Moon Portugal: With Madeira & the Azores: Best Beaches, Top Excursions, Local Flavors (Travel Guide) (Paperback)

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From trendy cities to classic fishing villages, soak up the romance of this charming country with Moon Portugal. Inside you'll find:
  • Strategic, flexible itineraries including a two-week tour of the best of Portugal, a five-day trip to charming villages, and more
  • Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Relax on a beach sipping vinho verde and snacking on freshly grilled sardines (a Portuguese classic!). Shop for hand-painted tiles or authentic leather goods, visit the famous Port wine cellars, or browse contemporary galleries and museums along Lisbon's cosmopolitan avenues. Savor a romantic meal on cobblestone esplanades and catch a traditional fado show in an intimate bar. Explore the Roman ruins in Évora, trek majestic mountain ranges, cruise the Sado River, or soak in a volcanic hot spring
  • Trusted local advice from long-time Portugal resident Carrie-Marie Bratley
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Background information on Portugal's landscape, history, and cultural customs
  • In-depth coverage of Lisbon, the Algarve, the Alentejo, Porto and Northern Portugal, Coimbra and Central Portugal, and the Azores and Madeira
  • Handy tools such as visa information, a Portuguese phrasebook, and tips for traveling with children or as a senior

With Moon Portugal's practical tips and local insight, you can plan your trip your way.

Exploring more of Portugal? Check out Moon Azores.
 

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About the Author


Carrie-Marie Bratley moved to sunny Portugal from not-so-sunny South Yorkshire as a child, and credits Portugal's incredible weather, beaches, food, and drink for keeping her moored there. She has worked as a journalist and writer since 2004, and is a newscaster for an Algarve radio station, interpreting, researching and reporting on affairs in Portugal. 

Carrie-Marie has traveled Portugal and its islands extensively (her absolute favorite place in Portugal is the heavenly island of São Miguel in the Azores), and has expanded her travels to South Africa, the Caribbean, Morocco, and of course, the UK, which she visits frequently to fill up on the traditional British delicacy of fish and chips. She loves photography, local festivals, and an early night with a good book. Carrie-Marie is also the author of Moon Lisbon & Beyond and Moon Azores.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781640499928
ISBN-10: 164049992X
Publisher: Moon Travel
Publication Date: November 7th, 2023
Pages: 512
Language: English
Series: Travel Guide