Portugal Group Travel Dates




Sat, August 10, 2024 – Sun, August 18, 2024



Sat, August 31, 2024 – Sun, September 8, 2024


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Sat, May 24, 2025 – Sun, June 1, 2025



Sat, June 28, 2025 – Sun, July 6, 2025



Sat, August 2, 2025 – Sun, August 10, 2025



Sat, August 30, 2025 – Sun, September 7, 2025




Where We Go

Portugal 9 day map



Douro Valley



Places Visited

  • Lisbon
  • Porto
  • Douro Valley
  • Lagos
  • Faro


  • Tasting wines from a couple wineries in the beautiful Douro Valley region
  • Sampling all the delicious Portuguese food on a food tour in Porto
  • Learning about the history of Lisbon while wandering its streets in a walking tour
  • Experiencing traditional Fado music in Lisbon
  • Exploring the cliffside sandy coves and beaches of the Algarve
  • Free time to explore Porto, Lisbon and Lagos

Trip Inclusions

Trip Rankings

Physical Intensity
Medium Low
Free Time
Culture / History
Medium Low
Food / Cuisine

Flight Information

Airfare is not included in the price of our Portugal group trip. When purchasing airfare please do so as follows:

  • Arrival: Fly into Porto (airport code: OPO) at anytime on the first day though we recommend landing by 4pm
  • Departure: Fly from Faro (airport code: FAO) at anytime on the last day.

Is This Portugal Trip Right for You?

  • You will be doing a lot of walking on this trip oftentimes on uneven surfaces like cobblestones and up/down hills.
  • Peak tourism in Portugal occurs in July and August where the crowds can be large and, in addition, temperatures are at peak during that time of the year.

Frequently Asked Questions

The group leader on this Portugal group trip will be one of our European based group leaders. His/her job is to ensure the safety and well being of everyone on the trip and, of course, to show everyone the most amazing time ever! While he/she will have a basic knowledge of the history, culture and customs of Portugal he/she may not be an expert in the matter.

A passport is required for this Portugal group travel trip. Your passport must have at least 6 months validity (from the time you leave Portugal) for entry. If you hold a U.S. passport you will not need a visa for entry to Portugal as long as you are not staying more than 90 days (during a 180 day period starting from the day of first entry). Please note that Portugal is a member of the Schengen area and, therefore, the 90/180 rule applies if you’ve visited other Schengen countries, too.

You will be staying in 3 star hotels for the duration of this Portugal group trip. All the hotels are clean, safe, and in central locations. In Porto you will stay in/next to the Baixa neighborhood, in Lisbon you still stay in the Baixa neighborhood, in Lagos you will stay by the Marina and in Faro you will stay in/near the center of town. Please note that European hotel rooms are often smaller than ones in the U.S. (with equivalent star ratings).

In order to budget properly please consider the following items which are not included in this Portugal group travel trip:

  • Meals: You are responsible for 5 lunches and 5 dinners. Budget around 250€ for meals not included.
  • Tipping
    • Local drivers, guides and restaurant staff: Tipping is not compulsory but can make a big difference to individuals in the local hospitality industry in Portugal. Therefore, we recommend budgeting around 75€ for these services.
    • Group leader: Tipping your group leader is completely discretionary. For outstanding service you may consider tipping your group leader ~$10/day.
  • Transportation: Airport transfers are not included. If you plan on taking the metro please budget 3€ each way. If you plan on taking a taxi please budget about 25€ each way.
  • Travel insurance: Travel insurance covering our minimum requirements ($100k+ in medical coverage including emergency evacuation) is compulsory for all participants. Budget anywhere from $50 to $130 for travel insurance (from a 3rd party) depending on your specific coverage inclusions.

The single room supplement on this Portugal group trip is $699. You will be able to select your preference for a single room supplement when filling out the application. If you are applying for this trip within 3 months of the departure please contact us for single room availability before applying.

