Portugal

Holidays to Portugal

Festivals, beaches and castles, oh my! Travel to Portugal and step back in time as you find yourself wandering through narrow, cobblestoned streets, and admiring baroque architecture and medieval castles. Feel the warm ocean breeze on your face as you explore Portugal’s extensive and picturesque coastline. Holidays to Portugal will leave you dazzled by the romance of it all. The perfectly preserved charming villages, the abundance of fauna and flora on the hillsides and the numerous sites dripping in history and lore.

Ponder the rise and fall of the ancient civilisations as you feast on freshly baked breads, smoked meats, olives, fresh seafood and of course vinho verde, the young wine so popular in Portugal. Delight in the attractions of Portugal’s vibrant capital city, Lisbon. This colourful and lively city is known to be an inexpensive visit. Once you’ve had your fill of ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals why not explore the dramatic coastline of the Algarve region?

Portugal is packed with history and beauty and is sure to bring you back for more. Browse our Portugal holiday packages below and start planning your 2022 holiday. Reach out to us for any advice or questions you may have.

Portugal Travel facts

The best time travel to Portugal is between March and May. This is spring time in Portugal and the country is in full bloom after the colder winter months.

Portugal is not a large country, so you can travel easily by train or bus. The cities lend themselves to being explored at a leisurely stroll and if you need to go far, taxis are available.

You will need a Portugal travel visa to travel to Portugal from South Africa.

Most Portuguese restaurants bring you a selection of starters to nibble on while you read the menu. Don’t assume these are free, generally whatever you eat gets added to the bill.

Shops tend to keep irregular business hours so don’t be surprised if a shop or restaurant, even a museum, is closed

The Top Portugal Activities & Attractions

Mosteiro dos Jeronimos - Located in Lisbon this magnificent church and monastery is arguably one of the most important buildings in Portugal. This is the resting place of Vasco da Gama.

Madeira Botanical Gardens – This beautiful garden officially opened in 1960 and spans over 9 hectares. A must see is the colourful geometric flowerbeds and topiary garden.

Matosinhos Beach - A glorious stretch of golden sand this beach is located north of Porto. Perfect for families and those into their watersports.

Furnas Lake – This crater lake is known for its blue waters being tinged with a green hue. There are hot springs in the surrounding hills and the landscape is not to be missed.

Feira Nacional do Cavalo – Held in Golegã, the horse capitol of Portugal, this two week festival celebrates the Portuguese Lusitano breed of horse. There are competitions, feasts and fun.

Lagos - This charming town has lost none of original allure. Baroque architecture dominates the narrow streets and the medieval castle leaves you feeling like you’ve stepped back in time.

Algarve – If you’re into warm weather, hiking excursions and soft, sandy beaches then Portugal’s southernmost region should be on your bucket list.

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Landmarks, monuments, and the melancholic trill of the fado

Valid: 09 Oct 22 to 15 Oct 22
Duration: 7 Days
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September Worldwide Sale

Valid: 24 Sep 22 to 02 Oct 22
Duration: 9 Days
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From sunny Algrave beaches to vineyards in Douro Valley

Valid: 30 Sep 22 to 10 Oct 22
Duration: 11 Days
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Madrid, Valencia, Granada & Lisbon

Valid: 24 Sep 22 to 08 Oct 22
Duration: 13 Days
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