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Where to stay in Lisbon

Where to stay in Lisbon

The capital of Portugal is gaining popularity as an affordable European destination. Lisbon is a colorful seaside city, with the perfect mix of culture, cuisine and scenery, all in an affordable destination. As Lisbon travel and tourism increases, more Lisbon accommodation options become available. Before deciding where to stay in Lisbon Portugal, you should first decide what to do in Lisbon, so you can choose your Lisbon hotel in proximity to the attractions you want to see. The city centre is relatively small, so it’s easy to walk around Lisbon city and see the attractions, but it’s also quite hilly, so be prepared for that. We will cover off all types of Lisbon accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Lisbon hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Lisbon, the best Lisbon hotels, best places in Lisbon to visit, the best places to stay in Lisbon, hotels…
Where to stay in The Algarve

Where to stay in The Algarve

Planning a trip to Portugal’s Algarve region can be overwhelming. With over a dozen resort towns to choose from, finding the best places to stay in the Algarve Portugal is a big decision and will depend on what you are looking for in your choice of Portugal beach resorts. Which is why we’ve put together this guide of the best places to stay in Algarve, recommendations for the best beaches in Algarve and a selection of Algarve hotels for every budget and travel style. Now, let’s pick the best Algarve town for you! We will cover off all types of The Algarve accommodation options from Hostels to luxury The Algarve hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in The Algarve, the best The Algarve hotels, best places in The Algarve to visit, the best places to stay in The Algarve, hotels near The Algarve attractions, The Algarve…
Where to stay in Porto

Where to stay in Porto

After Lisbon, Porto is Portugal’s second largest city. With over two million people, Porto is quite large to navigate. The strategic location where the Duoro River meets the Atlantic Ocean gives Porto quite a lengthy and interesting history. Known best for port wine cellars and a plethora of bridges, Porto dates back to 300 BC and later became an important part of the Roman Empire, centuries before becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors to Porto today come for the wine, the colourful architecture, and picturesque bridges. Porto is relatively easy to get around, but it’s a bit hilly, so keep this in mind when choosing where to stay in Porto. Using our guide to Porto neighborhoods, you can choose the best Porto hotel for your travel style. We will cover off all types of Porto accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Porto hotels as well as how to decide…
Ultimate Travel Guide to Porto

Ultimate Travel Guide to Porto

Porto is Portugal's second city in terms of population and size, but when it comes to culture, history and attractions, it’s second to none. Founded on the banks of the Douro River, and close to the Atlantic coastline, Porto has played an incredible role in the history of the Iberian peninsula. The city was once a Roman fortress, and over the years grew into an impressive trading port, famed most of all for its excellent, fortified Port Wine. There’s a wealth of history and heritage waiting in Porto, as well as fine wine, exquisitely fresh seafood, and excellent restaurants. To inspire your trip to Portugal, here’s our ultimate guide to Porto! This ultimate travel guide to Porto will show you all the most beautiful places in Porto, what to expect when visiting, where to stay in Porto and things to do in Porto which will help you in planning a…
25 Things to do in Porto - Things That People Actually Do!

25 Things to do in Porto – Things That People Actually Do!

As Portugal’s second-largest city, Porto is a vivid, lively and exciting destination that seems to charm every traveller. Despite being considerably smaller than Lisbon, Porto is becoming a favourite for those seeking to soak up the Portuguese sun. Although the colourful metropolis is perhaps best known for its quality wine, there is so much more on offer. Porto authentically combines mouthwatering cuisine, sophisticated bars and cafes, historic culture and out-of-this-world architecture with a heavenly skyline.  Headed to this vivacious city but not sure what there is to see and do yet? Read on for 25 things to do in Porto, Portugal, as well as some additional travel tips to make your time here as smooth as possible. Plan your trip to Portugal Need data for your trip to Portugal? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the…
Luxury Travel Guide to Algarve

