Are you planning your next vacation and haven’t decided yet where to go? We have plenty of suggestions for you! Portugal’s mild weather is a plus when choosing your location. Read this article and get to know the many tours we have to offer you for your holidays in February!
Here are the tours to choose from:
- Serra da Estrela Tour
- Évora Tour
- Lisbon Tour
- Sintra Tour
- Porto tour
- Algarve Tour
- Fátima Tour
Serra da Estrela Tour
If you’re a fan of Winter Sports, then Serra da Estrela is the right choice for your February vacation. Go skiing, snowboarding, and sledding on the number one mountain in Portugal. Be prepared to see a landscape covered in snow!
Apart from the magnificent view, you’ll visit the Bread Museum and Cheese Museum, two spots destined to preserve the history of the region’s specialties: bread and cheese.
The tour will be complete with a visit to nearby towns: Covilhã, a bigger and more urban town, still manages to maintain its rural character, as the high mountains never leave your sight.
Visit the University of Beira Interior or take a stroll through the Festival of Street Art and admire the work of many visual and graffiti artists, who have painted massive walls of abandoned city buildings; known for its delicious food, Seia is another example of Nature’s majestic beauty, especially during the Winter, when the land is covered in snow.
Try out the sausage meats, cheeses and honey; finally, take a hike through Manteigas and don’t forget to stop by a local café for a cheese sandwich accompanied by a bowl of hot soup and a glass of wine to keep you warm!
Climb the Tower – Serra da Estrela’s highest point- or relax at a spa! These are the ideal vacation for a Sports fan who’s also a Nature Lover!
Évora is located in Alentejo, one of the country’s hottest regions during the Summer. If you choose to visit in February, you’re going to enjoy the winter breeze. The tour to this town on the south of Portugal will give you the peacefulness you’ve dreamt of while planning your vacation.
Évora is a much quieter town than Lisbon and Porto, for example, and has beautiful landscapes and monuments for you to visit. This is an excellent pick if you want to have a calming and relaxing holiday!
The weather will be more relaxed, but the drive will help to keep you warm. You’ll visit some of the town’s most important elements, such as The Roman Temple of Évora, at Largo Conde de Vila Flor, the town’s historical center, The Cathedral of Évora, The Museum of Évora, The Centro de Arte e Cultura Eugénio de Almeida or the Public Library.
Be prepared to wander the charming streets and squares of Évora, like Giraldo’s Square. You’ll walk on the famous Portuguese sidewalk all the while admiring the beautiful façades of the surrounding buildings.
You should hold your breath and enjoy the unusual sight while visiting The Bone Chapel, which walls are covered in human skulls and bones “…the ones who lay here, wait for yours”, as you can read at the entry of the chapel.
As you can see this is a very different tour, which will be complete with a visit to Fábrica de Cortiça – Cork Factory- and the Fundação Eugénio de Almeida for a wine tasting. This will be a chill journey, and the weather won’t be an obstacle for you to enjoy the wonders of Alentejo! You’ll always have a glass of wine to keep you warm!
This Lisbon tour will astound you and make you fall in love with Portugal’s capital. February will be an excellent month for you to visit, as there’ll be less fellow tourists. Therefore you’ll enjoy a much more peaceful stay. Dress warmly and hop on the tour bus that will show you the gorgeous Lisboa!
Parque das Nações is one of the places you’ll be visiting. The acclaimed Expo ‘98 took place in this Park. This great exhibition consisted of a homage that marked the 500 years since the Portuguese made the Great Discoveries. While you’re in there hop on a cable car ride and soak up the sun and the clear sky- this is a frequent scenery despite the current cold weather.
Other tourist attractions include the Downtown Historic Center, known as the Baixa Pombalina. It was rebuilt after an earthquake destroyed the city center, in 1755. The reconstruction was conducted by Marquês de Pombal, an important Marquis who lent his name to the Downtown Historic Center.
Continue touring, and you’ll arrive at Parque Eduardo VII, a pop of nature in the city, which enables you to go on a hike and relax or find a bench for you to sit on and chill.
You’ll stumble upon many essential features of the country’s History, for example, Tower of Belém. A symbol for the Portuguese heritage, as well as the world heritage, this once protective element during war times is currently a reminder of Portugal’s important role on the business world for many years during the great discoveries.
The Cristo-Rei statue, in Almada, is also an example of the historical nature of the city. The figure draws inspiration from the Christ Redeemer statue in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Hundreds of people visit this site every day to get an extraordinary view of Lisbon’s north and south banks, which are united by the 25 de Abril Bridge.
Lastly wander through Chiado and Alfama, two historic neighborhoods that are well representative of Lisbon’s charm and traditional aura. The weather here is pretty mild, so this won’t get in the way of you having a marvelous adventure!
