United and Delta Air Lines with new Portuguese air routes for 2018

For 2018, Portugal will have from the two biggest American airlines, United and Delta Air Lines, three new routes to Porto, Ponta Delgada and Lisbon.

United Airlines
 is adding a seasonal service from its Newark hub to Porto
The new route will begin on May 4, 2018, and be offered until October. United will offer a daily non-stop flight on a Boeing 757. This will compliment their service to Lisbon from Newark and Washington DC.

Delta Air Lines is adding also two new routes to Portugal:-Starting on May 24, 2018, Delta will offer non-stop service from New York JFK to Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island, Azores- Starting on May 24, 2018, Delta will offer a new direct daily flight from Atlanta to Lisbon.Both flights will be offered into September and will be operated on a 767 aircraft.

Madeira Yearly Events 2018

The archipelago is known for its breathtaking landscapes and its amazing natural beauty, but Madeira and Porto Santo also have a large and unique cultural heritage which you, certainly, will not want to miss. 

For its traditions, cultural diversity and natural conditions, Madeira offers a calendar of events with a large variety, allyear long, which will absolutely provide you with the most rich and genuine experiences. Be sure to get to know the archipelago’snatural beauty, but don’t forget to take the opportunity to discover Madeira’s true culture and local essence

Find all about local events and enjoy a diverse set of truly Madeiran moments! Culture, sports, gastronomy, nature and religion are the main reasons that motivate most of festivities and events that take place in the Island throughout the year. 

The highlight of all these events are the so called “Arraiais” - madeiran traditional festivities that combine religious and pagan traditions, throughout the Island’s parishes, that come alive with music, food and colored ornaments. 

Traditional songs contests in the streets gathered with Folklore dances and the typical Folklore costumes (hat and boots included), the “brinquinho” (traditional instrument of Madeira’s folklore), the colourful candy necklaces (also very traditional), the “poncha” (typical drink), the “bolo do caco” (traditional bread) and the even more traditional, “espetada” (meat grilled on a skewer) are just a few reasons that make these local festivities special and unique. 

Get involved with the local community and get to know Madeira’s true spirit. Make the most of your stay by creating unforgettable memories, starting with the most beautiful corners and landscapes, uncovering some of the local’s little secrets and discovering all there is to know about Madeira! 

Download here the Madeira Yearly Events 2018 calendar.

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January 2018 "Follow Me": Lisbon monthly tourist Guide for visitors

Before you visit Lisbon, check "Follow me Lisboa" and discover what´s happening in the Lisboa region during the month of January Follow Me Lisboa is a monthly tourist Guide for visitors.

A bilingual publication in Spanish and English, it is a pocket-sized publication containing the main cultural and other events to interest to the tourist and a complete itinerary to museums, monuments, parks, gardens, hotels and restaurants.

Find more about Lisboa region at:
- Brochure "Lisbon City Breaks"
- Brochure Lisbon: " A whole world to explore"

- 10 things to do and to see in Lisbon 

Algarve Events Guide for January 2018

Going to the Algarve during the month of January? So discover here what’s happening in the Algarve region.

The Algarve is known for its beaches, natural landscapes, bars and golf courses. And for its restaurants, hotels, monuments, and of course, for entertainment.
The offer of entertainment destination is diversified and includes events of public and private partners that invite you to enjoy emotions and traditions, sounds and regional flavors, that the Algarve Tourism organizes in this guide leaflet.

Find more information about the Algarve at:
Algarve Region
- Brochure "Algarve, Europe's most famous secret"
Algarve Map
- Program Algarve 365


Enjoy the good life in Portugal

Come to Portugal to enjoy the good life in every way. Just let yourself go and savor all the things we have to offer – the different landscapes, the aromas and flavors of Portuguese gastronomy, the sounds of nature, of fado and the guitar, or the rhythms of international music, or wellness treatments at our spas and thermal resorts, to name but a few

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On a trip through the country from north to south, with a short hop to the islands of the Azores and Madeira, enjoying the scenery is a pure delight. On a drive, from a viewpoint or a terrace with a view over the old houses of Porto, the castle of São Jorge in Lisbon or the beautiful beaches of the Algarve, there are numerous possibilities just waiting for you. To accompany this, ask for a glass of a good Portuguese wine from the Douro, the Alentejo or the Dão, to name just three of the demarcated regions, and enjoy every drop. 

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And while we’re on the subject of flavors, what about trying Portuguese cuisine

From the simplest, such as freshly caught fish, just grilled with a little salt, to traditional dishes like salt cod and Portuguese cozido, there is a huge variety. 

And if you prefer sophisticated dining choose a Michelin-star restaurant, where auteur cuisine is in the hands of distinguished chefs.

To take a few souvenirs home with you, wander through the shops or markets. From international clothing and accessory brands and contemporary design shops, especially in Lisbon and Porto, to traditional and gourmet products that are sold throughout the country, you will certainly be spoiled for choice. 

During such outings, you can also enjoy visiting some monuments. Start with those that are World Heritage sites. We can suggest three: the Convento de Cristo in Tomar and the Monasteries of Batalha and Alcobaça; they are all located in the Centro de Portugal region, but we cannot tell you which is the most beautiful, you’ll have to find that out for yourself. You can also discover some wonderful examples of modern architecture. Some have a cultural programme that is well worth discovering, such as the Casa da Música in Porto, the Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon, or the Casa das Mudas in Madeira. 


There’s nothing like a spa for regaining your equilibrium and well-being. They offer personalized plans and signature treatments of the main international brands, which can be adapted to your needs. 

Are you seeking relaxation and stress prevention, anti-ageing, detox or beauty treatments? The Algarve and Madeira have a huge offering in this area, but all the other regions have quality facilities in hotels or at thermal resorts. 

And for having a good rest, the range is even bigger: 5-star hotels with every comfort you could dream of, Pousadas offering the best of the region you are visiting, or Tourism in the Country, where authenticity and the welcome are second to none. 

Come to Portugal and take good care of yourself!

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At the end of 2017, Portugal was elected World’s Leading Destination at the World Travel Awards. We couldn’t think of a better reason to invite you to visit our country and see with your own eyes why Portugal should be in your plans for 2018.


New Year in Lisboa'17

Lisboa will welcome in the New Year at the Terreiro do Paço

A spectacular firework display will light up the skies over the Portuguese capital as the square also hosts concerts by several Portuguese artists.

Come and celebrate with good music and lots of fun with a fabulous view over the river Tagus.

29 dec:  22h00 - Ana Moura
30 dec: 22h00 - Lura & Bonga
31 dec: 
22h00 - Marta Ren & the Groovelvets
23h00 - Capitão Fausto
00h00 - Fireworks with original music by Beatbombers
00h15 - Portuguese Pop/rock hits with Ana Bacalhau, Ana Deus, Lena d'Água, Luís Portugal Oficial, Miguel Angelo, Rui Pregal da Cunha, Samuel Úria, Viviane and Xana

Source: VisitLisboa