Readers of prestigious magazine "USA TODAY" have elected Portugal as THE best European destination.
According to readers it was Portugal's "cobbled villages beneath the shadows of medieval castles, sun-kissed beaches, a delectable culinary tradition and plenty of history to explore" that appealed most to visitors, along with it's excellent beaches and Fado music.
Italy came 2nd whilst the UK was 5th. The top 10 can be viewed here
The award comes after a fatastic year for Portuguese tourism as the country continues to gain international recognition as a quality destination for all ages.