Portugal

Portugal

For many, Portugal is synonymous with sunny trips to the beaches of the Algarve. Its quaint villages, medieval towns nestled in flower-strewn countryside and cliffs that tower over golden sands are more than breath taking and the rest of Portugal is truly astounding.

Set on the gorge of the River Douro, Oporto’s older districts feel untouched by the march of time, and a trip down to where the port is exclusively produced is a fine introduction to how seriously the Portuguese take their food and drink.

Outside of the cities, Portugal’s hidden beauty unfolds too. Inland, a cruise up the Douro reveals verdant gardens, terraced vineyards and sleepy towns. But it’s the dramatic coastline that remains Portugal’s showstopper. When the sun has set, Portugal remains just as vibrant. Lisbon and Oporto boasts many all-night festivals of feasting and dancing, while you’re never far from live Portuguese fado music in most of the country’s bars and cafes.