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Why Book with Atlantic Holidays?
Specialists in holidays to Portugal, Madeira and the Azores since 1991.
Though it's one of Europe's smaller countries, Portugal packs in an astonishingly diverse range of things to do and see. Whether you're looking for fine beaches, wild national parks, cities rich in culture or a top-class golfing break, you’ll find your expectations exceeded.
Taking a holiday in Portugal means you’ll get to choose from some of the continent’s most interesting places to stay. The country has a proud architectural heritage, and many landmark buildings have been opened up as guest accommodation. In particular, there’s the chain of Pousadas – hotels in noteworthy buildings that aim to preserve a local flavour.
Throughout the country, you’ll find countless local traditions to discover. More often than not, taking holidays to Portugal means coming across local celebrations – and visitors are warmly welcomed. Every town and village has its own festivities, and there’s something going on somewhere all the year round.
The great cities of Lisbon and Porto are hubs for culture and the arts, while the beaches of the Algarve are widely rated among the best in the world. Everywhere, you’ll be able to make acquaintance with the delicious traditions of Portuguese cuisine.
There really is something for everyone in Portugal. Some may choose to take a river cruise along the scenic Douro, past vineyards that have been cultivated for thousands of years. Others may prefer to seek out Portugal’s challenging golf courses – of which there are more than 70 – or enjoy peerless pampering at one of the many spa resorts.
The staff at Atlantic have given their top 10 reasons to take your holiday in Portugal: