Portugal continues to be named as one of the most budget friendly European destinations while still offering a plethora of interesting sights and sounds to it’s visitors. There is history and charm oozing out of every nook and cranny in Portugal!
Portugal is one of the oldest countries in Europe and has maintained the same borders since the 11th century – this means there are more castles and interesting historical sites to visit than anyone could possibly manage in one trip! There are charming villages to visit, breathtaking scenery to see, lava pools and a richly woven culture that is kept alive with many rituals and festivals throughout the year.
Wine enthusiasts will enjoy the Douro Valley and can take a wine tour through the Alentejo region. Wine making is a closely held Portuguese tradition – wines from Portugal are celebrated and renown around the world.
Fun Fact: You don’t need to visit Venice to go on an authentic gondola ride. The Portuguese city of Aveiro is filled with intertwined waterways with relaxing and ambiance filled gondola rides.