Upon arrival in Porto you will take a taxi/metro directly to the hotel where your group leader will be waiting for you! After getting checked-in you will have free time until around 6pm upon which you will meet the group in the hotel lobby. Then you will walk to a nearby spot for drinks/dinner as you begin to get to know one another. While you will not physically meet your group mates until the evening of the first day you will be in contact with everyone well ahead of time in the group WhatsApp chat and, in addition, we will provide you with everyone’s traveler bios so you’ll already know each other a little before physically meeting!

On day 5 (Lisbon) and day 7 (in Lagos) you will have the opportunity to tailor the trip to your style by selecting an optional excursion. You will be able to select the optional excursion during the application process and, after, you’ll be sent an invoice to pay.


Day 5 (Lisbon):

  • Sintra and Pena Palace: 120€
  • Market Cooking Class: 110€


Day 7 (Lagos):

  • Benagil Caves Boat Tour: 45€
  • Kayaking: 40€
  • Surf Lesson: 80€

You can read more about the optional excursions here.

We recommend bringing a combination of cash and credit/ATM card (assuming your credit card does not have foreign transaction fees) for this Portugal group travel tour. You will be able to use a credit card (Visa or Mastercard) at many shops and restaurants in Portugal but it’s good to have a cash reserve as a backup in case the card machine is not working or if a restaurant is cash only. ATMs are readily available but withdrawal limits and transaction fees could occur.

You may bring any size luggage that you wish. Please note that you will need to carry your bag onto and off of the train.

Yes, you will have WiFi access at all the hotels and most restaurants.

In Lisbon and Porto you will have plenty of nightlife options: wine and cocktail bars, lounges, dives, and clubs. Lagos and Faro (in the Algarve) are smaller beach oriented towns and, as such, the vibe there is more laid back with the majority of the nightlife being bars. The decision to go out at night or not is completely up to you!

Upon arrival in Porto you will either take the metro or a taxi to the hotel. The metro is most cost effective as it’s only 2.45€; we will provide you with detailed instructions (via your trip documents) on how to take the metro. Alternatively, you can easily take a taxi as there are always taxis queued at the airport. Further, you could also share a taxi with other participants on your trip by coordinating through the group WhatsApp chat.

Portugal Group Travel Itinerary

  • Your epic Portugal group travel tour starts today in Porto! This beautiful coastal city, home to the famous port wine and beautiful century old cobblestone streets, will be our home base for the next three nights. Oh, and it’s the cutest city ever! Today you’ll have free time to explore Porto as nothing is officially planned until this evening.


  • Tonight we’ll kick things off with our first group dinner. Prepare yourself for Portuguese food and the chance to get to know your trip mates.


Daily Inclusions:

  • Lodging: 3* hotel in Porto (double occupancy)
  • Meals: Dinner
  • Today we’ll take a day trip to Portugal’s Douro Valley region, an area known for having some of the best vineyards the country has to offer. We’ll stop by a couple wineries for delicious wine and port tastings (remember that wine from Porto?) and, to top it all off, we’ll take a relaxing river cruise through the valley along the Douro river with truly awe inspiring views. Not bad for our first second in Portugal, huh?


  • Tonight we’ll meet back up and enjoy a delicious dinner together in town!


Daily Inclusions:

  • Lodging: 3* hotel in Porto (double occupancy)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Activities: Winery visits with tasting and river cruise (shared)
  • Transportation: Private transfer to/from Douro Valley
  • What’s the best way to get to know Porto? If you answered ‘through the stomach’ then you’re correct as we kick things off with a food tour! You’ll get to sleep in a bit before we meet in the late morning for a walking food tour around Porto! We’ll sample all the delicious Portuguese food there is by sharing petiscos (Portuguese tapas) and other traditional dishes. Don’t worry – sweets will certainly be involved.


  • After the food tour you are free to explore Porto as you wish! You could explore historical Porto by visiting sites such as the Lello library (the inspiration for Harry Potter’s library in Hogwarts), the stock exchange palace, or even climb 225 steps to the top of the Clérigos Tower for some unreal city views. Or you could continue with the food theme (there are so many hole-in-the-wall eateries and wine bars, after all).