Sintra’s cinematic look makes it hard to believe that this is a real place, but we can guarantee this is the truth. Sintra’s mountains are the ground upon which the village’s located. Visiting this site in the Winter has its mystique, as the mist in the hills makes you look at them differently. Pena National Palace, Pena’s Park, The Regaleira Villa and Palace of Queluz, these are some of the fantastic buildings you’ll be visiting.
The current season can change one’s view of the site and turn it into a whole new adventure. For example, February in the Sintra mountains is different from August in the same place. Those experiences are both unique, and you have to see it for yourself, to figure out what’s the best time of the year for you to be vacationing in the mountains.
You can seize the lovely day in many astonishing spots in the village: The Pena Palace – built on the steep ground, atop a rock, has a dense forest in the surroundings. From here you’ll get a beautiful view of the sea and all of the landscape, which by now will be sprinkled with a winter glow. While you’re there don’t forget to visit the museum that is home to countless objects of Portugal History.
This tour includes stops at some of the prettiest buildings in the village. The Regaleira Villa is one of those. The Villa is intended to be a representation of one man’s idea of a microcosmos on earth, in this particular case on Serra de Sintra. The cold mist contributes to a certain mystique in the place. Come and find out for yourself, the lavish gardens are waiting for you!
And for yet another grand monument of nature, you have the westernmost point of continental Europe: Cape of Roca -Cabo da Roca. Enjoy a full view of the Mountains in Sintra you’ve just visited and got a glimpse of the amazing coast.
The town of Porto was built along the hillsides and overlooked the Douro River. If you book this tour to Porto, these are the magnificent places you’ll be visiting: the great Tower of Clérigos and the Carmo Church; Aliados, the renowned avenue where people come to celebrate many essential events in town; Mercado do Bolhão, one of the most iconic markets in Portugal.
Lello Bookstore, the famous bookstore that has inspired JK Rowling; Santa Catarina Street, in which you can find the acclaimed Majestic Café, and which is also the heart of the local commerce; the São Bento Railway Station and the twenty thousand tiles that cover its walls; and a town on the southern bank of the mouth of Douro river, Vila Nova de Gaia, where many of the Porto Wine Cellars are located.
In February the weather is much better as in January, so you’ll have it much easier if you book the tour for this date!
This tour begins in Lisbon and heads to Algarve, a region best known as a summer destination. Every Summer many Portuguese and foreigners come to Algarve to (sun)bathe in its magnificent beaches.
If you choose to visit it during the winter, you’ll be avoiding all the chaos of the summer. You’ll get to take a stroll by the beach and breathe in the fresh air of this (currently) still place.
Before the arrival in a bathing town in the Algarve region, Albufeira, you’ll make a stop at Évora, a village in the Alentejo region. One of the town’s symbols is The Roman Temple, which still has the complete podium.
Have you seen articles on the Portuguese sidewalk and have been curious ever since to see it in real life? This is a typical pavement here, and you’ll be able to walk on it and to admire the surrounding buildings as well.
A visit to the Cork Factory and a wine tasting at Fundação Eugénio de Almeida represent an excellent opportunity for you to get in touch with the Portuguese culture.
The mild weather will make it easier for you to enjoy your stay. Just put on your jacket and your hiking shoes and get going!
Fátima is known for its Shrine and as the most famous pilgrimage place in Portugal. In 1907, three little shepherds claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary in this town in the center of Portugal. Fátima became the go-to pilgrimage place ever since.
But besides that, you’ll be surprised to find other enjoyable locations near the Shrine, namely the Vila Medieval de Ourém, the city’s medieval village, the Ourém Castle or The Nascente do Agroal, Spring of Agroal.
This is a speck of peacefulness amidst one’s routine. Visit the caves – the Portuguese call them grutas- Grutas de Mira d’ Aire, Grutas de Santo António and Grutas de Alvados. Don’t be discouraged by the weather, as there’ll be clear skies up above and a pleasant temperature!
Spring is here, and summer will be here in no time, so that can only mean something: it’s time for you to plan your next holidays! You and your family have agreed on sunny Portugal, so all you have to do now is chose the places you’ll be visiting.
This article will provide you with some useful information on the available tours throughout the country. This way it’ll be easier for you to make a decision and pick the tour(s) that best suit your requests! Grasp the warmth of Spring and the refreshing feeling of summer that is just around the corner!
These are the tours:
- Porto tour
- Serra da Estrela Tour
- Fátima Tour
- Lisbon Tour
- Sintra Tour
- Évora Tour
Our destiny for today is Porto, the charming town built alongside the hillsides and overlooking the Douro River. You can expect a visit to some of Porto’s most iconic sites, such as The Cathedral of Porto, built between the 12th and 13th centuries; the São Bento Station, one of the most beautiful train stations in the whole world.
