Our most recommended things to do in Portugal
1. Portugal: Fatima, Aljustrel & Valinhos Trip with Picnic
Discover Fatima, also known as the Altar of the World, on this private tour with a guide. Explore the places where the apparitions of the Angel of Peace took place and see other sacred locations in the town, too. After leaving Lisbon with your guide, head over to Loca do Cabeço where the first and third Apparitions of the Angel of Peace occurred. Then, drop by the Arneiro well, the location of the second apparition in 1916. Proceed to the house of San Francisco and Saint Jacinta and the house of Sister Lucia, both open for pilgrim visits. 1 kilometer from Aljustrel and 2 kilometers from the Sanctuary, you will find the Parish Church of Fatima, where the seers were baptized and integrated into the Christian community. Continue on to Cova de Iria, where the sanctuary's place of prayers and monuments are located. Then, visit the Chapel of the Apparitions, the exact location of the appari...
2. Porto: Walking Tour and Fado Show
This tour explores the beautiful historic center of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin your tour at Sé hill, where you can visit the Cathedral. The route will take you along old streets that were important thoroughfares for the traffic of people and goods in medieval times. In Ribeira and Infante Square, learn more about the city’s connection to the international trade of Port Wine and how it became the stage of an important revolution in the early 19th century. Learn how the city survived the French invasions and the Civil War and understand the struggles of the contemporary era for the development of the Republic in Portugal. Make stops to contemplate the iconic buildings of the Church of São Francisco, Palácio da Bolsa, and the Ferreira Borges Market. Your guide will reveal to you the mysteries and curiosities about the city's most emblematic streets, monuments, and buildi...
3. Lisbon: Full-Day Group Lesson
Learn the sport of the moment with fully passionate, experienced and certified instructors. The Lisbon area is a true surf arena with all the natural ingredients to provide you with a stunning experience no matter your age or surfing level. If you really want to learn or improve your surf skills, this surf school will offer you lessons for all levels and ages, from beginners to advanced. With friendly, highly qualified and certified surf teachers, you will learn how to surf the right way, in a safe and fun learning environment. Everything you may need for your perfect surf vacation will be included such as surf equipment and amazing surf conditions to improve and develop your surf skills. These 4-hour based surf lessons can take place in Guincho, Carcavelos or Costa da Caparica, according to the best and safest conditions for you. You will have the first session in the morning, follow...
4. Madeira: Private Levada Nova Walk
This section of the Levada Nova starts in Tabua, Ribeira Brava. Hike among valleys and mountains taking in views of small towns and plantations in the Ribeira Brava. This unique landscape has been carefully crafted by generations of local farmers and will give insight into the traditions and cultures of the island. The day starts with pickup from your accommodation in Madeira. Follow your guide down trails surrounded by lush vegetation and splendid views and see neighboring farms with their fruit and vegetable plantations. Admire waterfalls, endemic fauna, and some flora as you follow the Levada (irrigation canal) through Madeira's countryside. While you walk, your local guide will give you insight into the history of the Levadas and daily life on this wonderful island.
5. Faro: Mystic and Romantic Sintra Tour
Join this mystical and romantic tour and go back in time to visit the ancient village of Sintra. You'll walk through historical roads whilst observing the surrounding vegetation, which is bound to provide you with a relaxing sensation. Sintra is one of the most romantic villages in Portugal, and whilst there you will learn of the role that it had for the Portuguese monarchy. You'll also discover famous myths surrounding Pena Palace, exactly what sits inside the Seteais Palace, and why there is a labyrinth in Quinta da Regaleira. You will visit the famous Sintra Mountain and the Pena Park and Palace, with plenty of time for you to explore the grounds. Get ready to experience Sintra from a different perspective, as your local charismatic guide reveals interesting facts about the ancient village.
6. Evora and Monsaraz: Wine and Gastronomy Tour
The city of Évora counts back thousands of years of history. You will be taken you to see the city highlights and hear its 1,001 stories. You will definitely appreciate the beauty of this magical city. The historical center will come as a complete surprise. Inhabited since immemorial times, it is still possible to appreciate Roman remains, surrounded by medieval buildings. After visiting the historical center, the cathedral and the Bones Chapel, you will head to Alentejo to a beautiful local winery for a wine tasting. Sample regional products such as fresh bread, cheese, cooked meats, and jam. After lunch, head to the village of Monsaraz village, a fortified settlement established in the Copper Age. Admire the influence of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam in the architecture and traditions of this ancient village that has been inhabited by members of these three religions.
