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Portugal trip ideas

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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Ideas for your trip to 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.

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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 £2,995pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Luxury Portugal

  • 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 £7,810pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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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 Belèm.

  • 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 £9,100pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Eat your way around Portugal

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