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Portugal General Informations

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  1. Since when does IN TOURS exist?
    IN TOURS exist since 1995.
  2. How many people are on the group incoming service?
    There are 8 of us working on the incoming group service.
  3. Why choose IN TOURS
    Here are 6 of the main reasons why we are your ideal partner for this destination
    1. We have the experience and the « know how ».
    2. We are available 24 h/7.
    3. We have a multilingual team that speaks English.
    4. We give an answer to your requests with a 48H delay.
    5. We have a good quality/price relation
    6. We are tailor-made travelling specialists for Portugal.
  4. Who are the IN TOURS’ travel counselors?
    Our travel counselors are tourism professionals well acquainted with the terrain. Our specialists are alert to the market’s fast evolution, and are ready to help you and advise you on the best way to manage your travelling project.
  5. Do you have an urgency phone number?
    Yes. All our clients have access to an urgency phone number that is available 24/7.
  6. What are IN TOURS guarantees?
    - We choose thoroughly our suppliers and make regular visits to their establishments.
    - We guarantee you will have the best quality/price ratio.
    - We work hardly for our client’s total satisfaction
  7. When is the best period to visit Portugal?
    Portugal is a country that you can visit all year around. Each region has more favorable periods for visiting:
    The North: Colder than the rest of the country it is very pleasant during springtime and autumn.
    The cost and south: Colder than the rest of the country it is very pleasant during springtime and autumn.
  8. Is winter time in Portugal very rigorous?
    No, our winter is pleasantly mild and temperatures will always stay above freezing. Please see table above.
  9. What are the country main attractions?
    Portugal is an ancestral country with great richness in history and monuments. The great expeditions made around left us with a great artistic, architectural and cultural spoil.
    Portugal has also managed to preserve its traditions as time passed. While visiting Portugal you will discover a traditional country, that values its old ways, craftwork, and unique music genre: Fado.
  10. How is Portuguese food?
    LWhen we think about the Portuguese gastronomy the first thing that comes into mind is « Bacalhau » (codfish) that is a very important part of the Portuguese cuisine. Our gastronomy is very rich in flavor and meals are traditionally made of 3 courses:
    • soup, that is a very important part of the meal ;
    • a dish made of fish or meat, often accompanied by rice and/or potatoes.
    • and a dessert or fruit.

    Here are some dishes and desserts that one must taste when visiting Portugal: Caldo verde ( a very typical green cabage soupe ), Bacalhau com natas ( Codfish with cream) , Bacalhau à Brás ( codfish mixed with fries and eggs), Caldeirada (fish soup), Sardinhas grelhadas (grilled sardines), Feijoada (meat with beans accompanied with rice), Cozido à portugesa (a Portuguese way stew ), Carne de Porco à Alentejana (Pork with clams accompanied with fries, or rice, the Alentejo’s way).

    Desserts: Pastel de nata (cream custard pastry, sprinkled at taste with cinnamon ) , queijadas de Sintra (Portuguese Cheese Tarts With Cinnamon), Arroz doce ( sweet rice cooked in milk).
  11. Does the country have good touristic structures?
    The tourism industry is very recent in Portugal, as a result, most structures are modern and bear good quality.
  12. How are the roads in Portugal?
    Portugal has good connection highways and roads form north to south, we have very modern highways connecting all the country.
    Nous avons d´ autoroutes modernes qui relient tout le Portugal.
  13. Is Portugal a safe country?
    Yes, Portugal is one of the safest European countries.
  14. What are the main traditions in Portugal?
    The main portuguese traditions are : our folklore, the Fado, the « Azulejos » (ceramic tiling), our porcelain, pottery and gastronomy.
  15. Is language a barrier to communication?
    No, most portuguese people know a bit of English.
  16. Are there good airway connections ? And by earth?
    We have very modern airports from north to south and good worldwide airway connections.
    As for earthbound travelling, we have a good network of highways connecting all the country.
  17. What’s the time difference in Portugal?
    In Lisbon and all of mainland Portugal, the time during the winter months is equivalent to GMT or UTC time (the same as in London or Dublin) and during the summer it is GMT+1. Therefore, you need not change your watch if arriving from the UK. If you're coming from Spain, it is one hour earlier in Portugal, and from the United States' east coast (New York), Lisbon is 5 hours ahead.
    Daylight Saving Time (DST) or Summer Time starts on the last Sunday in March when the clocks go forward one hour. Winter Time starts on the last Sunday in October when the clocks go back one hour. This is in accordance with the rules of the European Union.

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