Portugal

Portugal is a land of great contrasts and it is just starting to grow in popularity.  With rugged mountain ranges, the beautiful Atlantic Coast and the beaches of the Algarve, it is a stunning destination.  Add to that the Duoro Valley, where vineyards line the river that the riverboats cruise up and down on a regular basis.

What’s not to love about the capital of Lisbon too.  Lisbon is perfect for a short-stay and Portugal is worthy of a whole lot more.

Doing a road trip in Portugal is also recommended as the country is small enough to be able to cover most of it on road in a relatively short period of time.

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Must-do: Lisbon, Algarve, Porto, Cascais, Nazare, Coimbra, Douro Valley, Aveiro

Portugal is known for beautiful summer sunshine, wonderful people and simple food.  Rose is made here plus many other great wines in the Douro Valley, especially port.

It’s the home of Piri Piri chicken and the pasteis de nata.

How to get to Portugal: Flights into Portugal from most major European cities is possible.  Lisbon, Porto and Faro are the most popular airports and provide coverage to the main areas of Portugal.  TAP Air Portugal is the national airline.  Many major full service and low-cost airlines fly to Portugal. Check out Skyscanner for flights and availability.

The TGV runs to Lisbon from Paris and various regional trains operate from France and Spain.  Book on Rail Europe.

Driving in Portugal is easy.  It’s unnecessary in Lisbon as there as public transport is simple and efficient to use.  Auto Europe has a great range of rental cars and we highly recommend France Motorhome HireMention us to get a €50 discount off your motorhome hire.  You can hire motorhomes in France and drive them through Spain and Portugal.

Alternatively, we also recommend West Coast Campers who operate from Lisbon.

Electricity: Portugal uses the F  plug. The voltage is 230V with 50 Hz frequency. Universal adaptors are the best way of handling different electrical outputs.

Currency: Euro

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