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Medieval castle, cobblestone village, captivating cities and golden sand beaches and much more is waiting to be explored. History, excellent climate, clear sky, friendly people, great food and wine, idyllic scenery and nightlife are just the beginning to explore one of manyPortugal Attractions.

Located at the western edge of Europe, Portugal is a country of roughly ten million people. It is the oldest country in Europe and completed its 900 years. Portugal has its own rich, unique culture, lively cities and beautiful countryside. Portugal was recently named “Best Golf Destination 2008” by readers of Golfers Today, a British Publication.

Spend sunny days exploring the Lisbon coast and taking in the seductive sights of the seaside stunner. Seek out the lesser trodden path and discover the tiny villages of the Douro. Stretch out on the sugar soft beaches of the Algarve. With summer vacations to Portugal you are really spoilt for choice. Away from the mainland, your Portugal holiday takes on an island breeze. Cue the dramatic scenery of the floating Garden. Madeira, in all its glory, is a flower-filled paradise isle- the ideal spot for tranquil holidays to Portugal.

With holidays in Portugal you get shopping to die for, water sports galore and more companionship golf courses than you can shake a pitching wedge at.

Best time to Visit Portugal

Portugal is a wonderful holiday destination. Going on Off Season (April to June and October to early December) has its plus points. With few people, plenty of space on all the beaches, friendly services in restaurants and staff have time to talk to you, just the clear sky and temperatures in the mid to high twenties Celsius.

The vacation season starts from Mid May to October. The Portuguese people say ‘April is the month of a thousand showers’. 25 degree celsius in the Month of April is absolutely perfect to explore Portugal. The off season is definitely a good idea for the Portugal Tours who would rather have the relaxed pace than the frenzy of the full season (Mid May, June, July and August) Portugal waits for you.

Portugal Tours, Attractions, and Things to Do

Portugal offers a full array of activities and entertainment that is fun and memorable. Find out the most outstanding place and things to explore in Portugal.

  • Go For a Sea Safari - Safari is one word that take person into the forest of Africa but here another type of safari that is taking the world by storm namely of Sea Safari. With a seafari adventure, you can have a great experience with dolphins and other marine life in Lagos or anywhere else in the waters surrounding Algarve Coastline. A large number of dolphin and whale species have chosen this place as their habitat. There is 90% chance of spotting Dolphins during your cruise, there is no guarantee that you will, but rest assured, there are enough other species of sea life to be found.

  • Scuba Diving in Portugal - There are 1230 km of mainland coast, 920 km of island coastline, 12 islands, eight marine reserves and parks, that are combined with the rich and magnificent Atlantic Ocean, making Portugal the best for scuba diving and water activities. Your whole holiday experience will be a superb experience with scuba diving in Portugal that takes place in many resorts like Proto, Aveiro, Peniche, Lisbon, Sines, Sagres, Lagos and Faro.

  • Bungee Jumping in Portugal

    Bungee Jumping - Portugal has a great number of Bungee Jumping Locations that with excite and entertain you and whole family. There are many Bungee Jumping companies in Portugal to let you holiday add great nostalgia. Bungee Jumping is a wonderful sample of the fun things to do in Portugal.

  • Hot Air Ballooning - View the rivers winding their way from the mountains through rolling plains and fertile farmland to the sea, admire the medieval towns with their labyrinth of streets, the whitewashed villages nestled amongst orchards of olive and orange trees and the seaside towns basking in the sun. Hot air balloon rides allow you to enjoy Portugal wonderful diverse landscape and intriguing towns from a whole new perspective.

  • Belem - Lisbon - Ahoy! One of the most striking historic monuments and a palette of heart- melting waterfront vistas, Belem is one of the capital’s most tourist visited area. Centered on the snow-white Monastery of the Hieronymites, the quarter endows visitors with an omnipresent spirit of 15th Century exploration and caresses their faces with a favorable wind that whizzes between the Belem Tower, The Maritime Museum, and the Monument to the Discoveries.

  • White Water Rafting in Portugal

    White Water Rafting - Wonderful surrounding mountainous regions offer plenty of picturesque sights that take your mind off all the actions that you are involved in. White water rafting is high adrenaline stuff but in Portugal it is pacifying as well. Rivers like Rio Minho, Rio Pavia and Rio Tamega are present in the northern part of Portugal. During winters the rivers never freeze, you can experience white water rafting throughout the year.

  • Costa Vincentina National Park - Wonderful sight with romantic evening. The rocky windswept headland rising 60m above the sea really gives you the feeling of being at the edge of the continent. The cape is a sight to behold at any time of the day and exuberant marine life and stunning sea views you can admire from a solitary lighthouse.

