In the mid-Atlantic, Portugal’s volcanic Azores islands are popular for trekking and whale-watching. The island of Madeira is known for a mild winter climate, its namesake fortified wine and trails along mountain aqueducts. On the mainland, capital Lisbon has São […]
In the mid-Atlantic, Portugal’s volcanic Azores islands are popular for trekking and whale-watching. The island of Madeira is known for a mild winter climate, its namesake fortified wine and trails along mountain aqueducts. On the mainland, capital Lisbon has São Jorge Castle atop the medieval Alfama district, with views of the Tagus estuary. To the south are the whitewashed villages and wild beaches of the Alentejo. In the north, Porto has cobbled streets and port wine cellars by the river. Inland from there are villages of the Minho and steep, terraced vineyards of the Douro.
Lisbon – Hilly Portuguese capital known for the Alfama district, São Jorge Castle, fado & nearby beaches.
Porto – Portugese city known for port wine lodges, medieval Ribeira district & Clérigos bell tower.
Faro District – Southern Portuguese region known for its beaches, golf & surfing, plus Via Algarviana trail hiking.
Madeira – Volcanic Portuguese islands home to Madeira wine, capital Funchal & trails along old aqueducts.
Faro – Capital city of Portugal’s Algarve region, known for its Arco da Vila archway & Faro Cathedral.
Funchal – Portuguese city known for its Madeira wine cellars, Sé Cathedral & 17th-century São Tiago Fortress.
Sintra – Set amid mountains, this Portuguese town is known for royal retreats like Pena National Palace.
Lagos – Portuguese town with Algarve beaches, coves & cliffs, plus Ponta de Piedade’s lighthouse.
Coimbra – Portuguese city with a medieval old town & sites like the baroque library at University of Coimbra.
The Algarve (in Faro District) is a regular winner at the World Travel Awards. Over the years it has received accolades for everything from its fabulous diving and great golf resorts to its top-of-the-range attractions and breath-taking coast line and beaches. Whether you want to explore some historic sights, try some delicious Portuguese food, enjoy the fantastic nightlife, or dive for underwater marine life, there’s no shortage of things to keep all the family happy on a holiday here.
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