August 17, 2015
You are looking for an autumn destination? Somewhere sunny, hot but not too much with great landscapes, good food, culture attractions and beaches to relax? That is a lot to ask, but lucky you, Portugal is a generous country…
Portugal’s summer weather is great to enjoy relaxing holiday in the coast resorts, the sun is shining and temperature very high, but it’s too hot to do much exploring. If you want to do any serious hiking, or even just walk around the cities, towns and archaeological sites, you’re better off coming in spring or autumn.
Autumn is a great season to visit Portugal, the dry and warm climate offers sunny days, and you also miss out on the summer tourist crowds. The Algarve Coast boasts over 300 days of sunshine per year while Porto and Lisbon enjoy an average October temperature of 22°C, which is perfect to escape from the rainy autumn European weather.
In September, Portugal celebrates wine harvests. Vineyard owner keep their doors open to general public and even offer you to participate to the wine making process. Put off your shoes and join local people to smash freshly picked grapes with your feet… An unforgettable experience!
The climate makes Portugal an ideal destination for autumn golfing breaks, as the Algarve and Estoril coasts boast world-class championship golf courses. Tourists from all over the word come to Portugal to enjoy the great Portuguese courses. Ask our team about the best Golf resort!
You can enjoy delicious food all through the year in Portugal. But in autumn, the mild climate is more favourable to enjoy tasty hot dishes such as Arroz de polvo (Riz cooked with octopus) or a Francesinha in Porto, with a good glass of wine!
Photograph and artist will be inspired by the unique autumn colours that tint the beautiful Portuguese landscapes. Explore historic palaces and manor houses and be amazed by the colour scheme, the red and orange leaves popping out the grey of old castle stones.
Portugal is the perfect autumn breaks destination for family holidays, romantic trips or to travel with friends… To discover this beautiful country, check out our programs and contact our lovely team!