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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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On this eight-day tour, led by the award winning Peninsular War and Napoleonic historian Nick Lipscombe, we escape the main roads to discover the Portugal known so well to the men of Wellington’s Army during the years 1808– 1811.

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The Azores, set far out in the Atlantic Ocean, offer excellent walking, whale and dolphin watching, delicious seafood and the pleasures of island-hopping. We visit two islands of this Portuguese archipelago during a 9-day tour, which runs 19 – 27 May 2019 with a maximum of 14 pax and costs from £ 2581 pp.

  • Holiday duration: 9 days
  • Price from: £2,581
  • Operator: Kudu Travel
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Travel to Spain, Portugal and Morocco on a journey from Madrid to Marrakech, taking the long route for maximum adventure

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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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This luxurious honeymoon includes a few nights in Lisbon before flying onto Sao Miguel staying at the pretty port of Caloura in a boutique-style hotel. Then onto the island of Terceira and then finally Faial, staying in a converted fortress overlooking the famous marina of Horta.

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This extraordinarily scenic ride takes us through terraced vineyards and fields of olive and cork trees, along river-banks and over winding hills with sweeping valley views. The undulating landscapes of the Alentejo, with its traditional white-painted houses, give way to the citrus orchards of the Algarve and the breeze of the Atlantic Ocean.

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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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An 8-day holiday of botanical and birdwatching walks and excursions in the hills, steppes, woodlands and coastal wetlands of southern Portugal.

  • Holiday duration: 8 days
  • Price from: £1,395
  • Operator: Naturetrek
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This seven-night adventure to Madeira includes a variety of activities, which will excite all of the family. Visit the magical volcanic caves of Sao Vicente and swim in the lava pools, or volcanic beach at Seixal. Explore the island by jeep, foot and kayak, as you drive, boat and walk through colour-drenched landscapes and sun-drenched bays.

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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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