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Day of Lovers in Portugal

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Day of Lovers in Portugal

Three Valentine’s Ideas for Escaping to Portugal Here is a loving pair of ideas: Carnaval and Valentine’s Day. The idea of Valentine’s Day has caught on in Portugal over the past decade as the “Dia dos Namorados” or Day of Lovers. As a result, hotels and restaurants offer lots of great romantic packages and Portugal, as the closest country in Continental Europe to the U.S., is an easy trip.The other fun reason to go to Portugal in February is Carnaval, a four-day celebration. Parades and pageants have been part of Carnaval celebrations...

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Air-Inclusive Deals to the Portuguese Islands of the Azores

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Air-Inclusive Deals to the Portuguese Islands of the Azores

Moonachie, NJ — January 8, 2013 — Central Holidays is celebrating the addition of the Azores to their long list of travel destinations across Europe and the Mediterranean with new air-inclusive island hopping travel deals offered to these enchanting Portuguese islands.  The Company now provides even more exciting chances for travelers to create memories that will last a lifetime with fascinating tour packages that celebrate the area’s European culture, amazing nature-scapes and attractions, and rich culinary traditions – all with...

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The Best of Portugal

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The Best of Portugal

Germantown, MD (November 6, 2012) — Women who want to get out and explore the world can do so in the comfort of like-minded travelers with a Sights and Soul Travels journey to Portugal departing on April 24, 2013. The 10 day/9 night Lisbon and the Silver Coast adventure enables women to travel with true insider access to everything that makes this country so enticing. Participants will come away with many incredible memories of the dramatic beaches rimmed by burnished-gold cliffs, rustling palm trees and coral-colored hibiscus flowers, hills...

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Jewish and Christian History in Tomar, Portugal

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Jewish and Christian History in Tomar, Portugal

This monumental city of the Templars is a true jewel. Here, the famed Order of the Knights Templar (followed by the Knights of the Order of Christ) built their headquarters in a massive castle, while a prosperous Jewish community grew in the 14th and 15th centuries in the town below. The Judiaria ran along the Rua Dr. Joaquim Jacinto, and the synagogue survived the centuries to become the Abraão Zacuto Museum. The complex ceiling and elegant columns of the synagogue’s worship area give it astounding acoustics. The Museum displays numerous...

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Palaces in Portugal

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Palaces in Portugal

From the founding of the nation around 1139, to the Revolution of 1910 – Portugal was a kingdom, ruled by three dynasties and 33 kings and queens. “Eight Centuries of Portuguese Monarchy a Political Study” was written by Vicente De Bragança Cunha in 1911, and just reprinted by Forgotten Books. So we thought, what if our guests wanted to be treated like a king or queen today? So here is look at the royal palaces you can explore, and some you can even stay in! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Through the nearly 800 years...

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Portugal’s 6th Annual International Gourmet Festival

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Portugal’s 6th Annual International Gourmet Festival

Gebhard Schachermayer, Executive Director of Vila Joya in Albufeira – Guia, in the Algarve region of Portugal, proudly announces the illustrious chef line-up for PORTUGAL’S 6TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL GOURMET FESTIVAL, organized by Mr. Schachermayer and event sponsors Nespresso-Portugal, BMW-Portugal, Hugo Boss, G.H. Mumm Champagne and Vista Alegre.  The world’s sole food festival in which only Michelin-starred chefs are the participants, PORTUGAL’S 6TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL GOURMET FESTIVAL will be held at Vila Joya from January 13 – 23, 2012....

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Rediscover Madeira Island with New Packages from $939

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Rediscover Madeira Island with New Packages from $939

Funchal, PT – Looking for a new winter escape that is not the same old Caribbean, but that is affordable and warm? Madeira Island off the coast of North Africa is closer this fall and winter with new flights from Boston and expanded packages starting at a mere $939 for round-trip air and hotel (before taxes).  Portuguese airline SATA has new 6-night packages from Boston Logan Airport to Funchal (via the Azores) with more flights to choose from and eight hotels. Prices, including roundtrip air, hotel, and breakfast start at $939 per person,...

