Synopses & Reviews
Come along with Frommer’s as we explore the highlights and hidden pleasures of Portugal, one of Europe’s best bargain destinations. We’ll show you the best of Lisbon, including the winding alleyways of the Alfama, before heading off into the countryside, where you’ll stay in historic pousadas and enjoy pristine beaches, golf by the sea, castles, ceramics, port wine, fado clubs, medieval villages, and more. Frommer's makes it easy to explore Portugal as an independent traveler, always knowing that you have good advice, complete information, and helpful maps at your fingertips.
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- Everything you need to plan a memorable vacation in Portugal.
- Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.
- Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget.
- Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.
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Portugal is one of the most rewarding travel destinations in Europe, with sandy beaches, great golfing, hiking and fishing, art treasures, and 13 UNESCO world heritage sites.
About the Author
Each Frommer guide is personally researched and thoroughly updated by a single author or a small team. Our approach gives our guides a fun, personal tone and a real person’s judgments you can trust. A native of North Carolina, Darwin Porter was a bureau chief for the Miami Herald when he was 21. Since then, he has written numerous best-selling Frommer guides, notably to France, Italy, England, and Germany. He is joined in his research efforts across Portugal by Danforth Prince, who worked for the Paris bureau of the New York Times. They have traveled in and written extensively about Portugal.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
What's new in Portugal.
1. The Best of Portugal.
2. Planning Your Trip to Portugal.
3. Suggested Portugal Itineraries.
4. Setting into Lisbon.
6. Estoril, Cascais & Sintra.
7. South of the Tagus.
9. The Algarve.
10. Alentejo & Ribatejo.
11. Coimbra & the Beiras.
12. Porto & Environs.
13. The Minho REgion & Trás-os-Montes.
14. Madeira & Porto Santo.
Appendix: Portugal in Depth.