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A Short Stop In Coimbra

October 4, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Travelling to Coimbra We had enjoyed a few days in the Douro River Valley. This was our country escape. On our way back to Lisbon, we had two stops planned. The first was a short stop in Coimbra. We then visited Obidos. It was a grey transit day to Coimbra. […]

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A Miniature View of Portugal in Coimbra

October 1, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

A Miniature View of Portugal in Coimbra We visited Coimbra for a few days on our drive from staying in the Douro River Valley back to Lisbon. One of the Coimbra points of interest recommended to us was a visit to Portugal Dos Pequenitos. We must have lost something in […]

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Things To Do When Staying In Douro Wine Country

September 27, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Staying In The Countryside A stay in Porto gave us a great view of this smaller city in the north of Portugal. When we headed into the Douro River Valley area, we decided to take a break from the city by staying in Douro wine country. Driving on the small […]

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Visit the Mateus Palace (Casa de Mateus)

September 24, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Visit the Mateus Palace We stayed in the Douro River Valley with a great view overlooking the grape terraces. One day we headed back out on the twisty road hugging the hills. We planned to explore the areas around Sobrosa and Vila Real. There was one stop we had to […]

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Driving Along the Douro River Valley

September 20, 2017 TravelAtWill 4

Leaving Porto We had a busy 3 days in Porto. It was great to see the beautiful city. We did a small riverboat tour on the Douro River in Porto to see the 6 bridges. It was now time to head up the Douro River into the valley and see […]

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8 Things To Do In Porto

September 17, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

So Many Ways To Explore Porto Our 4 weeks in Portugal started with a stay in Lisbon. Then we explored the Algarve area and flew out to the Azores Islands. We landed next in Porto for 3 days. The historic centre of Porto was designated as a World Heritage site […]

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Coffee, Gelato and Port in Porto

September 13, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

In Search of Coffee, Gelato and Port in Porto We had a lot of good food in Portugal and Porto was no exception. But we went in search of coffee, gelato and port when we walked in Porto. We had several things pinned on our maps to try. Others we […]

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Art Everywhere When We Walked Around Porto

September 10, 2017 TravelAtWill 2

We Found Art Everywhere When We Walked Around Porto We spent a lot of time walking around when we visited Porto. Much of the time our heads were tilted back so we could look at the amazing art we saw everywhere. Buildings were works of art. Traditional blue tiles decorated […]

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Customer Service Excellence In Portugal

August 30, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

What We Learned About Customer Service In Portugal Every new discovery was a delight as we travelled for 4 weeks in Portugal. We stayed in 11 different hotels. But we were so delighted with the Intercontinental Lisbon that we returned a second time. And we will finish there at the […]