Located on the southernmost city of Portugal, Faro is the Algarve capital and a majestic starting point for exploring the area, many tourists flock to Albufeira in the region. Or if you are after a laid-back city break, why not try the beautiful city of Lisbon or Porto? Regular flights to Portugal with us mean that you can get there conveniently and quickly so you can start your sun, city or surf holiday in no time at all.
Dramatic landscapes. Extraordinary rivers. Vibrant cities and a passionate nature that simply will not let up. Portugal is a country that will surprise, entertain and educate throughout your visit, with an intoxicating mix of fantastic food, fascinating culture and an enchanting heritage. Lovely and alluring Portugal is now one of the most renowned holiday hot spots and attracts visitors from all over the world. The result is an area abuzz with activity and energy but equally quaint and serene with something new to discover around every corner. With castles and villages peppered along the coastline, Portugal has a wonderful charm, while the stunning beaches and shores of the Algarve are unparalleled when it comes to sun getaways. With cheap flights to Portugal from a number of UK airports, it's easy and convenient to get to Portugal any time of the year.
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The Alfa Pendular is a high-speed train that runs at least twice a day between Faro and Lisbon and the journey takes around 2.5 hours.
Faro uses the coastline to its advantage, with a surfing culture that dominates the nearby coastline. The picturesque Cidade Velha, with its awesome medieval walls and winding, peaceful cobbled streets, is also worth your time. If all this sounds a bit too much, however, then head to the beach with a good book. There are plenty of places to do this near Faro - it serves as one of the access points to the famed Algarve strip of coastline. Golf is also an immensely popular pastime and there are plenty of luscious golf courses to choose from.
From stunning grand plazas, to picturesque narrow streets, the city of Lisbon oozes charm. Being only a stone's throw from the beach too, you can combine a city break with a bit of relaxation. The area of Bairro Alto has a great relaxed atmosphere but when the evening rolls round, the bars spill out onto the cobbled streets to create a lively but not too over the top vibe. The pedestrianised region of Baixa is great for an afternoon stroll, with quaint cafes combined with up market boutiques you can dip in and out of.
Porto is a fantastic alternative to Lisbon for those wishing to discover a different side of Portugal. It is much smaller and quieter than bustling Lisbon, and certainly somehwere to visit if you're after a cultural and quaint Portuguese city break. One of the iconic sights in Porto is the double decker wrought iron arched bridge that connects the city with Vila Nova de Gaia across the Douro River.
Ilha de Barreta and Ilha da Culatra are only accessible by ferry but definitely worth the trip. The former is a quieter and calmer beach where sunbathing and swimming are the activities of choice. The latter is a small seaside community with lots going on and plenty of cafes and restaurants to stop in for a cool drink.