Why Portugal is great for solo travel?

If you like to travel solo, choose Portugal for your next holiday experience. 

It was elected the 1st most peaceful country in the European Union and the 3rd in the World, according to the Global Peace Index of 2017. It´s one of the best value destinations in Europe and, above all, you will feel at home. Portuguese people are experts in the art of welcoming and over 60% of the population speaks at least one foreign language, especially English.

Lisbon, the country’s fascinating capital, and the vibrant Porto are two of the main cities to visit. Much appreciated by solo visitors, both are close to the sea and overlooking a river, have many points of interest to see and are easy to stroll around. There are plenty of outdoor cafés, a wide variety of nice restaurants and at the end of the day you won’t feel bored. These cities have a buzz day and night, all year round... 

If you prefer to travel the country, the down-to-earth Central region, the unexplored Alentejo and the more popular Algarve all receive visitors with open arms. In the middle of the Atlantic, the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores also have much to offer to those wanting to combine adventure and calm, good food, sea and land, and some beautiful nature reserves.

Topping this, Portugal has a mild climate with more than 3,000 hours of sunshine ayear, 850 km of fabulous beaches, outstanding spots for surfing and other water sports and a valuable heritage.

Do you need any more reasons to visit Portugal?


AerLingus boosts Portugal capacity in Summer 2018

AerLingus in summer 2018 season is expanding capacity to Portugal, including introduction of A321 and A330 service to Lisbon and Faro, respectively.

Dublin – Faro Starting on 19 May 2018  – until 15 September 20181 of 4 flights on Saturdays operated by A330, replacing A321
EI490 DUB 07.40 – 10.45 FAO 330 6
EI491 FAO 11.55 – 14.55 DUB 330 6

Dublin – Lisbon
Starting on 25 March 20184 of 11 weekly service operated by A321, replacing A320
EI486 DUB 18.50 – 21.45 LIS 321 x246
EI487 LIS 22.30 – 01.10+1 DUB 321 x246

Source: Routes on Line

Vueling adds new Portugal routes in Summer 2018

Vueling in summer 2018 season plans to introduce a pair of new routes to Portugal, which sees new service for Bilbao – Lisbon and Palma Mallorca – Lisbon route.

Bilbao – Lisbon Will start on 26 MAR |  2 weekly

VY2700 BIO 14.50 – 15.25 LIS 
VY2701 LIS 16.05 – 18.40 BIO 

Palma Mallorca – Lisbon Will start on 02JUN | 2 weekly
VY3436 PMI 19.15 – 20.15 LIS 
VY3436 PMI 19.55 – 20.55 LIS 

VY3437 LIS 20.50 – 23.50 PMI 
VY3437 LIS 21.35 – 00.30+1 PMI 

Source: Vueling and Routes on Line

Emirates Increases Capacity to Lisbon

Emirates announced it will resume a second daily service to Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, from 1 June 2018.
The flight will be operated by an Emirates Boeing 777-300 ER in a three class cabin configuration, with eight private suites in First Class, 42 seats in Business Class, and 310 spacious seats in Economy Class.
The second flight, EK193, will depart Dubai at 14. 25 hrs and arrive in Lisbon at 19.40 hrs, while the return flight EK194, will leave Lisbon at 21.15 hrs and land in Dubai at 08.05 the next morning. Emirates’current flight, EK191, departs Dubai at 07.25 hrs and arrives in Lisbon at 12.35 pm. The return flight EK192, departs Lisbon at 14.15 pm and arrives back in Dubai 01.10 pm.
With the choice of two conveniently timed flights a day, travelers will enjoy seamless and increased connectivity through Emirates’ Dubai hub to key destinations across the airline’s worldwide network, including Australia, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Luanda, Thailand and Johannesburg.
Customers travelling from Lisbon can also access over 90 destinations under the Emirates and flydubai network partnership with seamless connections through Dubai, especially for flights to and from destinations such as Kathmandu, Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro, Sylhet and Chittagong.
Source: Emirates


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


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:ão
- 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.