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.
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
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
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between – your visit to Portugal is a sight for all the senses Breakfast (pequeno almoço) Breakfast in Portugal is a simple affair – many locals keep things basic with a slice of buttery toast and a galão or, a meia de leite (milky coffee). Since you’re a foodie on holiday (w...Read more
Portugal is as interesting as it is beautiful, with idyllic scenery, rich history and mouth-watering food. But, when is the best time to go? If the idea of ancient castles, a dramatic coast, iconic cuisine and a rich culture appeals, Portugal will exceed all of your expectations. And with a warm and temperate climate,...Read more