Home to culinary greats, effortlessly cool cities, charming colonial towns and magical stone villages, travellers will find that this enduring historic heavyweight still packs a punch.
Our Portugal trips score an average of 4.68 out of 5 based on 40 reviews in the last year.
This tour was so much fun! The delight of experiencing cultures through food and wine is a beautiful way to spend your hard earned holiday. This is my eighth Intrepid tour, first in Europe, and highlights include the cooking class near Vigo, the Douro Valley wine tour, and a lovely farm stay. The hotel in Porto, while an amazing location, was loud at night on Fridays and Saturdays due to the close proximity of clubs. The food tour in Porto was wonderful as well as the local guide. Diogo was by far the best leader I've traveled with and one you should request. He believes in the Intrepid values of leaving only footprints and sharing his region that he loves. Diogo has the gift of showcasing the best of what Spain and Portugal have to offer, especially through food and wine, without putting the spotlight on himself. He makes the experience seem effortless and helped make our tour very special.
Review submitted 19 Jul 2018
This trip is a wonderful adventure through beautiful cities, fascinating culture, and jaw-dropping scenery. You travel by road, rail, and boat, and you get not only to eat and drink wonderful things but to see where they come from and how they're made. Be sure to sample even the foods you think you won't like--I promise you'll be surprised!
Review submitted 14 Jul 2018
Discover Lisbon's nightlife at atmospheric bars and restaurants
Relax on the golden beaches of the Algarve
Sample some local port in the city where it was invented, then wander the majestic bridges and cobbled streets of Portugal’s most romantic city.
Rounding up the bill or leaving spare change in restaurants should be sufficient when travelling in Portugal. Feel free to tip more for good service, but this isn’t expected of you.
Internet access is good in Portugal as internet cafes and Wi-Fi hotspots are easily found in most cities and major towns.
Mobile phone coverage is generally very good in most parts of Portugal. Ensure global roaming is activated before you arrive.
Western-style flushable toilets are the norm in Portugal. Please be aware that sometimes a small fee is required to access public toilets. Bring your own supply of toilet paper, soap or hand sanitizer as these aren't always provided.
Short city tram or bus ride = 1-2 Euro
Can of soft drink = 1.50-2 Euro
Cup of coffee = 1-2 Euro
Beer in a café or bar = 2-3 Euro
Simple lunch in a café = 10 Euro
Dinner and a wine in a restaurant = 20-30 Euro
Tap water is considered safe to drink in Portugal unless marked otherwise.
Major credit cards are widely accepted by stores and hotels. Smaller cafes and shops may not accept credit cards, so ensure you carry enough cash to cover small purchases.
ATMs are very common in Portugal, so finding one won't be a problem in most towns and cities.
Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of your trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.
For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance
Please note these dates are for 2017. For a current list of public holidays in Portugal go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/portugal/public-holidays
Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It's important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while travelling.