      10 years ago my wife and I were at Peniche for a Fishermen's Festival. There were outdoor tents serving food and dancing in the streets. Does anyone know when it will happen in 2017?

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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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      10 Day Trip - Algarve & Seville

      Algarve Dec 22, 2016 at 9:20 AM

      My wife and I are spending 10 days in the Algarve area next April. We fly in and out of Faro and will be picking up and dropping off our hire car in that location. I'm thinking of staying in three or four different locations and would like to do a circular tour in our hire car. It seems sensible to take in Seville. Any ideas for towns where a couple of nights would be a pleasant experience? Our interests are history, culture and moderate walking. Phil C

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    • Supermarket Opening Times

      Ponta Delgada 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?

      Ponta Delgada 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

      Ponta Delgada 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
    • Best location to stay

      Ilha de São Miguel May 18, 2016 at 4:20 PM

      Hello! I am interested to know where is best to book a hostel if I am visiting Sao Miguel by myself next week. I will be there for 3 days and want to hike and see as many beautiful, natural sights as I possibly can. I am debating between staying in Ponta Delgada or on the north shore by Ribeira Grande, so any recommendations on which of these towns would be closest to the best sites would be most appreciated. Thanks so much!

      1 Answer May 18, 2016 at 8:43 PM
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      Searching traveller for visit Gruta do Carvao

      Ponta Delgada 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

      Ponta Delgada 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

      Ponta Delgada 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
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      How to see the island of Sao Jorge in the Azores

      Ilha de São Jorge Oct 8, 2015 at 5:57 PM

      I will be flying from Terceira to Sao Jorge and spending two days there (in December.) What is the best way to see the island, especially off the beaten path? (Renting a car is not an option.) I'm also interested in getting a flavor of the way of life through the people, but I don't speak Portuguese. Can one hire a taxi with an English speaking driver for a reasonable amount? Are there some hidden gems that shouldn't be missed? Oh, and is there anywhere that I could see women quilting? I hear this island is known for their colorful quilts.

      1 Answer Oct 8, 2015 at 11:54 PM
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      Recommendations for a hotel or in on Sao Jorge island in The Azores?

      Ilha de São Jorge Oct 8, 2015 at 5:45 PM

      Can anybody recommend a place to stay on Sao Jorge that is not modern? I want to experience the flavor of the island. A place that isn't too far from a town and with good views and perhaps a restaurant would be good. (I'm headed to The Azores for a week stay in December.)

      1 Answer Oct 8, 2015 at 11:50 PM
    • going to Pico

      Ponta Delgada 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
    • 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!

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      trekking in Flores Island (Açores)

      Ilha das Flores Apr 29, 2015 at 7:35 AM

      Is it ok to go on trekking on the Flores Island just by yourself (we are 2 friends) or is it advisable to go on with organized programs (if there are any)?

      1 Answer Apr 29, 2015 at 3:54 PM
    • Public transport to Lagoa do Fogo

      Ponta Delgada 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?

      Ponta Delgada 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
    • Liquor tasting near Arcos do Cachorro

      Ilha do Pico Dec 5, 2014 at 4:23 PM

      I went to a liquor tasting near the Arcos do Cachorro where there were very sweet/strong samples of locally made liquor. I forget the name of the place, wondering if anyone could help?

    • 1 day in Ponte Delgada

      Ponta Delgada 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

      Ponta Delgada 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
    • Transport on Pico

      Ilha do Pico Sep 10, 2014 at 2:05 PM

      What is the best/cheapest way to get from Pico airport to Lajes. Thanks.

    • Docking of cruise ships

      Ponta Delgada 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

      Ponta Delgada 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

      Ponta Delgada 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

      Ponta Delgada 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

      Ponta Delgada 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
    • Places to see?

      Ilha Terceira Apr 20, 2014 at 2:59 PM

      We are in Lajes and will not have a rental car until Tuesday to explore the Island a little further. Today we spent the day in Praia Da Vitoria. Suggestions of places we can get a taxi to tomorrow (Monday) to explore, see, or hike.

      1 Answer Apr 20, 2014 at 4:50 PM
    • Taxi to Sete Cidades

      Ponta Delgada 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

      Ponta Delgada 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

      Ponta Delgada 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?

    • Supermarkets in Anagra do Heroismo

      Angra do Heroísmo Jan 15, 2014 at 2:22 AM

      Hello,

      Anybody can tell me where I can find a supermarked close to the center? I searched in the web but quite unsuccessfully. Many thanks!!!

      6 Answers Jan 16, 2014 at 10:46 AM
    • Which islands?

      Ponta Delgada 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

      Ponta Delgada 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