Luiz I Bridge and the Monastery of Serra do Pilar; a visit to a Port Wine Cellar and a tasting of this delicious gem in the Porto Wine Cellars located at Vila Nova de Gaia, a town on the southern bank of the Douro river.
The great Tower of Clérigos and Carmo Church; Lello Bookstore, the famous bookstore which served as a source of inspiration for JK Rowling while she was writing Harry Potter.
Aliados Avenue, the renowned site of celebrations of various events; Mercado do Bolhão, the most appreciated market in Portugal for its super pleasant workers; Santa Catarina Street, the heart of the local commerce and home of the distinguished Majestic Café; the São Bento Railway Station and its twenty thousand tiles of magnificent beauty.
To top it off you’ll be visiting all of this under a clear blue sky and a beautiful sun!
Serra da Estrela Tour
This Full day Tour will allow you to take a break from work and get a breath of fresh air. If you’re an old fan of a pleasant hike through the mountains and your family is a nature lover this is the tour for you!
This trip to the number one mountain in Portugal includes a visit to less known places, such as the Bread Museum and Cheese Museum, where you’ll learn more about two of the region’s specialties: bread and cheese.
You’ll also visit nearby cities, Covilhã, a more urban town, Seia, a rural and peaceful town, and Manteigas, a small village whose name is the Portuguese word for butter (used in Plural).
If you want to get a glimpse of the spectacular landscape, climb the Tower, which is the highest point in these mountains. It’s a beautiful sunny day out, so put on your sneakers and go for a hike! Don’t be surprised if you run into a goat on the way. It’ pretty common there!
Fátima’s Shrine has been the country’s most famous place of worship since the Blessed Virgin’s sightings happened a century ago. On the 13th May 1907, three little shepherds claimed to have seen the Blessed Virgin and Fátima has been an important religious site ever since.
If you happen to be here during this time, you’ll be a part of this celebration, which happens every 13th of May.
Many pilgrims come here on foot from several places in Portugal to fulfill their vows. You can also come and observe this phenomenon for yourself. While you’re there, you must visit other interesting locations nearby, such as the town’s medieval village, Vila Medieval de Ourém, the Ourém Castle or Spring of Agroal.
The latter being symbolic for a pop of quietness amidst our frantic everyday lives. Visit the Caves of Mira d’ Aire, Alvados and Santo António.
This full day private tour will provide you with an unforgettable day in the Grand Lisboa. May is an excellent month for you to visit because it’ll be Spring and the weather will be warmer. Hop on the tour bus and be ready to lose your breath many times during the day.
Visit the splendid Tower of Belém and the Jerónimos Monastery, feel the comfort and tradition that the famous neighborhoods Alfama and Castelo exude.
And don’t miss the chance to get a taste of Portugal’s delicious cuisine: eat as many pastéis de nata – a small tart of flaky dough filled with smooth custard- as you can! The long hikes will compensate for this food extravaganza!
Other tourist attractions include the Baixa Pombalina, the historic center which was rebuilt after an earthquake wrecked the city center, in 1755; arrive at Parque Eduardo VII and go on a hike or sit on the green grass.
Visit The Cristo-Rei statue, in Almada, so that you get an extraordinary view of Lisbon’s north and south banks, which are united by the 25 de Abril Bridge. The statue draws inspiration from the Christ Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Feel the energy that surrounds you and forget all about your problems!
The village of Sintra looks like it was taken from a dream and put into cinema, mostly due to its idyllic aura. Located on top of Sintra’s mountains, Serra de Sintra, Sintra is home to marvelous sites such as the Pena National Palace, Regaleira Villa, one of Serra de Sintra’s most astonishing monuments, Pena’s Park, the Monserrate Palace or the Sintra National Palace.
Every place in sight is beautiful and filled with the Serra charm. You must try the village’s specialty: queijada de Sintra, a dessert that consists of cottage cheese, eggs, sugar, flour and a pinch of cinnamon.
All of these elements are coated with a layer of flaky and crusty dough. Don’t worry about eating the queijada, as you’ll be taking long walks afterward!
The month of May in the Sintra mountains is unique, because of the dense forest and the lush and lavish gardens that have blossomed.
Visit the many astonishing spots in the village: The Pena Palace, the Regaleira Villa, a microcosmos on earth and the westernmost point of continental Europe: Cape of Roca, which offers a broad view of the Mountains in Sintra, as well as a privileged view of the amazing coast.
This full-day tour to Évora will you provide with the stillness you’ve been craving for your holiday. Located in the Alentejo region, Évora’s allure comes from its beautiful natural landscapes and its historical monuments, such as The Roman Temple, a monument of the Roman occupation.
The Praça do Giraldo, a vast open space where you can cool down and have a drink; the fantastic Chapel of Bones, which has its walls covered in human bones and skulls.
