One of Britain’s oldest allies, Portugal is a delightful country to explore by train. The capital, Lisbon, is situated dramatically along the banks of the River Tagus and has a wealth of history and culture. In the north of the country, Porto is a vibrant port-city on the River Douro and a gateway to the wine and port producing Douro Valley. If you want to venture further south, the sun-drenched Algarve has beaches, cliffs and golf courses.
Enjoy a stunning holiday taking in the beautiful Spanish region of Galicia and the verdant landscapes of the Douro Valley in Portugal. This suggested itinerary includes stops in Spanish capital Madrid, the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela, Vigo, lovely Porto, Pinhão in the Douro Valley and historic Salamanca.
Take in the best of Portugal on this sun-drenched holiday, starting out from London and travelling via Bordeaux to vibrant capital Lisbon, pretty Porto, historic Coimbra and Faro, the gateway to the Algarve.
Suggested Day Trips in Portugal
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