Holidays with Quo Vadis
The holidays we can offer at the moment are Golf Holidays in several
parts of Portugal.
Portugal as a Holiday Destination
Portugal's most southern province, the Algarve,
is the most visited part of Portugal and no wonder - it has some beautiful
stretches of coast, a good climate, with hot summers and plenty of winter sun
and has been developed to offer the summer holiday maker and golfers all that
they need. But there is much more to explore.
The mountains of the north with forests and rivers and the sparsely populated
plains of the south offer contrast to the coast. Vines are grown in many
parts of Portugal. Portugal has a culture influenced by its invaders of
the past and the explorers who left its shores.
The Atlantic coast
North of Porto it is known as the Costa Verde, south Costa de Prata; the whole
area around the mouth of the River Tejo is known as Costa de Lisboa with
Cascais and Estoril to the north of the river and Caparica, Sesimbra
and Setubal to the south, (Costa Azul); further south are the deserted beaches
of the Alentejo; and then the Algarve is reached.
The green wines of Costa Verde; the well known Port; Dão - from the mountains;
Bairrada - as you travel back south; Estremadoura - as you head for Lisbon and
the wines from the southern Alentejo plains - and if you have not heard of all
of these and enjoy good wines a wine tour of Portugal has a lot to offer.
The Architecture and Built Features
If visiting castles appeal to you try working your way down the eastern side of
Portugal - Spain lies beyond. Further exploration of Portugal reveals the
legacies of other visitors - the moorish influence can easily be seen and the
tradition of using decorative tiles remains.
Places of Special Interest
If you have plenty of time a tour of central and southern Portugal might include
Lisbon, Sintra, Obidos, Fatima, Coimbra, Viseu and a journey through the Serra
da Estrela, Évora, a journey across the plains of Alentejo to the Algarve and
then back north through Monchique.
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