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Holidays in Portugal
Portugal offers an idyllic paradise to suit everyone’s needs. With kilometres of beach surrounding this island there is ample opportunity to unwind on a beautiful beach and pause for lunch in the tranquil villages of this enchanting and diverse island. With a wide variety of experiences and delights to quench the thirst of anyone wanting a tranquil and relaxing break or thrillseekers looking for a rush, there is so much of this beautiful country to discover.
Portugal has no time difference when travelling there from the UK.
As long as you have a valid passport, there is no need for a visa to gain entry to Portugal. You can stay as a tourist for up to 3 months and if you intend to stay longer you must apply for a Registration Certificate from the local Camara Municipal (Town Hall).
Why Visit Portugal
Portugal is steeped in rich and interesting history preserved in unique museums. Stroll around and soak up the Roman beginnings providing a rich and colourful history, scattered with a plethora of monuments, churches and palaces.
Step outside of the cultural nirvana and visit the Douro Valley to discover the incredible red, white, fortified and sparkling wine homegrown and produced on Portuguese soil. The perfect accompaniment is a Portuguese must-try, the Pasteis De Nata, a soft and sweet custard pastry with a crunchy pastry bottom beloved by locals and tourists alike.
There are also over 150 beaches to choose from on the southern edge of Portugal alone. The Algarve coast has a beach for almost everything you could be interested in such as secluded hideaways, rocky cliffs, family-friendly and activity zones, it’s all here. If that wasn’t enough, the people are a real magnet for this island to stroll around the old-town area of the Alfama in Lisbon or connect with across a communal table.
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