Portugal Travel Advice

Make sure you are up-to-date with the pre-departure essentials before your trip to Portugal. 

Passport & Visas

If you are a European citizen, you don’t need to obtain a visa to enter Portugal, as it is a European country included within the Schengen area. For stays shorter than three months, the citizens of the following countries are not required to have a visa: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. Please check the special requirements per nationality before planning your trip.

Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months from your arrival in Portugal, and you should carry your passport or travel document with you at all times. 

Check with your embassy or your official government website for foreign Portugal travel advice. Bear in mind that the information we provide is for guidance only, and you are advised to check the details as it is your responsibility to have all the official documents ready before traveling.

You can consult the latest travel advice from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. We recommend all travelers to check their Government National Travel Advisory prior to their departure: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA  

Travel Insurance 

You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins. It is your responsibility to have your insurance ready, but we are more than happy to provide you with guidance in the process. WorldNomads.com is one of the travel insurance providers that you can go with. You can visit our travel insurance page for more details. For now, here is some Portugal travel advice that you need to keep in mind when choosing the right plan.

  • To prevent any unwanted surprises, make sure your plan covers emergency medical situations, cancellations, and threats against your personal belongings.
  • Based on your tour and country, there may be adventure activities that your travel insurance does not include. So, look carefully at what your policy covers. 
  • Make sure you have the latest information regarding safety and health issues. You can find useful Portugal travel advice on governmental websites.
When to Go
  • The High Season

The Iberian Peninsula is blooming with life from spring to fall, and the best time to visit Portugal is in the soulful summer months. Famous for its coast, Portugal offers the best weather for beach travel in June and July. The average temperature is around 26°C along the Atlantic coast, while the inland has slightly higher temperatures with drier weather. As it is the peak season for Portugal tours, you will find the beaches packed and the historic sights of Lisbon brimming with travelers.

The summer months offer the best time to experience the youthful and dynamic spirit of Portuguese culture. Colorful dance and music shows take place all across the country, and the clear skies give way to some of the most spectacular views of the peninsula.

  • The Shoulder Season

If you wish to avoid the crowds and the high temperatures of the summer, spring and fall are always good choices to travel to Portugal. These shoulder seasons offer balmy weather, refreshing Atlantic breezes, and a peaceful time exploring the pupil-dilating sights. Temperatures stay at comfortable levels of 20°C in the best places to visit in Portugal.

The changing countryside offers unforgettable views as you travel between the top cities, scripted for the ultimate photographic experience. And, the beaches of Lagos are still alive, only more quiet due to the lack of European holiday-makers.

Passport & Visas

If you are a European citizen, you don’t need to obtain a visa to enter Portugal, as it is a European country included within the Schengen area. For stays shorter than three months, the citizens of the following countries are not required to have a visa: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. Please check the special requirements per nationality before planning your trip.

Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months from your arrival in Portugal, and you should carry your passport or travel document with you at all times. 

Check with your embassy or your official government website for foreign Portugal travel advice. Bear in mind that the information we provide is for guidance only, and you are advised to check the details as it is your responsibility to have all the official documents ready before traveling.

You can consult the latest travel advice from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. We recommend all travelers to check their Government National Travel Advisory prior to their departure: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA  

Travel Insurance 

You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins. It is your responsibility to have your insurance ready, but we are more than happy to provide you with guidance in the process. WorldNomads.com is one of the travel insurance providers that you can go with. You can visit our travel insurance page for more details. For now, here is some Portugal travel advice that you need to keep in mind when choosing the right plan.

  • To prevent any unwanted surprises, make sure your plan covers emergency medical situations, cancellations, and threats against your personal belongings.
  • Based on your tour and country, there may be adventure activities that your travel insurance does not include. So, look carefully at what your policy covers. 
  • Make sure you have the latest information regarding safety and health issues. You can find useful Portugal travel advice on governmental websites.
When to Go
  • The High Season

The Iberian Peninsula is blooming with life from spring to fall, and the best time to visit Portugal is in the soulful summer months. Famous for its coast, Portugal offers the best weather for beach travel in June and July. The average temperature is around 26°C along the Atlantic coast, while the inland has slightly higher temperatures with drier weather. As it is the peak season for Portugal tours, you will find the beaches packed and the historic sights of Lisbon brimming with travelers.

The summer months offer the best time to experience the youthful and dynamic spirit of Portuguese culture. Colorful dance and music shows take place all across the country, and the clear skies give way to some of the most spectacular views of the peninsula.

  • The Shoulder Season

If you wish to avoid the crowds and the high temperatures of the summer, spring and fall are always good choices to travel to Portugal. These shoulder seasons offer balmy weather, refreshing Atlantic breezes, and a peaceful time exploring the pupil-dilating sights. Temperatures stay at comfortable levels of 20°C in the best places to visit in Portugal.

The changing countryside offers unforgettable views as you travel between the top cities, scripted for the ultimate photographic experience. And, the beaches of Lagos are still alive, only more quiet due to the lack of European holiday-makers.

Useful Tips for Portugal Tours

Portugal travel advice

Money Matters

The currency in Portugal is the Euro (EUR). We recommend that you wait until you go to the city center to change your money. Exchange rates are usually more favorable in the city.

ATMs are available and credit cards are widely accepted, except in some small shops and remote locations.

We recommend carrying small amounts of cash with you at all times.

Portugal travel advice

The Food Scene

Portuguese cuisine is heavily Mediterranean-based, with seafood, fresh herbs and vegetables, and plenty of spices from former Portuguese colonies.

Bread and wine are the staples of dinners in Portugal, and olive oil is an essential ingredient that makes it into every meal.

Try croquettes and pregos, some of the most popular snacks and side dishes. Also a must-try delight is the iconic port wine, taking roots in the luminous Porto.

Solo Travels

Are you traveling alone? You can stay in a single room if your accommodation in Portugal has the single supplement option.

You can also choose to be roomed with a solo traveler of the same gender.

Feel free to contact your tour leader if you require assistance.

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