Portugal is the Iberian Peninsula’s best-kept secret. Traditional villages, historic sites and natural wonders, jostle with Bohemian cafes, great nightlife and vibrant cities with broad plazas, trams rattling through the streets, medieval quarters and fabulous food.

Lisbon and Porto’slooming cathedrals,hidden churches, peaceful taverns, maze of alleyways and stairs enables you wander around for days!  The Peneda-Geres national park o has old stone villages and 170,000 acres of dramatic mountain scenery for outdoor enthusiasts.

Madeira, also known as the ‘Garden Island’, is a perfect year round holiday destination; with mild winters and plenty of sunshine, thick forests, waterfalls, horse riding, walking and natural history tours. Its capital Funchal, has colourful daily fruit and fish markets and attractive architecture surrounds the narrow, cobbled old town.  Explore ancient vineyards, sample the produce and enjoy the picturesque mountain villages.

The Azores collection of islands is a fabulous destination for whale watching and diving. In fact there are nine major and eight smaller islands of volcanic origin lying just 1500km from Lisbon.

The country offers exclusive opportunities to stay in the colourful Pousadas, converted farmhouses, castles and monasteries in beautiful parts of Portugal.

If you’re looking at discovering a Europe’s few know about, Portugal is the place to experience.