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Location: Lisbon

Day 1 - 11 Mar 2019

Lisbon Portela Airport

Lisbon, Lisbon Portela Airport
Lisbon, Lisbon Portela Airport
Lisbon, Lisbon Portela Airport

Content: Took Delta airlines from New York, it was non stop 7 hours comfortable flight. Airport workers were nice and supportive. Lisbon airport is small but filled with great stuff.

Radisson Blu Hotel

Lisbon, Radisson Blu Hotel
Lisbon, Radisson Blu Hotel
Lisbon, Radisson Blu Hotel

Content: Classy hotel at reasonable price. Shuttle service is huge benefit here. Room was large and comfortable. Transport to the airport was complimentary and scheduled.

Castelo de S. Jorge

Lisbon, Castelo de S. Jorge
Lisbon, Castelo de S. Jorge
Lisbon, Castelo de S. Jorge
Lisbon, Castelo de S. Jorge

Content: Guided tour is probably a good idea if you want to understand more of the history as it has less explanatory display. This beautiful castle can be seen in an hour. Definitely worth it. Go early to avoid crowds.

Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara

Lisbon, Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara
Lisbon, Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara
Lisbon, Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara

Content: Nice place to relax and enjoy the view. One of the best view over the wonderful city of Lisbon. Easy to get there by tram. Lots of bars and restaurants and little alleyways to discover up there. It’s a great place to take some awesome pictures.

Santa Justa Lift

Lisbon, Santa Justa Lift
Lisbon, Santa Justa Lift
Lisbon, Santa Justa Lift
Lisbon, Santa Justa Lift
Lisbon, Santa Justa Lift

Content: It's great way to spend 30 mins. Lovely views across the city, great place for photos and reasonably priced. Normally the queue is very long to access the lift.

Miradouro de Santa Luzia

Lisbon, Miradouro de Santa Luzia
Lisbon, Miradouro de Santa Luzia
Lisbon, Miradouro de Santa Luzia
Lisbon, Miradouro de Santa Luzia

Content: This place can get a bit busy during sunset but there’s plenty of room. Really worth going up and having a chance to just sit and have a drink or hear some music and enjoy Portuguese pastries.

Ramiro

Lisbon, Ramiro
Lisbon, Ramiro
Lisbon, Ramiro

Content: Everyone who visits the city has to eat here at least once. Garlic butter shrimp and oyster were delicious. The prices were also very reasonable. There can be waits but it's worth it.

Location: Lisbon

Day 2 - 12 Mar 2019

Parque Eduardo VII

Lisbon, Parque Eduardo VII
Lisbon, Parque Eduardo VII
Lisbon, Parque Eduardo VII
Lisbon, Parque Eduardo VII

Content: The park is beautiful and very well maintained. The shapes of bushes make it more interesting. To enjoy it at its quietest and its best try to go early in the day.

Oceanario de Lisboa

Lisbon, Oceanario de Lisboa
Lisbon, Oceanario de Lisboa
Lisbon, Oceanario de Lisboa
Lisbon, Oceanario de Lisboa
Lisbon, Oceanario de Lisboa

Content: There is public transportation nearby and is easy to access. Can easily spend 3 hours. The area has plenty of restaurants, shopping, and a few other things. Definitely worth a trip as it is also a nice area with a cable car ride by the river.

Praca do Comercio

Lisbon, Praca do Comercio
Lisbon, Praca do Comercio
Lisbon, Praca do Comercio
Lisbon, Praca do Comercio
Lisbon, Praca do Comercio

Content: This place gets very hot in the middle of the afternoon. It is also very bright due to the light colour of building, so sunglasses are must to carry. The best pineapple slices and juices are sold here.

Jeronimos Monastery

Lisbon, Jeronimos Monastery
Lisbon, Jeronimos Monastery
Lisbon, Jeronimos Monastery
Lisbon, Jeronimos Monastery

Content: Buy your ticket in advance as the lines are very long. The downside is that there is no metro around. Visit early morning or while closing time to take better pictures as crowd will be less.

Restaurant Bordalo Pinheiro

Lisbon, Restaurant Bordalo Pinheiro
Lisbon, Restaurant Bordalo Pinheiro

Content: We had dinner at our hotel Radisson Blu. We tried international dishes here and it was good enough. Staff was very polite and happy to serve.

Location: Sintra

Day 3 - 13 Mar 2019

Cabo da Roca

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
Sintra, Cabo da Roca
Sintra, Cabo da Roca
Sintra, Cabo da Roca

Content: Today we left early after breakfast for a day trip to Sintra. This is beautiful place. We suggest everyone just go there and sit for a while you will find peace in mind and soul. Nice viewpoints over the high cliffs. It was less crowded early morning.

Park and National Palace of Pena

Sintra, Park and National Palace of Pena
Sintra, Park and National Palace of Pena
Sintra, Park and National Palace of Pena
Sintra, Park and National Palace of Pena

Content: This palace and it's landscape is truly a site not to be missed. You can easily spend half day here. There is a bus that will take you from the main gate up the hill to the palace if you don't want to walk. The staff was very friendly, helpful and informative. Check for fog if you want to take photos of the place. Weather can change rather quickly.

