Portugal has a rich, unique culture, lively cities and beautiful countryside., medieval castles, cobblestone villages, captivating cities and golden beaches. The country offers outstanding landscape diversity, due to its North-South disposition along the western shore of the Iberian peninsula. You can travel in a single day from green mountains in the North, covered with vines and all varieties of trees to rocky mountains, with spectacular slopes and falls in the Centre, to a near-desert landscape in the Alentejo region and finally to the glamorous beach holidays destination Algarve. History, great food and idyllic scenery are just the beginning. A country with the oldest borders in Europe (900 years), with an exceptional range of different landscapes, lots of leisure activities and a unique cultural heritage, where tradition and modernity blend together in perfect harmony. Its superb cuisine, fine wines and hospitable people make this a tourist paradise of the highest quality, whether it’s the mainland with its diverse landscape, culture, gastronomy and monuments or the very unique islands Madeira and Azores in the Atantic ocean.