Portugal Travel Guide
Whether you go off the beaten track and spend time on the stunning Atlantic beaches, quiet villages and nature reserves or hit the water parks and resorts of the centre, there's something for everyone in Portugal.
Type F (C & E also fit)
Avg 2 hrs 50 mins
Portugal is located on the Iberian Peninsula, in South Western Europe. Check out our handy map of Portugal below to get a better feel for the country.
Culture and etiquette
The majority of Portugal is Roman Catholic, but other religions are practised.
Do you need tip in Portugal?Tipping is discretionary. A service charge is not usually added to bills but double check first, especially if you are in the tourist areas. If it's not been added, it's custom to give 10% of your bill.
Smoking is allowed in some restaurants and bars - most places have designated smoking areas.
Portuguese is the main language across the mainland and islands. English is widely spoken in tourist areas but we think it's a good idea to learn a few key phrases and words to help immerse yourself in the culture and authentically enjoy all the things to do.
Hello | Olá
How are you/greeting | Como você está?
What's your name? | Qual o seu nome?
My name is | Meu nome é
Numbers 1-5 | um, dois, três, quatro, cinco
Thank you | Obrigado / Obrigada
Goodbye | Tchau
Jabs, visas and other advice
For up-to-date advice on jabs, visas and other foreign advice, we recommend following the government's website
For all emergency services call 112.
Portugal Airport Transfers
Pre-book your Portugal Airport transfers to popular destinations such as Lisbon, Faro, Porto and Madeira with prices starting from under £10.00 with FREE cancellations up to 3 days before your travel.
Portugal Car Hire
Pre-book your Portugal car hire, with prices starting from just £8.99 per day with FREE cancellations*
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