Visit the Fundação Eugénio de Almeida and have a tour guide show you the historic cellar and have yourself a tasting of the wine and olive oil.
The weather will be great, as it’ll be Spring and Summer will be just around the corner! Put on a t-shirt and let’s start moving!
Spring is here and is time for you to plan your next vacation, and that will be in warm weather Portugal. Below you can find many tours throughout the country.
You have to choose the one which suits your needs. Enjoy the warmth of the first days of Spring and all that comes with it!
Here are the tours to choose from:
- Porto tour
- Serra da Estrela Tour
- Fátima Tour
- Lisbon Tour
- Sintra Tour
- Évora Tour
The city overlooks the Douro River and is full of life and tradition. These are the spots you’ll be visiting, if you book this tour now: Mercado do Bolhão and the super friendly butchers, fishmongers and florists that work there.
Lello Bookstore, the famous bookstore known for being a source of inspiration to JK Rowling; Santa Catarina Street, known for being the home to the acclaimed Majestic Café, as well as the local commerce heart; the grand Carmo Church and The Tower of Clérigos;
Aliados Avenue, where people come to celebrate many events, and that has massive structures; the São Bento Railway Station and the twenty thousand tiles that cover the walls; and Vila Nova de Gaia, a town on the southern bank of the mouth of Douro river. Cross the D. Luís Bridge and visit some of an essential Porto Wine Cellars.
Book this tour for March and take advantage of the new warm weather! Porto is filled with grace this time of year.
Serra da Estrela Tour
Whether you’re a fan of Winter Sports or just a nature lover, Serra da Estrela is the go-to place for your family vacation. Skiing, snowboarding, and sledding are some of the winter sports on the menu. Choose the number one mountain in Portugal and go on this journey! Hopefully, you’ll still get the chance to see some snow!
The Bread Museum and Cheese Museum are two other places you’ll be visiting. The tour can only be complete with a visit to nearby towns: Covilhã, a bigger city, which still maintains its rural character, as the high mountains remain in sight at all times.
Visit the University of Beira Interior or admire the work of many graffiti and visual artists, which can be seen on the walls of abandoned city buildings and that are part of the Festival of Street Art; rural Seia, in turn, is best known for its delicious food, such as the cheeses, sausage meats, and honey.
This is yet another example of Nature’s magnificence. During Spring the snow will go away, and the let the flowers blossom, turning everything into vibrant colors. Lastly, go for a stroll only the narrow streets of tiny Manteigas.
Do stop by a local café for a cheese and ham sandwich accompanied by a bowl of soup and a glass of wine! This will keep you warm during the day in this cold region!
Climb the Tower or go for a hike in the mountains and let the sunshine in!
Fátima is known for its Shrine and to be the most famous pilgrimage place in Portugal since 1907, when three little shepherds claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary.
You’ll be surprised to find other exciting locations nearby, such as the town’s medieval village, Vila Medieval de Ourém, the Ourém Castle or Spring of Agroal, which is symbolic for being a speck of stillness amidst our frantic everyday lives.
Visit the caves -in Portuguese grutas- Grutas de Mira d’ Aire, Grutas de Alvados and Grutas de Santo António .
This Lisbon tour will marvel you and make you fall in love with Portugal’s capital city. March will be an excellent month for you to visit because it’ll be Spring and the weather will be consequently warmer. Hop on the tour bus and enjoy the urban life of gorgeous Lisboa!
Parque das Nações is one of the places you’ll be visiting. The acclaimed Expo ‘98 took place in here. This great exhibition consisted of a homage that marked the 500th anniversary of the Portuguese Great Discoveries. While you’re in there go on a cable car ride and soak up the sun and the clear sky!
Other tourist attractions include the Downtown Historic Center, known as the Baixa Pombalina. Rebuilt after an earthquake destroyed the city center, in 1755, this is a bustling part of the town.
Continue touring, and you’ll get to Parque Eduardo VII, a shade of green amidst the city concrete, which enables you to go on a hike and relax or sit on the green grass.
You’ll stumble upon many essential features of the country’s History, for example, Tower of Belém. A symbol for the Portuguese heritage, as well as the world heritage, this is currently a reminder of Portugal’s important role in the business world of yesteryear.
The Cristo-Rei statue, in Almada, is also an example of the historical nature of the city. It draws inspiration from the Christ Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Hundreds of people visit this site every day to get an extraordinary view of Lisbon’s north and south banks, which are united by the 25 de Abril Bridge.
Finally, wander through Alfama and Chiado. These two historical neighborhoods are a lasting symbol of Lisbon’s charm and tradition. Seize the warm weather and walk these narrow streets and alleys! Feel the energy that surrounds you and takes advantage of the spectacular settings you’re in.
