From one-day experiences to 2-week itineraries, I’ve selected some of the best cultural and walking tours in Portugal, with and without a guide (I will be adding to this list whenever I find a worthy tour).

Simply book online using the links provided or use the enquiry forms within the tour details to check availability or ask for customisations and I’ll put you in direct contact with the relevant company to proceed with the booking.

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Portugal itineraries of up to 8 days

My 8-day self guided itinerary takes you from Lisbon to Porto with lots of must sees and hidden gems in between. Can be customised to suit and managed by a travel agency.
My 8-day self guided itinerary takes you from Lisbon to Porto with lots of must sees and hidden gems in between. Can be customised to suit and managed by a travel agency.
Walk between coastal towns and villages at a relaxed pace that allows for sightseeing or time on one of the unspoilt beaches of the Green Coast of Northern Portugal
Walk between coastal towns and villages at a relaxed pace that allows for sightseeing or time on one of the unspoilt beaches of the Green Coast of Northern Portugal.
Explore the terraced vineyards and wine producing villages and estates of the Douro wine region on this village to village walking holiday.
Explore the terraced vineyards and wine producing villages and estates of the Douro wine region on this village to village walking holiday through stunning scenery.
Get the best of the Minho's coast, countryside and towns on this self-guided holiday. Cycle along the River Lima, walk the Camino then hit the Atlantic coastline.
Get the best of the Minho’s coast, countryside and towns on this self-guided holiday. Cycle along the River Lima, walk the Camino then hit the Atlantic coastline.
The unspoilt Alentejo coast offers incredible views and dramatic scenery. This 5-day walking holiday takes you from small sandy coves to wide golden beaches and cliff-backed shores, the coastline is ever-changing and immensely photo-worthy. (Customisable)
5-day walking holiday along the wild Alentejo coast takes you from small sandy coves to wide golden beaches and cliff-backed shores, the ever-changing coastline is immensely photogenic.
3-day guided tour of the historical Minho region's most attractive towns and cities including Guimarães, Braga, Ponte de Lima and Viana do Castelo
3-day guided tour of the historical Minho region’s most attractive towns and cities including Guimarães, Braga, Ponte de Lima and Viana do Castelo. Northern Portugal at its best.
Hidden schist villages of Central Portugal.
Explore traditional isolated villages in Central Portugal on a guided or self-guided walking holiday. Stay in renovated stone cottages and learn about local culture and history.
5-day private guided tour of Northern Portugal’s vinho verde wine region. This short break combines unique Portuguese wines with regional delicacies, outstanding architecture, centuries of history and stunning scenery.
5-day private guided tour of Northern Portugal’s vinho verde wine region. Combine unique Portuguese wines with regional delicacies, centuries of history and glorious scenery.

Portugal tours of 1 day or less 

Discover the historical and natural highlights of the western Algarve on this full day small group van tour. Includes Sagres, Lagos, Silves and Monchique.
Discover the historical and natural highlights of the western Algarve on this full day small group van tour. Includes Sagres, Lagos, Silves and Monchique.
Visit the cultural highlights and off the beaten track towns and villages of the Eastern Algarve on this full day small group van tour.
Visit the cultural highlights and off the beaten track towns and villages of the Eastern Algarve on this full day small group van tour.
Get 5% off any Culinary Backstreets food tour with my code: FOX5. Get a taste for Portuguese flavours and understand the passion behind them on one of their delicious Lisbon or Porto tours
Get a taste for Portuguese flavours and understand the passion and stories behind them on one of these delicious Lisbon or Porto tours. Get 5% off with my code: FOX5.
This small group tour offers guided tours of Pena Palace and Quinta da Regaleira as well as a coastal drive to cabo da Roca and free time in pretty Cascais
This small group tour from Lisbon offers guided tours of World Heritage Sintra including Pena Palace, the National Palace and Convento dos Capuchos as well as a coastal drive to Cabo da Roca
Day trip from Porto to Douro Valley
Experience the highlights of the amazingly beautiful Douro wine region on a private day trip from Porto.
Visit 2 beautiful historical cities in 1 day, plus Bom Jesus sanctuary, on a small group tour from Porto.
Visit 2 beautiful historical cities in 1 day, plus Bom Jesus sanctuary, on a small group tour from Porto.
Discover a fairytale palace, Carmelite convent and enchanting forest on this 1/2 day tour from Coimbra Portugal
Discover a fairy tale palace, Carmelite convent and enchanting forest on this 1/2 day tour from Coimbra. Mention my code (JULIE5) to get a 5% discount.
Discover megalithic standing stones, a chilling bone chapel, a Roman temple and wonderful olive oil on a full day small group tour to Evora from Lisbon.
Discover megalithic standing stones, a chilling bone chapel, a Roman temple and wonderful olive oil on a full day small group tour to Evora from Lisbon.
See medieval Obidos, Fátima sanctuary, Nazaré's stunning beach and the World Heritage Gothic monastery of Batalha on this full day small group tour from Lisbon.
See medieval Obidos, Fátima sanctuary, Nazaré’s stunning beach and the World Heritage Gothic monastery of Batalha on this full day small group tour from Lisbon.
Learn all about Coimbra's unique version of fado and the Portuguese guitar on this 4-hour tour with live performance.
Learn all about Coimbra’s unique version of fado and the Portuguese guitar on this 4-hour tour with live performance. Use my code (JULIE5) to get a 5% discount
Explore the cobbled streets of Lisbon's oldest neighbourhood and learn its secrets from a local expert on a 3-hour walking tour (very small group or private)
Explore the cobbled streets of Lisbon’s oldest neighbourhood and learn its secrets from a local expert on a 3-hour walking tour (very small group or private)
Delve into the fascinating past of the Knights Templar on a full day small group tour from Lisbon to Christ Convent in Tomar and Almourol Castle, reached by boat.
Delve into the fascinating past of the Knights Templar on a full day small group tour from Lisbon to Christ Convent in Tomar and Almourol Castle, reached by boat.

 

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