  • Azores - The Realm of flower-clad fields, verdant valleys, sleepy villages, dreamy lagoons and inspired folklore that never fail to attain the attention of those who put culture over the cutting-edge gloss. The highly pleasing blend of fabulous scenery and the natural human warmth coupled with the joy of traditional festivals makes you compelled to stop for a while and reappraise your sight of life.

  • Ponto Da Piedade - Lagos Portugal: Lagos itself is an attractive town with 8th century fortifications, bustling nightlife and a new marina area. Located just to the west of then town, this is stunningly beautiful section of a coastline that already has more than its fair share of natural wonders. It is a fantasy landscape of caves, grottoes and sea arches that nature has sculpted from the cliffs over thousands of years.

  • Sightseeing Tours in Portugal

    Sightseeng Tours of Porto - It’s also known as Oporto that lies on the Douro River. While being in Porto one of the most popular things you can do is taking a cruise on the Douro River. It allows you catch up the great views of the city and take in many of the natural sites around the city. This city has many attractions and features that simply make it a treasure in Portugal

  • The Historic Centre of Evora - The Historic Centre of Evora strongly influenced Portuguese architecture in Brazil. The city caters for many tastes and interests. The place is a real experience for any beauty lover, its whitewashed houses decorated with colorful azulejos and romantic wrought-iron balconies can make fall in love with the place.

  • Oceanarium ( Ocenario de Lisboa ) - Second Biggest Aquarium in Lisbon is one of the attractions of the World Exhibition. Visit to this place is must and learn perfectly animated, started and sea-voiced lesson on underwater wonders.

And the list goes on of the places to visit and things to do in Portugal. Your Holiday can be even more fabulous with these famous friendly environmental hotels and restaurants.

Popular Places to Stay in Portugal

Lisbon offers all the delights you would expect of Portugal’s Star Attraction..! The Lisbon experience encompasses so many things, from enjoying a fresh pastry on a petite leafy plaza to window-shopping in elegant chi ado. Experience the warmth of Lisbon’s People.

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    Bairro Alto Hotel - Located on the arty side of town with a gorgeous roof terrace giving long views over the river. Lisbon’s one of the Loveliest Hotel.

  • Solar do Costello - Warm contemporary interiors and a courtyard garden at the top of the hill opposite Lisbon’s 12 century castle.

  • The Exceptional Chiado 16 - Spend your vacation here in most romantic rooms in Lisbon’s Chaido with your loved one. Having most stylish and cool apartments (each sleeps 2-4).

  • York House - A 17th century convent with lush courtyard, where contemporary chic meets old colonial style and charm.

Algarve is one right place for those who are seeking nightlife of flashy. Discover the best experience that Algarve has to offer for you. The sunny seashores offer perfect holiday destination with energetic life!

  • Martinhal Beach Resort - - Enjoy the gorgeous sea views and an endless beach on a windswept corner of the Lower Algarve. Perfectly designed with wonderful surroundings.

  • Fazenda Nova Country House - Experience great food and excellent beach view at a stunning farmhouse with rustic-chic décor.

  • Monte da Vilarinha - Beautiful, family focused apartments close to stunning beach view of the Costa Vicentina.

  • Quinta da Cebola Vermelha - 5 miles drive from beach, A beautifully designed restored farmhouse.

Plan your holiday to Alentejo and discover romance in the air. Experience Portugal culture, adventure and relaxing atmosphere!

  • Casa do Terreiro do Poco - Smartly refurbished historic house with gardens and pool, close to borba’s castle-crowed centre.

  • Monte da Fornalha - Two hundred year old farmhouse surrounded by vines and olive groves with gorgeous gardens and elegant pool.

  • Herdade da Malhadinha Nova - Winery, gourmet restaurant and small boutique hotel at the heart of Baixo Alentejo .

  • Herdade do Reguenguinho - A funky country B&B ten miles inland from the surfes’s beach at malho.

Popular Places to Eat in Portugal

Every holiday is incomplete with great, yummy, tasty food… Find out Do Not Miss Places to Eat in Portugal.

  • Clara Restaurant - This stylish citadel, with enhanced cuisine area playing smooth violin music and providing an amazing Colonial and worldwide delicacies, is a preferred among serious palates. The culinary experts take additional care with all their substances, and this makes everyone praise their outstanding services.

  • Gambrinus - This is one of the hippest, best-managed seafood dining places in Lisbon; the stand-up bar proffers an unbelievable range of seafood. Enjoy a cup of dry white-colored slot associated with some of the most unique seafood in the Ocean.

  • Casa de Comida - This cafe is probably at its best on foggy nights, when roaring fire places eliminate the wet cool from the air. Don't let the prosaic name deceive you -- some guests choose its Portuguese-French delicacies over the food at any other cafe in Lisbon. Sections are adequate, and the atmosphere is expecting and healthy.

