Lisbon

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The capital of Portugal is Lisbon, rich with a history of exploration and discovery where many buildings and monuments reflect its maritime past. Contemporary Lisbon can be described as both cosmopolitan and quaint, where modern architecture blends in with ancient monuments and a zest for life is reflected in an insatiable appetite for music and nightlife.


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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.

Fly to

Faro and Lisbon (British Airways); Porto and Funchal (Tap Air Portugal)

flying time

2 hours

time difference

Same as GMT

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Regions in Portugal

Regions in Portugal


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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Classic Portugal

Nights: 6 | from £1,635pp

Link Portugal’s two main cities via a combination of flamboy-ant palaces, fishing villages, world-class wineries, tumbling towns and an abundance of delicious... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Bairro Alto Hotel

There's no doubt that Bairro Alto is one of Lisbon's most luxurious hotels. Named after the lively and fashionable Barrio Alto district in the heart of... Find out more

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Olissippo Lapa Palace

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... Find out more

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Our Europe & Middle East team – Sarah, Eleanor, Lynne, Rob, Aline, Kate and Sandrine are experts in designing the perfect holiday to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every hotel and resort featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout the region, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned. 

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