Best Portugal Travel Deals

Where To Find The Best Portugal Travel Deals

Why pay more than you have to for hotels, car rental, flights or tours? We all want to get great value for money, so I’d like to show you where I find the best Portugal travel deals. Whenever I start planning a trip, whether it’s in Portugal or other countries, there are certain ‘go to’ sites that I always consult.

I’ve also negotiated special discounts for you with certain local tour companies so look for the discount codes below.

Best car rental deals

AutoEurope
One of the things I love about AutoEurope’s car rental search and booking engine is that you can see which car hire company you would be using. If, like me, you have had a bad experience with one firm and want to avoid giving them any more of your hard-earned cash, you can choose a company you prefer. The booking is made through AutoEurope and the car is supplied by the rental company at your chosen location.
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More tips: How to rent a car in Portugal and avoid sneaky extra charges

 

Best accommodation deals

Booking.com
I’ve been using Booking.com for over 10 years and it’s still my first port of call when it comes to finding accommodation. I haven’t had a problem with a booking in all that time! The reviews are verified and therefore more reliable than on some other sites and I tend to filter my searches to only show properties with 8/10 or above. I also find it easy to compare facilities between places on my shortlist. Most accommodations allow you to cancel or chance your booking for free (check this carefully before booking though!).
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Hotels Combined
The benefit of using Hotels Combined is that it find you the best deals available from a range of sites, Booking.com included. It’s easy to compare prices because their search results tell you exactly what you get, e.g. breakfast included, twin beds.
Click to compare Portugal hotel deals

 

AirBnB
I’ve used AirBnB several times in Portugal and Europe and been pleased so far. By renting a room or apartment directly from a local, you may find yourself in a more residential neighbourhood and have a more ‘local’ experience. Be aware that there may not be the support you need if there’s a problem. Some hosts are great and deal with things immediately. Others can be elusive. AirBnB can be a good option for those wanting to stay a month or more to scope out a possible place to live in Portugal.
Click to get up to €35 AirBnB credit

 

House sitting

Trusted Housesitters
Although housesitting doesn’t necessarily involve looking after animals, that’s the most common reason for people wanting others to stay in their homes while they’re away. I’ve used Trusted Housesitters, which matches sitters with homeowners. Housesitting can be a fantastic way of getting free accommodation, especially if you’re interested in staying in Portugal for an extended period to decide whether or not you want to live here.
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Tours and transfers

Get Your Guide
Whether you need airport transfers, a Lisbon Card, hop-on hop-off bus tours, food tours, boat trips, private experiences or workshops, Get Your Guide has a whole range of activities and services to choose from. The good thing is that they offer free cancellation (check the conditions) so you can book ahead with confidence. You can check reviews and they also show which company actually provides the service, unlike other tour booking sites.
Book tours and transfers through Get Your Guide

Discount codes for Portugal tours

Some of the tour operators I’ve had the pleasure of working with offer my readers a 5% discount on their tours if you use a specific code when you book.

Singulartrips specialise in private cultural tours, especially food and wine related. Use this code to get a 5% discount when you book a tour: 5FP64LK

Culinary Backstreets offer food-related walking tours in various cities around the world, including Lisbon. Get a 5% discount on any of their tours by using this code when you book: FOX5

Descubra Minho work in Northern Portugal to show you local traditions, villages and natural wonders. Use this code to get a 5% discount when you book a tour: JULIE

Go Walks Portugal are based in Coimbra and specialise in cultural tours of the city and the surrounding area. For a 5% discount, use this code: JULIE5

Magnifico Douro are based in Pinhão and offer various boat trips on the Douro River. They also offer bike and boat hire and self-guided walking tours. For a 5% discount, use this code: JULIE5

Quinta de Santa Cristina is a vinho verde winery between Amarante and the Douro wine region in northern Portugal. They offer a range of quality tours, some mixed with other activities such as cultural tours or golf. Use my code: FOX5 to get a 5% discount

Best flight deals

TAP Portugal
TAP Portugal is the country’s national airline with an ever-growing number of flights including direct flights from the US, UK, Canada, Brazil and various countries in Europe, Africa and South America. They now offer no-frill options on certain routes for budget travellers as well as a range of other service levels.
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Skyscanner
Skyscanner searches various airlines and online travel agents to show you the best deals. Be aware that sometimes the ones that look like an absolute bargain may have ‘disappeared’ by the time you arrive on the respective website. I prefer to use the search facility to get flight information and, if there is little difference in price, book directly through the airline rather than a company I’ve never heard of.
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More bargains and discounts in Portugal

My ebook, Money-Saving Tips for Travel In Portugal. Unlock The Secrets To Getting Great Value For Money, goes beyond the basics of accommodation and car rental deals. It’s full of practical tips for using public transport, city cards, discounts and other insider tips for spending your travel funds wisely.

Money Saving Tips for Portugal. Practical insider travel tips by Julie Dawn Fox

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Best Portugal Travel Deals
My ‘go to’ sites for booking travel in Portugal and beyond.

Disclosure: Some of these links are affiliates, which simply means I may receive a small commission if you buy through them. The price you pay doesn’t change unless there’s a discount code, in which case, you pay less than usual.

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