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  • Portugal's Top 12 Experiences

    From Douro River cruises to Port tasting, Portugal offers terrific experiences that should be on every traveler’s list.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on August 24, 2015 at 12:00:00 PM EDT in Photos, Trip Ideas Tagged: Trip Ideas, Europe
  • 4 Reasons to Explore the Alentejo

    Hearty cuisine, a robust wine country, and Roman architecture are just some of the reasons to visit Portugal's agricultural region.

    Posted by Luke Epplin on October 15, 2014 at 9:45:00 AM EDT in Trip Ideas, Wine and Cocktails Tagged: Trip Ideas, Food, Wine, Culture,
  • Fodor's Travel Tastemaker: Chef and Cookbook Author George Mendes

    The Aldea chef chats about the best eats and activities in Portugal, why he loves fly fishing, and his favorite New York City pizza spots.

    Posted by Vanita Salisbury on September 30, 2014 at 12:00:00 PM EDT in Restaurants Tagged: Restaurants, Chefs, New York City, Travel Tastemakers, Lisbon, Foodie, Europe, USA
  • Long Weekend in Lisbon

    For an affordable, blissful European retreat, look no further than the sun-drenched, coastal city of Lisbon.

    Posted by Adam Erace on July 15, 2014 at 12:00:00 PM EDT in Trip Ideas Tagged: Lisbon, Long Weekend, Itinerary, Trip Ideas
  • Where to Go Next in Europe

    Everyone knows Europe's heavy-hitters. But some of the continent's "second" cities have just as much history, culture, and cuisine to offer, with fewer crowds and at more affordable prices. Bon voyage!

    Posted by Jordan Simon on October 29, 2013 at 1:52:09 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • A Wine Lover's Guide to Porto, Portugal

    Portugal's Porto region has earned a permanent spot on the list of top worldwide wine destinations, and in recent years is burgeoning with tourism developments. Here, the ultimate wine lover's guide to Porto.

    Posted by Jessica Dupuy on October 22, 2013 at 12:52:01 PM EDT in Wine & Cocktails, Trip Ideas
  • What to Pack: Lisbon

    Lisbon is one of the coolest European capitals. And it's largely underrated with rich, historical landmarks next to great cafes and restaurants. Pack up to discover your new favorite city break.

    Posted by Bee Shapiro on October 07, 2013 at 1:51:58 PM EDT in Style
  • Modern Memmo Alfama Hotel Opens in Lisbon

    A sleek, new hotel has arrived in Lisbon's oldest neighborhood, Alfama. With leisurely check-ins, communal dining, and a book library to borrow from, it redefines the classic hotel concept.

    Posted by Kristine Hansen on September 24, 2013 at 8:57:27 AM EDT in News, Hotels
  • 8 Reasons to Go to Portugal Now

    There are many more than just eight reasons to visit Portugal at any given time, but with a sweep of recent new openings (from hotels to parks and walking trails), now is really the time to go. Here's why.

    Posted by Anja Mutic on March 11, 2013 at 11:15:33 AM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Six Must-See Small European Cities

    Springtime always brings jaunts to Europe to the forefront of travel wishlists, but if you've hit the top spots (Paris, Rome, Barcelona), it's time to discover something new, like these six smaller cities.

    Posted by Donna Heiderstadt on February 28, 2013 at 5:04:56 PM EST in Trip Ideas
  • Hotel Trend? Rooms that Spin

    Ever feel like falling asleep with one view and waking up with another? A chic new hotel in a historic Portuguese city just outside of Porto has got your back, with their slowly revolving rooms.

    Posted by Kristine Hansen on November 21, 2012 at 2:38:03 PM EST in Hotels
  • Eating Local: What Fish to Order Where

    Chef Missy Robbins, of NYC's A Voce Madison, is an authority figure when it comes to all things pescatarian. So we asked her about the best local fish to order around the world.

    Posted by Kathleen Squires on September 12, 2012 at 10:31:05 AM EDT in Restaurants, Travel Tips
  • Sleek Mercy Hotel Debuts in Lisbon

    Portugal is so hot right now. With an increase in visitors, the country is riding a wave of new hotel openings in the last year alone. Add to those, the Mercy Hotel set to debut in Lisbon next month.

    Posted by Kristine Hansen on August 23, 2012 at 11:25:48 AM EDT in Hotels, News
  • Walk the Rota Vicentina in Portugal's Algarve

    One of the best ways to discover a new place is on foot. And with Portugal's new Rota Vicentina, getting to know the stunning coast along The Algarve just got a whole lot easier.

    Posted by Deanna Cioppa on August 20, 2012 at 6:16:28 PM EDT in Travel Tips, Outdoors
  • River Cruise Lines Add New Portugal Trips on the Douro

    River cruising in Portugal's Douro River Valley—a delightful region comprised of old-world villages and vineyard-coated countryside—is booming, with next year's cruise calendar ramping up its offerings, courtesy of three major river cruse lines. AmaWaterways is debuting a duo of fresh itineraries and a new vessel; Viking River Cruises is making their first-ever foray into Portugal; and Portugal river cruise pioneer Uniworld is ensuring its firm foothold in the region with a shiny new ship.

    Posted by Elissa Richard on February 29, 2012 at 5:59:41 PM EST in Cruises, News
  • A Trio of New Wine-Themed Sailings

    We heard it through the grapevine: Catering to oenophiles is the latest trend on the high seas. A trio of cruise lines are pulling out all the stops to lure wine enthusiasts on deck, with newly launched wine-themed programs that feature plenty of wine experts on tap, viticulture-minded lectures, special vintage tastings, and more. And, of course, ports of call worthy of raising a glass to, in some of the world's top wine regions.

    Posted by Elissa Richard on February 15, 2012 at 5:46:38 PM EST in Cruises, News, Wine & Cocktails
  • Fodor's Go List: Top 21 Places to Go in 2012

    Trying to figure out where to take your big vacation this year? We've got you covered. Our curated list of buzzy destinations, emerging hotspots, places that offer great values, and locales with upcoming noteworthy events, is sure to inspire you to book a trip—fast.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on January 11, 2012 at 9:47:12 AM EST in Trip Ideas, New at Fodor's
  • Attention shopaholics: know what to buy in Portugal

    This is a country with a wealth of crafts—from superbly woven baskets to beautifully embroidered linens, to irresistible porcelain and pottery (you might want to pack your own bubble wrap and tape to get the latter home safely). Items made of cork, leather, and wood should make your list; so should port and other local wines.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on June 30, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Portugal: Plan to shop

    This is a country with a wealth of crafts—from superbly woven baskets to beautifully embroidered linens, to irresistible porcelain and pottery (you might want to pack your own Bubble Wrap and tape to get the latter home safely). Items made of cork, leather, and wood should make your list; so should port and other local wines. The fashion-design scene is thriving here as well: top names include Ana Salazar, Fátima Lopes, Maria Gambina, Manuel Alves, and José Manuel Gonçalves.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on October 31, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Portugal: Try to catch a fado show

    The word fado means fate, and, like the blues, fado songs are full of fatalism. The image of a black-shawled fadista, head thrown back, eyes closed with emotion, voice rising and falling with soulful song, is quintessentially Portuguese. Many casas de fado are also restaurants; some offer a mix of fado and folk-dancing shows.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on March 11, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EST in Travel Tips