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Trip Report Ger's September 2014 Trip Report to Galicia and Portugal

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Hello all:

In early September 2014, I took a 10 day trip to Galicia and Portugal and, as always, received excellent advice and tips from Fodorites. Here is the trip report.

Itinerary:
Friday 29th August
Flew from London to Porto, by easyJet, arrived early afternoon.
Activity: Drove to O Grove, had an excellent dinner in O Grove.
Hotel: Hesperia Isla La Toja


Saturday 30th August
Activity: Drove the Rias Baixas, visited three wineries. Back to O Grove, and had cocltails in the posh hotel I couldn’t afford to stay in, and some Galician tapas in an hotel I am glad I did not stay in.
Hotel: Hesperia Isla La Toja


Sunday 31st August
Activity: Drove through the Minho. Lazed by the pool in the afternoon drank Vinho Verde, and had an awful lunch and an even more awful dinner.
Hotel: Monte Prado: http://www.booking.com/hotel/pt/monte-prado-spa.en-gb.html?aid=304142;sid=68ad8ad2870b0c837e7d7c31d4b315dc;dcid=1


Monday 1st September
Activity: Explored the Minho, and visited a winery. Drove to Porto. Returned car. Explored Porto.
Hotel: Rosa Et Al Townhouse


Tuesday 2nd September
Activity: Took the HOHO bus, had lunch on the coast, explored Porto. Had another great dinner on the coast.
Hotel: Rosa Et Al Townhouse

Wednesday 3rd September
Activity: Explored Porto
Travel: Took a train to Lisbon in the early evening. Went for a walk.
Hotel: Internacional Design Hotel


Thursday 4th September
Activity: Took HOHO bus, had a great lunch on the river in Belem, explored Lisbon.
Hotel: Internacional Design Hotel

Friday 5th September
Activity: Took the train to Sinstra, explored Lisbon
Hotel: Internacional Design Hotel

Saturday 6th September
Activity: Explored Lisbon
Hotel: Internacional Design Hotel

Sunday 7th September
Activity: Explored Lisbon
Travel: Flew back to London with TAP in the evening

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