Sintra looks like something out of a movie, which makes it so hard to believe that this is a real place, but we can assure you this is the truth. Sintra’s mountains are the ground upon which the village is located.
Visiting this site in the Spring is magical, as space is filled with a dense forest and many different species of flora. Pena National Palace, Pena’s Park, The Regaleira Villa and Palace of Queluz are some of the fantastic buildings you’ll be visiting.
The season can change one’s view of the site and turn it into a whole new adventure. For example, February in the Sintra mountains is different from May in the same place.
Those experiences are both unique, and you have to see it for yourself so that you can figure out what is the best time of the year for you to be touring the mountains.
You can seize the day in many astonishing spots in the village: The Pena Palace – built on a steep rock and surrounded by dense forest. From here you’ll get a beautiful view of the sea and the landscape.
While you’re there don’t forget to visit the museum that is home to countless items of Portugal History.
This tour includes stops at some of the prettiest buildings in the village, the Regaleira Villa being one of those. The Villa is intended to be a representation of one man’s idea of a microcosmos.
The lush vegetation lends its charm to the place. Come and see that for yourself. The lavish gardens are waiting for your visit!
The westernmost point of continental Europe: Cape of Roca – Cabo da Roca is situated here and offers you a comprehensive view of the Mountains in Sintra, as well as a glimpse of the amazing coast.
Évora is located in Alentejo, one of the country’s hottest regions during the Summer. If you choose to visit in March, you’re going to enjoy the warm weather. The tour to this town in the south of Portugal will give you the quietness you’ve dreaming for your whole vacation.
Évora is a much quieter town than Lisbon and Porto, for example, and has beautiful landscapes and monuments for you to visit. This is a high pick if you want to have a calming and relaxing day!
The weather will feel joyful and warm, as it’s going to be Spring. You’ll visit some of the town’s most important elements, such as The Roman Temple of Évora, at Largo Conde de Vila Flor, The Cathedral of Évora, The Museum of Évora, The Centro de Arte e Cultura Eugénio de Almeida or the Public Library.
Be prepared to wander the charming streets and squares of Évora, like Giraldo’s Square, and walk on the famous Portuguese sidewalk all the while admiring the beautiful façades of the surrounding buildings. All of this during great sunlight.
Hold your breath and enjoy the unusual sight, while visiting The Bone Chapel, which walls are covered in bones and human skulls “…the ones who lay here, wait for yours”, as reads at the entrance of the chapel.
This very different tour will be complete after a visit to Fábrica de Cortiça – Cork Factory- and to the Fundação Eugénio de Almeida for a wine tasting. This will be a fantastic time for you to enjoy the wonders of Alentejo! Put on a t-shirt and let’s start moving!
What is a “Ground Transfer”?
A transfer basically refers to your ground transportation to and from a location. In other words, it’s the car, taxi, van, shuttle, bus, etc that picks you up at any one location and takes you to another. (A to B) You’ll normally hear this from your travel agent when he ask you how are you going to travel from the airport to your hotel or house or event.
Not too long ago Portugal was Europe’s hidden gem. Recently it got discovered and is visited every day by hundreds of tourists. As of today, it’s an established place for a Summer Vacation. However, you may be surprised by the country’s beauty in wintry days! These are 22 reasons why you should visit Portugal during Winter!
Nazaré’s Giant Waves
Nazaré is currently considered to be the number one place to go surfing due to its magnificent beaches and massive waves. It was here, at Praia do Norte, that Garrett McNamara successfully drifted down a curl that measured an impressive 78 feet. This has earned him the Guinness World Records title for Largest wave surfed.
The biggest waves occur during the Winter – from October until March- so this is the right time for you to come visit.
Sintra in the Winter
The current season plays a significant role in one’s enjoyment of a place. Some sites look better during the Winter, others during the Summer and some are amazing when Autumn arrives in town.
This is an important thing to have in mind when booking your vacation, as it can make it or break it. The Sintra tour is an excellent example of this. The village is located atop the dense forest of Sintra. In the Summer there’s a clear view and blue sky, therefore for some, it might be best to visit it in during this time of year.
However, you can enjoy this site in wintry days, as the haze turns Sintra into a super mysterious set. These are two completely different experiences that you should have!
Winter or Summer, Portugal’s nightlife is always very vibrant and fun. If you book the Lisbon Tour, you’ll end up at Bairro Alto, the neighborhood where it all happens. You can party there until 4 a.m!
Believe me when I tell you that there’s going to be people outside the bar chatting along even if it’s freezing. Pick the Porto tour, and you’ll have a similar atmosphere. Coimbra is also pretty lively but on a much smaller scale. Take this into consideration when choosing your destiny!
