October 2013
Dear travel partner,
Saudacoes from Visit Portugal team in India!
We sincerely hope that the ongoing seasonal changes have kept you in the best of health. Travellers who would like to escape from stress and rediscover their inner balance, Portugal welcomes you to relax and spend a few fancy and luxurious days in harmony with nature.
This issue of October focuses on the ‘Luxury Holidays in Portugal’ where we have provided some ideas of luxury properties with stunning ocean views surrounded by scenic mountain views. From North to South of Portugal and the Atlantic islands, immerse yourself to experience Portugal’s excellent hotels, craft and jewellery shops, exotic spas, fashion accessories with a wide range of clothing and footwear.
Come and be a part of all these amazing experiences and ‘live it up’ in a home away from home.
Thank you for supporting Portugal. Happy reading & selling!
Visit Portugal Team
India Representative Office
Experience true Portuguese luxury and style on your fabulous tour as you could venture from the city of Lisbon to the countryside's vineyards and seaside towns.
You will experience authentic Portuguese living and the diversity of this rich region with guided private tours, medieval villages, a cooking class, luxury shopping, art galleries, jewelers, private visits to prestigious wineries and an opportunity to taste some of the wonderful Portuguese foods.
Experience the beauty and traditions of Lisbon, including historic Moorish architecture covered in exquisite tiles, fascinating museums, boutiques specializing in handmade luxury crafts, and the best local club to hear the melancholy strains of Fado music.
Beyond Lisbon, feature essential wine touring in the Douro Valley and explore historic Jewish sites in whitewashed medieval villages, meeting artisans in local studios, touring Roman ruins and archaeological sites and also take an excursion into the rustic Alentejo region and walk among the castles and gardens of beautiful Sintra.
Continue your journey to the Centre of Portugal, where the University of Coimbra, one of the oldest in Europe, will guide you through this student city.
Discover some of the best locations for Portuguese cuisine
FANGAS MERCEARIA: is just one of those cool bars of Coimbra that you can't possibly miss. Providing its guests a truly family-like ambiance, this restaurant is famous for its delicious   Portuguese  specialties.
Located in the vibrant uptown quarter Quebra Costas, Fangas Mercearia Bar has won for the second time in a row Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence!
FEITORIA: is a signature cuisine restaurant, with one Michelin star, where traditional flavors and the best national products predominate and mould around contemporary tastes.
Starter: Ricotta, spinach and egg yolk ravioli with oxtail stew
Fish dish: Grilled golden sea bream with organic tomatoes and fresh oreganos
Dessert: Custard tart with lime cream and cinnamon ice cream
The journey culminates in a varied selection of fine wines, including hundreds of national and international vintages as well as olive oils and mineral waters.
CHARCUTARIA LISBOA: Charcutaria comes to Rua do Alecrim, one of the most dynamic centers of the city, and with all due respect, took the name LISBON. That is how CHARCUTARIA de LISBOA came about. We offer chicken pies, considered
by many the best of Lisbon and serve pork feet with coriander, as to the like of those who have tasted them, serve grouper in coriander sauce, stewed partridge, hare with beans, pork with creamed asparagus – a meal that takes time to cook, but is largely preferred.
Located in the heart of V N Gaia, El Corte Ingles is the greatest fashion icon in all the Iberian Peninsula. Relax and have a great shopping experience!
We invite you to visit the thirteen floors of the biggest store in Porto and Lisbon, where you can find a great variety of products and services in fashion, accessories, home, leisure time, sport food and regional
products, including access to famous brands such as Hugo Boss, Armani Collezioni, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Gant, la Matina, Escada Sport, Lacoste, Max Mara Weekend, Timberland, Fred Perry, Ralph Lauren, DKNY, Chloe, Cartier, Cerruti and many more. Enjoy all this in a unique and special place, your best shopping!
Fashion and lifestyle shop for the contemporary man located in Porto. A selection of accessories, objects and art is carefully crafted to make men dress and feel better. The
gallery is a space where love, in all art forms, from architecture to photography, design to painting, is permanently on show. The goal is to interact with the brand which they offer to provide clients with unique experiences.
Zoorb is a store in Porto with urban style clothes and fashion accessories, where you can buy brands such as UMM – Underground Music Movement, ZenSpirit,
Xibiouz and Zwei, but it also provides music accessories, equipment for DJ’s (Stanton), decorative design objects.
Handicrafts store in Lisbon where you can find Alentejo ceramics, tiles, costume jewellery, cast iron
designs, wood carvings and Barcelos handicrafts.
VISIT FARO Faro’s old town consists of three distinct areas - Vila-Adentro, Mouraria and Bairro Ribeirinho - each of which marks a separate stage in the city’s development from the Christian reconquest. The walls that surrounded the town in Moorish and medieval times; the vestiges of the past still to be seen in churches and museums; narrow streets of whitewashed houses that recall the town’s Moorish heritage: these are among the sights to be savoured on a walk around Faro, a city where there is lots to see, to enjoy and to remember.
