Nazare – Funicular Railway to Sitio

Ascenor da Nazare 1889 - 2014: 2014 marks the 125th anniversary of the Nazare's Funicular. This century-old public transport mode was inaugurated on July 28, 1889.  The funicular railway is  considered to be one of the better initiatives of the town's history, allowing the growth and … [Read more...]

Nazaré – Portugal’s Famous Fishing Village

Portugal's Famous Fishing Village: We arrive in Nazaré at lunchtime, after a 45 minutes drive from Batalho. This little fishing village with its huge stretch of beautiful sandy beach is a pleasant change of scenery from the castles, fortresses and churches that we've been visiting. We've … [Read more...]

Nazaré – Portugal's Famous Fishing Village

Portugal's Famous Fishing Village: We arrive in Nazaré at lunchtime, after a 45 minutes drive from Batalho. This little fishing village with its huge stretch of beautiful sandy beach is a pleasant change of scenery from the castles, fortresses and churches that we've been visiting. We've already … [Read more...]

Remember Remember the 5th of November – Guy Fawkes Day

The 5th of November is Guy Fawkes Day - Remember, Remember the 5th of November: The 5th of November is Guy Fawkes Day or Bonfire Night or Fireworks Night in Britain and all around the country you'll find Bonfire Night festivities and massive firework displays. This British tradition dates back … [Read more...]

Canal Cruises and Canal Holidays – Regents Canal

Take a canal cruise along the historic Regents Canal: The Regent's Canal runs from the Limehouse Basin in East London's Docklands to Little Venice in north-west London's Maida Vale. You can do canal cruises on the prettiest and most interesting section of the canal - between Camden Lock and … [Read more...]

London Duck City Sightseeing Tour

A Road and River London Sightseeing Adventure the Kids will Love: Just when you think you've seen all forms of London sightseeing transport options, this large yellow amphibious craft cruises past you with a load of tourists on board. Ah, the London Duck! The London Duck lets you see … [Read more...]

Port Wine from The House of Sandeman – Porto

The House of Sandeman and the History of Port Wine : Port wine it seems was discovered in the 17th century when British merchants added brandy to the wine of the northern Douro region to prevent it souring and to improve its shelf-life during shipment to England. The wine was called Port, … [Read more...]

Port Wine Tasting at The House of Sandeman – Oporto

Meet the Mysterious Don at The House of Sandeman: We're on a port wine-tasting tour of The House of Sandeman. Our "Don" guide (in fact, a blonde woman dressed like Antonio Banderas in "Zorro") meets us at the entrance. Even after claiming for years  'reformed status' as regards his time as an … [Read more...]

Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum in Rüdesheim

Siegfried's has the largest collection of mechanical music boxes: Rüdesheim is a popular stop on any Rhine River cruise and one of the sightseeing attractions in this riverside town is Siegfried's Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum. This is the first museum collection of automated musical … [Read more...]

Chimneys of the Algarve

Algarve Chimneys - Sightseeing Attractions: Throughout the Algarve you'll notice that the walls of houses are mostly whitewashed.  As we know, the Algarve has very long, hot summers and the whitewash deflects the hot sun from the buildings. Why So Many Chimneys? Why then you may ask do these … [Read more...]