Isn’t it interesting how popular destinations tend to cluster? Right now, the hottest spot for my clients is Portugal. I have two clients and a friend headed there this week!
Portugal is an absolutely gorgeous country, so it shouldn’t be too surprising it is making it to the top of many traveler’s bucket lists. With the strong dollar vs. the euro, and Portugal generally being more reasonably priced compared to much of Europe, traveling there is a great value right now.
An ideal ten day itinerary would include the capital, Lisbon, which can be used as a home base for day trips to nearby smaller towns such is Obidos, Sintra or Cascais; a few days in the second largest city, Porto; and some time in the gorgeous Douro Valley region, known for its wines. While traveling between the above destinations, there are beautiful stops along the way – Aveiro, Coimbra, Tomar, Evora – just to name a few! With a bit more time, you can add the gorgeous coastal region of the Algarve to the south or a lovely northern city such as Braga or Vidago.
Is Portugal on your list? I would love to help you customize an itinerary for your trip – from private guides and drivers and VIP amenities at the best hotels, I can make your dream trip to Portugal a reality!
Portugal looks lovely. I have not been but it is on list of places to visit. When I go I will contact you. Hope you are having a great week.
Style Maniac says
Sandy, so happy to have met you and your beautiful blog via our mutual friend Heather of Style *Mind*Chic. Thanks for stopping by Style Maniac to say hello!
Back when I was studying abroad in college I took a trip to visit friends in Portugal — what an amazing experience. We visited Lisbon and Sintra and at that time (30 years ago!) it really had the feeling of being a unique place — no chains, no beach high rises, the friendliest people. I hope that wonderful character remains intact.
Design Chic says
I can’t think of anyone I’d rather have plan a trip for me! It looks like a wonderful place to visit. Happy weekend!
Philip Robinson says
We are looking at visiting in June/July 2018 for approx 3-4 weeks. Interested in your thoughts on an itinerary. How does this work>