Aside from its rich history and stunning architecture, Portugal is home to a bounty of dramatic landscapes, world-class beaches and rolling vineyards.

Voted the World Leading Destination in 2018, Portugal is a country that has it all. From golden beaches, dramatic landscapes and rolling vineyards, to cobblestone villages, medieval castles and bustling cities, Portugal is an unspoiled pocket of heaven.

Sitting on the shorelines of the great Atlantic Ocean, Portugal owes much of its charm and culture to the sea. The powerful empires that once ruled these lands - from the great coastal cities of Porto and Lisbon, all the way down to Algarve - have now left behind an abundance of history, cultural traditions and architectural treasures.

Aside from its rich and complex history, Portugal is home to a bounty of dramatic landscapes, world-class beaches and secluded monasteries. For the adventurer, a journey through Geres National park is a must, as you find yourself stumbling across waterfalls, pines forests and medieval bridges. What’s more, the stunning Douro Valley is laced with superlative vineyards, producing some of the world’s most famous wines. The Douro region also offers an incredible variety of hiking and kayaking opportunities.

Finally, don’t forget to indulge in the countries culinary delights. The Portuguese gastronomy is hugely appreciated, and home to the famed Pastéis de Nata ~ Portuguese Custard Tarts. Explore the medieval streets of both Lisbon and Porto and fall in love with the charming wine bars, lively plazas and friendly locals.

Our Personal Travel Experts are knowledgeable of Portugal and can help with planning your trip. If you want to know more about the country or any city you wish to visit, feel free to reach out.

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Fact Sheet

When to Travel

The best time to visit Portugal is from March to May and again from September to October. Portugal has an average summer temperature of 26C (79F) and the average winter temperature is 17C (63F).

The months between November and April are considered low season, and this is also when flight and hotel rates drop - perfect for a quick getaway in cooler temperatures.


At the time of writing, you do not need a Visa to visit Portugal if you are from the UK or US for less than 90 days. However, please check the full guidelines on the embassy website before you travel. For UK citizens this is the Foreign Travel Advice section of https://www.gov.uk


Some vaccinations may be required to enter Portugal. As such, it is very important to check with your GP before travelling. Your GP will be able to provide you with all up to date travel information and will give you updates if regulation changes.

Travel insurance is mandatory on all our trips. We also recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitisers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements.

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Torel Palace, Lisbon

From €104 Per Night

Built for Kings and Queens, the charming Torel Palace is luxury city living at its finest and boasts unmatched views over the stunning city below.

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Torel Avantgarde, Porto

From €111 Per Night & Includes Breakfast

Located in the heart of Porto, sits the five-star Award-winning art boutique hotel, Torel Avantgarde.

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Torel 1884, Porto

From €111 Per Night & Includes Breakfast

Rich in history, yet young in heart, the luxury lodging of Torel 1884 is nothing short of spectacular.

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Torel Palace*, Porto

From €117 Per Night & Includes Breakfast

Located in one of the most stunning antique Palaces in Porto - the Palacete Campos Navarro - Torel Palace Porto is now a 5* hotel boasting pure luxury.

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AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado, Lisbon

From €114 Per Night & Includes Breakfast

Located in one of the most symbolic squares in Lisbon, AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado has been voted in the top 6 hotels in the Iberian Peninsula.

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Lamego Hotel & Life, Portugal

Lamego Hotel & Life is an unparalleled getaway located in the heart of the Alto Douro Wine Region.

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Quinta da Comporta - Wellness Boutique Resort

From €235 Per Night

Infused with a contemporary feel, this elegant boutique invites you into a deep state of relaxation, where wellness and tranquillity play a leading role.

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Conversas de Alpendre Hotel, Portugal

From €160 Per Night

Nestled within Ria Formosa Natural Park and surrounded by a large orchard, sits the authentic Conversas de Alpendre.

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Sublime Comporta, Portugal

From €225 Per Night & Includes Breakfast

Situated over 17-hectares of unspoilt sand dunes and rice fields, sits the stunning Sublime Comporta Estate. This sleek boutique hotel offers both simplicity & luxury while remaining true to its sustainability principles.

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Areias do Seixo

From €315 Per Night & Includes Breakfast

Located on a secluded stretch of shoreline, on Portugals Silver Coast, Areias do Seixo combines bohemian-chic ambience with a techno-eco experience.

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Noah Surf House

From €180 Per Night & Includes Breakfast

Located in the heart of Portugal’s Silver Coast and sat on the pristine white sands of Santa Cruz, sits Noah Surf House; a boutique surf hotel that celebrates the perfect disconnect from city life.

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Villas Blue, Areias do Seixo

From €795 Per Night

The magical Villas Blue and Superior Villas Blue, surrounded by pine trees, sand dunes and rugged coastlines, is luxury eco-living at its finest.

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Villas Green, Areias do Seixo

From €445 Per Night

The perfect hideaway from the hustle and bustle of the outside world, the Villas Green acts as a sanctuary for families or groups up to 6 people.

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