Portugal Train Holidays
Occupying a long eastern Atlantic coastline Portugal enjoys a warm pleasant Mediterranean climate. The most popular areas for visitors are Lisbon, including the pretty beach towns of Cascais and Estoril, which also has a famous casino, and the Algarve, on the southern coast, and its capital, Faro. Start in Lisbon, a city of wide tree-lined avenues and pastel coloured buildings. Sit with your morning coffee at one of the many sidewalk cafes and contemplate the day’s activities.A must see is the wonderful Oceanarium, one of Europe’s best. And definitely include a visit to the renowned museum, da Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, with an extraordinary collection of statues, art, and artefacts from around the world. Take the fast train down south to Faro, it takes about 3 hours.Nestled on long sandy beaches and basking in the warm year round sun, Faro is home to many winding lanes and streets filled with small shops and places to acquire that great pair of shoes! Enjoy the local white and pink wines, which tend to be lower in alcohol than other European countries, with your lunch or dinner overlooking the glittering Atlantic. Return to Portugal again and again, you will never tire of this charming country.