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Let's Plan Your Travel to Portugal

From its charming medieval towns, hilltop castles, fantastic food and wine to its dramatic karst coastlines with white sandy beaches, there’s a lot to love about Portugal. A small country in the southwest of Europe that shares the Iberian Peninsula with Spain, what first-time travelers to the country are often most struck by is the affordability of its delicious cuisine, the friendliness of the people, and the ease of getting around.

The abundant sunshine and warmth for enjoying it all don’t hurt either. Its Mediterranean climate is one of the warmest in Europe and winters rarely see temperatures below freezing. While the landscape is highlighted by towering mountains and beautiful stretches of sand, there are also rolling hills and verdant valleys dotted with stone-built villages.

Families here have been eking out their livings from the land for generations, with the south dominated by vast agricultural plains where wild boar roam and the north known for its mountains and steeply terraced vineyards.

While there is plenty of the modern world to be found, there’s also lots of tradition. Small villages may be hooked up with Wi-Fi with residents taking advantage of the latest technology, yet it’s not uncommon to find people working as candlemakers and blacksmiths.

History buffs will find lots to discover too. Europe’s oldest nation-state became the Kingdom of Portugal in 1139. Before that, the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians and the Romans all successively occupied the area that’s now known as Lisbon.

From 210 BC, the Romans controlled present-day Portugal and they left many lasting legacies that can be seen in ruins today, as well as in the production of wine and the Portuguese language. The culture revolves around folklore, art, festivals, and sports. Nearly every village and city have its own theatre, museum, or art venue to celebrate the historic folk traditions and the café culture is thriving here as well.

When not watching their favorite sport, football (soccer), the locals often enjoy passing the time at sidewalk cafes. Cultural festivities are big and Carnival is celebrated similar to Mardi Gras, with costumes, music and dancing, and plenty of good food.

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Trips to Portugal

  • Discover Porto & Douro Valley

    Porto, Viana do Castelo, Braga, Douro

    9 Nights
    From $2,983 PP
    The ideal tour for foodies and wine enthusiasts explores Europe’s most spectacular wine region, go...
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  • Flavors of Portugal

    Lisbon, Evora, Porto, Douro Valley

    9 Nights
    From $3,086 PP
    Taste your way through some of Portugal’s top foodie destinations and Europe’s most beautiful wi...
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  • Discover Portugal and Spain

    Lisbon, Porto, Madrid, Barcelona

    11 Nights
    From $2,989 PP
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Key Facts

  • GMT 0 | ET+5
  • Euro
  • Lisbon
  • Families, Food & Wine
  • Apr - Oct
  • Lisbon, Alentejo, Porto

The Best Time to Visit Portugal

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