Portugal trip planning services by Julie Dawn Fox

Deciding to visit Portugal is the easy part of trip planning

Working out which destinations and activities you can realistically fit into the time you have, plus the related logistics, is more of a challenge, not to mention time-consuming.

Creating your ideal Portugal itinerary doesn’t have to be stressful

There’s an easy way to avoid feeling overwhelmed with options, uncertain about your choices or frustrated at not being able to find the information you need.

Let me help you plan a trip that you will look forward to and treasure

As someone with in depth knowledge of and love for Portugal, plus over 20 years of trip planning experience, I can relieve the stress and burden of working on your ideal Portugal itinerary in many ways.

Option 1: Ready-Made, Fully Managed Portugal Itineraries

Avoid the legwork of planning a trip by using one of my carefully crafted, exclusive Portugal itineraries.  These include my favourite essential sights as well as lesser-known destinations and a range of cultural and foodie experiences that you will love.

These 1 or 2-week itineraries are ideal for your first trip to Portugal – simply get a quote for your dates.

My local partner travel agency will be managing your trip to ensure that everything goes smoothly so you can relax and make the most of your precious time here.

“Finding Julie’s website was a Godsend. We were planning a trip to Portugal when I found Julie’s website. Her itinerary almost matched mine and I didn’t have to make any reservations. My husband was so happy we had a driver. A stress-free vacation and no on-the-road arguments. Julie allowed me to add extra days to her 2 week itinerary as well as eliminate a few things that didn’t interest us. All of our small group tours and guides were first rate; our driver’s were conscientious, courteous, always early or prompt at our hotels, and the hotels were lovely and in great locations for walking around the cities and towns. Other than dealing with some extreme heat for several days, the trip was perfect. We would highly recommend working with Julie. You won’t be disappointed.”

Patricia A.

Option 2: Tailor-Made Portugal Itinerary Design

Want a unique, luxury experience but don’t have the time or inclination to create it yourself? Tell me what you’re looking for then leave the research and planning to me.

I will design a unique, itinerary for you that takes into account your preferences and travel style.

Once you’re happy with the plan, my partner travel agency will take care of all the reservations and payments for you.

“We wanted to provide feedback and thank-you for our wonderful adventure. All the arrangements were great and exceeded our expectations. I am frugal and had intended to travel for minimal costs, on our own, which was original plan for the 2020 trip that was postponed. With your help and encouragement from Anita, we accepted the 2022 itinerary and am greatly appreciative of its depth of experiences. We would not have made the same decisions on our own and we (I) have learned a valuable travel lesson. The most important are to work with a local travel company whenever possible. Thank you for creating such a wonderful and educational itinerary for us – it was a pleasure doing business with you.”

Paul K.

Option 3: Quick Query Travel Consultation

If you are happy to do the bulk of the research but need insider advice and recommendations to help you make decisions about your Portugal itinerary, talk to me.

My Quick Query travel consultations by Zoom offer you the chance to discuss your plans and get my honest, informed opinion and personalised recommendations.

This option is ideal for those who prefer to make their own travel reservations.

“Just a quick note to let you know how much my husband and I enjoyed our trip to Portugal last October.  Just loved it!  Your consultation was invaluable.  Had I talked to you earlier, I could have saved so much research time… Thank you again for being our advisor.  It made so much sense to rely on your knowledge of the areas.”


Option 4: Help finding the right tour for you

If you can’t see what you’re looking for within the tours I suggest in relevant articles and the ones listed on this page, let me know. I may be able to help match you with a specialist local tour operator.

Option 5: Bookable DIY Portugal Itineraries / Practical travel guides

Save the time and effort of trip planning by using one of my self-guided, self-booked Portugal itineraries. Follow the day-by-day plan as is or mix and match to suit your available time and interests.