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Rabelo boats, Douro River, Porto, Portugal

Portugal tours

Rabelo boats, Douro River, Porto, Portugal

Relying on their extensive knowledge of the country, our specialists have created a selection of itinerary ideas to help guide and inspire your own visit to Portugal. Whether you want to sip port in Porto and the Douro Valley, explore the hills of Lisbon or learn to cook traditional cataplana in the Algarve, we can plan you a trip that’s suited to your tastes and budget.

Consider these itineraries to be simply a starting point. Your own trip will be tailored to your individual interests by your personal specialist, allowing you to discover the hidden side of Portugal as well as its better-known highlights.

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Our recommended tours in Portugal

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Portugal, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

  • Anantara Vilamoura, Vilamoura

    Anantara Villamoura break

    • Both beginners and experienced golfers will enjoy the Victoria Golf course.
    • Only ten minutes away from the Purobeach Vilamoura, for laid back relaxation.
    • The Emo wine boutique allows guests to learn more about Portuguese wines with a top sommelier.
    • Join the Spice spoons cookery course for a journey into Portuguese cuisine.

    5 days from CAD1,555pp

  • Vila Atlântico, Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa, Porches

    Villa Vita Park break

    • The resort is set in 53 acres of manicured gardens overlooking a wide sandy beach.
    • The Ocean restaurant, serving signature dishes, has two Michelin stars.
    • 10 restaurants and 9 bars offer plenty of variety for each night.
    • Dedicated Spa by Sisely Paris, offering massage, hammam and sauna.

    5 days from CAD2,215pp

  • Sublime Comporta

    Sublime Comporta break

    • Nested under umbrella pines in 17 acres of estate, this hotel feels at one with nature.
    • Bio-pool suites each have private deck access into the biological pool.
    • Organic garden provides over 300 varieties of produce to the exclusive, outdoor Circle restaurant.
    • The hotel is built from sustainable natural materials with a sensitivity to the local environment.
    • Comporta has 60km of white sand beaches within close proximity to the hotel.

    5 days from CAD2,350pp

  • Twin lakes, Sete Cidades, São Miguel

    Lisbon & the Azores

    • Explore the largest city in the Azores, Ponta Delgada, on a private walking tour.

    • Visit the twin lakes of Sete Cidades by bicycle and 4x4.

    • Embark on a whale- and dolphin-watching tour outside Ponta Delgada.

    • Hear traditional Portuguese fado music at a special dinner in Lisbon.

    • Discover the history of Lisbon on a private walking tour.

    • Tour the vibrant and eclectic palaces of Sintra.

    7 days from CAD4,380pp

  • Tram and Cityscape, Lisbon

    Highlights of Lisbon & Marrakesh

    • Experience the best of Lisbon on a guided tour through the city's historic districts.

    • Witness the whimsical architecture of Sintra's palaces.

    • Hike Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains and visit a local family for a cup of mint tea.

    • Immerse yourself in the spice-scented souqs of Marrakesh.

    • Tour the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca.

    8 days from CAD4,640pp

  • Pena Palace, Sintra

    Lisbon & the Algarve: Portugal self-drive tour

    • Tour Lisbon’s historical heart and sample some local delicacies.

    • Explore the eccentric palaces and gardens of Sintra.

    • Visit Roman ruins in the historic city of Évora in the heart of the Alentejo countryside.

    • Learn how to cook traditional Algarvian Cataplana.

    • Hike the Algarve coastline near Lagos.

    10 days from CAD4,735pp

  • Vineyards, Pico

    Highlights of the Azores

    • Enjoy a historic walking tour of Ponta Delgada with tastings in the local market.

    • Explore the twin lakes of Sete Cidades by bicycle and 4x4.

    • Try local cozido, food cooked in the hot springs of Furnas.

    • Hike through the lava stone vineyards of Pico.

    • Discover the island of Faial and its Capelinhos Volcano.

    • Learn about the history of Terceira on a walk through its capital city, Angra do Heroísmo.

    11 days from CAD6,210pp

  • Coastline, western Algarve

    Lisbon, Évora & the Algarve

    • Enjoy a tour through central Lisbon and its maritime outer district, Belém.

    • Experience one of Portugal’s oldest musical traditions, fado.

    • Learn to make pastel de nata with a tasting tour and cooking class.

    • Spend time on your own wandering the Roman ruins of Évora.

    • Walk along the Algarve coast and take in the sweeping views of the sea.

    • Learn how to make a traditional seafood cataplana.

    • Relax on the beaches of the Algarve.

    10 days from CAD8,810pp

  • Skyline, Porto

    Madrid to Porto tour

    • Enjoy a panoramic tour of Madrid’s historical sights.

    • Spend time at the palace of El Escorial and the controversial memorial at Valley of the Fallen.

    • Explore the university city of Salamanca.

    • Relax in the peaceful Douro Valley.

    • See pre-historic rock art up close.

    • Explore the history of Porto on a walking tour.

    • Learn how to make a traditional Portuguese country meal.

    9 days from CAD9,315pp

  • River cruise, Porto

    Luxury Portugal tour

    • Explore the highlights of Porto on a private guided tour and river cruise.

    • Sample wine in the Douro Valley, one of the world’s oldest demarcated wine regions.

    • Take in the whimsical gardens and architecture of Sintra on a full-day guided tour.

    • Experience the highlights of Lisbon and Belém by tasting local delicacies while getting an introduction to the area’s important historical sites.

    • Relax in the peaceful Alentejo countryside at an indulgent hacienda-style retreat.

    12 days from CAD12,225pp

  • Street view, Évora

    Portugal in Detail

    • Taste traditional Portuguese food and wine in Porto and the Douro Valley.

    • Tour the birthplace of Portugal’s first king, Guimarães, and Portugal’s religious capital, Braga.

    • Take in the fairytale architecture of Sintra.

    • Explore the historic districts of Lisbon and the monuments of Belém.

    • See UNESCO-listed monasteries and walled medieval towns in Estremadura.

    • Enjoy the gastronomic delights of the Alentejo.

    • Hike, cook and relax in the sunny coastal Algarve.

    14 days from CAD14,275pp

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