But when Columbus stumbled on the New World, the attention of kings and adventurers turned westward, bolstering the rise of countries such as Spain and Portugal that were well placed for imperial adventures across the Atlantic. .... Or combine music.
Early summer is the perfect time to head to the Iberian Peninsula (and Balearic Islands) before temperatures soar and crowds descend. Here are your favorite picks from the latest Readers' Choice Awards survey for hotels in some of the region's most.
One hundred years ago, the sleepy agricultural town of Fátima in Portugal's Centro region skyrocketed to international renown when three children reported seeing an apparition of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. Since then, Fátima has become a wildly .
But thanks to a multi-airline flight deal to Spain that has availability in April, May, and June, the spontaneous traveler can nail down some last-minute spring travel plans. ... The flights on a number of full-service SkyTeam, Star Alliance, and.
Eighteen miles and a world away from Lisbon, it's easy to see why Sintra—with its cool, lush hills and proximity to the Atlantic coast—is where Portuguese royals used to spend their summers. Today, the concentration of these former regal estates and.
Sunvil introduced fly-drives in Portugal's Alentejo last year, with stays in historic pousadas, and it proved so popular the operator has added Spain , with four itineraries in rural Andalusia taking clients beyond the bustling coast. A seven-night tour.
Norwegian Epic will return to Europe for her fifth season, sailing seven-night Western Mediterranean fly-cruise itineraries from Barcelona, Spain and from Rome (Civitavecchia ... itinerary from Copenhagen to London (Dover). This itinerary will feature.
Revealed: Croatia's Zagreb, Gotland in Sweden and LEEDS are among the top ten places to visit in Europe in 2017 ... Daily Mail.
In a bid to highlight the extortionate price of train travel in the UK, one man flew from Newcastle to London via Spain for more than half the price of a rail ticket. Joe Furness, 21, from Oldham, found that a one-way train fare from up north to the.
For instance, if you’ve been wanting to visit the U.K., this is a very good time to do that, especially if you travel outside of London ... Portugal today runs about a third the cost of a comparable trip in the U.S., and is less expensive than travel in.
Catch a wave along the Alentejo Coast, Portugal. Maya Goldfine ... according to Dmitrijus Konovalovas -- Co-Founder and Managing Director of travel inspiration and itinerary building website IQPlanner. "Valetta, European Capital of Culture 2018, is.
With the highest ratio of Michelin stars per capita in the world, Spain's northern Basque region is the country's foodie mecca. Little wonder then that Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan started their culinary trip here, tucking into seafood at Txoko, grazing.
The coach was operated by a British travel company that offers tours of Spain , Morocco and Portugal , taking around six hours to travel from the North African coast to Seville. An itinerary published online includes a journey through the cities of Fez.