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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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Although modern Portugal can be credited for its contributions to art, architecture and world-class dining, there’s a distant remnant of the Old Empire lying far from the mainland

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The Portugues Way – packs a lot into one of the shortest, and prettiest, of the pilgrims’ ways to Santiago. Never far from the Atlantic coast and with the rolling hills of Portugal and Galicia as a backdrop, the scenery is truly stunning. And with nine world heritage sites along the way the route is crammed full with history and culture.

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Follow the famed River Douro to find perfect walking, individual and stylish hotels, a fascinating history of a proud people - and excellent wines.

  • Holiday duration: 8 days
  • Price from: £1,095
  • Operator: Inntravel
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As a nine-island archipelago, the Azores certainly know how to show off island life. Be completely immersed in the Azorean culture as you explore two of the islands, discovering the best of both land and sea over the course of seven nights. Go whale watching twice, swim with wild dolphins and learn about the volcanic landscape of the islands.

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The perfect blend of walks, relaxation, delicious food and outstanding accommodation on this holiday in the heart of Portugal’s Algarve

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Discover the many charms of Las Beiras and Estremadura, together known as Centro de Portugal. Explore the vibrant cities of Coimbra, Viseu and Aveiro; get away from it all in the Sierra da Estrela and Planalto and marvel at the World Heritage sites in Batalha, Tomar, Alcobaca and Obidos - or take it easy on the surf-washed Atlantic coast...

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Hidden in the Algarve, away from the larger resorts, you will find two of our favourite rural properties. This itinerary takes you to the authentic Algarve, combining both the west and the east, allowing you to immerse yourself in culture, history and unspoiled landscapes on both sides of this popular region of Portugal.

  • Holiday duration: 9 days
  • Price from: £720
  • Operator: Sunvil
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The quieter, more traditional, side of Madeira offers thrilling walking off the beaten track through beautiful landscapes. New.

  • Holiday duration: 8 days
  • Price from: £590
  • Operator: Inntravel
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The Azores is becoming one of the European most popular honeymoon destinations. Stay in the peaceful fishing village of Coloura; with accommodation in the Quinta do Mar, an exclusive boutique hotel in this pretty coastal hamlet. Float in the famous geo-thermal swimming pools in Furnas and enjoy the stunning volcanic landscapes.

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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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