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

1 Day Tour with Private Driver to Sintra and Cascais

from

€50.00 p.p.

Let's Ride Vespas Around Lisbon!

from

€99.00 p.p.

Old Tram Ride & Visit to Monserrate Palace in Sintra!

from

€30.00 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.

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Raimund Lisbon
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Lisbon's Favourites and Hidden Gems Tour

Die wichtigsten Plätze, die bedeutendsten Bauwerke, die schönsten Ausblicke - Lucia liefert Lustiges in Skuriles, Wichtiges und Nebensächliches in einem 4-stündigen Tripp durch Lissabon. Alles war sehenswert und höchst interessant verpackt. Lucia liebt und kritisiert ihre Heimat auf höchst informative und interessante Art. Sehr empfehlenswert für alle, die mehr als nur eine Reiseführerin suchen👌🖒

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Daniel Lisbon
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Fairytale Sintra Day Trip

Fred went above and beyond to provide the best tour experience while visiting the beauty of Sintra. Fred is very knowledgeable given he is a local, and knows the logistics of where to start the tour based on traffic patterns. I learned a lot while I visited the Moorish Castle, Convento dos Capuchos, and Cabo de Roca. It was just an unbelievable experience and am very thankful Fred guided me through it. If you want the best experience while in Sintra definitely contact Fred - he's knowledgeable, kind, funny, and will show you the best Sintra has to offer!

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Gav Lisbon
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Fairytale Sintra Day Trip

Bruno was a great guide for what was an excellent day. Full of local knowledge, interesting history, brilliant recommendations for the rest of our trip and above all his encyclopaedic knowledge and passion for Portugal and Sintra were a joy

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.