DISCOVER PORTUGAL’S HISTORY
Portugal is a small country but is filled with vibrant culture, history, and natural beauty.
It offers striking landscapes ripe for exploration, from the exceptional Douro River Valley to lush mountains dotted with hilltop castles and villages. Whether marveling at tile-studded palaces near Lisbon or relaxing in a countryside pousada, you will be charmed by the rich and historic varied experiences Portugal provides.
The land that is now Portugal has been inhabited for thousands of years and its national boundaries have been defined for eight centuries. This long history is reflected in a particular culture that is the result of the mixture of the many peoples who settled here and those that the Portuguese encountered on their journeys of Discovery.
It is found in the villages and towns, in the monuments and traditions, which bring together influences that the Portuguese have applied creatively. And the omnipresent sea has also shaped our personality and taken us beyond the continent of Europe, enabling us to learn and share with the rest of the world.
Manueline art, tiles, and fado are unique expressions and genuine symbols of the Portuguese, but also a contribution to World Heritage. There are 24 such classifications by UNESCO in Portugal, including monuments, landscapes, and intangible heritage.
By choosing a region, an itinerary or a specific theme, you can discover a unique heritage and different landscapes, all within a short distance, which still retain the authenticity of local customs. Moreover, your tour will be complemented to perfection by the traditional cuisine and the customary hospitality in rural accommodation. Take a look at our hiking and cycling tours below.