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It’s the long and gorgeous shoreline and a warm, sunny climate that makes Portugal so irresistible. This colourful little European country has a whole lot of history, inexpensive eats and one cool capital. Whether mainland or island, golf getaway or beach stay, you’ll have a memorable holiday in Portugal with British Airways.

Portugal sits on one long, yellow beach. Its 800 km of Atlantic coastline stretches from Porto in the north, through to the capital of Lisbon and down to Faro – the main city of the famous Algarve. Portugal holidays mean plenty of entertainment: the country is known for great golf courses, surf breaks and city breaks, too. Exploring? Don’t neglect the pretty inland scenery – no better showcased than at Sintra, a fairy-tale palace surrounded by enchanting forest. And don’t forget to count Madeira among Portugal’s riches: fly to Funchal to visit this Atlantic island-idyll. For a destination that’s as hot as piri piri: book flights to Portugal now.

Holidays in Portugal

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Carefully selected holidays in Portugal

Book a great holiday in Portugal with British Airways. Our carefully-selected hotels will help you narrow down your search, so you can find that perfect pad in Porto, or a convenient central room for your Lisbon city break. Want to visit the capital in style? Enjoy the indoor pool and extensive spa at the Corinthia Hotel, where you can enjoy five-star luxury in the upmarket part of town. For a different take on Lisbon living, book a room at Penha Longa, a five-star hotel in the bucolic Sintra mountains. You’re only half an hour from Lisbon, but you’re in your own bubble of luxury with two golf courses, six restaurants, and a spa. Do you want to discover Madeira? VidaMar Resort is perched right on the coast of the island. It has a trio stunning infinity pools set next to the ocean.

3 star holidays

Save money in Portugal when you book a British Airways Holiday. Choose a budget holiday near the beach in the beautiful Algarve, or a simple room in the city for exploring Lisbon and Porto. Book one of our carefully-selected three-star hotels in Portugal.

4 star holidays

Whether it’s a villa, an All Inclusive or a hotel, our four-star hotels in Portugal are perfect for those on a moderate budget, who still want to enjoy some little luxury touches on their holiday. Why not head to the Algarve for your perfect family break? Browse our four-star hotels.

5 star holidays

Book a luxury holiday in Portugal with British Airways. There’s a special hotel for everyone, whether you want to play on the golf course of your dreams, enjoy the finest Portuguese cuisine in a brilliant restaurant, or soak up the spa life.

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Portugal holiday FAQs

Where are the best places to visit during Portugal holidays?

A Lisbon city break offers a great mini-getaway, full of culture and history. Meanwhile, the rugged landscapes and black sand beaches make Madeira holidays. ideal for nature lovers. The Azores are even better for travellers that like to venture off the beaten track. If you're most interested in sun, sand and golf, book an idyllic Algarve holiday.

Where are the best places to go in Portugal?

Trips to a nation's capital are always captivating. There are many interesting things to do in Lisbon, such as listening to fado or learning about the iconic blue and white tiles at the Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Things to do in Porto include visiting Palacio da Bolsa – or even the stadium of Porto FC. While the golden Algarve beaches are a great place to kick back and relax, the area is perfect for golf holidays in Portugal, too. The region also offers the perfect setting for a villa holiday in Portugal, where you can simply savour sunny days and sumptuous seafood dishes.

Which type of Portugal holiday will suit me?

You may want to wrangle the entire family for a beach holiday in Portugal – or just treat your sweetheart to an all-inclusive Portugal trip. Staying within private villas in Portugal is another great family holiday option because it gives you the option to self-cater. If you only have a few days to travel, consider a city break to Lisbon or a quick trip to Madeira.

It’s perfectly possible to spend time in Portugal without spending all your money. Lisbon is one of western Europe’s best-value city breaks. Enjoy cheap holidays on the sandy beaches of Portugal's Estoril Coast or around the lush vineyards of the Douro in the north. 

Let your troubles melt, rest easy and enjoy a holiday with no fears of a big bill at the end of your stay. Portugal has some great all-inclusive holidays where you can lie back and soak up the country’s sunny climes. Relax in the Algarve, where the all-inclusive hotels come with great beaches, or fly a little further to Funchal, Madeira, and indulge in a sleepy stay on this quiet island.

Go gallivanting in Portugal with the whole clan. You’ll find family holidays in Portugal on tap. Spend an afternoon on a family-friendly Blue Flag beach n the Algarve or embark on a big day out at one of the area’s many water parks. At Tivoli Marina Vilamoura everyone can enjoy the splendid beach, plus there’s a kids’ club, pool and play area. The many organised activities on hand will keep everyone entertained.

Portugal is one of the warmest countries in Europe, and its long coastline is well known for surfing spots and golden sands, perfect for Portual beach holidays. Even the capital, Lisbon, lies on the beach. Additionally, the Algarve has some of the world’s most beautiful beaches hidden under its dramatic sandstone cliffs. Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort is set above Portugal’s longest sandy beach, Praia da Falésia. Enjoy the resort’s wealth of facilities: play golf or book into the tennis academy before an afternoon stretched out on the sand.

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