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Portugal: The Best Experiences From North To South

The most emblematic places in a country are often full and don’t always reflect their true culture.

Portugal Premium Tours has a professional and specialized team that can provide you many local, exclusive and crowd-free experiences.

Here are some activities, which allow you to get to know Portugal from north to south through local and authentic experiences, and without queues.

  • Douro Valley

Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001 in the category of cultural landscape, its mountains are reflected in the River Douro.

By taking the Wine region of the Douro Valley you will have the opportunity to get to know the oldest wineries in the country and taste its most famous wines.

For deeper contact with nature, we recommend a stroll through the vineyards ending with a delicious picnic full of unparalleled traditional Portuguese delicacies paired with a good glass of Douro wine. All of this while enjoying a fabulous view over the vineyards and the Douro river.

If you are more adventurous, you can always explore breathtaking sites in a 4×4 Jeep that will take you on a ride full of adrenaline and emotion!

  • Sintra

Elected by the Portuguese royal family to spend the summer holidays, Sintra was also classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the union of exuberant landscapes with exotic monuments. An experience that you can still live today with the Sintra off-road tour. Not only you can visit the historical center, but also the famous Pena National Palace. The tour will be done on secondary roads to take full advantage of the beauty of the Natural Park of Serra de Sintra and have access to secret and stunning viewpoints.

Sintra private jeep tour
  • Arrábida

Famous for its charming fishing villages and for having the most beautiful beaches in our country, Arrábida has idyllic landscapes placed between the mountains and the sea. Its proximity to Lisbon makes it one of the most visited places by locals.

Take the Arrábida, Sesimbra and Setúbal Tour and enjoy stunning views from Cape Espichel, and visit Sesimbra, Azeitão, the Arrábida Mountain Natural Park and Palmela.

Arrábida sesimbra private tour

While visiting this region, you can’t miss observing the dolphins on a pleasant boat ride. During the trip you can also locate and collect the floating plastic, contributing to environmental awareness.

  • Alentejo

Just an hour south from Lisbon, Alentejo is known for its authenticity and local culture.

The private Full-day Alentejo and its beauties tour will take you to explore the rural Portuguese culture, by tasting the wine of the region and also by learning about the cork industry.

Cork is a natural material and Portugal is responsible for 50% of world production.

Have a unique experience and finish the day in a palace! Pousada de Estremoz is the ideal place to relax and experience the tranquility of rural life.

portugal private tours

Next day, consider trying the famous Portuguese olive oil in a traditional and family own mill, ending with a typically Portuguese lunch.

private tours in portugal alentejo

After, start by exploring the surrounding villages and finish your day with a visit to the Vila Viçosa Palace. Considered one of the most important monuments in the region, this palace has served as a residence for the Portuguese family for centuries.

  • Algarve

In the south of Portugal, the Algarve is known for its warm waters, beautiful beaches, and stunning rock formations. During our 2 days tour around Algarve, for an amazing introduction of the Algarve’s iconic coastline, we suggest doing the Seven Hanging Valleys Trail and visit the Benagil sea caves on a kayak.

Photo Credits: Secret Algarve

You will not only take some amazing photos to take home in one of the most emblematic places in the Algarve but also will have the most memorable and fun experience.

Browse our site, we have many sample custom tours that you can choose from or email us to create a one-of-a-kind travel program full of amazing experiences.

Portugal Premium Tours Team

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