Looking for some fun, a vibrant, interesting place to enjoy a short break then why not head to Portugal. Lisbon and Porto have that warm, mild Mediterranean climate which are perfect for sightseeing , people watching plus it’s something different.
British Airways have a wide variety of flights to Portugal to suit your timetable.
Lisbon a city with fabulous beaches and the Atlantic Ocean built on seven hills, charming Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world. It offers unique tram rides, intimate Fado performances, great dining venues and much more. The city is famous for its districts: the Belém's famous monuments; the Alfama's labyrinthine streets, bars and small shops; and the trendy Alcântara's docks. Lisbon’s most popular nightlife and shopping venues are located in Bairro Alto, while the traditional heart of the city is in the Baixa. Enjoy a walk in the greenery of Jardim Botânico, admire the architecture of the Jerónimos Monastery or explore Feira da Ladra flea market. The Chiado area serves the city's best traditional Portuguese food. No meal is complete without some famous pastéis de nata (Portuguese egg tart pastry)
Our Lisbon picks
Pousada de Lisboa Lisbon Portugal (More Information & Booking)
Located in the very centre of Lisbon, Pousada de Lisboa - Small Luxury Hotels Of The World offers an indoor pool and elegant accommodation with free WiFi and an à la carte restaurant. Rooms feature a classical style and offer views for the Terreiro de Paço Square and Áurea Street. Each room comes with its own elegant private bathroom and fully equipped with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, telephone, safety deposit box, soundproofing, wardrobe and minibar.Pousada de Lisboa - Small Luxury Hotels Of The World features its own on-site restaurant and bar. Guests can taste a varied menu based in traditional Portuguese cuisine and in the evening relax at the bar while enjoying a drink. Other facilities available on site include a wellness centre, a sauna and a fitness centre. Services available include car and bicycle rental. Going through the pedestrian Augusta Street, with its brand stores and cafés, guests will reach the iconic Rossio Square, situated 650 yards away. Guests can also visit the chic Chiado area a 7-minute walk away and then reach the lively Bairro Alto district with its various bars.
Santiago de Alfama Lisbon Portugal (More Information & Booking)
The 5-star Santiago de Alfama – Boutique Hotel is located in the historic centre of Lisbon just an 8-minute walk from the iconic São Jorge Castle and offers panoramic views of the city. With free WiFi, this charming hotel is just 550 yards from the Pombaline Downtown.Set on an historic building, each air-conditioned room is equipped with a flat-screen TV, a wardrobe, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with bath or shower, hairdryer and free toiletries.
The on-site á lá carte restaurant offers a varied menu and the bar is the perfect place to relax in the evening after a day spent exploring Lisbon. A continental breakfast can be served in the room. The 24-hour front desk of the Santiago de Alfama – Boutique Hotel provides a tour desk and a concierge service. Babysitting, ironing and laundry services are available upon request.The lively Bairro Alto district and the shopping area of Chiado are within a 20-minute walk and the nearest metro station is Terreiro do Paço, 900 yards away. Lisbon International Airport is 4.3 miles away. Santa Maria Maior is a great choice for travellers interested in old town exploring, city walks and friendly locals.
Altis Belem Hotel & Spa Lisbon Portugal (More Information & Booking)
This luxury 5-star hotel occupies a unique waterfront location in the historic Lisbon district of Belém, next to the Tagus River. It features a Michelin Star restaurant, indoor and outdoor pools, a spa and a rooftop sun deck.Rooms at Altis Belém Hotel & Spa feature LCD-TVs, electric curtains, Nespresso machines and modern bathrooms. All rooms have free WiFi access and panoramic views of the waterfront.Guests can dine in the award-winning Altis Belém’s Feitoria Restaurant, which specialises in authour's cuisine, with varied world flavours. There is also the Mensagem café, for lighter meals and snacks.
