Touring Holidays In Portugal
Travel with us to explore the fascinating history, warm friendly people, gorgeous national parks and incredible beaches of Portugal. Our guided holidays to Portugal include return flights, the expertise of a knowledgeable local tour guide, hotel accommodation, all ground transfers and an exciting range of excursions and day trips – so you can forget the stress of planning and start packing!
Explore picturesque Portugal
From Lisbon to the Algarve
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Top Places To Visit & Tourist Attractions In Portugal
Located just outside the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, this coastal region has a variety of experiences to offer visitors. From incredible beaches to rich history, our holidays to this area provide something for everyone. We’ll visit the Castle of Sintra, a 16th-century palace and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nestled within the mountains, this castle has a fairytale-feel and was once home to the Portuguese Royal Family. Other notable sites in the region that we’ll visit include the picturesque town of Óbidos, the scenic fishing village of Nazaré, and Alcobaça which is home to a 12th century monastery.
The colourful city of Porto is known not only for its excellent port wine production, but also its wonderfully preserved medieval architecture. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city boasts an array of galleries, museums and historical landmarks to visit. On our holidays to Porto, we’ll take guided tours to highlights like the Ribeira quarter, the Porto Cathedral, Palacio da Bolsa, Mercado do Bolhao and Clérigos Church. We’ll also have plenty of free time in the city, during which we recommend taking a relaxing boat ride along the Douro River, passing under six of Porto's magnificent bridges.
Boasting superb beaches and picturesque seaside villages, the Algarve is a must-see region when visiting Portugal. Located in the south west of the country, it offers modern amenities and resorts for travellers while still maintaining traditional Portuguese culture in its quaint fishing ports and whitewashed towns. On our holidays to Portugal, we’ll have the chance to visit the history steeped town of Silves and explore the markets of Faro. We’ll also take in breathtaking cliffside scenery in Lagos and visit Sagres, the southwestern most tip of Europe and where early Europeans believed the world ended.
Home to the historic cities of Coimbra and Fátima, Central Portugal is a must-see for any traveller to the country. Coimbra is Portugal’s original capital and one of its oldest cities. Originally settled by the Romans, it’s also the location of one of Europe’s oldest universities. The city of Fátima is famous for the alleged apparition of the Virgin Mary in 1917 and today is an important Catholic religious centre and pilgrimage site. On our trips to Central Portugal, we’ll visit both of these historic cities and learn about them from our expert guide.
The capital of Portugal is known for its white stone streets, romantic architecture and signature cable cars. On our holidays to Lisbon, we’ll explore the winding alleyways of the Baixa and Alfama Quarters and take a trip to the impressive Belem Tower and Jerónimos Monastery. As we make our way through the city, we’ll learn about the important contributions made by Portuguese explorers and how the country’s maritime trade shaped it into the Portugal we know today.
A Guided Holiday Experience In Portugal
Portugal is bursting with an old-fashioned charm and its proud heritage can be felt everywhere. From medieval castles, to picturesque villages scattered over meandering coastlines, to flower-covered hillsides, this country is truly something to behold. The breath-taking sea cliffs, wild dune-covered beaches, protected coves and long sandy islands of Portugal's coastline have delighted visitors and locals alike for years. We offer a range of holidays to Portugal from sun holidays in the Algarve to city breaks in Lisbon, and even river cruises down the River Douro, all of which will help us fall in love with this charming country. If you’re planning to travel alone, we also have Solo Traveller options to the Algarve for you to enjoy.
Portuguese Holiday FAQs
What is included in my holiday?
Travel Department holidays include flights, transfers and hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast, half board or full board basis, and excursions as specified.
All items that are included are clearly stated in our documentation. Add-ons such as insurance, bags and single room supplements are mentioned separately. In some cases you may have to pay a local departure tax or local transport cost. This will be detailed in your documentation and our local guides will assist you with these. Tipping is not included in your holiday price and information regarding tipping will also be included with your travel documents.
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
What is the deposit and when is full payment due?
Deposit is required on booking and is dependent on your holiday type and starts at €100pp for city breaks. Full payment is due 10 weeks before departure hence if you book less than 10 weeks from departure full payment will be due when you book.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.