Relax and express yourself on paper or canvas for a holiday with a difference. Uncover your creative side and let the beautiful Portuguese landscape inspire you on a painting holiday in Portugal. Whether you’re looking for new inspiration, trying painting for the first time, or simply looking to escape the 9 to 5, a painting holiday is a wonderful way to do exactly that. 

Our painting holidays in Portugal are about so much more than natural lush landscapes and charming villages, even if you do have them in abundance. Whether you head outdoors to paint ‘en plein air’ or prefer the cool inspiring air of the onsite artist’s studio, there’s always other like-minded travellers to share your work over a glass of wine at the end of the day. It’s a great way to indulge in your passion while truly experiencing a destination.

Unleash your creativity in Portugal

By choosing an activity holiday in Portugal, you’re getting a chance to see a side of Portugal that most tourists don’t. A painting holiday with a local artist is about finding hidden gems, off the beaten track location, listening to your host talk passionately about their home and the areas that inspire them the most.

You can relax and soak up the scenery, let go of worrying about directions or places to stay, and simply drink in the experience of exploration.

Where to experience painting holidays in Portugal

The Algarve provides painters and artists with a stunning natural backdrop, while offering a prime holiday destination – a place where you can truly relax and unwind. If it’s more than just your creative side you’re looking to develop, join our painting and walking holiday by the riverside near the town of Silves.

Wherever you head for your painting holiday in Portugal, one thing is guaranteed, you’ll create memories that last a lifetime.

Who are our Portuguese painting holiday guests?

Experienced painters, those who’ve never held a paint brush, creative souls looking for like-minded individuals, and those who are simply in search of new creative inspiration; absolutely anyone and everyone is welcome on our painting holidays in Portugal.

Our artists in Portugal are experts in their fields. Some will have their own preferred style and specialise in one medium, the others have let their creativity wander and share their knowledge across mixed media. All groups are small and intimate meaning the experience will be totally tailored to you and your needs, so that you can simply relax and be inspired.

All you need to bring is your passion, a willingness to discover new things and a love for art. Sound like you? Come and join them.

Why choose Not In The Guidebooks?

We’re passionate about helping people find the most amazing experiences on their travels, through meeting local people, exploring new places, and discovering alternative activities that make holidays special. We do this by carefully selecting partners in countries around the world who are experts in their local area, sourcing interesting people who can guide you through immersive experiences.

Choosing a Not In The Guidebooks holiday in Portugal means you don’t have to choose between a beach holiday or an activity-filled break, you can get the best of both worlds with a unique trip.