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Portugal accessible to everyone

Portugal accessible to everyone

Portugal is now an accessible country for people with reduced mobility or in wheelchair. Accessible Portugal is the first Portuguese tourism company that can accommodate wheelchair users anywhere, offering innovative and quality tourism in Portugal.

(PRWEB) June 11, 2006

Lisbon is often called the city of the seven hills. The reason is simple: it really has seven hills. This is a natural obstacle found on almost entire Portugal that combines with the lack of adapted WC´s in restaurants, adapted hotels, accessible museums, churches, beaches etc. Even though legally all touristic patrimony as to be perfectly adapted to wheelchairs since 1993, just a few changes were made in the major museums and Unesco World Heritage all around Portugal.

The good news is: Portugal is now an accessible country for people with reduced mobility or in wheelchair. Accessible Portugal is the first Portuguese tourism company that can wheelchair users anywhere, offering innovative and quality tourism in Portugal.

Besides the usual Holidays and tours, this company offers lots of activities to experiment adventure: rappel, tandem jumps, hot air balloon and new projects like pedestrian tours.

Lisbon, Portugal, 8 June, 2006 - Joana Prates and Luis Varela both from Lisbon, Portugal, have realized that although Portugal is a very touristic country well-known by his beaches, sunshine, Oporto’s wine and a very important heritage in the worldwide history, tourism in Portugal for disable people was forgotten, as Luis explains, “We realized that almost any travel company offers solutions for wheelchair users in Portugal.” This meant the beginning of DIVERGE ACCESSIBLE TOURS that is now ACCESSIBLE PORTUGAL.

With Accessible Portugal people with reduced mobility can plan the holiday of their dreams in Portugal, visiting the most important towns of Portugal. There are different kinds of tours, from one to seven days, with several themes. They guarantee accessibility to all the places booked on the tour. This takes a long time of investigation, but it worth, because they can say, “We are prepared to show our tourists this very inaccessible country like if it was completely flat and accessible.” When we ask how they guarantee this accessibility, Luis talks as a detective, “If we call a restaurant or hotel and they tell us they have accessibilities we book a visit and go there to confirm it, everything in our tours has been tested.

The company provides customized tours for people with varying degrees of disability. Spinal injury victims, MD, MS and other physical or sensory disabilities, even those requiring full and comprehensive care.

Many people from different countries had already chosen Accessible Portugal to plan their trips around Portugal. For those who had experienced discover Portugal this way, Accessible Portugal seemed to be the right choice. Nicholas Gulde, from USA, was completely satisfied with the services provided while and during the trip. He states, “Every promise was fulfilled.”

For any information about this new enterprise and the available tours, on the web, visit www. accessibleportugal. com

For additional information, contact:

Address: Av. Almeida Garrett Nº 9 2º Esq - 2610–018 Alfragide - LISBOA - PORTUGAL

Phone: 00351 91 919 5680 or 00351 96 010 3034

Fax: 00351 214714171

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