Portugal holidays offer a colourful mismatch of sun-soaked cities from the backstreets of Lisbon’s Alfama neighbourhood, surf lessons in the whitewashed Algarve villages and riverside vistas in Porto. This charismatic country is one of Europe’s most underrated destinations and boasts rustic sites + fewer tourists.
Your first stop is sunny Lisbon with its strong coffee and the romantically crumbling backstreets. Head to the Alfama District for its distinct charm, maze of alleyways and flea markets. In the evenings, discover one of the city’s hundreds of tiny Fado bars for a taste of local life, incredible live performances and too many drinks. Once you’ve had your fill of urban goodness, head out to the stunning coastline where we can organise surf camps along the Algarve Coast, transport passes + guided tours. The Travel Project can also customise multi-country tours that combine charming Portugal with spicy Morocco and Spain for the true overland experience.