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Portugal holidays 2020 & 2021

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On the western edge of the continent, Portugal is home to culturally rich cities influenced by its leading role in the Age of Discovery, as well as an abiding Catholic faith that it shares with nearby Spain. Our specialists will draw on their knowledge of the country to plan your tour of Portugal, where you could hear melancholy fado music in Lisbon, taste port wine in Porto and the Douro Valley, and sample the traditional custard tarts of Belém.

They can also plan a Portugal holiday that explores the country’s complex history. Visit Moorish alleyways in Évora, Roman ruins and a Baroque pilgrimage site in Braga, and the place where Henry the Navigator launched Portugal’s great nautical age. If you prefer landscapes, we can help you explore the storybook gardens and palaces of Sintra or the verdant volcanic islands of the Azores. We can also help you find the least-crowded beaches in the sunny Algarve.

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Suggested tours for Portugal

These tours give you a starting point for what your trip to Portugal could entail. They cover routes we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favourite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

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Practical tips for travelling to Portugal, from social protocols to guidance on money matters, with a link to the latest government travel advice.

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Our expert guides to travelling in Portugal

Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Portugal. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Portugal at its best.

  • Twin lakes, Sete Cidades, São Miguel

    Introducing the Azores

    A clutch of volcanic islands in the middle of the Atlantic, the Azores boast a vast array of landscapes. Portugal team member Jess discusses highlights of the archipelago, including cheese and wine tastings and a volcano that emerged in the 1950s.

  • Bairro Alto, Lisbon

    Exploring Lisbon: a city guide

    In Lisbon, you can visit a Moorish castle, explore the impacts of the devastating 1755 earthquake with a local guide, and experience a live fado performance. Here, Portugal specialist Geoff shares how to get the most out of your visit.

  • Cataplana, Algarve

    Eat your way around Portugal

    Portuguese food isn’t as well known as Spanish cuisine, but it holds similar charms. Discover why locals prefer bacalhau to fresh cod, where people line up to get custard tarts and why a small town bakes phallic pastries.

  • Douro River, Porto

    A guide to Porto and the Douro Valley

    There’s much more to Porto than the first four letters of its name, from walking tours to catamaran cruises. Portugal specialist Kevin shares his tips for exploring the city, and for spending time in the Douro Valley’s traditional towns and vineyards.

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