Porto will have more direct flights from TAP

TAP's new destinations from Porto, Brussels, Lyon and Munich are European cities to which TAP will offer direct flight in 2019.

Flights to the capital of Belgium begin on July 1 with two daily flights. Departures from Porto are at 7:00 a.m. and 5:35 p.m., arriving in Brussels at 10:30 a.m. and 9:05 p.m., respectively.

TAP operations to Lyon, France and Munich, Germany, will begin on September 1. Flights to Lyon will be twice daily: departure from Porto at 6:30 a.m. and arrival in Lyon at 9:35 a.m. and departure from Porto at 6:30 p.m. and arrival in the French city at 9:35 p.m.

For Munich, TAP operations will begin with a daily flight departing from Porto at 12:15 p.m. and arriving in the German city at 3:55 p.m.

This increase in routes from the Porto Airport allows TAP to operate 19 direct routes from Porto to airports in Europe, the United States and also Brazil, in a total of 288 weekly flights.

Source: Tap Air Portugal


Held every four years, the next edition of Festa dos Tabuleiros (Festival of the Trays) will be held from June 29 to July 8, 2019

Unique in the world, the Trays Festival is held every four years in Tomar. The next festival will be held from June 29 to July 8, 2019. Do not miss this unique event!

The blessing of the trays, the street decorations, the quilts in the windows and the throwing of flowers over the procession of the trays carried by hundreds of young girls on their heads, is an unforgettable sight.

The Procession of the Tabuleiros, heralded by pipers and fireworks, is led by the Banner of the Holy Ghost and the three Crowns of the Emperors and Kings. They are followed by the Banners and Crowns from all the parishes, and the girls carrying the trays. In the rear are the cartloads of bread, meat and wine, pulled by the symbolic sacrificial oxen, with golden horns and sashes.

The girls who carry the trays have to wear long white dresses with a coloured sash across the chest. They are helped by boys, who also wear a formal costume, white shirts with rolled-up sleeves, dark trousers, a black tasselled cap and a tie matching the girl´s sash. The tabuleiro (tray headdress), which must be of the same height as the girl, is made up of 30 loaves of bread, specially shaped and each weighing 400 grams, threaded at equal spaces on 5 or 6 canes. The canes are tied to a wicker basket, and at the top there is a Crown with the Cross of Christ or the Dove of the Holy Ghost. The decoration is completed by paper flowers, greenery and wheat sheaves.

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- Poster of the Festival dos Tabuleiros 
- Flyer of the Festival dos Tabuleiros

New routes from TAP: Starts flights to Naples and Tenerife in June 2019

TAP has two more routes coming into service in 2019. 

After announcing flights to Tel Aviv, Basel, Dublin, Chicago, Washington and San Francisco, the company has added another two destinations to its list for the coming year. Naples, in Italy, and Tenerife, in Spain, are now available for purchase, with inaugural flights scheduled to begin on 15 June 2019. 

There will be one flight a day to Naples, departing Lisbon at 7:15 am and arriving in the Italian city at 11:15 am, except Saturdays, when the flight leaves Lisbon at 9:05 am and arrives in Naples at 1:05 pm.

The company will also operate seven flights a week to Tenerife, departing Lisbon at 9:30 am and arriving in the Canaries at 12 pm.  

Naples is TAP’s sixth destination in Italy. Tenerife is the company’s 11th route to Spain and its second to the Canaries following the launch of the service to Gran Canaria in 2017.

This investment in the European market enhances the company’s European network, increasing the flow of passengers between continental and intercontinental flights, which is helping consolidate Lisbon’s position both as an important European tourist destination and a hub for onward flights to the Americas and Africa. 

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Source: Tap Air Portugal 


January 2019 "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 JanuaryFollow Me Lisboa is a monthly tourist Guide for visitors.

A bilingual guide in Spanish/English, and in Portuguese/French, 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.

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- Brochure "Lisbon City Breaks"
- Brochure Lisbon: " A whole world to explore"

10 things to do and to see in Lisbon 

Algarve Events Guide for January 2019

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

The Algarve is known for its beachesnatural 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.

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Algarve Granfondo: 24th February 2019

Algarve Granfondo is the Official Granfondo of the Volta ao Algarve, one of the best cycling stage races in the beggining of the season. The 2019 edition of Algarve Granfondo will take place on 24th February, coinciding with the last stage of the Volta ao Algarve and is an unique chance to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Algarve.

Taking place in early cycling season, the Algarve Granfondo has two route options:

-Granfondo: 110 km and 2200 meters of accured climbing.

Mediofondo: 60 km and 1100 meters of accured climbing

The Granfondo and the last stage of the Volta ao Algarve will have a timetable compatible in order to ensure that the participants in Granfondo can watch the final stage of Volta ao Algarve, a race with some of the best teams and cyclists in the World.

Taking part in the Algarve Granfondo is a chance for the amateurs cyclists being part of the Volta ao Algarve.


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- and walking in the Algarve in Portugal


"Volta ao Algarve" 2019: 20-24 February. Save the date!

Held from 20 to 24 February, the 45th bicycle race Volta ao Algarve (Tour of the Algarve) will have 24 teams at the starting line, 12 of them from the WorldTour and is transmitted live to all of Europe by Eurosport.

The Volta ao Algarve, which in 2018 rose to the category of 2.HC of the International Cyclist Union, is contested by World Tour teams, which include many international cycling figures, most notably renowned time trialists and sprinters.

The tour covers over 700 kilometres distributed into five stages throughout the region’s roadways. In this race, the Algarve showcases its assets as a world-class tourist destination for cycling activities in various facets, as it is a region with excellent natural conditions and landscape features, cycling routes and a large assortment of hotels, culture, history and cuisine.

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