central & northern Portugal

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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Totally Spain’s Guide to the Centro Region of Portugal

Nestled in between the cities of Lisbon and Porto and with the Atlantic coast to the West and Spain to the East, the Centro region has everything you need for a perfect midweek break. Here at Totally Spain, we’ve been devising itineraries for Spain & Portugal for over 16 years and we know it won’t be long before the international crowds arrive to explore Coimbra, Aveiro & Belmonte. See it now, we say, while it’s still relatively unknown outside of Portugal.

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Twelve Reasons to Take a Lisbon City Break

We often plan a week off in a warmer climate during our Christmas break when it can get a bit chilly in Northern Spain. With so many Southern cities to choose from we are spoilt for choice (we’ve been customising trips across Spain and Portugal since 2000) but one place that keeps on drawing us back, is Lisbon.  There’s something so refreshing about a Lisbon city break.

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Totally Spain’s Guide to Significant Jewish Heritage Sights in Portugal

We’ve written recently about Spain’s Jewish heritage and today we’d like to highlight some of the more significant Jewish sights in Portugal where you can step back in time and get a sense of how this vibrant community lived and worked. We start in the capital, Lisbon, and tour nine locations before finishing up in Porto. We know that there are many many more significant sights – we’ve been organising Jewish heritage trips throughout our 15 years in business and together with our experienced local guides have put together many highly personalised packages. Here is just one example of the type of trips we programme in Portugal…

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