Private jet charter to Portugal
Located in the Atlantic Ocean on the mountainous Iberian Peninsula, this ancient southern European kingdom has a long maritime history that still exerts a strong cultural influence – from a national love of seafood to the distinctive 16th- to 19th-century architecture. Today visitors find a rich and diverse land of buzzing cities, sun-soaked coastal resorts and remote hillside villages.Experience it all: request a private jet charter qoute from Air Charter Service.
Portugal is separated from its only neighbour, Spain, by a natural barrier of mountains and rivers. The north of the country is scattered with beautiful cities, including ‘Portuguese Rome’ Braga with its endless beautiful churches and coastal Porto with its winding cobbled streets and stately bridges. Sample Portugal’s famous Port wine at one of the Douro Valley’s rolling vineyards and enjoy the region’s spectacular outdoor playgrounds – Montesinho Natural Park boasts characterful little villages, while in Peneda-Geres National Park you’ll find endless trails, mountains, rivers and canyons to explore.
Head south and you’ll find the Algarve, a stunning stretch of sandy coastline teeming with idyllic seaside resorts, excellent seafood restaurants and quaint inland villages of whitewashed houses. Continue west to capital city Lisbon, a vibrant coastal metropolis that blends traditional heritage with modern touches. Here you can wander past pastel-coloured buildings in the Old Town, admire sweeping views from the impressive São Jorge Castle and sip coffee by pretty fountains in Rossio Square.
Away from the mainland, Portugal’s reach extends to the volcanic autonomous archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira. Located in the mid-Atlantic, the Azores Islands are famous for their spectacular lake-filled calderas, charming fishing villages and sprawling tea plantations; while Madeira is a popular winter sun destination off the northwest African coast. Visitors can hike along levadas (irrigation channels that snake along the lush mountainsides), sample the famous local Madeira wine and peruse capital city Funchal’s magnificent botanical gardens.
Portugal is awash with cultural treasures – including 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites on the mainland. Tour the city of Évora with its ancient Roman temple, admire the extravagant palaces of Sintra, and peruse the rock art of the Côa Valley, a Paleolithic archaeological site. This Catholic country is still littered with ancient churches and its friendly and united people remain committed to traditional values while embracing modern life.