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Rio Douro - Alto douro onde se cultivam as vinhas que irão transformar-se no delicioso vinho do porto. Terra de sabores, hotelaria e vinhos de mesa grande qualidade, isto para não falar clero a excelência do vinho do porto e a possibilidade de se visitar as caves e provar o néctar da vinha.

Rio Douro - Alto douro onde se cultivam as vinhas que irão transformar-se no delicioso vinho do porto. Terra de sabores, hotelaria e vinhos de mesa grande qualidade, isto para não falar clero a excelência do vinho do porto e a possibilidade de se visitar as caves e provar o néctar da vinha.

José Manuel Silva

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For such a small country, you have many options from which to choose: A San Francisco-esque city, spreading over seven hills which descend into the Rio Tejo (Tagus River)- Lisbon is perhaps Europe’s most pleasant and affordable city. Its fantastic architecture, diverse population, delicious seafood, intriguing tile-work and non-stop night-life bring together the best elements of Portuguese life. Don’t miss an evening bar-hopping in the Bairro Alto listening to contemporany hip music and Portuguese blues-fado!

Tour beautifully restored towns and well-preserved architecture of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites in Evora , Batalha and Alcobaça . If you are interested in monuments, Evora and Coimbra are must-sees.

The most beautiful natural areas lie in the Minho , Lima, and Douro valley. You can explore the verdant beauty and rural customs of the Minho Valley, or check out the spectacular gorge in the Douro valley.

The city of Oporto is located at the end of the Douro Valley, on the sea, and is famous for its port wine. It is an excellent base for exploring the region.

The South also boasts some of the best preserved natural reserves in Europe. The best example being the Natural park of the Southwest of the Alentejo and Vicentine Coast, comprising two mountain ranges and 200 miles of southern coastline dotted with idilic beaches and secluded coves.

If it’s the beach you are after, the Algarve coast offers highly developed stretches of beach. The rest of the coast (with the exception of the area near Lisbon and Porto) remain relaxing, totally Portuguese and isolated. Great stretches of sand are there for the relaxing, especially along the northern Costa Verde , near Viano do Castelo . The beaches near southern Alentejo are the most remote and least populated.

Transportation and accommodation are excellent and very reasonable, perhaps the cheapest in Europe. The wine is excellent and don’t forget to try some vinho do Porto (port), Portugal’s most famous export.

http://www.lisboasightseeing.com/

Travel guide of private and group tours in Lisbon, Oporto, Algarve, Fatima with Portugal Travel Agencies and Tour Operators. Travel packages booking online. First class tour guides, hotels, restaurants, deluxe buses, luxury limousines. Tourism, conventions, teambuilding, incentives, cruises, sightseeing, night tours, city short breaks, historic, cultural and catholic excursions and trips.

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