Sightseeing and Activities
Porto (Port wine cellars, river cruises, House of Music, fresh food markets), beaches of Povoa de Varzim, Espinho, Vila do Conde, Douro Valley, Guimares (European Capital of Culture 2012, castle, Penha Mountain, The Olive Square), Braga.
Alcobaca, Sao Martino Bay, Berlanga Island, Leiria Castle, Batahla Monastery, Pinhal de Leira Forest, Nazare (beaches, O Sitio hill, tramway, bullfighting, markets), Obidos (Clock Tower, Mother Church of Saint Mary, medieval fortress).
Bairrada (vineyard tours), Mealhada (shopping, canal boat rides and beaches), Silver Coast beaches, Aveiro ("the Portugese Venice", canals, beaches, watersports, universities, Cathedral, museums, fish markets), Coimbra (botanical gardens, Cathedral, Sister Lucia of Jesus Memorial, churches, Mondego River, the Old Town),
Lisbon and Region
Lisbon (museums, the Belem historic monuments, Chiado and Baixa shopping areas, Christ statue above Baia River, zoo, Tagus River, Parques des Nacoes, aquarium, botanical garden, Alfama neighbourhood and architecture).
Mafra (Convento de Mafra National Palace), Setubal (fishing, unspoilt beaches, nature walks, Palmela Castle), Sintra (Moorish Castle, Pena Park and Palace, Royal Palace, Regaleira Palace and Gardens), Estorial Coast beaches/resorts/shopping areas/coastal attractions, Almada (beaches, excellent restaurants, ferryboats).
The Algarve: Algrave beaches, water sports, hotels, nightclubs, bars, restaurants, city of Lagos (winding streets, cafes, bars, restaurants, city walls), Silves Castle.