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Planning a vacation? Portugal has been named the best holiday destination in Europe at the World Travel Awards. Where should British tourists visit in Portugal?

Portugal is one of the main holiday destinations in Europe and is also a popular country for British expats.

Beach

Portugal’s Algarve is the country’s top beach destination and has been ranked among Europe’s top beach vacation spots.

Each region of the Algarve has its own style and vibe, with something to suit all types of holidaymakers.

Surfers should head to Sagres while families will enjoy the restaurants and beaches of Lagos.

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Albufeira is the party town of the Algarve while Tavira offers holidaymakers a taste of traditional coastal life.

The Algarve is also one of Europe’s top golf destinations and boasts a huge range of award-winning courses.

Culture

The Portuguese capital, Lisbon, is full of historical and cultural attractions.

History buffs should head to Belém Tower or Jeronimos Monastery to learn more about Lisbon’s past.

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The National Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian will keep culture buffs busy.

After a long day of exploring, tourists can head to the castle to enjoy incredible views of the city.

Gourmands

The northern Portuguese city of Porto is the perfect destination for foodies and wine lovers. Tourists can travel to the Douro Valley to taste some of the region’s wines.

Porto’s local dish, francesinha, may not be to everyone’s taste, but is definitely worth a try.

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There is no obligation to present a vaccination card, take a test or complete a passenger locator form to travel to the mainland, Madeira or the Azores.

British tourists must have a passport issued less than 10 years before the date they entered Portugal and it must be valid for at least three days after the day they plan to depart.

Britons will have to have their passports stamped when entering and leaving Portugal, even if they use the airport’s electronic gates.

Tourists must surrender their passport to a border official for stamping after exiting the airport’s electronic gates.

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