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Adored by all, Portugal needs little introduction. A long standing holiday classic, this dreamy destination and its trademark beaches will never go out of style. Winter sun? Summer fun? With 300 days of sunshine on the table it's no wonder families and couples flock to the European paradise year-round. Whether you're chasing 24 carat coves in the Algarve, or 'Emerald Coast' escapism in Costa Verde – tailor-make your perfect Portuguese package holiday.
The pinnacle of importance – it all starts with the villa! Wave goodbye to regimented breakfast buffets and crack-of-dawn alarms to secure a sunlounger. You've re-written the holiday rule book, and now it's all about freedom, privacy and unlimited pool access! From luxurious Holiday Resorts to hilltop hideaways, the choice is yours. Feel like holiday royalty and bask on golden beaches fit for a queen in the amazing Algarve. Just a stone's throw from your villa front door, you'll feel the sand between your toes in no time. Recharge your batteries in the delightful Douro Valley. Famed for its carefully crafted vineyards, wine connoisseurs and foodie fanatics might come for the culinary treasures – but they'll stay for the views!
Paradisiacal Portugal has plenty of exciting itinerary possibilities on offer, but for those much needed 'pool days' you'll have everything you need under one roof. From little home comforts to fully equipped kitchens and gaming facilities – you might find you never want to leave…
Looking for something in particular? Whether it's a spa break, couple's retreat, beachside beauty or big group getaway, head to James Recommends for a helping hand in whittling down all of our wonderful villa options.
With the perfect villa picked out, let us take care of getting you there too! We work with some of the most well-known airlines – from Tui to Jet2 – to bring you one step closer to holiday heaven. Departing from 25 UK airports, fly from the most convenient location – taking full advantage of flexible arrival and departure times.
Hand luggage headaches are history thanks to flights that include 20kg baggage allowance per person. Long gone are the days of choosing between your favourite shoes or children's most cherished toys, now there's plenty of rooms for the 'nice-to-haves' and the 'can't-live-withouts'. Welcome to hassle-free holidaying at its finest!
Freedom is the name of the game when it comes to a villa holiday, and hiring a car keeps the flexibility flowing. From practical uses like popping to the shops and reaching your home from home, to last minute plans like chasing sunsets and impromptu itinerary updates – the world's your oyster! There's nothing quite like a good old-fashioned road trip. Windows down, warm winds dancing through your hair, an unbeatable sense of adventure and the open road stretching out before you. With car hire the possibilities are endless, offering you a backstage pass to off-the-beaten track beauties and lesser-known local hotspots.
Adding car hire to your holiday package gives you unlimited freedom, not to mention getting you to our car essential and advised villas with ease. The sky's the limit when you've got your own set of wheels, so let's get this show on the road…
Holiday hassle free with the ability to pick and choose the extras that matter most. Personalising your package has never been easier, from airport parking to welcome packs filled with food essentials – we've got you catered for.
Kick-start your holiday and bypass the busy terminal with a visit to a luxurious airport lounge. Forget about battling early-morning rush hour traffic and opt for a hotel stay the night before your flight. Unsure about driving abroad? Private transfers are here to save the day, guaranteeing stress-free arrival and reliable travel from the airport straight to your villa's front door…
All of these handy little extras can be added when you book – it couldn't be easier!
A package holiday isn't complete without ABTA and ATOL coverage. By choosing James Villas you're financially protected by the Civil Aviation Authority, which is backed by the UK government. A certificate will be supplied once your holiday is booked, detailing the ins and outs of your trip including any optional extras you've added. With that all-important piece of paper in hand, you can rest easy knowing your package is completely protected.
Portugal is as diverse as the locals are friendly. Take your pick between five remarkable regions – each with its own unique character and charm. Fly and flop to one of the world's most notorious beach destinations, the Algarve. Graced with golden shores, Mother Nature took extra care with this majestic masterpiece. If you're after beaches without the buzz, then trade gold for another mesmerising metallic. The Silver Coast is a stunning stretch set between pretty Porto and the capital, Lisbon. Surf's up for watersport enthusiasts thanks to a stiff sea breeze and pounding Atlantic waves.
Not after the staple sandy getaway? It may seem counter intuitive, but the island of Madeira is a match made in heaven for holidaymakers on the hunt for something a little different. Blanketed in blooms and crowned with teetering mountain tops, this sub-tropical floating garden brings its a-game when it comes to wild, natural beauty. From the bustling capital of Funchal to quiet villages nestled in verdant valleys, Madeira is a shoo-in for lovers of the great outdoors.
Back on the mainland, dreamy Douro Valley and its winding river is an idyllic, slow-paced escape for couples looking to recharge their batteries. Sample some of Portugal's tastiest culinary creations and work your way through the region's world-class wine collection! Last but not least, Costa Verde offers up villa escapism at its finest. Find your blissful base amid secluded, sweet-scented forests or historical hideaways in the heart of the action.
Calling all beach bums, golfing aficionados, nature lovers, history hunters and culture vultures – Portugal is your one-stop-shop for every kind of holiday activity going! With more variety than your favourite chocolate box selection, wave goodbye to past itinerary woes and get stuck in to your sweet escape. Mischievous little munchkins and moody teenagers will have plenty to keep them occupied, while fussy sightseers and bigger groups can pick n' mix their adventures. From delving into authentic Portugal and its local delights, to hiking national park nature trails or simply sunning yourself on sandy shores – it's almost impossible to squeeze it all in!
Over 150 blissful beaches pour along the Portuguese coastline, where a huge haul of heavenly hideaways mingle with mainstream resorts. Set sail for iconic Benagil Cave, where 'the eye' in its roof shines a sunny spotlight on the stunning shores below. Catch some waves at Praia do Guincho, a beautiful filming location for 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' – if it's good enough for James Bond, it's good enough for us!
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