7. Aveiro: Traditional Moliceiro Boat Tour
Cruise through the city of Aveiro on a 45-minute ride onboard a traditional Moliceiro boat. Start along the Central Canal of the lagoon, the Ria de Aveiro. Traverse the center of the city, from the garden of Rossio to the old building of the Capitania of the Port of Aveiro. Follow another canal that formerly served as a waterway to the Antonio Maria Campos brick factory, where the Aveiro Cultural and Congress Center was established along with other public services. Then, cruise down Canal das Pirâmides (the pyramids canal), which was built at the beginning of the 19th century and stretches from the old fish market to the central canal. During the summer, enjoy a beautiful landscape made up of hundreds of small white pyramids of salt that represent one of the most characteristic features of this region.
Our family enjoyed this activity, our guide was very detailed and funny. I recommend everyone that visit Aveiro to do it
8. Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Caves & Dolphin Watching Boat Tour
Look for dolphins and hidden caves on a half-day dolphin watching cruise of the Algarve from Albufeira. Bring your swimsuit and towel, as the activity includes a stop for a swim. Marvel at the rock formations, and access areas that other vessels can’t reach. A marine biologist will be on board to provide all necessary information about these wonderful creatures. Be aware that as dolphins are wild animals, sightings can not be guaranteed.
The caves were beautiful! Time was wasted while people swam (less than half the group wanted to swim). So while the 20 or so people swam the rest of us were sitting in the sun with nothing to do. We should have used that time to sightsee or find dolphins. We were unable to find any but that is not the tour company's fault.
9. From Portimão: Benagil Caves Cruise
Depart Portimão and cruise along the coast of the Algarve in a comfortable boat. Admire stunning views of the coastline from the water as you make your way towards the Benagil caves. Upon arrival at the rock formations, enter the caves by boat to explore an amazing natural attraction that can only be accessed from the water. Benefit from the capabilities of a larger and heavier vessel that can directly enter the cave system, and get up close to the rocks for stunning photo opportunities. Document your amazing experience as a keepsake souvenir, and avail of the boat's facilities as you cruise. Make use of the on-board bar serving refreshments as you sail. Look for dolphins swimming in their natural habitat on the return journey, and stop for a swim at a beautiful location selected by your captain.
Excellent atmosphere. The guide was very useful and polite and the while trip is really worth it. It was the highlight of our stay in Portugal!
10. Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass
Unlock the city of Lisbon with the flexible Lisbon Card. Enjoy unlimited travel on city transport, and free admission to 37 museums and historic buildings. Benefit from discounts at a vast range of attractions, vouchers for different shops, and a handy guide that explains how to use the card. After exchanging your GetYourGuide voucher for the magnetic card, the Lisbon Card immediately provides 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour access to the public transport system. Eligible on the Carris metro, buses, trams, and cable railways, it also works on CP trains between Cais do Sodré and Cascais, and trains between Oriente, Rossio, and Sintra. Skip the lines to enter Jerónimos Monastery, and climb the Belem Tower. Enjoy free access to the National Tile Museum, the National Coach Museum, and others. Admire stunning palaces, including the Mafra National Palace and the Ajuda National Palace. Ride the...
the life was much easier with Lisbon card, just buy it and every door will open in front of you ... :) you do not have to think about public transport, just get on anything moving and go ... or visit for free or get discount visiting different interesting places during your stay ...
The Sintra Half-Day Tour takes visitors to the Royal Palace, a beautiful medieval palace that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour passes by beautiful beaches, a natural grotto and ends up in Estoril with a superb view of the Casino and gardens. Sintra is also home to Pena Palace which has an eclectic architectural mix consisting of Neo-Gothic, Neo-Manueline, Islamic, and Neo-Renaissance and worth a visit for its beauty.
Fátima is one of the most famous towns in Portugal. The Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary is a tourist attraction as well as a famous pilgrimage site. Visit the Church of Batalha Monastery, with its impressive Gothic architecture and the stained-glass windows, which is another UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Dolphin and whale watching in Madeira, Douro River Cruises in the city of Porto and the Cathedral of Evora, Portugal's most important Gothic monument, constitute still more reasons to visit Portugal.
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