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Destination: Porto
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
A short trip to Porto is just enough time to sample the city's highlights, from tasting the wares of the port lodges to watching the world go by in the parks... read more »
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Take a break in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon and you'll discover a impressive city that's awash with history.... read more »
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Destination: Lisbon
Trip type: Short Break
Explore the many sides of Lisbon’s character and you'll find this beautiful, gleaming city has plenty to cheer even the famously reserved locals ... read more »
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Clear blue waters and bountiful home-grown produce attract visitors to the Madeiran capital of Funchal all year round, but the city is in full colourful bloom during the spring months ... read more »
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Destination: Porto
Few European cities can match the variety, the history and the sheer good value that are packed into Portugal’s charming northern capital of Porto. Here’s how to enjoy it, and where to stay... read more »
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Destination: Funchal, Madeira
Madeira is known for bath chairs, blue rinses and a sherry-type tipple. But it has plenty to offer younger visitors, from groovy nightclubs to designer hotels and achingly trendy new restaurants... read more »
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Destination: Lisbon
Trip type: Short Break
If Wallace and Gromit ever left the UK, this is how they'd tour round Lisbon. Forget the Wensleydale, though - this chic city is more interested in coffee, caipirinhas and custard tarts... read more »
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Exploring a city built on hills and dancing the night away can take its toll on just about anyone. But I can assure you the pain is worth every minute spent in beautiful, seductive Lisbon... read more »
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With the opening of a new airport at Beja, the peaceful Alentejo region is all set to welcome new visitors. Share with me some reminders of a turbulent past and enjoy the serenity of the present ... read more »
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Destination: Madeira, Funchal
Madeira’s historic hiking trails wind through the gorgeous mountains, valleys and coastal scenery of this ’floating garden'... read more »
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Destination: Lagos, Algarve
Planning a lads' weekend away, and looking for somewhere that combines adventure, golf, good food and cracking nightlife? Portugal's western Algarve has got the winning formula down to a tee...... read more »
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It may be way off the usual tourist trail but that's all the more reason to love Portugal’s ancient capital of Coimbra and its beautiful surrounding countryside... read more »
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Destination: Lisbon, Cascais
For those looking for a reasonably-priced city break, Lisbon has plenty to offer, with cultural highlights, beaches and (perhaps the best secret of all) an amazing campsite... read more »
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Seeing more of the world is a top priority for holidaymakers in 2010, as is keeping a tight grip on the budget. Follow my advice to bag a bargain and save money before and during your travels... read more »
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4
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Destination: Portugal
Trip type: Beach, Short Break, Spa
Walking through the orange and lemon groves we regained our zest for life in Portugal, which has more hours of sunshine per year than California.... read more »
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Destination: Lisbon
Lisbon is a city famed for its sunshine, custard tarts, yellow trams and moustaches. Read on to find out how to make the most of 48 hours in the Portuguese capital... read more »
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Destination: Coimbra
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Coimbra in the centre of Portugal is an interesting and attractive old University town. Take a wander through its Moorish built narrow streets, and avoid the routine of the Algarve ... read more »
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It’s not only the port wine which ages in Porto, Portugal’s second city. Humans, too, can put on a couple of years between arriving at a restaurant and being served... read more »
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Destination: Porto
There’s more to Porto for alcohol lovers to enjoy than plain old port. Ever heard of white port? No? Well, read on…... read more »
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Destination: Sagres
Trip type: Beach, Family, Short Break
Take a trip to the southwest tip of Portugal, right at the end of the Algarve, and you'll find the peaceful little seaside town of Sagres, just perfect for a relaxing weekend away... read more »
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