Luxury Portugal Holidays

A country full of wonder

Our holidays in Portugal

Holidays in Portugal aren’t just about the mainland. Madeira in particular is a cultural hub with plenty of opportunities to explore and relax. Appealing to everyone from couples and groups, to families with young children, with a short flight time of around two-and-a-half-hours, this is the ideal country. Families will love the many Blue Flag beaches dotted along the coast in the Algarve, while the Lisbon Coast is home to cosmopolitan Lisbon and pretty fishing villages.

Couples will find plenty of opportunities to relax on holiday in Portugal, including beaches and luxury hotels with infinity pools, spas and excellent restaurants. The Algarve is perfect for golf lovers, as well as those wanting to enjoy walking and mountain biking, horse riding and lots more. Upmarket restaurants sit side by side with family run tavernas and little cafés where you can watch the busy cobbled streets of the towns.

Destinations in Portugal
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Algarve
The Algarve rolls out amber beaches and ocean-view golf courses along the cliff-fractured coast of southern Portugal. Wave-cut arches, long sands, lively beach resorts, whitewashed villages – it’s got them all.
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Lisbon Coast
Lisbon is in vogue right now – but what about its coastline? Delicate dunes, beach resorts, lighthouse-crowned coves and great surf decorate the shoreline bookending the Portuguese capital.
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Madeira
Madeira is an archipelago flung far off the south-west coast of Portugal. Most visitors hone in on the main island – also called Madeira – and its vineyards, beaches and flowering capital.
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Lisbon City
Lisbon may be famous for its yellow trams and custard tarts, but there is so much more to explore among the narrow, cobbled streets and the trendy shopping avenues that make up the Portuguese capital.

Portugal is the oldest country in Europe

Portugal's history means it has a lot to offer as a holiday destination. Whether you’re looking for quiet village charm, cosmopolitan towns or a golf and spa break, we have a fantastic range of luxury holidays to provide you with the best of Portugal.

The beautiful island of Madeira offers stunning views of the sea from most of the hotels, as well as rural interiors and upmarket restaurants where you can enjoy a fantastic range of dishes. Local vineyards allow you to enjoy a spectacular variety of wines, while the farmlands ensure all of the menus are created using locally sourced fruit, vegetables and seafood.
The Algarve is home to pristine Blue Flag beaches where you can enjoy lively water sports and bustling tavernas, as well as finding your own secluded cove. Head to the Lisbon Coast for beachy towns within easy reach of the country’s capital where you can experience this history and culture of Portugal. Take the cable car through the cobbled streets leading down to the sea or indulge in delicious international cuisine.

 

Family holidays in Portugal

With short flight times and year round sun, Portugal is a fantastic choice for a family holiday. Our choice of family-friendly hotels, as well as private transfers and support in resort make travelling with the kids a total breeze.


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When to go

Portugal has a mix of climates, including Mediterranean, so the weather depends on where you’ll be visiting. The Algarve in the south is famously sunny, with temperatures soaring from June and often peaking at 30°C in July. Winter and spring are pleasantly mild, too. Down in Madeira, meanwhile, an equal serving of sunshine in summer and rain in winter is what makes its famous gardens blossom. It tends to be a little milder down here in the winter, with temperatures in the mid-to-high teens.  

Visa Information

Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Portugal.

Tipping

Tipping in Portugal is generally optional. At cafés and when taking taxis, you can just round up to the nearest euro. When in restaurants, it’s common to leave around 10%.

Introduction to languages

The official language of Portugal is Portuguese. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.

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Samantha Grist

Madeira and the Algarve make a great multi-centre combination. Spend a week on the Algarve's beautiful beaches, then fly south to explore Madeira's dramatic mountains and valleys.

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