Best time to be there
Spring and autumn are the most pleasant times to visit. July and August can be very hot, especially in the sheltered bays of the
Algarve in the south, though this region is especially pleasant and mild during the winter months. Madeira and the Azores benefit from the warming influence of the Gulf Stream, so can be visited year round.
Faro and Lisbon (British Airways); Porto and Funchal (Tap Air Portugal)
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Children in own rooms - 25% discount
Children up to 12 years of age in their own Deluxe room in the main building receive a 25% reduction off there room rate.Valid for travel 12 April - 30 June & 1 September - 31 October 2014. Terms & conditions apply
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PORTUGAL WITH A&KPortugal's generous hand of attractions, from surf-lashed Atlantic beaches to the wonderful city architecture and world famous vineyards - and the gorgeous sub-tropical island of Madeira - has always delighted our returning guests. But that very diversity makes it more important to place your travel in expert, experienced hands, who can seamlessly combine some or all of the country's highlights - and that means A&K.
Our European team has provided luxury travel to every corner of the continent for over 25 years with knowledgeable staff, long established contacts and superb multilingual guides. They offer you unique insight and access from tours with historians, artists and botanists to gourmet cooking lessons. The perfect Portuguese custard pie, anyone?
The capital, Lisbon, drizzled across seven hills, is Europe's oldest city. Alongside Roman stones and medieval convents, its sports exquisite tile work on everything from towers to tavernas and even trams, the striking Monument to the Discoveries - one of several landmarks celebrating maritime exploration - and a very contemporary vibe with superb live music, including the opportunity to join locals in one of the unique Fado venues.
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The Olissippo Lapa Palace, originally a stately home (or Palacetes), was built in 1870 for a noble Portuguese family. Set in the most elegant residential area of Lisbon...
Neighbouring the ancient houses of Vila Nova de Gaia, where wine has aged for more than three hundred years, The Yeatman is named after a port dynasty.
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We appreciated knowing the travel specialist (Katie Sims) from the previous A&K holiday. The hotels in Grenada and Cordoba were excellent.
The Renfe trains from Grenada to Malaga were very impressive. On time, comfortable and fast.
- JS, Wirral
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Great Reasons to get away this Summer
Summer is on the way...
...and adventures are calling. Whether you're dreaming of an idyllic island escape, a rejuvenating retreat or an adventure holiday with your family, our Summer Showcase provides inspiration for the balmy months ahead - not to mention special offers which are too good to miss. More...