Portugal

Located in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula with a coastline more the 850 kilometres long and its Atlantic islands, it offers a varied landscape and climate ideal for every holiday type.

The country is divided between North and South by the Tagus River – the North has a more mountainous and greener landscape and the south is characterised by a hotter and dryer climate. The Archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira that lie in the Atlantic Ocean also belong to the Portuguese territories and both have sub-tropical climates.

The state of Portugal’s history dates back to the 12th century – it claims to be the oldest established country in Europe – and as such there are many historical sites, buildings and traditions that can be seen throughout the country.

Portugal more than equals its neighbour Spain in the excellence of tourism facilities and currently offers a very good selection of resorts, hotels, golf courses at competitive prices and, of course, the sun!

For additional information, please contact one of our Sun Holidays Specialists on 01 241 0800 or email info@joewalshtours.ie.

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Resorts/Areas


Algarve
The southernmost region of Portugal has long been one of Europe’s most popular destinations with hundreds of Irish and British holidaymakers returning year after year drawn by the sunshine and the superb sandy beaches...
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Lisbon
Situated on the northern banks of the river Tagus, Lisbon’s charm lie in its strong links to its past. Its magnificent palaces, breath-taking churches and an impressive castle mirror the city’s rich cultural and historic heritage...
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Estoril
Estoril is an affluent and cultured resort with sandy beaches, fantastic hotels, an array of golf courses and a lively atmosphere. There are a large variety of activities to enjoy...
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Cascais
Cascais is a cosmopolitan town rich in culture and laid back charm. It is a spectacular seaside resort just 30 km from Lisbon, surrounded by gorgeous beaches, overlooking which are stunning cliffs...
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Sintra
A true gem not to be missed by anyone visiting Lisbon Coast is the fascinating town of Sintra, a major Portuguese tourist attraction and a UNESCO Word Heritage Site...
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Madeira
Famous for its magnificent landscape and exotic plant and animal life, the sun-drenched island of Madeira is truly marvellous. Known as The Island of Eternal Spring, the island lies on the Gulf Stream...
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