Tours/Travel suggestions in Portugal

Arouca

Paiva Walkways
http://www.passadicosdopaiva.pt/en

Buy tickets
https://reservas.passadicosdopaiva.pt/



Arouca Geopark
http://aroucageopark.pt/en/

Adventure sports
http://aroucageopark.pt/en/explore/what … re-sports/

Geosites
http://aroucageopark.pt/en/know/geodiversity/geosites/



Walking the world longest suspension pedestrian bridge

Entry to 516 Arouca requires the purchase tickets. Tickets are limited and they are not sold at the entrance of the bridge.

https://516arouca.pt/en/

Buy tickets
https://bookings.cm-arouca.pt/index.php … /ponte-516

Videos:
https://youtu.be/qdVvY4RXXqwhttps://youtu.be/LW88fCCykQ0

The Guardian, 6 Sep 2021
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2021 … playground


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How to get to Arouca:
https://www.cm-arouca.pt/visitar/inform … mo-chegar/


You have a bus from Porto to Arouca:
https://www.transdev.pt/cic/12

From (origem): Porto (Campo 24 de Agosto)
To (destino):     Arouca

Azores Islands (ilhas dos Açores)

Nine stunning and distinct islands make up the Azores sit mid-Atlantic in the subtropics, roughly 1,300km west of Portugal, sometimes known as the Hawaii of the Atlantic. Each of these islands has its own culture, charm and unique scenery including volcanic landscapes, green pastures, crater lakes, lagoons, waterfalls and much more. If you have never visited, you must check it by yourself.

The most isolated are in extreme Western (Corvo and Flores) and in the extreme Eastern (Santa Maria). The most populous and best served by plane connections are São Miguel and Terceira Islands.

These volcanic islands are actually the tops of some of the tallest mountains on Earth, as measured from their bases at the bottom of the ocean. Even measured above sea level, the tallest peak, Ponta do Pico, is 2,351m high, so high that snow often falls at the summit in winter and early spring.

Plane connections:
            https://www.azoresairlines.pt/enhttps://flights.flytap.com/en-us/flights-to-azoreshttps://byacores.com/aeroportos-acores/
           
Boat connections:
            https://www.atlanticoline.pt/en/https://byacores.com/atlanticoline-horarios-precos/

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Azores tourism website:

https://byacores.com/

By selecting each island, you have:
  - Travel / Packages & Promotions
  - Where to Sleep
  - Where to Eat
  - Tourism Providers
  - Photos & Videos


Activities:
   https://byacores.com/actividades/

Dolphins and Whales watching in the Azores Sea:
   https://byacores.com/observacao-cetaceos/

Diving:
   https://byacores.com/mergulho-acores/

Canyoning:
   https://byacores.com/canyoning-acores/

Golf:
   https://byacores.com/golfe/

Inside of a volcano (Algar do Carvão):
   https://byacores.com/gruta-do-algar-do- … ra-acores/

Museums:
   https://byacores.com/museus-acores/https://byacores.com/museus-acores-visita-virtual/

Thermal waters:
   https://byacores.com/aguas-termais/

Rent-a-car:
   https://byacores.com/rent-a-car-acores/

Surf:
   https://byacores.com/surf/

Beaches:
   https://byacores.com/praias-sao-miguel/https://byacores.com/praias-terceira/https://byacores.com/praias-faial/https://byacores.com/praias-santa-maria/

Azores trails (Trilhos pedestres):
   https://byacores.com/trilhos-pedestres/https://trails.visitazores.com/en

   By selecting each of these trails, you can download these PDFs:
   GPS, Google Earth, Map, Trail brochure (in Portuguese only).
   You can translate free the PDF into English using a Doctranslator, such as:
   https://www.onlinedoctranslator.com

   Please note that access to some trails may be limited.
   You must complete the online form to obtain your permit.


You can get more information by emailing the Azores Tourist Office: [email protected]

https://www.visitportugal.com/en/destinos/acoreshttps://www.visitazores.com/enhttps://portugal.com/portugal/places/azoreshttps://azores.com/azores/travel-tips


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National Geographic, Oct 2020
https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/tr … e-watching

The Guardian, Aug 2021
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2021 … -landscape

The Times, Aug 2021
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/travel/desti … -do-azores

The Times, May 2021
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/travel/desti … the-azores

Lonely Planet, Sep 2021
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/a … s-portugal

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Ski resort in Serra da Estrela (near Covilhã)


At 2000 metres altitude:

FAQs:

Prices:

Holy Week in Braga



Program, Historical review, points of interest, etc.

