Portugal's key cities are the fascinating result of centuries of foreign rule, from the Romans to the Moors, and the ensuing architecture and history will delight any culture lovers. Each of Lisbon's distinct neighbourhoods boasts its own unique character and atmosphere, while the medieval alleys and colourful buildings of Porto's Ribeira district are picture perfect.
Driving inland, Portugal's varied countryside is revealed in the lush vineyards and sprawling olive groves of the Douro Valley, and the endless plains and medieval hilltop villages of the Alentejo. Both prolific wine producing regions, visitors can enjoy a glass of red in a traditional whitewashed quinta overlooking the spectacular scenery of the Douro, or travel south to explore Alentejo's charming walled towns.
Alongside the world-class wine, Portugal's food scene is exemplary, with the Algarve in the south being particularly famous for its fresh fish and seafood. Michelin star restaurants show off the very best of Portugal's gourmet cuisine, while traditional restaurants introduce visitors to mouth-watering regional specialities.
Portugal is blessed with over 3000 hours of sunshine a year and here you're spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a spot to soak up the sun. Unwind on one of Portugal's two coastlines: the rugged Atlantic coast running from North to South, dotted with unspoilt sandy beaches, or the balmy Algarve, home to some of the world’s most prestigious golf resorts, set amid breathtaking cliff-top scenery and a warm southern breeze. For active families, Pine Cliffs with our exclusive Scott Dunn Explorers club, offers fabulous activities for children and a chance for parents to unwind.