Castelo dos Mouros

Sintra, Castelo dos Mouros
Sintra, Castelo dos Mouros
Sintra, Castelo dos Mouros

Content: This place has stunning views so carry your camera, also suggested for physically fit people as there are lots of steps and much to see. There are places to sit and rest as well. Also bring a scarf or something because it can get very cold and windy there.

Sintra National Palace

Sintra, Sintra National Palace
Sintra, Sintra National Palace
Sintra, Sintra National Palace
Sintra, Sintra National Palace

Content: Come early to avoid the lines to get a ticket. Well kept and the national park is full of things to see. Definitely follow the map they give, you don’t want to miss a thing.

Quinta da Regaleira

Sintra, Quinta da Regaleira
Sintra, Quinta da Regaleira
Sintra, Quinta da Regaleira
Sintra, Quinta da Regaleira

Content: This castle and park are so unique, that it is definitely worth paying a visit. Need atleast 2 hours to walk around. We enjoyed the walk but were very tired walking whole day. This place is like a fairy tale come to life with secret tunnels that lead to waterfalls.

Incomum

Sintra, Incomum
Sintra, Incomum
Sintra, Incomum

Content: Incomum is one of the must try restaurants in Sintra. The presentation of the dishes were very appealing and taste was delicious. Also good collection in wine gallery. Dont miss dessert.

Location: Belem

Day 4 - 14 Mar 2019

Belem Tower

Belem, Belem Tower
Belem, Belem Tower

Content: This is a reasonably priced attraction and it has really nice photo opportunities of the river and waterfront. There are lot of stairs to climb so wear comfortable shoes.

Padrao dos Descobrimentos

Belem, Padrao dos Descobrimentos
Belem, Padrao dos Descobrimentos
Belem, Padrao dos Descobrimentos
Belem, Padrao dos Descobrimentos

Content: Really impressive and thought off concept with monument shaped as sailing ship. Very photogenic monument it was. The line to climb on top was too big, but it was worth waiting. There are a few food trucks around the place to buy refreshments and drinks.

Ponte 25 de Abril

Belem, Ponte 25 de Abril
Belem, Ponte 25 de Abril

Content: The visit to 25th April Bridge is a must during your time in Lisbon. You can cross it by car, bus or train. It would be very nice around the sunset time as suggested by locals.

Feitoria

Belem, Feitoria

Content: If you like seafood this place is a must to try. You could taste every single ingredient in every dish. Interesting wines and amazing service.

Location: Obidos

Day 5 - 15 Mar 2019

Obidos Castle

Obidos, Obidos Castle
Obidos, Obidos Castle
Obidos, Obidos Castle
Obidos, Obidos Castle

Content: Took 1 hr and 45 mins from Lisbon via bus to reach Obidos. Castle was very beautiful, you can walk on fortress all around castle looks great from every angle. The streets are extremely smooth and kind of slippery so be careful walking down hill.

Porta da Vila

Obidos, Porta da Vila

Content: There are small boutiques and stores that sell medieval items of all sorts. The prices are so reasonable. We highly recommend you purchase a bottle of their liquor and look into their linen as well, it is handmade and the workmanship is amazing.

Santuario do Senhor Jesus da Pedra

Obidos, Santuario do Senhor Jesus da Pedra
Obidos, Santuario do Senhor Jesus da Pedra
Obidos, Santuario do Senhor Jesus da Pedra

Content: IT was very curious and interesting structure. It is open every day except Mondays.

Senhor da Pedra

Obidos, Senhor da Pedra
Obidos, Senhor da Pedra

Content: One can enjoy authentic Portuguese cuisine here. Service is wonderful and staff is very attentive. We tried beef steak and lamb chops which was super delicious.

Location: Porto

Day 6 - 16 Mar 2019

Hotel Aliados

Porto, Hotel Aliados
Porto, Hotel Aliados
Porto, Hotel Aliados
Porto, Hotel Aliados

Content: Took train from Lisbon and arrived in 2 hours 40 mins. Location of this 3* hotel was amazing as it was easy to catch uber. Rooms were very small and bed was'nt comfortable.

Luis I Bridge

Porto, Luis I Bridge
Porto, Luis I Bridge
Porto, Luis I Bridge

Content: For a good panoramic view of the place, you have to walk or catch tram. Worth going and checking it but definitely not incredible

Garden of Morro

Porto, Garden of Morro
Porto, Garden of Morro

Content: Nice charming garden it was. Go right into the middle of the park and watch the caves and sculptures. Perfect to chill out in evening by having a drink and watch the sunset. There's usually musicians playing on the street.

Livraria Lello

Porto, Livraria Lello
Porto, Livraria Lello

Content: The first book store that decided to charge entrance fee. It was very crowded which made it impossible to take a good picture. The red staircase was most beautiful. Recommand to visit at time of opening to see beauty of book store without rush.

