Portugal Holidays

Nestled in the far west of the Iberian Peninsula, colourful Portugal enchants with a unique blend of vibrant cities, golden beaches, serene countryside and idyllic islands. Welcoming solo travellers, couples, families and groups alike, it’s a destination offering the full gamut of holiday experiences. Whether you're yearning for a tranquil escape enveloped by olive groves and vineyards, an excitement-packed beach holiday under cloudless skies or a tour around awe-inspiring historical sites, Portugal's rich and diverse offerings ensure unforgettable holidays to match all budgets.


Portugal embraces a myriad of sublime holiday destinations, each offering distinct experiences ranging from urban city buzz to tranquil seaside retreats. In this incredible country, you’ll find everything from the architecturally rich Lisbon to the lush island escapes of Madeira.


Lisbon, Portugal's coastal capital, marries historic colonial architecture with striking modern vistas making it an ideal choice for those seeking to immerse themselves in enriching culture and history. Highlights include the majestic Sao Jorge Castle and the unique experience of taking tram 28, which winds its way through the city’s most historic quarters.


Porto, famed for its port wine and rustic charm, is a coastal city in Northwest Portugal. With its UNESCO-listed Ribeira district and elegant Douro riverfront, Porto provides a perfect blend of tradition and modernity.


Nestled on Portugal’s southernmost tip, the Algarve boasts some of the best beaches in Europe. It’s a haven for sunseekers, water sports enthusiasts and those seeking mouth-watering local cuisine. Cities like Faro and Albufeira hold distinct appeal for their lively atmospheres and stunning coastal views.


A remote archipelago known for its lush landscapes and temperate climate, Madeira offers a unique blend of nature and adventure. From hiking along the levada irrigation channels to sampling the world-famous Madeira wine, there's a wealth of experiences waiting for explorers.


A UNESCO World Heritage site, Sintra is a Romanticist retreat perched amidst luscious mountains. With several historic palaces and castles, this charming town guarantees a transportive experience, whisking you back to an age of opulence and grandeur.

Where to Stay

Whether you're seeking the dynamic streets of Lisbon and Porto, the coastal escapes of the Algarve or the pastoral delights of rural areas like Alentejo, Portugal offers a variety of choice accommodations catering to all tastes.

For a family holiday

Algarve, beaming with sublime beaches, watersports and unsurpassed resorts, is the perfect spot for an unforgettable family holiday. For a cultural city experience bursting with history and entertainment, Lisbon, Porto and Coimbra are all ideal picks.

For a couples holiday

Sintra's enigmatic charm makes for a romantic retreat, while the Douro Valley's scenic landscapes create an intimate getaway. For an exotic escape, consider Madeira or the Azores, both teeming with idyllic sights and unique experiences.

For a holiday with friends

Portugal promises a top-notch destination for old pals and colleagues seeking to reconnect or celebrate special occasions. Try the Douro valley is beautiful in spring, look to the Azores, Madeira and the Algarve in summer, Sintra and Madeira in autumn, and embrace the vibrant Lisbon in winter.

When to Visit

While Portugal enjoys a temperate climate all year round, the peak season between June to August offers the warmest weather and a full itinerary of entertaining festivities. For a quieter time, the shoulder seasons of spring and autumn afford great weather, lesser crowds and competitive deals. Winter remains a great option budget-wise, particularly for city breaks, when the cultural sights remain as alluring as ever.