With a winning combination of dramatic scenery, golden beaches and culture-clad cities, Portugal is a diverse country that promises plenty of treasured memories. Our fantastic collection of fully escorted coach holidays showcases the country at its best, and with the choice of travelling by luxury coach or air, you’re guaranteed the holiday of a lifetime.
Located on the southwestern tip of Europe, Portugal enjoys a Mediterranean climate which is calmed by sea breezes from the Atlantic – perfect for sightseeing! Famous for its artistic heritage and port wine, Porto is a cultural haven that doesn’t disappoint. Admire the pastel-coloured buildings, azulejo tiles and hilltop castle of capital Lisbon, or soak up the historic treasures and ancient architecture of Évora – there’s discoveries to be made wherever you choose to go.
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Soak up the sun and enjoy a picturesque tour of firm favourites, Spain and Portugal, as we visit Porto, Lisbon, Granada, Madrid and more!
Discover the splendours of Spain and Portugal’s most outstanding destinations, staying in Paradors and Pousadas for a true luxury experience.
As one of the oldest nations in Europe, Portugal has been influenced by many different cultures, which makes for a unique holiday experience. From character-clad old towns and ancient monuments, to dominating castles and magnificent churches, towns and cities such as Evora, Porto and Lisbon all boast a wealth of history.
There’s no shortage of stunning scenery either. Head to Braga and admire the ornate fountains, picture-perfect gardens and iconic staircase, or let yourself be mesmerisied by the elegant squares and spectacular architecture of Guimarães. And, with many attractions in Portugal’s cities boasting panoramic views, you can admire the country’s beauty from a different perspective – remember your camera!
Of course, the national cuisine needs a mention. From delectable port wine to the sweet pastel de nata, you won’t go hungry in Portugal!
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Porto – one of the oldest cities in Europe, admire centuries of history in the alleyways of the city centre which sits alongside cutting-edge architectureView Tour
As the home of port wine, a glass or two of this sweet drink is a must when in Portugal! For centuries it’s been made in the Douro Valley, one of the world’s oldest and most beautiful vineyard areas, and the city of Porto is also renowned for its port houses.
Originating from Northern Portugal, Caldo Verde is a soup that contains kale, onions, potatoes, garlic and chorizo. It is one of the most popular soups and dishes in Portugal – so much so that it is listed as one of the Seven Wonders of Portuguese Gastronomy!
One of the most iconic dishes around the world, piri-piri chicken is extremely popular in Portugal. You’ll find it on most restaurant menus, but one of the best places to savour this mouth-watering meal is a churrascarias.
The country’s most famous dessert – and probably most famous food overall – is the pastel de nata. This sweet, creamy egg tart was originally cooked up by monks in the 18th century, and is now a national favourite.
With so much on offer, you might need some inspiration! We’ve hand-picked a selection of favourite destinations and provided an overview of the very best highlights...
St. George's Castle
With its commanding hilltop position overlooking Lisbon, St. George’s Castle is a true sight to behold. Uncover the traces of the Moorish neighbourhood at the archaeological site, explore the engaging museum, admire the impressive battlements and, of course, take in the panoramic city views.
One of the most iconic landmarks in Portugal, the Jerónimos Monastery was commissioned by King Manuel I in 1501. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, the monument boasts immense historic and cultural significance.
Torre de Belém
Built to guard the river entrance into Lisbon’s harbour, the Torre de Belém is a symbol of Portugal’s Age of Discovery during the 16th century. Set over various levels, highlights including the King’s Chamber, the Bulwark Nave and the Tower Terrace, where you can take in beautiful views of the city and river.
The most visible landmark in the city, the 75-metre Clérigos Tower dominates the skyline. Built between 1735 and 1748 in a Baroque style, there are over 200 steps to climb and doing so will reward you with a breathtaking panorama of the river, coastline and distant Douro valley.
Located by the River Douro, Ribeira is bursting with authenticity and culture. With quaint, terraced houses reflecting the river, beautifully decorated façades and plenty of picturesque pathways to get lost in, this is a must-visit area of the city.
Located right in the centre of Porto, Livraria Lello is one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world. Designed in Art Nouveau and Neo-Gothic style, you’ll find intricately carved wood-panelling, a stained-glass skylight and a grand red staircase, which is said to have inspired the in Hogwarts from the Harry Potter books!