Portugal has a very strong feature, which is often associated with its climate, its light and its beaches, but it goes beyond that. Portugal has culture, wines and landscapes, as well as beaches. In this text you can find 4 natural destinations that encompass all these aspects.
We start with the most logical, with the destination that first became famous in the country and that continues to be one of the most important. In the Algarve we find unique beaches with a temperate Mediterranean climate, characterized by mild and short winters and long and pleasantly hot summers. The warm and calm waters that bathe its beaches are also one of its key attractions. However, you can also find diversity. Visiting its typical whitewashed villages will always be a unique experience of submergence in the typical culture of the region; getting to know the Natural Park of Tavira will allow you to discover part of the region’s fauna and flora; or stopping to contemplate the immensity of the sea in Sagres – where the sunset is a must for everyone – will add greater meaning to your visit to the region.
No matter how much we travel in the region on our tours, the Algarve will always be one of the preferred destinations because of everything we see, experience and, above all, feel.
The Alentejo is undoubtedly special. Here we find the typical Portuguese culture of cultivation (mainly wine), the peace of its long plains and the charm of its people, humble as in few places in the world. The typical image of the young cork oaks or the village squares, crowded with traditionally dressed men chatting or playing cards, still exists today, as do the women outside the chapels or sitting on garden benches. The sensation of getting caught up in this peaceful landscape is impossible to describe. We feel as if life is passing before us with a calmness that we’re not accustomed to.
Our bike tours along the vineyards give us the opportunity to meet their owners. Listening to the passion which they speak of some of the wines that win over winemakers throughout the world, and observing the landscapes that set the sun and the sky in the background of extensive fields, we quickly and easily understand why critics define this as one of the best wine-growing areas to be visited.
In addition to these natural charms, we can find the city of Évora, UNESCO World Heritage known as the City-Museum for the historical beauty of its centre, where a Roman temple known as the Temple of Diana survives to this day.
The Alentejo is a must in Portugal if you admire natural beauty, good wines and gastronomy. For this reason, we have 4 tours in Alentejo, for different types of public and availability (physical and in terms of time).
Lisbon is the flagship of natural light of world capitals. The way in which the sun penetrates between the hills of the city and flows into the Tagus River, which bathes it, is absolutely unique. If we add to this characteristic the geographic disposition of the city and its many belvederes, we have days full of inspiring moments.
The tour is further enriched by the way the city portrays its history, both downtown where the many artists, in particular Fernando Pessoa, are still remembered in the typical commercial spaces of the Lisbon – and even Portuguese – culture, and by paying homage to the Discoveries on the banks of the Tagus, with the Tower of Belém and the Monument of the Discoveries that mark the place from which the Portuguese ships ventured out to discover the world.
The Douro catches your breath. This is undoubtedly the best description for the region. The way the vineyards are arranged along the slopes, going down to the banks of the Douro River and giving rise to Port Wine and to so many other wines that make this one of the most important demarcated areas in the world, makes us feel small next to the vastness of its nature. This is the ideal place to bring us to our natural dimension, where the small problems of daily life become insignificant and the magic of the place becomes our only focus.
The tours among the villages and along the slopes, with luxury accommodation and tasting of some of the best wines and food in the region, delight those who seek us out for the Douro Vineyards Colours tour.
Touring these four areas, you will have a vision of the natural, human and cultural beauty of Portugal. Find out about the tours we have throughout the country.