Arrabida Sesimbra and wine tasting, Portugal

The Setubal Region of Portugal is the wine region of the south. Here is also the National park of Arrabida and closeby to this mountain range is the beachside small town of Sesimbra. To travel this region you do need your own mode of transport. I was more interested in the Arrabida National Park, but…

A short day trip to Queluz, Portugal

The National Palace at Queluz around 13kms from Lisbon makes a good choice for a half a day trip. The palace is considered to be one of the last great Rocco buildings of Europe. This was to be the residence of Dom Pedro of Braganza who married his niece Maria I and later became the…

Sintra and Cascais, Portugal things to do

Sintra is one of the most visited places from Lisbon as a day trip. The place is well known for its romantic architectural monuments and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.  I had two options either to explore Sintra and Cascais separately by myself in two days or to book a tour which usually covers…

Mafra and Ericeria, Portugal a day trip

Almost 40kms from Lisbon is the small town of Mafra visited mainly for the huge National Palace of Mafra and further 10kms from there is the beach town of Ericeria. There are several buses you could take either from Sete Rios bus terminal or the Campo Grande terminal. Both the bus terminal are right next…