Robert Liptak / August 2016
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A world of golden beaches, captivating cities and fascinating history await those who want to travel Portugal. Taking claim to some of the most famous music styles, spices (piri-piri), wines and charming scenery that Europe has to offer, traveling to Portugal leaves its mark on any visitor.
Portugal, like neighboring Spain, is a great place to enjoy the finer things in life. Relax for hours over a delicious 3-course meal, wash it all down with some of the country's famous port wine and then take a stroll down the quaint alleyways of Porto or Lisbon's cobblestone streets.
Elsewhere you'll find Portugal offers an endless selection of beautiful, old-world villages and the ubiquitous charm of leafy plazas and friendly locals.
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A world of beautiful beaches, captivating cities and fascinating history await those who enjoy Portugal tours. Taking claim to some of the most famous music styles, spices (piri-piri), main and desert courses, wines, golf courses and attractive scenery’s the world has to offer, traveling Portugal leaves a significant impact on any visitor.
Things to do in Portugal
Main Attractions and Tourist Regions in Portugal
A trip to the home of Port – Porto (Oporto), will literally take your breath away, as you ascend to an array of scintillating viewpoints that punctuate this gorgeous river town. Stay in a boutique hotel in the art quarter and spend the evening relaxing and savoring every last drop of your tasty port.
During the day, participate in a walking tour of Porto and gaze at baroque churches with their meticulous and colorful tile designs. Cross the bridge to the quieter side of town and catch a sun-drenched glimpse of the whole city whilst the sun is setting.
Viewpoint in Porto
While Lisbon (capital) may not be as romantic as Porto, it makes up for it in its endless options of cool hangouts, whether it’s an atmospheric cafe, a traditional Fado bar, an ambient restaurant or a lively nightclub packed with university students, if you visit Lisbon on your holidays you won’t run out of things to do. It is here, in Lisbon, where any vantage point across the city will provide you with that all important vivid orange glow that the city has made it’s name for.
Just outside of Lisbon is the magical town of Sintra, where fun-loving pilgrims head to view the quirky architecture looming over magnificent hillside landscapes. A world of true fantasy.
Portugal tours in the summer are essential, mainly for the sun and the dazzling beaches. A trip down to the Algarve in southern Portugal will offer the perfect family holiday, or, if alone, Lagos provides unforgettable beach parties.
It is not only beaches that attracts sports enthusiasts to Portugal however, with a selection of some of the worlds best golf courses, the allure lies in its lush vegetation and well-maintained sports complexes.
A city that is not quite as popular as others but beautiful in it’s own right is Evora, a UNESCO world heritage site located in the center of Portugal.
So what’s Portugal all about?
Food and Culture of Portugal
Portugal’s geographical location is the alleged reasoning behind chefs around the world finding the Portuguese fish the most delectable. Portugal’s east coast, lining the Atlantic ocean, purportedly nurtures the fish in such a way that by the time they are prepared to eat they are hard to match elsewhere for the taste they have acquired.
The magical town of Sintra, Portugal. Photo by Pedro Szekely.
When you are finished with main (because let’s face it, you are going for a fish main), then Portugal also prides itself on it’s deserts, usually in the form of pastries, cakes and tarts. The ubiquitous custard tart is a traditional favorite for a clear reason: Scrumptious and addictive.
Portugal have adopted an absolute gem in their traditional Fado music, a melancholy genre that ostensibly derives from poor Portuguese people many years ago. Nowadays, Fado is celebrated as one of the most unique, rich and meaningful brands of music in Europe.
When to go to Portugal
What time of the Year is it Best to Visit Portugal
Because of the consistent, year-round warm weather in Portugal, there is not a month of the year when it doesn’t host excited visitors.
For soaring heats and packed beaches then the best time to visit Portugal is during the European summer months of June/July.
The rest of the year, Portugal has very comfortable weather, perfect for golf, beach and wine tours.