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We’re midway through the year and midway through the school semester. With the temperatures rising, the time has come to plan your family holidays.

[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line”][vc_column_text]It is time to start planning your family holiday in Portugal. Will 2019 be the year you finally take your family on a hiking tour? Or will this be the year you take a Douro cruise before heading south to the beautiful beaches of the Algarve or the Alentejo coast?

Portugal is a brilliant country. From north to south, you can easily get a piece of every little detail you look for in most of your travels: culture, beach, mountains, food, wine… So much to choose from and so little time![/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line”][nectar_cta btn_style=”see-through” heading_tag=”h3″ text_color=”#1ab3b1″ link_type=”new_tab” alignment=”center” link_text=”Portugal wins Best Destination for the 2nd time in a row” url=”https://pathwaynorth.com/portugal-wins-best-destination-award/”][divider line_type=”No Line”][vc_column_text]We know how important it is for your family holiday to be perfect. More than that, we know how important it is for your family holiday in Portugal to be fair priced. So we’ll let you in on a few tips for your future bookings.

  • Did you ever consider booking with a portuguese travel agency?

We are aware that it is suspicious for a portuguese travel agency to recommend you book with a portuguese travel agency. However, by booking with a national travel agency or tour operator, you’re not only getting a far better price, you get better service too.

Portuguese travel agencies that specialize in receiving tourists are granted better prices from hotels and may even get you the best rooms far more easily. More than that, a specialized agency will also take care of your transport from the airport to the hotel to make sure you arrive safely and let you in on the best tips in town.

 

Bookings made with our agency can include our Guest Representative service, which includes all of the above, but at a more personalized level. Can you imagine being handed a fresh cup of coffee or your favorite newspaper as soon as you meet our representative in the arrivals hall of the airport? Or someone to resolve any upcoming issues without your having to worry the least bit?[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

  • Don’t believe everything you read online! Make informed decisions

I bet you’ve read somewhere that Albufeira is the best place to go to in the Algarve. Or maybe it was your current travel agent that said so.

But did you think about your children? Did you think about the actual type of holidays you want?

When planning a family holiday in Portugal, it is important to consider when and where you’re going.

Let’s say you’re looking for beach holidays in Portugal. If your children are aged between 1 and 12 years old and you’re looking for more relaxed holidays, the Alentejo coast or beaches of Altura and Manta Rota, in the Algarve, are the absolute best. These are calmer places where you don’t have to constantly say “excuse me” when roaming through the city. They’re the absolute winners when it comes to beach locations that are not overcrowded.

If you don’t mind crowds, then Albufeira or Portimão may be your best picks, as these are cheaper.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line”][nectar_cta btn_style=”see-through” heading_tag=”h3″ text_color=”#1ab3b1″ link_type=”new_tab” alignment=”center” link_text=”Ask for a quote for my holidays” url=”https://pathwaynorth.com/tailor-made-request/”][divider line_type=”No Line”][vc_column_text]

  • Do something different! Forget what all the others have done

Maybe you have friends who’ve visited the Algarve. Or maybe your friends have visited Lisbon and the Madeira Island.

But what about all the other extraordinary locations in Portugal?

Be the first to hike the stunning trails of northern Portugal and Spain. Be the first to enjoy stress-free holidays by the crystal clear lagoons of Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês. Be the one who pays half-price and make everyone jealous!

Lisbon and the Algarve are less affordable than most regions in Portugal, especially during high season. But paying more doesn’t always mean you’re get better quality.

The hotels and rural tourism houses of northern Portugal are some of the best in terms of hospitality and far cheaper than beach hotels in the southern regions.

If you’re looking for value for money, think outside the box and do something different for your family holiday in Portugal!

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