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best christmas markets in Europe

European Christmas markets: A guide to the best Christmas markets in Europe

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‘Tis the season for Christmas carols, Santa, mulled wine and European Christmas markets. Head to some of the best European markets at Christmas to discover on holiday.

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Stay in a castle: 25 of the best castles to stay in Europe

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Staying in a castle gets you closer to royalty, celebrities, legends – and ghosts? Here are 25 of best castles to stay in Europe for a romantic, royal or spooky adventure.

Rick Steves: History behind Christmas trees and manger scenes in Europe

Rick Steves: History behind Christmas trees and manger scenes in Europe

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Christmas trees and mangers are now in homes, squares, and streets all over Europe. But they are more than just decorations — there is a rich history behind them.

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Top 10 places to visit in Portugal

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Portugal has it all: historic cities, world-renown cuisine, natural landscapes and some of the world's most spectacular beaches – here are 10 of the best places to visit in Portugal.

Rick Steves: Exploring Europe’s natural wonders

Rick Steves: Exploring Europe’s natural wonders

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Travel writer Rick Steves urges you to get out of town -- and discover Europe's natural beauty.

Rick Steves: While tourists sleep in

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Travel guru Rick Steves recommends waking up early with the locals to enjoy what other tourists miss.

Christmas markets in Portugal

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We offer a listing of Christmas markets in Portugal to add extra sparkle to the festive season.

Museums in Portugal

Museums in Portugal

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Portugal is an alluring country, not only for its strategic coastal position, but also for its numerous sights and cultural landmarks. We offer a selection of top museums in Lisbon, Porto, Braga, Coimbra, and Lourinhã to help you discover the many si

Rick Steves: How to bargain at Europe’s markets

Rick Steves: How to bargain at Europe’s markets

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Travel guru Rick Steves offers these tips on when and how to haggle in the markets and bazaars of Europe.

Rick Steves: Portugal's best two-week trip

Rick Steves: Portugal's best two-week trip

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Travel writer Rick Steves offers an itinerary to help you start on your journey of getting to know Portugal.

Addicted expats

Addicted expats

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Rupert Wolfe Murray of Castle Craig Hospital discusses why some expats are tempted by alcohol and how cultural differences can make it difficult to find help.

Tourism, arts and culture in Portugal

Tourism, arts and culture in Portugal

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Here is an overview of tourism and arts and culture in Portugal, from Unesco World Heritage sites to dinosaur footprints.



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