Discover the Magic of Portugal with Newmarket Holidays



Released on: November 22, 2011, 12:39 pm
Author: Oliver Roberts
Industry: Travel

A land of stunning scenery, fascinating history and enchanting towns, Portugal remains one of Europe’s unspoilt gems. From the vibrant charm of Lisbon to the protected coves and sandy beaches of its beautiful coastline, and its assortment of World Heritage Sites, Portugal’s many charms make it the perfect holiday destination.

Specialist tour operator Newmarket Holidays offers a fantastic range of holidays to Portugal in 2012. Priced from £369 per person, these super-value breaks include accommodation at a great choice of hotels and the services of a Tour Manager, who will be on hand throughout to bring the holiday to life.

Newmarket Holidays’ popular Hidden Portugal break offers a tranquil break away from the more obvious tourist resorts of the Algarve. Perfect for holidaymakers seeking the undiscovered Portugal, this tour includes a stay in the charming resort of Povoa de Varzim, a historic fishing town boasting beautiful beaches and clean sea air. A great selection of included excursions uncover a country of rugged coastline and mountains, beautiful vineyards and hilltop villages, and historic cities.

Hidden Portugal holidays offer the chance to explore a countryside dotted with cultural treasures and natural wonders. The secrets of its proud history can be found in the fabled shrine at Fatima, the living museum that is exquisite Evora, and the magnificently preserved Romanesque cathedral in Santiago de Compostela.

Holidaymakers wishing to visit Portugal’s fascinating capital need look no further than Newmarket’s Portugal's Silver Coast and Wonders of Lisbon tour. A day trip to Lisbon offers the chance to explore the colourful cityscape – from the famous canary-yellow trams to the extraordinary Manueline architecture of the Belem quarter and the maze of narrow, winding streets in the Alfama. A wonderful programme of optional excursions promises to unearth further treasures, including the medieval hill-top village of Obidos and UNESCO-listed Sintra.

Sunseekers looking for cheap escorted tours to Portugal will not be disappointed by Newmarket Holidays Lisbon and the Treasures of Portugal break. As well as a trip to the delightful capital, this European holiday includes a guided visit to fashionable Cascais and spectacular Sintra. One of the country’s star attractions, Sintra – former retreat of the Portuguese Royal family ¬– boasts a picturesque location at the foot of the Sierra de Sintra coastal mountains, as well as marvellous views over the surrounding National Park.

Portugal’s mouth-watering cuisine also makes it a winning destination. Its legendary seafood includes the famous prawn piri piri dish which mixes charcoal-grilled sardines and prawns with small red chilli peppers, garlic and olive oil. Dried and preserved cod (bacalhau) is also popular, as are soups such as sweet, prawn-laden Acordas. There are many excellent red and white wines to enjoy, including the famous Vinho Verde and – of course – Port from the lodges in the Oporto area.

Newmarket Holidays’ Portugal holidays 2012 depart from a variety of local airports, making them a convenient way to discover this wonderful country. So book a holiday with Newmarket Holidays today and experience Portugal at its best.


For more information, please contact:
Oliver Roberts
T: 0208 3355104



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