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Activities, tours, and highlights in Portugal

Caldas da Rainha

Caldas da Rainha; great city and excellent spot to discover the Portuguese Silver Coast

Caldas da Rainha is a great place to see when you enjoy visiting off-the-beaten-path towns in Portugal. It’s located in the Portuguese district of Leiria, just over an hour north of Lisbon. You can easily add this city to your itinerary when visiting Peniche, Óbidos, Alcobaça, and Nazaré. Caldas da Rainha and the region’s clay-rich soils are famous for their pottery, ceramics, and hot springs, thanks to the benefit of the healing waters. But there is more to see in this lovely town! Let’s look at the sights of Caldas da Rainha and discover more about this part of the country.

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Best parks in Lisbon

Best parks in Lisbon; discover the green spaces in the capital

Are you visiting the bustling city of Lisbon, but you also enjoy seeing some green areas? Then this guide with the best parks in Lisbon is for you! Whether you are looking for a zen moment in nature, a place to see or watch the world go by, there are many places to chill and relax. So take a break from sightseeing and enjoy a moment for yourself in the rush of the city.

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Best souvenirs from Portugal

Best souvenirs from Portugal; unique Portuguese gifts for your loved ones

Who else loves buying souvenirs when travelling? And, although you might prefer collecting memories, many of us also love collecting souvenirs, whether for us or the homefront. Many Portuguese souvenirs are available, but what are the best souvenirs from Portugal? And where to buy your souvenirs in Portugal? In this blog post, we´ll delve into the world of Portuguese souvenirs!

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Levada do Caldeirão Verde

Best things to do in Madeira; discover the whole island

What are the best things to do in Madeira? Discover culture in the capital Funchal, hike the levada walks, view stunning landscapes and relax on the beaches. Or enjoy the local cuisine, uncover colourful markets and track the highest mountains. Madeira is perfect for quiet holidays, adventure sports and nature lovers, so let´s explore all the sights on this Portuguese island.

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Lisbon to Ericeira

Lisbon to Ericeira: A local guide to Portugals favourite surf town

Lisbon, the vibrant capital of Portugal, offers a perfect blend of historic charm, beautiful architecture, and an exciting food scene. As you wander through its cobbled streets, you’ll be captivated by the atmosphere and friendly people. However, did you know there’s a hidden gem just a short drive away? Ericeira, a picturesque coastal town with 8 kilometres of coastline, will give you the ideal escape from city life, providing a stunning setting for relaxation and adventure.

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Wellness retreat Portugal

The best wellness retreats in Portugal in 2023 and 2024

Making time for yourself is oh so important, and a wellness retreat in Portugal is an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in tranquillity. Discover the best wellness retreats in Portugal in 2023 and 2024, and make time to prioritise your health and well-being.

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Things to do in Lagos Portugal

Best things to do in Lagos, Portugal; including activities for kids and tours

The Algarve region is of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, known for its stunning coastline and pleasant Mediterranean climate. It’s located in the southernmost part of Portugal, bordering the Atlantic Ocean to the south and west. Several historic towns and villages are along the coast, such as Tavira, Faro, and Albufeira. Today we’ll look at Lagos, a favourite city of many and one of the most visited towns in the Algarve. There are plenty of sights and fun activities for all ages! Let’s dive in!

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Renting a car Portugal

Renting a car Portugal: Start your Portuguese adventure by renting a (cheap) car

Do you want to discover Portugal on your terms? Or want to find secluded beaches and enjoy small towns and nature? Renting a car in Portugal will help you find these hidden gems! Enjoy the freedom to discover the country and travel off the beaten path. Car rental is straightforward in Portugal. But you might have questions about the international driver’s licence and whether you need one or other queries before booking. Learn more about Portugal car rentals, car rental locations, rules and regulations and where to find the best deals and the most popular rental car.

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Things to do in Funchal

Things to do in Funchal; discover the beautiful capital of Madeira

Funchal is the capital of the Portuguese island Madeira. Chances are, when you visit Madeira, you’ll also visit Funchal. And for a good reason, as there is a lot to see and do! Let’s check out some of the things to do in Funchal! In this post, you’ll learn more about the sights, excursions and activities you can do.

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Arrábida natural park

Things to do at Serra da Arrábida Natural Park; a natural paradise

Serra da Arrábida is a paradise for nature lovers. This hidden gem in nature is only a 40-minute drive from Lisbon, and you’ll discover dolphins, beaches like Praia do Creiro and Praia de Galapinhos, adventurous hikes, and lush green mountains! So when you visit Portugal and want to add a beach visit and time in nature to your Lisbon itinerary, the Serra da Arrábida Natural Park is not to be missed!

