Portugal won 25 awards at the World Travel Awards Ceremony last week, also known as the “Oscars of Tourism”, which was held on the Portuguese island Madeira for the first time. In addition to Portugal being named “Best Destination in Europe” once again, Madeira won the "Best Island Destination" award.... Read more →


 Take the train and discover the Douro River Valley at your own pace. Or, drive and you can pick the country’s fabulous landscapes to discover. Just imagineriding on a steam train that’s been running for over a hundred years. And then add to this the beautiful scenery of the Douro River Valley.   Or, get off the beaten path and see the many roads that lead to your next adventure. Read more →


The frontier lands between Portugal and Spain constitute some of the oldest international borderlands in Europe. Called "A Raia" in Portuguese (the stripe), the border has remained mostly unchanged since 1297 and the Treaty of Alcanizes. The border runs for 754 miles, one of the longest uninterrupted borders in the European Union.And, while many visitors explore Portugal’s long Atlantic coast, these towns and villages tell a fascinating tale of commerce, history and survival. Allow us to take you on a trip to visit a handful of the frontier towns to see mighty walls, ancient markets, hallowed churches and a glimpse into the soul of Portugal. Read more →


The port is now commonly referred to as "Winston Churchill Bay" due to the visits of the famous stateman. Theentrance lobby of the Pestana Churchill Bay – Pousada & Historic Hotel will feature a bronze sculpture of Sir Winston Churchill made by Portuguese artist Martim Velosa. Read more →


Free from the constraints of everyday life, traveling often allows you to be your best self. It can mean escaping from reality, holing up from the outside world and finding some much-needed peace and quiet, or wandering through the great unknown in search of a clean slate and new perspective. Either way, there’s nothing that will set straight a person’s priorities like leaving the nest for a while. Read more →