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  • A DAY TRIP TO PORTO

    We know that navigating in a foreign country can be difficult and disorientating, so we are going to help you reach your dream destinations from our hotels in this new series of blogs. Following the success of our article describing a day trip to Madeira, we’re taking you to the fabulous Portuguese city of Porto from your favourite Pousadas hotel Guimaraes. Alternatively, if you are staying in Porto and want to visit Guimaraes, you can use the transport options described here for reverse journies. Continue reading…

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    7 Expert Packing Tips That Will Change the Way You Travel

    For some, travelling can be both a wonderful experience and a bit of a hassle. Finding the best day to book your flights, exchanging money, going through airport security – these are just some of the things you need to do before you can enjoy exploring a different country. Continue reading…

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    Day Trip to Madeira

    Perhaps you’re an expert at holiday-making in Portugal, and now you’re looking for a little something extra. Maybe you want something that will jazz up your free time, a memory that will make this holiday stand out from the rest, all from the comfort of your favourite Pousadas hotel? There’s no need to sacrifice the warm and familiar Portuguese culture that you’ve grown accustomed to. Continue reading…

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    The Best Places to be on New Year’s Eve in Portugal

    Picture the scene: mild weather, coastal breezes, gorgeous scenery and cost-effective activities. This is what awaits you when you spend New Year’s Eve in Portugal. 2019 is just around the corner, so why not start the new year off on the right foot by taking part in the biggest party of 2018? Continue reading…

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    Portuguese Traditions for Xmas and New Year Every Traveller Should Know

    It’s almost that time of the year again. The festive season is just around the corner and will bring with it a number of Christmas and New Year traditions that you’ll have the opportunity to experience first-hand. Continue reading…

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    A Look at Martinhal Hotels and Resorts

    If you’re planning to travel to Portugal with children, we highly recommend a luxury Martinhal Hotel or Resort. Each one has been designed with families in mind to ensure that parents, grandparents and children have a fun and relaxing holiday in luxurious accommodation. With four locations available, Martinhal accommodation is perfect for family holidays to Portugal. Here we take a look at each of the four Martinhal Hotels and Resorts we offer at Pousadas of Portugal.

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    Things to do in Cascais, Portugal

    Cascais is a delightful Portuguese fishing town situated on a beautiful coastline. This coastal resort lies just outside of Lisbon, yet this pleasant town is a world away from the commotion of the bustling capital and has retained the charm of its fishing past with its daily catch still being auctioned and the colourful boats that bob in the harbour. Home to stunning sun-soaked beaches, such as Guincho – an incredible surfing beach – and picturesque ocean views, Cascais is truly a spectacular holiday destination full of heritage and history.

    We have already looked at things to make you want to visit Cascais. Now we take a look at some of the amazing things you can do whilst you’re there:

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    What to do in Belmonte, Portugal

    Huddled in the Portuguese district of Castelo Branco is the historical town of Belmonte. Brimming with religious history, Belmonte is the birth place of the man who (accidentally) discovered Brazil and is home to the largest Jewish community in the entire country. It is famous for its historical landmarks, its extensive Jewish heritage and stunning views.

    Belmonte may be small, but there are plenty of things to do. Here are just some examples of what you can get up to:

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    5 Amazing Things to Do in Beja, Portugal: Part 2

    We’ve already talked about some of the amazing things to do in Beja, but seeing as there is so much to see and do in this wonderful city, we’re doing a part two.

    Beja’s heritage is clearly showcased on the city’s gorgeous architecture and on its delicious cuisine, as well as a rich history that you can explore when you visit. This makes it a most unique city that you will love ‘getting lost’ in while discovering every nook and cranny or hidden gem. Continue reading…

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