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Portugal is one of the oldest countries in Europe and it is the oldest nation-state on the Iberian Peninsula. It is situated on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Due to its historic legacy and maritime climate, it is one of the preferred destinations for tourists all over the world. 

What To Expect From Portugal Vacation Packages?

Sintra

It is one of the best cities in the cities of Portugal. There are lots of castles and palaces. Sintra once was the place that the Portuguese Royal Family would go in case they wanted to escape the heat in Portuguese Capital i.e. Lisbon. There are many castles as well as palaces. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site.  

Faro

Faro is a city situated in southern Portugal, which is known for its beautiful beaches that provide good surfing opportunities, along with steep cliffs. It is also known for its unique streets which belong to the 13th century. One of the famous National parks of Portugal i.e. National Park of Ria Formosa is also located here. 

Lagos

Lagos is the fun capital of Portugal. It has stunning beaches along with various big and small bars. This is one place in Portugal that can’t be skipped from any Portugal Vacation Packages

Aveiro

Aveiro is also called the Venice of Portugal. It is also famous among locals and is a favorite weekend getaway for the local netizen. Aveiro is also suitable for newlyweds as it boasts itself as one of the most romantic locations in Portugal. 

Coimbra

It has a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One can find the erstwhile Royal Palace. Coimbra is also famous for its music. One can also visit the magnificent Romanesque cathedral. 

Porto

Porto is known for its landscape i.e. picturesque riverside along with cobbled lanes. The city has various grand bridges. If you are enthusiastic about wine then there is a treat for you as one can find sweet Portuguese wine here

Sesimbra

Sesimbra is a small fishing village. So one can all the amenities of solitude here. One can bathe at beautiful beaches as well as enjoy the delicious seafood!

Obidos

Obidos is a tiny yet pristine medieval town. Most amazing thing is that it is still intact. Thus it still gives the medieval vibes. One can still find castle ruins there.

Lisbon

It is the capital of Portugal. It is an amalgamation of seven hills. Thus it provides unique geography. It has picturesque narrow alleys along with colorful houses lined together. 

Top cities in Portugal provide opportunities to live history in the present. However, there is much more to do in the Nation than just beach hopping and visiting historic cities. If one is not well-versed with the places and what he should do while on Portugal vacation, one can simply go through with the below information that will guide him about the things to take up when on the leisure vacation: 

  1. Visiting Mosteiro dos Jeronimos: It has a church and the adjoining monastery. One can also go to the tomb of Vasco de Gama. (It is near Lisbon)

  2. Be amazed at Oceanario de Lisboa: It is an aquarium that has a wide variety of marine animals. (It is in Lisbon)

  3. Matosinhos Beach: Sunbath at this beach. (Near Porto)

  4. Climbing Torre de Belem: It is a guard tower and a UNESCO world heritage site. (in Lisbon)

  5. Canoeing at Furnas Lake: It is a Crater Lake and is famous for its blue waters. (It is near Azores Islands, which can be accessed through mainland)

  6. Visit Igreja de Santo Antônio and the Museu Municipal: Dig around the cultural history of Portugal. (It is in Lagos)

  7. Ribeira District: famous for its dining and nightlife scene. ( Situated in Porto)

  8. Exploring Ria Formosa Natural Park: It is a unique experience. (Accessible from Algarve.)

  9. Visit Monastery of Santa Cruz: It is a 12th-century monastery (In Coimbra)

  10. Visit Castelo de Sesimbra: It was built by Moors. (In Sesimbra)

  11. A road trip along the Estrada de Escarpa: It is a scenic drive and must do for road trip enthusiasts. (In Sesimbra)

  12. Praia da Adraga: It is one of the best beaches in Portugal. ( Near Sintra)

Other activities which can be done at Lagos are:

  1. Birdwatching

  2. Surfing

  3. Sea kayaking

  4. Scuba diving

  5. popular Party cruises 

It is recommended to go for expert advice by contacting the best Portugal travel agents before you make the best Portugal Vacation Packages.

