Travel Tips to Visit Alentejo

Posted by Rita Saraiva on 29-Jun-2015 09:30:00

Alentejo is the largest region in Portugal, stretching from Tejo (Tagus River) to the Algarve, covering almost a third of the country. Here, the weather is warm and dry, making Alentejo a slow-paced calm region, with nice friendly people, ideal for relaxing and forgetting about the world. When you visit Alentejo, you leave with the sensation that time stopped while you were there.

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Reguengos de Monsaraz, European wine capital 2015

Posted by Stefania Van Lieshout on 25-Jun-2015 14:00:00

Reguengos de Monsaraz is a small place in Portugal’s interior, bordering Extremadura in Spain. The town is situated 174 kilometres southeast of Lisbon. Driving there means flying low the first 130 kilometres on a highway, then the pace slows down significantly. From Évora, the regional capital, a provincial road winds through fields with olive trees and cork oaks.

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Best Places in Portugal to Spend The Summer with a Glass of Wine in Your Hand

Posted by Rita Saraiva on 18-Jun-2015 16:30:00

The Summer solstice is near and the weather in Portugal makes it possible to spend the evening of the longest day of the year outdoor. Whether at the poolside on a hill, on a terrace or among the vineyards, this special day when the Summer begins should be celebrated. The best way to do it? With a glass of a great Portuguese wine on your hand! Don't you agree?

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Top Things to Do in Porto for Wine, Nature and Art Lovers

Posted by Rita Saraiva on 15-Jun-2015 16:30:00

Porto, Portugal's second city, is a combination of tradition and modernity and a synonym of good food and wine, friendly caring people and a genuineness that can't be found nowhere else in Europe.

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Portugal's Best Wine Hotels

Posted by Nelson Carvalheiro on 11-Jun-2015 17:35:00

Travel through Portugal through wine! I have to admit that this is personal dream of mine, right after my Portugal Food Tour last year. Can you imagine what it is like to wake on the top of a mountain overlooking the Douro valley and seeing how the river serpents its way around the lush green footsteps of vineyards. The air is pure and healthy, a cloud dangles mid height like a loaf of cotton pinned on the opposite hill. Ahead of you is a day of Portuguese Wine discovery, always accompanied by quaint and candid Portuguese traditional cuisine. Having the opportunity to speak with the Vineyard's owners and meeting the simple people that make some of the world's finest nectars. Maybe even taking part in steeping on some grapes, if you are bold enough. I know that I will be making my own wine!

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Where Should I Taste Wine in Lisbon?

Posted by Rita Saraiva on 08-Jun-2015 09:00:00

While Porto is well known for its wine history and visited for its famous Port wine cellars, Lisbon is known for being a great metropolis, with amazing monuments, nightlife and shopping opportunities. But does that mean that those visiting Lisbon can't taste wine in Lisbon? Of course they can! Whether in the city centre or just a few minutes from Lisbon, no visitor should leave the city without a sip of the world-renown Portuguese wines.

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Why Visit Lisbon in the Summer

Posted by Rita Saraiva on 03-Jun-2015 16:00:00

Most of the times, big cities are full of tourists in the summer, making it hard to have a nice calm getaway. Summer in Lisbon is no different from the other great European cities, but there are a few reasons which make Summer a great season for visiting Lisbon.

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Visiting Porto? How to Plan a One-Day Tour to Douro

Posted by Wine Tourism in Portugal on 01-Jun-2015 10:00:00

For those who are visiting Northern Portugal, one of the best things to do in Porto is take a one day-trip to Douro, to discover the less urban and more natural side of one of Portugal's most famous wine regions: Douro.

Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 2001, the Douro Region is the oldest Demarcated Region in the world and is definitely worth a visit.

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