Portugal is a truly enchanting destination for travelers of all ages. From the stunning beaches and crystal clear waters of the Algarve to the rolling hills of the Douro Valley, Portugal has something for everyone. Explore the cobbled streets of Lisbon’s old city and marvel at the architectural beauty of its churches and castles. Take a boat ride down the Tagus River and discover the hidden gems of the Azores Islands.
When to go: we consider Portugal a year-round destination, but you’re find the best weather in the Spring (March-May) and autumn (September-October).
Food & Wine
Lisbon is a vibrant, bustling city that is both a cultural and economic hub in Portugal. With its stunning architecture, delicious cuisine, and lively nightlife, Lisbon is the ideal destination for anyone looking to experience the best of Portuguese culture. From the cobblestone streets of the Alfama district to the hilly streets of Bairro Alto, the city is rich in history and full of surprises. With its many museums and galleries, Lisbon offers something for every art lover, while its bustling shopping districts and vibrant markets offer plenty of opportunities for shopping and discovering unique items. Lisbon is also home to some of the best nightlife in Europe, with its many clubs and music venues offering a wide range of entertainment options.
Sintra & Cascais
Sintra and Cascais are two beautiful Portuguese towns located in the foothills of the Sintra Mountains. The area has been inhabited since ancient times, but it was during the Middle Ages that Sintra began to develop as a favored destination for royalty, aristocrats and artists. The landscape of the area is characterized by lush forests, majestic castles and palaces, and breathtaking beaches along the Atlantic coast. In the 19th century, Cascais was transformed from a small fishing village into a popular summer retreat for European royalty and the Portuguese elite. Today, both Sintra and Cascais are popular tourist destinations, with visitors drawn to the area’s stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.
Evora is a unique and beautiful city located in the heart of the Alentejo region. The old town is full of winding streets and cobbled alleyways, and is home to some of the oldest monuments in Portugal. The city also has an array of restaurants and cafes, offering traditional Portuguese cuisine, as well as a vibrant nightlife scene. Evora is also a great place to explore the outdoors, with the nearby Monfortinho Natural Park and several trails and beaches to explore.
The Douro Valley in Portugal is a stunning region of natural beauty, boasting lush vineyards and rolling hills as far as the eye can see. It is one of the oldest wine regions in the world and is home to some of the finest port and table wines available. The region is known for its unique terroir and the perfect combination of geography and climate, which makes it ideal for growing grapes. Visitors to the Douro Valley can enjoy a variety of activities, from wine tasting and boat rides on the Douro River, to hiking and picnics in the countryside.
Porto is an enchanting destination with a rich culture, vibrant nightlife and stunning architecture. The city is known for its iconic bridges, its world-famous port wine, and its spectacular ocean views. The old city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is full of interesting churches, monuments, and other historical sites. Explore the ancient narrow streets of the Ribeira district, take a cruise down the Douro River, or take a cable car up to the top of Monte Serrate for a breathtaking view of the city.
Portugal South to North
We believe that to travel responsibly, a portion of our tour cost should benefit the communities we visit. For this trip, we will donate to DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS to help provide emergency medical care to people in more than 70 countries around the world. You can learn more about our commitment to responsible travel in our Responsibility Pledge.