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Portugal

Le Ponant under sails

Cruising

The Cruise Director: river cruising Europe

Sally Macmillan This year 26 new river ships have been launched to cruise Europe's waterways - a pretty mind-boggling statistic.

Europe

Beyond Paris and Rome: the lesser-known European cities you must visit

Porto in Portugal is one of the oldest European centres.

Europe's lesser-visited cities are just as eye-catching, fascinating and fun as their more well-trodden counterparts, writes David Whitley.

Portugal

One day three ways: Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal.

David Whitley Walk up the hill to the Castle of Sao Jorge and stroll around the gardens and ramparts with majestic views of the city.

Surfing

Surfing: Five more no-boys-allowed surf and yoga retreats

Maid in the Shade.

Nina Karnikowski Escape Haven runs luxury week-long surf and yoga retreats exclusively for women in Bali, Byron Bay and Sagres, Portugal.

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Photo galleries

Top 10 hottest destinations for 2010

The Champagne Pool, Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland, south of Rotorua.

Lonely Planet has picked the brains of its authors, staff and travellers and come up with the top 10 countries to visit in 2010.

World's top 10 river cruises

Mekong-River

Forget airport hassles and cramped tour buses - a relaxing river cruise is the way to see the world. Here are the top 10.

Travellers Tips

Europe

Keys to the cities

When in room ... and from Hotel Le Continental, Bordeaux.

A Bordeaux bolthole for $120 a night? A riverside retreat in Lisbon for the same? Here's our guide to some of Europe's best-value hotels and guesthouses this season.

Tripologist

What next, if trains don't go?

Tripologist I'm planning to go solo to Europe, travelling by rail. If there is a rail strike, will I be notified not to go to the station and will I be automatically rebooked?

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Map of Portugal

Travel News

Family fuming after wheelchair-using granny left in corner of Newark Airport for 11 hours

wheelchair

12:25pm | A family is fuming mad after an airport worker parked a wheelchair-using grandmother in a departure lounge and an airline's "processing error" led her to be left there for up to 11 hours.

'Roofing': The best way to see Saint Petersburg

9:37am | Thrill-seekers believe the best way to see Russia's imperial capital is by hopping roof to roof.

Ryanair launches low-budget flexible business class tickets

8:56am | European budget carrier Ryanair is offering a new type of business-class ticket to woo more business travellers.

Etihad to fly A380 superjumbo with luxury 'Residence' on Sydney route

JAMIE FREED 9:47am | Etihad Airways will launch A380 services on the Sydney-Abu Dhabi route from June 1 next year, in a move that will boost its capacity to Australia.

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