Perpetually sunny, naturally stunning, Portugal is picture-perfect. Think hilltop towns amid scenic valleys, rocky cliffs circling golden beaches and cobblestone streets crossing exciting cities.This coastal country colours outside the lines with year-round festivities full of fireworks and fado music. Paint yourself in this romantic portrait, feasting on tasty salt cod and sweet pastéis de nata.

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Put Portugal on your Euro trip must-sees! Portugal vacations should include stops in the northern city of Porto and the capital of Lisbon. Go to the best places to visit in Portugal, like the historic towns of Sintra, Tomar, or Evora. See the Algarve coast or the Douro Valley. Pick from our amazing tours or packages that include the best hotels in Portugal. Vamos lá!

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Language

Portuguese

What to eat

Cod (bacalhau), piri piri chicken, sardines, and salame de chocolate (literally, chocolate salami).

What to bring back

A colourful, ceramic Rooster of Barcelos figurine, the country’s unofficial symbol, Claus Porto soaps, Madeiran embroidery, traditional Portuguese pottery and vinho verde (green wine).

Fun Fact

While the famous rooster is usually gifted for good luck, it also is the product of a legend that claims that a roasted rooster resurrected to prove a man’s innocence. Charged with a crime he didn’t commit, the man pointed to his judge’s cooked poultry and declared it would caw if he was innocent…and it did!

Important Info

For more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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