Combining a rugged coastline and golden beaches, forested natural parks, traditional fishing villages and historical cities, Portugal captivates its visitors with its diversity and culture. In the main cities, explore maze-like streets, ancient churches and hilltop castles, ride around in a rickety old tram, see Roman ruins then feast on fresh cod. Inland, go trekking through olive and cork forests, taste local wine and stumble across volcanic peaks, while in the south, visit breezy sun-drenched beaches and attractive resorts. There are several international airports operating flights to Portugal, including Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport, Porto Santo Airport and Faro Airport in the Algarve. These are served by major airlines such as easyJet, Ryanair and TAP Portugal.
Portugal's vibrant capital, Lisbon, is draped over a series of hillsides overlooking the banks of the River Tagus just before it meets the Atlantic Ocean. It boasts an inviting mix of historical neighbourhoods that reveal grand old monuments, trendy restaurants and a lively nightlife captured within a web of vertiginous streets. Porto may be the second city but it holds its own with stunning architecture, noteworthy museums, high-quality restaurants and unbeatable port tastings. Travel south and discover the Algarve, an area of spectacular natural beauty, soft sandy beaches and charming villages. The country is also well known for its wine production and tours and tastings can be organised at a variety of rustic 'quintas' and vineyards dotted amid breathtaking natural scenery.