Alone in Portugal
Countries have abolished the ocean waves and excellentwines, Portugal little known Russian tourists who prefer European destinations promoted. Yes, the prices are not very democratic, but the lack of crowds in the streets and an abundance of interesting excursion programs involve yourself in Portugal all new adherents neizbity options for well-deserved vacation.
Schengen visa in passport - for the Russiantourist indispensable and sufficient conditions for a trip to Portugal alone. Visas are issued at the Embassy of the country, but to receive it Russian residents of large cities can use the services of visa centers. citizen's passport must be valid for the next three months after the end of the trip, and among the documents present confirmed hotel reservations and a medical insurance policy for the duration of stay in the country.
Charter from Moscow to Faro sent weekly, and regular flights to Lisbon is performed with a connection to their own hubs, many European carriers.
Euro and spending
Going alone to Portugal, should bestock euro. US dollars or British pounds is most advantageous to convert the currency of Portugal at the airport, which is one of the most favorable rates. Fee and commission on cashing travelers' checks are too high, and the cards do not always take in small cafes in the province.
Portugal is considered to be a country not cheap and prices for essentials for a tourist look like this:
- Dinner for two with a bottle of wine in a restauranttourist area will cost at least 40 euros. Twice cheaper prices in the cafe, where locals prefer to dine away from the tourist trails. Polutoralitrovye water bottle "pull" on 1,5-2 euro, but a decent local wine you can buy in the store at a very affordable price - from 3 to 10 euros, depending on the variety and the crop year.
- Buses - a great way to move around thecountry. A ticket from the capital to Porto or Faro will cost 20 euros. Trains are divided into several categories. Slow Intercidades at prices roughly correspond to the buses, but they are not too comfortable. High-speed Alfa Pendular more slow half.
- Entrance tickets to museums and otherattractions can be bought within a 1.5-15 euros, depending on the significance of the object and its location. It is possible to enroll in pedestrian-bus tour of the capital of Portugal. It costs between 80 and 100 euros, depending on the organizing company, lasts up to 8 hours and the price, of course, includes all fees to museums and architectural sights (for approximate prices in August 2015).