The climate of Portugal is a maritime climate and heavily influenced by the ocean. As it lies in the northern hemisphere so summers would be during May-August while winters would be from Nov-Feb. Factors that one should consider before visiting are weather, pricing, and crowd. Below is the temperature month wise.

Most people visit and experience Portugal in summers that are between March till mid-September or till mid-to-late November. During the spring season, flowers bloom thus they add extra color to the cities. Autumn is also preferred as autumn in Portugal is the time for harvest, thus it is the wine season there.

January- April 

January and February in Portugal are a bit cooler and wetter than the rest of the year. One can still experience the sun. However one can take advantage of the thinner and lesser crowds. During March temperatures begin to rise. Also, flowers start to bloom and this vibrant nation comes to life. It is a time for celebration. Thus during this period, there are many important festivals and holidays take place.

Events and Festivals (January-April)

  1. Carnival
  2. Dia de Reis
  3. Freedom Day
  4. Holy Week

May-September

During these months the heat of summer reaches its peak. Thus Portugal becomes too crowded. Tourists in search of sun migrate from northern Europe. They seek beaches along with huge numbers of the Portuguese population. The Algarve especially gets crowded at this time which makes the sightseeing hard. Therefore, it is important to choose the best Portugal Vacation Packages.  

Events and Festivals (May-September)

  1. Festa de São João
  2. Portugal Day
  3. Festival de Sintra
  4. Fatima Pilgrimage

October-December 

October is one of the best months to visit Portugal. The weather is very pleasant. The temperature is manageable for sightseeing or even hiking. As it is harvest season it is also a wonderful time to visit Portugal’s wineries. The beaches are also not full of people. During November and December Portugal faces the rainy season. The country still experiences more sun than much of Europe. Thus European Tourists prefer Portugal during this time.

Events and Festivals (October-December)

Christmas

One can choose any month and any time to visit Portugal which suits his/her needs. 

Portugal is one of the top tourist destinations in the whole of Europe. It offers breathtaking views of the colonial architecture as well as showcases its mesmerizing beaches and castles. Undoubtedly, there are many tourist destinations in Portugal that are worth visiting. For your ease, we have selected a few. These are some top destinations to explore in Portugal.

Sortelha

It is a tiny village. It has a castle that beautifies the region. One can wander the castle grounds.

Chapel of Bones

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It lies inside Igreja de Sao Francisco church complex

Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina

It is a natural park which lies near the coast. It is untouched by development thus provides pristine beauty.

Cross-Border Zipline

To enjoy this one has to visit Alcoutim (north of the Algarve). This zip line spans across Spain and Portugal.

News Museum

It is present in Lisboa, Portugal. Along with the toy museum, it provides a unique experience.

Roman Temple

It has built-in lines of the Greek temple and is the Temple of Diana, the Roman Goddess (near Évora).

 

Top Portugal Vacation Packages

15 Day Portugal Vacation Packages - Sintra, Faro, Lagos, Aveiro

The number of places to visit: 4

Destinations: Park and National Palace of Pena, Cabo Da Roca, Castelo Dos Mouros, Quinta Da Regaleira, Ria Formosa, Culatra Island, Barreta Island, Vale Do Lobo,  Lekki Conservation Centre, Tarkwa Bay Beach, Nike Art Centre, Nigerian National Museum, Costa Nova Beach, Monastery of Jesus, Lighthouse of Praia Da Barra, Praia Da Barra

Minimum Price: $2600*

Maximum Price: $2879*

Vacation Duration: 15 Days

Activities on the Trip: Hilltop Romanticist Palace in Parkland, Natural Coastal viewpoint and oceanic species, Hilltop Moorish Fortress facing the sea, Palace and gardens hosting cultural variations of the place, Barrier islands with hiking and cycling, islands with beaches and lagoons, islands that are isolated and reached via ferry, golf resort with private islands, Nature, ecotourism, wildlife, Beaches and surfing, Traditional and contemporary art views, prominent display of Nigerian Artifacts, sandy beaches with colorful houses, religious art in a historic convent, cylindrical tower with coastal views, beach, and lighthouse

