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ITINERARIES Portugal : Douro Valley and LisbonFrom the deep notes of Duoro valley’s wines to the rich smoothness of Port in Porto to finally the festive flavours of Lisbon, this lovely five-night tour of Portugal is dreamy and indulgent for the taste buds and other senses. ► Stay at Six Senses Douro Valley, Penha Longa Ritz-Carlton in Sintra. ► Wine tours in Duoro valley. ► Visit to Quinta de Marrocos wine estate including wine tasting and lunch. ► Scenic private cruise on the Douro River. ► Tour of Porto’s old lanes, the Golden Church and the Lello Bookshop. ► Private tours of the enchanted villages of Sintra and the old seaside town of Cascais. ► Walking tours of Alfama, Chiado and iconic neighbourhoods of Lisbon. ► Sunset cruise in Lisbon....
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-Stay in any of these areas- would recommend air bnb depending on your budget) -Castelo de s jorge ( castle in lisbon- worth it) -Lisbon Elevador De Santa Justa ( an elevator which gives a great view of lsbon) -Martim moniz ( area)-best place for illegal chinese and vietnamese food (also has a flee market every satruday-if you like)- Fera La Ladra -Barbados Gallery-for art ( but isnt in the centre) Popular places - for food/drinks -If you want to party and drink head to Bairro alto after ten pm -Bibo Bar at Bairro -Jazz bar- Paginas Tantes -Local food ( small restaurant- mercado Da Ribeira) - good choice of local Portuguese dishes -Amazing Mozambique restaurant called Cantona do Aziz (Martim Moniz) -Check out time out market in Lisbon for 22 restaurants and 8 bars -Pink streets-for parties till 5-7am -Parque Eduardo- Marques de Pombal (walk down that street for all the high end brands and small coffee shops -sometimes bands play at these cafes) -Sabotage club( very 70's 80's nightclub- but to crowded) -BeST night club would be LUX) -The park bar(rooftop bar) (Little commercial ) Day 3 go to Belem (BELEM TOWER)and have the pastal de nata from Belem(5 mins walk from the tower)- most famous restaurant.Belem is a nice place to see(train from cais de sodre Day 4-Head to the beach at cascais which is gorgeous if you like the sea ( spend the day) (Sintra is a mesmerising town about an hour by train from Lisbon)- you would need 2 days to see most of it - so i recommend staying a night there - but its quite at night unlike lisbon) You can take the day pass as well (Check options you like, I did Sintra on two separate days and I really liked the below) -Quinta Da Regalaria ( take the 413 or the 415 bus outside the sintra station ) -Pena Palace -Castle of the moors -Check out Carbo da roca ( an hour from Lisbon )- western most point in europe (surreal place) -Azenhas do Mar-( little complicated to reach but is gorgeous) -Stay In Lagos -PORTO- By flight or by train or bus ( romantic city for two days minimum) -NAZARE-for me had the best waves(depends on season-november is the season-so would'nt recommend for july -Fatima ( 2 hours away)- is a beautiful church) -by bus Take the metro pass (its worth it)-All the local places in Lisbon are accessible by metro Cabs are cheap too (Uber) Overall Portugal has some really spectacular places to visit Accommodation Air bnb would be the best option to get some good accommodation Hostelworld for hostels Cost Alcohol -beer at bairro alto is not more than 2-3 euros a mug or pint Food within 10 eurosThis post was originally published on Rebel In Transit....