History, great food and idyllic scenery!
With its warm climate, 3000 hours of sunshine per year and 850 kilometers of beautiful beaches washed by the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is the perfect holiday stop all year round. This is a country that has the earliest borders in Europe, with an outstanding range of different landscapes just a tiny distance away, lots of holiday activities and unrivaled cultural heritage, where tradition and modern mix together in perfect harmony. Its exquisite cuisine, fine wines, and friendly people make this a tourist paradise of the highest quality. Located in the far south-west of Europe, just a few hours from any of the other European capitals, Portugal draws visitors from all over the world.
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Lisbon is a bustling and inspiring city that owns a broad choice of activities and beautiful tourist attractions. The city has a welcoming and tolerant atmosphere, while still hugging its deep-rooted heritage and magnificent past. Lisbon will appeal to a various selection of ages and tourists; it can form a cultural trip, a relaxed city-break, a family holiday, a nightlife fiesta or even act as a starting point for a beach vacation. The Portuguese capital is continuously seen as one of the greatest cities in the world, a claim proved by the "Lonely Planet Guides", who named Lisbon one of the world's top 10 cities. Surprisingly, Lisbon is still one of Europe's least visited capitals, but this is quickly changing as new guests discover the charm of Portugal.
Porto is a charming and active city that is quickly becoming one of Western Europe's most appreciated tourist stops. The city boasts an extensive history, exciting tourist sights, buzzing nightlife, and outstanding tourist amenities. There is a lot to see and do in Porto, and the city will appeal to a broad spectrum of different visitors. Porto is a historical and mixed city, from the warren of narrow alleys that make up the old Ribeira district through to the grand squares of the Avenida dos Aliados. The area is famous with the production of Port, which is still stored and matured in the enormous cellars that draw along the banks of the Douro River.
The alluring shoreline of the Algarve draws much exposure for its breath-taking cliffs, golden sands, scalloped coves and sandy islands. But 'sun, surf and sand' is not the end of the Algarve story; there's no lack of other attractions – activities, beach bars (and discos), castles (both sand and real), diving, fun, fun, fun… Yet the coastal Algarve is a 'drop in the ocean' for any visitor. The enchanting inner Algarve holds pretty castle towns and historic villages, cork tree– and flower-covered hills, birdlife, and the wonderful Via Algarviana hiking trail crossing its breadth.
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