Portugal Tours & Trips 2020

162 trips to Portugal tours from 98 tour companies. 1,544 reviews. 4.6/5 avg rating.

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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

Trip Type Trip Type Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided / Independent Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Solo Friendly Solo Friendly Good for Singles Trips that specifically cater to travelers looking to meet other singles.
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Treasures of Portugal

SmarTours
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Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
11 days
$ 218 / day
$ 2,399
From : $ 5,797
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Walking Tour of Porto
  • Visit the Royal Palace (Coimbra)
  • Enjoy beautiful view of Marvao Medieval Village
  • Visit Fatima
  • Visit the Cathedral and Cloisters of Evora
  • Enjoy Wine Tasting (Evora)
  • Explore Belem Riverside District (Lisbon)
  • Obidos Medieval Fortress
  • Fado Show with Dinner
Visits:
Coimbra, Lisbon, Porto, Portugal
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Portugal Real Food Adventure, featuring Galicia

Intrepid Travel
Premier
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8 days
$ 315 / day
$ 2,520
From : $ 3,402
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Seek out the best fresh seafood in Vigo’s lively fish market, then learn to cook some classic Galician dishes for a hearty lunch.
  • Tour the steep terraces of the Douro Valley’s riverside vineyards and stop in at a couple of wineries to sip and swirl local varieties.
  • Travel inland to an agriturismo in the Alentejo region and spend the night on a local farm, complete with a hearty dinner made with fresh produce.
  • Get into the swing of glamorous but relaxed Lisbon by sampling local favourite ginjinha, a cherry liqueur, with the locals.
  • Immerse yourself in Porto’s multicultural neighbourhoods during a walking and snacking tour, starting with a flaky pastry breakfast and ending with a glass of (what else) port.
Visits:
Douro Valley, Lisbon, Porto, Santiago, Santiago de Compostela, Portugal, Spain
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Portugal’s Golden Cities

7 days
$ 1,787
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Enjoy sweeping views of Lisbon from São Jorge Castle, a Moorish wonderland that sits perched upon a hilltop overlooking the city.
  • Explore the grounds of the historic University of Coimbra, Portugal's oldest university.
  • In Coimbra, hear the haunting melodies of Portugese Fado, sung only by men.
  • Indulge in Portugal's famous cuisine. Be sure to try bacalhau, caldo verde, and pastel de nata.
  • Treat yourself to a ride down Porto's Douro River, enjoying scenic valley views and indulging in a glass (or two) of local wine.
Visits:
Coimbra, Douro Valley, Lisbon, Pena Palace, Porto, Salvador, Santa Cruz Island, Portugal
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Sunny Portugal Estoril Coast, Alentejo & Algarve

Collette
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
10 days
$ 167 / day
$ 1,669
From : $ 2,053
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Experience local cuisine and wine and immerse yourself in the moving sounds of Fado.
  • Indulge in a tasting of the Alentejo region's wines during a winery tour.
  • Spend the night in the heart of the Alentejo region among vineyards and farmland.
  • Stop in historic Evora, known as the "Museum City of Portugal."
  • Venture to Lagos, where Prince Henry the Navigator began his explorations.
  • Spend three nights on the sunny coast of the Algarve.
  • Stay three nights at a coastal resort on the Portuguese Riviera.
  • Tour Lisbon, Portugal's capital that overlooks the Tagus River.
Visits:
Algarve, Lisbon, Portugal
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The Azores Jewels of Portugal

Collette
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
10 days
$ 247 / day
$ 2,469
From : $ 3,037
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Experience a truly unique Cozido das Furnas lunch in Furnas valley.
  • Sample cheeses and get an inside look into production at a family-owned cheese factory.
  • Visit a local bakery that makes queijadas, a pastry made with egg yolks.
  • Traverse the entire rim of the Sete Cidades caldera and gaze upon the twin lakes from Lagoa do Canario viewpoint.
  • Delight in an exclusive visit to the Terra Nostra Tea House for lunch.
  • Spend 2 nights in the eco-friendly lava stone houses of Aldeia da Fonte.
  • Discover Pico’s volcanic vineyards and sample its exclusive wines.
  • Descend into Algar do Carvao, an ancient lava tube, with a local expert.
  • Admire views of Pico Volcano, the highest point in Portugal.
Visits:
Portugal
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Portugal & Its Islands featuring the Estoril ...