ART NOUVEAU MUSEUM AND TEA HOUSE The Museum of Art Nouveau (Museu Arte Nova) in Aveiro is the coolest new stop on the Portugal cultural scene. The
museum resides in the Casa Major Pessoa, one of the most architecturally admired buildings in the city.
Equally awesome is the Casa de Cha tearoom on the first level, also in Aveiro. A huge range of teas are available, as are specialty coffees such as cappuccino.
ANGRAJAZZ In October, the Angra do Heroismo International Jazz Festival, has progressively affirmed its position as one of the leading jazz festivals in Portugal.
Counting on the participation of well/known North-American and European jazz musicians, Angrajazz obligatorily includes at least one national group and one regional group, thus fulfilling one of its main objectives - the innovation and
development of interest in jazz in the Azores.
NATIONAL HORSE FAIR Witness the National Horse Fair in November in Golega, a region where the equestrian tradition is deeply rooted. This is one of the country's most typical fairs, attracting thousands of people to the various events featuring the
magnificent Lusitanian thoroughbred horse.
Friday, 8th – Monday, 18th November, 2013
The Festival's primary goals are to provide the convergence of diverse cultural experiences: from cinema to literature to music to the visual arts. Promoting dialogue between filmmakers,
thinkers, artists and audiences, it has grown into an ideal place to reflect and discuss contemporary themes.  
Wednesday, 23rd October – Friday, 8th November, 2013
Enjoy Portuguese gastronomy at the country's main fair - the National Gastronomy Festival, held in Santarem in October and November.
Aromatic herbs, spices, cheeses, fresh fish and convent sweets are some of the delicacies that you will find here.
For this month, we have provided a few ideas to enhance your luxury tour in Portugal:
L’AND Vineyards, Wine Resort, Alentejo Portugal L'AND Vineyards was developed around a central valley of vineyards, olive trees and a lake. With both architectural and hospitality highlights, the resort's central
hub features a cellar and wine club, a spa, a restaurant with an outdoor patio, a living room, a library and a shop that offers exclusive products created by L'AND – the L’AND MADE products.
Combining architecture and natural beauty, the five-star L'AND Vineyards Resort relies on only 22 suites in an atmosphere of quiet luxury. All of the suites
include a private terrace with a fireplace, a view of the lake, direct access to the pool, iPad and iPod technology and other details. The ten L'AND Sky View Suites allow for the unique experience of sleeping “under the stars”, through a natural skylight in the bedroom for night observation, as well as a plunge pool located in the private courtyard. Thetwelve L'AND View Suites treat visitors to a private, outdoor jaccuzzi and an extra room in the suite.
Ballon Ride
Come and discover the Alentejo landscape and sky in a magical ride in a hot air balloon. The balloon takes off early in the morning or at sunset.
Land offers you a one-hour flight, departing from L’AND Vineyards Resort.
Avenida de Liberdade For those who enjoy luxury and good taste in the literal sense of the word, then Avenida de Liberdade is a must. It is the 10th most luxurious avenue in the world for shopping. Considered among the most expensive and luxurious avenues, Avenida da Liberdade attracts the best and most prestigious international brands such as Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Miu Miu, Dolce & Gabbana, TOD's, Gucci, Burberry, Carolina Herrera, Hugo Boss, Emporio Armani, Loewe; Trussardi; Montblanc; Porche Design; among other leading international luxury brands, with a wide range of clothing, including footwear (Fly London), jewelery and high quality accessories.
Vila Monte - An Exotic SpaHidden in the Vila Monte garden, the Kasbah Spa invites guests to a pampering experience in an atmosphere of
floral scents, exotic massages and relaxing treatments for mind and body. The spa offers a true cocoon for the senses, with several massage rooms, an Arab bath and a hamman. The luring fragrance of mint tea will be a permanent companion in this haven of peace and tranquility.
After the success of the first International Workshop, held in 2012, the Business Association Ourem-Fatima, in collaboration with the Municipality of Ourem and with the support of Tourism of Portugal, is organizing the second edition of the International Workshop on Religious Tourism, on the 8th November the Paul VI Pastoral Center in Fatima.
This event is aimed at national tour operators, travel agents and hoteliers, and other tourism entrepreneurs, especially focused on Religious Tourism.
The main aim is to promote business contacts between participants, reinforce the importance of religious tourism in the context of the tourism industry worldwide, Affirm Portugal internationally as a preferred destination of religious tourism, promoting internationally Fatima and the Region, highlighting the tourism resources complementary to Religious Tourism.
It is a great pleasure to announce that Portugal wins three 'oscars' for tourism. TAP Air Portugal wins two awards.

Have You Considered Owning A House In Portugal?
Imagine living in a country where you can find a huge diversity of landscapes and environments in a small area: sandy beaches as far as the eye can see golden plains and mountains, vibrant and cosmopolitan cities and a millennial heritage.
Portugal is recognised internationally for the high quality of the work done by its architects. Likewise, very attractive prices have made real estate in Portugal into a competitive and trustworthy sector.
 For more information, kindly visit: http://www.livinginportugal.com/en/