5 Reasons to Holiday in Portugal in 2018

Portugal is one of Long Travel’s newest destinations and we have gone to extraordinary lengths to make sure we have found a range of boutique and luxury hotels in Portugal, which will meet the exacting standards of our guests.

 

Whether you are seeking golden, sandy beaches, rugged countryside or historic cities, our holidays in Portugal will have something to suit you – and if you can’t find exactly what you are seeking, our travel specialists will be happy to tailormake a Portugal holiday to your requirements.

 

Here’s just 5 reasons why we think you should try a holiday in Portugal in 2018.


1. Visit Lisbon – city breaks here are seriously under-rated!



We loved Lisbon. It is perfect for a short European city break. It’s small enough to explore in just a few days with grand buildings overlooked by a castle, reached by a magnificent historic elevator. What’s even better is that it has its own beach resorts, Estoril and Cascais nearby.



2. Porto and Northern Portugal’s wines - a holiday highlight



The vibrant city of Porto is set on the banks of the river Douro and is at the heart of one of the world’s oldest wine-making regions, famous for its port wine. A short break in Porto is the perfect choice for any wine lover – or you could book one of our speciality wine holidays such as our Northern Portugal Wine Experience.



3. The golden sand of the Algarve provides unrivalled beach holidays


Portugal’s dramatic Algarve coast boasts miles of golden sand, backed by dramatic cliffs and scenic countryside with charming hill-top villages. It is one of Europe’s sunniest spots and has some seriously beautiful beaches. One of our favourites is the charming Praia da Rocha in the heart of Portimao. Those seeking elegance should consider a stay at the Bela Vista Hotel and Spa which has the distinction of having been the Algarve’s first hotel – now completely refurbished it is certainly one of Portugal’s best beach hotels!


4. Get away from the crowds and holiday in Alentejo



This beautiful region is Portugal’s agricultural centre, encompassing sweeping plains and charming hill towns. One of Portugal’s hidden gems is the medieval town of Evora, with its cobbled streets, whitewashed buildings, Moorish alleys and delightful piazzas. One of the finest places to soak up the atmosphere of the Alentejo region is the Convento do Espinheiro – founded as a monastery in the 15th century and now one of Portugal’s most luxurious boutique hotels, it is the perfect getaway and the ideal place from which to explore enchanting Evora.


5. It’s time to re-evaluate Madeira



Holidays in Madeira used to be considered as the preserve of those of a certain age but in recent years, Madeira has seriously upped its game. A Madeira holiday is now an excellent choice for families and for couples of all ages. We feature some of Madeira’s best boutique hotels and there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor pursuits, from levada-walking to canyoning. Madeira is also a great choice for foodies who will enjoy its famous wine and delicious cuisine.


We hope we have inspired you to consider a holiday in Portugal. Feel free to request a callback from one of our travel experts who will be happy to provide advice and recommendations based on first-hand experience.

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