Porto is exceptional. The city was built along the hillsides overlooking the mouth of the Douro River. It is an outstanding urban landscape with a 2000 year history.
Its continuous growth, linked to the sea (the Romans gave this name Portus or port). The many and varied monuments can be seen in the cathedral with its Romanesque choir to the beautiful train station São Bento and the typically Portuguese Manueline-style Church of Santa Clara.
It was elected Best European Destination 2014 by the European citizens. Porto is history, architecture, culture, gastronomy, trade, encounters, and discoveries. See the itinerary.
Portugal has become one of the top Golf Destinations in Europe over the last two decades. It wins World’s Best Golf Destination 2014 in the World Golf Awards. A sister event of the prestigious World Travel Awards.
The region is extremely popular with golfers looking for a more cost-effective way to experience golf in the Mediterranean sunshine. Cheaper than Spain, France, and Italy, golf on the Portuguese provides some of Europe’s best budget sunshine golf. It is perfect for Golfers who also wish to take their family on vacation with them.
Portugal offers a vast amount of natural parks that you can view and explore. The best one is Peneda-Gerês National Park (the only one in Portugal) is considered one of the best national parks in Europe. The rank was made by the British newspaper The Guardian, which brought together a top 10 list of the best parks in Europe.
Wild ‘garrano’ ponies and rides on these domesticated animals through its oak forests and sierras are some of the things to do in Peneda Gerês. The newspaper also highlights the natural beauty of the landscapes, natural pools, and ancient Roman roads, marked with 2.000-year-old milestones. Book a journey: Walking in Portugal
10. Religious Destination
The Catholic religion is deeply enrooted into the customs and traditions of the Portuguese nation. That is our last reason to visit Portugal. The numerous monasteries, churches, and chapels are a testimony to times of indifference. You have to visit Fatima and Braga.
The Sanctuary of Fatima is the largest place of worship in Portugal. Nossa Senhora de Fatima is a title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary honoring the reported apparitions to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. On the 13th day of six consecutive months in 1917, it always started on May 13th.
Pilgrimage to the site goes on all year round. But the main pilgrimage festivals take place from May to October, on the 13th day of each month, on the anniversaries of the original appearances.
Thousands of people gather on May 13th and October 13th to pray and witness processions of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima. Both during the day and at night, by the light of tens of thousands of candles.
Braga is a place of intense religious traditions, especially with the Catholic Church. It’s not by accident; it’s often referred to as the “city of archbishops”!
There are lots of ancient churches in Braga. A historic cathedral and a significant focus on religious celebrations all around the year.
You have to visit Braga during the Easter season! When the city organizes religious processions and re-enactments of the Passion of the Christ. That draws in legions of tourists, both from national and international backgrounds.
Can I travel to Portugal? Is it safe to travel to Portugal?
We are finishing the year with good news! Now, with COVID-19 vaccines on the horizon, there seems to be a bright light at the end of this tunnel!
With this optimism in mind, now is the perfect time to start booking your travel for 2021. Why? Portugal is the ideal country for you to extend your vacations! Portugal is safe, full of places for private moments, and so much more.
It is time to plan your vacation in Portugal!
Most of us have stayed home and avoided unnecessary travel in 2020 to help keep people safe, but as vaccines start to roll out across the world, there is plenty to look forward to in the latter half of 2021.
Celebrate love and family by taking everyone away to travel to Portugal! Family holidays look different for everyone. Maybe this one will be the grandparents and teenagers, or siblings, or all the cousins!
Whatever family you choose to travel with, make the trip special with an added active element.
Book now with confidence. You’ll be protected by our added flexibility and date change policy. You can cancel or changes up to 13 days before your trip starts.
Small-Group Tours in Portugal
We kept our group sizes small. Your safety is our absolute priority. The minimum per group is two travelers and a maximum of ten travelers.
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