Books about Portugal

Rick Steves Portugal
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Rick Steves Portugal

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.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Portugal
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Portugal

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Portugal helps you get the most from your visit to this unique European country. You’ll find in-depth detail on all the important sights with maps, photos, and illustrated 3-D cutaways for major sights.

DK’s insider travel tips and essential local information will help you discover the best that Portugal has to offer. The guide comes packed with reviews and listings for hotels, restaurants, and bars for all budgets, as well as beaches, scenic routes, thematic tours, and maps of all major sights. Markets and festivals are listed town by town.

What’s new in DK Eyewitness Travel Guides:

New itineraries based on length of stay, regional destinations, and themes.
Brand-new hotel and restaurants listings including DK’s Choice recommendations.
Restaurant locations plotted on redrawn area maps and listed with sights.
Redesigned and refreshed interiors make the guides even easier to read.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Portugal truly shows you this country as no one else can.

Lonely Planet Portugal (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet Portugal (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Portugal is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hear soulful fado in Lisbon, taste the difference between a tawny and a late-bottled vintage in Porto, then dive into endless surf, sand and seafood in the Algarve; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Portugal and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Portugal Travel Guide:

Colour maps and images throughout
Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
Essential info at your fingertips – including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
Honest reviews for all budgets – including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience – including architecture, history, art, wine, cuisine, wildlife, music, etiquette, religion, sport, literature, politics, and more.
Over seventy colour maps
Useful features – including Walking Tours, Outdoor Activities, Eat & Drink Like a Local and Month by Month (annual festival calendar)
Coverage of Lisbon, the Algarve, Porto, the Douro valley, Faro, Sintra, Evora, the Alentejo, the Beiras, Coimbra, the Minho, Estremadura, and more

The Rough Guide to Portugal (Rough Guides)
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The Rough Guide to Portugal

The Rough Guide to Portugal is the ultimate travel guide to this beautiful country, taking you to the fashionable cities of Lisbon and Porto, to hikes in the central and northern hills, and to every beach along the Algarve — making it the ideal companion whether you’re on a city break, beach vacation, or road trip.

The locally-based Rough Guides author team introduces the best vineyards, country taverns, and fado clubs, and provides reliable insider tips on topics such as driving Portugal’s roads, surfing at Peniche, and shopping for linen and lace. You’ll find special coverage of Portuguese history, art, architecture, and literature, and detailed information on the best markets and shopping for each region.

The fully updated Rough Guide to Portugal also unearths the best restaurants, nightlife, and hotels, from backpacker hostels to beachfront villas and boutique hotels. Color-coded maps feature every sight and listing.

Make the most of your vacation with The Rough Guide to Portugal.


National Geographic Traveler: Portugal, 2nd Edition (National Georgaphic Traveler Portugal)

Portugal is a captivating, sun-drenched land of diversity packed into an area smaller than the state of Indiana. Exploring this fascinating country, National Geographic Traveler: Portugal, 2nd Edition opens with a detailed introduction to the country’s history, food, land, and culture. From the hidden alleys and grand palaces of Lisbon, Portugal’s elegant capital city, to the beautiful gardens of the remote Madeira Islands off the Atlantic coast, readers will discover each of the country’s seven regions. Special detailed sidebars discuss such diverse topics as Portugal’s famous wines and the sultry and soulful music known as Fado.

A hefty Travelwise section includes extensive lists of handpicked hotels and restaurants and insider tips on the best tours. With meticulous maps and lavish photography, this second edition of National Geographic Traveler: Portugal ensures an exciting and memorable trip.

Completely updated and revised, with brand-new photographs, the second edition includes new experiential sidebars, insider tips from National Geographic experts and others, as well as a useful “charting your trip” section that helps you plot your upcoming trip to this beautiful country.