Cities with an aging elegance, some of the most opulent architecture in Europe, and faded fairytale towns, Portugal is as refined as the region’s best wine.
Portugal is a land of class, extravagant religiosity, and finely aged beauty. Home to one of the world’s oldest wine producing regions, Portugal still fill Europe’s glasses today. Images of the capital Lisbon live in popular consciousness, with faded boulevards and lavish Cathedrals. And in the countryside, towns like Obidos look like they’ve been plucked from a medieval dream.
What people say
For a first time traveller to Portugal, Peregrine's Images of Portugal tour offers a colourful, informative insight into the delights and history of this country. A comfortable pace to absorb the culture, adequate time to do your own exploring.
Portugal travel highlights
Feast on the sights of Lisbon
Lisbon’s smorgasbord of heritage sites is almost endless, with the opulent Monastery of the Jeronimos and the eerie Castle of Sao Jorge to name just a few.
Go back in time to Guimaraes
It was Portugal’s first capital, birthplace of its first king, and even the site a 2500-year-old Celtic settlement.
Be dazzled by the Bay of Cascais
The beaches of Portugal are world renowned for their glittering beauty and high-end resorts.
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Portugal tour reviews
Our Portugal trips score an average of 4.77 out of 5 based on 13 reviews in the last year.
Images of Portugal, May 2017
Dennis and Karen Buckley
Peregrine provides good value for money. This trip encompassed a wide range of activities. Everything was well organised. Accommodation was centrally located.
Review submitted 24 Aug 2017
Images of Portugal, July 2017
This trip was all that was promised though personally I would have preferred one with a little more activity such as cycling, swimming, excursions etc. It was a good size and the calibre of guide was excellent.
Review submitted 19 Jul 2017
Portugal holiday information
Local culture of Portugal
Geography & environment
Shopping guide to Portugal
Portugal festival calendar
Food & drink in Portugal
Portugal travel FAQs
Citizens of EU countries, Australia, Canada and the United States do not need a visa for Portugal.
Tipping is common practice in Portugal, so be sure to round up your bill at restaurants or leave some spare change for other services.
Portugal has good internet access across the country except for some rural and remote places.
You’ll be able to use your mobile in most places in Portugal except for remote places. Remember to activate global roaming with your provider if you wish to use your mobile while traveling.
Portugal has Western-style toilets. Many public toilets charge a small fee to use.
- 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
Drinking tap water is not considered safe in Portugal. For environmental reasons, avoid buying bottled water and bring a bottle or canteen with you. Ask your leader where you can access filters to refill your supply, or carry your own purification tablets with you.
You’ll be able to use your credit card in the typical places like hotels, restaurants and shops.
There are plenty of ATMs in Portugal’s cities and towns.
Yes. All Peregrine passengers are required to purchase travel insurance prior to their trip. Your insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day.
For a current list of public holidays go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/Portugal/public-holidays