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Portugal Trails

We are a local tour operator, specialized in organizing Customized Self-Guided Tours in Portugal and Spain. Since 2009 we have been providing a unique and comprehensive set of end-to-end services with exclusive materials designed to enhance the travel experience of all those who wish to visit these countries in an independent, enriching, safe and comfortable way.

Our savvy team has expert travel consultants who will design an itinerary, select the hotels and suggest activities based on the client’s interests and budget. We will then produce a Personalized Roadbook, with tips, suggestions and directions, and pre-program the GPS according to the client’s itinerary on a day-to-day basis. These materials are supplemented with an exclusive Guidebook of Portugal, written and produced with our inside knowledge, or a Guidebook of Spain. When on location, should clients need any assistance, support or additional information, they can contact our travel consultants via a helpline number, available every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m..

We offer three transport options: Car Rental (Self-Drive), Private Driver, or Train and Transfers. Whichever the option, the client will be greeted on arrival at the airport and transferred to the first hotel. All bookings and confirmations will be made by us. Clients are presented with a turnkey package solution with a single price, leaving them free to really enjoy their holiday.

We have reached a sales revenue of 6 million euros in 2018, which translates into more than 2000 clients that have been happy to discover Portugal and Spain with the assistance of our team, growing to almost 40 people. Numbers that will continue to rise in the next years as per our prospects. Come along and discover Portugal and Spain with us!

Portugal Trails is part of the following groups: Portugal Travel Agents, the Azores Travel Agents

Featured trips & expertise

Lisbon, Portugal
Best of Lisbon and Porto: Lisbon, Porto, Cascais, and Sintra - 8 Days

You don't have to travel far to see, taste, and experience the best of Portugal. Start your adventure in Lisbon, to explore the city's, art, cuisine, and hills. From Lisbon, you'll head to Porto, to taste its famous wines and then have your choice of where to explore along the coast, before heading to Sintra and Cascais, before you make your way back to Lisbon.

Lisbon, Portugal
Romantic Portugal: Lisbon, Porto, Évora, Douro Valley, Algarve - 14 Days

Experience the beauty, depth, and romanticism of Portugal, in this 14-day road trip that will show you the variety of the Portuguese landscape, from the city to villages and beaches.  You'll experience the art and culture of Lisbon, see the fairytale village of Sintra, sip wine in Porto, and explore the wonders of Évora.

Ponta do Poiso waterfall on the north coast of the Madeira, Portugal
14 Days in Portugal - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Two weeks in Portugal gives you ample time to enjoy the highlights at a relaxed pace. Spend time in both Lisbon and Porto — complete with private guided tours and gorgeous day trips — while also adding time further afield, on the beaches of the Algarve or on an island like São Miguel in the Azores. Take a road trip, explore the Douro Valley, or tour the broader Iberian Peninsula by combining Portugal with neighboring Spain in one vacation. Read on for more unique itineraries.

Vibrant houses in Porto
10 Days in Portugal - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Spend ten days exploring all Portugal has to offer with these unique itineraries. If it’s your first time in the country, visit Lisbon, Porto, and the Western Algarve’s beaches. You can take a more relaxed approach to the country’s highlights or choose to add in a number of charming towns and sights as you work your way down the coast. Or, choose one specific area—like the Douro Valley—to see the country through the lens of regional culture, food, and wine.

Foz, Porto's Old Town
How Many Days Should You Spend in Portugal?

Portugal’s compact size means you can pack a lot into a short trip—a few days allows for exploration of Lisbon and Porto, along with a few excursions beyond city limits. With a week, enjoy a more comprehensive route, detouring to the coast and countryside. Those with two weeks can plan a full north-to-south trip, and maybe even tack on a visit to Portugal's lesser-explored islands or neighboring Spain.

Portugal in April: Travel Tips, Weather, and More
Portugal in April: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

Spring has finally sprung, the countryside is blooming, there’s lots of sunshine between the showers, and Easter is on the way, making April one of most enticing Months to visit Portugal. Avoid the school holidays and you can still bag a good deal (and beat the crowds).