Outside of Porto and Lisbon are two prehistoric rock art sites that are well worth visiting. The site closest to Porto is located in the Cao Valley, and it's one of the most important Paleolithic rock art sites in the world. The site near Lisbon can be found in the atmospheric Escoural Cave, which is magnificent in its own right.
Evora is a UNESCO Heritage Site, and home to ancient Roman temples, gothic cathedrals, and neolithic monuments. For a unique visit, stay at a medieval convent recently transformed into a luxury hotel, or explore the popular Capela Dos Ossos, the Chapel of Bones. Living it up to its name, this chapel is decorated with over 5,000 skeletal remains.
Explore the picture-perfect town of Sintra and enjoy hikes around Sintra National Park. This entire area is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its many historic buildings like the imposing Castle of the Moors. The visual harmony between the town, the monuments and the park's striking forests, cliffs and hills make this an arresting place to see.
Golf is an award-winning affair in Portugal, quite literally, since the nation was awarded the prestigious title of World's Best Golf Destination by the World Golf Awards The courses are of an impeccably high standard, and if you're after a golf excursion, you'll find there are many luxury hotels offering 18-hole putting greens, pitch and putt greens and mini golf.
The famous Douro Valley gives you a chance to really learn about winemaking. Enjoy bespoke experiences like grape stomping at harvest time, and then tour the vineyards and sample the produce. Taste crisp whites and aromatic reds in the vibrant valley or take a helicopter ride and see the terraced landscape from above.