Portugal

Portugal’s fairly isolated location in the far corner of the continent makes it Europe’s least visited and most underrated tourist destination. Fewer crowds make for a relaxed, authentic experience. Pack your itinerary with visits to hilltop Medieval castles, azulejo-studded palaces, cobblestone villages and architecturally-stunning cities. Don’t let its small size deceive you, Portugal abounds with fascinating culture, historically significant monuments, and breathtaking natural beauty. A single day can be spent hiking in lush green mountains, mingling with the friendly locals, or wandering through scenic vineyards sipping on copious amounts of Portugal’s famous velvety port wine. Throw in plenty of fresh seafood, a coastline strewn with remote sandy beaches and an affordable price tag, and it makes for an ideal choice of holiday destination.

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Travel Information

Electricity

Electrical sockets in Portugal are one of the two European standard electrical socket types: The "Type C" Europlug and the "Type E"…

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Banking

Currency – Portugal uses the European monetary unit, the euro (€). – Euro bills come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200,…

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Cuisine

Tap water is almost always safe to drink in major cities and towns, although you should be cautious in small villages. Bottled water is widely available….

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Climate

Portugal is mainly characterized by a warm temperate, mediterranean climate with a distinct wet season in winter. During winter, Portugal experiences a…

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Transport

Driving in Portugal is on the right hand side of the road. – Speed Limits – The standard speeds are as follows: – • 50kph…

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Dress

Lightweight cottons and linens are recommended during summer months. Whenever and wherever you go, take a sweater for cool evenings. If you’re visiting…

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Health

Please consult your health-care provider 4-6 weeks prior to travel to ensure you are receiving all required vaccinations, and that the medication has enough…

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Safety

Portugal is safe in general. We recommend normal precautions be taken as you would for any city in the world. Be aware of your surroundings and stay in…

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Visa

Make copies of all your important documents such as passports, driver’s licenses, credit cards, etc. Keep copies with you and back at home. If anything…

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General

Language – European Portuguese is spoken in Portugal with different dialects throughout the country. Açoriano, Alentejano, Algarvio,…

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Regions

Lisbon

Draped across a string of seven hills on the western Iberian Peninsula lies the gritty, picturesque city of Lisbon, the westernmost and oldest city in western…

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Funchal

Set within a natural amphitheatre along the south coast of Portugal’s island of Madeira, Funchal is the capital city of the Madeira Archipelago. This picturesque city…

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Porto

Located in northern Portugal along the Douro River estuary, the old sailing port of Porto is a World Heritage Site and the second largest city in…

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Featured Tours

Picturesque Portugal

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