Portugal vacations 2020 & 2021
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They can also plan a Portugal vacation that explores the country’s complex history. Visit Moorish alleyways in Évora, Roman ruins and a Baroque pilgrimage site in Braga, and the place where Henry the Navigator launched Portugal’s great nautical age. If you prefer landscapes, we can help you explore the storybook gardens and palaces of Sintra or the verdant volcanic islands of the Azores. We can also help you find the least-crowded beaches in the sunny Algarve.
Suggested tours for Portugal
These tours give you a starting point for what your trip to Portugal could entail. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.
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Best time to visit
Our specialists advise on the best months to visit Portugal, including information about climate, events and festivals.
Practical tips for traveling to Portugal, from social protocols to guidance on money matters, with a link to the latest government travel advice.
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Guides to Portugal's regions
To help you decide where to focus your time in Portugal, our region guides describe the areas that you're most likely to visit when traveling. Each guide highlights the types of experiences the region can offer.
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Our expert guides to traveling in Portugal
Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Portugal. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Portugal at its best.
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.
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.
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.
A clutch of volcanic islands in the middle of the Atlantic, the Azores boast a vast array of landscapes. Portugal team member Jess discusses highlights of the archipelago, including cheese and wine tastings and a volcano that emerged in the 1950s.
A private tour of the Alhambra, sipping wine in the sunny Douro River Valley, and watching a flamenco performance in Seville. Spain and Portugal specialist Talia picks some of her top experiences when visiting the Iberian Peninsula.
Both Spain and Portugal are speckled with wine regions, from Spain’s northern Rioja region and Catalonia’s cava to the Douro Valley, which supplies Porto with its world-renowned port wines. Our specialists share their wine-tasting experiences, which can be planned into your tailor-made trip.
From the breathless heights of the French Alps to mirror-like lochs in Scotland’s Cairngorms to the turquoise waters of Italy, our specialists suggest the best destinations for you to enjoy the outdoors on your trip to Europe.
People come from all over the world to see Europe’s many cities, landscapes and monuments. If you want to enjoy a trip without the crowds, our specialists suggest quieter, less-visited options from Scotland to Italy.
From England to Italy, most European countries still retain strong regional identities, which they often express through food. Our specialists discuss the local signature dishes — regional and national — that they love around the continent.