In Portugal, the conservation of tradition is a serious source of pride.
The Portuguese show respect and love for their ancestors and history by carefully conserving the foods, music and activities that the nation was built on. We believe there is no better way to know Portugal’s most cherished traditions than by experiencing them with the people who have spent their lives conserving them, and our local hosts are thrilled to welcome you to share the most intimate of customs by their side.
Northern Portugal: Porto's Saint John’s Night by Boat
Christian tradition and ancient summer solstice celebrations are fused in Porto on Saint John’s Night, and it is customary to light large bonfires near the sea to celebrate.
Lisboa: Traditional Tile Decoration Workshop
The azulejo, or tile, industry was born in Portugal in the 16th century.
Lisboa: Dinner and a Fado Show in Lisboa
Many Portuguese would argue that you can’t truly know their country without hearing and understanding the traditional music.