Looking for some insider travel info? There’s more to Europe to be discovered and The Azores are Portugal’s best kept secret.
Take a cultural journey to 2 of the most beautiful cities in Portugal on a full-day tour to Guimarães and Braga. Discover the birthplace of the nation and a former Roman settlement more than 2,000 years old.
Portugal is famous for its beaches, jaw dropping scenery, delicious food, laid back generous nature of its people, and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Overexposed: The castles of Sintra, Portugal. Underappreciated: The walled city of Evora; Debra Bruno; Washington Post
Cobblestone streets, an impressive aqueduct, the largest medieval cathedral and a chapel of bones await you, along with hearty food.
The Alentejo is the beautiful region of Portugal that lies between the Algarve and central Lisbon region. This vast and sparsely populated area covers over 30 percent of Portugal and is characterized by its rolling hills and historic fortified towns. Alentejo, Portuguese for “beyond the Tagus River,” is the world’s largest producer of cork, and forests of cork […]
Portugal’s Douro Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage site and it’s the country’s oldest demarcated region that produces both port and wines. Here are some of Portugal’s prime destinations for wine, port and world-class Old World charm.
Portugal’s Douro Valley is a wonderful destination for families. The perfect itinerary follows the River Douro from the Atlantic coast to the wine region.
Planning for Porto, Portugal? Chris and Mary were eager to explore all the things to do in Porto Portugal and they went there. Their guide is to be useful for you.
Explore Portugal on a full-day, multi-city tour that takes you to some of its most popular medieval and 20th-century architectural and religious marvels. Depart from Lisbon and make your way to Fátima, a major center of global Catholic pilgrimage.
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Hike the Camino de Santiago from Portugal to Spain while taking in all Portugal has to offer. Small group guided vacations with REI.
These day trips from Lisbon are not just charming but also for history, wine and beach lovers with a day trip frome very kind of traveller in Portugal.
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River Cruise in Portugal’s Douro Valley. Cam and Nicole Wears have returned from a fun river cruise in Portugal
See paleolithic rock art in the north of Portugal
Foz Côa is the area around the Coa river valley in which a huge concentration of upper paleolithic “rock art” is found, glacier scrubbed “panels” containing zoomorphic engravings (depictions of mountain goats, horses, aurochs, and deer) or etched symbols like spirals and zig-zag lines. Foz Coa has over 100 panels containing 5,000 animal engravings and was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status for the 30 discovered rock art sites, stopping further development on a dam that was being built near the confluence of the Coa and Duoro rivers.
The rock engravings in Foz Côa and Siega Verde, date from the Upper Palaeolithic to the final Magdalenian/Epipalaeolithic eras (22.000 – 8.000 BCE).
Today the Foz Coa rock art sites are considered some of the most important in the world.
Where Is Foz Côa?
Foz Côa is in the eastern part of the Norte region of Portugal, near the border with Spain.
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Going on holiday to Portugal and looking for things to do off the regular tourist trail? Here are the best secret spots to visit for nature, food and culture lovers.
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CroisiEurope offers cruises on the Douro River. There are nine different itineraries listed on the company’s website, but several of them have only one sailing. In this article, we’re going to look at two itineraries that have several dates available – 1) Porto, the Douro Valley (Portugal), and Salamanca (Spain), the 6-day cruise; and 2) Portugal to Spain – Porto, the Douro Valley (Portugal), and Salamanca (Spain), the 8-day cruise.
Porto, the Douro Valley (Portugal), and Salamanca (Spain)
This 6-day cruise between Porto and Salamanca is round trip from Porto. The average length for a Douro River cruise is about eight days, so this six-day itinerary is shorter than most. However, there are still quite a few stops along the way. Let’s take a look at the destinations you’ll visit.
On the first day of the cruise, you’ll board the MS Fernao de Magalhaes in Porto. This ship carries up to 142 passengers and is smaller than other ships in CroisiEurope’s fleet. But ships on the Douro tend to be smaller for all cruise lines when compared to vessels on other waterways in Europe.