Top Mediterranean Hotels

An integral part of the culture and history of the region, the Mediterranean Sea spans nearly 965,000 square miles and provides a sandy waterfront for 3 continents- Europe, Africa and Asia- covering 23 countries. The sea is part and parcel of their environment and ancestry, and it provides a stunning backdrop for its coastal towns. […]

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A World of Discovery in Portugal

Blue Parallel is very excited to announce that we are expanding our luxury tours in the Mediterranean to the enchanting country of Portugal. Embodying the essentials of Blue Parallel journeys, Portugal features a tremendous collection of UNESCO World Heritage sites, unparalleled culinary masterpieces, striking landscapes and exclusive private rural estates.  Since its rise to prominence […]

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BP on the Ground: Alentejo, Portugal

#BPontheground horseback riding in the gorgeous countryside#Alentejo #Portugal. We have been exploring the vast green plains and a slower pace of life of Alentejo on horseback this week! This is the perfect escape from the bustling city of Lisbon. In the north lies green, marshy pastures while further south one can find the beautiful coastline […]

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BP on the Ground: Lisbon, Portugal

#BPontheground in the historical and urban capital of Portugal, Lisbon! Located where the Atlantic Ocean meets the River Tagus, Lisbon brings together various cultures and histories that have left their mark on the city since pre-Roman times. It is one of the oldest cities in Western Europe and its beauty as an old world turned modern city […]

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BP on the Ground: Douro, Portugal

#BPontheGround a beautiful bike ride through enchanting and unbelievably scenic Douro Valley, Portugal. A short departure from the port city of Porto, the path to Douro Valley follows the meandering Douro river that weaves in and out of mountains and valleys. The beauty of this region cannot be understated: from pristine green flora that covers the […]

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BP on the Ground: Madeira, Portugal

#BPontheground on the Portuguese Island of Madeira, off the Atlantic Coast. Just under 250 miles north of the Canary Islands, the Madeira archipelago has been one of the two Autonomous regions of Portugal (the other being the Azores, located to the northwest). This is the outermost region of the European Union! Madeira was claimed by […]

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