Experience The True Culture and Heritage of Portugal With This Travel Guide

 Experience The True Culture and Heritage of Portugal With This Travel Guide

An enchanting and diverse country, Portugal boasts a superb climate, fascinating history, and awe-inspiring scenery. The country may be having a small size geographically, but there's an enthralling diversity between towns and regions. Read More

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An enchanting and diverse country, Portugal boasts a superb climate, fascinating history, and awe-inspiring scenery. The country may be having a small size geographically, but there’s an enthralling diversity between towns and regions. The country is dominated by the sea, and the major cities are located on this diverse coastline. Parched hills of the Alentejo, pristine beaches, plentiful wine growing regions of the Douro, splendid scenery, traditional villages, historic districts, and a proud heritage - Portugal has it all! The country possess liberal thinking with progressive attitude, though it still holds dear its history and heritage. Portugal is an amazing travel destination and this guide details all the top places to visit during your 6-days Portugal vacation.

The tourism industry in Portugal has been stepping up the ladder of success and in spite of its popularity, it continues to be one of the top value travel destinations. Splendid views, innovative art, a rich history, and friendly locals. Since the main airline of the country, TAP Portugal has increased its stopover program to 5 days, planning a Portugal vacation has become easier. 

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the capital city of Portugal, Lisbon and explore its fascinating past and enhance your cultural experience.

  • Enjoy hiking, spend warm days by the seaside and relish exotic food in one of the trendiest destinations in Portugal, Madeira. 

  • Explore plenty of cathedrals, medieval palaces, and gardens in Porto and also enjoy the best cuisine in Portugal here. 

  • Get astonished by the down-to-earth personality and the lovely market-town ambiance of Evora and shop through its Moorish alleys. 

  • Experience  a warm weather with trendy beaches, happening social scenes and hiking expeditions in Algarve. 

Tour At a Glance

Day 1: Lisbon

Day 2: Madeira

Day 3: Sintra

Day 4: Porto

Day 5: Évora

Day 6: Algarve

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Lisbon

The capital city of Portugal, Lisbon is one of the most enchanting cities of Europe. Situated on the banks of the River Tagus, this colorful Atlantic port is sprinkled across a series of hills that enhance its spectacular waterfront location. Get into the historic core of the city by exploring its captivating past - a heritage symbolized by acclaimed tourist attractions such as the oldest part of the city, the massive Castleo de São Jorge and  Alfama. Enhance your cultural experience by making your way to an accumulation of world-class museums. Visit and applaud the modernity of Parque das Nacoes. The UNESCO World Heritage Sites across to the west in Belem, the incredible Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and the eccentric Torre de Belem are also must-visit.  

Day 2: Madeira

One of the trendiest destinations in the country, Madeira is the perfect place for hiking, enjoying warm days by the seaside and relishing exotic food. The subtropical island also offers one of the world’s best New Year Eve’s parties. Visiting Madeira and its neighboring islands is always good. Discover one of the most wonderful stretches of sand in the country at Porto Santo where all the beach enthusiasts flock down. Other highlights include Cristiano Ronaldo Museum, the house once owned by Christopher Columbus, and the Madeira Wine Museum. 

Day 3: Sintra

Charming Sintra is one of the treasure destinations in the sparkling list of places to visit in Portugal. Acclaimed by UNESCO for its incredible cultural landscape, this fascinating and historic town is worth exploring an entire day and getting immersed in its beauty. Assembled under the wooded Serra de Sintra hills, the spectacle Palacio Nacional dominates the town, its landmark twin chimneys impending over a lovely square edged with houses painted in pale pink and yellow palette. 

The ancient Castelo dos Mouros is situated down this picturesque setting, while the enchanting Palacio de Pena crowns the highest hill. It was used as a summer retreat in the 19th century by the Portuguese royal family. For all the avid hikers, Sintra offers numerous hiking trails. The serra’s highest points offer awe-inspiring views across the distant Cascais and the Atlantic coastline.  

Day 4: Porto

The second largest city of Portugal, Porto is a city you must never miss visiting during Portugal vacation. The city may resemble a lot like the capital as both are distinguished by old, vibrant buildings slouched across hilly streets. Also, both are situated beside major rivers. However, Lisbon is sunny and bright, whereas Porto sparkles with culture. If you are someone who adores the azulejos tiles of Portugal, then you must visit the Sao Bento railway station, which offers splendid mosaic of tiles, converting the walls into incredible works of art. There are plenty of cathedrals, medieval palaces, and gardens here, and the cuisine is considered to be the best in Portugal. Famous for its Port wine, the city’s stretches of vineyards cover the majority of Douro Valley. 

Day 5: Évora

One of the most enchanting destinations in Portugal, Evora is situated deep in the centre of Alentejo. Acclaimed for its stunning assemblage of well-preserved monuments, Evora’s medieval walls lock up centuries of history. Its name is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list because of its historical significance and the unperturbed condition of its architectural marvels. You’ll also get amazed by the realistic personality and the lovely market-town ambiance of the city. Strolling and shopping through its Moorish alleys is a real pleasure. You can check-out interesting museums and enjoy lunch in lovely squares. 

Day 6: Algarve

Wish to experience a warm weather with trendy beaches, happening social scenes and also hiking expeditions? Algarve is the best place to go. All of the major cities, including Lagos, Albufeira, Portimao and Vilamoura is worth visiting during your Portugal vacation. You might feel like being in heaven here! Magnificent cliffs and glittering waters are the treasure troves which are scattered across the region, such as Camilo Beach in Lagos. In case you wish to take a break from the tourist crowds, then also there are a number of places to visit such as Tavira, Aljezur, and Sagres which are some of the most serene towns. 

 

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