PURELY PORTUGAL

Wine with a View Makes a World of Difference

Ever popular Portugal is a fantastic destination for good food, fine wine and historic culture.Visit Portugal’s World Heritage gems in Historic Lisbon and Patrimonial Porto. But there’s so much more than Lisbon and Porto:

Discover Obidos, a walled city with Moorish white washed houses and Coimbra, home to one of the world's first universities.

Guimaraes is an historical town called the birthplace of Portugal and Évora, with its Chapel of Bones and 1st century Roman Temple.

Step into a fairytale in Sintra, with its palaces and pastel villas set amidst pine covered hills and then head to Cascais for a delicious Seafood lunch.

Azulejos (Tiles) are everywhere in Portugal and they decorate everything from walls of churches and monasteries, to palaces, houses and train stations. 

Portugal’s gastronomy is varied, from Salted Cod to Custard tarts and Cheese, from Port Wine to Cherry liqueur to coffee, but the most distinctive feature of Portuguese cuisine comes from the sea, not surprising as the Atlantic Ocean laps the country’s coastline.

The beautiful Douro Valley was declared one of the first wine-producing regions of the world and here the famed Port Wine is made before heading down river to Porto to age in the famous Port Wine lodges, which you can of course visit.  

Exclusive winery visits await you in the scenic Douro Valley for top tastings, and not only of fortified wine, accompanied by spectacular views. Further south the charming vast Alentejo wine region awaits you to show off its most treasured reds.

After a fascinating tour around the country why not kick off your shoes and take a couple of days to relax on the Algarve!

Any sizeable Portuguese town looks like a superstitious bride's finery - something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. Mary McCarthy

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Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey. Pat Conroy