Farinha

Porto, Farinha
Porto, Farinha

Content: Here you can find delicious foods, fine vines and great service. Reasonably priced and quick service made is more appealing. The pizzas were extra ordinary.

Location: Porto

Day 7 - 17 Mar 2019

Bolsa Palace

Porto, Bolsa Palace
Porto, Bolsa Palace
Porto, Bolsa Palace
Porto, Bolsa Palace

Content: It doesn’t take a long time to view all the rooms here but it’s worth a visit. The ballroom was gorgeous, granite stairs lead to magnificent rooms upstairs with a view of the tiled entrance. Nice toilets available for visitors and a gift shop.

Church Of St Francis

Porto, Church Of St Francis
Porto, Church Of St Francis
Porto, Church Of St Francis

Content: We saw the church and the museum. Both places entrance fees is 7.50 euros. And no photos are allowed inside. Make sure you visit the basement and see the crypts. One is see through and you can see all the skeletons.

Porto Cathedral

Porto, Porto Cathedral
Porto, Porto Cathedral
Porto, Porto Cathedral
Porto, Porto Cathedral
Porto, Porto Cathedral

Content: It is not only a cathedral but a whole system of rooms and terraces lined with azulejos tiles. The queue moves quickly so its worth waiting. A single entry ticket gets you access to everything including the towers and museum.

Douro River cruise

Porto, Douro River cruise
Porto, Douro River cruise
Porto, Douro River cruise

Content: We chose the 1 hour tour and enjoyed ourselves with the nice views from the Rabelo. Seeing the city and the Six Bridges of Porto from the water was another set of amazing views.

Jardins do Palacio de Cristal

Porto, Jardins do Palacio de Cristal
Porto, Jardins do Palacio de Cristal
Porto, Jardins do Palacio de Cristal
Porto, Jardins do Palacio de Cristal
Porto, Jardins do Palacio de Cristal

Content: The flowers in the garden are very beautiful and really well kept. Great place to have a walk and chill on the grass or benches. It’s totally worth it to spend an afternoon there.

Vintage Food Tour

Porto, Vintage Food Tour

Content: You will get to taste traditional Portuguese dishes, regional table wines, local pastries, and Port wines. It is 3.5 hour guided walking tour in Downtown Porto. This was one of the best experience we had in Porto

Location: Braga

Day 8 - 18 Mar 2019

Bom Jesus do Monte

Braga, Bom Jesus do Monte
Braga, Bom Jesus do Monte
Braga, Bom Jesus do Monte
Braga, Bom Jesus do Monte
Braga, Bom Jesus do Monte

Content: Took us 40 mins to reach Braga via car. It's the main tourist attraction in Braga. You have to climb and see all the stations, each are different and beautiful. You can also use elevator but this is paid service. Reward yourself with a nice coffee and ice cream at the top.

Braga Cathedral

Braga, Braga Cathedral
Braga, Braga Cathedral
Braga, Braga Cathedral

Content: The cathedral was beautiful and super easy to find. The light placement inside makes it very hard to take pictures. Better to appreciate the beauty rather than try and capture it.

Raio Palace

Braga, Raio Palace
Braga, Raio Palace
Braga, Raio Palace
Braga, Raio Palace

Content: This building was amazing and had an interesting history. The museum inside wasn't that thrilling but the medical history was shocking. Now it's been renovated too much that you can not see the real architecture from its time.

Parque Da Ponte

Braga, Parque Da Ponte
Braga, Parque Da Ponte
Braga, Parque Da Ponte

Content: Beautiful park for a walk, benches spread across the garden and very nice lake where you can rent a boat for small trip. I recommend it also because it has the pedestrians path alongside the River.

Location: Porto

Day 8 - 18 Mar 2019

Tapabento S.Bento

Porto, Tapabento S.Bento
Porto, Tapabento S.Bento

Content: Try to get reservations if you don't want to wait. Just drop an email at their website and they are really quick to reply.My service was well attended throughout the meal. Happy with my food, service, and overall experience.

Location: Porto

Day 9 - 19 Mar 2019

Douro Valley Tour

Porto, Douro Valley Tour
Porto, Douro Valley Tour

Content: Douro is known for its steep vineyards. Getting up close to the vineyards and learning about the port making process from locals was definitely a highlight. Our day trip included a tour and port tasting at one vineyard, lunch and another port tasting at another vineyard. A day tour to the Douro Valley will last 8 to 9 hours, but it's absolutely worth it.

O Paparico

Porto, O Paparico
Porto, O Paparico

Content: Staff here are extremely knowledgeable and makes your visit memorable. It is magic when they take you in astonishing flavors and senses. It is worth every penny. Highly recommanded dining place.

Location: Lisbon

Day 10 - 20 Mar 2019

Lisbon Portela Airport

Lisbon, Lisbon Portela Airport
Lisbon, Lisbon Portela Airport
Lisbon, Lisbon Portela Airport

Content: After descent breakfast at our hotel we left for Lisbon by train. Today is sadly the last day of our trip. Enjoyed scenic views and food at the most. Had to catch flight back to home at 4 pm.