Portugal Holidays

Travel with us to explore the fascinating history, warm friendly people, gorgeous national parks and incredible beaches of Portugal. The country is bursting with an old-fashioned charm and its proud heritage can be felt everywhere.

From mediaeval castles, to picturesque villages scattered over meandering coastlines, to flower-covered hillsides, it's truly something to behold. The breath-taking sea cliffs, wild dune-covered beaches, protected coves and long sandy islands of Portugal's coastline have delighted visitors and locals alike for years.

Located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, being bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. The country also contains the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments. We offer a range of holidays to Portugal, such as sun holidays in the Algarve, city breaks in Lisbon and Porto, and even river cruises down the River Douro. 

A Madeira holiday offers something for everyone despite its small size, from incredible landscapes to a superb climate, this fabulous island has so much to keep visitors busy. The Algarve is one of the most popular sun holiday destinations in Europe, stretching across the southernmost tip of mainland Portugal, the Algarve is famous for its year round superb climate, fantastic beaches, dramatic landscape and quaint villages. A trip to Porto gives visitors an authentic and special Portuguese experience with much of the traditions, culture of the city and the magnificent architecture remaining untouched from modern influences. The 'city of the seven hills,' Lisbon has a unique look and personality, making it one of Europe's most attractive capitals.

Discover Northern Portugal, visit the charming Portuguese towns of Guimaraes and Braga before travelling on to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the one of the most famous pilgrimage destinations in the world.

All of these Portugal tours will help us fall in love with this charming country. If you’re planning to travel alone, we also have Solo Traveller options to the Algarve and Estoril for you to enjoy.

Our guided holidays to Portugal include return flights, with departures from Dublin, Cork, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, London and Bristol, the expertise of a knowledgeable local tour guide, hotel accommodation, all ground transfers and an exciting range of excursions and day trips – so you can forget the stress of planning and start packing!

Explore picturesque Portugal

From Lisbon to the Algarve

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Select A Guided Holiday To Portugal

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€899pp

Portugal

Estoril & The Lisbon Coast

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7

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4
Half Board

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€1,049pp

Portugal, Spain

Discover Porto, Braga and Santiago de Compostela

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7

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3 & 4
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€529pp

Portugal

Porto City Break

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3

Nights

3
B&B

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€779pp €599pp

Portugal

The Algarve Coast & Country

Fully
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7

Nights

3 & 4
Half Board

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€849pp

Portugal

Highlights of Madeira

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7

Nights

3 & 4
B&B (+1)

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€479pp

Portugal

Lisbon City Break

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3

Nights

3
B&B

Flights &
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€799pp

Portugal

The Algarve Coast & Country - Solo Traveller

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7

Nights

3
Half Board

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€1,079pp €999pp

Portugal

Estoril & The Lisbon Coast - Solo Traveller

Fully
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7

Nights

4
Half Board

Flights &
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€869pp

Portugal

Christmas Getaway To The Algarve

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7

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3 & 4
Half Board

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€959pp

Portugal

New Year Getaway To The Algarve

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7

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4
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Virtual Tour Of Portual

Our expert guide Paula Moreira takes us on a tour of her favourite places from Lisbon to Sintra and more.

Guided excursions to Lisbon

Portugal Tour Highlights

  • Relax on the beaches of Algarve and Estoril.
  • Enjoy a guided city tour of Lisbon and see the capital’s top sights.
  • Learn more about the Moorish influence in Portugal with a visit to the historic town of Silves
  • Experience the beautiful landscapes of Madeira.
  • Discover Port wine cellars and experience wine tasting in Porto.
  • Visit Braga, the oldest Christian city in Portugal.  

Top Tourist Attractions in Portugal

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Sintra Palace

A beautiful 16th century palace that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is where the Portuguese Royal Family formerly spent their summers, and the fairytale town is located in the hills of the Sintra Mountains.

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Algarve Beaches

On the Algarve's coast there are over 100 impressive beaches with incredible backdrops of dramatic cliffs and rock formations. Swimming in the sea is a pleasant experience as the temperature is surprisingly warm due to the maritime shelf. Also, dolphins and whales can often be spotted on this coast.

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Sao Jorge Castle

Set at the top of the Moorish quarters of Alfama, St George's Castle provides a perfect panoramic view of the city. From here you can see the Santuario do Cristo Rei, a 110ft replica of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro. You can also view the remains of the city cathedral which was destroyed, along with a great part of the rest of the city, in an earthquake in 1755.

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Dom Luís I bridge

A feat of 19th century engineering and an icon of Porto, this double decker bride was originally conceived by Gustave Eiffel, who designed the Eiffel Tower. It’s also one of the best places to see incredible views of Porto. 

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Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte

A Catholic shrine whose name means ‘Good Jesus of the Mount’, it has been a key pilgrimage site since the 1800s. It’s also one of the most popular photo opportunities in Portugal due to its impressive zig zag baroque staircase and from the top it offers impressive views of Braga.

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Madeira Botanical Gardens

Located in Funchal, the Botanical Gardens provides spectacular panoramic views over the mountainous backdrop, the city below and its bay with the deep blue waters of the Atlantic. The Botanical Gardens also offers a cable car ride that crosses the breath-taking Joao Gomes Stream Valley and travels high above the city of Funchal to the historical village of Monte.


Useful Information For Your Holiday To Portugal

To make your holiday as smooth as possible, we’ve outlined some general information that may be helpful to you when planning your next trip to Portugal. 

Weather in Portugal

Portugal experiences a typical Mediterranean climate with warm summers and wet winters. The summer heat is cooled by sea breezes making the conditions extremely pleasant. Maximum temperatures reach approximately 25°C and the country experiences about 11 to 12 hours of daylight per day during this season. Winter on the other hand reaches a maximum of around 16°C and daylight hours are between 5 to 6 hours on average. September to November are the most popular times for Portugal holidays, as well as March to June.

Time Zone & Currency

Portugal is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) throughout the year. The currency in Portugal is the Euro.  

Food & Drink in Portugal

While in Portugal you can enjoy delicious food matched with excellent local wines at very reasonable prices. Alongside famous dishes like Piri Piri chicken, you’ll find local favourites such as fresh sardines cooked on an open air grill, bacalhau (salted cod, cooked in several ways), caldo verde soup (the ultimate comfort food, involving potatoes,  kale and local  sausage), slow-cooked  Alentejano  pork and the soft  sheep's-milk cheese Queijoda Serra. Vinho  Verde is a refreshing, slightly sparkling white wine  which is light in alcohol and a perfect match for grilled fish, while wines from Portugal’s Douro Valley as well as the Dão and Alentejo regions are world-renowned.

Reading For Your Trip

  • Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier
  • Port and the Douro by Richard Mayson
  • The Unknown Islands by Raul Brandão

Portugal Holiday FAQs

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