Travel options in Portugal

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Travel in Portugal

Visiting new places is always a very exciting experience. Meeting new people, trying varied cuisines, soaking up different cultures – all these make for a highly rewarding time. Throw Portugal into the equation and you are guaranteed a holiday that is all at once dreamy, entertaining, enriching and fun. But do not take our word for it; you must embark on the journey and see for yourself how breathtaking the Portuguese landscape is, how pristine its beaches are, how intricate its architecture is and how mouthwatering the food is.

Portugal has a lot in store for the tourist in you. As such, you must be ready to get around the country not just to explore but to grab the opportunity to savor its many wonders. Fortunately, getting around in Portugal is generally hassle-free, since this European destination is not a very big country and because it offers a lot of transportation options.

Top experiences to get around Portugal

Let's Ride Vespas Around Lisbon!

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€79.00 p.p.

Sintra Tram Ride & Monserrate Palace

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€55.00 p.p.

90 Minutes Kickstart Tour of Lisbon

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

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€7.50 p.p.

How to Get Around in Portugal

If you wish to drink up the surroundings, then going by foot or bicycle should be your main travel option. The country has lush and scenic landscapes that can only be fully enjoyed the old-fashioned way. Whether you rent a car or take public transportation, you will still be walking as some places can only be reached on foot.

Renting a car is one of the ways by which you can go exploring Portugal’s marvels. However, you must be prepared to drive defensively. Portuguese drivers like to tail, overtake and turn out of side streets without warning. You must also know that Portugal roads are not maintained properly – some are narrow, winding, and poorly lit at night – so road safety can be a concern, especially if you come from country that has left-hand drive vehicles.

Alternatively, you can take taxi services to get around Portugal. However, be wary of rip-offs by settling with the driver how much the trip would cost you before getting in the car.

You can also make use of the following public transportation options:

  • Metro/subway station. The Lisbon metro operates in four lines and connects the rail and ferry services, while the metro in Porto operates two lines.
  • Trams. Called Eléctrico by the Portuguese, trams operate within the country’s major cities, allowing for sightseeing as you head for your intended destination.
  • Trains. You can go around Portugal by rail as well, as there is a network of regional, inter-regional and suburban trains that connect Portugal’s main cities.
  • Bus. You can also travel by bus, as coaches from different operators abound the country.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

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Sanne Lisbon
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90 Minutes Kickstart Tour of Lisbon

The five of us would totally 10/10 recommend Mario as your tourguide. He showed us the heart of Lisboa and told about its history enthousiastically. He even inspired us to visit numouros things on our last day that we loved! There is a lot of walking involed, but its a great tour to do atleast once during your stay.

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Magda Lisbon
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Lisbon's Favorites & Hidden Gems Tour

Bruno was a great guide! This was our first time in Lisbon and Bruno provided an amazing tour introducing us to Lisbon’s incredible history. Showing us some wonderful hidden gems that you would not find on a map. His knowledge on Portugal’s history as well as current events made the tour educational and enlightening.

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Bruno Lisbon
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Fairytale Sintra Day Trip

Unforntunaly Fred never show up.
We wait for more than 1h.
So not so a good experience with that guy.

Going VIP in Portugal

If you want to travel Portugal in style, you can do so through a cruise ship that begins at the Douro River. Be enthralled by the sights: terraced vineyards, intricately designed castles, charming town squares and historic structures like mansions and churches. From here you can proceed touring Lisbon and other prominent Portugal cities.

Similarly, there are companies that offer VIP chauffer services so you can get around Portugal using first class transportation. Go sightseeing, shopping and traveling without the hassle of taking public transportation and relax while your friendly chauffer takes you to various Portuguese landmarks you would surely enjoy.