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Holidays to Portugal

Visit the idyllic destination of Portugal, where sun meets culture, rich history and charming nightlife. With an impressive coastline stretching over 1,700 kilometres, there are plenty of beautiful beaches to settle down for the day and explore. Portugal is a surfer’s paradise, thanks to it’s calming atmosphere and mighty waves, so take your board along to experience the ocean for yourself.

Portugal holidays are sunny all year round, even in the chillier months the sun still shines, meaning that the array of sightseeing activities this island offers, can be enjoyed whatever the weather. Many fantastic resorts lie within Portugal, including city favourite – Lisbon, the quirky quarter filled with seafood restaurants, vegetarian buffets, intriguing history and contemporary art museums.

LANGUAGE Portuguese
CURRENCY Euro
TIME DIFFERENCE GMT +0
FLIGHT TIME 2.5-3hrs
COST OF A BEER €1.92
3 COURSE MEAL Around €30
  • The exotic Algarve

    The Algarve is a little slice of heaven, thanks to the secluded beaches, surrounded by charming cliffs. Fishing villages are dotted around The Algarve too, as well as charming towns, big or small. It doesn’t stop there either; The Algarve is not only home to spectacular scenery and sunny skies, but blissful golfing resorts, too. There are over 100 golf courses to choose from, so you will have plenty of choice when planning a friendly game with friends and family.

  • Lively Lisbon

    Lisbon is a city spectacular; renowned for its glittering party life, vivid culture and scenic surroundings. A day trip to any one of the castles in Sintra will astound you, particularly Pena Palace with its fascinating structure and beautifully picturesque gardens. For foodies looking to taste authentic Portuguese seafood in Lisbon, Cervejaria Ramiro is the place to be. Only here can you order lobster straight from the tank and nibble tasty cheeses and bread while you wait.

  • Majestic Madeira

    Madeira is home to some truly magical beaches; it offers an array of choice for active tourists who are looking for a beach holiday with a difference. The beautiful botanical gardens make up the stunning scenery here, so much so that Madeira is actually nicknamed as the ‘Floating Garden’, because the shrubs and wildflowers provide a beautiful palette of colour, among the white and golden sands.

Activities

Portugal may emit a calming aura, but don’t let that sway your views on the wildly exciting activity scene it has to offer. From paragliding adventures to abseiling, there is something for all the family to enjoy on a Portugal holiday. Hire a quad bike and take an adrenaline-inducing ride around Portugal. Whether you’re an advanced rider, or you’ve never ridden before, the quad bike tour guides will cater your session to your experience.

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AquaShow Park

Aquashow Park is one of the leading water parks in Portugal, offering a large, unique and family friendly water park that is presented like a…

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Bike hire

Portugal’s stunning environment and high quality, safe roads make an ideal location for any cycling enthusiast to go to for a great cycling holiday.

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Beaches

Soak up the sun and sink your toes into the fine, golden sands at one of many blissful beaches in Portugal. Beautiful Algarve beaches offer scenic views as well as sunny skies for avid sunbathers. The secluded coves and cliff backdrops here will take your breath away, as will the beaches in Madeira, which individually offer Portuguese charm from the mossy cliff-back beaches and rocky coves.

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Armaco de Pera Beach

Armaco de Pera beach in Silves and is one of Portugal’s most popular beaches. The golden sands of this beach make the perfect place to relax.

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Cabanas de Tavira

Lined with sunbeds and umbrellas that are available for hire, Cabanas de Tavira beach is an ideal place to relax during your Portugal holiday.

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Food and Drink

Lisbon’s quirky bars and eateries make for a fun, cosmopolitan atmosphere, with the choice of charming cafes, vegetarian buffets and authentic seafood restaurants. Watch the sunset and sip on sangria, at Lisbon’s amazing Park Bar – a rooftop car park transformed into a chic spot to drink in style and soak up the scenery. The eclectic mix of modern tavernas and authentic markets in Madeira’s capital city, Funcal, adds a sprinkle of originality to this fantastic destination, too.

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Arte Nautica Beach Restaurant

Arte Nautica Beach Restaurant offers one of the finest views of any eatery in Portugal. Situated in Armaco de Pera, it is right on the beach.

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Barroca

Barroca is a bar and restaurant that can be found in Luz. This eatery has a fantastic atmosphere that is great to bring the whole family to for food.

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Sights

The scenery is so stunning in Portugal; travelers don’t want to leave it behind. Historical Lisbon is adored by history buffs, because it’s home to the unique castle on the hill: St George’s Castle. Wander down the cobbled pavements and study the true craftsmanship of this fantastic building. Aveiro, also named as the ‘Venice of Portugal’ offers breathtaking views of spectacular beaches and brightly coloured Moliceiros (boats), which sit on top of the sparkling canal waters.

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Algar Seco

“Lovers of great views and natural beauty will adore the Algar Seco, which boasts some of the best views and most beautiful formations in Portugal.

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Alvor Boardwalk

Alvor Boardwalk is a must for those who love walking through areas of stunning natural beauty. It is a serene, 2-mile wooden boardwalk.

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Top Resorts in Portugal

Algarve

Famous for its fantastic fresh fish restaurants, hot spicy piri-piri chicken, lively bars and unspoilt beaches it’s not hard to see why the Algarve remains a firm favourite year after year.

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Lisbon

A charming destination full of city life and coastal atmosphere, Lisbon with steal your heart with it’s quaint streets and majestic architecture.

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Madeira

The Portuguese island of Madeira is perfect for those looking for secluded spots to discover.

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Porto

Steeped in history, Porto is an exciting mix of beautiful buildings, delicious food and intriguing museums, just waiting for you to discover. Just a 2-hour flight from the UK, it’s a perfect option for a long weekend!

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Location of Portugal

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