More understated than its Iberian neighbour, Portugal is nonetheless a first-class tourist destination. A package holiday in Portugal can be enjoyed in one of its many beach resorts or further inland if you would prefer. A duality that helped forge this special identity in Portugal, where the beaches surrounded by cliffs compete within the sunburnt land. The Lusitanian history is marked by well-known historical figures such as the navigator Vasco da Gama, the poet Camões and the writer Fernando Pessoa. If the sunny shores of the Algarve in the south drain the majority of tourists, other regions are bursting with equally important patrimonial sites. Lisbon, Porto, Evora and Sintra are imbued with rich and varied cultural and architectural treasures which are sometimes neglected by tourists during their package holiday in Portugal. The Portuguese inhabitants are incredibly welcoming, this combined with its world-renowned cuisine, are among the many pleasures that remain to be discovered in the country of port and fado. The islands Azores and Madeira, separate from the rest of the continent, present another face of the country with their volcanic landscapes and lush vegetation and also make for an enjoyable Portuguese all inclusive holiday.