Portugal is an enchanting, timeless country of medieval towns, ancient vineyards, dusty olive groves and secret beaches.
Historic cities like Guimaraes and Coimbra are steeped in Portugal’s long and captivating history, and the northern city of Porto offers an irresistible mix of medieval chaos and 18th century elegance, with the River Douro at its heart. 21st century Lisbon is one Europe’s most exciting and engaging capital cities, bursting at the seams with contemporary culture: in art, music, theatre and cuisine – always accompanied by a typically Portuguese easy-going attitude.
To the south, the Algarve has been a popular beach destination for UK travellers since the 1960s. The secluded coves and sandy bays of the west coast are less well-known, and are home some of the quietest and best blue-flag beaches in Europe. In between, the beautiful UNESCO-protected city of Evora is the gateway to Portugal’s rural Alentejo heartland.
Getting to Portugal
There’s an excellent range of direct flights from the UK to Portugal’s three international airports: to Porto in the north, to the capital Lisbon, and to Faro in the south. Check-out our Flights Page for more details or call us for a chat on 017687 75672.
Getting around Portugal
By air - Domestic flights are quick and frequent between Porto, Lisbon and Faro. By train - Portugal's inter-city rail services are cheap and reliable. We recommend trains over domestic flights as they're often quicker and more cost-effective. By tram- Portugal’s modern tram and metro systems are an efficient and dependable way of getting around her main cities. Narrow-gauge wooden trams still rattle around the streets of Lisbon, Porto and Sintra, and are a much-loved tourist attraction. By car - Hire cars allow you to explore Portugal’s more rural regions. We’ll provide you with road maps, route advice and information on how to negotiate the country’s toll road system. By taxi - We’ll usually include taxi transfers for your arrival by air or train. If you’d prefer a holiday from driving, our resident guides can show you the must-see sights and sounds of Portugal.