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90 Day Campervan European Trip Portugal Part Three

A 90-Day Campervan Adventure Part Three – Portugal to Spain

Through France, Spain and Portugal, The Best of Europe in Three Months

Get ready for the ultimate 90-day thrill as we journey through the heart of France, the soul of Spain, and the coastal charm of Portugal! From Bordeaux’s vineyards to Salou’s Flamenco beats and Lisbon’s azure-adorned alleys, join us in uncovering the hidden gems of these mesmerising destinations. Fasten your seatbelts for a ride through history, culture, and culinary delights! Stay tuned for an unforgettable adventure! This is a blog about our travels through Europe in 2023. A total of 90 Days from England and back again Travelling through Europe in our Campervan.

A Portuguese Odyssey Beja to Braganca, Exploring Vibrant Horizons

Embarking on a vibrant odyssey from the historical city of Beja to the enchanting town of Braganca, our journey unravels the cultural tapestry of Portugal, showcasing a blend of ancient heritage and coastal wonders. Beginning in Beja, where Moorish architecture meets modern charm, our adventure takes us through the vibrant streets of Lisbon, the heart and soul of Portugal. From the historic Alfama district to the iconic Belém Tower, Lisbon’s allure lies in its diverse neighbourhoods and captivating history. Moving west, we explore the glamorous beaches of Cascais and the medieval splendour of Óbidos, a town encased within ancient walls, reminiscent of a fairy tale.

Coastal Marvels to Historic Heights

As our journey continues, the coastal wonders of Nazaré, with its towering waves and fishing heritage, capture our fascination, leading us to the lively beaches of Figueira da Foz. In Coimbra, the city of students, we immerse ourselves in the intellectual ambience, exploring one of Europe’s oldest universities and the soul-stirring Joanina Library. Further north, the colourful stripes of Costa Nova’s beach houses enchant before we arrive in Aveiro, known as the ‘Venice of Portugal,’ where charming canals wind through picturesque streets.

In Porto, the birthplace of Port wine, we indulge in wine tasting and explore the Ribeira district’s narrow alleys. Our journey concludes in Amarante, a town with a romantic aura, famous for its charming bridge and the São Gonçalo Church, which encapsulates the essence of Portugal’s diverse and captivating landscapes. Stay tuned as we delve into the depths of each destination, uncovering their unique stories and traditions, and painting a vivid portrait of this unforgettable Portuguese odyssey.

Beja Portugal European Trip

Exploring the Hidden Gems of Beja, Portugal

Exploring the Hidden Gems of Beja 90 Day Campervan European Trip Portugal Part Three
Exploring the Hidden Gems of Beja

Welcome to Beja, a picturesque city tucked away in the heart of the stunning Alentejo region of Portugal. Known for its rich history, beautiful landscapes, and warm hospitality, Beja offers a delightful blend of old-world charm and modern delights. Join us on a virtual tour as we explore the top tourist attractions in this captivating Portuguese gem.

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Camping Orbitur Guincho

Parque de Campismo Orbitur Guincho 90 Day Campervan European Trip Portugal Part Three
Camping at Orbitur Guincho Portugal

The campsite Camping Orbitur Guincho is a popular camping destination located in Portugal. Situated near the beautiful coastal town of Cascais. Situated within the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. This campsite offers a stunning natural setting, with the rugged cliffs of Guincho Beach to the west and the lush forests of the park to the east. It’s an ideal spot for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. 90 Day Campervan European Trip Portugal Part Three

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Exploring Cascais

A Charming Seaside Haven with a Rich Tourist Legacy

Cascais Portugal European Trip 90 Day Campervan European Trip Portugal Part Three
Cascais Portugal European Trip

Cascais nestled along the picturesque Estoril Coast of Portugal, the quaint town of Cascais exudes an old-world charm. It has captivated travellers for centuries. Cascais has undergone a remarkable transformation from humble fishing village beginnings to becoming a sought-after tourist destination. Today, it is a captivating blend of history, natural beauty, and modern delights. Making it an ideal spot for any adventurer seeking a quintessential Portuguese experience. In this blog, we embark on a journey through time, tracing the fascinating history of Cascais. As a tourist haven explore the mesmerising sights that await eager travellers.

