How to Plan a One-day Tour in Lisbon

Posted by Mariana Pinto on 30-Oct-2015 11:14:00

Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, may be packed with culture, heritage and history, but it is also full of options for the wine and food enthusiast. So, are you visiting Lisbon anytime soon and there are so many important sites and monuments, that you don't know where to start?

Relax, we are here to help you and plan you a one-day tour in Lisbon that will take to see and experience all of the must-do activities in Lisbon and to enjoy the major attractions of the city, whether we are talking about monuments, museums and cultural sites or wine and food experences.

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Check our suggestions for a one-day tour in Lisbon, planned so that you can enjoy all of the important sites and experiences in your own rhythm.

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Topics: Wine Tours Wine & Food Lisbon

Portugal Wins 17 Awards at the World Luxury Hotel Awards!

Posted by Wine Tourism in Portugal on 28-Oct-2015 16:10:00

The awards in Portugal can't stop coming! This time, Portugal was awarded important titles in the World Luxury Hotel Awards, a global organization which provides luxury hotels with recognition for their excellence in service as well as in world class accommodation units and facilities.

The prizes are awarded to luxury hotels all over the world, in different categories on a global, continent and country basis, encouraging the increasing service standards within the luxury hotel industry.

Portugal has 17 hotels awarded in different categories. Check the list below!

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Herdade dos Grous - An Insider's View

Posted by Rita Saraiva on 27-Oct-2015 13:45:00

The Herdade dos Grous is a wine estate made of picturesque whitewashed and blue villages in the heart of Alentejo, set idyllically among vineyards, olive groves and cork oaks. At its heart is the dam of Herdade dos Grous, with a size of 98 hectares, making the whole property an astonishing 793 hectare estate.

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Wine Tourism in Portugal talked to Aurélio Picareta, Director at Herdade dos Grous that told us that the project was born of the will to continue to develop a brand, especially in an international market, focusing on the prestige of a different product: their wines.

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Topics: Wine Tours Alentejo

Congratulations Portuguese Wines - Great Awards and Distinctions

Posted by Rita Saraiva on 21-Oct-2015 13:44:00

It's no news that Portuguese wines are being more and more recognized world-wide, arousing curiosity from both wine lovers or enthusiasts as well as experts.

This week, there are two Portuguese wine brands in the limelight: Quinta da Pacheca and Quinta do Vallado!

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Adega Mãe - One of the Best Wineries Near Lisbon

Posted by Rita Saraiva on 20-Oct-2015 11:16:00

Just a few minutes from Lisbon, there is Adega Mãe, a modern winery born of an old passion that has always existed within the Riberalves Group: the wine. The Group, recognized by the trade and processing of codfish, is now also in the wine business after the purchase of a 40 hectares property in Torres Vedras, 35 hectares of which covered in vineyards, where both reds and whites are cultivated.  

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How to Plan a Winter Getaway in Porto - A Tour to the Port Wine Cellars

Posted by Rita Saraiva on 15-Oct-2015 12:10:00

Winter, and particularly Christmas time, is traditionally the perfect time for a family or a couple getaway. While there are many cities that make it worthwhile visiting during the hotter months, Porto offers a wide range of activities and attractions, showing its magical and enchanting side during the colder months.

One of the best activities to do during a winter in Porto or during Christmas time is a guided tour to the Port wine cellars and taste the famous Port wine, a sweet fortified wine from the Douro region. And if you could, at the same time, enjoy some chocolate and some cheese with your Port, while getting the Christmas shopping done, perfect, right? So what could be better to do in Porto than to warm up in the most renowned wine lodges, tasting the delicious Port wines? Check our suggestions below!

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Carmo's Boutique Hotel, an Authentic Experience by Nelson Carvalheiro

Posted by Nelson Carvalheiro on 13-Oct-2015 16:20:00

Carmo’s Boutique Hotel is located in a very rural area of northern Portugal, 5 km from Ponte de Lima. The warm hospitality of the people in this region is well known and their "back to Portuguese roots" way of welcoming guests is something I’ve always appreciated. The hotel was nominated in 2013 by the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler as one of the best new hotels in the world. With all this in mind I gladly spent a sunny weekend at the end of winter at Carmos Boutique Hotel.

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CONTEST: Win a Stay in Porto and Two Port Wine Tours

Posted by Wine Tourism in Portugal on 08-Oct-2015 09:00:00

Porto was elected best European Destination in 2014 and it was considered Best Romantic Destination in 2015, making it one of the best cities to visit nowadays. 

Would you like to visit Porto and taste some of the best Port wines in the world-renowned Port wine cellars? Then this is the perfect contest for you!

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Interview With Wine Tourism Manager at Monte da Ravasqueira

Posted by Wine Tourism in Portugal on 07-Oct-2015 11:48:17

Connected to José de Mello's family for several generations, Monte da Ravasqueira is located in Arraiolos, one hour away from Lisbon, and covers a vast area of the ​​typical Alentejo landscape.

We talked with Mario Gonzaga, the wine tourism manager at Monte da Ravasqueira, who shared with us some of his experience at the estate and a little bit of the culture and history of the Ravasqueira wines.

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The Top Trendiest Places to Stay and Eat During Fashion Week in Lisbon

Posted by Rita Saraiva on 05-Oct-2015 16:44:00

Late September and the beginning of October is the time where the fashion world is at its best: it's the fashion month, where Spring/Summer collections for the following year are showcased to the world. 

The Fashion Week in Lisbon takes place on the 9th - 11th October, so what time better than this to suggest you some of the hottest, trendiest places in Lisbon? 

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