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Luxury Holidays Portugal and Madeira

Wherever visitors choose to go on a holiday in Portugal and Madeira the pace of life is slow, making them an ideal place to wind down.

Situated on the west side of the Iberian Peninsula, the countries location on the Atlantic Ocean means that fantastic water sporting facilities are on offer through most of the boutique hotels in Portugal.

One of the oldest nations in Europe, its numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the vast range of architectural styles bear testament to the different ancient peoples, including Celts, Suevians, Visigoths, Romans and Arabs, who arrived by sea and made Portugal their home. Visitors to Portugal will get to enjoy the diverse landscapes which include superb beach resorts, quaint little towns, sweeping mountain ranges, amazing golf courses, port wine vineyards and The Douro Valley with its expansive panoramas.

To the extreme south, The Algarve, a golfer’s paradise, offers superb sandy beaches broken up by grottos and soaring red cliffs on its south coast, while the north, sheltered by the ranges of Espinhaço de Cão, Monchique and Caldeirão, is verdant and dotted with fig trees, orange groves and almond trees.

The subtropical island of Madeira hosts many resorts, lies over 960 kilometres southwest of Lisbon and is famous for its rugged volcanic beauty and hearty wine of the same name. Amazing bird sanctuaries, wildlife reserves and fine beaches can be found a short boat trip away. 

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Time Difference (GMT) + 1 hour

Climate & average temperatures

Portugal & Madeira
Months J F M A M J J A S O N D
Temp °C 20 20 21 22 23 25 27 28 27 25 23 21
Rain mm 60 55 48 30 23 5 1 2 12 33 57 62

British Airways, Tap Air Portugal

Flight time from UK

2 1/2 hours

Visa requirements

Not with a UK passport

Health requirements

Contact your GP for information

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