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Best Things To Do in Portugal

Portugal travel highlights for families, couples and other travelers.

Portugal - Sagres - The Rugged Beauty Of The Algarve
Sagres - The Rugged Beauty Of The Algarve
Home to the finest surfer waves in Europe, it is also a region of historical importance; Cabo de Sao Vicente is the western-most point of Europe, once considered to be the End of the World, and from where many a brave voyage of discovery set sail.  See More >
Portugal - Evora - The Museum City dating Back To Roman Times
Evora - The Museum City dating Back To Roman Times
The Historic Centre of Evora (a UNESCO Heritage Site) dates back 20 centuries to the ancient Celts, which later became a Roman stronghold, and then the residence of Portuguese Kings. See More >
Portugal - Odeceixe Beach - Environment-Protected Surfer Haven
Odeceixe Beach - Environment-Protected Surfer Haven
On the border of the Algarve and Alentejo Regions, this beautiful surfer haven is protected by the government against environmental pollution. Trek the 4km of river to the beach for an unforgettable experience in the quaintness of the Portuguese countryside.  See More >
Portugal - Santiago do Cacem - A National Monument
Santiago do Cacem - A National Monument
A medieval castle built by the moors, it is one of the must-see sights of the Alentejo region.  See More >
Portugal - Vicente Coast National Park - Home To Europe's Finest Beaches
Vicente Coast National Park - Home To Europe's Finest Beaches
The most protected nature reserve in Portugal, it contains, over and above 100km of gorgeous beach, stunning landscapes of cliffs and rare fauna, like the White Stork and marine otters. See More >
Portugal - Alentejo - The Provence & Tuscany Of Portugal
Alentejo - The Provence & Tuscany Of Portugal
Sometimes dubbed the Provence and Tuscanny of Portugal, Alentejo's landscape and places of historical interest are stunning. This is also where Europe's best beaches can be found, made even more beautiful by the fact that not too many people know aboiut them. See More >

Best time to go to Portugal

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Peak ( Jun - Sep )

June and July sees mostly foreign tourists visiting Portugal, and August is when local come out to play as well. Days can get uncomfortably hot in August, and many local establishments take their own break. September sees an easing off of the summer crowd. Booking in advance for this period is imperative.

Shoulder ( Mar - May , Oct )

Spring and autumn are the best times to visit Portugal. The weather is marvelous, the crowds are less, hotel availability and prices are optimal. Flowers light up the countryside, and the water in October is superb for swimming, with less crowds on the beach as well.

Low ( Nov - Feb )

Winter in Portugal is mostly temperate in the center and the south, though there is a good chance of rain. Swimming is out of the question as the waters are too cold; beaches will virtually shut down over this period. Days are sharp and crisp (when it’s not raining). If you must travel at this time, avoid the north where it gets pretty cold and grey.

Meet your Portugal Experts

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Born in Madrid, this well-travelled CEO has been running his business of superb customised experiences for over 20 years now. Fluent in English, German and Italian apart from his mother tongue, and with a passion for history and art, he provides the right kind of expertise that you need to get the best insider experience that can be had in Spain and Portugal. It all starts with a conversation; have yours now.

These are the masters of luxury cycling vacations around the gorgeous landscape of Portugal, from its heritage towns to beaches, vineyards and everything in between. With over a decade of experience, 'Luxury On Two Wheels' means exactly what it says: custom-tailored experiences in with exclusive lodgings and gourmet food along the way. If this is your favoured form of transport, you will find no better way to see Portugal than with these experts.


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