Portugal Holidays

P ortugal is a wonderful country to explore by train. The capital, Lisbon, occupies a strategic and stunning position along the banks of the River Tagus and has a wealth of history and culture. To the north, historic Porto is a vibrant port-city on the River Douro and a good base to explore the Douro Valley with its world-famous wine and port producing vineyard. Venture further south, and you can enjoy the sun-drenched beaches, cliffs and golf courses of the Algarve from Faro. Give us a call or drop us an email to plan your tailor made rail holiday here.

Our Recommended Hotels in Portgual

Heritage Avenida Liberdade

Located on Lisbon’s main avenue, Avenida da Liberdade, this stunning hotel occupies a 18th century townhouse is designed by the Portuguese architect Miguel Cancio Martins. Guestrooms feature DVD players and Molton Brown bathroom amenities. There is also a welcoming bar, a library and a fitness centre.

Eurostar das Artes

The Eurostar das Artes occupies adjoining buildings, one modern, one a historic palace, in the centre of Porto. The bedrooms are designed in a contemporary style with hardwood floors and air-conditioning. Breakfast is served daily in the hotel’s restaurant, using seasonal ingredients and in the evening there is a bar and garden area where guests can enjoy a glass of port.

Quinta das Lagrimas

One of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the Quinta das Lagrimas occupies an 18th century palace surrounded by 12 hectares of botanic gardens. Guests can enjoy a choice of two restaurants, a state-of-the-art spa and both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool.

Hotel Faro and Beach Club

Located in the centre of Faro, just a 5-minute walk from the train station, this modern hotel overlooks the old town, marina and the Ria Formosa Natural Park. All bedrooms are air-conditioned with complimentary Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel also boasts a rooftop restaurant and swimming pool.