Collette
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
13 days
$ 171 / day
$ 2,219
From : $ 2,729
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Experience a truly unique "cozido das furnas" lunch in Furnas Valley.
  • Learn the secrets of Azorean cuisine with an interactive cooking demonstration.
  • Celebrate your Madeiran adventure with entertainment and a traditional dinner known as an espetada.
  • Enjoy a tasting of Madeira wine, known for its sweet, fortified flavors.
  • Experience the beauty of Portugal’s Riviera with visits to Cascais and Estoril.
  • Gaze upon the pristine twin lakes of Sete Cidades.
  • Discover the bountiful crops of the region at pineapple and tea plantations.
  • Tour Lisbon and uncover its treasures including the impressive Tower of Belem.
  • Explore the island of Madeira, known as the "Pearl of the Atlantic."
  • Discover stunning St. Michael, the largest of the Azorean islands.
  • Immerse yourself in the vast history of Sintra’s National Palace.
Visits:
Lisbon, Portugal
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Sunny Portugal Estoril Coast, Algarve & Alentejo

Collette
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
10 days
$ 227 / day
$ 2,269
From : $ 2,545
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Experience local cuisine and wine and immerse yourself in the moving sounds of Fado.
  • Indulge in a tasting of the Alentejo region's wines during a winery tour.
  • Spend the night in the heart of the Alentejo region among vineyards and farmland.
  • Stop in historic Evora, known as the "Museum City of Portugal."
  • Venture to Lagos, where Prince Henry the Navigator began his explorations.
  • Tour Lisbon, Portugal's capital that overlooks the Tagus River.
  • Stay three nights in a resort in the foothills of Portugal’s Sintra Mountains.
  • Spend three nights in the sunny Algarve region.
Visits:
Algarve, Lisbon, Portugal
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Portugal & Its Islands featuring the Estoril ...

Collette
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
13 days
$ 175 / day
$ 2,269
From : $ 2,791
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Experience a truly unique cozido das furnas lunch in Furnas Valley.
  • Learn the secrets of Azorean cuisine with an interactive cooking demonstration.
  • Celebrate your Madeiran adventure with entertainment and a traditional dinner known as an espetada.
  • Enjoy a tasting of Madeira wine, known for its sweet, fortified flavors.
  • Experience the beauty of Portugal’s Riviera with visits to Cascais and Estoril.
  • Discover the bountiful crops of the region at pineapple and tea plantations.
  • Gaze upon the pristine twin lakes of Sete Cidades.
  • Tour Lisbon and uncover its treasures including the impressive Tower of Belem.
  • Discover stunning St. Michael, the largest of the Azorean islands.
  • Explore the island of Madeira, known as the "Pearl of the Atlantic."
  • Immerse yourself in the vast history of Sintra’s National Palace.
Visits:
Lisbon, Portugal
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Highlights of Portugal

Intrepid Travel
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
8 days
$ 232 / day
$ 1,875
From : $ 2,504
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Take a walk through the idyllic coastal city of Porto and understand why the birthplace of fortified wine is renowned for its narrow lanes, charming buildings and delicious cuisine.
  • Explore the country’s oldest university when discovering the historic riverfront city of Coimbra – once the capital of Portugal.
  • Take in all the highlights of Portugal’s arts and culture scene with an included traditional Fado show in Coimbra.
  • Walk through the secluded Schist Villages, hidden between the mountain slopes, and consider the option of an authentic cooking class run by local residents.
  • Join your leader in Lisbon for sunset views over a picnic of local cheese and wine – this is European living.
Visits:
Coimbra, Lisbon, Porto, Portugal
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Iberian Peninsula and Morocco

Contiki
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
21 days
$ 222 / day
$ 4,655
From : $ 6,517
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : N/A
  • N/A
  • Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic (2*)
    Highlights
    • See the Gran Via, Royal Palace the Puerta del Sol & Plaza de Espana
    • Take a locally guided tour of the gilded Royal Palace in Madrid
    • Guided local tour of the Medina of Fez
    • See the Royal Palace, the Medina and the local markets
    • Visit the cooperative of handmade carpets, Fez
    • Guided local tour of Marrakech
    • See bustling Jamaa el Fna Square
    Visits:
    Barcelona, Bilbao, Casablanca, Fez, Granada, Lisbon, Madrid, Marrakech, Medina, Pamplona, Seville, Morocco, Portugal, Spain
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    Lisbon & the Algarve: Portugal Self-Drive tour

