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Portugal Tour Packages & Reviews of Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort,

Sintra, Estremadura vacations, Portugal travel

 Fantastic
... and it was AMAZING! The hotel is in ... the resort will find useful. - Travel to/from ...

Euro cab journey to the hotel). - If you book taxis at the hotel you will be ...

 

Portugal Tour Packages & Reviews of Suite Hotel Eden Mar,

Funchal, Madeira, Madeira Islands vacations, Portugal travel

 Great for ambulant romantics of any age
... wife and I rate this hotel very highly. ... though we heard that the hotel was full ...

England , and ate in the hotel only once ... sharp hills. Staff at the hotel were most ...

 

Portugal Tour Packages & Reviews of The Old Village Apartments,

Vilamoura, Algarve vacations, Portugal travel

 Great Complex, Great Apartments, Beautiful Portugal
... The Old Village Apartments in Portugal. We will ... well above the average UK tour operator offerings.

Perhaps those that book apartments through mainstream tour operators should listen & learn.

Its probably more convenient ...

 

Portugal Tour Packages & Reviews of Hotel Marina Atlantico,

Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores vacations, Protugal travel

 Unspoilt Azores
We stayed at this hotel in June 2006 with a specialist botanical tour. A large ... an objective appraisal of this Htel but our ... In over 30 years of travel this is the ...

 

Portugal Tour Packages & Reviews of Tivoli Lagos Hotel,

Lagos, Algarve vacations, Protugal travel

 Loved Lagos
... a 12 day escorted coach tour of Spain Morocco and Portugal. We travel a lot ... curtain (most hotels in Spain Portugal have a ... a 3 to 4 star hotel, so don't expect ...

 

Protugal Tour Packages & Reviews of Hote Porta Nova,

Tavira, Algarve vacations, Portuga travel

 We must have stayed at a different hotel
... a weeks stay at the Hote Porta Nova, Tavira. having read all the previous reviews

prior to going we were expecting an enjoyable stay in a Htel warranting its 4 Star status. ...

 

Portugal Tour Packages & Reviews of Pestana Atalaia Ocean Aparthotel,

Canico, Madeira, Madeira Islands vactions, Portuga trave

 Pestana Atalaia Ocean ApartHote
... the holiday and thought the Htel was good. Agree with previous comments about the location,

it is rather hilly and there aren’t many places to go nearby. The hotel is advertised ...

 

Protugal Tour Packages & Reviews of Pestana Palace Hotel,

Lisbon, Estremadura vacations, Portugal travel

 Perfect - Exceptional - World Class
... treated to the FACT the Portuga now hold's ... perfect venue for a private tour of

Lisbon on our second day. As you arrive at the Hote you enter under a portico and ...

 

Protugal Tour Packages & Reviews of Lisbon Marriott Htel,

Lisbon, Estremadura vacations, Portugal travel

 Top Class Hotel
... I could not recommend this hotel highly enough to anyone. It's first rate. We had

caught an early flight from Dublin & arrived @ the Hote at approx 11 a.m. yet we were able ...

 

Portuga Tour Packages & Reviews of Colina da Lapa,

Carvoeiro, Algarve vactions, Portugal trave

 Fantastic Family Holiday
... forget your pack of cards & travel games!)& most ... Top Cat" full day boat tour from Vilamoura. ...

parked by the massive Tivoli Htel- €3 for the day. Pick up the "Freemap" publications which ...

 

Protugal Tour Packages & Reviews of Vila Gale Marina,

Vilamoura, Algarve vacations, Portugal travel

 Time after time
... say is i love this hotel, I would trave there time after time. I started reading

the reviews on trip advisor for this Hote after my second trip and before my third ...

 

Portugal Tour Packages & Reviews of Best Western Hotel Estrelicia,

Funchal, Madeira, Madeira Islands vacations, Portuga travel

 Excellent place to stay
... disposition. The entrance to the Htel is atop ... NOT go on the eastern tour in a people

carrier if prone to travel sickness.By all ... you walk downhill from the Hote. The welcome ...

 

Portogal Tour Packages & Reviews of Perola do Algarve,

Albufeira, Algarve vactions, Portuga trave

 Christmas to forget
... Christmas period through First Choice Travel and it ... bad that one evening the tour rep was ...

were all moved to another hotel after some four days. We are still fighting for some ...

 

Portugal Tour Packages & Review of Suite Hotel Eden Mar,

Funchal, Madeira, Madeira Islands vacations, Portogal travel

 wow
great location, wonderfull Hote,make sure you tour the complex or you might miss something,

we traveed with atlantic travel who were ... week does not do this Htel or island justice,but ...

 

Portuga Tour Packages & Reviews of Algarve, Portugal

 A Week in Paradise
... and continue the magical mystery tour. The motorway ... don't find the bells. Some trave writer I ...

 makers and should be real travel writers because ... the front desk at the hotel where they ...