Douro river tours
Take a calming boat ride through the Douro River in a traditional Rabelo Boat and admire the vineyards and stunning landscape, in Porto, Peso da Régua and Pinhão. Afterward, it’s time to get a taste of that delicious wine!
Winter sports at Serra da Estrela
Serra da Estrela is the number one mountain in Portugal, and it’s the only place in Portugal where you can practice some Winter Sports: skiing, sledding, and snowboarding. You’ll love the beautiful landscape, which will welcome you in a white mantle.
Delicious comfort food
Portugal’s cuisine is well known around the world. Tasting the local gastronomy is one of the many wonders of visiting a new country and during Wintertime is even more enjoyable.
There is plenty of savory food for you to try and that will keep you warm and cozy. The Caldo Verde, for example, is a super-rich cabbage soup best served with a chorizo slice. There’s also the feijoada, a dish made out of beans, cabbage, several pieces of meat and rice. It’s delicious, and it will leave you full and super ready for touring.
You can have these dishes everywhere in the country. If you book the Serra da Estrela’s Tour, you must eat the cheese, bread, and sausages.
Portugal’s climate is one of its best assets and has been acclaimed for many years now. Don’t expect a severe Winter, on the contrary, it’ll get cold, but you’ll have good amounts of light during the day and a few days of rain! You can expect clear and blue skies for most of the days there, even in the coldest ones!
If you choose to visit Portugal during the Winter you’ll avoid big crowds, so you’ll have a much more peaceful trip. You won’t have to wait in huge lines for your ticket or to enter a restaurant. Besides that, you can enjoy the landscape more peacefully and away from other loud tourists.
Portugal will be of great interest to you due to its low prices. You won’t spend large amounts of money. The meals in restaurants are relatively cheap, as well as the drinks at bars. Ask a fellow tourist, and he’ll nod affirmatively.
You’ll be served a big plate of tasty food for a great price. What’s better than not having to worry about weighing the money in your pocket during the holiday season?
Better customer service everywhere
Low season means fewer people, no crowds, more time saved waiting in lines and a better customer service everywhere. The employees won’t be so stressed out by so many people, consequently the customer service we’ll be way more relaxed and customized.
You’ll finally get why so many people say the Portuguese are so friendly and super welcoming!
Portugal’s great weather means you’ll have winter sunshine. It’ll be freezing during the winter, but the sky will be clear, and the sun will always be on sight. This makes a huge difference in your mood, as well as the fact that the days are still longer than in most countries. The more rays of sunshine you get, the more lit up you’ll be.
Portugal is a small country, where you can walk at ease at different times of the day and keep an unconcerned attitude. There are some quieter places for you to visit: the Historical villages tour, for example. Or the trip to Nazaré, Batalha and Óbidos, three very peaceful villages, where you’ll feel you don’t need to worry about your safety.
Porto and Lisbon are busier cities, especially nowadays, but they remain a very safe place for you to tour. Take your time during the vacation, have a relaxing time and a carefree attitude!
Óbidos Christmas Village
Óbidos lights up every year during Winter Season due to its Christmas Village. The whole place dresses up in Christmas attire – the lights, the sparks, and even the Óbidos castle put you on a festive mood.
Santa Claus, gnomes, reindeers and the village people – with no exceptions- greet the tourists who come to visit! It seems as if you were transported to a magic moment in time. If you’re a fan of Christmas, you must go to this charming winter wonderland!
Great Christmas Decorations
Christmas is really big in Portugal as you can tell by the humongous Christmas decorations everywhere, that create a super unique atmosphere that you can’t run away from.
They’ll be downtown, in the shopping malls and even in the castles. Coming in all shapes, sizes, and colors (mostly white, red, green and gold) they help to establish a magical scenery. You’ll be delighted whether you’re a Christmas fan or not!
Portugal’s big on celebrations, so you won’t be disappointed when you’re waiting for the countdown on New Year’s Eve, all the while sipping on your champagne flute, and watching the breathtakingly and colorful fireworks.
They are so beloved by many Portuguese that they happen on several other occasions. If you love to see this show, then you must visit Portugal!.
The Algarve region is both an acclaimed summer destination as well as a wellness destination, the latter happening during Winter time. There are many offers at eco-friendly establishments for you who’ve been dreaming of a relaxing Winter vacation at a spa.
This is also the place for you if you’re looking for a romantic getaway: sandy beaches, chilly nights and amazing landscapes.
Enjoy the peacefulness of the Portuguese beaches during the winter. We have many tours for you to choose from. The Algarve Tour, The Lisbon, Estoril and Cascais Tour are the perfect option for you, if you want to run away from the traditional beach experience.
By booking these tours, you’ll be getting the best of both worlds: the breezy atmosphere, the relaxing tone, and the circling green shades will get you in touch with nature’s greatness.
