Portugal

  • 1 Training and detox: WIN A SEVEN-DAY BOOTCAMP in the Algarve worth £2000
    Are your New Year detox and weight loss plans no more than a distant, unfulfilled dream? Well now you have the chance to win a SEVEN-DAY BOOTCAMP IN A LUXURY...

  • 2 Holiday like royalty in Cascais – a gem on the Portuguese Riviera
    Mention the French or Italian Riviera and you immediately conjure up images of sophisticated film stars, glamorous super yachts and sun-drenched café culture.But what about the Portuguese Riviera? It may...

  • 3 Fall in love with Lisbon: Everything Portugal's star city has to offer…
    Lisbon's overwhelming charm lies in its customs and rich history. Recognised for its unique Fado music tradition and delectable taste in Portuguese pastry, the spectacular hilltop vistas and seaside views...

  • 4 Porto, a haven for wine lovers
    Located in the historic city of Porto, The Yeatman Hotel & Wine Spa takes prime position as it overlooks the River Douro, providing the idyllic holiday setting by day and...

  • 5 Houses to take your breath away
    The German publishing house Taschen specialise in lavish, but affordable original editions with exceptional photos on a range of topics particularly design, architecture and lifestyle. This time, with the two...

  • 6 Last minute Easter escapes
    Leipzig: music, music, music! This year, the three divisions of Leipzig's oldest cultural institution, the Thomana, celebrate their 800th anniversary with a stunning programme of concerts and events. Why not...

  • 7 A family festival for chocoholics
    If you're a chocoholic, why not join the 200,000 fans of the sweet delight who are expected to converge on the small Portuguese town of Obidos this month for the...

  • 8 The 'Portuguese Riviera'
    Near the mouth of the Tagus, the coastal road known as the Estrada Marginal tacks back and forth across the train tracks, zigzagging between pine forest and flower-filled fields from...

  • 9 Award-winning golf in the Algarve
    This is the first year that the magazine has held the awards and 32% of the 3,276 votes by readers in the category for 'best value golf destination' went to...

  • 10 Travel highlights for 2012
    London Olympics With three and a half million tickets sold and a build up that has been headline news for the last year or more, it would be hard to...

  • 11 'Fado', the music of Lisbon
    The music of a country is one of the keys to its culture; Argentina has the tango, Spain has flamenco, and Portugal has fado. It's a musical form that draws...

  • 12 Europe's spectacular natural heritage
    Dramatic mountains – the vast Durmitor massif in the eponymous national park in northwestern Montenegro, the volcanic mass of Mount Teide, and the dramatic Dolomites in the Italian Alps where...

  • 13 Columbus sails into Madeira
    Columbus has close links with the archipelago of Madeira and, in particular, with the island of Porto Santo. Not only was this the land where he was a sugar trader...

  • 14 Easter in Portugal
    During Holy Week, thousands of pilgrims travel to Braga, in the northwest, home of the Portuguese Archbishopric. The town celebrates with a series of nocturnal processions, including the Maundy Thursday...

  • 15 Carnival around the world
    There's no doubt the Venice carnival is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Whether you're actually lucky enough to wear one of the vintage costumes and enigmatic masks of what is one of...

  • 16 The Oitavos Hotel: sleek modernity on Portugal's Estoril Coast
    The Oitavos is a fine addition to the accommodation options along the Estoril coast – the stretch of sandy beaches west of Lisbon known as the Portuguese Riviera. Surrounded by...

  • 17 The Azores... in the shadow of the volcano
    Roughly halfway between Europe and America, the nine small islands that make up the Azores have emerged from the waters of the Atlantic as a result of volcanic eruptions over...

  • 18 Sailing in the Algarve
    In the Algarve, the southernmost region of Portugal, surf's up on many of the beaches, golf greens overlook the sea, the climate is mild and the beaches quiet. That all...

  • 19 Wine tasting in a traditional villa in Porto
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  • 20 Lisbon, capital of decorative arts
    An exceptional collection of 150 pieces of jewellery, porcelain, ceramics, glass, painting, sculpture and furniture have been brought together in the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation under the name Art Deco, 1925...



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