UK-Portugal ferry could be sailing this month

Brittany Ferries is considering a new “green list” ferry link between the UK and Portugal.The route to Porto in northwest Portugal would probably be served from Plymouth in Devon, but Portsmouth is another possible departure point.The journey could start before the end of May to capitalise on the surge of demand for Portugal – the only major…

Portugal sees spike in flight bookings following England travel approval

Portugal has seen a spike in demand for travel following its inclusion on the ‘green’ list of safe destinations by the government in England on Friday. The country was one of a small handful declared safe by officials, meaning there is no need to quarantine on return. In response, bookings to Portugal rose by 663 per cent on Friday, according…

Run past Portugal’s São Jorge Castle on this new tour launched in Lisbon

A running tour of Lisbon is not a soft option. The Portuguese capital is famously hilly and its streets cobbled. Nonetheless, I’m on a guided jog around the city — part of a new package launched by Inspira Santa Marta Hotel.My calf muscles throb as I battle a challenging gradient between the flat city centre, known as Baixa, and Bairro Alto,…

Macau beyond the casino includes ruined churches and echoes of colonial Portugal

Early morning in Macau’s Camoes Park, and Lisbon seems a long way away. This leafy space may be named after the Portuguese poet Luis de Camoes, but the group of elderly Chinese ladies practising the ancient martial art Tai Chi gives the scene a Far Eastern feel.This peaceful city centre space was originally used only by the Portuguese community -…

Airlines lay on thousands of extra seats to green list countries

Airlines across the UK have laid on thousands of extra seats to green list countries following the government’s announcement of its 12 “low-risk” destinations with the lightest restrictions for returning travellers from 17 May.Budget carrier Ryanair announced it has made an additional 175,000 extra seats available to Portugal from that date,…

Portugal’s pretty city Lisbon is on a roll

Everyone’s  going on about Lisbon.  Portugal’s capital city has long been beautiful – but now we all want a piece of the action.City of Light: Europe’s sunniest capital is especially glorious outside of the summer seasonThere are boutique hotels aplenty, new restaurants opening all over the place and (gulp) stags and hens parading…

The Douro Valley, located in the…

The confirmed green list countries and when you can… The Telegraph – By Greg Dickinson • 43mThe ban on foreign holidays will be lifted on May 17 and replaced with a ‘traffic light system’ to kickstart overseas trips in 2021, Grant Shapps, the transport secretary, confirmed on May 7. “Today marks…

7 Travel Mistakes to Avoid Making in Lisbon

It has been more than a year since I visited Lisbon, and this post draft has been gathering a lot of e-cobwebs from neglect. Why has it taken me so long to write this? Well, to be perfectly honest I don’t have very fond memories of the city and the idea of writing a “top things to do in Lisbon” post made me feel an overwhelming sense of dread….

TUI announces additional flights to green list destinations and releases new price list

The holiday agent has announced the addition of new flights going to the green list destinations Portugal and Madeira. TUI has responded to the growing demand from customers who are looking to enjoy the summer holiday in green list countries as soon as possible.Unfortunately, Spain – another UK favourite – is on the amber list, which means a 10…

10 of the best places to visit in Portugal, chosen by readers

If you want something out of the ordinary with fantastic scenery and fascinating history, then go to Terras de Bouro in the far north of the country. This town is well worth a visit because it offers the chance to walk along a Roman road complete with original milestones. The Via Geira was built to link Braga with Astorga, now in Spain. It is signposted…

Scenic Group to return to Portugal in July

Scenic Group has confirmed that its river cruise programme on the Douro River in Portugal will resume from July 30th.The company is home to both the Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours and Emerald Cruises brands.Both cruise lines will resume their original Douro schedules, offering eight-day round-trips from Porto exploring the sun-drenched vineyards…

Why you should leave Lisbon for the rough-hewn Alentejo on your next trip to Portugal

Have you heard that Beyoncé has bought a cottage in Shropshire? No? That may be because it’s not true. But the story is only slightly less likely than one that is: Madonna has a farm in the Alentejo region of Portugal.As ever, the Queen of Pop is riding a fashion wave. Pre-pandemic, there was a mini-boom in Americans snapping up properties in Portugal’s…

Azores and Madeira holidays: Plot your great green escape to Portugal’s paradise isles

Away from the Algarve, out in the Atlantic, the archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira are big on nature and small on crowds. The summits of huge underwater islands, they offer very different experiences if you’re a fan of the great outdoors.There is a rare wild beauty on the Azores, with black-sand beaches on dramatic basalt coastlines, but it’s…

Are you ready to walk across the 516 Arouca?

Although international travel may be a long way off, nature and adventure lovers are curious about the new bridge inaugurated inside the in Portugal. The bridge not only serves as a viewing gallery to verdant mountains around it and a fast flowing river beneath but is also the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge, beating the Charles Kuonen…

Celebrity Beyond to debut in Southampton

Celebrity Cruises chief executive, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, has unveiled the third ship in the Edge series, Celebrity Beyond.The launch also signifies a strong vote of confidence in the UK, as Celebrity Beyond will depart on her maiden voyage from Southampton, on a ten-night western Europe cruise.The trip will visit Bordeaux, France; Lisbon, Portugal; and…

Heart-stopping bridge attraction opens

If you’re afraid of heights, a visit to this bridge will likely remain off your bucket list. Now officially the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge, 516 metre long bridge is now open but it’s not for the faint-hearted.The bridge, which is known as 516 Arouca, drapes 175 metres above River Paiva in northern Portugal. The bridge itself…

10 Ancient Places To Visit In Lisbon To Explore The City Like A Local!

The beautiful and lively capital city of Portugal, Lisbon is famed for its warm and bright manner, the city is also honored with an abundance of notable landmarks, world-class exhibition halls, and a large group of different marvellous activities. There are many places to visit in Lisbon and one can investigate the thin lanes of the old quarter, walk…

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