Discover the Magic of Portugal with Newmarket Holidays
Released on: November 22, 2011, 12:39 pm
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 Holidaysí 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:
T: 0208 3355104
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