Portugal

Top cities in Portugal

Lisbon
3155 Activities
Porto
1065 Activities
Funchal
520 Activities
Faro
465 Activities
Albufeira
404 Activities

Top attractions in Portugal

Tagus River (Rio Tejo)
5 Activities
Originating in western Spain near the Portuguese border, the Tagus River flows across central Portugal before flowing into the Atlantic Ocean just west of Lisbon. During Portugal’s Golden Age (15th–17th centuries) explorers Henry the Navigator and Vasco da Gama set out for the new world along this river, and it was an essential part of the trade route in the centuries that followed, as riches from India and Brazil poured into Portugal.To enjoy the river, take a ride on a hop-on-hop-off sightseeing boat, bike along the riverfront, or book a private sunset cruise. You should also visit the majestic Praça do Comércio, a plaza with arched colonnades that open out onto the water.
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Praia de Faro
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One of the best things about Praia de Faro is its close proximity to both Faro Airport and Faro’s Old Quarter, where you can spend a few hours exploring cobblestone streets and medieval architecture. Sandwiched between the two slices of shoreline, you’ll find a variety of shops, bars, and restaurants, as well as opportunities for water sports such as Jet Skiing and windsurfing. Relatively unknown among foreign tourists, the beach provides a relaxing break from the much busier beaches in Albufeira and Lagos.
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Alvor
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Alvor has lots to offer. Sample sun-soaked beaches, including Praia do Alvor and the rock-scattered Praia dos Três Irmãos, and take in historic sights, such as the Church of Misericordia of Alvor and nearby Megalithic Monuments of Alcalar. You can also use the town as a gateway to Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve where you can take nature walks and go bird-watching.The harbor is the starting point for boat tours along the coast—typical boat tour itineraries include a visit to Ponta da Piedade rock formations and Benagil Cave, as well as to lesser-known beaches and coves. Some tours combine a visit to Alvor with other towns and cities in the vicinity such as Ferragudo and Portimão.
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Aveiro
3 Activities
Built on the lagoon of an estuary, Aveiro was an important salt production center in Roman times; nowadays it’s a popular tourist destination. For most visitors, a city tour on abarco moliceiro is a must. Once used for harvesting seaweed, these brightly painted traditional boats are similar in shape to the Venetian gondola. Some sightseeing cruises include lunch and round-trip transport from nearby cities. Aveiro is close to both Coimbra and Porto, and it’s easy to explore several towns in the region on a single trip.If you’re craving time in nature, head to the São Jacinto Dunes Natural Reserve for a hike. Or, hit the beaches of Barra and Costa Nova, which attract families and surfers in equal measure. Look for Costa Nova’s striped wooden houses, as well as the Barra lighthouse, whose light can be seen 26 miles (42 kilometers) away.
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Bica Funicular (Ascensor da Bica)
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The Bica Funicular is the easiest way to access the Bairro Alto district from the streets below, as it navigates one of Lisbon’s steepest hills. Most walking tours of central Lisbon discuss the Bica Funicular and the other historical forms of transportation in the city. Some food-themed tours of Lisbon include an elevator stop amidst its food and drink tastings. For those who want to explore at their own pace, hop-on hop-off tours also navigate this area and stop at the funicular.
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Chalet and Garden of the Countess D'Edla (Chalet e Jardim da Condessa D'Edla)
6 Activities
This unique building was commissioned by King Ferdinand II for his second wife, Elise Hensler, Countess of Edla, in the1860s, when Alpine-style buildings were popular across Europe. The building was damaged by fire in 1999 but has since been restored.Though the sight is not as popular as nearby sights like the Pena National Palace and the Castle of the Moors, it is well worth visiting for its storybook-like design and for its gardens, which are planted with flora from around the world. The chalet can be seen on some day trips to Pena Park that highlight the area’s history or offer hiking excursions.
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Carmo Square (Largo do Carmo)
76 Activities
This picturesque Lisbon square, a popular place to relax and enjoy a drink, is surrounded by historical monuments and baroque houses. Aside from the Carmo Convent ruins, the square is also home to the free Guarda Nacional Republicana (GNR) Museum; the famous Santa Justa Elevator (Elevador de Santa Justa), aka the Carmo Elevator (Elevador Carmo), with stunning views of the city; and the terraces of Carmo, which have become a coveted spot to sip a cocktail during sunset.Most walking tours of Lisbon pass through Carmo Square and discuss the city’s tumultuous history. You can choose a small-group or private tour for an intimate experience and a more in-depth look at the historical monuments of Carmo Square and Lisbon. Tasting tours in the area take in the city sights while revealing more about Portuguese gastronomy.
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Principe Real Garden (Jardim do Principe Real)
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The Principe Real Garden, an English-inspired park, is a perfect example of the Romantic Lisbon style of the 19th century. The green space is surrounded by colorful mansions from the same era and provides a refuge from the bustling streets of Bairro Alto. A majority of small-group and e-bike tours pass by the garden, as it sits in a central location in Lisbon; many hop-on hop-off tours stop here as well.
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Peneda-Gerês National Park (Parque Nacional Da Peneda-Gerês)
22 Activities
Peneda-Gerês National Park is an ideal day trip destination from Porto or Braga. Hiking is a popular park activity, but there are also opportunities for mountain biking, canyoning, and horseback riding. Gerês National Park tours typically include a trek to one of the waterfalls (Arado Waterfall and Tahiti Waterfall are popular choices) followed by a soak in the Gerês thermal springs, a visit to one of the traditional stone villages, and sometimes a picnic lunch atop a mountain vista point.
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Arco do Triunfo (Arco da Rua Augusta)
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The arch towers high over the Baixa area and features a huge depiction of the Portuguese coat of arms just below the cornice, crowned with statues of Glory, Genius, and Valor. It’s a popular stop on many small group tours of Lisbon, though not all involve going to the top of the arch. Visitors also can prebook individual admission to the viewing area, and those with the Lisboa Card visit free.
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Top tours in Portugal

Lisbon City Center Tour - The Unmissable Lisbon
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Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
The Unvanquished Tour in Porto City Center
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Free Cancellation
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Sintra and Cascais Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon
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Free Cancellation
Duration: 8 hours
Complete Douro Valley Wine Tour with Lunch, Wine Tastings and River Cruise
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Free Cancellation
Duration: 10 hours
Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, Lunch and Optional Cruise
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Free Cancellation
Duration: 10 hours
Dolphins and Benagil Caves from Albufeira - Allboat
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Free Cancellation
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Best of Lisbon Guided Walking Tour
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Free Cancellation
Duration: 3 hours to 4 hours
Authentic Douro Wine Tour Including Lunch and River Cruise
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Free Cancellation
Duration: 9 hours to 10 hours
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