With clear Atlantic waters, idyllic golden coves, picturesque cities and great food and wine, it’s no wonder Portugal has a legion of loyal fans. It may not be far away, but a holiday in Portugal will take you to new realms of relaxation.
The westernmost country in mainland Europe is England’s oldest ally and the holidaymaker’s best friend. Steeped in history and basking in glorious summer sunshine, it has a completely different, altogether gentler vibe to its larger neighbour, Spain.
The Algarve is rightly famed for its beautiful coastline, climate and sporting and golf facilities. And it’s true that from Faro to Sagres via Albufeira and Praia da Luz, you’ll find some of the prettiest beaches, the bluest sea and the most fun anywhere. But Portugal doesn’t end there: the capital, Lisbon, with its cobbled hills and pretty tiled buildings, packs a cultural and visual punch, and the nearby coast offers pretty towns and beaches ranging from the Mediterranean-like to the wild and windswept. Further north, you’ll find insiders’ beach resorts, the UNESCO-protected terraced vineyards of the Douro valley, and the vibrant city of Porto, where you can toast your good fortune over a glass of white port and a platter of fresh grilled sardinhas. In Portugal, you’ll have found a friend.
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OUR SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS OF PORTUGAL:
The capital city of Portugal and the second oldest capital in Europe. Located on the hilly coast line and near to the beaches, makes Lisbon a popular city to visit.
The Algarve is Porugal's southeremost region, famed for its rugged stunning beaches. Filled with picturesque fishing villages and coves, the Algarve has something to offer for everyone.
Porto is a coastal city famous for its production of port wine. It is located on the scenic Douro River. There are plenty of cafes and shops making it a perfect place to wander.
Obidos is the epitome of a traditional Portugese town, it is a charming town located within castle walls. There is a medieval castle, lots of cobbled streets and town squares to visit.
Culture, cities, beach, family, history, beaches
GMT+ 1 hour
When to go:
Lisbon, (LIS) and many more
2.5 hours approx
Some are recommended or required by the Centres for Disease Control and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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