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Portugal's winter escape
Porto was dubbed one of the best places to visit in December by USA Today, because of its mild winter weather and low off-season rates. TAP airlines runs winter sales across Portugal from Canada, and you can find great hotel deals in the the wine capital. The TripAdvisor award-winning Porto Central B&B Hotel (hotelbb.pt) has doubles at just €42 a night, while the luxurious five-star Porto Palacio das Cardosas (ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/porto/prtha/hoteldetail) is just €120.
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