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<p>Enjoy the hallmarks of a European destination with the undeniably unique qualities of Portugal, which our specialists have unveiled through over 8,200 custom itineraries. Explore the lush Douro Valley, home to sprawling vineyards, small beach towns overflowing with local culture, and colorful cities with embellished designs within this amazing coastal country. Find fascinating information and inspiration as you browse our Portugal tours and vacations and tips on traveling Portugal.</p>

Enjoy the hallmarks of a European destination with the undeniably unique qualities...

Enjoy the hallmarks of a European destination with the undeniably unique qualities of Portugal, which our specialists have unveiled through over 8,200 custom itineraries. Explore the lush Douro Valley, home to sprawling vineyards, small beach towns overflowing with local culture, and colorful cities with embellished designs within this amazing coastal country. Find fascinating information and inspiration as you browse our Portugal tours and vacations and tips on traveling Portugal.

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Best of Portugal Tour: 10 Days in Porto, Lisbon, and Vilamoura

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,795

For fans of port wine, mysterious history, and gastronomic greatness, this 10-day tour of Portugal reliably presents visitors with an abundance of each. You will venture through the Iberian country to experience a blend of guided recreation and leisure time. From Porto to Lisbon and Vilamoura, this tour will open your eyes to the beauty of Portugal and the adventures awaiting you.

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The 25th April bridge in Lisbon, Portugal
13-Day Classic Portugal Tour: Lisbon, Castles, Wine Country & More

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,795

Venture through a land filled with villages and towns divulging architectural and archeological secrets during this 13-day classical Portugal tour. Find the bustle of charming Lisbon, indulge in the relaxed ambiance of quaint villages created from cobblestones, and wander along the cobblestones of towns preserved from medieval times. Travel inland to discover gastronomical delights and embrace remote open landscapes while uncovering Portugal’s classic beauty.

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Fortress and gardens in Marvao, Portugal
Legends of Portugal: 12-Day Highlights Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,759

Discover legendary Portugal during this meticulously curated 12-day tour to the country’s iconic cityscapes, dreamy UNESCO World Heritage Sites, unassuming quaint towns, and historic cultural destinations. From the flavors of Lisbon to the wilderness of Arrabida Natural Park and the breathtaking coastal scenes of Lagos to the vibrant atmosphere of Porto, Portugal is yours to explore and lose yourself in as you complete your loop around the country.

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Scenic view of small village on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores, Portugal
Pure Portugal Fun: Azores to Porto Tour

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $6,248

Witness the mesmerizing scenes of Portugal and have an absolute blast in every iconic Portuguese destination during this exclusive 13-day vacation. Between the beautiful blue stretch of the Azores archipelago and the picturesque streets of Porto, the country is riddled with phenomenal sightseeing and adventure-seeking opportunities. Book your tour today and experience the wonder of Portugal.

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Vineyards in the Douro River Valley, Portugal
Food, Wine, and Culture in Portugal

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,155

A destination of discovery, with classic cities, dramatic landscapes, and sites representing a rich past. This is what you will find on this 9-Day Food, Wine, and Culture in Portugal tour. Enjoy the dramatic interior of Porto’s Se Catedral, bohemian Lisbon neighborhoods, the castle walls of Obidos, and the magnificent wine region along the Douro River, biting into flavors of traditional Sintra queijada or Belem’s pasteis de nata to embrace delectable Portugal.

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Seafood Cataplana, traditional Portuguese stew served in the Algarve region of Portugal
13-Day Authentic Culinary Tour of Portugal

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $8,614

You will taste authenticity and experience grandeur on your 13-day culinary tour of Portugal. Vines and wines will take center stage in the Douro Valley while ancient villages provide unparalleled views of the landscape in Alentejo. Lisbon’s neighborhoods possess distinctive personalities and Porto’s riverbanks offer endless charms. Your Portugal tour is custom-tailored to your preferences giving you access to original flavors, private tours, and exclusive experiences.

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Coastal Havens and City Discovery Portugal Tour

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,335

On this breathtaking 9-day tour of Portugal, you will witness golden beaches and the emerald hills of the Algarve. From admiring the sapphire sea on Portimao’s vibrant promenade to wine tasting with spectacles of the luxuriant countryside, boundless magical memories will be made in the picturesque country of Portugal.

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Captivating 15-Day Highlights Tour of Portugal

15 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,170

Spend 15 days in the captivating culture and honored highlights of Portugal on this personalized tour to the country’s most beloved cities. From unpacking the local lifestyle that sweeps through Lisbon’s cobbled streets to witnessing the staggering scenery of the Douro Valley and much more, you will discover the discerning qualities that make Portugal a landmark destination every traveler must visit.

