The land within the borders of the current Portuguese Republic has been continually fought over and settled since prehistoric times, first by the Celts and the Romans, followed by the Visigothic and Suebiandomination, and later by the Muslim Moorish, who were eventually expelled during the Christian Reconquista of the peninsula. By 1139, Portugal established itself as an independent kingdom from León. In the 15th and 16th centuries, as the result of pioneering the Age of Discovery, Portugal expanded western influence and established the First Global Empire, becoming one of the world's major economic, political and military powers, and ultimately dividing the world with Spain.
Discover our magnificent city. See some of Lisbon's major sights, including Jerónimos' Monastery, Tower of Belem and the Monument to the Discoveries.
We would like to unveil our history and traditions taking you to the Monuments of the Portuguese Discoveries, our most typical quarter and emblematic city museum. Don't loose this great introduction to Lisbon.
Join us on the most historical and popular tour of the Algarve. Visit Silves, a historical city that was formerly an Arab capital; Lagos, a town linked to the Portuguese discoveries; and Sagres, a fishing village where many expeditions began.
Take a day out to discover the historic city of Gibraltar, with free time for shopping and lunch in the city center.
In the morning, you will go on an optional escorted tour of the Rock of Gibraltar by minibus, where you will have the chance to enjoy the spectacular cliffs, visit the site of Europe's only free-ranging monkeys, and St. Michael's Cave. You will also have free time for shopping and exploring the city center on your own. After lunch, we return to the Algarve.