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Park and National Palace of Pena, Cabo Da Roca, Castelo Dos Mouros, Quinta Da Regaleira, Ria Formosa, Culatra Island, Barreta Island, Vale Do Lobo,  Lekki Conservation Centre, Tarkwa Bay Beach, Nike Art Centre, Nigerian National Museum, Costa Nova Beach, Monastery of Jesus, Lighthouse of Praia Da Barra, Praia Da Barra

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

16 Day Portugal Vacation Packages - Coimbra, Porto, Sesimbra

The number of places to visit: 3

Destinations: Sé Velha Coimbra, Portugal Dos Pequenitos, Igreja De Santa Cruz, Monastery of Santa Clara a Velha, Luis I Bridge, Livraria Lello, Sao Bento Railway Station, Clérigos Church, Parque Natural Da Arrábida, Cabo Espichel, Praia Do Meco, Lagoa de Albufeira

Minimum Price: $2200*

Maximum Price: $2579*

Vacation Duration: 15 Days

Activities on the Trip: Tour to rare surviving Reconquista era church, visit Miniature Village with Barbie Museum, Parish Church with royal remains, Monastery and convents, Iconic Metal bridge crossing the Douro, Ornate bookshop with iconic red stairway, visit to 1800s train station with ornate tile work, Visit to ornate church with iconic bell tower, protected natural park on the coast, lighthouse, beach, cliff, convent, wide sand beach with a nudist section, ocean lagoons, sandy shores

Key Highlights of the Vacation Sé Velha Coimbra, Portugal Dos Pequenitos, Igreja De Santa Cruz, Monastery of Santa Clara a Velha, Luis I Bridge, Livraria Lello, Sao Bento Railway Station, Clérigos Church, Parque Natural Da Arrábida, Cabo Espichel, Praia Do Meco, Lagoa de Albufeira

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

10 Day Portugal Vacation Packages - Obidos, Lisbon

The number of places to visit: 2

Destinations: Castle of Obidos, Lagoa De Obidos, Buddha Eden, Church Santa Maria, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Castelo J S Jorge, Praca Do Comercio

Minimum Price: $2000*

Maximum Price: $2279*

Vacation Duration: 10 Days

Activities on the Trip: Tour to castles of middle age with history, lagoon, beaches and Kitesurfing, Asian Sculpture garden built-in 2001, tour to Santa maria church, Landmark medieval defensive Tower, world heritage listed Gothic Monastery, Hilltop Moorish castle and palace ruins, public line square with cafes and shops

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Castle of Obidos, Lagoa De Obidos, Buddha Eden, Church Santa Maria, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Castelo J S Jorge, Praca Do Comercio

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

7 Day Portugal Vacation Packages - Sintra, Faro

The number of places to visit: 2

Destinations: Park and National Palace of Pena, Cabo Da Roca, Castelo Dos Mouros, Quinta Da Regaleira, Ria Formosa, Culatra Island, Barreta Island, Vale Do Lobo

Minimum Price: $1600*

Maximum Price: $1879*

Vacation Duration: 7 Days

Activities on the Trip: Hilltop Romanticist Palace in Parkland, Natural Coastal viewpoint and oceanic species, Hilltop Moorish Fortress facing the sea, Palace and gardens hosting cultural variations of the place, Barrier islands with hiking and cycling, islands with beaches and lagoons, islands that are isolated and reached via ferry, golf resort with private islands, Nature, ecotourism, wildlife, Beaches, and surfing

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Park and National Palace of Pena, Cabo Da Roca, Castelo Dos Mouros, Quinta Da Regaleira, Ria Formosa, Culatra Island, Barreta Island, Vale Do Lobo

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

8 Day Portugal Vacation Packages - Lagos, Aveiro

The number of places to visit: 2

Destinations: Lekki Conservation Centre, Tarkwa Bay Beach, Nike Art Centre, Nigerian National Museum, Costa Nova Beach, Monastery of Jesus, Lighthouse of Praia Da Barra, Praia Da Barra

