Things to do in Portugal

The list of things to do in Portugal combines beautiful sandy beaches, dramatic scenery and some of the best golf courses in the world.

With over 300 average days of sunshine a year, Portugal offers a wide range of trips and tours including food and wine, cultural, adventure and rural.

The Algarve curves around the south coast and is home to coves and sandy bays. Resorts range from large, lively towns to tranquil fishing villages. The golf courses in the Algarve are legendary and attract golfers all year round.

A regular winner at the World Travel Awards, the Algarve has taken home awards for everything from its water sports, golf resorts, beaches and stunning attractions. If you prefer a quieter location, visit the rural inland areas of Portugal and make the most of the tranquility.

Madeira is a Portuguese island set in the Atlantic, around 1,000km away from the mainland. The flora and fauna on Madeira is world famous and the island is known as the ‘Floating Garden.’ The capital, Funchal offers modern bars, traditional tavernas and elegant wine bars.

With an amazing choice of wine tours there are plenty of grape related things to do in Portugal. As with many other countries across mainland Europe, the ancient Greeks and Romans are responsible for the early development of Portuguese Wine. In more modern times, trade between Portugal and England blossomed during the start of the 1700’s, resulting in more commercially produced bottles for the wider market.

There are a large number of grape varieties native to Portugal, with wine regions split into 3 distinct groups rather than geographical locations.

If you are looking to combine a sporting tour with a beach trip. A wine and gastronomy tour with a rural tour. You will find a vast range of tours to choose from when it comes to things to do in Portugal.

May and September are great times to travel to Portugal to avoid the crowds, when the average temperature is 22-24C.

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Best Season:May, June, July, August, September
Popular Location: Porto, Lisbon, Sintra