From food to festivals, Portuguese culture is full of many intertwined elements that create an exciting and vibrant atmosphere. Art, religion, literature, and even soccer are all important aspects of life for the people of Portugal. Food: Portugal has a rich food culture. Across the country, you can find a wide variety of local cuisines. […]
The gorgeous, sunny Algarve beaches (praias) are what draw many tourists to Portugal. But with the coastline stretching almost 100 miles, it can be impossible to choose just where to go on your next vacation. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the Algarve! Whether you prefer to […]
When planning any vacation, an important question is ‘how much will it cost?’ Luckily, Portugal is one of the least expensive countries in Western Europe to visit. Check out our cost breakdown to find out just how much you can expect to spend on your trip to Portugal. Book one of our great tours to […]
Lisbon is full of beauty and history. But it’s also full of tourists. If you want to check out some of the more offbeat Lisbon highlights and see where the locals hang out, you’ll want to check out our guide on 10 of the most exciting and unusual things to do in Lisbon. Fado Music […]
Read Part 1 and Part 2 of our Brief History of Portugal series! Kingdom of Portugal and the Age of Discovery 1139: Afonso Henriques founded the Kingdom of Portugal, with himself as its king. 1143: Afonso Henriques declared Portugal a vassal state of Pope Innocent II. As a result, Portugal received the church’s support in […]
Portuguese religion has been a prominent aspect of the culture throughout the country’s history. Christianity and Catholicism have played a large role in the governance of the country, and the church still holds certain privileges today. Check out Part 1 of our Brief History of Portugal series! Establishment of Christianity Since the founding of the […]
Northern Portugal is beautiful, and you’ll want to make sure to get the best experience during your trip there. Check out our guide on the best week long road trip through Northern Portugal, and learn how to make the most of your time. Day 1 – Porto To kick your trip off right, you should […]
Over the course of its years, the Portuguese Empire created countless colonies across the globe. These colonies allowed the Portuguese to trade goods, spread Catholicism, and control native populations. Though the Portuguese Empire has since disappeared, its effects remain. Creating an Empire The widespread, international Portuguese Empire began in the 15th century, but the country […]
From the warm sunny beaches of the Algarve to the sophisticated riverside wine tastings of Porto, Portugal tourism has something for everybody. Portugal is a popular destination because of its safe cities and inexpensive cost of goods. With the exception of a few isolated areas, crime rates in Portugal are exceptionally low. Activities in Portugal […]
Beautiful beaches, delicious wine and seafood, stunning countrysides, and rich history. If Portugal isn’t the first place that pops into your mind when thinking of these features, it should be! Portugal is known for a wide variety of different reasons. It’s the birthplace of both Christiano Ronaldo and Port wine, home of the Algarve’s sunny beaches […]
Grottos, Basilicas, springs, baths… How do you know what you need to see in Lourdes to get the full spiritual experience? The Sanctuary at Lourdes is a beautiful religious and historical site visited by around 5 million people each year. To make the most out of your faith journey, check out our guide on how […]
The Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage, also known as the famous Portuguese Way, is a well know and much talked about walk that started more than 1000 years ago. Known in English as the Way of Saint James among other names, is a network of pilgrims’ ways or pilgrimages leading to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where […]
Reuben and I visited Lisbon three years ago on a whim, having been told tales of colourful tiles, good wine and an infinitely vibrant cultural scene. We stayed in a slightly eccentric apartment in Santos, an area that turns from pastel de nata and café in the morning, to reggae parties, fueled by beers and […]
When we talk about the Algarve’s long coastline, we think of scuba diving because it is just perfect for the activity. There is an amazing and calm sea, allowing divers all round the year to ensure that their activity will not be interrupted unnecessarily. Along with it, underwater attractions, stunning cliffs, breathtaking underground caved, soothing […]
If you scroll through your friends’ Instagram feeds, you might notice that some of them travel a lot. And we’re not speaking about Instagram influencers, we’re speaking of people with full-time jobs and lives that resemble ours. Hopping from Europe to Africa might seem a little more demanding than a 10-weeks’ vacation and a limited […]
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