Altis Hotel’s spa has a wide dynamic inner pool, sauna, turkish bath and a range of treatments including massages. You can borrow a book from the library or explore beautiful Parque Florestal de Monsanto 2.5 miles away. At a 7-minute walk is the iconic Jerónimos Monastery, as well as the Belém Garden. The hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from the Belém Cultural Centre. 3.7 miles away from the hotel are historic Lisbon districts like Chiado, Rossio and Bairro Alto.
Porto has so much to offer yet one of those undiscovered gems of European cities so whether it’s wandering down a cute alleyway, past an impressive church or through the predominantly granite Avenida dos Aliados downtown, the hilly cityscape of Porto is impressively diverse. Overlooking the Douro River estuary, this merchant city features colourful homes; industrial bridges and the affluent river bank of Foz do Douro.
Is wine your cup of tea? Take a port-wine tour through the wine caves in Vila Nova de Gaia. Interested in architecture? The Clérigos Tower and Sao Francisco Church will inspire visitors. Fancy some culture? Appreciate what Porto has to offer at the Ethnography and History Museum, Modern Art Museum at Serralves and the Casa da Música Music Hall. Fresh food can be purchased daily at the Mercado do Bolhão Market in downtown Baixa. More diverse goods are for sale in the shopping centre right next to Dragao Stadium, home to FC Porto.
Pestana Palácio do Freixo Porto Portugal (More Information & Booking)
This property is 10 minutes walk from the beach. Overlooking Douro River in Porto, the 5-star Palácio Do Freixo is set in a restored 18th-century Baroque building. It offers aristocratic public areas with stately architecture, combined with modern rooms with flat-screen TV. Rooms at Pousada Do Porto - Palácio Do Freixo are spacious, air-conditioned and have a separate seating area. Bathrooms include luxury amenities and a hairdryer. Some rooms offer Douro River views. Guests can relax on a sun lounger next to the hotel's infinity pool which overlooks the river. The spa has a Turkish bath, heated indoor pool and a sauna. Massage treatments are also available.
The restaurant at Pousada Do Porto -- Palácio Do Freixo serves a daily buffet breakfast cooked with fresh ingredients. Guests can order light snacks at the pool or evening cocktails at the hotel’s bar.
Pestana Vintage Porto Hotel & World Heritage Site Porto Portugal (More Information & Booking)
The 5-star Pestana Vintage Porto Hotel & World Heritage Site is romantically situated along the Douro River, right on the historic Ribeira Square. All guest rooms in this 16th-century building have a spacious bathroom.The rooms of the Hotel have double-glazed windows and a flat-screen TV. For extra comfort, the bathrooms offer a bathtub and hairdryer.
In the morning guests can enjoy breakfast at the RIB restaurant, which has stunning views on the Douro River. The Heritage bar serves cocktails and refreshing beverages.From the Pestana Porto, cruises on the River Douro depart right in front of the hotel. The Torre dos Clérigos Bell Tower and the Porto Cathedral are less than a 10-minute stroll away. The Pestana Vintage Porto Hotel & World Heritage Site is 13.4 miles from Porto International Airport. União de Freguesias do Centro is a great choice for travellers interested in architecture, wine and city walks.
Hotel Infante De Sagres Porto Portugal (More Information & Booking)
This 5-star hotel, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is located in central Porto, a 4-minute walk from Alliados Metro Station. It features a fine dining restaurant.The soundproofed rooms of the Hotel Infante De Sagres combine neo-baroque and custom-made furnishings. Antique chandeliers come together with satellite flat-screen TVs and air conditioning.
Fine dining and a broad list of Douro and Port wines can be enjoyed at the Book Restaurant, which is sited within a renovated book shop and offers an intimate atmosphere. The award-winning chef prepares a fusion of contemporary dishes focusing on fresh and local ingredients.Situated in Porto’s UNESCO Heritage city centre, Infante De Sagres is a 10-minute walk from the Cathedral and a 10-minute drive from Rem Koolhaas's Casa da Mùsica Concert Hall. A shuttle can be arranged for Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport, a 20-minute drive away.