When joining a trip you’ll often get a chance to see some of the best bits from a specific region. These itineraries are a great way to get a taste of a country, but Adam from Culture Trip has put together a fantastic 10-day adventure from Porto to Lisbon to give you a complete Portuguese experience.
Having planned our Complete Portugal trip, Adam was eager to speak to Local Insider Ana about some of the highlights you can enjoy when you visit the country. The trip takes you from the bustling streets of Porto to the impressive hills of Lisbon and passes through the spectacular coastal town of Ericeira.
“We are a country with more than 900 years of history. We have some of the best food and drink in the world, and the people are some of the most gentle and kind you can find.” Ana explains when telling us about why you should visit Portugal.
Portugal remains one of the most popular destinations in Europe, and you might have considered the country ‘done’ if you have spent a weekend in either Porto or Lisbon, but Ana tells us that both cities have very different identities.
“Porto is a city that existed as a port. The area is more urban than Lisbon, and personally I think it has some of the best food. You also have incredible wine from the Douro Valley and there is a strong French and English influence. Lisbon is more colourful and bright. It feels sunny and when you step into some of the charming neighbourhoods here, it feels like you are stepping into a different world.”
Food plays a big part in our trip, and Ana has curated an incredible selection from every part of the country. Other highlights from Complete Portugal include:
Wine tasting in the Douro Valley
Seafood cuisine fresh from the ocean
A hilltop picnic with a view of Lisbon
The perfect beach retreat on the Atlantic coast
Tour of Sintra and the colourful Pena Palace
We know Adam can’t wait to go on a trip to Portugal, and you can join him too!
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