  • Porto de Santa Maria - The moderate beige-and-white decorations feature the restaurant's effervescent fish tank and sea view. The selection details nearly every possible kind of seafood, provided in the best possible blends in a justifiably popular cuisine area.

  • Four Seasons - This relaxing cafe, with its wealthy shades and artistic accessories, has been a fitting in Estoril since the days when deposed Western kings and queens constructed here with their entourages. High charm, old-world service, and perfectly prepared worldwide delicacies are this place's outline.

  • Churrascao do Mar - Porto's most stylish cafe, providing Brazil delicacies, is located in a 19th-century vintage way renewed to its Belle Epoque wonder. The town's best culinary experts turn out a delicious delicacies focusing on cooked fish.

Whatever your age, whether you're traveling in a team, with members of the family, or as a couple, Portugal is a perfect holiday destination with amazing and good value housing which range from resorts, where your every desire is focused for, to do it yourself with self-catering flats, vacation villas and much more.

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Water Park by Slide & Splash Water Park

Water Park in Portugal
Slide & Splash Is Considered To Be the Largest Park Of Its Kind In Portugal, and One Of the Largest In Europe. Opened In 1986, It as Grown Into a Great Day Out For All the Family, Catering For Small Children and "Big Kids" Alike.

Water Park by Aqualand

Water Park in Portugal
Another One Of the Algarve's Water Parks. This Particular One Boasts "the Kamikaze", Apparently the Highest Water Slide In Portugal - 92M To Ground Zero In Less Than Four Seconds! If That Doesn't Do It For You, then Maybe the "Banzai Boggan" Will - Dropping ...

Kayaking by Blue Ocean Divers

Kayak Rentals in Portugal
Kayak Trips On Europe'S Most Beautiful Coastline. the Trip Takes You To the Famous Grottos and Caves Of Ponta Da Piedade, the Alvor Laguna Or To Freshwater Reservoirs!

Scuba Diving by Blue Ocean Divers

Scuba Diving in Portugal
The Diving School Blue Ocean Divers Lagos Was Founded In 1996 By Us, John Giddings, English Padi/Iahd Instructor and Elmar Vees, German Padi/Cmas Diving Instructor. We Have Been Living In Lagos For 15 Years and Have All Necessary Licences and Insurances In ...

Bike Rental by Quad Bike Hire Algarve

Mountain Bike Tours in Portugal
Experience the Adventure and the Beauty Of the Algarve When You Rent One Of Our Algarve, Portugal Quad Bikes. Do Something Different and Exciting This Holiday!

Off Road Rental Vehicles by Algarve Offroad

Off Road Tours in Portugal
The Algarve Is a Terrific Area For Off-Road Motorbike Riding. For Many Off-Road Bikers the Algarve Is Still Undiscovered Terrain. the Mild Climate, Varied Landscape and Scenic Routes Provide Ample Challenges For the (Hardy) Off-Roader Or Enduro Biker, Making ...

Jet Boat "Tufao" by Dream Wave Algarve

Water Adventures in Albufeira, Faro
Jetboat! Pure adrenaline on board a fantastic & very comfortable boat. Ride full of excitement, adventure and adrenaline where the boat performs various manoeuvres that include fun turns 180º, 360º, power breaks, slides and more...

Ocean Rocket by Dream Wave Algarve

Water Adventures in Albufeira, Faro
Join us on board The Ocean Rocket and visit the Algarve coast aboard the fastest and most powerful boat of the moment. The "Ocean Rocket" was designed to reach high speeds, is an extremely comfortable and safe boat, perfect to enjoy with family or ...

Pirate Cruise by Dream Wave Algarve

Boat Tours in Albufeira, Faro
Come and sail with us on a Pirate boat.  We will welcome you aboard a seven seas venture. On The Pirate boat the "Leãozinho" you find your comfortable seating place in the mid-deck or the shade of the aft ...

Scuba Diving by Indigo Divers Albufeira

Scuba Diving in Albufeira, Faro
We Are an Authorized 5 Star Padi Dive Centre Established In Albufeira - Algarve - Portugal. We Offer a Range Of Courses From Total Beginner, Wishing To Breathe Underwater For the First Time, To Becoming a Pro With Assistant Instructor including Specialty ...

Dolphin Spotting with Insonia by Dream Wave Algarve

Boat Tours in Albufeira, Faro
Welcome to the Dream Wave World where you can find the best experiences for your Dream Holidays. Come and sail with us on a pirate boat, try some power breaks and fun turns on our Jetboat, feel the adrenalin on a jet ski and try our Ocean Rocket ...

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