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.
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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
Take a boat ride in Ria Formosa Natural Park
Stop at Ria Formosa Natural Park, one of Portugal's seven natural wonders, and embark on a boat trip around the wetlands.
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 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