Places to Visit in Portugal

There’s no shortage of fantastic places to visit in Portugal. From fortress-walled towns with years of history to charming fishing villages, Portugal has a place for everyone. Lisbon is a lively city with puttering yellow trams, energetic café’s, fantastic food and shopping, and centuries of history.

Places to visit

A wonderful place to visit on a day trip from Lisbon, is the fairy-tale town of Sintra with its whimsical and colorful palaces set amongst an emerald green forest. Head inland to the rolling golden hills and green cork trees to explore the rural Alentejo farmland with its historical towns and farm to table food. In the north of the country, visit the bustling city of Porto. Stroll the colorful Riberia district or just take your time sipping port in one of the many port houses you can visit. Follow the meandering Douro River inland to the UNESCO listed Douro Valley, with acres of terraced vineyards and some of the oldest vines in Europe. If it’s downtime you want, the southern coast of Portugal is home to the Algarve with its dramatic coastline, beautiful beaches, and traditional fishing villages. Using first-hand knowledge and personal experience, our experts can help you narrow down the best places to go in this historic and exciting country.

Map featuring best places to visit in Portugal

Places on the map

  • Lisbon and Alentejo Portugal
  • Porto and the Douro Valley Portugal
  • Algarve Portugal
  • Madeira Portugal
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