Don’t worry about the heat
Walking is one of the best ways to discover a new place. And this is harder during the Summer, especially if you’re going up the steep streets in Lisbon (a city which was built on hillsides).
Thus, it ’ll be easier for you to visit during the Winter, as you’ll avoid the sometimes painfully high temperatures of the Summertime!
If you’re looking for a relaxing holiday, choose the Park of Peneda-Gerês to be your winter destination. Go on a hike and discover several species of animals and plants, that will astound you, as some of them only exist in Portugal. And if you’re lucky enough you might see snow!
Gerês is also famous for its thermal waters, so the cherry on top of the cake will be a visit to the local spa!
Fado is Portugal’s most famous genre of music. The word means destiny, so the songs are very intense and melancholic. These characteristics go well with the Winter Glow. You’ll have to drop by a Fado House and listen carefully to the repertoire that will be in accord with the weather outside.
During the winter, the water temperature is excellent for water sports like windsurfing, kitesurfing, and bodyboard, etc. Book any tour in the center of Portugal like Nazaré, Aveiro or Coimbra and go for a dive! You’ll stumble upon a nautical sports school, which offers very cheap lessons at this time of the year.
And last but not least, there’s nothing better than a hot drink on a cold winter day. Portugal is famous for its excellent coffee – the expresso- and for its teas, an Indian and African heritage from the spice trade era. The tea’s aroma and spices will help to keep you warm and cozy!
Portugal was Europe’s hidden gem for a long time until it got discovered by the many tourists that visit it every day. The climate, the amazing coastline, and the incredible landscapes are some of the country’s perks.
Many Portuguese say that Portugal is just a little country planted by the sea. These are 17 reasons why Portugal should be your next summer holiday destination!
The roads in Alentejo are amongst some of the most beautiful ways you’ll ever see. All due to its beautiful vegetation. You’ll know you’re in Alentejo when somewhere along the drive you’ll encounter vast plains of cork oaks and poplars in sight. Pick the Algarve Tour, for example, that will drive you past these rural roads.
You have to sit back and enjoy the view of the breathtakingly beautiful landscape. Summer is the perfect time to take this tour because it’s sunny and warm outside and nature’s features live up to its potential.
You’ve probably heard all about the Portuguese wines and possibly have tasted one before: Porto Wine – Ruby, Tawny, White -, Madeira Wine, Moscatel…These are all famous worldwide, having received many accolades and awards.
Some of our tours include a visit to wine regions and its wines cellars. Our primary goal is for you to learn more about the brands and the whole process involved in winemaking. And to top it off you’ll get a taste of this delicious drink during your visit to the cellars.
These are some of the regions included in the tours: Porto, where the acclaimed Porto wine is produced; Setúbal and Azeitão, two places that offer the best conditions to the muscatel wine raw material- the Muscat grapes; Évora, a town in the south of Portugal, is famous for the Cartuxa wine.
You’ll get to know the brands and the whole process, as well as to figure out what’s the best drink for your everyday meal during the holidays.
Portugal is a small country with a lovely atmosphere. It’s a very safe place, where you can walk at ease at different times of the day and not worry about your safety. There are some quieter places for you to visit.
Choose the Historical villages tour, for example, and travel to Nazaré, Batalha, and Óbidos, three very peaceful villages, where you’ll feel at home and carefree.
Porto and Lisbon are busier cities, especially nowadays, but they remain a very safe place for you to tour, despite its busing atmosphere. Take your time during the vacation and do have an unconcerned attitude.
Sintra during the summer
The season plays a significant role in one’s fruition of a place. Some sites look better during the Summer and others during the Winter. It’s not only a matter of taste but an important thing to have in mind when booking your vacation, as it can make it or break it.
The Sintra tour is an excellent example of this assumption. The village is located atop the dense forest of Sintra. Therefore it’s best for you to visit it in Summer because during the winter the mist gets in the way of you enjoying the landscape at its fullest.
In turn, during the summertime, there’s a clear view, that allows you to have the best enjoyment of the westernmost point of continental Europe – Cape of Roca- the Pena Palace, the Regaleira Villa and the other amazing buildings there.
The viewpoints present to you a clear sky, instead of a hazy mist, something typical during wintry days.
This name refers to the coastal strip that goes all the way from Alentejo to Algarve. It has some of the most beautiful sights of the country’s coastline.
Summer is itself a great time of the year because you feel more relaxed and carefree, add to that a fantastic scenery in shades of blue, and you have the best holidays you can get.
Pick the Évora Tour, which starts at Alentejo and ends at the Algarve, and you’ll get along the way a great view of the sea from the window of the bus.
The Algarve has been for ages a beloved region during summertime. Portuguese and tourists have chosen it as their holiday destination for many years now.
