When we visited Portugal with our friend, Marie, we did a lot of things there. So many, in fact, that The Travelin’ Man almost couldn’t keep up. I KNOW, right? It’s true. I did publish articles on our experiences with Lisbon, Porto, Belém, and Sintra. In case you missed those or want to see them again, click on these links:
- Lisbon, capital city of Portugal
- Porto, city on the river Douro
- Belém, Royal retreat
- Sintra, magnificent castle and palace
We also explored some other areas that I am not going to do a full article on. But they were special and fun, and I got some great photos that I wanted to share. So here is the final submission for Portugal…
The Vineyards of Pinhão and Alijó
We hired a van to take us out into the Pinhão and Alijó areas. This is deep into the vineyards of Portugal where much of the port wines originate, as well as other Portuguese wines.
We took a rabelo boat up the Douro river, which cuts right through the middle of the amazing vineyards. The area is absolutely breathtaking. Magnificent rolling hills that fold into the Douro river. Enjoy:
We hired a driver from Choice Car to take us from Porto to Guimarães. Then we went from there to Braga.
Our driver was Miguel Carvalho. He was friendly, professional, and knowledgeable of the area. Thank you, Miguel!
Here, we visited the very distinctive medieval Castelo do Guimarães:
The beautiful and divine Bom Jesus:
On our way back in, we stopped and walked along the beach:
This is on the Atlantic side; we were waving to all our friends in the US.