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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Portugal.

With this guide, you'll explore this relaxed country at the western edge of Europe. Tour Lisbon's cobbled lanes and grand squares, reminders of Portugal's seafaring glory days. Step back into history at the palaces in Sintra and the bone chapel of Évora. Soak up the sun at the Algarve beach of your dreams. When evening comes, enjoy a dinner of ...

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Overview


You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Portugal.

With this guide, you'll explore this relaxed country at the western edge of Europe. Tour Lisbon's cobbled lanes and grand squares, reminders of Portugal's seafaring glory days. Step back into history at the palaces in Sintra and the bone chapel of Évora. Soak up the sun at the Algarve beach of your dreams. When evening comes, enjoy a dinner of fresh seafood stew, and raise a glass of port wine in a toast.

Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He’ll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You’ll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598801194
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/24/2009
  • Series: Rick Steves' Travel Guides Series
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 3.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Rick Steves

Rick Steves has spent 100 days every year since 1973 exploring Europe. Rick produces a public television series (Rick Steves' Europe), a public radio show (Travel with Rick Steves), and an app and podcast (Rick Steves Audio Europe); writes a bestselling series of guidebooks and a nationally syndicated newspaper column; organizes guided tours that take thousands of travelers to Europe annually; and offers an information-packed website (RickSteves.com). With the help of his hardworking staff of 80 at Europe Through the Back Door—in Edmonds, Washington, just north of Seattle—Rick's mission is to make European travel fun, affordable, and culturally broadening for Americans.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Planning 3
Resources 6
Practicalities 10
Money 11
Travel Smart 13
Transportation 14
Communicating 20
Sleeping 22
Eating 25
Traveling as a Temporary Local 29
Back Door Travel Philosophy 30
Portugal 31
Lisbon 33
Sintra 88
The Algarve 99
Salema 101
Cape Sagres 110
Lagos 114
Tavira 118
Evora 125
Nazare and Nearby 140
Nazare 140
Batalha 147
Fatima 153
Alcobaca 155
Obidos 157
Coimbra 162
Porto 180
Douro Valley 204
Peso da Regua 212
Pinhao 216
Appendix 219
Portuguese Capsule History 219
Let's Talk Telephones 221
European Calling Chart 222
Festivals and Public Holidays 224
Numbers and Stumblers 226
Metric Conversion 226
Climate Chart 226
Hotel Reservation Form 228
Portuguese Survival Phrases 229
Index 231
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  • Posted May 7, 2010

    This book helped us tremendously to have a great time in Lisbon!

    Rick Steves sometimes seems a bit quirky when I watch him on the travel channel, but this book definitely made me a believer. We followed his advice on a guided walking tour, restaurants, transportation options, "don't miss" museum, etc. and they were all spot on. On our various excursions, we encountered others with Rick's book and they were having a great time also. I'll certainly look for more Rick Steves' books for future travel adventures.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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