  • Tonight is our last in Porto so we’ll be sure to live it up with (more) delicious Portuguese food followed by cocktails after for those that wish!

Daily Inclusions:

  • Lodging: 3* hotel in Porto (double occupancy)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Activities: Private food tour
  • This morning we say goodbye to Porto as we take the train to the capital city, Lisbon. Lisbon, the oldest city in Western Europe, is truly magical! Upon arrival in Lisbon we’ll check into our hotel then walk over to the famous Time Out Market for lunch! The market has so many different food stalls with endless options – it’s certainly the best way to start your stay in Lisbon.


  • After lunch (and exploring the market) we’ll meet up for a fun walking tour through some of Lisbon’s most historic neighborhoods! Historic buildings, cityscape viewpoints, and castles – what’s not to love about this city?


  • Tonight we’ll meet up for dinner together in town and then, for those that wish, take in Lisbon’s lively nightlife!


Daily Inclusions:

  • Lodging: 3* hotel in Lisbon (double occupancy)
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Private transportation from Porto hotel to train station, train from Porto to Lisbon, private transportation from train station to hotel in Lisbon
  • Activities: Private walking tour
  • Today is yours to spend as you wish in Lisbon! You can go sight-seeing around the city, shop for souvenirs, go on a quest to find the best Pasteis de Nata – a deliciously soft and sweet custard tart from Portugal – or opt into an optional excursion. The day is entirely up to you!


  • Tonight we’ll meet up for a farewell dinner but it’s not just any farewell dinner – it’s dinner accompanied by traditional Fado music! Fado, meaning fate, dates back to the 19th century and is more than just music – it’s an emotional and immersive experience. Talk about an amazing last dinner in Lisbon!


Daily Inclusions:

  • Lodging: 3* hotel in Lisbon (double occupancy)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Activities: Fado experience (shared)


Optional Excursions:

  • Sintra and Pena Palace: 120€
  • Market Cooking Class: 110€


You can read more about the optional excursions here

  • Today we leave the bustling, capital city of Lisbon and head to the relaxing, cliffside area in Portugal’s south: the Algarve. Upon arrival into Lagos we’ll grab some lunch and, after, you’ll have the rest of the afternoon to explore the town or head to a local beach!


  • Tonight we’ll hit up a local restaurant with delicious seafood. Lagos is a super cute seaside town and, as you probably imagined, the seafood is always super fresh! But no worries non-seafood eaters – there are plenty of options for you too!


Daily Inclusions:

  • Lodging: 3* hotel in Lagos (double occupancy)
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Private transfer from Lisbon to Lagos
  • You’re on vacation in paradise so there’s simply no better way to spend the first half of the day than by relaxing on the beach. This morning we’ll head to a local cliffside beach to take in the sun and just relax!


  • The afternoon is yours to spend as you wish! You could beach hop and head to a different, wander the streets of Lagos or opt into an optional excursion such as kayaking, boating or visiting the famous Benagil cave! The decision is yours!


  • Tonight we’ll meet back up and share our stories from the day!


Daily Inclusions:

  • Lodging: 3* hotel in Lagos (double occupancy)
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Transfer to/from the beach from/to the hotel


Optional Excursions:

  • Kayaking caves tour: 40€
  • Speedboat caves tour: 45€
  • Surfing school: 80€


You can read more about the optional excursions here

  • Today we’re off to our final destination on this Portugal group trip: Faro. Faro, the capital of the Algarve region, dates back to the 13th century complete with an old town and cobbled streets. You’ll have time to explore this beautiful town or, alternately, you could beach it up again if that’s more up your alley.


  • Tonight is our last night together so we’ll definitely finish in style: delicious Portuguese food followed by a night out for those that would like!


Daily Inclusions:

  • Lodging: 3* hotel in Faro (double occupancy)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Transportation: Private transportation from hotel in Lagos to hotel in Faro
  • Today, sadly, is our last on our Portugal group travel tour for young professionals. While you will be going home today the experience on the trip and friendships made will last a lifetime! You’re free to depart from Faro at any time today.


Daily Inclusions:

  • Meals: Breakfast
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