Portugal is all about cliff-backed bays and interminable stretches of sandy beaches on the Algarve coast. At the same time, cities like Lisbon and Porto are a must-do when planning a travel to the sunniest country of Europe.
At a Glance:
- Enjoy the calmer waters of the Algarve which offers the ultimate beach experience. Choose Lagos, Albufeira or Portimão for a truly relaxed atmosphere, or explore beaches such as Praia do Camilo and Praia da Marinha for a dive in the Atlantic emerald waters.
- Visit the capital of Lisbon, a city rich of authentic Portuguese charm and culture. Wander around Alfama and reach the Sao Jorge Castle for a spectacular view of the city from the typical miradouros.
- Explore the colourful streets of Porto and stroll along the Luís I Bridge. Try a glass of Porto wine while enjoying the perfect sunset over the city. Don’t forget to visit the famous book shop Livraria Lello and the picturesque São Bento Railway Station.
- Visit a vineyard in the Douro Valley as Portugal is the proud producer of some divine wines thanks to its mild climate. This wine region is enclosed by dramatic mountains and rolling countryside with appearances from ruins of Roman civilisation.