    Audley Travel
    Preferred
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    10 days
    $ 357 / day
    $ 3,570
    From : $ 4,820
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
    Highlights
    • Tour Lisbon’s historical heart and sample some local delicacies.
    • Explore the eccentric palaces and gardens of Sintra.
    • Visit Roman ruins in the historic city of Évora in the heart of the Alentejo countryside.
    • Learn how to cook traditional Algarvian Cataplana.
    • Hike the Algarve coastline near Lagos.
    Visits:
    Algarve, Lisbon, Portugal
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    Spain, Morocco and Portugal

    Trafalgar
    Preferred
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    16 days
    $ 195 / day
    $ 3,127
    From : $ 3,846
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : N/A
    Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
    Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
    Highlights
    • ORIENTATION of Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, Fátima and Salamanca
    • SIGHTSEEING TOUR with a Local Specialist in Madrid, Toledo, Fes, Seville and Lisbon
    • VIEW the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, the Royal Palace in Rabat, the Belém Tower in Lisbon and the Shrine at Fátima
    • VISIT the Synagogue and Santo Tomé in Toledo, the Alhambra in Granada, Bahia Palace in Marrakesh, the Cathedral in Seville, Monastery of the Hieronymites in Lisbon and Plaza Mayor in Salamanca
    Visits:
    Granada, Lisbon, Madrid, Salamanca, Seville, Morocco, Portugal, Spain
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    Madrid to Porto tour

    Audley Travel
    Preferred
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    9 days
    $ 777 / day
    $ 6,995
    From : $ 9,443
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
    Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
    Highlights
    • Enjoy a panoramic tour of Madrid’s historical sights.
    • Spend time at the palace of El Escorial and the controversial memorial at Valley of the Fallen.
    • Explore the university city of Salamanca.
    • Relax in the peaceful Douro Valley.
    • See pre-historic rock art up close.
    • Explore the history of Porto on a walking tour.
    • Learn how to make a traditional Portuguese country meal.
    Visits:
    Douro Valley, Madrid, Porto, Salamanca, Portugal, Spain
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    Highlights of Lisbon & Porto

    Audley Travel
    Preferred
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    7 days
    $ 669 / day
    $ 4,685
    From : $ 6,325
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
    Highlights
    • Listen to melancholy fado music over a traditional dinner in Lisbon.
    • Learn about Lisbon’s history on a walking tour with stops to sample local delicacies.
    • Witness the whimsical architecture in Sintra.
    • Take a panoramic tour of Porto ending with a port wine tasting.
    • Discover the wines and landscapes of the Douro Valley on a full-day excursion.
    Visits:
    Lisbon, Porto, Portugal
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    Lisbon & the Azores

    Audley Travel
    Preferred
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    7 days
    $ 472 / day
    $ 3,305
    From : $ 4,462
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
    Highlights
    • Explore the largest city in the Azores, Ponta Delgada, on a private walking tour.
    • Visit the twin lakes of Sete Cidades by bicycle and 4x4.
    • Embark on a whale- and dolphin-watching tour outside Ponta Delgada.
    • Hear traditional Portuguese fado music at a special dinner in Lisbon.
    • Discover the history of Lisbon on a private walking tour.
    • Tour the vibrant and eclectic palaces of Sintra.
    Visits:
    Lisbon, Portugal
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    Top Portugal Experiences and Attractions

    Top Portugal Experiences

    Exploring Evora, a small old town with numerous historic structures

    Cruising the Azores, an archipelago consisting of 9 volcanic islands. Whale watching is one of the popular activities

    Sipping a glass of wine in Porto, known for its port wine production

    Taking a Portugal walking tour through beautiful areas tasting local food

    Relaxing in the sunny Mediterranean climate on the beaches of Algarve

    Visiting Lisbon, Portugal’s picturesque capital

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    Portugal Trip Reviews

    1,544 Portugal Tour Reviews - Summary 92% Recommend

    4.6 out of 5
    Excellent 1,096
    Great 321
    Average 56
    Disappointing 27
    Terrible 44
    Value
    4.6
    Guide
    4.6
    Activities
    4.6
    Lodging
    4.5
    Transportation
    4.6
    Meals
    4.6