Minimum Price: $1500*

Maximum Price: $1779*

Vacation Duration: 8 Days

Activities on the Trip: Barrier islands with hiking and cycling, islands with beaches and lagoons, islands that are isolated and reached via ferry, golf resort with private islands, Nature, ecotourism, wildlife, Beaches and surfing, Traditional and contemporary art views, prominent display of Nigerian Artifacts, sandy beaches with colorful houses, religious art in a historic convent, cylindrical tower with coastal views, beach, and lighthouse

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Lekki Conservation Centre, Tarkwa Bay Beach, Nike Art Centre, Nigerian National Museum, Costa Nova Beach, Monastery of Jesus, Lighthouse of Praia Da Barra, Praia Da Barra

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

9 Day Portugal Vacation Packages - Coimbra, Porto

The number of places to visit: 2

Destinations: Sé Velha Coimbra, Portugal Dos Pequenitos, Igreja De Santa Cruz, Monastery of Santa Clara a Velha, Luis I Bridge, Livraria Lello, Sao Bento Railway Station, Clérigos Church

Minimum Price: $1700*

Maximum Price: $1979*

Vacation Duration: 9 Days

Activities on the Trip: Tour to rare surviving Reconquista era church, visit Miniature Village with Barbie Museum, Parish Church with royal remains, Monastery and convents, Iconic Metal bridge crossing the Douro, Ornate bookshop with iconic red stairway, visit 1800s train station with ornate tile work, Visit ornate church with an iconic bell tower.

Key Highlights of the Vacation Sé Velha Coimbra, Portugal Dos Pequenitos, Igreja De Santa Cruz, Monastery of Santa Clara a Velha, Luis I Bridge, Livraria Lello, Sao Bento Railway Station, Clérigos Church

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

8 Day Portugal Vacation Packages - Porto, Sesimbra

The number of places to visit: 2

Destinations: Luis I Bridge, Livraria Lello, Sao Bento Railway Station, Clerigos Church, Parque Natural Da Arrabida, Cabo Espichel, Praia Do Meco, Lagoa de Albufeira

Minimum Price: $1600*

Maximum Price: $1779*

Vacation Duration: 8 Days

Activities on the Trip: Iconic Metal bridge crossing the Douro, Ornate bookshop with iconic red stairway, visit to 1800s train station with ornate tile work, Visit to ornate church with iconic bell tower, protected natural park on the coast, lighthouse, beach, cliff, convent, wide sand beach with a nudist section, ocean lagoons, sandy shores

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Luis I Bridge, Livraria Lello, Sao Bento Railway Station, Clerigos Church, Parque Natural Da Arrabida, Cabo Espichel, Praia Do Meco, Lagoa de Albufeira

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

7 Day Portugal Vacation Packages - Coimbra, Sesimbra

The number of places to visit: 2

Destinations: Sé Velha Coimbra, Portugal Dos Pequenitos, Igreja De Santa Cruz, Monastery of Santa Clara a Velha, Parque Natural Da Arrábida, Cabo Espichel, Praia Do Meco, Lagoa de Albufeira

Minimum Price: $1400*

Maximum Price: $1879*

Vacation Duration: 7 Days

Activities on the Trip: Tour to rare surviving Reconquista era church, visit Miniature Village with Barbie Museum, Parish Church with royal remains, Monastery and convents, protected natural park on the coast, lighthouse, beach, cliff, convent, wide sand beach with a nudist section, ocean lagoons, sandy shores

Key Highlights of the Vacation Sé Velha Coimbra, Portugal Dos Pequenitos, Igreja De Santa Cruz, Monastery of Santa Clara a Velha, Parque Natural Da Arrábida, Cabo Espichel, Praia Do Meco, Lagoa de Albufeira

