* Frommer's Portugal, 21e, will feature a brand new history and culture chapter and several new detailed city maps. * Veteran authors Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince provide up-to-the-minute coverage of nightlife and shopping in Lisbon, including where to find the best antiques and wine stores; insider information on the best beaches, vineyards, and historic attractions, including Portugal's 13 UNESCO World Heritage sites; detailed walking tours and nature hikes; accurate maps; and advice on how to plan a successful family vacation.
Table of Contents
LIST OF MAPS. 1 THE BEST OF PORTUGAL. 1 Frommer's Favorite Portugal Experiences. 2 The Best Towns to Visit. 3 The Best Beaches. 4 The Best Hotels. 5 The Best Pousadas. 6 The Best Restaurants. 7 The Best Palaces & Castles. 8 The Best Museums. 9 The Best Churches & Abbeys. 10 The Best Shopping. 11 The Best Offbeat Trips. 2 PORTUGAL IN DEPTH. 1 Portugal Today. 2 Looking Back at Portugal. The Lady in the Tutti-Frutti Hat. 3 Portugal's Art & Architecture. 4 The Lay of the Land. 5 Portugal in Popular Culture: Books, Music, & Film. 6 Eating & Drinking in Portugal. 3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO PORTUGAL. 1 When to Go. Portugal Calendar of Events. 2 Entry Requirements & Customs. 3 Getting There & Getting Around. 4 Money & Costs. The Value of the Euro vs. Other Popular Currencies. What Things Cost in Lisbon. Major Change in Credit Cards. 5 Health. 6 Safety. 7 Specialized Travel Resources. 8 Sustainable Tourism. 9 The Active Vacation Planner. 10 Escorted General-Interest Tours. Shopping Tips. 11 Special-Interest Tours. 12 Staying Connected. Frommers.com: The Complete Travel Resource. 13 Tips on Accommodations. 4 SUGGESTED PORTUGAL ITINERARIES. The Regions in Brief. 1 Portugal in 1 Week. 2 Portugal in 2 Weeks. 3 Portugal for Families. 4 The Algarve in 1 Week. 5 SETTLING INTO LISBON. 1 Essentials. Neighborhoods in Brief. 2 Getting Around. Fast Facts: Lisbon. 3 Where to Stay. 4 Where to Dine. 6 EXPLORING LISBON. 1 Suggested Itineraries. 2 The Top Attractions: The Alfama, Belem & Museums. Secrets of Lisbon. 3 More Attractions. 4 Especially for Kids. 5 City Strolls. Walking Tour: The Alfama. Walking Tour: Baixa, the Center & the Chiado. 6 Organized Tours. 7 Outdoor & Recreational Activities. 8 Spectator Sports. 9 Lisbon Shopping: From Antiques to Wine. 10 Lisbon After Dark. Fado: The Music of Longing. 7 ESTORIL, CASCAIS & SINTRA. 1 Estoril: Playground of Royalty. 2 Cascais. 3 Guincho. 4 Queluz. Exploring the Palace. 5 Sintra: Byron's "Glorious Eden". 6 Ericeira. 8 SOUTH OF THE TAGUS. 1 Azeitao. 2 Sesimbra. The Best Beaches: Where the Locals Sun. 3 Portinho da Arrabida. Exploring the Mountains. 4 Setubal. Peninsula de Troia. 5 Palmela. 9 ESTREMADURA. 1 Obidos. The Beaches of Estremadura. A Side Trip to Caldas da Rainha. 2 Alcobaca. Off the Beaten Path: Nature in the Raw. 3 Nazare. 4 Batalha. 5 Fatima. 10 THE ALGARVE. 1 Sagres: "The End of the World". 2 Lagos. 3 Portimao. Monchique: Escape to the Cool Mountains. 4 Silves. 5 Albufeira. 6 Quarteira. 7 Almancil. 8 Faro. 9 Vila Real de Santo Antonio. 11 ALENTEJO & RIBATEJO. 1 Tomar. Travel Secrets of the Portuguese Plains. 2 Estremoz. 3 Elvas. 4 Evora. 5 Beja. 6 Vila Nova de Milfontes. 12 COIMBRA & THE BEIRAS. 1 Leiria. 2 Figueira da Foz. 3 Coimbra. An Excursion to the Roman Town of Conimbriga. 4 Bucaco. 5 Luso. 6 Curia. 7 Aveiro. 8 Caramulo. 9 Viseu. 13 PORTO & ENVIRONS. 1 Porto. Fast Facts: Porto. "Porting" & Dining. Walking Tour: The Heart of Porto. 2 Espinho. 3 Vila do Conde. 4 Ofir & Fao. 14 THE MINHO REGION & TRAS-OS-MONTES. 1 Guimaraes. 2 Braga. 3 Barcelos. 4 Esposende. 5 Viana do Castelo. A Village off the Beaten Path. 6 Vila Real. 7 Braganca. 15 MADEIRA & PORTO SANTO. 1 Madeira Essentials. Frommer's Favorite Madeira Experiences. 2 Getting Around Madeira. Fast Facts: Madeira. 3 Where to Stay in Funchal. 4 Where to Dine in Funchal. 5 Exploring Madeira. 6 Sports & Outdoor Activities on Madeira. 7 Shopping in Madeira. 8 Madeira After Dark. 9 Porto Santo. The Azores: Lost Continent of Atlantis. 16 FAST FACTS, TOLL-FREE NUMBERS & WEBSITES. 1 Fast Facts: Portugal. 2 Airline, Hotel & Car Rental Websites. General Index. Accommodations Index. Restaurant Index. INDEX. L I S T O F M A P S. South of the Tagus. Estremadura. The Algarve. Portimao. Alentejo & Ribatejo. Coimbra & the Beiras. Coimbra. Porto. Walking Tour: Porto. The Porto Region. The Minho Region. Madeira. Funchal.
As a team of veteran travel writers, Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince have produced numerous titles for Frommer's which have included Italy, France, the Caribbean, Spain, England, Scotland, and Germany. A film critic, columnist, and broadcaster, Porter is also a Hollywood biographer. Recent releases by Darwin include Merv Griffin: A Life in the Closet,documenting the private life of the richest and most notorious man in television, and Paul Newman, The Man Behind the Baby Blues. Prince was formerly employed by the Paris bureau of the New York Times and is today the president of Blood Moon Productions and other media-related firms.