Traveling with a group and a tour guide when they go abroad is adventure enough for some. Others prefer to backpack across the countryside to visit places tour groups never see. If roughing it is too extreme, but you want a leisurely tour – or tours – a third alternative is to RV through a country with your own Class B RV.
Why visit Portugal?
One excellent reason to tour Portugal is the warm, friendly Portuguese people – some of the friendliest Europeans you will find. Many can speak some English, but even if they do not, they will find a way to communicate, and help you unearth what you need.
If you’re a history buff, you won’t need another reason to go. The Portuguese are proud of their wonderful heritage, and they will gladly share it with you.
Portugal has some world-class beaches. Sunshine from May through September brings people from all over Europe and Britain to spend their holidays in the country the Romans called “Lusitania.”
Last, but not least, a Portuguese vacation will cost less than almost anywhere else in Europe will. There is so much to see and do that you may want to extend your stay for several months.
Where can you park your RV?
There are numerous RV campgrounds with electrical hookups and water. You can find specific ones on Internet websites with lists of the amenities of each. Many of them are along the coastlines. Be aware that European electricity comes in 220-240 volts and 50 Hz. while American electricity comes in 110-120 volts and 60 Hz. You’ll need to make provision to transform your appliances. Many RV campgrounds have stores, restaurants, swimming pools, and other activities.
Portugal is a land of enchantment. If you go once, you’ll want to go back some day.