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Discover the Enchanting Legacy of LX Factory Lisbon

Where Creativity Meets Industrial Heritage

LX Factory in Lisbon
LX Factory in Lisbon

History LX Factory Lisbon is a remarkable urban redevelopment project located in Lisbon, Portugal. Its history dates back to the 19th century when it was established as a complex of industrial warehouses and factories, primarily serving the textile and manufacturing industries. Situated in the Alcântara district beneath the 25 de Abril Bridge, LX Factory played a vital role in Lisbon’s industrial growth during that era. However, as time progressed and industrial activities shifted, the once-thriving factory complex fell into disuse and disrepair. 90 Day Campervan European Trip Portugal Part Three

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Exploring the Enchanting Beauty of Sintra Portugal

A Tourist’s Guide to Sintra Portugal

Sintra a Town in Portugal 90 Day Campervan European Trip Portugal Part Three
Sintra a Town in Portugal

Nestled amidst the lush landscapes of Portugal. The town of Sintra stands as a true gem, captivating visitors with its fairy-tale charm, rich history, and awe-inspiring architecture. Sintra is known for its stunning palaces, romantic gardens, and mystical atmosphere that seems to have been plucked from the pages of a storybook. Sintra is a must-visit destination for any traveller seeking to immerse themselves in a world of wonder. In this guide, we’ll delve into the enchanting allure of Sintra. We will highlight some of the must-see attractions that will make your visit truly unforgettable.

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Exploring the Enchanting Charm of Lisbon Portugal

A Journey of Rich History and Vibrant Culture

Lisbon tram The "amarelos da Carris
Lisbon Portugal tram The “amarelos da Carris

Welcome to Lisbon Portugal. The captivating capital city embraces visitors with its warm Mediterranean climate. It’s stunning architecture and a unique blend of ancient traditions and modern flair. Nestled along the banks of the Tagus River and perched atop seven picturesque hills. Lisbon promises an unforgettable experience for every traveller. Join us as we embark on a virtual journey through this mesmerising city. Where we will discover what awaits you in the heart of Lisbon Portugal. 90 Day Campervan European Trip Portugal Part Three

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Exploring the Enchanting Charms of (Obidos) Óbidos Portugal

A Fairy-tale Escape

Exploring the Enchanting Charms of (Obidos) Óbidos Portugal
Exploring the Enchanting Charms of (Obidos) Óbidos Portugal

Nestled within the picturesque landscapes of Portugal. The medieval town of Obidos beckons travellers with its timeless allure and captivating beauty. As you step into this enchanting destination. Prepare to embark on a journey through cobblestone streets, ancient walls, and a world straight out of a fairy tale.

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Unveiling the Coastal Charms of Nazare Portugal

A Seaside Escape Like No Other


Nestled along the sun-kissed shores of Portugal, the picturesque town of Nazare beckons travellers with its beguiling blend of natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture. As you venture into this enchanting coastal haven, you’ll find yourself swept away by a tapestry of experiences that will leave an indelible mark on your soul.

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Unveiling the Enchanting Secrets of Figueira da Foz Portugal

A Coastal Gem Awaits

Unveiling the Enchanting Secrets of Figueira da Foz Portugal
Unveiling the Enchanting Secrets of Figueira da Foz Portugal

Nestled along the captivating coastline of Portugal Figueira da Foz stands as a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered. With its mesmerizing beaches, rich history, vibrant culture, and delectable cuisine, this charming town has something for every kind of traveller. Whether you’re a sunseeker, a history buff, an adventure enthusiast, or a foodie, Figueira da Foz Portugal promises an unforgettable experience.

