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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…
Algarve on a Budget. Portugal is one of Europe’s best value destinations, and the Algarve especially so. Even though the Algarve is already affordable, there are a few tips and tricks to making sure you get the best value for money possible.

Algarve on a Budget

Portugal is one of Europe’s best value destinations, and the Algarve especially so. The UK Post Office, which keeps track of Europe’s best value holiday resorts, has placed the Algarve in the top position of most affordable holiday destination for several years in a row. Even though the Algarve is already affordable, there are a few tips and tricks to making sure you get the best value for money possible. Plan your trip to Portugal Unsure about travelling during COVID? Check out the COVID travel requirements and restrictions for the 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 discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Don't forget to get Travel Insurance, it's best to always be prepared! I would recommend travel insurance from WorldNomads.com, which is available to people from…
Budget Guide to Lisbon. Having worked out how to relocate to Lisbon a few years ago, and worked in the city for 6 months, here are my best tips on taking on this incredible spot with a tight budget.

Budget Guide to Lisbon

Lisbon is a beautiful capital built across seven hills and offering guests amazing views It’s a laid back city with a riverside feel, pastel buildings, and a thriving cafe scene.  Compared to many affordable cities, it's very affordable and if you run out of money, you can just spend your days on the beach sunning yourself for free! Having worked out how to relocate to Lisbon a few years ago, and worked in the city for 6 months, here are my best tips on taking on this incredible spot with a tight budget. Plan your trip to Portugal Unsure about travelling during COVID? Check out the COVID travel requirements and restrictions for the 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 discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Don't forget…
How to enjoy a luxurious weekend in Lisbon

How to enjoy a luxurious weekend in Lisbon

The Portuguese capital is the perfect city to treat yourself in. Unpretentious yet à la mode, contemporary yet steeped in history, Lisbon is one of the finest city destinations in Europe and offers an effervescent nightlife and culinary delights a plenty. While the city rewards slow discovery, you can easily pack the best of the city into a weekend and enjoy a short luxury break in the Portuguese capital over a few days without breaking the bank. 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 discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Read more on Portugal: Looking for a particular destination, see below otherwise you can go to Portugal Travel Guide…

The Secret Forts of the Algarve

Famed for its beaches and golf resorts, visitors to Algarve in Portugal may be surprised to learn that this prime holiday destination has a few lesser-known forts, or fortes, that are just waiting to be discovered by people on their travels. So, before you head to the beach or gorge yourself on some of the best food available in the region, jump in your hire car and follow the signs to the nearest forte in the Algarve. 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 discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Read more on Portugal: Looking for a particular destination, see below otherwise you can go to Portugal…