Back to top

Build your own Portugal trip

Good things happen when we travel

Rural landscape with jagged rocks

Portugal experiences tailored to you

  • Personalised travel advice

  • In-destination support

  • ABTOT & ATOL financial protection

Feel the ruggedness of the Portuguese landscape, listen to traditional fado music and taste classic piri-piri flavours, all washed down with a glass of tasty port. With fine sandy beaches and a refined culture in historical cities, such as Lisbon and Porto, a holiday in Portugal really has something for everyone. Whether you’re camping in Alentejo, drinking wine in the Douro Valley, island hopping in the Azores or whale watching off the coast of Madeira, you’ll be swept up by Portugal’s charm.

Woman standing against painted wall

Bite-sized trips, itineraries or tailor-made trips

Using our unique bite-sized trips, we have created a selection of inspiring itineraries to get you up close to the real Portugal. Our bite-sized trips include accommodation with a local flavour, interesting and exciting experiences and typically range from 2-5 days in length. You can choose from our flexible bite-sized trips and create your own bespoke trip or let us do the work with one of our ready-made itineraries

Our travel specialists are destination experts and can advise you on the best routes and places to stay. Get in touch with our team to start planning your dream holiday to Portugal.

A peek at our Portugal experiences

Let us share our favourite places in Portugal with you! Build your own holiday from our bite-sized trips or let us do the work and pick from our ready-made itineraries.

man with city and river in background
Bite-sized trip

Port, Porto… Portugal!

  • Porto
  • 3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
  • From £118 per person (excluding flights)
View bite-sized trip
Decorative torn edge
man woman city behind

A Taste of Portugal

  • Porto - Douro Valley - Coimbra - Sintra/Mafra - Lisbon
  • 10 days / 9 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 998.- per person (excluding flights)
View itinerary
Decorative torn edge
two people jumping mountains in background

Memories of Madeira

  • Funchal - North Coast - South Coast - Funchal
  • 10 days / 9 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 815.- per person (excluding flights)
View itinerary
Decorative torn edge
Pico, Azores
Bite-sized trip

Pico: volcanoes and wine

  • Pico
  • 3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 195.- per person (excluding flights)
View bite-sized trip
Decorative torn edge
Person surfing riding wave yellow cliffs background
Bite-sized trip

Surf spots of Madeira

  • Porto da Cruz
  • 4 days / 3 nights (flexible)
  • From £165 per person (excluding flights)
View bite-sized trip
Decorative torn edge
man and woman with crates of yellow fruit

Portugal: From North to South

  • Porto - Douro Valley - Coimbra - Nazare - Lisbon - Sesimbra - Algarve West - Faro
  • 15 days / 14 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 1,995.- per person (excluding flights)
View itinerary
Decorative torn edge

Speak to our Portugal specialist, Emma

“I loved the welcoming hospitality that you get everywhere in Portugal. Everyone is just so friendly, the food is absolutely delicious and the beaches around Tavira are some of the best I’ve ever seen!”

Travel Specialist Emma by the sea
Decorative torn edge
Kids walking down street boy with surfboard

Portugal Family Holidays

Planning a family holiday to Portugal? We can help make it an unforgettable trip. Portugal has so much to offer families with children of all ages, combined with short direct flights from the UK, family-friendly activities and accommodation and a welcoming spirit it’s sure to be a hit!

Our trips are designed with families in mind, packed with unique experiences that’ll keep them, and you, entertained. Contact our travel specialists about our family-friendly Portugal trips and start planning your memorable adventure.

Why book with Rickshaw Travel

  • Peace of mind

  • Knowledgeable travel specialists

  • Responsible travel

Peace of mind

Book with confidence, knowing that our holidays are ABTOT protected. And for added peace of mind, we can arrange your ATOL protected flights too. Booking everything under one roof means we can take care of any flight changes and tweak your itinerary, so you don’t need to worry.

Knowledgeable travel specialists

Our knowledgeable travel specialists will help you piece together your independent and stress-free Portugal holiday. They’ll take the hassle away by personalising a unique itinerary that ticks all of your boxes. You’ll even have 24/7 support from our local partners while you’re away.

Responsible travel

Our holidays are designed to make good things happen, for you and the places you visit. We believe that tourism can be a force for good, so we strive to preserve and support local communities and wildlife wherever we go. For us, a Portugal holiday is all about getting back to nature and experiencing local hospitality. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere by camping by the riverside in Alentejo, spot whales off the coast of Madeira, sleep amongst the vineyards in Douro Valley or make new friends by staying at a local guesthouse in Mafra.

People standing against painted wall

Rickshaw brings you closer

Nothing beats hitting some of the highlights when you visit a new destination and Portugal certainly has lots of famous spots to include in your itinerary. But we love to also go to places that you may not have heard of or activities which you wouldn’t think to do too. Cycle through cork trees, kayak by starlight, sample local delicacies and immerse yourself in the unique culture with Rickshaw Travel.

Our travel specialists are passionate about helping you plan a memorable and meaningful trip to Portugal. They can share their own experiences and top tips to ensure you have a holiday that is perfect for you. If you are looking for helpful tips to get started check out our inspiration page.

Living room
Two people surfing - rising a wave together

Travel with impact

We want to make sure you immerse yourself in the real Portugal when you travel with us. You’ll stay in small-scale hotels and guesthouses so that the money you spend flows directly back to the local people and you experience Portugal up close. We maintain fair prices so that our guides, hotel owners, and drivers can earn a fair wage. Our goal? That you make a journey filled with wonderful memories. We ensure that this journey is as sustainable, meaningful, and responsible as possible.

Practical information about Portugal

You are excited about going on holiday, but what about the practical things to consider? We have put together advice that will help you along the way from information on visas, passports and money matters to the best time to travel to Portugal.

Woman sat with mountains and clouds in background

Other destinations in Europe

Visit other countries in Europe with Rickshaw Travel, we travel to: Italy, Greece, Lapland and Iceland.