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Join us on a holiday to Portugal

From rolling vineyards and pretty fishing villages to sweeping mountains and endless stretches of sandy dunes, Portugal holidays are a delight.

Discover hidden gems and captivating landscapes on our carefully curated small group escorted tours of Portugal. The country's two most popular cities, Lisbon and Porto, are perfect for European city breaks, with cultural and historical attractions aplenty and picture-perfect scenery. Douro River cruises provide the chance to explore vineyards and sip the region's famous beverage, Port. The fairytale-esque town of Sintra is home to majestic and mysterious palaces, while the elegant beach resort towns of Cascais and Estoril attract sun worshippers from nearby Lisbon. 

In the South, the sunny Algarve is a firm favourite for its pristine beaches and broad range of family-friendly resorts, complete with kids' clubs and inviting swimming pools. The region's capital, Faro, is a popular stop on many southern Portugal tours, with a charming old town complete with grand centuries-old buildings, cosy cafes and cobbled streets. For a spot of sunbathing, Albufeira is home to world-class beaches with golden sand and those coveted turquoise waters.

Our featured Portugal tours

Discover some of Portugal’s most delightful locations on one of our tours.

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Hidden Portugal

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  • 2 Excursions Included, 14 Meals Included
  • Flights Included - 5 Airports
  • 12 Dates - Apr 2024 - Oct 2024
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  • 15 Excursions Included, 15 Meals Included
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  • 5 Dates - Jun 2024 - Oct 2024

Things to see in Portugal

We’ve listed just three must-visit attractions here – but you’re destined to uncover more once you start your adventure.

Portugal tour highlights

Things to see and places to visit on your escorted tour of Portugal

Portugal FAQs

First holiday to Portugal? Here are a few questions you might have.

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  • To get the best of your Portugal adventure, we recommend the following tours:

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  • The weather in Portugal is heavily influenced by the Atlantic. The north of the country tends to be cooler, whilst the south enjoys a warmer, more Mediterranean climate. with coastal areas slightly cooler throughout. Summer temperatures range from around 30°C in the south to 25°C in the north. Winters in Portugal are comparatively mild, although nights can be chilly. Temperatures are pleasant in spring and autumn, averaging around 20°C.

  • Generally speaking, the best time to visit Portugal is during the spring, when the country is in bloom, or in autumn. Both seasons enjoy pleasant temperatures, and are largely free of the summer crowds.

  • Portugal is famous for its breathtaking Mediterranean coastline and beaches, the wine-producing Douro Valley, and its elegant, cultural cities, including Lisbon and Porto. Surfing is popular in Portugal, thanks to its long coastline and Atlantic winds.

  • In Portugal they use the Euro (EUR). For the latest exchange rates, please see www.xe.comPortugal is one of the least-expensive countries in Western Europe. 

  • Unsurprisingly, Portuguese cuisine has a strong Mediterranean influence, and the diet consists of a lot of fresh fruit, vegetables and olive oil, along with seafood and meat. However, Portugese food does tend to be spicier than many of its neighbours. Pastries and sweets are also popular, especially churros and pastel de nata (egg tart pastry). Being a wine-producing country, wine is popular in Portugal, especially port, a fortified wine produced in the Douro Valley.

  • Portuguese is the national language of Portugal. However, English is widely spoken, particularly in touristy areas. Below are a few useful phrases in Portuguese:

     

                Hello – olá

                Goodbye – tchau

                Thank you – obrigado

                Please – por favor

                Do you speak English? – você fala Inglês?

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