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Benagil cave in Portimao, Portugal
Enthralling Adventure Tour of Portugal

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,795

Adventure awaits in Portugal with this tailored 12-day tour that will allow you to indulge in the best experiences in a wealth of bewitching destinations. From hot air balloon expeditions above the staggering Algarve region to canyoning the rugged wilderness of Funchal and cruising to the caves of Lagos, every stop will be as exciting as the last. This exciting adventure spotlights the mesmerizing environment with which Portugal is blessed.

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Peña Palace in Sintra, Portugal
Perspectives of Portugal: New Takes on Classics

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $9,511

Your experience of storybook palaces and refined wines will immerse you in unique treasures during your 12-day signature Portugal tour specifically designed for 2022. Each day is custom-tailored to your preferences allowing you to bask in a sunset cruise of Lisbon or stroll along Evora’s ancient foundations. From the legacy of the Knights Templar to the vineyard heritage of the Douro Valley, you can embrace a new perspective of Portugal.

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Kayaking around the caves at Ponte de Piedade in Algarve, Portugal.
Regal Relaxation Family Portugal Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $6,235

From the contemporary skyline of Porto to the sun-washed shores of Algarve, there is so much for families to enjoy on this handcrafted 12-day tour of Portugal. You and your family will immerse yourselves in the country’s fascinating history with tours of venerated heritage sites. You can appreciate spectacular seascapes of the Algarve and cherish the luxuriant landscapes of the Douro Valley. Michelin-starred culinary experiences and engaging seaside activities will only elevate your incredible vacation.

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Garden of Saint Barbara in Braga, Portugal
Sweeping 5-Star Exploration of Portugal: City, Country, and Island Tour

17 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $12,150

Experience the best of Portugal in regal fashion as you tour highlight destinations, wallow in luxury adventures, and embrace the majesty of the country’s culture as you spend 17 days exploring the regality on offer. From charming hideaway towns overflowing with historic elegance to staggering seascapes viewed from sweeping geothermal landscapes, the beauty and culture of Portugal await your discovery.

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Luxury Escape to Azores: Adventure Tour of Portugal's Islands

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,909

The Azores have long held sway over the imaginations of mainland travelers, and this 7-day tour of the main island of St. Michael's is designed to introduce to you what is best of this region. With the capital of Ponta Delgada as your headquarters, you will have your choice of thrilling activities each day to ensure your satisfaction on this luxurious and engaging journey through the Azores.

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Lively Adventures of Portugal Tour: Island Getaway to Cultural Hallmarks

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,831

Between Portugal’s spectacular Algarve coastline, it's bewitching Madeira Island beaches, and thrumming Lisbon cityscape, lively adventures are abundant across these spectacular destinations, and for 12 days you may embrace the thrilling experiences during this handpicked action tour. From kayaking across the sparkling sea in search of hideaway caves to soaring above Madeira Island by hot air balloon, the thrill of adventure awaits you.

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Adventurous Portugal Coastal Hiking Tour

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,335

Portugal’s southwestern coastline provides an expedition for the soul with a journey through wilderness and white villages with castles and the charms of tradition alongside. Spend nearly a week along the rugged and utterly unspoiled route, traversing the cliffs and moving across the vineyards to the grand destinations of the past. This region comes with the aura of tradition that extends to decadent local cuisine and cultural insight. Trek at your own pace and indulge all your senses on an unforgettable vacation adventure.

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Spectacular Portugal Adventure: Kayaks and Cooking

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,835

Immerse yourself in the luxuriant cities of Lisbon and Lagos on this spellbinding 8-day tour to two of Portugal’s finest destinations. This journey captures the spirit and culture of the locals while allowing you to tuck into authentic Portuguese cuisine, appreciate the unique architecture, and soar across the sea in kayaks and on boats. Every moment will be idyllic and includes the spectacular qualities Portugal has to offer.

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Dazzling Portugal Highlights: Lisbon, Douro Valley, Porto Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,395

This 10-day Portugal tour immerses you in the country’s enchanting natural highlights, from the Douro Valley to Porto. Every step along Lisbon’s cobblestone walkways reveals more of Portugal’s culture and cuisine. This highlights tour allows you to explore the flourishing fields of the Douro Valley and many of Portugal’s breathtaking natural wonders. Book your tour today and unearth the discerning artistic flair that envelopes Portugal’s historic destinations.

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Lovely Portugal Itinerary: Lisbon to Porto

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,283

During this custom-tailored 8-day tour, witness how Lisbon glimmers gold under the Portuguese sun, Porto captures the contemporary culture of the country, and luxuriant pastures veil the Douro Valley. From culinary delicacies to rolling emerald vistas, every moment of your experience within Portugal will be enticing and breathtaking as you journey from Lisbon through to Porto.

