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Portugal

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Identity Card:
  • Private th Lisbon

  • People : Approximately 10 million .

  • Constitution: Parliamentary Republic

  • Language Portuguese .

  • Religion Catholicism

    Entry requirements:
    • Visa : no, national identity card or passport valid .

    • Passport : no, national map proper identification .

      Silver
      • Currency Euro

      • Payment Cards credit card Visa or Mastercard widely accepted .

      • Budget stay 1 Week 300-600 Euro

        • Restaurants
          Cheap : less than € 8 / person
          Average : 10to-15 € / person
          Premium . more than 30 € / person.

          • accommodation
            Cheap : around 10-20 euros / night (mainly hostels in dormitory). Average : 40 to 60 euros / night (2-3 stars, more or less well located for a double room). Premium : from 90-100 euros / night .

            Transportation

            How to get there?

            • By Air: To get to Portugal by plane you will probably land at Porto or Lisbon. Note Ryanair and Easy Jet operate flights to Porto, making it possible to leave if only for a weekend getaway to a small Portuguese without breaking the bank.

            • By bus: You can go to Portugal via the Eurolines bus from any major city in France

            • By train: There are Madrid-Lisbon links (including night trains), Porto-Vigo, Abrantes-Caceres and Lisbon-Coimbra-Guarda- Salamanca-Valladolid-Burgos-Hendaye.

              On site:

              • Car : The road network is good and the major cities are served by toll roads or free expressways. Note: Portugal uses a plate recognition system to bill passages toll. Alternatives are provided for foreign vehicles should be informed before starting on the following website: www.portugaltolls.pt

              • Bus : The main bus company Rede Expresso is Portugal, it serves almost all of Portugal. The bus is cheaper than the train for long distances.

              • train The rail network is in good condition but little developed, it is organized around the themes: Faro-Braga and Coimbra- Guarda, the axis being the busiest: Lisbon-Coimbra-Porto-Braga. The train is faster but also more expensive than the bus.

              • plane Regular connections are provided between Faro, Lisbon and Porto .

                Health
                • Vaccinations No mandatory vaccine .

                • Tips Think to bring the European Health Insurance Card, the request must be made to your insurance fund at least disease 15 days before departure.

                  Security
                  • Crime and pickpocketing : Portugal is a safe country, there are however some areas of Lisbon and we must be careful, especially at night, in the districts of Alfama, Baixa, the Castle of Sao Jorge and the Bairro Alto. On weekends, the meat soûles off the streets and you could mess, plus it is a lot of petty crime and certainly many pickpockets. Porto also has its share of pickpockets attention in the sights, like the old trams for example.

                  • phony vacation rental has been reported cases of scams on rentals booked from France, it is advisable to ensure the seriousness of rental agencies.

                    Seasons
                    • Climate : The climate of Portugal is Mediterranean in the south and the ocean on the Atlantic coast. Winters are generally mild, wet and hot, dry summers.

                    • Average temperatures 25 & deg; C in summer and 4.5 & deg; C in winter .

                    • Best time to reach : The spring and summer are usually warm and sunny, two excellent times to go to Portugal .

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