News last week that Abercrombie & Kent launched its Wings Over the Mediterranean for 2017 is a shot in the arm for small-group travel and for private charter services.
The island of Madeira is best reached through its capital of Funchal. This city has just over 100,000 inhabitants, large enough to get lost in, diverse enough not to get bored of. Funchal boasts of two main personalities: Cristiano Ronaldo – footballer born in the suburbs of Funchal and Charles – the last King of Hungary/last Emperor of Austria, who is buried at the Monte Church.
Porto is Portugal’s second largest city – major commercial and industrial centre and, it’s famous for the World-renowned port wine, which is produced there. But the city on the Douro River’s northern bank is also an attractive travel destination. Breathtaking views, the mentioned famous wines, the Douro River and the splendid architecture are all strong reasons for visiting Porto.
Despite its relatively small size, this Atlantic country hides vastly more – even if we count out the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores, continental Portugal still remains with a profusion of beautiful places worth visiting.
Running from 3 to 10 August in the colorful town of Portimao in western Algarve, the Sardine Festival 2012 greets visitors with plenty of music, theatre, dance, various art and comedy shows, sunshine and of course, the delicious grilled sardines served with homemade bread and Algarve salad.
Taking a look at the city of Faro in Portugal and why its worth stopping over on your way to the Algarve.
The exhibition in the grounds of the Roman villa at Cerro da Vila showcases ten giant works by modern British artists, including Henry Moore and Tony Cragg.