If it’s an incredibly diverse holiday for 2021 you’ve been pining for, then Portugal will provide in spades. Whether it’s an all-out sun holiday filled with sea and sand, or a jam-packed city break you’re after, look no further than one of our packages. Blessed with some of the finest year-round sunshine in Europe and cheaper than its neighbour Spain, Portugal is an enduringly popular spot with holidaymakers.
You could abscond to the Algarve for some well-deserved ‘me’ time, brush shoulders with the locals in bustling cities like Lisbon and Porto, or leave your worries behind on the majestic island of Madeira. It’s all just a few clicks away. With an incredibly diverse landscape stretching over towns awash with history and gorgeous golden beaches, you can dip into some fascinating local history, or drink in the stunning surrounding vistas. So whether you’re on the hunt for culture, world-class nightlife or just to put your feet up for a while, Portugal is sure to work its magic on you.
For a 2021 holiday that’s got gorgeous beaches, party towns, rustic villages and so much more, it has to be …From €123 per person
If you’re looking to discover a new European city on your 2021 holiday, why not take in the sights and …From €181 per person
The Lisbon Coast is a stunning stretch of coastline which is home to hundreds of glittering beaches, lush parklands, a …From €172 per person
Introducing holidays to Madeira Those in the know refer to Madeira as the Pearl of the Atlantic or ‘the floating garden’, …From €656 per person
North Portugal in Portugal, MediterraneanFrom €149 per person
Alentejo in Portugal, MediterraneanFrom €240 per person
Top resorts in Portugal
The place that put the Algarve firmly on the ‘top holiday destinations’ map is Albufeira. This scenic former fishing town …From €125 per person
Holidays in Vilamoura cater perfectly for families and couples looking for a memorable break in the sun. One of the …From €139 per person
Alvor has a long stretch of golden sands, authentic Portuguese culture and a bustling harbour, making it the ideal choice …From €164 per person
A holiday in the idyllic Algarve resort of Carvoeiro can be as relaxing or as active as you want. Superb …From €156 per person
Praia da Rocha
Sun-drenched sandy stretches, azure ocean waves and a laidback attitude combine to create this beautiful Portuguese destination. One of the …From €126 per person
Home to a beautiful waterfront, some excellent beaches and plenty of restaurants and bars, Lagos is a European gem. Expect …From €189 per person
Your guide to Portugal holidays
A trip to Portugal has plenty to offer no matter what you’re looking for, with each city having its own unique quirks and charm. For the ultimate city escape, why not split a week between lively Lisbon and captivating Porto? With day trips to the magical town of Sintra and the gorgeous white sandy beaches of Cascais easily achievable, you’ll be able to break your holiday up and pick and choose from the best of what this alluring country has to offer.
If you’re looking for your own personal slice of paradise, don’t miss out on a trip to the beautiful island of Madeira, home to a jaw-dropping coastline, stunning scenery and the bustling capital of Funchal. You really can’t beat Portugal for its diversity of atmosphere and ease of access to range of other hotspots, no matter where you choose to base yourself. So if you came for the nightlife and caipirinha cocktails, but decide on a whim that you want to hit the beach or get stuck into some culture, Portugal is a solid choice.
If you’ve had your fill of culture in the fairytale town of Sintra and wouldn’t mind topping up your tan before you head home, then it’s well worth making the trek to Praia da Adraga beach. Home to mainland Europe’s most westerly sands and best Atlantic breaker waves, it’s not only ideal for the surfing set, but for those wanting a romantic sunset stroll after a top-class meal of fresh shellfish and white wine. For an expert tip from us, see if you can get a table at Azenhas do Mar, a gorgeous little eatery built right into the cliffside.
While Cascais has its fair share of pristine beaches to choose from, if you’d like a bit of pop culture with your sunshine, then make the short trip to Guincho beach on the Estoril coast. World famous as the location used in the opening to the classic Bond flick On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, this gorgeous sandy crescent is perfect for watching the waves lap in and out while sipping on cocktails. Shaken, not stirred.
Most popular Portugal hotels
Prices last checked at 11:30 PM January 21, 2021