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Portugal - The secret is out

Updated: Apr 27, 2023

This once overlooked country is now in the spotlight Portugal has become an acclaimed tourist destination that continues to grow in popularity. Now one of Europe’s hot spots, it’s the place to go for the young and trendy, families and the sophisticated traveller. Kiwis are starting to catch up with the rest of the world and have Portugal in their sights.

Town in Portugal

What does this country offer its visitors? A holiday in the sun, stunning vistas, a new culture to discover, relaxation or if they choose excitement. Tours exploring hidden gems and luxurious river cruising that will take you to the very best Portugal has to offer. There are a growing number of high- end hotels and boutique accommodation. First class restaurants offering exceptional dinning and let’s not forget the opportunity to shop at the many markets. Once the long hot summer has comes to an end the tourists keep coming as Portugal even offers skiing.

Portugal has it all, if you love to holiday by the sea whether it be for water sports or relaxation consider this destination for your next getaway. With plenty of beautiful beaches and world famous “big” surf, you will be in the right place. If you crave natural wonders and sightseeing opportunities this little country has 17 listed World Heritage sites and 19 more on the tentative list. Portugal has a fascinating ancient history, and rich culture that is evident at every turn in its architecture, traditions and landscapes.

Wine connoisseurs have found Portugal and they are flocking to its many vineyards. The wine is alone is worth the flight and not just for its unique flavours, the history behind it is just as interesting as the rest of Portugal’s past. The industry developed in relative isolation, due to this the grape varieties found here, simply do not grow anywhere else in the world. Wine tasting in Portugal is truly an adventure and the discoveries are all rather pleasing.

Where there is wine, good food must accompany it and it’s no surprise that Portugal does not let us down here. Each meal will be a cultural experience, a celebration of the very close relationship the people have with their food. Rich, fresh ingredients with dishes both complex and simple. The traditional cuisine is one of the reasons people fall in love and come back to Portugal year after year.

Restaurant by the sea in Portugal

We love this very special country and tempting as it is to keep it to ourselves it really is too good not to share. If we have you intrigued and you would like to find out more get in touch. Take advantage of our first-hand experience and all Portugal has to offer.

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What better way to really make the most of Portugal than an all-inclusive Tour or River Cruise

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