Portugal Travel & Holiday Packages
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Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, one of the oldest cities in the world, and the second-oldest European capital city (after Athens), predating other modern European capitals by centuries. Plain and patterned, ornamental and utilitarian, blue-and-white and polychrome – azulejos adorn facades all over Lisbon. Like Rome, Lisbon sits astride seven hills, which equates to a different view for every day of the week it is nowadays considered one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities of Europe. Enjoy Lisbon like the locals do, at an easy and unhurried pace, and you'll quickly fall for its...
Northern Portugal is a culturally varied region, inhabited since prehistoric times. The region offers an abundance of castles, shrines, churches, natural parks, mountains and more dating from the 12th century onwards. Ancient towns like Guimarães and Braga are some of the oldest in europe. Easily accessible from Porto and Galicia in Northern spain, offering fantastic opportunities for a self-drive itinerary off the beaten track. In the Northern Portugal you can cruise along the Douro River, explore the city of Porto, Guimarães and Brega with its remarkable 12th century cathedral, or discover geological...
The southern edge of Portugal, The Algarve, is known for its Atlantic beaches and golf resorts. Whitewashed fishing villages on low cliffs overlooking sandy coves were transformed in the 1960s, and now its central coast between Lagos and Faro is lined with villas, hotels, bars and restaurants. The region's western Atlantic coast and rugged interior are less developed. The principal city in Algarve, Faro, offers visitors the perfect combination of modern amenities and natural beauty. Shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities abound, and scenic gardens and open spaces provide pockets of relaxation...
The Portuguese city of Porto is best known for two things: its river, the Douro, an evermore popular choice for river cruises, and its port. But the historic hillside city itself should not be overlooked. One of the oldest cities in Europe, its maze of steep and narrow cobbled streets is home to beautiful plazas, churches and houses with colourfully tiled façades. Porto is a historic and varied city, from the warren of narrow streets that make up the ancient Ribeira district through to the grand plaza of the Trindade district. The region is famed for the production of Port, which is still stored and matured in the vast cellars.
When to visit
The climate in Portugal varies considerably from one region to another and is influenced by the proximity to the sea, which offers mild winters, especially in the Algarve. In the Porto & Norte area and Centro region, particularly inland, nearer Spain, the winters are colder, although the temperatures are still mild when compared to the rest of Europe. The summers are warm and dry, especially in the inland areas (Trás-os-Montes in north-eastern Portugal and Alentejo).
High Season (Jul–Aug): High temperatures are commonplace and warmer ocean temperatures with highs around 28 °C.
Shoulder (Apr–Jun & Sep–Nov): Wildflowers and mild days are ideal for hikes and outdoor activities. Lively festivals take place in June
Low Season (Dec–Mar): Shorter, rainier days with freezing temperatures at higher elevations. Attractions keep shorter hours, and many beach lodgings close for winter.
Portugal has an extensive railway network, making for scenic travel between destinations.
The One Country Portugal Pass from InterRail gives you unlimited travel on any three, four, five, six or eight days over a month (2nd class and 1st class).
Tram lovers shouldn’t miss the charming relics rattling through the narrow streets of Lisbon and Porto.
Other than river cruises along the Rio Douro from Porto and the Rio Tejo from Lisbon, Portugal’s only remaining waterborne transport is cross-river ferries. Commuter ferries include those across the Rio Tejo to/from Lisbon and across the mouth of the Rio Sado between Setúbal and Tróia.
Self drive holidays give you the freedom to explore your own way in your own time. No early starts, no crowds or being herded around. Portugal’s modest network of estradas (highways) is gradually spreading across the country. Main roads are sealed and generally in good condition. To rent a car in Portugal you should be at least 25 years old and have held your driving licence for more than a year. The widest choice of car-hire depot is at Lisbon, Porto and Faro airports.
- Planning to hire a car in Portugal? Be aware travellers from other countries than EU, USA and Brazil should obtain an International Driving Permit (IDP).
- Cover shoulders, torso and thighs when visiting churches and other religious monuments.
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Discover alongside dramatic geographic landscapes, turquoise beaches, a rich gastronomy scene, and all the Port and bacalhau (salted cod fish) you can ask for. Its superb cuisine, fine wines and hospitable people make this a tourist paradise. Admire idyllic scenery from the dramatic rock formations of the Algarve to the enchanting vineyards of the Douro Valley. You will soon understand the allure of Portugal, with its sensational blend of captivating cities and sandy beaches. Encounter history in the castles, palaces and cobblestones villages typical around the country.
Visit Lisbon, the lively and charismatic capital and Porto in Northern Portugal with its extraordinary cityscape in the steep cleft of the Douro river having UNESCO World Heritage status is breathtaking. In the Alentejo region, explore Evora one of the best tourist destinations of central Portugal, it is a delightful city that exudes Portuguese charm and boasts a vast array of fascinating historical monuments.
If that’s enough to entice you, the Island of Madeira or nine islands of the Azores await you with a tropical climate and a collection of contrasting landscapes and adventurous activities. Come and discover the charms of the Iberian Peninsula!
Flying to Portugal
Main International Airports of Portugal are - Aeroporto de Lisboa (Lisbon) Metro trains head downtown 20 minutes, frequent departures 6.30am to 1am. AeroBus departs every 20 minutes from 7am to 11pm. Private transfers to the centre takes 15 minutes; Aeroporto Francisco Sá Carneiro (Porto) Metro do Porto violet line E (direction Estádio do Dragão) links to downtown Porto, around 45 minutes. Private transfers to the centre and take an hour; Aeroporto de Faro (Faro) Proximo city buses 14 and 16 run to the bus station every 30 minutes from June to August, slightly less frequently in low season. From the bus station, it's an easy stroll to the centre. Private transfers take around 10 minutes;