Discover a combination of colour, flavour and old-world charm
From enviable beaches and eclectic architecture to quaint fishing villages and famous vineyards, Portugal is a culture-rich country brimming with old-world charm. Begin your Portugal holiday in Lisbon, Western Europe’s oldest city, draped over its seven hills. Alongside Roman stones and medieval convents, it sports exquisite tile work on every corner. This port city has a rich tradition of exploration and discovery, with many buildings and monuments reflecting its maritime past. Modern architecture blends with ancient monuments and a zest for life is reflected in an insatiable appetite for music and nightlife.
The World Heritage Site of the Douro Valley is majestic, with vertiginous riverbanks sculpted by centuries of vineyard cultivation. It’s the world's oldest wine producing region and home of the famous port wine, plus others waiting to be discovered.
Down river, Porto is a tightly-clustered assortment of colourful tumbledown houses, soaring bell towers and stately Baroque churches. You can explore the winding network of narrow streets and zigzagging staircases that emerge in pretty, sun-drenched plazas. Head south to the Algarve, famous for its year-round championship golf courses and beaches that range from broad golden sands to small and sheltered coves.
As always, our experienced guides can seamlessly combine some or all of the country's highlights, from surf-lashed Atlantic coastline to world-famous vineyards. On a luxury Portugal holiday with us, you’ll gain an insight into the country on tours with local historians, artists and botanists, as well as gourmet cooking lessons.