More travelers are discovering the country’s stunning beaches, delicious food, and friendly people
This year, tourism in Portugal is likely to exceed its pre-pandemic levels, with a 179% year-on-year increase in international flight arrivals. Long a favorite getaway for European tourists, the country has gained worldwide fame for its rich history, fresh seafood, and stunning landscape.
Global Air Charters can deliver you to many kinds of experiences in Portugal, from the art and architecture of Lisbon to wine country in the north or the beaches in the south.
First, Portugal is home to some of the most picturesque beaches in Europe. From the Algarve region in the south to the Costa Verde in the north, you’ll find miles of pristine coastline, crystal-clear waters, and plenty of opportunities for swimming, sunbathing, and surf. See the big wave surfers tackle some of the largest in the world at Nazaré.
Portugal is also a food lover’s paradise. The country is known for its seafood, and foodies will surely seek out pastel de nata and Iberico pork. Wine lovers might gravitate towards the north, to the vineyards of the Douro Valley. The river empties into the Atlantic Ocean near Porto, where the country’s fortified wines are made famous.
You may begin your Portugal experience in the capital, Lisbon, and with the history, restaurants, and natural beauty, it might be hard to leave. You’ll no doubt stroll along the water between visits to the museums, monuments, and art galleries. Lisbon’s beaches and coastal walkways are great for a relaxing walk and offer beautiful views of the Atlantic.
You can then dip into one of the many taverns and restaurants for drinks and petiscos like olives, octopus, or the famous Portuguese salt cod, bacalhau. If you want to cover a lot of picturesque ground, ride on the historic Tram 28. This vintage tram takes visitors through the city’s historic neighborhoods, providing an unparalleled perspective on the city.
If you set up in Lisbon, reserve a day or two for a trip to historic Sintra. Located in the hills of Portugal’s western coast, this charming town is known for its stunning palaces and castles, including the Pena Palace, a stunning blend of architectural styles surrounded by lush gardens and forest, and the Moorish Castle, a medieval fortress that offers panoramic views of the town and the surrounding countryside.
Sintra is also home to several charming villages to explore, including Colares, known for its wine production, a great place to sample some of the local vintages. Sintra is easily accessible from Lisbon, just a short train ride away.
Contact GAC, and we’ll make all the arrangements for you to experience this extraordinary country whichever way you like.