The best of Portugal
The highlights of Portugal's attractions are 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.
Portugal was considered the “Best Value Destination” by Lonely Planet in 2015, having the best quality/price ratio. This comes on the back of its best destination distinction in 2014 by the Spanish edition of the Condé Nast Traveler magazine, after also being selected as the Best Value Destination in 2014 by the Rough Guide publication.
Lisbon and Porto
Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and Porto is the second largest city, in the north of the country. They are both vibrant cities filled with history that retain a human dimension, with their historic districts, monuments and tile façades.
Lisbon is known as the white city due to the sunlight that reflects off the River Tagus. Winner of the Travellers' Choice title in 2014 on TripAdvisor, for the second year running, it was also awarded Europe's Leading City Break Destination 2014 by the World Travel Awards.
Porto, which gave its name to a wine enjoyed all over the world, was elected Best European Destination in 2012, 2014 and 2017 and is one of the top 14 cities chosen by British Airways to visit. Previously, it was Number 2 on TripAdvisor’s 2013 Travellers' Choice list for emerging destinations in Europe.