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Grosiosa Inaugurates First Hotel

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The new Graciosa Resort & Business Hotel in Santa Cruz da Graciosa is part of a series of investments to build infrastructure connected to the tourist economy on Graciosa, such as the Carapacho thermal baths. The new four-star hotel has 120 beds, a restaurant for 100 people, a swimming pool and various services related to its category, having cost seven million Euros. It will be managed by INATEL in a partnership with a group of Azorean business people The hotel is part of the new Praia fishing port on Graciosa includes a set of floating...

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Wine in Portugal

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Fall in Portugal brings a buzz of activity to the 20 designated wine regions across the country, from picking and processing the grapes to celebrating the harvest with food, song and traditional festivals. During September and October, visitors can now witness these ancient rituals up close, by taking part in the harvest itself, touring through the many vineyards, crushing the grapes if they desire, or even lodging within the walls of a grand wine estate. Often the estate will have a restaurant and offer wine tasting dinners, complete with a...

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Inside Porgtugal Culture

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Portugal is an old country, as evidenced by the fact that it has Europe’s longest-standing border. Its nine centuries of history are filled with epic heroes, fierce battles and romantic legends, and visitors can find remnants of all of this anywhere in the country. A certain type of black and white mosaic sidewalk can only be seen in Portugal and other lands where Portuguese is spoken. Manueline architecture, a Portuguese innovation, celebrates the great sea-faring explorations and discoveries of the 15th century. Side by side with...

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Inside Portugal

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THIS MONTH’S TRAVEL SECRET: A generous queen becomes a saint The university city of Coimbra, in Portugal‘s Centro Region, is the site of one of the greatest love stories of this country’s long history and where the remains of a woman now revered as Queen Saint Isabel are buried. The town celebrates this saint each year. King Dom Dinis, who ruled from 1261-1325, saw a portrait of Isabel of Aragon and knew he loved her even before they met, just prior to their arranged marriage. They met in walled town of Trancoso, where they...

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Spain River Cruise Savings

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SAVE UP TO $300 PER COUPLE ON UNIWORLD PORTUAL/SPAIN GRAND RIVER CRUISE Just as champagne must come from the Champagne region of France, Port must come from Portugal – at least to officially be called such. Travel with Uniworld to learn from Portuguese winemakers how they produce the sweet fortified dessert wine associated with this region. Be wined and dined in a rustic family run pousada, feast at a 14th-Century Benedictine Monastery and in an 18th-Century mansion overlooking the Douro, and sample glasses of port and other renowned...

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Discovering Port in Portugal

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~ Sail Portugal and Spain’s Douro River Valley with Uniworld ~ Just as champagne must come from the Champagne region of France, Port must come from Portugal – at least to officially be called such. Travel with Uniworld to learn from Portuguese winemakers how they produce the sweet fortified dessert wine associated with this region. Be wined and dined in a rustic family run pousada, feast at a 14th-Century Benedictine Monastery and in an 18th-Century mansion overlooking the Douro, and sample glasses of port and other renowned...

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Visit Celtic Portugal

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Bagpipes, kilts and tartans, stick dancing and Celtic music. You’re probably thinking Scotland or Wales at this point, right? Well, think Portugal instead. In the northeastern corner of Portugal—known as the “land beyond the mountains”— a Celtic history dating back to 2000 B.C. or more survives in the people and culture today. Most countries of western and central Europe had some temporary brush with the many Celtic tribes, but in northern Portugal’s Trás-os-Montes region, the Celtic influence remained strong because...

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Inside Portugal

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This fall and winter, many Americans may be looking for an alternative to traveling to the Caribbean – and we have an idea for them. Portugal and its two sets of Atlantic islands have mild climates, with the added benefit of being nearby, fun and easy to get to. Europeans call Portugal the California of Europe, and with good reason. As cold weather is settling on most of the U.S., playing a decent round of golf seems like a dream, doesn’t it? On the Azores Islands, the climate is mild year-round, and summer weather lasts into December....

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