 

Portugal Tour Packages & Review of Madeira Regency Cliff,

Funchal, Madeira, Madeira Islands vacations, Portogal trave

 NOT TOO FAR,BUT NOT TOO NEAR THE CITY CENTRE
... limited availabilty and of course hotel on arrival ... today only,any way the Htel regency cliff looked

nice.so after a bit of ringing around ,and some one at work recomending apollow travel ...

 

Portugal Tour Packages & Reviews of Petra ApartHote,

Albufeira, Algarve vacations, Portuga travel

Review The best aparthotel I've stayed in
... I have stayed at this Hote on two occasions. The first time was by fluke, as we had been

booked at the Paraiso but our tour operator had terminated agreements with them ...

 

Portogal Tour Packages & Reviews of Funchal,

Madeira, Madeira Islands vactions, Portugal trave

 Funchal, Madeira Attractions
... and two excursions through Windsor Travel. The first ... flashlight. We took the East Tour

where we ... The best part of the tour was visiting ... also took the full day tour to Porto ...

 

Portuga Tour Packages & Rewiev of Pestana Dom Joao II Village,

Portimão, Algarve vacations, Portugal trave

 Suprt food and service
... a glorious sandy beach - the hotel has excellent ... food is excellent - indeed sister

Hote holiday makers ... are going to do a tour visit the local travel agent and book a tour of ...

 

Portogal Tour Packages & Reviews of Aviz Htel,

Lisbon, Estremadura vacations, Portuga travel

 Ganz neu, super Lage, Sauna, Internet, Parkplatz inclusive!! Hier buchen
... Stock sind immer inclusive (viele Hotes in Portugal berechnen hierfür ... glänzender Stern unter den

150 Hotels in Lissabon mit bestem Preis-Leistungsverhältnis (Lage, Service, Preis) Einziger Nachteil:

wegen des hohen Beliebheitgrades immer ...

 

Portuga Tour Packages & Rewiev of Estalagem da Ponta do Sol,

Ponta Do Sol, Madeira, Madeira Islands vactions, Portugal trave

 Nice location but not everything ok
... dog souvenir. The hotel guests are compared with other Hotes in Madeira young and come above

all from German speaking countries. See my other opinions for casa branca, porto santo,bela vista.

 

Portugal Tour Packages & Reviews of Riu Palace Madeira,

Madeira, Madeira Islands vacations, Potugal travel

 This is THE place to stay in Madeira.
... of my career staying in Htels of varying ... I stayed at the Riu Palace 2-16 Oct 2006.

Read a lot from this site about hotels in Madeira before making my booking.

 

Portugal Tour Packages & Reviwe of Tivoli Almansor Hote,

Carvoeiro, Algarve vacations, Portugal trael

 Sadly lacking in too many ways
... wished that we had chosen one of the other hotels in the brochure - we will not

return to this Htel and would certainly not recommend it to anyone - not even to golfers.

 

Potugal Tour Packages & Reviews of Villa Albatroz,

Cascais, Estremadura vactions, Portugal travel

 Fantastic Hotel
... the cost of the other Hotes in the Albatroz chain. I found the hotel really comfortable,

the staff incredibly friendly and helpful, breakfast was great - I don't drink coffee, but hey this ...

 

Portugal Tour Packages & Reviwe of Albergaria Senhora Do Monte,

Lisbon, Estremadura vacations, Potugal trael

 Comfy, clean, friendly and what a view
... than the high-rise, sterile Htels in the newer parts of the city. Staff was very friendly,

rooms were clean and pleasant. Walk up the hill from Tram 28 is less than ...

 

Portugal Tour Packages & Reviews of Sana Park Lisboa,

Lisbon, Estremadura vacations, Portugal travel

 Excellent value for money
... mentioned above it can get quite busy with conferences and meetings but mostly they

manage to cope. I've stayed in quite a few hotels in Lisbon, and can easily recommend this one.

 

Potugal Tour Packages & Reviwe of Paraiso De Albufeira,

Albufeira, Algarve vactions, Portugal travel

 Don't go if you are expecting a true 4
... conclusion, having sampled 4* star Hotes in many locations, the Paraiso was more akin to a

basic 3* in the UK - particularly taking into consideration the circa 80's style of the furniture ...

 

Potugal Tour Packages & Reviews of Albergaria Senhora Do Monte,

Lisbon, Estremadura vacations, Portugal trael

 The best value in Lisbon
... breakfast you'd get at most hotels in the US. And, as everyone else has said,

the views are the best in Lisbon - better even than from Castelho do Sao Jorge! You will ...

 

Portugal Tour Packages & Reivew of Hotle Principe Real,

Lisbon, Estremadura vacations, Potugal travel

 Stylish Htel with friendly staff
... poor compared to the other hotels in Portugal we stayed in, and some of the items

(sausage, fruit salad) were not fresh. On some mornings the waiter was very busy and therefore ...

 

Porugal Tour Packages & Reviews of Hotle Internacional,

Lisbon, Estremadura vaction, Portugal travel

 Cool decor, limited amenities
... overwhelming at first. Unlike most hotels in Portugal, breakfast was not included, and there is no

kitchen in the hotel. There are LCD televisions in the upgraded rooms, but unfortunately there's only ...

