Portugal Travel Guide

The best way to prepare for a holiday is to read up on all the pre-travel essentials and here you'll find just that. Plan when to go with our overview of the best time to visit and plan where to go with our choice of some of Portugal's top spots. Familiarise yourself with the visa requirements before you travel and check out our top travel tips page for lots of useful info on everything from the local currency to cuisine.

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Best Places to Visit

If it's your first time visiting Portugal, make sure you include these highlights on your itinerary

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Best Time to Visit

Choose when to go with our overview of the seasons and weather, as well as local festivals


Top Travel Tips

Cover all the pre-travel essentials from what currency to take to the rules on customs & duty


Tourist Visas

Know before you go by checking your visa requirements for Portugal

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Portugal Tours for Seniors

These are the tours and activities we recommend for older travellers to Portugal!

Plan your trip to similar destinations!

Get to know Portugal

Recommended Reading

  • Night Train to Lisbon
    by Pascal Mercier
  • The First Global Village
    by Martin Page
  • The Lusiads
    by Luís de Camões
Did you know...?

Facts about Portugal

  • Portugal is the oldest country in Europe, claiming the same defined borders since 1139.
  • It's possible to zipline between Portugal and Spain - it takes 60 seconds and spans 720 metres in distance.
  • Lisbon is older than Rome by roughly four centuries but not as old as Athens - the oldest city in Europe.

Portugal Travel Advice

We keep informed of the latest travel guidance to Portugal and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travelers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country.

Useful Online Resources:

The official Portugal Tourist Organisation site and the latest Portugal Weather Updates from the BBC.