With idyllic countryside, fantastic wines, beautiful beaches and a laidback lifestyle, Portugal is a major highlight in the European experience. With an expansive list of sun-kissed towns and cobbled street villages, each spot promises to captivate and leave you yearning for more. Some of the most popular destinations are the likes of Coimbra, a charming little town in central Portugal as well as the Azores archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. Other locations like Aveiro, Porto, Madeira, Sintra and Obidos also stand as worthy additions to your trip. Or maybe it’s the urban vibrancy of large cities like Lisbon, Faro, Abrantes and Braga that you seek.
Some of the most famous marvels of architecture include the Jeronimos Monastery, Lisbon Cathedral, Porto Cathedral, Ribeira Palace, the Castle of the Moors and the Roman Temple to Augustus in Évora. Other items worth adding to your itinerary include the Casa da Musica concert hall in Porto, the Chapel of São Frutuoso and Pena National Palace in Sintra. You can also set aside a day to study the diverse and rich history of Portugal by visiting any one of its major museums.
Portugal, along with its architectural wonders, also promises to entice your culinary appetite with an extensive menu of offerings. With restaurants popping up at every turn, you can be sure of an excellent gourmet experience while travelling here. You can dig into the traditional fish dish of bacalhau, feast on grilled sardines or try your hand at some of the meat dishes like leitão, francesinha, cozido a Portuguesa and bitoque.
With an excellent climate, cities like Lisbon, Algarve and Alentejo offer some excellent opportunities for adventure sports. From scuba diving and horse riding to sailing and surfing, all sorts of activities await you during your trip to Portugal. But pursuit of an adrenaline kick should be tempered by having a few plans in place if things go wrong. Whether you are planning a hectic trip packed with all sorts of adventure in the Serra de Sintra or just want a leisurely vacation without any exertions, it’s best to be prepared. With a range of travel insurance for your needs, Flexicover is here to help! Whether you need medical assistance in Porto, are faced with a loved one being injured, or have missed that important flight, we have a range of covers to protect your valuable time and invested effort.
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