With its picturesque countryside, ancient castles and dramatic beaches, Portugal is much more than port wine and pastéis de nata (custard tarts) – although both are well worth sampling. It’s a country of rich history, lively cities and elegant charm. As one of Europe’s oldest countries and the home of the world’s first global empire, Portugal has been a global powerhouse since the 15th century and is rapidly growing in popularity amongst travellers.
The country’s petite size means you can start the day strolling the scenic vineyards of the Douro Valley, spend lunch in Lisbon eating bacalhau (cod) and sipping ginjinha (morello cherry liqueur), and finish with sunset over the rocks of Lagos’ Praia do Camilo beach. Portugal delights the senses and warms the soul. Click here to learn more about when is the best time to visit Portugal.
Food and wine lovers will be smitten in Portugal, a country that dishes up abundant opportunities to unleash your inner gourmand. Here are nine ways to get among the Portuguese food and wine scene 1. Do a food tour in Lisbon Eat Drink Walk gourmet food tours in Lisbon, as the name suggests, are the type of foodie exper...Read more
From rustic surf enclaves with laidback locals to pulsating cities that teem with colour, Portugal is a European destination that serves up experiences for all ages and interests 1. Learn to surf in Aljezur Learning to surf in Aljezur, one of only a few small towns within the Costa Vicentina, isn’t for the faint-hearte...Read more