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Luxury Holidays Europe / Portugal

Fado music rings out from the open doors of Lisbon’s late-night bars evoking a sense of the Portuguese soul. All around are wide, tree-lined avenues enriched by Art Nouveau buildings, mosaic pavements and street cafés infused by an unhurried ambience.

A little way along the coast the beach resorts of the Portuguese Riviera sweep into view, while up in the cool hills lies Sintra, a magical place described by Byron as ‘a garden of earthly paradise’. Far to the south, the ever popular Algarve attracts sun seekers to its one hundred mile coastline.

By the gently shelving beaches, limpid waters wash romantic coves that are ideal for swimming, whilst the ocean is a playground for watersports enthusiasts. Limestone cliffs and natural grottoes form the backdrop for endless family activities, whilst those in search of Portugal’s past head for commanding sights such as Sagres fortress – a legacy of an Arabian past. The rich history is reflected in a fusion cuisine that includes spicy chicken piri-piri and salted sardines freshly plucked from the sea, tempered by refreshing rosé wines. 

Portugal Essentials

Approx. Flight Times London to Lisbon 2 hours 40 minutes / Faro 2 hours 50 minutes / Funchal 3 hours 45 minutes
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Portugal Hotels & Itineraries

Introducing some of the best 5 star resorts in Portugal.

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When to visit Portugal

Southern Portugal including the Algarve enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and mild winters. July and August are hot but temperatures are moderated by sea breezes. A good time to visit Portugal is May to June and September to October, where days are pleasantly warm and sunny.

The best things do to in Portugal

- Enjoy a round of golf on one of the numerous world class golf courses

- Explore Lisbon's Alfama district on foot with its medieval alleyways and winding streets

- Savour freshly caught seafood at a local restaurant
- Enjoy wine tastings and exclusive dining at the Cave de Vinhos - the cellar at the Vila Vita Parc Hotel, housing over 11,000 bottles of wine
- Absorb the atmosphere of the numerous festivals held throughout the year
- Try windsurfing at the Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel

- Afternoon tea overlooking Funchal on the Tea Terrace at Reid's Palace

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