Portugal

Portugal is an ancient nation jam-packed with heritage ranging from the Stone Age to little villages clustered beneath soaring castles and vast forests filled with romantic palaces. The Portuguese lifestyle is laidback and its food and wine among the best in the world. For a surf-caressed paradise of seafaring cities, old quarters and fishing villages, the Estoril Coast is home to a California-style climate. Stay in Ericeira and visit Mafra, Cascais, Lord Byron’s ‘glorious Eden’ of Sintra and the gorgeous hilltop town of Óbido, where the festive traditions, crafts and cuisine go back centuries.