Beaches, golf and island delights

Portugal was voted World’s Leading Destination 2018 at the World Travel Awards, and is a land of two halves — the north is home to rolling vineyards overlooking Costa Verde, and in the south you’ll find the Algarve, with stunning beaches, lush landscapes and exotic Arabic influences. The island of Madeira is famous for its wine, hiking trails and beautiful scenery.

Portugal & Madeira holidays - perfect for...

  • The best way to get off the beaten track and discover your own coves and beaches is to hire a car
  • Madeira is a hiker's paradise with miles of coastal, mountain and canal paths
  • The harbour town of Vilamoura is the most popular resort for golf enthusiasts
  • Many of the spa hotels in Portugal offer personalised programmes, tailored just for you
  • Ever-popular with families, there are a great choice of family hotels, especially in the Algarve

“Whenever I think of Portugal, the first memories that spring to mind are cosy beach bars and the white-washed and pastel buildings of the capital Lisbon, one of my favourite cities. But there is also, of course, the Algarve, the Atlantic islands and the rolling hills of the Peneda-Gerês national park.” - Simon Reeve

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Places to go in Portugal & Madeira