Twenty-one members of the IWP were met by Rui Felizardo, of Quinta da Regaleira, our guide for the tour of the gardens and Palace.  The Quinta is classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO within the “Cultural Landscape of Sintra.” He gave us a short history...


On Friday 25th of September myself, my husband and four friends left for a weekend in the ‘Douro Valley’.  Our first stop was Caldas da Raine where we visited the Bordallo Pinheiro Museum famous for its unusual porcelain and ceramics we had a superb guided tour...

Sintra is a circus of light and passion!

When we went to Sintra for the first time, we took buses from Cascais all the way up to the beginning of the Palace trails.

A trip to Obidos by Oonagh Hughes, Summer 2020

Heading up the CRIL again to Obidos, there were only  a few  boy racers on the road into Lisbon but once we left them behind we had the road to ourselves.The countryside going there is interesting with the undulating hills and vineyards.  It takes about...

Buen Camino by Maria Barros

Like many of you, I have wanted to walk the “Camino” for some time. In fact, I had everything booked and ready to go last May, but then Covid happened and our trip was postponed to next year. During a recent outing of the Sintra Walks Marsha Turner and Joanne Hokes,...

Travels in the Azores

Travel with Pat Newth, through 10 days in the Azores. Explore beautiful landscapes across the islands.

Lisbon Descobridoras

IWP members visited the Lisbon Story Centre in March and took a fascinating trip through Portugal’s vivid history.