Myself and my husband are planning a trip to Porto at the end of August. We have been to Lisbon 3 times already and can't wait to see what Porto has to offer! We love to stay in areas that have a good selection of places to eat and drink but that are also authentic and not too much of a tourist trap. What neighborhoods would you recommend? I read a little about Miragaia and it seems to have an interesting history.
I'd be grateful for any advice,
Thanks all :)
I'd love some feedback on this itinerary, too many days, too few days in any of these places? We want a combination of outdoor/walking/hiking and cultural and local flavor. Two weeks, We fly in/out of Lisbon.
- Day of arrival stay in Lisbon
- drive to Lousa area for schist Villages
- Drive to Parque Natural de Serra da Estrela for hiking
- Drive to Pinhao for wine and Douro Valley
- Drive to Guimaraes
- Drive to Lisbon
There's not a lot of information about getting around this part of portgual. The tourism website is only in Portuguese, so I need some advice. This August we are thinking of renting a car and driving into the Lousa area for a couple of days to see some of these villages and maybe some hiking. What's the best way to get around, is driving reasonable in this area? Is there parking and hotels? I only see a couple hotels online. Should we book in advance or will we find accommodation? What is a good…
Hi, my friend and I are heading to Portugal in September. Looking for hostel suggestions, particularly in the Algarve. Looking for somewhere preferably on the beach which I am having difficulty finding. I would like to surf and a good / social atmosphere would be ideal (crazy party not needed just social). Finding hostels on the beach or very close to is challenging - maybe it's just me.
In addition to the above any suggestions for Porto, Peniche, Ericeira and Lisbon would be welcome.
I am travelling to Porto 27 June for 8 nights. I have been to Portugal before but to Algarve and Lisbon areas. This is my first time in the north.
I will be solo and have booked a room near sao bento station.
I am interested in day tours from the city to beaches and nice towns.
I would like to do a wine tour of Douro are but they are pretty expensive, the ones I've seen are all over €100. I don't want to hire a car and I an travelling alone so would prefer an organised tour. Does anyone know of…
Work is sending me to Portugal in June for a conference (harsh I know right?). The conference is in Lisbon for just a few days then I have the rest of time to see the country! This amount of flexibility is awesome but having trouble deciding what all to see/do! : ) I'm a 27 yo male traveling solo and am most interested in: meeting other travelers, beach/surfing, good nightlife-party (definitely want to hit Lagos), and seeing historic attractions along the way would be cool too. I enjoy…
we are planning to travel to Azores islands at the end of Sep .
we are 2 adults and 1 child ( 5 year old) .
our trip plan is :
Flores - 4 days
Pico, Faial & San Jorge- 6 days
Sao miguel - 5 days
we are planning to fly from Flores to Pico and from San Jorge to Sao Migule .
and take ferry from Pico to Faial & San Jorge .
My Q are :
1. should we rest car for all the period ? or there are islands that do not require car .
2. can you suggest a car company that can give us service in all the…
We are planning to visit Portugal for 2 weeks in September. I think that we will fly into Porto and out of Lisbon. Will be our first trip to Portugal. Quite often we tour by bicycle, usually bringing our own, but this time we just want to rent a bicycle for a few days and tour on our own. Douro Vally looks like it would be an interesting place to cycle. Has anyone done this? Looking for a recommended place to rent bicycles from either in Porto or in a town along the Douro. We are not interested…