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  • Experience the Douro River Cruise

    People the world over take to cruise ships with the intention of enjoying a holiday at sea and various ports along the way. As tantalising as these ventures may seem, what if you wanted to explore the heart of a country rather than its shore line? Continue reading…

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    Lisbon Sites and Their History

    Portugal happens to be home to some of the richest history in all of Europe; from Pedro Alvares Cabral discovering Brazil in the 1500, to the Great Earthquake of Portugal which was singularly the most shattering natural phenomenon of the Age of Enlightenment. At the heart of some of this deep and rooted history is the city of Lisbon, standing as a symbol of both the Portugal of the past, and the Portugal of the future.  Continue reading…

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    City Escapes: Northern Portugal

     

    For many people, holidaying in a city is far from their quiet, romantic idea of the perfect holiday. In fact, cities offer a stunning insight into the elegant and enigmatic history of the country with softly hinted at ideas of the romantic era, carved into the building work for all to admire.

    Portugal is teeming with the ghosts of a rich and affluent history made clear with twisting streets and unique buildings. When experiencing life in Portugal and enjoying the many activities in and around its beautiful cities, you can relax in the ancient and famous Pousadas of Portugal. Continue reading…

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    How to Explore the Douro Valley

    Portugal is bursting with culture, and food and drink is a huge part of what makes people want to visit a destination.

    Wine is a very popular produce in the Douro valley region of Portugal, providing locals and tourists alike with some of the most delicious wine which originates from the grapes which adorn the hillsides of the valley’s dramatic landscape.

    If you are looking to get hands on experience with Portuguese culture, the Douro valley area is perfect. With hands-on grape harvesting during the harvest period, you get to be an integral part of this area’s culture. It’s also the perfect time to visit if you are interested in walking or cycling, as the weather is much cooler than it is in the summer months, especially in the upper regions of the Douro and Foz Côa.

    There are many ways to discover this beautiful valley, and it doesn’t have to all be by car!

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    Walk in the Footsteps of: Pilgrims

     

    Whether you’re a religious person or not, there’s no doubt that walking in the footsteps of thousands before you is a very powerful, and emotional experience. Whether you’re full of awe and or overwhelmed with the amazing accomplishments of the men and women before you, one thing’s for certain, the sights you’ll see, steeped in magnificent history, are well worth experiencing. Continue reading…

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    Visiting Portugal? Top Tips on Fitting in With The Locals

    Looking to stay at a Pousada Portugal on your next holiday? With 34 luxury hotels across the whole of Portugal, we are guaranteed to have a hotel in the location of your choice.

    One of the best things about visiting Portugal is the fact that the local people are so friendly. Whether you’re visiting for a few days, a week or a month – they will go out of their way to make sure that your holiday is extra special. Continue reading…

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    Food You Need to Try When You Visit the Azores

    Although the Azores are part of Portugal, being an autonomous region means they are in fact more than 1,500 km away from the mainland. Therefore, there are selections of dishes that you can sample on the islands that aren’t found elsewhere.

    Here at Pousadas of Portugal, we love the food from both regions, but we thought we’d highlight the cuisine that’s on offer in the Azores. Their rich volcanic make-up means that their collection of meals is second to none, so we don’t want you to miss out on the joys that are on offer on your visit! Continue reading…

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    What Not To Pack: What You Should Leave at Home When Going on Holiday

    When heading off on holiday, there should be only one thing on your mind: relaxation. A holiday is about taking time away from your everyday life and having some fun in the sun! Taking unnecessary items with you can have a negative effect on your whole time away – you don’t want to stress yourself out.

    Some people just can’t seem to leave things behind at home – things that they really should be leaving. For this reason, we thought that we would highlight the things that you definitely shouldn’t be putting in your suitcase. Continue reading…

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    See & Do: Azores

    Our beautiful and historic Pousadas of Portugal are the absolute perfect place to call home whilst partaking in your personal Portuguese adventure. The volcanic islands of the Azores are one of Europe’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty with a plethora of vineyards, wildlife and nature to go out, uncover and discover.

    Much like with the previous blogs regarding Lisbon and The Algavre in our See & Do series, we want to provide you with a list of the top attractions of the region and deliver to you a list of the ‘must-dos’ that the area boasts. Continue reading…

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