Portugal is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world and it's easy to see why, expect a warm climate, tasty seafood food and local wine. Portugal as a whole often falls to the backburner for tourists and even those considering a visit to the country probably forget about Porto in favor of the capital Lisboa and the sun-soaked Algarve. However, this seaside gem is home to a slew of intriguing attractions for tourists with about half the price tag and crowds of Europe’s bustling hotspots and we have a selection of travel packages available to book to see the highlights.
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Here are some of the highlights of Portugal and places you need to add to your itinerary:
Portugal offers a range of experiences from exploring bustling cities like Braga, Porto and Lisbon to visiting the remote paradise of the Azores islands. If you have an interest in nature you might want to plan a trip to the Peneda Gerês National Park or if you are after a more laid back experience go in search of beaches which are among the best in Europe. If you are after a more lively experience you could visit and party in Lagos which has lots of beachside bars, cafes and nightlife.
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