Cheap Flights to Portugal
Portugal has always been known as the unspoilt gem of Europe, as it is packed with traditional quaint villages and the countryside has a plethora of World Heritage Sites that include historical treasures and other cultural and natural wonders.
The country's capital Lisbon and its northerly neighbour Porto are perfect for visitors who just love meandering around and discovering picturesque districts that are full of colourful boutiques, bohemian cafes, old fashioned trams, broad plazas and medieval quarters. The area known as Alfama is a mazelike district that contains hidden churches, steep staircases and traditional taverns that are ideal for those who like to have to have their favourite tipple in the traditional manner. Place like Coimbra, Braga, Evora and Guimaraes also have similar environments that combine both the traditional and modern way of life.
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For wine lovers visit the Douro Valley which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and offers wine connoisseurs the chance to sample some of the best vintages of Portugal. Vila Nova de Gaia which sits across the river from Porto also has a variety of the country's best port that visitors can sample.
The scenic countryside is another area that is full of character and history. The centuries old vineyards and the untouched whitewashed villages together with dramatic scenery locations on the magnificent southern shoreline, all help to give that unique sensation of being transported to a much undiscovered site.
Even the holiday accommodation is more than just a place to stay. Visitors can be entertained in converted monasteries, manor houses, urban townhouses and elegant beach condominiums, which provide the best comforts to the most demanding of clients.
For unrivalled outdoor adventure and dramatic mountain scenery, try visiting Peneda-Geres, which is the only national park in the country.
On the southern coastline sits the Algarve, which has some of the best beaches around and is a mecca for sun worshippers from around the world. You can usually find at these resorts plenty of facilities for windsurfing, scuba diving and even kite surfing to keep you fully entertained.