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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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A walking holiday in the Minho and the Douro Valley, two of the most famous wine growing regions of Portugal

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Straddling the mouth of the River Douro, Porto gives a glimpse of a Portugal untouched by the tourist hordes. Get to know the city and the nearby Douro Valley where you will get to try some of the local produce.

  • Holiday duration: 5 days
  • Price from: £699
  • Operator: Cities Direct
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Experience riding the famous Lusitano horse in an unspoilt area of Portugal less than 1hr from Lisbon. Half board is included in the price as well as a personalised riding programme designed especially for you. Choose from flat or jump lessons, cross counrty and hacking out through eucalyptus and pines trees, olive groves and rivers.

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A two week island hopping holiday visiting three of the Azores' most spectacular islands with some guided trips and plenty of time to explore on your own, including time to visit Pico. This holiday includes your flights.

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An epic adventure! Bring your own car or motorbike to Santander and cut a swathe right through the heart of Spain to Porto on the Atlantic coast before looping back through Galicia to the northern coast and the Picos de Europa mountains, this holiday is full of delightful contrasts from start to finish!

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Delve into the journey of Pilgrims and walk from Porto to Santiago de Compostela

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Explore Portugal’s most iconic and distinctive cities on a fantastic classic rail journey, with self-guided walking tours through the ancient streets.

  • Holiday duration: 11 days
  • Price from: £1,445
  • Operator: Inntravel
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Pass ten nights travelling around the Azores island ‘triangle’ of Faial, São Jorge, and Pico. Guided day tours will show you all the highlights, from the great volcanic Caldeira crater and the idyllic Sete Fontes Forest Park to the famed Criação Velha vineyards and the Gruta das Torres lava cave.

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The Azores Three Island Tour (D) is available from £1,601 per person for 10 nights (based on 2 people sharing). Price includes return flights from London Heathrow, all transfers, guided excursions and bed & breakfast accommodation at the Caloura Hotel, Charming Blue Hotel and Do Caracol Hotel.

  • Holiday duration: 11 days
  • Price from: £1,601
  • Operator: Sunvil
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With its mild climate, intriguing history, idyllic scenery and deliciously simple gastronomy, Portugal is the perfect year round destination. This twin centre break combines the fascinating history of Lisbon with the charm of the former sleepy fishing village of Cascais, beautifully situated on Portugal’s stunning west coast.

  • Holiday duration: 8 days
  • Price from: £499
  • Operator: Cities Direct
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