Portugal Bucket List

Portugal Bucket List: 25 Best Things to Do in Portugal

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Explore the palaces in Sintra, taste port wine in Porto and the Douro Valley, go beach hopping along the Algarve, walk the Portuguese Camino de Santiago, and visit the Azores and Madeira…these all top the list of things to do in Portugal. Lisbon and Porto are Portugal’s two largest cities, but there is also a long list of photogenic towns …

Porto Travel Guide

Porto for First Time Visitors: Where to Eat, Stay & Play

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The city of Porto is renowned for its UNESCO-listed historic center, azulejo-adorned churches, and colorful pedestrian streets and promenades. On a visit to Porto, you can explore this city’s historical and cultural treasures, immerse yourself in the port wine cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia, or sample savory Portuguese dishes (or do all three!). In this Porto Travel Guide, we …

Portugal Itinerary 10 Days

10 Days in Portugal Itinerary: Lisbon, Porto & the Algarve

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For first timers to Portugal, Lisbon, Porto, and the Algarve typically top the “must-see list.” With 10 days in Portugal, you have enough time to visit these three places and add on a day trip to Sintra. In this guide, we lay out a detailed Lisbon, Porto, and Algarve itinerary. We cover the best things to do, how to get …

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14 Wonderful Things to Do in Guimarães, Portugal

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Guimarães is a small town located in northern Portugal, not far from Porto and Braga. This town is famous for its historic city center, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Touring the palace, strolling the picturesque streets, and riding the gondola to Penha Park top the list of things to do in Guimarães. This is one of …

Best 10 Day Portugal Itinerary

10 Day Portugal Itinerary: 5 Amazing Ideas for Your Trip to Portugal

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If you are planning your trip to Portugal, this is a great place to start. There are many different ways to play your “perfect Portugal itinerary,” depending on your interests. Visit the highlights, spend a good chunk of your time on the beach, go off-the-beaten-path, or explore Portugal’s long list of historic sites and castles. If you have 10 days …

Things to Do in Braga Portugal

Visiting Braga & Bom Jesus do Monte: Things to Do, Photos, & HELPFUL Tips

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Visit the oldest cathedral in Portugal, climb the steps of Bom Jesus do Monte, stroll along the pedestrian streets and through colorful gardens, and take a photo with the brilliantly blue Braga sign…these are all things to do in Braga, Portugal. Braga makes a great day trip destination from Porto and can easily be combined with Guimarães, which we’ll get …

2 Day Porto Itinerary

2 Days in Porto: Best Itinerary for First-Time Visitors

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If you are planning your first trip to Porto, this Porto itinerary is perfect for you. With 2 days in Porto, you have just enough time to see the highlights of this incredible city. Enjoy the views from the Dom Luís I Bridge and Torre dos Clérigos, go port tasting at the wine cellars in Gaia, stroll along the Douro …

Things to Do in Porto Portugal

Porto Bucket List: 30 Amazing Things to Do in Porto, Portugal

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Stroll along the Douro River, go port tasting at the wine cellars in Gaia, visit the most beautiful bookstore in the world, and watch the sunset from the Dom Luís I Bridge. These all top the list of the best things to do in Porto, but there are also beautiful churches to visit, new foods to try, and neighborhoods to …

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Wine Cellars in Porto: Port Tasting in Vila Nova de Gaia

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One of the best things to do in Porto is to taste port wine. Located across the Douro River from Porto, in an area called Vila Nova de Gaia (or simply Gaia), sit the wine cellars where port wine is stored and aged. In this guide, we list the best wine cellars in Porto to visit, things to do in …