Eg. Holy Week in Braga, 2017

Braga Aerial Tour
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Flower Festival (Festa da Flor)
Funchal, Madeira Island


May, 5th to 29th (2022)
(This event takes place every year)

The Flower Festival is a cultural event associated the local traditions, whether through the performances of folk groups, or through the construction of the beautiful floral carpets, an event filled with lots of entertainment activities, such as music concerts and variety shows.



Programme in english:

Vídeos


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Other yearly events:
(Click on the menu)

CARNIVAL
FLOWER FESTIVAL
ATLANTIC FESTIVAL
MADEIRA WINE FESTIVAL
COLUMBUS FESTIVAL
NATURE FESTIVAL
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR

Pilgrimages to Fátima


Located in Central Portugal, the sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima (Santuário de Fátima) has become, throughout the years, one of the biggest catholic pilgrimage site in the world, due to the apparitions of Virgin Mary to three little shepherds in 1917.

In the Fátima calendar, the dates May 13th (the first apparition) and October 13th mean a rise in the numbers visiting the Sanctuary - built on the site of the first apparition - and the places where the three children lived.

The Fatima secret revealed in 1917 to these three children consists of three parts, of prophetic character.  The second part is especially important today... find out what it is about...


CELEBRATIONS LIVE

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Badoca Safari Park


Badoca Safari Park is a thematic park with an area of 90 hectares, which invites nature lovers to spend a different day and get to know the beauty of animal life, in full freedom.

Located in Alentejo, in Vila Nova de Santo André, between the countryside and the sea, a little over 1 hour from Lisbon, the park currently has around 600 animals, in a total of more than 80 different species. During the Safari you learn more about many wild animals in their natural habitat such as zebras, giraffes, buffalos, oryxs, ..., but also exotic birds and birds of prey, primates, lemurs, meerkats, kangaroos, ...

The park has various activities, walks, animal presentations and restaurant areas, so that you can spend a full day in contact with nature and various animals.


Óbidos Medieval Market, Óbidos


21 to 31 July, 2022
(This is a yearly event)

Feasts and Pilgrimages
An experience in the Middle Ages among the devotions and festivities of the people, along the paths of redemption or sin.

Alqueva Lake and its surroundings, Beja district (Alentejo)



Types of activities

- Boat Trips in the Alqueva
- Water Activities
- Balloon Flight
- Astronomical Observation
- Tours and Guided Visits
- Horse Riding
- Sport fishing
- House Boats
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The Alqueva Dark Sky Route

First starlight tourism destination in the world

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Night walk Alqueva Lake and the dark sky stars

The largest artificial lake in Europe is the host of this tour where the fantastic sunset dazzles us and then gives a wonderful night sky. The monitors who guide the route are people born and raised in the region, who lived the entire process of building the Alqueva dam, knowing and making known its impact on the region.

The Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve is a unique sky discovery territory ... Over 260 days a year of clear skies, with a minimum level of light pollution, allow us to enjoy a unique star-gazing experience with the naked eye.

Loulé Rock Salt Mine


Mina de Sal-gema de Loulé

At 230 m depth, under the city of Loulé, we discover the history of the rock salt mine and admire the 230 million years old geological formations. In an interpretation route on foot, inside the mine, with about 1.3 km, we discover the evolution of rock salt mining processes.

This is the visit to the deepest tourist site in the country, which is simultaneously a place of mining work in an active mine, where Rock Salt exploitation remains in full harmony with Mining Tourism Activity.


Madeira New Year's Eve

https://www.visitmadeira.com/en-gb/what … estivities


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nenkBp2k33A



Programme 2022 (PDF doc)

https://www.visitmadeira.com/Admin/Publ … -final.pdf


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https://www.visitportugal.com/en/conten … ar-madeira


https://www.visitmadeira.com/en-gb/homepage?AreaId=16

Pilgrimages to Fátima
Located in Central Portugal, the sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima (Santuário de Fátima) has become, throughout the years, one of the biggest catholic pilgrimage site in the world, due to the apparitions of Virgin Mary to three little shepherds in 1917.
In the Fátima calendar, the dates May 13th (the first apparition) and October 13th mean a rise in the numbers visiting the Sanctuary - built on the site of the first apparition - and the places where the three children lived.
The Fatima secret revealed in 1917 to these three children consists of three parts, of prophetic character. The second part is especially important today... find out what it is about...
https://www.visitportugal.com/en/NR/exe … F16FC6D323
CELEBRATIONS LIVEhttps://www.fatima.pt/en
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_F%C3%A1tima
https://www.portugal.com/city/fatima/
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-@JohnnyPT


May 12 & 13th, 2023...

Yes Fátima is really worth the visit. Very beautiful and clean and magic little town with plenty of direct buses from Lisbon, that brings you right next to the sanctuary. Caldas da Rainha, not far from the coast, is also worth the visit. Take some beautiful walks near the water.