We left Nazare early today and travelled to Figueira da Foz. We are going to spend 3 days at a friend’s house, before setting off to Coimbra and the rest of our Portuguese trip. They live in a small village named Brenha.

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Exploring the Enchanting Charms of Coimbra Portugal

Another of Portugal’s Hidden Gems

Joaquim António de Aguiar Largo da Portagem
Joaquim António de Aguiar Largo da Portagem Toll Square

Nestled along the serene banks of the Mondego River, the historic city of Coimbra Portugal beckons to travellers with its captivating blend of medieval architecture, vibrant cultural scene, and rich academic legacy. Often overshadowed by the more famous Portuguese cities, Coimbra holds its own as a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Join us on a journey through the enchanting charms of Coimbra that will leave you mesmerized and longing for more.

We are on our way to Costa Nova today. So we thought we would have an early start from Figueira da Foz and visit this amazing Gem named Coimbra.

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Exploring the Colourful Charms of Costa Nova Portugal

A Canvas of Coastal Delights

The Tale of Costa Nova’s Stripped Houses

Nestled along the stunning coastline of Portugal, the picturesque village of Costa Nova stands as a true masterpiece of vibrant colours and serene landscapes. With its iconic striped houses, pristine beaches, and rich maritime history, Costa Nova beckons travellers seeking an unforgettable blend of culture, relaxation, and natural beauty.

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Navigating the Waterways Aveiro Portugal

Aveiro’s Little Venice

Aveiro's Little Venice 90 Day Campervan European Trip Portugal Part Three
Aveiro’s Little Venice

As you step foot in Aveiro, you’ll be greeted by a network of serene canals that wind their way through the town, earning it the nickname “The Venice of Portugal.” Board a moliceiro, a traditional boat adorned with intricate hand-painted motifs, and glide through the tranquil waterways. Admire the stunning architecture of colourful Art Nouveau buildings that line the shores, creating a picturesque scene that’s perfect for your Instagram feed.

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Unveiling Porto Portugal a Hidden Gem

Where History and Culture Dance on the Douro River

Unveiling Porto Portugal's Hidden Gem
Unveiling Porto Portugal’s Hidden Gem

Porto Portugal is nestled along the enchanting Douro River. Porto beckons with its irresistible allure. Inviting you to uncover the secrets of a city that effortlessly weaves together history, culture, and charm. As you step foot onto the cobblestone streets of Porto wind through its heart. You are transported through time, tracing the footprints of centuries past while embracing the vibrant pulse of modern life. This bustling metropolis is often overshadowed by its more renowned European counterparts. Holds within its embrace a tapestry of experiences that rival any destination on the map.

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Exploring Amarante Portugal

A Portuguese Gem of Tranquility and Charm

90 Day Campervan European Trip Portugal Part Three
Sao Goncalo Church and Ponte Sao Goncalo

Welcome, fellow travellers and adventure seekers, to the enchanting town of Amarante, Portugal! Nestled amidst the rolling landscapes of the country’s north, Amarante is a captivating destination that beckons with its historic allure, cultural treasures, and natural beauty. Join me on a virtual journey as I unveil the top attractions and experiences this hidden gem has to offer. We are on our way to Braganca today from Porto. We thought we would stop off along the way for a walk around this lovely village of Amarante. Although not everything was open, we managed to see the important attractions.

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Unveiling the Hidden Gem of Braganca Portugal

Bragança village houses 90 Day Campervan European Trip Portugal Part Three
Bragança village houses

Nestled in the enchanting landscapes of northeastern Portugal. Braganca stands as a testament to the country’s rich history and breathtaking natural beauty. Far from the bustling tourist trails, this hidden gem invites intrepid travellers to explore its medieval charm. It has stunning castles and a captivating cultural heritage. Here’s your guide to unlocking the secrets of Braganca – a destination that promises to leave you spellbound.

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Spain to Portugal and on To Spain again Map

The Map is just for illustration, the route is correct but not all day trips and days out while at Campsites are added. Portuguese Touristboard Website

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