Fall Festivals Around Porto

One of Porto’s liveliest annual festivals in Festa de São João on June 23, taking place amid much merriment with dancing and feasting in the streets and a spectacular fireworks display rounding proceedings off. But this northern Portuguese city is a party town, full of street parties, festivals and events. Here’s how to brighten up the long autumnal days with fall festivals around Porto.

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October 21, 2014 by
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Spending the Day in Lagos on the Algarve

Portugal’s favorite vacation destination sprawls along the country’s south coast, a region of sun-kissed white towns and golf courses edged with a necklace of golden beaches. Of the many photogenic towns on the Algarve, here’s a countdown for spending the day in Lagos.

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October 7, 2014 by
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Five Ways to Get Around the Douro Valley

The rugged but fertile landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley is home to the vineyards that produce northern Portugal’s world-famous fortified port wine. Here are the best ways to get around the Douro Valley while still seeing all its sights; fall is the perfect time to visit as the tourist hordes have gone

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September 23, 2014 by
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Estoril: The ‘Rivera’ of the Portuguese Coast

Typical Portuguese Cuisine

At first glance, Estoril looked unremarkable in comparison to other European coastal towns; lovely yes, but with no distinctive features to entice travelers into choosing it over its more glamourous counterparts in Italy, Spain and France. I soon discovered, however, that there is one true commodity that makes a destination stand out, the one ingredient that makes a holiday memorable years after your visit: its people.

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September 17, 2014 by
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Wine Tasting on Madeira

Lush, fertile Madeira enjoys a diverse climate that lends itself to a variety of agriculture, from the growing of exotic blooms to banana plantations. Wine tasting on Madeira is a popular pastime with visitors as the island is also known for its fortified wine.

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September 9, 2014 by
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Visiting Seville from the Algarve

The Algarve stretches 155 km (97 miles) along the south coast of Portugal from Ayamonte in the east to Sagres in the west, and while there’s more than enough to keep families happy exploring the necklace of beaches and whitewashed towns of the region, visiting Seville from the Algarve makes for a great day trip into Spain to discover one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

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August 26, 2014 by
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