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Portugal Family Vacations & Tours

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Medieval castles, panoramic beaches, and cobblestone villages will capture the imaginations of the entire family. From authentic culture to immersive history, delicious cuisine to family-friendly adventures, Portugal is a fantastic destination for a family trip. Zicasso’s Portugal Travel Guide has plenty of information on what you can do and see, or you can find inspiration in the sample itineraries below to help spark your imagination.

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Jeronimos Monastery is one of the most beautiful places in Lisbon.
Ten-Day Family Vacation to Portugal

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,595

The enigmatic country of Portugal is waiting to fulfill all of your vacation dreams during this luxurious, 10-day adventure. Portugal proves to be the ideal choice for a family vacation because it offers a little bit of everything to please every member of your group. From a unique tuk tuk tour of Porto to traipsing through enchanted forests and waterfall-filled national parks to epic hikes, this can accommodate the thrill-seeker and traveler who desire to relax and unwind.

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Abandoned Fortress and Lighthouse on Berlenga Grande Island, Berlenga Nature Reserve, Portugal
Family-Friendly Vacation to Portugal: Lisbon to Porto

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,635

Picturesque and welcoming, Portugal invites visitors to come and be swept away by its eclectic variety of stunning architecture, old-world charm, and historical treasures. From educational and informative tours of beloved, local gems to thrilling outdoor adventures, this 14-day luxury tour features an exciting adventure that is handcrafted to be family-friendly and fit to satisfy adventurers of all ages. From your bases of Lisbon and Porto, you will not only be able to avail yourselves of these two cities’ myriad of metropolitan offerings, but you will also visit some of the most jaw-dropping points of interest. You will not be simply standing around and listening to a tour guide; you will be soaring through the skies via helicopter, kayaking on dazzling waterways, sailing under the sun and even unleashing your inner Van Gogh on a fascinating Portuguese painting excursion.

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Family in Lisbon, Portugal
Family Vacation to Portugal: Activities and Excursions for Everyone

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,855

During your 11-day family-friendly Portugal tour, you can find how the country entertains every age. Pristine swimming beaches, majestic architecture, inspiring history, hands-on art, fairytale palaces, and the allure of nature. This family vacation balances activities for the young ones with the indelible culture that makes Portugal such a revered family destination. It includes private tours, centrally-located hotels, family-focused excursions, and a hint of adventure along the Iberian Peninsula.

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Family exploring the Benagil Caves in Algarve, Portugal
Adventurous Family Discoveries of Portugal Tour

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,491

This 8-day Portugal tour leads you on an immersive journey from Lisbon to Lagos. Along the way, you will witness iconic landmarks, learn about Portugal’s storied history, uncover the local culture, and partake in some of the best experiences and activities that this country has to offer. Explore the Benagil Caves, snorkel in the Arrabida Nature Reserve, and mountain bike on Mount Foia.

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A family surfing in Cascais, Portugal.
Multi-Generation Portugal Tour: 10-Day Family Tour with Seniors

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,115

This 10-day Portugal tour offers unique adventures that will allow you to uncover some of the best experiences that this country has to offer. Learn how to make Portuguese pastries, partake in a cycling tour of Porto, and cruise along the captivating coastline of Lagos.

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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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Portugal Travel Guide
Azenhas do Mar, typical village on top of oceanic cliffs in Portuga
Portugal Travel Guide

A perfect vacation to Portugal starts with knowing your preferences and what you want to see.

Whether you are a wine enthusiast, a seeker of local culture, nature lover, or a history buff, Portugal has amazing options for everyone. Read the Portugal Travel Guide for pivotal information and inspiration to get your trip planning process started right.

When you are ready to make it happen, submit a Trip Request and get connected with a travel expert who can provide you with all the details you need to get the custom vacation you want.

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Best Time to Visit Portugal
Pena Palace in Sintra, Portugal
Best Time to Visit Portugal

The best time to visit Portugal is in April, May, September, or October. However, the right time for your visit may be different, based on what you would like to see and do.

Portugal is both serene and lively, with captivating cities, exceptional scenery, and diverse cultures influenced by the changing seasons.

With the dry sunshine of the south and the cool northern winters, the dramatic Atlantic coastline, and wild eastern border, Portugal’s evocative landscape supports unique culinary flavors and vibrant regional cultures.

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How to Plan a Trip to Portugal: Frequently Asked Questions
Medieval Sao Jorge Castle in Lisbon, Portugal
How to Plan a Trip to Portugal: Frequently Asked Questions

Portugal is a land of cobblestone villages, medieval castles, golden beaches, and emerald vineyards, and these are the most frequently asked questions from travelers eager to experience the country’s culture, art, cuisine, and history.

From ancient ruins to secluded villages, misty woodlands to soulful music, Portugal surpasses expectations and offers timeless surprises. Here, find the information you need to plan your perfect trip.

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Top 8 Things to Do in Portugal
Sailing the beautiful blue bay near Lagos, in the Algarve region in Portugal
Top 8 Things to Do in Portugal

With so many spectacular highlights, Portugal is often so much more than most travelers expect with so much to see and do.

The diverse landscape stretches from the Atlantic coast to rocky mountain ranges, rolling plains, and sunbaked valleys, each region stamped with historic palaces and stunning highlights.

Cinematic beauty, seductive rhythms, and ghosts of past nations dating back to ancient Celts reveal only the tip of Portugal’s deep roots.

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8 Best Places to Visit in Portugal
Porto, Portugal
8 Best Places to Visit in Portugal

The following information highlights the eight must-see places in Portugal where you can savor energetic contemporary life steeped in the spirit of old-world heritage.

Most visitors to Portugal are delighted to find that this essential European destination holds many surprises. With foundations in the ancient world and lively modern culture, the cinematic landscapes, enchanting villages, stunning art museums, and storybook castles exceed expectations.

From the colorful homes that hug the hillsides surrounding Lisbon to the rocky cliffs that hang over the shimmering waters of the Algarve, you will find plenty to see and do at these iconic destinations.

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Family Vacation Travel Guide
Mother and son snorkeling while on vacation
Family Vacation Travel Guide

Every family vacation should be the best one yet, and Zicasso is here to help you plan a trip that your family will always remember.

With top tips from our travel specialists, our Family Travel Guide can inspire your next vacation with ideas that will ease your planning and increase your enjoyment.

As you discover more opportunities for where to travel and what to do, connect with a family travel specialist by submitting a Trip Request. Our travel specialists will guide you to create a personalized itinerary focused entirely on interests and preferences of your unique family group.

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Luxury Portugal Vacation Review: Porto, Tomar, Óbidos, Sintra,...
"Filomena and George at this travel company did a great...

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Portugal Luxury Vacation Review: Alentejo, Lisbon, Porto,...
"Hayley and her team helped us plan the perfect itinerary."

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Portugal & Spain Family Trip Review: Lisbon, Douro Valley,...
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Luxury Portugal Trip Review: Porto, Lisbon, Cascais, Douro...
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