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Algarve Azores Lisbon Madeira Porto
24 June 2022 | 7 nights | 2 people
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All-inclusive break on the Algarve with flights
£99pp

All-inclusive • Flights inc

3-nights • Nov-Mar

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Lisbon & Porto twin escape w/flights & breakfast
£179pp

Breakfast • Flights inc

4-nights • November

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Trendy Lisbon city break
£396pp

Accom only • Flights inc

3-nights • May

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Algarve: deluxe all-inc week w/flights, save 20%
£573pp

All-inclusive • Flights inc

7-nights • May

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Madeira: 5* luxury half-board week w/flights
£747pp

Half-board • Flights inc

7-nights • June

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Algarve: Luxury 5* half-board week w/flights, save £50pp
£630pp

Half-board • Flights inc

7-nights • October

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Quarantine free
4* Lisbon break w/flights & Yellow Bus Tour
£219pp

Breakfast • Flights inc

2-nights • July

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Quarantine free
Discover the natural wonders of the Portuguese Azores w/breakfast, car hire & flts
£579pp

Breakfast • Flights inc

7-nights • November

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Algarve: LUX* all-inc week w/flights, save 25%
£797pp

All-inclusive • Flights inc

7-nights • June

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Algarve: LUX* week w/breakfast & flights (Praia da Rocha)
£532pp

Breakfast • Flights inc

7-nights • May

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Algarve: luxury 5* week w/breakfast & flights (Sao Rafael)
£680pp

Breakfast • Flights inc

7-nights • May

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About Portugal

Though many of Portugal’s tourists flock to the Algarve coastline for sunny beaches and golf, the nation’s urban centres are not to be missed. Lisbon, the capital, and Porto offer visitors an easy-going culture, warm weather and good value for money. Both cities mix a rich mercantile past with modern art and contemporary living.

Food and drink

Being on the Atlantic coast, seafood is naturally the staple cuisine. In Lisbon, try a city specialty, lulas recheadas (stuffed squid). The must-have pastry is pastéis de nata, a custard-filled tart. Head to the waterfront for late-night caipirinhas in the buzzing nightclubs. Porto is famous for tripe soup, the Francesinha sandwich and (of course) port wine.

Shopping

Chiado is Lisbon’s fashion district, with a combination of brand-name clothiers, independent shops and a giant shopping mall. Check out Principe Real for more upscale shopping. Mercado do Bolhão is Porto’s traditional market of fruits, vegetables, meat and handicrafts. Pick up local ceramics and some port wine.

Things to see and do

  • Castelo de São Jorge (Castle of St George) - Atop Lisbon’s highest hill, this 15th-century royal residence offers a giant periscope and panoramic city views.
  • Museu Nacional do Azulejo (National Tile Museum) - Portugal’s artistry and history can be found in the evolution of its tile designs and colours.
  • Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian - A garden oasis in downtown Lisbon surrounds this private art collection, which includes Oriental art and European masters.
  • National Museum of Ancient Art - Familiarise yourself with national history and culture through Portuguese paintings and artifacts found from shipwrecks.
  • Douro River - The six bridges that connect Porto to Vila Nova de Gaia provide beautiful views of the port towns. A daylong cruise up the Douro River is a relaxing way to explore the deep Douro Valley.
  • Escape the city bustle in Lisbon Botanical Gardens.
  • Listen to Fado, traditional Portuguese music, in one of the many Fado clubs in Lisbon’s Alfama district.
  • Relax on a boat tour along the capital’s coast.
  • Take an art class or workshop in printmaking, weaving, or tile painting.
  • Explore the wine cellars in the Porto hills and finish with port tastings.

When to visit

If you're planning a holiday in Portugal, our top picks for the best time to travel would be andune

June

Sunshine, warmth and festivals; visit during the feast of St Anthony when Lisbon goes crazy for sardines and, aided by the matchmaker saint, single girls perform rituals to help them find a husband

Things to do in Portugal

Portugal Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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18th May 2022 by Italian Trip Abroad

How to spend a perfect weekend in Porto | Plan your next Porto City Break

If you wish to enjoy a mixture of rich history and a modernised city, a weekend in Porto is perfect for you! It is geographically located at the mouth of the Douro River in Northern Portugal. The city’s rich cultural history is evident in its architecture and culture. Meanwhile, Porto is also a modern city with plenty of nightlife and restaurants to enjoy. So if you’re looking for a Porto City break, there are plenty of things to see and do. So we decided to take a weekend break in Porto,...

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16th May 2022 by Budget Traveller

Best sunset cruise in Lisbon? Try FRS Portugal

All the great cities in the world are often defined by a river. Take London, Paris, Bangkok or Kolkata, all these cities have a pulse of life and an element of grandeur thanks to the river running through them. Of all the cities that have a river running through them, Lisbon is probably my favourite city. I remember the first time coming to Lisbon 12 years ago and on the first morning I woke up for a walk and meandered my way through the city....

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25th March 2022 by PommieTravels

3 days in Lisbon itinerary

Lisbon is without a doubt one of the prettiest cities in Europe. It also happens to be one of the most affordable European cities to visit, so it’s a great spot for a quick city break that won’t break the bank. Numerous low cost airlines fly to Lisbon within Europe and you can often find some great flight deals to Lisbon from the US too. If you’re thinking about spending a long weekend in Lisbon, I’ve put together a 3 day itinerary that includes all the major sights, plus the magical...

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6th December 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel

7 best things to do in Tavira, Portugal

One of the prettiest towns in the Algarve, Tavira is blessed with beautiful beaches. This small city in Portugal is also popular for its island, such as the Tavira island, which is a long sandy beach. If you’re not a fan of beaches, then you can visit the city’s castle which has magnificent city views that will leave you in awe. With Tavira’s nice weather and awesome tourist destinations, you will surely have a holiday vacation trip to remember!...

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22nd November 2021 by Bemused Backpacker

10 best foods and drinks you must try in Madeira

Madeira is a stunning island that will amaze with its beauty, opportunity for adventure and endless attractions for travellers to discover, but it is Madeira’s food and drink that will truly make any trip here special. Here are the top 10 essential foods, drink and dining experiences you should not miss on your trip to Madeira....

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15th November 2021 by Bemused Backpacker

Discovering Porto Santo from Madeira

Porto Santo is the perfect companion to a trip to Madeira. Where Madeira is lush, green and action packed, Porto Santo is eternally laid back and uncrowded with the perfect stretches of golden, sandy beaches that Madeira is missing. If you are looking for a quiet escape from everything then Porto Santo is the perfect quick break for you, and here is everything that you need to know to plan your visit....

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11th October 2021 by Bemused Backpacker

The top 15 things to see and do in Madeira

Madeira is one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations, and for very good reason. Situated half way between Europe and Africa in the middle of a Portuguese archipelago, it boasts year round good weather, stunning volcanic landscapes, UNESCO heritage forest parks filled with waterfalls and lagoons and a cuisine famed for its local delicacies. It’s small size means that travellers can easily explore it in a relatively short time period, but make no mistake this little island packs a...