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.
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.
Listen to melancholy fado music over a traditional dinner in Lisbon.
Learn about Lisbon’s history on a walking tour with stops to sample local delicacies.
Witness the whimsical architecture in Sintra.
Take a panoramic tour of Porto ending with a port wine tasting.
Discover the wines and landscapes of the Douro Valley on a full-day excursion.
Traverse Lisbon’s hilly streets by tuk-tuk.
See the whimsical architecture and sprawling vistas of Sintra.
Spend time in the Roman town of Évora.
Explore the architecture of Seville and watch a flamenco performance.
Enjoy traditional tapas and learn how to prepare Spanish cuisine.
Observe elegant Moorish architecture in Córdoba and Granada.
Attend a traditional horse riding demonstration and taste some sherry.
Hike in the Alpujarras before spending a relaxing evening by the coast.
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.
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.
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.
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Portuguese food isn’t as well known as Spanish cuisine, but it holds similar charms. Discover why locals prefer bacalhau to fresh cod, where people line up to get custard tarts and why a small town bakes phallic pastries.View this travel guide
In Lisbon, you can visit a Moorish castle, explore the impacts of the devastating 1755 earthquake with a local guide, and experience a live fado performance. Here, Portugal specialist Geoff shares how to get the most out of your visit.View this travel guide
There’s much more to Porto than the first four letters of its name, from walking tours to catamaran cruises. Portugal specialist Kevin shares his tips for exploring the city, and for spending time in the Douro Valley’s traditional towns and vineyards.View this travel guide