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Blake Dinger

Encino, CA
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Portugal Travel Agent Specialist

I truly enjoy working as a travel agent specialist for Portugal. There is no place like Portugal on the planet. The country is a  mix of culture, natural beauty and coastal relaxation, Portugal is an excellent choice for a vacation. Whether you are traveling solo or with friends, there are many great reasons to visit Portugal.  From visiting beautiful cathedrals to learning about the country’s history to sampling wine in the country’s vineyards, you'll find some amazing escapes. You’ll also want to explore the charming hill towns dotted across the country. In addition to being rich in culture, history and natural resources, you can find solace and peace. While some people might view Portugal as a smaller, less-famous neighbor to Spain, the country is full of exciting treasures - all which make it worth a visit. If you want to get away that’s outside your expectations, you’ll want to place Portugal on your travel bucket list. When you think of Europe, what comes to mind? Perhaps images of old cathedrals, quaint cobblestone streets, and winding rivers showcasing Gothic-looking bridges.  When you visit Portugal, you can also add an untamed land of rugged peaks, azure lakes, and lush green valleys peppered with picturesque villages and hillside hamlets. You’ll experience a country brimming with history and culture - stemming from its Roman occupation to the Age of Discovery, when it became the hub for global trade with India and beyond. A country that features the best of everything Portugal is a travel destination that is still relatively off the radar. So, if you’re looking for a place where you can have your pick of the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions without the crowds, Portugal is your best bet.  The best time to visit The weather in Portugal is not totally predictable. Therefore, when you go depends on your travel plans.  If you want to go on a beach holiday, I would suggest visiting Portugal between May and October. Maybe you’d like to plan a hiking trip. If you want to see the landscape in full bloom, I’d recommend a trip between April and October.  Plan a visit to Lisbon and Porto As a travel agent advisor for Portugal, I’d suggest a visit  to the capital city of Lisbon first. Lisbon is a vibrant city that blends the modern with the historic in a stunning and picturesque way. Walk down the cobblestone streets of Lisbon’s old town and you’ll discover ornate Baroque churches, colorful tiled roofs, and ancient buildings.  You can easily spend a whole day exploring Lisbon. Next, make your way to Porto, Portugal’s second biggest city. Porto is a city of contrasts. It has the old world charm of Lisbon, but with a more modern twist. If possible, visit during the second half of September. That’s when the city hosts the annual Vinho Verde wine festival. Other must-see destinations When in Portugal, you may want to add the region of Algarve to your travel plans. Located in southern Portugal, Algarve is known for its gorgeous beaches and azure waters The city of Coimbra is another recommended travel locale as well as the small city of  Évora - noted for its beautiful architecture and historic sights  The Ria Formosa Natural Park, also located in southern Portugal, is known for its beautiful beaches and lagoons. You may also want to add the city of Sintra to your travel itinerary - a place with a rich history full of stunning architecture. Some key travel tips Although credit cards are accepted, you still should carry some cash. Also, learn some basic Portuguese phrases. While the Portuguese are very welcoming to visitors, it always helps to show that you’re making an effort to learn their language. Also, eat the local cuisine. Don’t just follow the usual path of eating at restaurants with western menus. Try the Portuguese food and you will get a richer experience from your visit. Portugal is a country that is often overlooked by travelers. It’s a shame because Portugal is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. As a travel agent specialist for Portugal, I highly recommend you make the country your next travel escape. Give me a call today so we can start planning your next Portugal holiday.  

My Reviews

12 of 18 people found this review helpful
Best Trip Ever because of Blake
Blake was with us the entire trip from the beginning till I walked back in my house. He was so kind and caring about our trip. He got us all sort of amenities such as early check in and late check out, champagne in our hotel, breakfast daily and extra nights for free. I am planning my next trip to Europe and I will be using him definitely. Thank you Blake
By  Bernard L  from  Plano, Tx.
Traveled to  California ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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10 of 14 people found this review helpful
never could have made it happen with you, Blake!
best service ever, thank you Blake!
Traveled to  Phuket ~ Thailand ~ East and Southeast Asia
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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10 of 16 people found this review helpful
Highly Recommend Blake Dinger
I planned a trip last month and did a google search and found Blake. Everything I could ever ask for in a travel agent. Blake recommended restaurants and really one of the best trips I have taken. I will be using him again.
By  Tracy M.   from  Des Moines, IA
Traveled to  Los Angeles ~ California ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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By  Ross & Ana Himber  from  FL
Traveled to  California ~ USA
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8 of 13 people found this review helpful
Great for Luxury Travel and Small Family Touches
Blake is AMAZING to work with!! He has helped me and my family with travel to New Orleans for 4+ years. His personal touches were so thoughtful - including guided city bike rides; luxury hotels; curated trolley destinations; oyster happy hours; all of the small personal touches as well as essential travel arrangements including luxury hotels and airline flights
By  Beth  from  Chicago IL
Traveled to  New Orleans ~ Louisiana ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Lisbon
  • Portugal
  • Algarve
  • Madeira
  • Estoril

Travel Specialist:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Nightlife
  • Historical Sites
  • Food & Wine
  • Family Vacations

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