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Portugal — Still off the mainstream tourist’s radar, small and slow-paced Portugal hides a diversity of experiences – a delightful capital city, whitewashed villages, sun-soaked beaches, medieval walled towns, stellar food and wine, and dazzling countryside.

Why Go

For the old world charm and architecture of Lisbon, wine in Porto, golfing on the Algarve, and excellent beach resorts.

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What's New in Portugal


Eurail's New Rail Planner App Lets You Ditch Those Heavy Timetables

November 21, 2013 by Karen Gardiner Dion

This year Eurailadded Turkey to its list of European countries covered by its Global Pass. That means the pass now covers travel in 24 different countries – from ... Read More »


5 Portuguese Wine Regions for Sips and Savings

September 19, 2013 by Amanda Black

Portuguese wines offer some of the best value in the world. The country may be small, but its geography – with coast on one side, mountains in the center, and an ... Read More »


Checking In: Sleep Like Royalty at These Castle Hotels

August 05, 2013 by Karen Gardiner Dion

Unlike the baby Prince George of Cambridge, most of us are not born into royalty. That's not to say we can't fake it, though. With many former European royal ... Read More »


5 Lesser-Known Destinations to Visit in Portugal

July 31, 2013 by Amanda Black

Rich with history, it seems Portugal itself should be a UNESCO World Heritage Site –we've lost count of how many of its cities and towns have been given the ... Read More »


Europe's 10 Most Beautiful Public Pools

July 15, 2013 by Alex Schechter

Is the summer heat getting to you yet? There's relief to be found at one of these public pools in Europe. Whether it's panoramic views of the Mediterranean, or a ... Read More »


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