    Tour Reviews Write a Review

    Why I've been loyal to ACIS since 2014

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    I have been using ACIS since 2014, and they are wonderful. Most recently, I was supposed to travel with a group of students in 2020, but the pandemic changed our plans. ACIS was on top of it, and gave us multiple options to adapt without any money lost. We rolled into a 2021 trip, only to find that our destination country was still closed as we were nearing the departure date. Again, ACIS came through for us, rolling us into an alternate trip that was just as exciting and educational as the one when had planned for, and again, no money was lost. They have really gone above and beyond to navigate the "new normal" and keep students traveling in the safest possible way. This is why I am loyal to ACIS. No matter what stumbling blocks life throws out there, ACIS is always prepared with a fantastic backup plan!

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    Operator ACIS

    Tried and True

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    ACIS always, always, always delivers a top-quality product with top-quality service. I cannot recommend them enough for educational travel. Whether your are a new traveler or highly experienced, they will make your trip accessible, exciting, and as flawless as possible.

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    Operator ACIS

    The true test of company's ethical…

    1.0
    • Value 1.0
    • Guide 1.0
    • Activities 1.0
    • Lodging 1.0
    • Transportation 1.0
    • Meals 1.0

    The true test of company's ethical business practices comes when times are tough. Its been tough for the travel industry I realize but the business practices of ACIS are downright appalling.

    I have twin daughters both booked on different European trips for last summer. Cancelled due to COVID and extended to this summer which also cancelled.

    My one daughter decided in December 2020 to transfer her $200 trip deposit to her sisters trip. They demanded an additional $295 stating that was the minimum they could accept for the other trip. I reluctantly deposited the additional money. 2 months later I had to cancel and they kept $350 of the deposit. So crappy of them to force the deposit of additional funds then keep more than half less than 2 months later. Clearly they are hurting for money but not the way to handle it. its just a money grab.

    In addition, when the teacher cancelled the entire trip, they took 30+ days to refund the money and then sent a check made out to my daughter. What a rigmarole to get the check deposited into the rightful account. This company could easily implement refunds via ACH and wouldn't cost them a dime. Although they wouldn't get the float of the funds for which they clearly are banking on. Such a poor business practice. They demand the client provide bank info to pull trip funds but then they send checks for refunds - that's warped !

    When asked for their Presidents name and contact info - they refused - multiple times. They kept telling to email the general account and it would directed to the supervisor.
    Why would they blatantly refuse to provide such basic info - the President needs to be aware of what's going on.

    This company may lead nice trips but their business practices and customer service is sorely lacking.

    I have written a similar email to our school board leadership to share my experience which seems to be the experience of many who Ive spoken with as well. Perhaps a new travel partner should be chosen that has a better appreciation for updated cash management and customer service

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    Operator ACIS

    Our school has traveled with ACIS for over 20 years

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    Our school has traveled with ACIS for over 20 years. We continue to use them because they understand the unique idea of "Educational Travel". They help our students understand the context where history happens and the culture that these places provide. They are professional, they love working with kids and they take care of the details so we can just enjoy and learn. I wouldn't travel with anyone else.

    Eric Vande Berg
    Eastview High School
    Apple Valley, MN

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    Operator ACIS

    ACIS is miles above the rest :)

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    I have been teaching for 31 years and traveling with ACIS for 17. I did try other travel companies but none can even come close to ACIS. From start to finish, they are there to listen and support you. Preplanning is at YOUR leisure and they are prepared to customize trips and make suggestions based on what your participants want. I cannot say enough about the Tour Managers- professional, helpful, knowledgeable, kind and masters of managing. I have been to 8 countries with them and ignited travel fever in 176 participants. Some of them have returned as chaperones after graduating! ACIS treats their teachers well. They keep their programs fresh, cultural and are expanding more and more into sustainable tourism, service learning and leadership tours. I give ACIS an A+.

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    • Value 1.0
    • Guide 1.0
    • Activities 1.0
    • Lodging 1.0
    • Transportation 1.0
    • Meals 1.0

    Have been trying to get in Touch with ACIS regarding postponed travel due to COVID. The company has been unresponsive and I fear they may be ignoring anyone who hasn’t traveled yet or requesting their funds back.

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    Operator ACIS

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