Portugal Travel Guide

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A perfect vacation to Portugal starts with knowing your preferences and what you want to see.

Whether you are a wine enthusiast, a seeker of local culture, nature lover, or a history buff, Portugal has amazing options for everyone. Read the Portugal Travel Guide for pivotal information and inspiration to get your trip planning process started right.

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Pena Palace in Sintra, Portugal
Best Time to Visit Portugal
The best time to visit Portugal is in April, May, September, or October. However, the right time for your visit may be different, based on what you would like to see and do. Portugal is both serene and...
Porto, Portugal
8 Best Places to Visit in Portugal
The following information highlights the eight must-see places in Portugal where you can savor energetic contemporary life steeped in the spirit of old-world heritage. Most visitors to Portugal are delighted...
Sailing the beautiful blue bay near Lagos, in the Algarve region in Portugal
Top 8 Things to Do in Portugal
With so many spectacular highlights, Portugal is often so much more than most travelers expect with so much to see and do. The diverse landscape stretches from the Atlantic coast to rocky mountain ranges,...
Medieval Sao Jorge Castle in Lisbon, Portugal
How to Plan a Trip to Portugal: Frequently Asked Questions
Portugal is a land of cobblestone villages, medieval castles, golden beaches, and emerald vineyards, and these are the most frequently asked questions from travelers eager to experience the country’s...
Lisbon train station, Portugal
The Best Way to Travel Around Portugal
Portugal is not a large country, so it is easy to travel from the mountains to the sea, the northern Spanish border to the distant southern coastline. Traveling around Portugal can be great fun, especially...
Flores Island in the Azores, Portugal
6 Reasons To Choose Portugal for Your Next Vacation
The six reasons Portugal should be your next destination take you beyond the remarkable diversity and immerse you in a country emerging into the spotlight. With historic cities, exceptional cuisine, natural...
Beautiful beach with colorful boats in Carvoeiro in the Algarve region of  Portugal
Our 10 Best Portugal Itineraries
Bask in the sun setting over the Atlantic, embrace golden beaches bathed in Iberian light, and indulge in celebrated wine and cuisine as you discover Portugal. As the first European country to receive...
Vineyards in the Douro Valley wine region of Portugal
7 Best Wine Regions in Portugal
Portugal’s wines share the character and charisma of the country by revealing flavorful diversity in every bottle, and here are the seven best wine regions to visit in Portugal during your trip. With...
Female tourist enjoying hot springs pool at Poca da Dona Beija on Sāo Miguel, Azores
Top 6 Things to Do in the Azores Islands
The Azores Islands are a stunning Portuguese archipelago that invites travelers to bask in the sunshine, cross volcanic landscapes, and enjoy the following essential experiences during a vacation. From...
11 Best Castles to Visit in Portugal

Strongholds are not just pieces of remarkable architecture and during your Portugal trip, these 11 castles capture the character of each town and reflect the cultural changes brought by time.

From fairytale designs to colorful facades, rugged defenses to timeless histories, rising over the plains or towering over the riverbanks, the castles that speckle Portugal’s landscape make the stories of the past tangible and serve as monuments of a different age.

With stories of conquest and invasion, when visiting the castles of Portugal, you have the chance to step into the storybook and discover where fascinating landscapes and heritage meet.

Portugal in Winter: Where to Go, What to Do, the Weather & More

Portugal in winter, in contrast to some of its Mediterranean neighbors, offers plenty of sunshine and fewer crowds, and our ideas of the best places to visit, top experiences to have, and weather to expect can help you experience the best of the season.

From tours of the country in December to vacation ideas for Lisbon, you can take advantage of Portugal’s average of over 300 days of sunshine, despite the winter season bringing cold and snowy conditions to other European countries.

Whether enjoying the unusual pleasure of beach days in winter or touring Portugal’s top landmarks and historical sites, our recommendations can ensure you experience the best of the winter sun there.

How to Plan Your Zicasso Trip Budget in 3 Easy Steps

Knowing your budget is an essential component of any trip planning process. Whether the sky's the limit or you have specific parameters, Zicasso is here to help you set your priorities in planning to maximize your investment.

Your interests and preferences on a couples trip will differ from a family-friendly vacation, while a highlights tour will result in wildly different experiences than one designed to take you off the beaten path.

There are three steps in considering the costs of your trip, as a customized vacation that has been designed for you allows maximum flexibility with your spending.

How to Plan Your Zicasso Trip in 4 Easy Steps

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Our primary goal is to make the planning, booking, and traveling process easy and enjoyable as you create the vacation experience you want most. No matter where you go and what you do, Zicasso can help you experience the best of travel without the stress.

Working with our destination experts you can plan a trip to anywhere in the world and suit your travel style. Using insider knowledge of your chosen destination, itinerary ideas, and planning strategies, your chosen  Zicasso travel specialist can guide you through the following three steps.


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