Portugal is a well-kept secret – a country of rugged landscapes, sophisticated cities, rural backwaters and sharply contrasting traditions.
Diverse landscapes abound from the vineyards of the Douro Valley to the popular Algarve’s glorious beaches. Portugal has a rich seafaring heritage, superb beaches, charming villages and interesting cities. One of Europe’s premier golfing and tennis destinations, a holiday to Portugal offers infinite options for any traveller and has many superb options for family holidays to Portugal.
The Algarve, the legendary southern coast of Portugal is famed for its cleanliness, breathtaking cliff formations, golden beaches and a myriad of great restaurants and top quality golf courses; all complimented by an ideal climate and exceptional resorts. Therefore Portugal is and ideal destination for sun worshippers seeking a relaxing beach holiday.The Algarve offers plenty of activities for all age groups from horse riding to the new generation of modern spa treatments and therapies. Children are always welcome and well catered for, making it an ideal family destination.
Whether you’re after a private villa with your own pool or a beach resort with a range of facilities, a holiday to Portugal could be just right for you. Call our Mediterranean holiday specialists to tailor-make your holiday today.
Low Season: January - March and October - December
High Season: June - September
Time Zone: GMT 0 hours
Flight Time: 2.5 hours
From its majestic medieval castles and quaint cobblestone villages to the golden vista of its stunning coastline and the buzz of its cosmopolitan cities, Portugal is a small country with plenty to offer in the way of variety and contrast. No where is this more apparent than across its captivating countryside, where rolling green hills swoop into deep valleys and sprawling vineyards until they reach the soaring mountain peaks that form the border with Spain. The country’s colourful history is everywhere you look, from the elaborate architecture of the cities to the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and the simple but delicious cuisine draws from the very best of the fertile countryside and endless coastline.
Our helpful team of European experts are regular visitors to Portugal, and know all that there is to know about the myriad attractions of this beautiful country. Frequently returning to the resorts and hotels that we sell in order to stay up to date with all the latest developments, they are not only knowledgeable but also truly passionate about Portugal as a holiday destination – and committed to ensuring that you soon feel the exact same way.
Portugal can virtually guarantee baking sun throughout the summer months, certainly between June and September, when temperatures average 30°C. If you are keen to do some hiking or explore the cities and archaeological sites then May and October may be better months to visit, when temperatures are less fierce.