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Featured Destinations

Portugal

Key Experiences

  • Walk the city walls of Obidos
  • Explore the gardens of Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra
  • Visit the caves Grutas de Mira de Aire
  • Get lost in the most beautiful forest of Portugal – Mata Nacional do Bucaco
  • Take a day trip to Sintra to visit Pena Palace and the old Moorish castle ruins

Best time to visit

Summer in central Portugal (June-August) is very hot. At this time, the Algarve becomes extremely busy with tourists and locals. Spring is the best time to visit Portugal when the country is in bloom (March-May). September and October also see fewer crowds. Pro tip: avoid August, the busiest month at the beaches.

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Portugal
Portugal

Italy

Key Experiences

  • Take a Family-Friendly Pizza Making Class
  • Take a tour at Campo de’ Fiori
  • Take a day trip to Siena, Pisa, and San Gimignano
  • Carnival (A Mardi Gras like festival)
  • Discover the picturesque towns of the Amalfi Coast on a Vespa.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Italy is in spring (March-May) and fall (Sept-Nov), when comfortable temperatures and crowds are minimal. The scenery is vibrant, prices are low, and the weather is perfect for exploring the country. In August, most Italian people take the month off to escape the heat. During this time, many places of business shut down.

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Spain

Key Experiences

  • Attend a Flamenco show
  • Take a tapas tour
  • Rent paddle boats at Retiro Park
  • Zoo and aquarium at Casa de Ocampo
  • Discover the highlights of Seville with your local guide on a walking tour
  • Hands-on cooking class in San Sabastian

Best time to visit

Spain is best visited in late spring (April to May) or early fall (September to October). The temperatures range from the mid-teens to the early twenties. The climate in Spain is relatively mild. Year-round, the weather is mostly dry. In the south, summers can become quite hot.

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Greece

Key Experiences

  • Percy Jackson Tour at the Acropolis Museum
  • Fun family sailing adventure at Milos Island
  • River Trekking in Crete
  • Mountain Biking around Lassithi Plateau
  • Taste and learn traditional Cretan Cheese

Best time to visit

Greek islands and mainland Greece experience the warmest weather between late May and early October with plenty of sunshine, warm temperatures, and suitable swimming weather. The ideal beach months are July, August, and September. Pro tip: sightseeing is best from April to mid-May or October when there are fewer tourists.

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