Tag Archives: Portugal

Vila Nova de Gaia and another look at Porto, Portugal

We have been looking at those Port wine cellars across the river since we arrived in Porto and today is our day to visit.  After you cross the Dom Luis I Bridge over the Douro River, you are actually in … Continue reading

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The Douro Valley, Portugal

Today we have an early departure from the hotel for our small group tour of the Douro Valley, the region of Portugal where the grapes for fortified wine known as Port are grown. Because we will miss the standard breakfast time, … Continue reading

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Porto, Portugal

We are disembarking our cruise ship today in Lisbon.  We were here in May at the conclusion of our transatlantic cruise.  We stayed on for a few days then and even took some day trips out of the city.  The … Continue reading

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Portugal: A castle, a beach, and the westernmost point of Continental Europe

Today, our last full day in Portugal, Boris and I are taking separate tours.  Boris is headed to see the lines of Torres Vedras.  I am going to see some of the most popular sites near Lisbon on a small … Continue reading

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Fatima, Portugal and a few Monasteries

Today Boris and I are taking a private tour out of Portugal to see Fatima and a few recommended sites within two hours of Lisbon.  There are all kinds of tour itineraries and group sizes (at a wide range of … Continue reading

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Land Ho: Lisbon, Portugal

After a twelve-day crossing we arrived in Lisbon in the evening.  Those who were flying out in the morning took advantage of the opportunity to disembark for an evening out.  There is also an excursion for a twilight tour, Fado, … Continue reading

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The Algarve-Portimao, Sagres, and Lagos, Portugal

Our final port before disembarking in Lisbon is Portimao, Portugal.  We only have the afternoon in port so we took a countryside tour of the Algarve, this seaside region of Portugal of about 100 miles.  The countryside was green and … Continue reading

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