Location report - Portugal

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Hello Janet,

Here are some links to information that can help facilitate and enrich your slow travel discovery of Portugal. Just click the image to read more.
Just click the images or links below to read more.
You will find a summary of your itinerary at the bottom of this email for quick reference.  

 
 

A quick overview of highlights and local specialties

Summary of the top sights of Lisbon
You can visit by foot or tram. My favorites are the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and the Sé de Lisboa.

Click the highlighted links to preview these less obvious choices:
The Coach museum: world-class collection of 70 17th- to 19th-century coaches in a new ultramodern space.
Rua Correeiros Archeological site: located 5 minutes from your hotel, this free museum reveals layers of Lisbon history all the way back to a roman mosaic floor.

Overview of trams in Lisbon 
Especially recommend is tram #28.

New York times article recommending Lisbon restaurants
if you want to experience any of these, let me make a reservation for you since you only have two nights in Lisbon.

New York times article about Sintra

Highlights of Sintra and lots of tourist information about the town

Highlights of Sintra and lots of tourist information about the town

Conde Nast Traveller article about the Alentejo wine region and historic Evora

 

Road Trip

Click the images below to learn more about the places you will see on the Sintra - Porto road trip. If there is anything you read about in Coimbra that you absolutely must see, be sure to let Alex, the driver know. There's a lot to see and he will have to prioritize your top picks.

 

New York Times Magazine article about Porto

Guardian article including where to eat in Porto

36 hours in Porto

About the Douro Valley and it's wines

About Guimares

 
 

Slow travel Itinerary Summary


TH 4: depart Boston - Logan airport
FR 5: arrive Lisbon airport, hotel check in, stabilize, explore
SA 6: explore Lisbon by foot & tram
SU 7: hotel check out, private car to Sintra, scenic lunch & driving tour, drop off at Sintra apt. around 3pm
MO 8: explore Sintra by foot & bus 
TU 9: Alentejo wine country & Evora excursion 
WE 10: relax, enjoy Sintra charm 
TH 11: Sintra check out 10am, private car to Foz, over night
FR 12: check out am, private car to Porto, evening check in to Porto rental
SA 13: Douro River wine tour
SU 14: relax, explore Porto, evening concert
MO 15: Guimarães / Braga day tour 
TU 16: relax, explore Porto
WE 17: hotel check out, depart from Porto airport

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