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Overview

Sitting on the extreme west of Europe, Portugal has always looked out to the Atlantic and has a fascinating history of exploration. Whilst much of the country has a very well-developed tourism infrastructure, there are still some wild frontiers to explore. Portugal’s Alentejo region stretches from the Rio Tejo in the south, to the northern mountains of the Algarve. Vast in its scope, it covers around a third of the country and is home to spectacular coastlines, Roman ruins and Crusader ...

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Portugal: Secrets of the Alentejo

Discover Portugal's garden country covered in vineyards and olive groves dotted with medieval historic cities, Roman ruins and Crusader castles. Hike the Rota Vicentina with its beautiful coastal trails.
8 days from £2,125

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Health and Vaccinations 

There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Portugal though you should be up to date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and may consider boosters for Diphtheria and Hepatitis A. Please note we are not medical professionals and so we highly recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments.  

Currency 

In Portugal the official unit of currency is the Euro 

To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to www.oanda.com

Cultural Sensitivity 

On our tours we frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your guides will be able to advise you accordingly.   

 In churches and cathedrals women should cover their heads with a scarf or hat, while men should take their hats off.   

Language & Religion 

The official language is Portuguese, which stands as the sixth most spoken language in the world and the fastest-growing language after English. Portuguese is now the official language in ten countries and territories, including Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Portugal, Guinea-Bissau, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Macau, Cape Verde, and São Tomé and Príncipe. 

The major religion in Portugal is Catholic Christianity, but many now consider themselves non-practising. After centuries of restrictions on religious freedoms, the constitution was rewritten after the Revolution of the Carnations in 1974, allowing all people the right to practise their religion. Moreover, the church and state were formally separated, ushering a new era of secularisation in Portugal.

Time 

Portugal follows GMT but also utilises daylight savings of GMT+1 in the summer months.  

A useful website to check the time zone differences is www.worldtimezone.com