Destination Overview

Algeria

Algeria is an unknown and fascinating country with 1200 kilometres of coastal area and mountains combined with unspoiled nature. Attractions include historic sites from the Roman era and museums of fine art. Algeria offers a huge number of diverse opportunities for tourists, with the possibility to swim in the Mediterranean Sea in the morning, to ski in the Algerian ski resorts in the north, and to drink a mint tea in the Algerian Sahara in the afternoon.

Capital

Algier

Time

GMT +1

Language

Arabic

Religion

Islam

International Airports

Algier, Houari

Weather

Algeria is one of the largest countries on the African continent and has to deal with fairly large differences in climate. Algeria is is known for its Sahara desert, oases and the Atlas Mountains. The country consists for around 85% of desert. It has a long coastline and the coastal areas have a mild Mediterranean climate with hot summers and cool and rainy winters. In the highlands summers are hot and dry. Winter rains (less heavy then the coast) in the highlands begin in October. In the months January, February and March there are many sandstorms.

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Top Highlights

Amazing Coastline

Explore the Desert

Ancient Sites

Algeria Journeys

Algerias Top Destinations

Lisbon

Where the old meets the new, it has an incredibly rich heritage whilst being one of the trendiest capitals in Europe. Lisbon is a very walkable city and offer spectacular hilltop views in Alfama or at St. George's Castle. One shouldn't miss a ride in the famous Tram 28, that passes some of the cities must-sees, or a long walk along the waterfront neighbourhood of Belém.

Alentejo

While to the north the pace is set by the green of the flatlands as far as the eye can see, further south the landscape combines with the sun, the heat, and a slower pace of life. The Alentejo, the idyllic heartland of Portugal, impresses with variety: deserted surf beaches and charming fishing villages on the western coastline and picturesque walled towns and forts on the boarder to Spain. An ideal place for those that wish to escape the tourist crowds and dive into the authentic Portugal.

Sintra

Where the old meets the new, it has an incredibly rich heritage whilst being one of the trendiest capitals in Europe. Lisbon is a very walkable city and offer spectacular hilltop views in Alfama or at St. George's Castle. One shouldn't miss a ride in the famous Tram 28, that passes some of the cities must-sees, or a long walk along the waterfront neighbourhood of Belém.

Porto

Be it the millennium-old cathedral or the latest molecular gastropub, the city of Porto is really a living heritage, one that reinvents itself while maintaining its core character. A vibrant and fascinating city, world-famous for the production of Port wine, matured in vast cellars that stretch along the banks of Douro River. But Porto is more than that: rich culture, a buzzing nightlife, captivating tourist attractions and many more is waiting to be discovered.

Obidos

Discover this delightful town of white houses adorned with bougainvillea and honeysuckle, surrounded by its castle medieval walls. Considered as one of the most characterful places of central Portugal it is a symbol of a traditional Portuguese city. The surrounding region is equally fascinating, not far away from Lisbon and ideal for a day trip.

Douro Valley

A dream made of enchanted valleys, unscathed nature, and world heritage sites; in its steep vineyards is where Port Wine is produced. The Douro Valley in northern Portugal is the oldest wine-growing region in the world and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cultivation of wine here dates back to the Roman's. With all these centuries-old vineyards running along the Douro River, the area is a must-visit for gourmets and vine-lovers and shouldn't be missed during a stay in Portugal.

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