Known for its spectacular Algarve beaches, Portugal is a country rich in tradition from its oceanic influences. The relaxing beaches provide a luxurious feel throughout the day, whilst the lively scenic towns provide a wonderful contrast of stunning architecture, unique cuisine and dreamy fado music.
Portugal is Europe’s up and coming destination. It’s become hugely popular in recent years and that process continues to accelerate. Portugal is a fairly small country so you can see different parts of it in one trip. You can combine Lisbon and Porto for a more urban experience. The Algarve is ideal if you’d like more of a beach vacation. There are plenty of charming places to visit for day trips, such as Sintra. Be sure to try the famous custard tarts and see what remains of Portugal’s rustic charms. It’s heightened popularity means it’s rapidly gentrifying.
Most Popular Trips To Portugal
- From 7 days - Tailor-made from £1800Portugal is an ever-popular year-round destination. Lisbon has emerged as Europe’s up-and-coming city. Portugal is great to visit in the summer season, but it’s also a great place to go later in the year when many other places are cold...View Itinerary
- From 11 days - Tailor-made from £Portugal and Morocco are both beautiful countries with long, fascinating histories. Our gay group tip will begin in Portugal, where you’ll discover the city of Porto. This city basically invented port, so drinkers will do well here! It’s full of...View Itinerary
- From 13 days - Tailor-made from £1800This luxury itinerary will show you the highlights of Portugal, a small country that’s very much on the rise. You’ll be exploring the wine caves of Porto, the trendiest districts of Lisbon and eating a lot of Mediterranean food. Fulfil...View Itinerary
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Portugal and Morocco are both beautiful countries with long, fascinating histories. Our gay group tip will begin in Portugal, where you’ll discover the city of Porto. This city basically invented port, so drinkers will do well here! It’s full of...
This luxury itinerary will show you the highlights of Portugal, a small country that’s very much on the rise. You’ll be exploring the wine caves of Porto, the trendiest districts of Lisbon and eating a lot of Mediterranean food. Fulfil...
This itinerary will introduce you to Portugal’s main cities, Lisbon and Porto. As Lisbon is Europe’s most up and coming city, now is a great time to visit. You’ll discover traditional Portuguese Fado music in Lisbon and explore the port...
Portugal is an ever-popular year-round destination. Lisbon has emerged as Europe’s up-and-coming city. Portugal is great to visit in the summer season, but it’s also a great place to go later in the year when many other places are cold...
Join a gay group trip and cycle through Portugal. As Europe’s most up and coming destination, you’ll find a lot of excitement here. We’ll explore Lisbon and potentially bump into Madonna – she’s now a Lisbon resident. We’ll cycle past Roman and...
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Luxury Hotels in Portugal
Getting to Portugal
Lisbon and Faro airports are reached from international destinations as well as many countries within Europe.
If you are looking for a beach holiday but don’t want to travel a long way to reach it, Portugal is a fabulous destination to consider. The Algarve, which is located in the South of Portugal is blessed with wonderful sunshine and a gorgeous picturesque coastline. There are lots of lovely hotels you can stay in.
Portugal is also a great destination for gay travellers. You’ll find a bit LGBT+ community in Lisbon. There are gay beaches in Portugal and several pride events to discover.
Fill your days with sun, surfing and sand and your evenings with the large amount of entertainment available in the locals towns. Head to the beach bars and discos and dance the night away under a starlit sky. The Algarve is also home to several beautiful castles, so if you fancy a break from the beach, there is plenty of other activities you can do.
The capital city Lisbon has a wonderful culture behind its walls. This gothic yet glamourous city is a lovely addition to add onto your beach holiday. There are plenty of sites to see and things to do, including a trip to the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos which is a famous monastery in Lisbon. Visit the Castelo de São Jorge which is one of Lisbon’s famous castles which was built in the 2nd century BC but has been expanded since then.
What Everyone Does In Portugal
If you are looking for a great beach holiday then the Algarve is the perfect destination. Along with the beautiful sandy beaches, stunning cliff edges and warm med sea, the Algarve has a lot to offer, including great nightlife, historic castles and diving.
What Some People Do In Portugal
Why not pair your sunny beach holiday with a stop in Lisbon, the country’s capital. There are plenty of cultural spots you can visit making it a nice addition to your trip.
What No One Else Does In Portugal
Pico island is located in the middle of the North Atlantic Sea but is part of Portugal. This tiny island can be reached via Lisbon, and is also home to the highest mountain in Portugal. This island is a great addition if you are looking to visit somewhere unusual and is great if you want to avoid tourists.
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