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

€100.00 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.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

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Evelina Marco
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Marco&Friends Jeep Tour around Lisbon and Belem

We had an absolute blast spending time with Marco! He's knowledgeable, funny and very accommodating! We will be recommending him to everyone who we know goes to Portugal. We got to see more in 1 day than we would have in at least 3. I feel extremely lucky to have found this site and and coming across this tour offer. Thank you so much to Marco for making our trip so memorable and fun!

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Judith Marco & Ricardo
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Let's Ride Vespas Around Lisbon!

Lisbon on a Vespa was terrific fun. We had never ridden Vespas before so after a brief introduction we were off! We saw loads; from the tiny streets in Alfama to the tops of the hills to take in the amazing views and finishing at LX factory where we enjoyed a well earned beer on the rooftop bar. Lisbon is such a cool city and riding Vespas is the coolest way to see it. Fantastic fun. Thankyou "With Locals" will certainly come to you for more activities on my next city break.

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Khaled Lisbon
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Lisbon's Favourites and Hidden Gems Tour

I would highly recommend this tour to anyone coming to Lisbon for the first time. The tour was an excellent way to see the city and get our bearings. Isabel was excellent, knowledgeable, so welcoming and friendly throughout the tour. Half way through the tour we stopped off and had coffee and typical & delicious Portuguese pastry which was included in the price. Her knowledge about the city was second to none. Highly recommended and thoroughly enjoyed this 3 hour tour.

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.