Category: Portugal

6 of Europe's most luxurious rail journeys

6 of Europe’s most luxurious rail journeys

While there are myriad ways to experience Europe’s heritage-filled cities, spectacular landscapes and world-class gastronomy, we think it’s all perhaps best showcased with a luxury rail journey. Expect centuries-old tradition and five-star service framed by iconic views that range from the rolling hills of the Scottish Highlands to the coastal charm of Spain’s north. See […]

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5 things you have to do on a weekend trip to Lisbon

Lisbon is the vibrant and cosmopolitan capital of Portugal. A popular destination for a weekend break with easy access to Lisbon airport from most countries. One of the oldest cities in the world, and the second oldest European capital city (after Athens), predating other modern European capitals by centuries. But how do you spend your […]

5 reasons why it’s time to visit the Azores

5 reasons why it’s time to visit the Azores

Just a few years ago, the Azores started appearing in a handful of publications and articles with titles like, “remote islands that no one knows about” and “Europe’s Best Kept Secret.” Many people, especially North Americans could not point out this archipelago on a map. But for those in the know, the thought of a […]

5 unique, once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experiences

5 unique, once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experiences

It’s true; the plains of Africa, and the rainforests of Asia and South America, offer some of the most thrilling wildlife experiences on the planet. However, along with traditional safari wildlife encounters, there’s a whole host of unbelievable destinations and wildlife encounters you might never have thought about. From Alaskan grizzlies to the birds of […]

5 reasons to visit the Algarve this Autumn

5 reasons to visit the Algarve this Autumn

Autumn is a lovely time to visit the Algarve with temperatures typically 20-25 degrees Centigrade throughout September and October, with bright sunshine. Here, Algarve Tourism share with us a number of events going on this during this period to make your visit memorable. Algarve Nature Festival The annual Algarve Nature Fest will take place on […]

Sunshine in September: where to travel to

Sunshine in September: where to travel to

Depending on where you are in the world, September may mean the summer has come and gone. For many places, the warm calm breeze will gradually turn into a bitter October wind, or calm blue skies may eventually bring dull rainy days. September is one of those ‘odd’ months making halal travel a little bit […]

The top 5 reasons to have a Bachelor night in Portugal

The top 5 reasons to have a Bachelor night in Portugal

Many people now worry about the idea of a bachelor night that involves a holiday. But there is an answer. Why not have a bachelor break in Portugal? There is so much to offer. Besides a Mediterranean climate with over 300 sunny days per year, your break can be as adventurous or as relaxing as […]

Falling in love with Lisbon: 5 reasons why you’ll be enthralled by Portugal’s cool capital this Autumn

Falling in love with Lisbon: 5 reasons why you’ll be enthralled by Portugal’s cool capital this Autumn

From the moment you arrive in this historic, maritime city one can’t help but be captivated. Autumn in Portugal’s capital is special; the vibrancy of the city remains, yet the crowds of high season have passed. It’s when one can all too easily fall in love with Lisbon. You’ve probably read that Lisbon is the […]

A tasteful education: 5 historic Portuguese wine estates

A tasteful education: 5 historic Portuguese wine estates

A recent river cruise took us up the Rio Douro, the River of Gold in Portugal, starting in Porto and ending in Regua. On this journey through the Douro Valley, we visited ancient and contemporary wine estates, sampling as we went. Here are five of the best, all touting different wine varieties, emerging from the […]

The top 5 coastal activities in Portugal

The top 5 coastal activities in Portugal

With over 1200 kilometres of coastline and 300 days of sunshine each year, it is hardly surprising that Portugal has some of the best coastal activities you could hope for on a holiday. Whether you are on mainland Portugal or one of the archipelagos (the Azores and Madeira) there will be something to suit all […]

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The top 5 reasons you need to visit the Silver Coast of Portugal

The Silver Coast of Portugal, also known as the Costa de Prata is a region in Portugal that stretches from Lisbon to Figueira da Foz, though on some searches, the area can be defined as far north as Porto. It is a region where mass tourism has not taken hold, but is developing rapidly as […]

A stunning new villa concept has launched in the western Algarve

A stunning new villa concept has launched in the western Algarve

A new, exclusive villa concept has launched in the western Algarve. LUX MARE is a luxury holiday rental collection with two of the most stunning contemporary properties on the Portuguese shoreline. It all began when a Norwegian couple decided to build on their years of holidaying in the Algarve. Their unrivaled passion for the region […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Short stay: Longevity Cegonha Country Club, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

Short stay: Longevity Cegonha Country Club, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

Join a Pilates class, take the shuttle to Vilamoura’s marina, opt for a personal training session and then spend time in the relaxation room before dinner. All this plus a staff as warm and welcoming as the Algarve sun. There’s a luxurious freedom to life at Longevity Cegonha Country Club (LCCC). Many guests are taking […]

UNESCO World Heritage Sites you won't want to miss on your visit to central Portugal

UNESCO World Heritage Sites you won’t want to miss on your visit to central Portugal

The Algarve, Portugal is a well known holiday destination famous for its sun drenched beaches, stunning scenery, fantastic golf courses and surfing. But for the more discerning traveller, Portugal is so much more. It is a land of diversity, steeped in heritage and culture, with castles and monuments that are well preserved and a variety […]

8 of the best destinations for October and November

8 of the best destinations for October and November

We know from experience that travelers often begin planning their trip 4-6 months in advance, which means that at this point in the year, people are thinking about their fall adventures. October and November are really great months to travel. Families with school-age kids are home, and there aren’t any college students on spring break. […]