Luxury Travel Guide to The Algarve

Algarve looks like a Mediterranean dream, with an azure sky is the perfect backdrop for long sweeps of sandy beaches that border the Atlantic ocean. With dramatic rocky limestone cliffs, the landscape is breath-taking and you will be sure to fall in love with the relaxed pace of life in Portugal. Most of the Algarve towns are fishing villages, where the rhythm of life hasn’t changed from its historic past. On the coast you will see people wading the shallows searching for molluscs such as cockles, retired pensioners sipping their coffees and socialising in the local bars and streets of white washed houses full of Mediterranean charm. You may be surprised to know that there’s a luxury side to Algarve, where you can indulge in amazing cuisine, experiences and luxury stays. Here in our guide, we’ve put together the very best indulgent holiday ideas for the perfect escape to the…
The Ultimate Travel guide to Algarve

The Ultimate Travel guide to Algarve

The Algarve hugs Portugal’s Southern Atlantic coastline and consists of small fishing towns that have now sprung into cities that lure tourists annually to its sunny golden-sand beaches and rugged coasts with its relaxed atmosphere, budget prices, incredible food and world-renowned wines. Portuguese draws all kinds of travellers, from gourmands to wine lovers and adventure junkies who are drawn to the windswept beaches in search of the next big wave. For nature lovers, you can explore spectacular natural rock formations, caves, or go on dolphin and bird-watching tours. The best thing about the Algarve is that it has great weather almost all year-round making it a top destination for winter sun. What better way to spend the day than enjoying the beaches, eating freshly-caught seafood and taking in the relaxed vibe of the seaside towns. Despite the growth in tourism in the past decades, the Algarve coastline still maintains its…
Luxury Travel Guide to Porto

Luxury Travel Guide to Porto

Porto, Portugal. Narrow streets lined with colourful houses decorated with tiles in an array of designs, geometric or traditional, lead down the sloping roads towards the lifeline of the city: the Douro River. The city was once a trading hub for one of Porto’s most recognised international  exports: Port wine. The grapes were grown and harvested on the terraces of the Douro Valley and shipped to Porto by means of slow barges to be transported later on to England after the 1386 Treaty of Windsor established a diplomatic and mercantile alliance between England and Portugal. Aside from Port Wine, the Valley is also home to some incredible regional wines, it’s a holiday dream come true for wine lovers, the city makes for an ideal holiday for gourmands who want to enjoy incredible food and wine. The city also has boomed in recent years due to the influx of tourism and…
48 Hours in Lisbon - A 2 Day Itinerary

48 Hours in Lisbon – A 2 Day Itinerary

Portugal, voted no.1 tourist destination in 2017 is an incredible country and Lisbon, the capital, is a perfect city to spend 48 hours. With our guide to Lisbon in 48 hours, you will be sure to leave the city wanting to return again and again. Lisbon is the oldest city in Western Europe and was a thriving city even before the Roman Empire. Four centuries older, according to Historians. It is the second oldest European capital after Athens, being established by the Phoenicians during 1200 BC. Lisbon also only became the capital in 1255 when the King, Alfonso III, moved the court to what later would become Portugal’s largest and most vital city. Walking through the streets of Lisbon, you can admire the sense of history in the buildings and sloping, winding paths that take you around the city. One of the most striking things about the city is the…
Budget guide to Lisbon

The Ultimate Budget guide to Lisbon

Lisbon is one of the top travel destinations of the moment. Portugal was voted no.1 tourist destination in 2017 and there are many international flights and low cost flights from within Europe to Lisbon airport which will allow you to explore “the city of light”, as it is known by its locals, on a budget. The intense Mediterranean sunlight reflects off the historic buildings and bathes the city in warmth. Its winding and sloping streets are for getting lost in and around every corner you may find an interesting, dilapidated historical building. Lisbon is the oldest city in Western Europe, and was a thriving city dating to the era before the Roman Empire. Four centuries older, according to Historians. It is the second oldest European capital after Athens, being established by the Phoenicians during 1200 BC. Lisbon is a perfect city to spend for a budget holiday. With our budget…