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.
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
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.
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.
Sintra & Cascais, Portugal
Discover the charming and UNESCO World Heritage site of Sintra with your private guide, strolling the historic streets and soaking in the delightful character of the old city.
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.
Fado - Portugal's national music
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’.
Horse riding at Sao Lourenco do Barrocal
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.
Lisbon by private tram
Lisbon's bright yellow trams are real icons of the city, having been in use since the late 19th century. For an exclusive tour of the city, board your very own private tram and wind your way through Lisbon's vibrant neighbourhoods.
Lisbon by private yacht
Appreciate Lisbon from the sea, gaining a different view of the city’s sights while relaxing on board a private yacht. Discover the maritime history of the city that transformed Portugal into a colonial power with Lisbon at the heart of its empire.
Lisbon cooking class
Live like a local with a walk through one of Lisbon’s historic markets, followed by a hands-on cooking class with a local foodie. Ideal for couples and families alike, this is a chance to explore the city’s culinary delights.
Pastel de Nata workshop
One of Portugal's most celebrated treats, the Pastel de Nata, or custard tart, is a true local delicacy. Join a local foodie and learn how to make these delicious bites.