Consult a Portugal custom travel planner to make the most of your visit to Portugal, with its sunlit beaches and rich history. The following list is compiled from travel writers, travel experts and our readers. An independent tour, designed just for you and personalized to your needs, is often the best way to get the most out of your travel experience.
Conde Nast Portugal Travel Experts
River Cruises (Douro)
Travel & Leisure A-List
Wendy Perrin’s WOW List
Read Joel’s Guide to Porto and Douro River Valley.
Additional Portugal Custom Travel Planners by Specialty:
Top Ten for Portugal: Ideas for working with your Portugal Custom Tour Planner
1 –Shop on the Rua do Ouro (Gold Street) and the Rua da Prata (Silver Street) in Lisbon.
2 – Enjoy the beaches and picturesque villages of the Algarve.
3 – Visit the Palácio da Pena in Sintra.
4 – Tour architecture in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Porto on the mouth of the Douro River.
5 – Stroll through the medieval town of Obidos with its winding streets and old whitewashed houses covered with bougainvilleas and honeysuckle.
6 –Take a wicker toboggan ride down the narrow winding street to Funchal.
7 – Explore 2,000-year old Evora, filled with labyrinthine streets, squares flooded with light, Renaissance fountains, Moorish courtyards and Gothic doorways and turrets.
8 – Spend a night in a rebuilt Moorish castle, now a Pousada,
9 – Stand atop Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of mainland Europe.
10 –Walk through the cork forests and olive groves of Alentejo.
Portugal Tourism Website
From the website:
Portugal was named best country to visit in 2014 by the Spanish edition of Condé Nast Traveler magazine and was also selected as the Best Value Destination in 2014 by Rough Guides. The highlights among Portugal’s attractions were culture, gastronomy and wines, beaches, golf, history, variety of landscapes and above all the hospitality of the Portuguese people, considered to be affable, open and honest by the Spanish.