11/01/2019 PORTUGAL: Lisbon-to-Porto in 7 Days

Portugal gets the nod for Fall travel from the U.S. and the price is right.

Take TAP’s Premium Economy Premium class daily anywhere from 5 U.S. cities; NY-Newark-Boston, D.C.and Miami on their new  A 330 neo wide-bodies to Lisbon or Porto, perhaps the hottest city on our itinerary in less than seven hours.

Our travels by car took us to: Lisbon, the country’s capital, next to Óbido, a charming, flower-filled town, one-hour away on the A-8 super highway, on to Coimbra, home to Portugal’s largest university and the country’s first capital via the A-8 again in less than two hours, then to Aviero, the “Venice of Portugal” this time less than two hours and-a-half hours on one of the “N” state roads, finally to Porto, as it name implies a lively port, where we took a Flix bus to cross over to Vigo, Spain’s first major city  after the Minho river, the dividing line between Spain and Portugal.

BIOS

. Samantha Coehlo, Marketing Communications, TAP/ Air Portugal

tapmarketingUSA@tap.pt;

.  Riccardo Guimaraes, Manager, Operations, TAP Porto; Riccardo.guimaraes@tap.porto.com

. Bernardo Trevisano, Promotion Manager, Tourismo De Portugal; www.visitportugal.com

. Jose Fernandes, Agency Manager, ACP; jose.fernandes@acp-voagens.pt

Carmo Botelho, Manager, Marketing, Turismo de Lisboa; Visitors and Convention Bureau; cbotelho@visitlisboa.com

. Victor Carrico, Dir., Turismo de Lisboa Visitors and Convention Bureau; carrico@visitlisboa.com

Fado with Mariana Figueiredo in Lisbon

A church in Porto with typical azulejo tiles.

On a canal in Aveiro, the “Venice of Portugal”.

The flowers of Óbidos

A perfect Portuguese flan

Fado in Lisbon

Stopping the trolley in Porto

A typical street in the old part of Coimbra

Living Street Statues” are everywhere in Portugal.

 

About The Author

Susan Raphael, Traveler Extrodinaire/ Executive Producer/Co-Host

Susi’s passion for travel and talk has come together at Let’s Travel!. Previous to being Executive Producer/Co-Host of the show, while National Director of Broadcasting and Advertising for the American Cancer Society, Susi produced the “Cancer Society Radio News Service” and won an Emmy for the anti-smoking Public Service Announcement, “Sophisticated Lady”. Susi is also an artist and photographer and has exhibited her work in various venues in New York City.

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