And it’s easy to understand why this is: the gorgeous beaches are some of the best in the country, and most importantly the waters are warm and calm, unlike the ones in the north of Portugal. Some of the beaches in the region have even been referred to as being the most beautiful on earth –
The Huffington Post chose the Ponta da Piedade, in Lagos. (Sun) bathe in these marvelous wonders during the day and enjoy the busy nightlife afterward!
Portugal’s climate is one of its best assets and has been acclaimed for many years now. In Summer it’s hot outside and the days are longer, so you’ll feel instantly better and happier. And you’ll be vacationing, so this is the perfect scenario.
The warm weather begs for a day out, so choose the tours that best suit your summer needs. If you want a relaxing day at the beach go for something like the Algarve Tour; if you’re going to take a stroll and discover more about the city’s history and tradition, pick the Porto or Lisbon Tour, for example. If you want to be out and about in nature, the Serra da Estrela is the tour for you. All that matters is that the weather will be great!
Summer days can get hot, so people who live in cities away from the sea have to resort to river beaches, but that doesn’t mean that they’re worse. Many river beaches have beautiful sights. Take the Fátima Tour, for example. There are many beautiful river beaches in the country, some of them being crowded and other hidden treasures.
Porto and Lisbon welcome some of the most important music festivals during the summer. If you’re a music lover, this will be of great interest to you. Why not book a day tour to Porto, spend the day discovering the city and its marvelous sites, and then at night go to a festival?
The long days will make you feel like you can do everything. And you can! Enjoy the city’s charm during the day and rock your heart out at a concert at night. This will be the best of both worlds, so what you’re waiting for?
Surf is a pretty big sport in Portugal as for today. The Nazaré giant waves have something to do with it because they put Portugal on the surf route.
This fishing village has become a go-to place if you’re a surfer or just an admirer of this sport.
Pick the Algarve Tour or/and the Historical Villages Tour, so that you’ll get the chance to surf some waves or enjoy the magic scenery. All of this happens in a place with great sights, great people and great food!
Portugal will be of great interest to you due to its low prices. You won’t spend much money here, even if you go out to dinner or to get some drinks. Ask a fellow tourist, and he’ll agree.
You’ll get great food for a great price. What’s better than not having to worry about your finances during the holidays? Book now one or more tours to some of the fantastic sites in the country!
The nightlife in Portugal is known for being one of the best in Europe. You already know that the prices are low, so that’s a plus, now imagine a night out during hot summer nights. There’ll be many themed parties and lots of great music.
If you choose the Lisbon Tour, you’ll end up at Bairro Alto, the heart of the nightlife in the capital. You can party there until 4 a.m! Pick the Porto tour, and you’ll have a similar atmosphere. Other tours like the Algarve Tour offer you an idyllic scenery of parties at the beach. I know what you’ll be doing next summer!
Portugal has much more to offer than sunny beaches. If you’re a nature lover, you’ll have to get a look at the fantastic mountains during the summer. The Sintra Mountains, the Serra da Estrela Mountains, the Arrábida Mountains… These are some of the places you’ll be visiting! Go for a hike, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy your work free days!
June is the month of the saint’s festivities in Lisbon and Porto- Santo António and São João, respectively. The residents celebrate the “Santos Populares,” as they call them, with lots of beer, wine, sardines on bread and popular music. In Porto, the citizens grab a hammer made out of plastic and use it to hammer people’s heads as part of the tradition.
It’s all super chill, don’t worry. Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, a town on the southern bank of the Douro River, are bursting at the seams this time of year. In Lisbon there’s even a parade where the different neighborhoods present a show; they call it the “Marchas Populares.” They put on their best costumes and sing and dance to traditional themes.
There are even the weddings of Santo António when many couples celebrate their marriage on the Santo António day simultaneously. This an enjoyable event for the locals and the tourists, as the city is lightened up by the ornaments everywhere!
Peixe fresco e marisco
Summertime is just the right time for you to eat some fresh fish by the beach. The fishing village of Nazaré is a great place to eat a spectacular grilled fish – sea bass, sea bream, horse-mackerel, sardines-, a fish stew or some shellfish.
Choose the Historical Villages Tour or the Sesimbra Tour, for example, and feast your eyes and your stomach with the fantastic views and delicious cuisine.
The Algarve loves Golf, and so do you. If you’re a fan of the sport, you’ll be happy to hear that this is a favorite sport in the southern region of Portugal. If a golf course is a must have for your vacation, book a tour to Lisbon or the Algarve!
Fado is Portugal’s most famous music. The word means destiny, so the songs are very intense and depict life’s most emotional events. During the summer there’ll be lots of music outside, and you’ll stumble upon many houses of Fado.
You have Fado of Lisbon and Fado of Coimbra. You have to pick a tour of these cities and experience both of the events!