City Breaks

Discover the New Charming Boutique Hotels in Portugal

Top Boutique Hotels in Portugal Can’t miss boutique hotels in Portugal So, you’re planning your next trip to Portugal and wandering where to stay? Be prepared, as it will be a difficult choice, with so many charming new boutique hotels in Portugal to discover. We’ve traveled from Porto to the […]

City Breaks in Portugal: Café Culture

The Portuguese Way of Life: City Breaks Around Coffee “Um cafézinho?” (a little coffee?) has to be one of the most widely used expressions in Portuguese. It really knows no boundaries. Everybody uses it, at all times. Its popularity reflects the preponderance of coffee and café culture in Portuguese life. […]

Food and Wine in Lisbon

Lisboeta: Food and Wine in Lisbon, the city of light A spoonful of Lisbon: Food and Wine in Lisbon Concocted with love by London-based Portuguese Chef Nuno Mendes, “Lisboeta” is a superb book about cooking and eating around the city of light. Halfway between the travel book and the cookbook, it’s […]

Architecture tours in Lisbon: New Icons

A Changing Urban Landscape: Architecture Tours in Lisbon The New Cruise Ship Terminal Lisbon’s spectacular new cruise ship terminal, designed by João Luís Carrilho da Graça is the city’s new landmark building. It’s a must-see for anyone interested in architecture tours in Lisbon. Opened this fall, this is a monumental, […]

City Breaks in Lisbon: Príncipe Real

The Trendy Heart of the City: City Breaks in Lisbon The charm of Príncipe Real: City Breaks in Lisbon The princely name fits like a glove to Lisbon’s trendiest district. Príncipe Real, named after Queen D. Maria II’s first born, the “Royal Prince”, is the chicest district in the city, […]

Tailor-Made Tours in Portugal: 5 Places to Remember

A is for Azores: Tailor-Made Tours in Portugal Off-radar experiences, jaw-dropping views, exquisite food and wine moments. Tailor-made tours in Portugal are always wondrous.Where should you start in your tailor-made tour in Portugal? With episode Travel’s list of 5 places you should put on your map it should be easier […]

Fado: the voice of Portugal

Fado: Past and Present Fado is so much more than a music genre. Whereas many associate it to the mournful word “saudade” (a very Portuguese kind of longing), it can also be vibrant and merry. Fado is such a rich and diverse kind of music that the lyrics can be about […]

Best restaurants in Porto

Best Restaurants in Porto and Around Ah… the North! Always full of charm and character. The best restaurants in Porto are a tasteful combination of charisma, class and uniqueness. An absolute beacon of culinary brilliance is Casa de Chá da Boa Nova (Matosinhos), one of the best restaurants in Porto, […]

Porto Best European City Break Destination

Traditional and contemporary: Porto voted Best European City Break Destination in 2017 Porto was unanimously elected Best European Destination 2017. 20 selected destinations competed for the prestigious title and Porto was chosen as one of the top places to travel in 2017. Why is Porto the best European city break […]

Shopping in Lisbon

  Shopping in Lisbon: a small selection of not-to-be-missed shops Whether you’re window-shopping, on retail therapy or determined to take some bespoke souvenirs home with you, shopping in Lisbon can be extremely fun. Some of the best shopping in Lisbon happens at Baixa and Chiado. These two historical districts are […]