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Legendary Countryside and Cityscapes Tour of Portugal

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,452

Perched at the Western edge of Europe, Portugal has long enjoyed a privileged position between land and sea, and this 9-day tour of the country will ensure your complete orientation to the culturally rich heritage of this storied country. From the bustle of Lisbon to the rural countryside of the Douro River Valley, this balanced itinerary blends active recreation with plenty of time to kick your feet up and relax.

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Best of Portugal's Endearing Charm Tour

16 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,275

Embark on an exceptional handcrafted 16-day tour that explores the best of Portugal, from Évora to Lisbon. Discern the distinct features that make Portugal such a beloved destination to visit, from the picture-perfect scenes of colorful homes that spill across emerald hills to the meticulously crafted heritage sites across the sprawling countrysides. Portugal’s phenomenal highlights will be yours to explore during this wonderful escape.

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Art and Architecture Luxury Porto Getaway

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,000

During this luxurious 7-day tour of Porto, Portugal, you will be immersed in the city's palpable and culture allure in addition to witnessing the city's iconic art and architecture. You will come to witness staggering spectacles that overlook the countryside, sip on prestigious port wines, and appreciate the masterpieces of the world’s greatest artists and architects.

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In-Depth Exploration Tour of Portugal: History, Culture, and Discovery

19 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,935

Portugal has style that has stretched through the centuries to include everything from frontier towns to Moorish fishing villages, Templar Knights to Manuelino facades and Baroque ceramics. You will be whisked away on a carpet of seduction and charm and into an atmosphere packed with tradition. With well over two weeks to travel, you will settle into the stylish rhythm of the country to explore the nuance as you hop between the untouched legends of the past. From Lisbon to Porto, this is a complete tour of Portugal on a private tour designed just for you.

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Self-Drive Portugal Itinerary: Iconic Cities to Charming Towns

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,115

Creating a loop from the vibrant capital city of Lisbon, this 10-day self-driving tour is an adventure into the soul of Portugal. Connect with the locals, venture away from the tourist trail, and discover the dazzling diversity of destinations that make the country so distinctive. Indulge in the coastline, castles, marble towns, salty harbors, sunbaked plains, spire-packed cities, and much more. With this unique route, you celebrate all the highlights that Portugal loves to hide.

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Immersive Spain, Portugal, and Morocco Vacation

19 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $17,285

Revel in the dynamic culture and discover marvelous history during this 19-day Spain, Portugal, and Morocco highlights tour. Witness the surreal designs of Antoni Gaudi, sample the succulent flavors of typical Spanish tapas, experience the lively heritage of a Moroccan souk, and explore ancient neighborhoods and taste the layered notes of port. Throughout this adventure, enjoy shining a light on the beauty, charm, and heritage of Spain, Portugal, and Morocco.

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Travel Tips for Your Portugal Trip
When is the best time to visit Portugal?

The best months to visit Portugal are April, May, September or October. These months allow you to avoid summer crowds, and enjoy fantastic weather in both the spring and the fall.

As a year-round destination, Portugal is also popular in the summer and winter. The summer, though the hottest and most popular time of the year, is great for sightseeing in Lisbon, beach trips to the Algarve, and island-hopping in the Azores. Portugal’s winter is one of the warmest in Europe and is pleasant enough to enjoy tours of Lisbon, wine-tasting in the Douro Valley, and cultural experiences in Porto.

From exploring Portuguese castles and the Douro Valley during harvest season in fall to experiencing the highlights in spring before the summer crowds arrive, find the right time for your trip in our guide on the best time to visit Portugal.

Where should I visit in Portugal?

Explore Lisbon for an immersion into Portuguese culture, taste authentic Port in Porto, or relax on picturesque beaches hugging the Algarve’s coastline. These are just a few of the best places to visit in Portugal and here’s why they are the top destinations:

  • Lisbon: With pastel-colored buildings draping its famous hills, Lisbon is a picture-perfect place to explore. As the vibrant capital of Portugal, Lisbon boasts historic sites like the Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery alongside trendy shops, restaurants, and nightlife in the lively Bairro Alto neighborhood.
  • Porto: From stunning views of the Douro River to historic port wine cellars, Porto enthralls visitors with its colorful riverfront and charming cobblestone streets. Visit Porto Cathedral or admire the traditional azulejo tiles of Sao Bento Railway Station as you discover the city's historic architecture and thriving culture.
  • Douro Valley: The beautiful Douro Valley offers breathtaking scenery of steep, terraced vineyards that cascade down to the Douro River. The region is renowned for its production of port and fine red and white wines that can be sampled at the many wineries and quintas dotted along the valley.
  • Algarve: With a stunning coastline dotted with secluded coves and picturesque beaches, the Algarve offers the perfect Portuguese escape for sun, sand, and surf. From the port city of Faro to resort towns like Lagos, the Algarve charms visitors with its laidback seaside villages, fresh seafood, and wealth of water activities like sailing, scuba diving, and windsurfing.
What should I do in Portugal?

