With its mild climate, 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, and more than 500 miles (850 kilometers) of splendid beaches bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal’s appeal as a holiday destination shines year-round.
Home to the oldest borders in Europe, explore an exceptional range of landscapes separated by the shortest of distances. Experience unique leisure activities and a rich cultural heritage where tradition and modernity blend into perfect harmony.
Savor superb cuisine, legendary wines and the hospitality of a truly welcoming people. A tourist paradise of the highest quality, discover that a trip to Portugal is a trip home.
Get in the mood and lose track of time and space in one of Europe’s many music festivals.
If you’re looking to spend your summer vacation in Europe, look no further. The weather in and around the Mediterranean and the Iberian Peninsula is perfect in summer; it’s just warm enough to remind you what season it is without roasting you. The Douro valley in Portugal is famous for its wines, and what better time to sample it than summer? Mild temperatures make for ideal for sipping outside or on a cruise ship. Port wine was once shipped on the Douro River, from the steep wine valleys inland, to Porto. Difficult to navigate in the past, the river is now a smooth ride for cruise boats that offer breathtaking views of the Douro Valley, topped with visits to regional monuments, folk music and, of course, wine.
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The #HistoricallyCurious archaeologist Raven interviews the fellow archaeologist Patricia Brum. Click below and learn more on the Roman Troia site just 30 minutes from Lisbon.
There’s more to shopping in Europe than the designer brands on Champs-Élysées.
Visit European creative cities to witness stunning buildings and contemporary design.
Every traveller has their place (or places) they want to visit in Europe. But whether you prefer snowkiting in Norway or relaxing in the natural hot springs of Hungary, discovering fortresses in San Marino or photographing Dutch windmills in The Netherlands, find the activities and destinations you’ve dreamed of by knowing what style of vacation appeals to you.
Admire the works of da Vinci, Rembrandt and Klimt firsthand at some of the finest classical art museums in the world.