Portugal

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Going to visit Portugal? Discover the best things to do on your trip in Lisbon, Porto, Algarve and more. Top tours, travel tips and verified reviews!

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Have you ever been to Portugal?

Portugal is a country on the western edge of the Iberian peninsula, bordering Spain. Though its small land area, it has many landforms and climates, as it stretches from north to south, between the Atlantic coast and the mountains.

With a cultural heritage from the once mighty Portuguese Empire, the country is an acclaimed golf destination, with many breathtaking beaches, and surprisingly, several ski resorts.

Portugal is 900 years old, and even though it has a relatively small area, it played a crucial role in world history. Nowadays, it is the oldest country in Europe with the same borders. During the 15th and 16th centuries Portugal started a major chapter in world history with the New World Discoveries ("Descobrimentos"). It established the Cape Route to India, and colonized areas in Africa (Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, São Tomé e Príncipe, Guinea Bissau...), South America (Brazil, parts of Uruguay), Asia (Goa, Macau, Sri Lanka, Malacca...), and Oceania (East Timor...), creating an empire. The Portuguese language continues to be the biggest connection between these countries, and Roman Catholicism continues to be the dominant religion throughout much of the former Portuguese empire.

What People Are Saying

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"A great evenig in a lovely cellar surrounded by wineyards. A beautiful place with a family business touch. Exceptional customer care by Marcia (our tour guide) and amazing wines to choose from. Highly recommended!"
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"Pudim was a great host and he fed us a wealthy bounty of information about the islands history and he taught us about the local food and recommended good places to go."
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"Muy buen Tour privado. Bernardino ha sido un muy buen chofer, y además ha sido nuestro guía privado. Excelente conocimiento y facilidad de relato, ajustando la visita de medio día a nuestrios gustos. Gran conocimiento de la ciudad y de sus calles, para poder circular fluidamente. Hemos visitado los lugares más emblemáticos de Porto, y llegamos hasta Matosinhos."
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"We spent the whole afternoon on this pleasant boat, visiting 4 interesting islands off the coast of Faro and it was a lovely day. Some islands are almost deserted but most have cute cafeterias to light snacking. Our captain was very knowledgeable & nice guy to be with."
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"We booked a half day tour from Paderne and we were not disappointed. We have been coming here for over 10 years and wish we had done it sooner. Our guide Nuno was fantastic, full of lots of interesting facts that we had no idea about and was lovely to learn a little about the culture and history of the Algarve. We had our 7 year old with us who never became bored because Nuno made sure to add in lots of fun along the way. We collected lots of things for a school project and had an amazing time off-roading up in the mountains. Our little monster said it was 'the best day ever' so if that is not a recommendation I don't know what is! ;) Thanks Nuno for a fabulous morning, the best adventure and lots of laughs! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED :)"
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"Great trip with excellent guide. Peaceful walk on Desert Island, good trip for bird watchers. Can recommend."

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