Things to do in Portugal include wandering the cobbled streets of Lisbon, admiring the country’s famous blue tiles from ground level, and red rooftops from numerous viewing platforms above.
Enjoy world-class cuisine, with freshly caught seafood, taste wine in the Duoro Valley and port in the scenic city of Porto. Cruise the Duoro river to immerse yourself in the Portuguese landscape, culture and food.
Meanwhile, the Algarve region and the country’s coastline provide spectacular windswept scenery and peaceful beachside towns.
Other worthwhile stops include the historic town of Evora, colourful Madeira and the Unesco world heritage site of Sintra, which boasts the Pena Palace.
This walled city is like a museum, and has been preserved in its original state for centuries. It contains Roman, Moorish, medieval and baroque architecture.
Visit the city of the seven hills with its cobbled streets, museums, churches and vibrant night life.
Close to Lisbon, Sintra is a charming old town with palaces, manor houses and churches, that Byron called ‘the most pleasing in Europe’.
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