As well as designing custom itineraries for travellers to Spain, Totally Spain also designs trips in Portugal. Our clients love visiting the wonderful museums to explore Portugal’s past and present, and always highlight the private guided tours we arrange, where they can fully absorb the context and significance of the items on show. Portugal has so many great treasure troves to delve into but here are a few of our favourites for every Portugal trip…
If you’ve ever thought about exploring Portugal, then please don’t wait any longer – it’s a wonderful country with so much to offer. Here at Totally Spain, we’ve seen the hugely positive shift in the standard and quality of the tourist offering in Portugal over the past decade. And we love designing custom itineraries for our valued clients so they can appreciate the charms of Portuguese food, its architecture, its capital city, its coastline and its interior and it’s wonderful people. In this post we’d like to introduce the Lisbon region that includes Portugal’s capital city and goes north as far as the Central Region of Portugal (which we will cover in a separate guide). The Lisbon region is perfect for a week long break featuring a few days in the capital plus a few daytrips to nearby towns and villages. As you’ll see below, there is an excellent choice to appeal to all tastes and interests.
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.
We’ve just re-visited Portugal over the Easter holidays and thought we’d share some of our Portuguese trip with you. It’s the fourth family holiday there in less than two years. We love it as a location for our own downtime and we also arrange many client trips from Spain into Portugal so I suppose you can say we were mixing business with pleasure.
2013 has been a challenging year for many in Spain but one sector that has really bucked the downturn is tourism. Overall visitor numbers are up significantly and here at TotallySpain.com we have seen our numbers increase too. As we approach 2014, Ken Baldwin & Belen Encinas, the founders of Totally Spain, talk us through the past 12 months.