Portugal & Islands

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After university and some independent travel in Africa, Aisling joined Ramblers Worldwide in October 2010. As one of the Product Management team she specialises in South Africa’s Cape Provinces, France and Portugal.

Our Portugal Holidays

Madeira – Mountains & Levadas
Moderate or challenging walking on the Garden Isle of Madeira
NEW This beautiful botanical island of Madeira, lays just 350 miles off the African coast. Famed for its levadas and flowers it is an excellent walking destination with an equable year round climate. Some walks take us along levadas – the irrigation waterways ingeniously engineered both over and through the rock to bring water from high mountain springs, there are well over 1,000 miles of them on the island. Others explore peaceful mountain valleys and coastal tracks follow the line of rugged sea cliffs with spectacular views. Regional R1
Next Dept: 07 Apr 15      For: 7 nights       From: Gatwick
Types:    2 Leaders     Grades: C/D+
Price from: £889
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The “Floating Garden” of Madeira
The perfect walkers’ island
Madeira's volcanic origins are evident by the rocky shore line and rugged mountainous interior. Its highest point, Pico Ruivo, at nearly 1800m, looks out over a mass of peaks and a violently formed landscape. Over the years Madeira has been described as the "pearl of the Atlantic" and "the floating garden" Regional R1
Next Dept: 04 Nov 14      For: 14 nights       From: Heathrow
Types:    Festive Walking Special Selection Hotels     Grades: D+
Price from: £1,125
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Sail south into the colourful sights and atmosphere of Iberia.
Sail south into the colourful sights and atmosphere of Iberia.  In spring and autumn it is difficult to think of a nicer place to be than on the shores of the Mediterranean or on Spain or Portugal’s Atlantic Coast.
Next Dept: 24 Mar 15      For: 10 nights       From: Southampton Port
Types:    Cruise New Holiday     Grades: D/Sightseeing
Price from: £1,225
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Sailing towards the Tropics
Cruising the Europe and Africa's Atlantic coast and islands

On this cruise we don’t quite reach the Tropics, but the mild climate of the Azores, Madeira and the Canaries is a welcome contrast to a northern European winter. Add to that a dash of Iberia and a taste of Morocco and you have a very pleasant way to build up to Christmas.
Next Dept: 24 Nov 14      For: 16 nights       From: Liverpool Port
Types:    Cruise     Grades: D/Sightseeing
Price from: £1,420
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Magic of the Canaries
Exploring mountains, volcanoes and gorges of the Canaries.
It is our cruises to the Canaries that really show best what Cruise & Walk is all about - a new island each day, real mountain walking, at a time of year when the weather in northern Europe makes a cruise to the warm south seem even more appealing.
Next Dept: 21 Dec 14      For: 13 nights       From: Southampton Port
Types:    Cruise Festive Walking     Grades: D/Sightseeing
Price from: £1,399
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Cities of Exploration - Porto and Lisbon
From Europe's Vintage Port to the City of Sea and Explorers - An Adagio holiday
Porto is an ancient port steeped in history and tradition located at the mouth of the Douro River with an eclectic mix of monuments and baroque architecture. Lisbon has been home to some of the world’s greatest explorers.  We discover its numerous World Heritage Sites, including the 16th century Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery. 
Next Dept: 29 Mar 15      For: 9 nights       From: Heathrow
Types:    Adagio New Holiday     Grades:
Price from: £1,220
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Palaces, Castles & Gardens of Sintra
A week of Portuguese charm and splendour - an Adagio holiday

Cooled by the Atlantic breeze and partly shaded by forest, the hot sunny climate of Sintra was the summer residence of Portuguese monarchs for six hundred years. The quiet fascination of Sintra deserves a slower pace, time to sip the wine of European culture touched by the earlier hand of Islamic influence.
Next Dept: 22 May 15      For: 7 nights       From: Heathrow
Types:    Adagio     Grades:
Price from: £1,220
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Quinta Bonita
Exploring the beautiful landscapes of southern Portugal - an Adagio holiday

Sea breezes and the smell of wild herbs; fishing villages and sandy coves; local food washed down with local wine… who can resist the call of the warm south? Our holiday in this wildly scenic area has been designed by the English owners of the hotel in which we stay. They know the area intimately, and delight in sharing it with their guests.
Next Dept: 18 Apr 15      For: 7 nights       From: Multiple
Types:    Adagio     Grades:
Price from: £1,155
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