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

17 Day Portugal Vacation Packages - Coimbra, Porto, Sintra, Faro

The number of places to visit: 4

Destinations: Sé Velha Coimbra, Portugal Dos Pequenitos, Igreja De Santa Cruz, Monastery of Santa Clara a Velha, Luis I Bridge, Livraria Lello, Sao Bento Railway Station, Clerigos Church, Park and National Palace of Pena, Cabo Da Roca, Castelo Dos Mouros, Quinta Da Regaleira, Ria Formosa, Culatra Island, Barreta Island, Vale Do Lobo

Minimum Price: $2200*

Maximum Price: $2579*

Vacation Duration: 15 Days

Activities on the Trip: Tour to rare surviving Reconquista era church, visit Miniature Village with Barbie Museum, Parish Church with royal remains, Monastery and convents, Iconic Metal bridge crossing the Douro, Ornate bookshop with iconic red stairway, visit to 1800s train station with ornate tile work, Visit to ornate church with iconic bell tower, protected natural park on the coast, lighthouse, beach, cliff, convent, wide sand beach with a nudist section, ocean lagoons, sandy shores, Hilltop Romanticist Palace in Parkland, Natural Coastal viewpoint and oceanic species, Hilltop Moorish Fortress facing the sea, Palace and gardens hosting cultural variations of the place, Barrier islands with hiking and cycling, islands with beaches and lagoons

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Sé Velha Coimbra, Portugal Dos Pequenitos, Igreja De Santa Cruz, Monastery of Santa Clara a Velha, Luis I Bridge, Livraria Lello, Sao Bento Railway Station, Clérigos Church, Park and National Palace of Pena, Cabo Da Roca, Castelo Dos Mouros, Quinta Da Regaleira, Ria Formosa, Culatra Island, Barreta Island, Vale Do Lobo

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

14 Day Portugal Vacation Packages - Porto, Sintra, Faro

The number of places to visit: 3

Destinations: Luis I Bridge, Livraria Lello, Sao Bento Railway Station, Clerigos Church, Park and National Palace of Pena, Cabo Da Roca, Castelo Dos Mouros, Quinta Da Regaleira, Ria Formosa, Culatra Island, Barreta Island, Vale Do Lobo

Minimum Price: $2300*

Maximum Price: $2479*

Vacation Duration: 14 Days

Activities on the Trip: Ornate bookshop with iconic red stairway, visit to 1800s train station with ornate tile work, Visit to ornate church with iconic bell tower, protected natural park on the coast, lighthouse, beach, cliff, convent, wide sand beach with a nudist section, ocean lagoons, sandy shores, Hilltop Romanticist Palace in Parkland, Natural Coastal viewpoint and oceanic species, Hilltop Moorish Fortress facing the sea, Palace and gardens hosting cultural variations of the place, Barrier islands with hiking and cycling, islands with beaches and lagoons

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Luis I Bridge, Livraria Lello, Sao Bento Railway Station, Clerigos Church, Park and National Palace of Pena, Cabo Da Roca, Castelo Dos Mouros, Quinta Da Regaleira, Ria Formosa, Culatra Island, Barreta Island, Vale Do Lobo

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

7 Day Portugal Vacation Packages - Sintra, Lagos

The number of places to visit: 2

Destinations: Park and National Palace of Pena, Cabo Da Roca, Castelo Dos Mouros, Quinta Da Regaleira, Lekki Conservation Centre, Tarkwa Bay Beach, Nike Art Centre, Nigerian National Museum

Minimum Price: $1200*

Maximum Price: $1479*

Vacation Duration: 7 Days

Activities on the Trip: Hilltop Romanticist Palace in Parkland, Natural Coastal viewpoint and oceanic species, Hilltop Moorish Fortress facing the sea, ecotourism, wildlife, Beaches and surfing, Traditional and contemporary art views, prominent display of Nigerian Artifacts, sandy beaches with colorful houses, religious art in a historic convent

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Park and National Palace of Pena, Cabo Da Roca, Castelo Dos Mouros, Quinta Da Regaleira, Lekki Conservation Centre, Tarkwa Bay Beach, Nike Art Centre, Nigerian National Museum Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

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