Portugal will provide holidaymakers with guaranteed sunshine almost all year round, spectacular scenery and unparalleled hospitality. Visitors can either escape to a quiet and traditional getaway or indulge in the pursuits of more animated, purpose-built resorts.
The country is made up of diverse landscapes – Portugal’s southern coast has the most beautiful selection of seaside resorts. This is the Algarve – the all-round holiday destination that is universally loved. Families will appreciate its entertainment facilities and beaches, couples will fall in love with its pretty countryside and partygoers will make great use of its healthy supply of night spots.
Lying far offshore from the country are the Portuguese islands of The Azores and Madeira. The Azores is a group of nine unspoilt islands, each bursting with natural features such as waterfalls, volcanic lakes and geysers. Madeira sits alone in the Atlantic Ocean and is rich with extraordinary vegetation.
For a dynamic city-break on a holiday to Portugal, the cosmopolitan capital of Lisbon is ideal. Lying close to the sophisticated resorts of the Lisbon Coast, it successfully combines history, modernity and sunny beach holidays.
Flight duration to Portugal: 3 hours
Time difference: +1 hour