Things to Do in Portugal

There are boundless things to do in Portugal and the activities can be based around the country’s love for exquisite food and wine, long stretches of coastline and gorgeous beaches, or interesting culture and traditions.

Things to do

Whether you’re interested in exploring centuries old medieval hilltop towns, getting hands-on and making your own pastel de nada (custard tart), stomping some grapes in a family-owned vineyard, or just lazing the days away on a sun drenched coast while the children participate in the exclusive Scott Dunn Explorers Club, we have many wonderful experiences we can suggest. If it’s a romantic trip for two or a family adventure you’re after, let our experts suggest unforgettable experiences to enrich your holiday.

A gastronomic tour of Lisbon

A gastronomic tour of Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal

Discover Lisbon through its flavours with a walk through the city, sampling the gastronomic highlights from Ginginha to Pastel de Nata. Strolling the streets, you’ll experience the lively soul of the city with its cafe culture and vibrant heart.

Couples Culture
Ancient Obidos

Ancient Obidos

Obidos, Portugal

The rolling hills north of Lisbon are home to the medieval town of Obidos, a treasure trove of art and architecture, and a half-day tour with your private guide brings this exquisite wealth to life.

Culture Off the beaten track
Day in the Harvest, Quinta Nova

Day in the Harvest, Quinta Nova

Douro Valley, Portugal

Experience traditional wine tasting with the unique opportunity to learn about the methods behind harvesting wine. Enjoy tastings and learn about the winemaking process as you go.

Couples Culture
Discover Sintra - Visit Quinta da Regaleira and After-hours Tour of Pena Palace

Discover Sintra - Visit Quinta da Regaleira and After-hours Tour of Pena Palace

Lisbon and Alentejo, Portugal

Discover the World Heritage Site of Sintra on this exciting and informative tour, where hundreds of years of history and culture await you.

Culture
Discover Sintra and Cascais

Discover Sintra and Cascais

Sintra & Cascais, Portugal

Discover the charming Estoril Coast and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Sintra with your private guide, strolling the historic streets and soaking in the delightful character of the old city.

Culture
Douro Valley by helicopter

Douro Valley by helicopter

Douro Valley, Portugal

A breathtaking way of seeing the Douro Valley - experience a private helicopter tour to one of the region's most renowned Port houses where you can enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch and sample wines of the Douro Superior region.

Adventure Couples Culture
Exclusive Access to Jeronimos Monastery

Exclusive Access to Jeronimos Monastery

Lisbon and Alentejo, Portugal

The Jeronimos Monastery is one of the most decorative churches in Portugal, a highly ornate monastery that is situated in the Belem district of Lisbon.

Culture
Fado - Portugal's national music

Fado - Portugal's national music

Lisbon, Portugal

The national song style of Portugal, Fado, can be found in many restaurants across Lisbon. This moving song is part of UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list, and you can enjoy some of the best at ‘O Faia’.

Couples Culture
Horse riding at Sao Lourenco do Barrocal

Horse riding at Sao Lourenco do Barrocal

Alentejo, Portugal

Explore the scenic Sao Lourenco do Barrocal estate on horseback, with a private guide leading you through the beautiful landscapes. Discover nearby villages such as Monsaraz, ancient monuments, and picturesque vineyards as you ride.

Adventure Riding
Into Vino Wine Experiences

Into Vino Wine Experiences

Douro Valley, Portugal

Spend an afternoon tasting local fine wines and discover the art behind traditional wine production with a selection of guided tours.

Adventure Couples
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