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2018/02/09

A train ride through the almonds in blossom: on the Saturdays: 03, 10, 17 and 24 March 2018

Get aboard the train for a memorable journey along the Almond Blossom Circuit, where you can let your senses delight in the vast flower-filled landscape of one of Portugal’s most green and verdant regions. 

The oldest tourist excursion developed by the Portuguese railway company CP (Comboios de Portugal), the Almond Blossom circuit takes you through some unique countryside, where history and tradition blend perfectly with the beauty of the landscapes. A journey that will literally take your breath away. 

Taking you through the region of Alto Douro and Trás-os-Montes in special trains, along the line from Porto-Campanhã to Pocinho and back, the Almond Blossom Trail is further complemented by 
a choice of three road trips that you can also choose from:

Route A – Pocinho, Museu do Côa (guided tour of the museum), Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo (time for lunch), Castelo Rodrigo, Barca D'Alva, Penedo Durão (view point), Freixo de Espada à Cinta and Pocinho.

Route B – Freixo de Numão, Penedono, Trancoso (time for lunch), Marialva (guided tour of the castle), Meda (guided tour of the winery Quinta Vale D'Aldeia), Museu do Côa (guided tour of the museum), Foz Côa and Pocinho..

Route C – Pocinho, Torre de Moncorvo, Mogadouro (time for lunch and visit to the Archeology museum), Santuário de Cerejais (view point), Vila flor and Pocinho.

DatesThese trips are going to be held on the Saturdays: 03, 10, 17 and 24 March 2018.

Visit the CP website and their Facebook page to find out the train times and any other information you may require.


Source: CP

2018/02/06

Algarve Events Guide for February 2018


Going to the Algarve
 during the month of February? So d
iscover here what’s happening in the Algarve region.

The Algarve is known for its beaches, natural landscapes, bars and golf courses. And for its restaurants, hotels, monuments, and of course, for entertainment.
The offer of entertainment destination is diversified and includes events of public and private partners that invite you to enjoy emotions and traditions, sounds and regional flavors, that the Algarve Tourism organizes in this guide leaflet.


Find more information about the Algarve at:

February 2018 "Follow Me": Lisbon monthly tourist Guide for visitors

Before you visit Lisbon, check "Follow me Lisboa" and discover what´s happening in the Lisboa region during the month of FebruaryFollow Me Lisboa is a monthly tourist Guide for visitors.

A bilingual publication in Spanish and English, it is a pocket-sized publication containing the main cultural and other events to interest to the tourist and a complete itinerary to museums, monuments, parks, gardens, hotels and restaurants.


Find more about Lisboa region at:
https://www.visitportugal.com/LisboaRegião
http://www.visitlisboa.com/
- Brochure "Lisbon City Breaks"
- Brochure Lisbon: " A whole world to explore"

10 things to do and to see in Lisbon 

Portugal: a mild winter

Winter in Portugal is a very pleasant season.

With an average of more than 300 sunny days a year, winter here can sometimes seem more like spring and you always need to have your sunglasses to hand. 

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A walk along the beach is a great idea at any time of year or alternatively, you could opt for our "ecovias", such as Vila Nova de Gaia, the Estrada Atlântica or the Rota Vicentina, where you can enjoy a view of the sea as you walk or cycle
When it comes to adrenaline-packed sports, surfing is always a good choice, especially since there are always good waves along Portugal's extensive coast.  But your prefer golf, Portugal offers exceptional conditions for golfing, especially in the courses of Algarve and on Estoril Coast, voted as the best golfing destinations in Europe and the world on a number of occasions.  

Whether it's the world heritage scenery of the River Douro, or in the Azores or Madeira, a river cruise is a great way to spend some leisure time.Take the opportunity to discover our monuments and museums or our historical city centres, some of which classified as world heritage. Take a look too at the contemporary buildings and marvel at the urban art in Lisbon that has created veritable open-air galleries.  

Eat a healthy lunch of fresh fish on a seaside esplanade, and sample our convent sweets too, such as the world-famous pastel de nata (custard tart). And your meal will taste even better with one of our excellent wines

Whatever you decide to do, you will take home many lifelong memories of your time here.