Ginjinha or simply Ginja, is a liqueur made by infusing cherries in alcohol and adding sugar with other ingredients. Find out where to drink it.
When you visit Porto, take a trip to Vila Nova de Gaia to explore the port wine cellars, but give special thought to Taylor’s.
If you are in a restaurant or café and you order a beer (“uma cerveja”), the waiter or barman will generally give you a 300cl or smaller glass of beer. This is known as “um imperial” in most parts of Portugal but also called “um fino” in the north.
In the north, “uma cerveja, se faz favor” will get you a “fino” by default. If you want a pint you should specifically ask for “uma caneca” or “uma caneca de Super Bock, se faz favor”.
Most good nightclubs in the UK cost you a small fortune before you’ve even hung up your coat, but in Portugal most places don’t fleece you on the door.
Portugal doesn’t offer the same range of coffee options as we have in the UK. Find out how to order coffee in Portugal the way you like to drink it. Know your meia-de-leite from your garoto.
Because Óbidos is a tourist town, and you are effectively a captive audience, don’t expect food and drink to be as cheap as it famously can be in Portugal.