TAKE THE EASY ROUTE
Portugal is a long way from the UK. The fastest, most cost-effective way to get there is on the overnight ferry to Santander (www. brittany-ferries. co.uk). Typically you’re looking at six or 10 days between outward and return sailings.
Portugal is a greatvalue destination. Your money goes a long way in Spain – but it goes even further in Portugal. Petrol’s a similar price to the UK, but food, drink and hotels are cheaper. If you want to join a guided tour, visit www. alpine-tt.com