Portugal

Portugal offers charm in spades with its bijou villages, mountaintop palaces, walled towns and of course its Port wine.

Portugal is a fascinating destination that blends the charm of ancient town and city centres with a selection of golden sandy beaches in the Algarve, swept clean each day by the Atlantic tides.

Take your luxury European holiday in Portugal south, to the country's best-known holiday region, the Algarve, famous for its year-round championship golf courses, lively social scenes and beaches that range from broad swathes of golden sand to small and sheltered coves. The relatively recent tourist development has done little to change the area's intrinsic character. You will still find little inland villages where time seems to have stood still - unspoilt fishing villages are modestly fortified against Moorish invasion and local restaurateurs queue at the quay to select the menu for the evening ahead, for the perfect dish on any Portugal holiday.

When to Go

Spring and autumn are the most pleasant times to visit. July and August can be very hot, especially in the sheltered bays of the Algarve in the south, though this region is especially pleasant and mild during the winter months. Madeira and the Azores benefit from the warming influence of the Gulf Stream, so can be visited year round.

Featured Portugal Journeys

Group of 249 days, from AU$7,965
Portrait of Portugal - A Connections Boutique Group Journey (2020)

Discover the charms and rural traditions of Portugal, from the bustling capital of Lisbon and scenic countryside to the idyllic Douro Valley and charismatic Porto, experiencing wonderful cultural and culinary heritage unique to each place.

Group9 days, from AU$7,965
Private12 days, from AU$11,470
Portugal Revealed

Storied cities, sun-drenched scenes and friendly locals are just part of the reason Portugal is one of Europe’s hottest destinations right now.

Private12 days, from AU$11,470
Group of 1314 days, from AU$49,260
special offer
Wings Over the Mediterranean (2020)

​Discover ancient and modern wonders throughout the Mediterranean, from the art and history of Portugal and Spain to the charms and delights of Monaco and the Amalfi Coast, and explore Dubrovnik's pristine Elafiti Islands on a private pleasure craft.

Group14 days, from AU$49,260
Group of 1814 days, from AU$16,035
special offer
Spain & Portugal: A Journey Across Iberia - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2020)

Explore the best of the entire Iberian Peninsula on one spectacular journey, discovering how Moors, Jews and Europeans influenced the cultures of Spain and Portugal.

Group14 days, from AU$16,035

Featured Accommodation

Sea Cloud

The Sea Cloud exudes a timeless elegance, combining extravagance with a friendly charm.

Olissippo Lapa Palace Hotel, Lisbon

Perched on a hilltop in the middle of the city’s most exclusive neighbourhood, the 19th century Olissippo Lapa Palace Hotel is an urban oasis surrounded by fairytale gardens, fountains, flowers and century-old trees with stunning views.

The Yeatman Hotel, Porto

The Yeatman Hotel is located in the heart of Porto. A haven for wine lovers, the hotel cellars house one of the most comprehensive Portuguese wine collections.

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