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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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Classic levada walks through varied scenery of Portuguese mountains and coastline interspersed with stays in high-quality hotels.

  • Holiday duration: 8 days
  • Price from: £845
  • Operator: Inntravel
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Discover the Alentejo region in Portugal. Vibrant Lisboa and monumental Sintra, Vila Nova de Milfontes on the dramatic coast, historic Evora and the glittering marble towns. World class wines and gastronomy to match.

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An unspoiled coastline with breathtaking beaches and a tranquil interior are complemented by a unique blend of both traditional and modern accommodation, providing a gentle walking holiday with a fabulous variety of scenery.

  • Holiday duration: 8 days
  • Price from: £730
  • Operator: Inntravel
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7 night 'Whale and Dolphin Watching Holiday (A)' from £1,078 per person based on 2 sharing. Price includes flights from London Gatwick to Ponta Delgada, São Miguel. Transfers or car hire. 7 nights accommodation. Four hour whale and dolphin watching trips with a briefing from a Marine Biologist.

  • Holiday duration: 8 days
  • Price from: £1,078
  • Operator: Sunvil
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UNESCO may have discovered The Azores but this stunning archipelago still feels untouched. This 4-night break includes the highlights of Sao Miguel, the largest island and combines peaceful island life with adventurous exploring. Whale watching, cycling and kayaking amongst the volcanic landscape are just some of the experiences you’ll enjoy.

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Lisboa, Coimbra, Porto – three magnificent, exciting cities in one compact tour. Lively bars, outdoor cafes, buzzing restaurants, Fado shows – Portugal’s cities are full of life! You'll find world-class food and wine and the wild Atlantic coast is never far away!

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A luxurious Lisbon break on the coast from £1,050pp based on 2-sharing. Price includes return flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon (other airports on request). Private transfers as detailed. 3-nights Palácio do Governador, Lisbon Bed & Breakfast. 4-nights Albatroz Hotel, Cascais Bed & Breakfast.

  • Holiday duration: 8 days
  • Price from: £1,050
  • Operator: Sunvil
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A wine-lover’s delight and a wonderful way to discover small-town, rural Portugal in a trip full of contrasts.

From medieval Alto Alentejo to historic Viseu, heart of the Dão, on to the vineyards of the Douro Valley and on to the verdant hills of the Minho in the far north – there’s so much to see along the way!

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Easy routes meander alongside lagoons, lakes and beaches, with plenty of time to relax by the sea, watch the birds and learn about the maritime heritage.

  • Holiday duration: 7 days
  • Price from: £840
  • Operator: Inntravel
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Minho Coast - Porto - Douro Valley
The perfect introduction to Northern Portugal. Visit the delightful fortress towns of Valença, Moncao and Melgaco along the Minho . Discover Porto and Guimaraes, World Heritage Sites full of culture and don't miss the fantastic Port wines.

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