A Sunset Cruise on the Douro River

Douro River Cruise

A Pleasurable Douro River Cruise from Porto: With the sun setting in the horizon, we board our Porto Cruz river boat at the Cais da Ribera, one of the quays where river boats are moored. The ramp from the quay to the boat looks steep, but I make it okay, even on high heels and […]

Shopping in Oporto – Travel Shopping

Heart-shaped Gold Filigree, Oporto Shopping

Oporto is a good place for Traditional Handicraft: Most visitors to Oporto do not come with the intention of shopping for big ticket items, although if you are dying to buy international designer wares, these are available in some of the larger shopping centres. Like many other Portuguese cities, Oporto is a good place to […]

Porto Sightseeing Tour on a Vintage Tram

Porto Tram City Tour

Porto Tram City Tour: On your Oporto holiday, you can visit Oporto’s historical monuments, theatres, cafes, restaurants, city hall and more on a vintage tram. This charming Porto City Tram Tour is a Hop-on Hop-off tour that gives you the freedom to stop for as long as you like at places of interest. Starting at […]

Mercado do Bolhão – Oporto's Central Market

Mercado do Bolhao's - Oporto

A Noisy and Lively Market in the Centre of Town: Mercado do Bolhão, a noisy and lively market  in the heart of Oporto city, is a nice place to visit if you’re looking for a change in scenery from your usual sightseeing attractions. The market is housed in a two-tier covered building and there are […]

Portugal Tour – A Regional Tour of Portugal

Tour Route of Portugal

Portugal Tour – Our Portugal Tour Route, Itinerary and Comments: This is the itinerary of our 10-day Portugal tour which is called ‘A Regional Tour of Portugal’. Our tour route goes in an anti-clockwise direction, starting in Lisbon and heading down south to the Algarve and then head ups up north along the eastern border.  […]

Shopping in Portugal – Portugal Holidays

Azulejos - Painted Ceramic Tiles

Shopping in Portugal needn’t break your bank! Portugal is a country where handicraft is very much alive and here you’ll be able to buy souvenirs that are practical, rather than ones that collect dust on your mantelpiece.  Traditional craftwork such as lace, rugs, ceramics, copperware, wicker, pottery, hand-knitted clothing, ceramics and copper dishes and intricate […]

Tour Routes in Portugal

Monument to the Discoveries (Padrao dos Descobrimentos)

Suggested Tour Routes to see the best destinations in Portugal Portugal is quite compact and easy to travel around. However, most widely sold tour offerings combine it with Spain, and a few even add Morocco. This means you get to see Fatima, Lisbon and not much else. But there are some “purely Portugal” tours available […]