We have exciting news as Tap Air Portugal opens new routes to Portugal that will certainly benefit our clients. Montreal-Lisbon and Boston-Ponta Delgada are TAP’s new routes, all starting next year (2020).
These are TAP Air Portugal new routes to Portugal:
Boston – Ponta Delgada:
From 2020, Boston will have, from Lisbon and Ponta Delgada, two direct routes to Lisbon. Boston is the hub city of TAP partner JetBlue, which will allow the Portuguese company to carry even more passengers from various points of the US.
Hint: this route will operate 5 days a week starting the first week of June and we will be able to book you starting Monday, November 25th, 2020.
Montreal – Lisbon:
Canada’s second largest city is TAP’s newest North Atlantic destination.
The Airline will operate six weekly frequencies between Lisbon and Montreal. Flights depart to the new destination in North America from the Portuguese capital every day, except Wednesdays, at 2:55 pm and arrive in the Canadian city at 5:40 pm. And will be available for sale from November 25, with operations beginning next year.
Need help in booking your flight to Portugal? Give us a call at 1-888-678-9093, as we are one of the top sellers of Portugal in the U.S. and we are Tap Air Portugal partners.
Every year, June 10 marks officially the Day of Portugal, Camões, and the Portuguese Communities.
Portugal Day is an official holiday only observed in Portugal, but the Portuguese communities all around the world celebrate the National Holiday. The date commemorates the death of Luís de Camões(June 10, 1580). The reason why it is celebrated on his death date is due to the fact that his birth date is unknown.
Praça Luís de Camões, Lisbon
Camões was an adventurer, fighter and a literary icon that wrote “Os Lusíadas”. The Lusíadas is a national epic poem that celebrates the15th-century Portuguese Explorations and achievements, that brought fame and fortune to the country. This poem became a symbol of the Portuguese Empire and is considered one of the most important works in Portuguese literature. When he died, in 1580, the Portuguese succession crisis happened resulting in Phillip II of Spain claiming the Portuguese throne. After this, for three decades Portugal was ruled by three generations of Spanish kings. It was until 1640 when the country regained its independence and John of Bragança, became King John IV of Portugal.
Photo: Guardia Nacional Republicana
During the Carnation Revolution, Portugal Day celebrations were officially suspendedin 1974. The celebrations resumed after 1974 and were expanded to include the Portuguese Communities, Portuguese emigrants and their descendants living in communities all around the world.
Happy Day of Portugal
We wish you a very happy Day of Portugal! If you are Portuguese, tell us in the comments how do you celebrate it where you are?
The Azores, has been getting a lot of good press lately, and it has been well deserved. This time, Budget Travel magazine has nominated the Portuguese Islands as one of its Top Budget Travel destinations in 2012.
Tourada à Corda (Bullfight by rope) is one of the more unique experiences that you will have on the island of Terceira. From May until October you will find bullfights in the street, in the fields, and even at the beach. While the island of Terceira has the formal Portuguese bullfight, where there are “Cavaleiros” (Horsemen), “Toureiro” (Bullfighters) and “Forcados” in a bullfighting ring, the Tourada à Corda is less formal, in that it gives the spectator the opportunity to be on the same playing field of the bull.