The first exposure I recall having with something Portuguese was Macao, Portugal’s former colony and present-day gambling hub, which I had visited while studying abroad in Hong Kong. Coincidentally, Hong Kong is where I had my first Portuguese-influenced bite, egg tarts.
Although I’m still a novice when it comes to knowing about Portuguese food — in my experience, food usually being the easiest introduction to a country — I’ve got to hand it to the city planners and architects of Lisbon and Porto for designing some particularly photogenic urban areas.
So then, why not fly TAP Air Portugal to wander around the home base?
With Europe travel coming back full-steam, TAP Air Portugal has greatly expanded its Stopover program.
Now, for United States and Canadian travelers flying TAP through Lisbon or Porto, and heading to points beyond Portugal, stopovers can now be enjoyed on the way back to North America, too.
In fact, for flights eligible for stopovers, you can book one for up to 10 days! Plus, you might even be able to avail of 25% off of a domestic ticket to the second Portuguese city. For example, let’s say you’re doing Boston BOS – Lisbon LIS – Paris ORY, but you want to check out Faro FAO on the way. You can get a 25% discount on that LIS – FAO flight, excluding airport taxes.
Personally, I’m rarin’ to go to the Azores; I’m told there’s good wine and cheese, as well as the tricky-to-land-at Funchal FNC airport.
Have you been to Portugal? Would this stopover program appeal to you?