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Good Morning America spotlights Portugal's must-see destinations

Por We Love Small Hotels

Portugal recently spotlighted "Good Morning America" captivating audiences with its stunning landscapes, rich cultural heritage and delectable cuisine.

The show's broadcast highlighted some of Portugal's most iconic attractions, encouraging viewers to add this vibrant country to their travel bucket lists. While the famous sites are a must-see, Portugal also offers many hidden gems for those seeking a more off-the-beaten-path experience.

Must-see destinations & its hidden gems in a more off-the-beaten-path experience

Between vineyards and the Douro River

Visiting the Douro region is incredibly overwhelming. The views are beautiful and the wines are unmissable.

We propose a unique experience to visit this charming region by walking through the Douro Valley, renowned for its vineyards and stunning landscapes. The walking experience amidst the terraced hills and along the Douro River offers views of vineyards, olive groves and traditional villages, inviting to immerse deeply into the region's rich cultural and natural heritage.

While in the Douro, visit the vineyards, taste the Port wine and do a boat tour through Douro River. Discover all about walking in the region in our The Charming Douro Valley Walk Tour. 

Discovering the magic of Sintra: a journey through palaces and nature

Nestled in lush hills, Sintra is a destination that seems to spring straight from a fairy tale. With its whimsical palaces, enchanting gardens and mystical ambience, it's no wonder that Sintra is a must-visit for travellers exploring Portugal.

While in Sintra, you will have the opportunity to explore the scenic and historical sights of the village. Visit the most famous sites like Pena Palace and the Quinta da Regaleira, taste the delicious “travesseiros” (a puff-pastry filled with delicious almond cream) and connect with nature in an intimate walking tour that will open doors for you to experience Sintra in a more off-the-beaten-path.

Discover more in our Sintra Walk Day Tour.

Visit Lisbon and taste one of the most famous Portuguese delicacies

Want to discover the authentic Lisbon?

The History of Portugal in 120 minutes Outdoor Lecture in Lisbon offers travellers a comprehensive exploration of Lisbon's historical landmarks and cultural heritage, but also an overview of Portugal’s History. Led by historian Lourenço Pereira Coutinho, this outdoor lecture covers key sites. While walking, you will be immersed into Portugal's rich history from ancient times to the present.

Also, while in the city, taste the worldwide famous Pastel de Nata and learn all about it in a unique hands-on experience, attending a workshop to learn the intricacies of crafting these delicious treats under the guidance of expert pastry chefs.

Another way to discover the city on a more off-the-beaten pathway, is by its wines and we have the perfect way to do it. The Lisbon Family Vineyards Wine Experience offers an immersive journey into Portugal's wine culture and the participants can enjoy tastings of unique wines while exploring the historical and scenic beauty of the vineyards.

Wonders of the Algarve

The show “Good Morning America” visited the Benagil Caves, located near the picturesque village of Benagil in the Algarve region of Portugal. While this is a place renowned for its stunning natural beauty and a must-see in the area, we propose you to discover a more authentic Algarve.

The Costa Vicentina Algarve Walk Tour offers a contrasting experience, focusing on the rugged beauty of the Costa Vicentina Natural Park. This walking tour takes you through dramatic cliffs, pristine beaches and diverse ecosystems. It's a perfect way to explore the untouched landscapes of the western Algarve, known for its biodiversity and tranquillity.

We Love Small Hotels takes you off the beaten track

We focus on providing unique travel experiences in Portugal. Our tours are designed to take travellers off the beaten track, allowing them to explore Portugal's hidden gems through the eyes of locals.

Our approach ensures an experiential journey that emphasises authenticity, local culture and scenic beauty away from the typical tourist routes while staying in boutique hotels and homes that offer an intimate and personalised stay.