Activity Holidays in Portugal

Overview

Sharing the Iberian Peninsula with its neighbour Spain, what Portugal may lack in size compared to its Iberian brother, it certainly makes up for it in Mediterranean charm, enchantment and all round good vibes. From lavish city breaks to exciting activity holidays in Portugal and unique day experiences, its warm moderate climate makes Portugal a holiday destination you can add to your travel itinerary any time of year.

Visit Portugal and you’ll get a mix of everything from the golden sandy beaches and rugged coastlines of the Algarve, right through to the lovely cobblestone villages and medieval castles of Central Portugal. Add to that the excellent food and authentic, world class wine and you’ve got the makings of a truly exquisite European excursion.

Cinematic scenery, great food and captivating history really are just the start. It’d be a crime not to mention the pulsating city life, with the likes of Lisbon, the hub of culture and the ever underrated Porto. Once you’ve visited these remarkable cities, you’ll find them creeping their way onto your favourite cities list. And you’ll wonder why you never thought to visit sooner.

Our unique Portuguese experiences and activity holidays will provide your holiday itinerary with an injection of fun and put you in the heart of local communities & culture. Get off the beaten track in Portugal and you’ll soon find enriching experiences that help to create a memorable trip.

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  • Whale and Dolphin Watching & Visit to Vila Franca Islet

    3 Hours Portugal

    Visit one of the Azores most picturesque swimming locations and get up close and personal with the most spectacular wild..

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    £105 pp
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  • Surfing Experience in Ericeira

    7 Nights Portugal

    Renowned for its incredible surfing conditions, Ericeira is the ideal place for your 7 night surfing holiday in Portugal..

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    £600 pp
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  • Vegetarian Cooking Break in the Algarve

    4 nights Portugal

    Discover Mediterranean lifestyle cuisine, hands on cooking lessons, health insights and time for relaxing on riverside s..

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    £814 pp*
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  • Riverside Painting Holiday

    6 Nights Portugal

    Discover an alternative side to the gorgeous Algarve region on this unique 6 night creative art holiday; set in a stunni..

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    £828 pp
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  • Private Sunset Tour in Lagos

    3 hours Portugal

    Watch the beautiful Portoguese Sunset in the picturesque Algarve with a private guide!

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    £56 pp
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  • Madeira – Five Days in Paradise

    5 Days Portugal

    Experience a natural paradise, endless ocean views and stunning mountain landscapes while enjoying some unique gastronom..

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    £1584 pp
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  • Hiking in Gerês National Park

    4 Nights Portugal

    Surround yourself with nature and Portuguese culture on this walking holiday in Gerês National Park.

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    £766 pp
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  • Portuguese Fish Experience

    Half Day Portugal

    Get off the beaten track and immerse yourself in one of Portugal's most important industries, and meet the locals who ar..

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    £110 pp
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  • Kayaking Experience

    2hr30 Portugal

    Kayak in the most beautiful natural sceneries of the Algarve, Ponta da Piedade - a truly unforgettable experience!

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    £41 pp
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    • Whale and Dolphin Watching & Visit to Vila Franca Islet

      3 Hours The Azores

      Visit one of the Azores most picturesque swimming locations and get up close and personal with the most spectacular wild..

      Price from

      £105 pp
      Take me there
    • Surfing Experience in Ericeira

      7 Nights Lisbon

      Renowned for its incredible surfing conditions, Ericeira is the ideal place for your 7 night surfing holiday in Portugal..

      Price from

      £600 pp
      Take me there
    • Vegetarian Cooking Break in the Algarve

      4 nights Algarve

      Discover Mediterranean lifestyle cuisine, hands on cooking lessons, health insights and time for relaxing on riverside s..

      Price from

      £814 pp*
      Take me there
    • Riverside Painting Holiday

      6 Nights Algarve

      Discover an alternative side to the gorgeous Algarve region on this unique 6 night creative art holiday; set in a stunni..

      Price from

      £828 pp
      Take me there
    • Private Sunset Tour in Lagos

      3 hours Algarve

      Watch the beautiful Portoguese Sunset in the picturesque Algarve with a private guide!

      Price from

      £56 pp
      Take me there
    • Madeira – Five Days in Paradise

      5 Days Madeira

      Experience a natural paradise, endless ocean views and stunning mountain landscapes while enjoying some unique gastronom..

      Price from

      £1584 pp
      Take me there
    • Hiking in Gerês National Park

      4 Nights Portugal

      Surround yourself with nature and Portuguese culture on this walking holiday in Gerês National Park.

      Price from

      £766 pp
      Take me there
    • Portuguese Fish Experience

      Half Day Porto

      Get off the beaten track and immerse yourself in one of Portugal's most important industries, and meet the locals who ar..

      Price from

      £110 pp
      Take me there
    • Kayaking Experience

      2hr30 Algarve

      Kayak in the most beautiful natural sceneries of the Algarve, Ponta da Piedade - a truly unforgettable experience!

      Price from

      £41 pp
      Take me there

    Best Time to Visit Portugal

    Spring Summer Autumn Winter

    Expect temperatures between 15 degrees in March and 20 degrees in May.

    Visitors to Portugal start to pick up from March when the temperatures start to creep up again. April is a great time to visit for outdoor activities and watching the landscape start to change and blossom. Expect warm weather and sunny skies in spring.

    Expect temperatures between 22 degrees in June and 28 degrees in August.

    A lot of people come in July and August because that’s just when people naturally get their holidays so expect the coast to be a lot busier than the rest of the year. It’s also worth noting that temperatures in August can reach up to 40 degrees so it might not be the best time to visit big cities or do energetic outdoor activities.

    Expect temperatures between 24 degrees in September and 17 degrees in November.

    September would be the best month to visit as the temperature starts to cool but it is still nice and warm. This would be a great time to plan your visit to the coast where you’ll see less crowds too. The autumn welcomes a change in the landscape again so it’s an ideal time to get outdoors.

    Expect temperatures around 17 degrees from December to February.

    Winter can be very very mild and so planning a visit to Portugal in the winter would also work. Generally speaking, the wettest month is February so you probably want to avoid that time. Other than that Portugal is a great all year round destination

    Best Places to Visit

    Porto

    Admire Porto’s effortless charm, serene atmosphere, stunning good looks and friendly locals.

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    Lisbon

    Wander the maze of cobbled alleyways of Lisbon, a city ripe for exploration set over seven hills.

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    Lisbon

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    Algarve

    Get lost in the colours of the Algarve, from turquoise waters & rugged red cliffs to fertile farmlan

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    Algarve

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    Douro Valley

    The Douro River snakes through the valley lined with vineyards that produce the famous Port wine.

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    Douro Valley

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    Central Portugal

    A region of contrasts, from beaches of the Atlantic Ocean to the wilderness of the Estrela Mountain

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    Central Portugal

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    The Azores

    A collection of volcanic landscapes and rich forests rising dramatically from glistening blue ocean

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    The Azores

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    Madeira

    A relative unknown to many tourists, magical Madeira is actually one of the best travel destinations

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    Madeira

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