The quietly confident country of Portugal is a destination rich in culture and tradition. On luxury holidays to Portugal, choose to explore the bohemian neighbourhoods of Lisbon, the rolling hills and vineyards of the Douro Valley or the unspoilt coastline of the Algarve. Due to Portugal’s varied countryside, it offers world-class wine and artisanal produce that makes for delicious regional specialities and firm favourites like the humble pastel de nata.
To make the destination come to life, we love to add unique experiences to all of our suggested luxury holidays to Portugal, whether it be exclusive wine tastings in neighbouring vineyards or private boat trips along the Douro River. We offer the best value when it comes to luxury holidays to Portugal and ensure a seamless holiday with everything covered, from private transfers to dinner reservations. For families looking for a holiday to Portugal, we have partnerships with some of the best family-friendly properties and can provide excellent value on your family holiday. For more inspiration, read our travel blog post: Pocket guide to Portugal.
POCKET GUIDE TO HOLIDAYS IN PORTUGAL
Portugal’s largest region, covering one-third of the country, Alentejo is truly captivating. Its landscape of vast golden plains, undulating hillsides, and lush green vineyards as well as its weathered coastline framed by stunning beaches, traditional, white-washed villages and impressive medieval cities charms all who visit. The best destination for traditional dishes such as Carneiro Assado, and home to some of the country’s best wineries, gastronomical delights will be plentiful on luxury holidays to Alentejo.
With stunning golden sand beaches, picturesque fishing towns and glorious weather, the Algarve is a top destination on luxury holidays to Portugal. Wonderfully varied, there is something for everyone to enjoy on luxury holidays to the Algarve, from pristine beaches for families, waterparks for thrill-seekers, buzzing nightlife for partying and historic towns & cities for a cultural trip. Consider embarking on a luxury road trip through the countryside where olive groves and vineyards are in abundance.
One of the oldest demarcated wine regions in the world and the birthplace of port wine, luxury Douro Valley holidays are a must for serious wine connoisseurs. The tranquil River Douro winds its way through the valley from the Atlantic Coast to Spain and is framed on either side by neatly combed terraced vineyards, winding roads, and post-card pretty villages. On the valley’s oceanside edge sits the glamorous harbour city of Porto, a celebrated epicurean paradise.
Portugal’s dazzling capital is a maze of narrow, cobbled alleyways, historic ruins and striking, domed cathedrals. Each district tells a different tale: discover Alfama’s medieval Moorish charm, and Baixa’s 18th–century architecture, or wind your way up to the spectacular Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint in Chiado for breathtaking views of the city. On luxury holidays in Lisbon, foodies should prioritise a visit to the world-famous Pastéis de Belem bakery, home of the iconic pasteis de nata.