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“Portugal, a great place to visit”
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Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote
“Portugal, a great place to visit”
Reviewed November 16, 2010

We recently spent 10 days in Portugal (Oct. 2010). The hotel Marque de Pombal Hotel in Lisbon was great, friendly staff and good food.
The best part of the trip was taking tours with For You Go Tours. Our tour guide Joe was the best. He make our trip memorable.
He answered all of our questions, he adjusted time schedules to
accommodate our needs, told us everything we needed to know
on every trip we took. We would definitely recommend this tour company. We also used Birds and Nautre tours for a birding tour day. They were also excellent.

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Europe
Level 6 Contributor
317 reviews
222 helpful votes
“One of our favorite locations!”
Reviewed November 14, 2010

Lisbon wasn't our first choice of vacation back in July/August 2009, but I'm so glad we went there because it's now one of our favorite locations!

There's history and lots of sights, warm climate and amazing, friendly people. Food was a big disappointment but those local little snacks were very good.

Public transportation was well organized and very cheap. Taxi's didn't cost much either, but we preferred the public transportation because we like to see the local life as much as possible. You can buy a 10-trip ticket from every station.

Shopping was okay. There was one designer outlet, Freeport, in Alcochete which is easily reachable by bus from Oriente bus-station (the same as subway and train-station). The bus goes straight to Freeport. We managed to spend a whole day there. Another good shopping center was Colombo (blue metro line, get out at Colégio Militar metro station). There were also lots of little boutiques in the city centre/old town. Lots of shoe shops ! Shops were open almost until midnight.

Nightlife was very vibrant. Especially Bairro Alto area which was full of little bars. People got drinks from the bars and partied on the streets. Very nice. =)

The best beach was at Costa Caparica. We also went to Estoril and Cascais but those beaches were quite small and crowded, also the water was colder than at Costa Caparica.
Costa Caparica was about one and a half hours away from Lisbon but totally worth visiting; First you go to the Pragal railway station and walk to the ferry harbour to catch a ferry to Almada, the trip takes about 20 minutes. Then, in Almada you catch a bus to Caparica, the trip takes something from 20 minutes to 45 minutes (depending on the driver..). If you're not sure about the bus, just ask the locals. They are without a doubt one of the friendliest people in Europe (among with the italians and greeks).

We spent a day in Cascais, about two hours on the beach and then just walked along the coast. It was very nice! You can reach Cascais by train and it takes about a half an hour.

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lexington, ky
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 helpful votes
“A favorite stop on our cruise”
Reviewed October 29, 2010

On our cruise, we took the shore excursion to Fatima. The bus ride was scenic and our tour guide was very informative with information along the ride. The Fatima was very moving and inspirational. We also visited Batlha and was able to see a bride arriving for her wedding. The architecture is amazing, statutes with detail like nothing we know in the U.S. We had an amazing day trip in Libson!

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Glasgow
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
30 helpful votes
“A short trip to Lisbon”
Reviewed October 15, 2010

We have just returned from a four night visit to Lisbon in Portugal. We were very pleasantly surprised with everything about the city. There were many old and interesting buildings to visit and the local history was fascinating. I would particularly recommend the walking tour from 'inside Lisbon'
There were a wide variety of restaurants to choose from and the public transport system was very good. We felt that Lisbon was a clean and safe city. We had read reviews from trip advisor which suggested otherwise but we did not experience anything like this. We would definitely consider returning as there was so much to see and we did not manage to see everything in such a short time.

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Alexandria, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
49 helpful votes
“perfect short vacation spot”
Reviewed October 8, 2010

Lisbon is a beautiful city! Perfect for a 4-day long weekend. The bars and the restaurants are unique and so cozy you will fall in love with them! Just remember to pack your flats because it's built on seven hills!

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