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Central & Northern Portugal – 12 Places that TOTALLY grabbed us

It’s always a pleasure to travel around Spain and Portugal researching new destinations and revisiting our favourite places. Ever since we set up Totally Spain in the year 2000, we’ve been creating unique itineraries for our clients from our special finds. Here are some real gems from a recent trip to Central & Northern Portugal over Easter 2017. [And when you’ve read this, remember to check out our detailed travel guides to Central & Northern Portugal].

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Benefits of a Private Driver & Private Guide in Spain & Portugal

At Totally Spain we believe there is a huge benefit to hiring private guides and private drivers when travelling in Spain and Portugal. You’ll feel safe and immersed in the destination after just a few hours with a local guide or driver, and you’ll gather a lot of invaluable information also. We’ve been growing our network of professional guides and drivers in Spain & Portugal since we started back in 2000, and we can honestly say we have the best in the business. Here’s what makes them so worthwhile!

PLEASE NOTE that we can only schedule our expert private drivers and guides for travellers booked on a Totally Spain custom trip. We do not book these services separately.

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Totally Spain’s Guide to the Best of the Alentejo Portugal

Here at Totally Spain, we’ve organised custom tours and travelled extensively through Portugal. We’ve written guides on the Lisbon region, the Centro region and Porto and the North Region, and now it’s time for the Alentejo! We love planning trips to this region’s amazing beaches, charming medieval cities and spectacular landscapes. And do we need to mention the excellent regional cuisine and numerous wineries? Combine our recommendations for the Alentejo with a Lisbon citybreak or a touring holiday of Spain’s enchanting Extremadura and AndalusiaContinue reading

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Totally Spain’s Guide to Porto and the North Region of Portugal

Here at Totally Spain, we are huge fans of Portugal and love planning itineraries for clients in both countries. Having already written about the Lisbon Region and the Centro Region, today we are going to focus on the Porto & North region that lies South of Galicia and West of Castile-Leon in Spain. Porto is the major city which is the darling of the travel glossies, and of course, Gaia for the winery tours – and we have some great daytrip ideas too!

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