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Holidays to Portugal

Forget geographical proximity - Portugal is thrillingly different from Spain, quietly tending wonders ripe for savvy discovery. Its immense Atlantic shore mixes dune-backed beaches with rugged sea-cliffs and fishing spots sizzling seafood by the quay. The vast Alentejo – a third of Portugal - is a lush patchwork of vineyards, cork woods and medieval hill towns. Nature stars in the Sierra Estrela's rugged peaks and the trail-laced wilds of the Peneda-Geres National Park.

The atmospheric glories of Lisbon – among Europe's cheapest as well as loveliest capitals - are complemented by the sherry mecca of Porto plus myriad less-explored beauties. Discover Portugal's early history amid the cobbled lanes of Guimaraes – its 11th century first capital. Delve the ancient university towns of Coimbra and Evora, and the 'Iberian Venice' of Aveiro. And make time too to reassure Europe's gentlest people that, though their global empire has gone, their country remains a global wonder.

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Discover the remarkable palaces, castles and architectural treasures of Sintra, the luxuriant 'garden of Lisbon', from some exceptional hotels.

  • Holiday duration: 8 days
  • Price from: £795
  • Operator: Inntravel
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Idyllic island walking holiday on Madeira's glorious mountain trails

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Portugal, Cape St Vincent - Walks and Orchids on the Edge of Europe - is a gently paced walking holiday in search of the orchids, endemic plants and migrant birds on Cape St Vincent in the spring. Running 27 Mar - 3 Apr 2022 (max 14 guests) this tour has expert guides & includes a boat trip plus visits to museums, 14C churches & mediaeval castles.

  • Holiday duration: 8 days
  • Price from: £2,118
  • Operator: Kudu Travel
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On this holiday you will be riding in the beautiful Alentejo region of Portugal. This exclusive package combines a flexible riding programme of top quality tuition with outstanding trail rides. Set within breathtaking countryside you can relax and unwind at this family run equestrian centre, and with easy access and collection from Faro and Lisbon.

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Round tour of Northern Portugal - A longer tour taking in all the highlights of North Portugal yet without too much driving. Visit historic Porto with its charming old quarter and the breathtaking valleys, Douro, Lima and Minho. Try the world class Port wines Douro and Vinho Verde.

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A self-guided hike in the hills of green Peneda. from Soajo, via Brufe with its famous Restaurant Aboncahado, and the Roman Road to Emaus, before a final walk over the hill to your converted monastery at Santa Maria do Bouro. Visit Braga and Porto too, and relax in this unspoilt part of sunny Portugal.

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Leisurely visit to Portugal’s beautiful northern region with time for independent exploration. Two full days in Porto, to include an excursion to the Atlantic coast. Wonderful selection of sacred & secular buildings including Bom Jesus do Monte with its stunning views. We stay in Porto’s city centre, then in historic hotels in Pinhão & Monção.

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Explore the fascinating trams and railway networks of Portugal. We ride on a steam hauled train through the Douro Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as heritage and modern trams. There is free time to explore the delightful Iberian cities of Lisbon and Porto as well as visits to railway museums.

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Out in the mid-Atlantic, these fascinating islands beg exploration – magnificent volcanic landscapes, great walking and the chance of whale spotting.

  • Holiday duration: 15 days
  • Price from: £1,745
  • Operator: Inntravel
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Madrid - Porto - Santiago - Discover two countries in one trip. Take in the charms and highlights of Northern Portugal combined with some of Spain’s grandest cities.

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