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Things to do in Tavira

Best things to do in Tavira; the 2023 Guide

Are you looking for a cute town when visiting the Algarve? Then Tavira is the place to be. It’s not overrun with mass tourism, but there are plenty of things to do in Tavira. From ancient castles to churches to beaches, Tavira has it all.

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Swell Nazaré Portugal

Watch the Nazaré big waves in Portugal; Things to know before you go!

Close to 30-meter tall waves, anyone? The Nazaré big waves in Portugal really are that high, and they are some of the tallest in the world! It’s the place where Guinness World Records are set, and you can witness this! Just don’t forget to bring binoculars and a camera to capture the surfers on the wave! During the winter months in Portugal, surfers from all over the world try to set new records and conquer the giant waves of Nazaré. Will you come to watch it this year?

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Best tours in Lisbon Portugal

20+ Best tours in Lisbon Portugal: The 2023 Lisbon Experience

During your trip to Lisbon, there are many things to see and do. To get the most out of your time in the Portuguese capital, booking a tour will be easy. Tours are an affordable way to explore the city, and your guide will know where the best places are. Also, a local will know where to take you if you’re looking for hidden gems.

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Oceanarium in Lisbon

Oceanarium in Lisbon Guide; how to get there, tickets, and incredible species

The Oceanarium in Lisbon is home to more than 15,000 creatures! That makes it the second biggest aquarium in Europe, with L’Oceanogràfic in Valencia having the largest one. It is located at Parque das Nações, once the decor of the Expo ’98 exhibition. It’s a favourite place to visit by children and adults alike, so let’s literally dive in and see what to expect during your visit to Oceanário de Lisboa.

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Arco da Rua Augusta

Rain in Lisbon: 15+ things to do on a rainy day in Lisbon;

With an average of 300 sunny days a year, Lisbon is far from a rainy city. But especially between October and April, the skies open a little more often than in summer. Although it’s rarely raining all day long, there are still many things to do with rain in Lisbon, and there are plenty of indoor activities in the city. Let’s have a look at things you can do on a rainy day in the Portuguese capital.

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Best sights Porto

The ultimate list for the best sights in Porto

Porto is the second biggest city in Portugal and a must-see city during your holiday. Porto, or Oporto, lies along the river Douro, and it’s one of the oldest European cities. There are many historical sights, and Porto is famous for its wine!

Not sure what to do in Porto? Discover sights, restaurants, and more! This ultimate guide helps you find the best places to visit in Porto.

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Torre de Belém

The ultimate guide, discover the best sights in Belém

When visiting the Portuguese capital Lisbon, a day trip to Belém is hard to ignore. The city’s district has a lot to see and it’s easy to get to. But what can you do in Belém? Are what are the not to be missed sights? Let’s dive into the ultimate Belém guide!

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MAAT Lisbon

MAAT Lisbon – Discover the city’s favourite art museum in Belém

Along the banks of the river Tagus in the historic district of Belém, you’ll spot a modern and complex designed building. It is the MAAT Museum, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology. It is one of the youngest museums in Lisbon that stole the heart of many. Read more to learn about the buildings, exhibitions and opening hours of MAAT Lisbon.

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Streets of Óbidos

Óbidos: the perfect day trip from Lisbon or Porto

When you travel to Portugal, you might hear of a tiny town called Óbidos, a favourite day trip from Lisbon or Porto for many! It’s one of Portugal’s most beautiful towns and a must-see UNESCO site! In this guide, you’ll discover what you can expect when you visit this medieval settlement on the hill.

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São Vincente de Fora

The colourful walls of São Vicente de Fora and stunning Lisbon views

From every viewpoint in Alfama, you’ll see the church towers of the Monastery São Vicente de Fora. Many people walk along the Monastery on the way to the flea market Feira da Ladra, and to enjoy the beautiful sights of Alfama. But a visit to São Vicente de Fora is well worth it! From the outside, you might not expect to find an enormous amount of tiles inside São Vicente de Fora. The monastery is full of surprises, gorgeous viewpoints and spectacular graves! Let’s have a look inside!

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Lisbon fenicular

Lisbon Public Transport explained – 5+ tips to help you get around the city

Lisbon has an extensive public transport network, and it is easy to explore the city by bus, tram and metro. When visiting Lisbon, it’s the easiest way to get around. But how does the public transportation system in Lisbon work? And when does it make sense to buy a Lisboa Card instead or separate tickets? Let’s dive in so you’ll travel like a local in no time!

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Atlantic coast Portugal

10+ tips that will help you discover Portugal

Portugal is loved by many travellers from all over the world. But what you can do once you’ve arrived? And what is there to see? What should I know about the country, and how can I travel around easily? In this article, I’ll help you on your way! Read on for information, tips and tricks about Portugal.

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