 

Porugal Tour Packages & Reivew of Quinta Jardim da Serra,

Funchal, Madeira, Madeira Islands vacations, Portugal trael

Ideal base for exploring
... and a number in other Hotles in the vacinity. The staff were very friendly and we had no

complaints about the service. The clientele were mostly walkers of several european nations. We ...

 

Portugal Tour Packages & Reviews of Lisboa Plaza Hotel,

Lisbon, Estremadura vaction, Porugal travel

 Nicht gut
... im Regency Chiado Hotel. Beide Hotles haben 4 ... war um Klassen besser als das Plaza.

Das Zimmer im Plaza war winzig, genauso wie das Bad. Es gibt definitiv bessere Hotels in Lissabon.

 

Portugal Tour Packages & Reivew of VIP Diplomatico Hotel,

Lisbon, Estremadura vacations, Portugal travel

 just nice
... thing was that all the rooms was warm .But on the other hand the breakfast

was good. According to this we saw much better Hotles in Lisbon than the one we stayed

 

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Travel Around Lisbon And Portugal And Exploring Its Beauty

By: Rob Carlton, Tue Jan 31st, 2006

Lisbon, Portgual and its history has been written about on so many pages, its monuments have been described in many different ways so that it gives you the feeling that time has never passed, not only because its architecture has been kept intact even though it was terribly hit by an earthquake in 1755, but also because the people themselves are patient and not in a hurry.

On flying into the airport and getting comfortably installed in your hotel, pull out your easy readable map and begin at the Plaza do Comercio, on the River Tagus. From there, you can go towards the water and the port or into the city to visit the austere church and the history opening up before your eyes. So now it is about time that someone gave curious knowledge seekers a curious view of Lisbon.

Everywhere you go, you are surrounded by music. In the streets you can hear the music from the birds, when shopping the piped in music accompanies you, so why not delve into the music which is so typical of Portugal and in particular, Lisbon with the Fado.

Discover Lisbon's Heart - Fado

Fado, which means destiny, is thought to have come from the nostalgic ballads sung on long journeys or from the Lundum songs of the black slaves from Brazil. It was usually sung in brothels or not very recommendable pubs because its lyrics talked about inner forbidden passions. But thanks to Amalia Rodrigues, who has been compared to such well known singer like Ella Fitzgerald or Edith Piaf, the Fado has become internationally known.

Amalia used poems from the greatest Portuguese poets, starting from the anthology of medieval music up to now, wearing the classical dress and black shawl to add the finishing touch. The Fado, initially accompanied by the classical guitar and by the twelve string lute and sometimes by the saxophone, is an intense sound with so much feeling behind it. Who would pass up the opportunity to spend a night lit by candlelight, soaking up history through music?

And one may ask themselves, how do we know where to go to listen to the best of Fado? In Lisbon there are quite a lot of places. Go to the tourism office and get a good street map of Lisbon. Then start with The House of Fado and Guitar, a sort of mini-museum, so you can read the history and come into contact with it for the first time. It is found in one of the most typical neighborhoods called Alfama. There, in Alfama, if you just roam about the streets after dinner, the sound will reach your ears without you even having to go look foot it. Or even better, visit the house where Amalia Rodrigues lived and discover her dresses and jewellery. Or head to the Neighbourhood da Mouraria, old Moorish area of Lisbon and the cradle of Severa, the first mythical Fado singer. And before you go sightseeing in other parts of Portgual like Porto, Fatima, Faro or Albufeira, go into a record shop and nosey around looking for the latest Fado singer such as Camane or Misia.

After this enriching experience, start out from Lisbon, to sightsee its surrounding towns. You hit on the River Duero and the city of Porto or sometimes called Oporto. This zone and the Mino River Valley are the most fertile vineyards where the renown Oporto wine is produced. From spring until the fall, when the grapes are collected, the landscape is like a canvas painting done in all the hues of green imaginable. Whatever the weather may be at the time of your visit, a few tours to the wine cellars with a sample taste of the most distinctive wines is well welcomed. And if you are fortunate enough for a visit to The Azores Islands ( http://www.lisbon-and-portugal.com/azores/azores-islands.html ) or to Madeira, do the same and try their delicious wine. From the 16th century sailors had used these islands as a resting place on their long journeys. During their stay, they of course enjoyed the local wine, almost freshly squeezed. So when they set sail, they loaded up with wine but realized that the wine had a better flavor after having been through warmer weather and this heating process has added greatly to the whole complicated process in producing what is called vintage wine.

So other than monuments, you can see that a good glass of wine and Fado music can make your trip to Lisbon a memorable one.

About the author: Robert Carlton publishes for http://www.lisbon-and-portugal.com a free website with resources and infos on Lisbon and Portugal. He also published articles on the history of Protugal http://www.lisbon-and-portugal.com/travel/history-of-portugal.htm l and various other Lisbon related topics.

 

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