With a rich colonial history, surprising food and wine scene, beautiful landscapes, and sweeping coastlines, Portugal invites you to experience the highlights in a wealth of wonderful ways. Here are some of our favorite things to do in Portugal for your trip:

  • Discover the deep cultural roots and history on tours of historic towns and ancient ruins
  • Visit Portugal’s famous castles and royal palaces
  • Enjoy Portugal’s local flavors, specifically seafood dishes prepared along the coastline
  • Venture into the Douro Valley to taste the local wines, admire the scenery, and sail the river
  • Explore the Portuguese countryside and national parks
  • Spend time on the breathtaking beaches and enjoy kayaking, snorkeling, and other water sports

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What should I see in Portugal?

Portugal blends European and global influences with its ancient history, and the result is a cultural melting pot of sights to see, from Belem Tower to Pena Palace, Sao Jorge Castle, and Lisbon Cathedral.

Here are some of the top things to see in Portugal on your trip:

  • Jeronimos Monastery, Lisbon
  • Belem Tower, Lisbon
  • Sao Jorge Castle, Lisbon
  • Pena Palace, Sintra
  • Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra
  • Porto Cathedral, Porto
  • Sao Bento Railway Station, Porto
  • Dom Luís I Bridge, Porto
  • Benagil Cave, the Algarve
What is Portugal known for?

Portugal is known for being the home of Fado, port, and bacalhau. Fado, traditional Portuguese music, shares the stories of Portugal’s seafaring past in song. Port is a perfectly sweet fortified wine to enjoy on tours of the Douro Valley and Porto. And bacalhau, or codfish, is a signature seafood to try among many others, including octopus and sardines. Explore our top reasons to visit Portugal to learn more about what Portugal has to offer.

What are the best wine regions in Portugal?

Portugal has a long wine-making history, and its wines continue to grow in popularity. Here, we highlight some of the country’s top wine regions to visit on wine tours of Portugal:

  • Douro Valley
  • Alentejo
  • Lisbon
  • Minho
  • Bairrada
  • Dao
  • Madeira
How many castles are in Portugal?

Home to approximately 150 castles, there is a wide variety of fortresses and palaces for you to discover the country’s royal history. Here are some of the best castles in Portugal to visit on your trip:

  • National Palace of Pena, Sintra
  • Castelo de Almourol, Constancia
  • Castelo de Marvão, Marvão
  • Castle of the Moors, Sintra
  • Guimarães Castle, Guimarães
  • Sao Jorge Castle, Lisbon
  • Obidos Castle, Obidos
  • Leiria Castle, Leiria
  • Castelo de Alcoutim, Alcoutim
  • Tomar Castle, Tomar
  • Penedono Castle, Penedono
What should I do in Portugal in winter?

Portugal is a surprisingly popular winter destination in Europe. With highs averaging 60°F and lows of 48°F, summer lovers are particularly fond of visiting Portugal in the winter. You can still do most of the things you would in any other season, though here are some top experiences for your winter trip to Portugal:

  • Explore Portugal’s rich history and cultural charms at heritage sites, including castles, palaces, and museums
  • Sample the fine local wines and ports on tasting tours of Porto, the Douro Valley, Alentejo, and more popular wine regions
  • Enjoy Portugal’s famous winter sun on the Algarve beaches or when island-hopping in the Azores

Savor the winter flavors on food tours that highlight seasonal cuisine, from arroz de pato, duck rice, to caldo verde, cabbage soup

What are your most popular Portugal itineraries?

Though small in size, there are so many ways to explore Portugal with different routes depending on your interests. Most tours of Portugal begin in Lisbon or Porto, and move to the countryside, wine regions, or the coastline.

You could, for example, spend a few days in Lisbon and then make your way to the Algarve’s coastal towns. Or you could travel north to Porto, with an extension to the Douro Valley for river sailing and wine-tasting.

You can explore our best Portugal itineraries for more ideas, and customize your favorite to create your own itinerary.

What else should I know about how to plan a trip to Portugal?

Explore more information in our frequently asked questions about planning a trip to Portugal and inspiration in our Portugal travel guide.

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