Destination Guide

Portugal

Portugal has much to offer the intrepid traveller. Steeped in culture and history, a visit to Portugal should be on everyone’s bucket list. A land filled with sandy beaches, fairytale castles, thriving villages and gorgeous vineyards. Whether you are looking for food, architecture, history, beaches or want to experience the local way of life, Portugal has it all!

Most Popular Portugal Tours

Tour
Religious Portugal

Religious Portugal

2 Days | Lisbon to Lisbon

4.5
(2 Reviews)
Tour
South of Portugal

South of Portugal

4 Days | Lisbon to Lisbon

4.5
(2 Reviews)
Tour
North of Portugal

North of Portugal

6 Days | Lisbon to Lisbon

4.5
(2 Reviews)
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Porto to Lisbon

Porto to Lisbon

6 Days | Porto to Lisbon

4.5
(6 Reviews)
Tour
Best of Portugal

Best of Portugal

11 Days | Lisbon to Lisbon

4.5
(2 Reviews)
Tour
The Best of Spain, Portugal & Morocco

The Best of Spain, Portugal & Morocco

16 Days | Madrid to Madrid

4.5
(6 Reviews)

Why Book Portugal with Sun Island Tours?

Tailor made packages.

Coach tours with licensed, English speaking guides.

Extensive range of coach tours, hotels and day tours to choose from.

Local operator with 40 years experience.

Portugal Highlights & Experiences

Lisbon

The capital of Portugal, built on seven hills overlooking the Rio Tejo. Cosmopolitan meets white domed cathedrals, fado houses, upscale bars and the origin of the Portuguese tart.

Porto

Portugal’s second largest city, located in the northwest. It was once a sailing port but is now an explorer’s dream. The city is known for its narrow-cobbled streets, street art and contemporary architecture and is the gateway to the Douro Valley.

Algarve

Situated on the Atlantic Coast with over 4 million visitors each year, the Algarve is a surfer’s paradise with endless golden beaches. Discover a variety of outdoor activities such as kayaking in Lagos or caving and dolphin watching in Albufeira.

Douro Valley

The Douro River and the Douro Valley are known primarily for Port, a sweet wine that has been produced here for two thousand years. Wine loving travellers can stay at rustic “quintas”, or estates surrounded by vineyards with breathtaking rolling landscape.

Tours, Packages and Cruises in Portugal

Tours, Packages and Cruises in Portugal

Immerse yourself in Portugal’s incredible array of offerings.

  • Escorted Coach Tours: take in all of Portugal’s highlights on one of our coach tours. All tours are fully escorted in an air-conditioned vehicle and are guaranteed to run. Entrance fees and local taxes are also included. Some itineraries include Spain and Morocco.
  • Partially Escorted Coach Tour: enjoy a combination of independant and escorted touring. Tours are all guaranteed to run with a choice of either standard or superior class hotels. Transportation by air -conditioned vehicle with multi-lingual tour escort is also included. Some itineraries include visits to major cities in Spain.
  • Tailor Made Holidays: let us tailor make your next holiday to Portugal with a package that includes transfers, accommodation and day tours of your choice.
  • Pre- booked Day Tours: choose from an extensive list of day tours. Most tours take place in an air-conditioned vehicle with an English-speaking guide. Some tours also include entrance fees and return transfers to your hotel.

Popular Tours, Cruises & Packages

Tour
Portugal In Brief

Portugal In Brief

4 Days | Madrid to Madrid

4.5
(6 Reviews)
Tour
Portugal, Morocco & Spain

Portugal, Morocco & Spain

17 Days | Porto to Madrid

4.5
(6 Reviews)
Tour
Andalucia & Portugal

Andalucia & Portugal

12 Days | Madrid to Madrid

4.5
(6 Reviews)
Tour
Best of Portugal

Best of Portugal

11 Days | Lisbon to Lisbon

4.5
(2 Reviews)
Tour
Discover Portugal

Discover Portugal

8 Days | Lisbon to Porto

Portugal Tours, Packages & Cruises Selection Tips

Find some of our top tips for choosing the perfect trip for you!

Don’t stress about wondering how you will communicate, in Portugal nearly everyone speaks excellent English and unlike other countries in Europe, the Portuguese will offer to communicate with you in English.
If you are planning on going to Portugal its best if you allow a minimum of 7 to 10 days. This will be enough time for you to immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions.
Portugal is not a large country and you can get almost everywhere easily and efficiently by train or bus.
Ensure you’re in Portugal in the month of June as this is the most festive month of the year filled with many holidays, festivities and guaranteed street parties all day and night.
Portugal is not all beaches and golf course, turns out it’s an adrenaline seekers dream. Hiking, cycling, kayaking, surfing, hot-air ballooning, skydiving, diving and snorkelling are all possible.
Practical footwear is a must- exploring areas by foot is the best (and sometimes) only way to truly discover all of Portugal’s scenery, attractions and true culture. Whether you’re in Porto, Sintra, Coimbra or Lisbon be prepared to climb some steep hills and navigate through cobblestone streets.

How to Get to Portugal

There are no direct flights to Portugal from Australia, most routes include at least one stop in some of Europe’s major cities. Airlines such as Emirates and Qatar Airways offer flights to both Lisbon and Porto.

 

Contact our Portugal Experts

Our team bring years of experience, and a true passion for travel.
Meet the team that bring your dream journey to life.

Suzanne
Suzanne
Senior Reservations Consultant
Simone
Simone
Reservations Consultant
Sarah
Sarah
Senior Reservations Consultant

Reviews for Portugal

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Warwick Pitchner
Really enjoyable two week tour

Review for: The Best of Spain, Portugal & Morocco

Really enjoyable two week tour of Spain Portugal and Morroco. Nice sized group and well organised. Only one hotel in Fez was disappointing. Guide and company notified. Extremely good guide, and a really well organised tour, of varying sizes as people joined for different parts of the tour.
SunIslandTour
Reply from Sun Island Tours
Thanks Warwick. This tour is made up of smaller tours, hence why you receive varying groups of people. Makes for a great experience! Thanks and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Amy Kalodis
fantastic experience nice group

Review for: Best of Portugal

Went to Portugal in May 2019. Hand a fantastic experience. Nice group and very helpful leader.