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Tailor-made Portugal holidays

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Experience the real Portugal on a tailored tour

  • Immersive local experiences

  • Small-scale accommodation

  • 24/7 in-destination support

Discover Portugal’s rugged landscapes, refined cities and glorious Atlantic beaches. Listen to atmospheric fado music as you enjoy fine local food and wine, and soak in the history and charm of this beautiful nation. Our travel specialists are here to share their first-hand Portugal knowledge, and to create a holiday you won’t soon forget.

Camp under the stars in Alentejo, cook local specialties in Alvados, spot whales in the Azores or hike the cliffs of Madeira. We’ve curated a range of experiences that show you the very best of Portugal.

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Pick your itinerary or build your own

All of our Portugal holidays are tailor-made and fully flexible, but to give you some inspiration we’ve created a range of original itineraries, alongside our unique bite-sized trips which allow you to build your own ideal itinerary.

To get started, pick your favourites and send them our way, or simply get in touch for a little expert help.

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A peek at our Portugal experiences

Here are a few of our favourite itineraries and bite-sized trips to get things going.

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Bite-sized trip

Port, Porto… Portugal!

  • Porto
  • 3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 175.- per person
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A Taste of Portugal

  • Porto - Douro Valley - Coimbra - Sintra/Mafra - Lisbon
  • 10 days / 9 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 725.- per person (excluding flights)
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Memories of Madeira

  • Funchal - North Coast - South Coast - Funchal
  • 10 days / 9 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 620.- per person (excluding flights)
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Bite-sized trip

Surf spots of Madeira

  • Porto da Cruz
  • 4 days / 3 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 195.- per person
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Portugal: From North to South

  • Porto - Douro Valley - Coimbra - Nazare - Lisbon - Sesimbra - Algarve West - