Top 7 Day Trips From Porto

Top 5 Day Trips From Porto

Porto is a beautiful, hilly city on the banks of the Douro River in the north of Portugal. Its historic old town is recognised as a World Heritage Site, and – as you can probably tell from the name – Porto is the city that gave the world port wine (and the country its name). … Read more

Best Hikes in Portugal

Best Hikes in Portugal

Portugal stands out amongst European countries for its vast array of spectacular hiking opportunities. Considering the size of Portugal compared to neighbouring France and Spain, out-and-about nature lovers are spoilt for choice here. Today’s article highlights the best hikes in Portugal on both the mainland and the islands. The Best Southern Portugal Hikes  Via Algarviana … Read more

One day in Coimbra

In the heart of Portugal looking over the Mondego river is the beautiful yet often overlooked city of Coimbra. The University city of Coimbra is often neglected in favour of the bigger cities such as Porto and Lisbon. But did you know that you can easily spend one day in Coimbra as a day trip … Read more

Hiking in Sintra

Hiking in Sintra

A stone’s throw from Lisbon, Sintra is a traditional Portuguese village built into the hills of the Serra de Sintra. Hiking is Sintra is extremely popular with locals and tourists alike. Charging out of the deep green hill, like a tall yellow flame, is the Palacio Nacional da Pena, one of the most beautiful palaces … Read more

Porto in One Day

Porto in One Day

Is it possible to see Porto in one day? Absolutely! You can enjoy a walking tour which will show you most sites of the city. Follow this up with a visit to the Lello bookshop and some Port tasting and you’ve got a pretty good feel for the city in a short space of time. … Read more

Things to do in Belem

Jeronimos Monastery

Belem is one of my favourite destinations in Lisbon – such a beautiful part of town along the river and home to some of Lisbon’s most famous monuments including Belem Tower and the Monument to Discoveries. But there’s so much more to do there than you might expect – head to the Jeronimos Monastery or … Read more

Porto Metro

Porto Metro

The Porto Metro is one of the best ways to get around in Porto, the second largest metropolitan city in Portugal. The metro opened its first line about twenty years ago in 2002. Today there are six lines with about eighty working stations that go over seven different areas: Porto, Gondomar, Maia, Matosinhos, Póvoa de … Read more

How to Book Portugal Train Tickets

How to Book Portugal Train Tickets

I totally love travelling by train in Portugal. It is comfortable and fast. The Portuguese trains are very clean and comfortable. Because Portugal is a relatively small and accessible country there are trains to most Portuguese destinations. You can find a lot of third part apps or booking websites (such as omio.com) that advertise Portugal … Read more

Golden Visa Portugal

Golden Visa Portugal

Portugal has been one of the most popular destinations in Europe for a while, and it’s only getting more popular. With an excellent climate, beautiful beaches, and ancient heritage sites to explore, it’s easy to see why Portugal is looking more and more like a place to spend your next vacation. But that might not … Read more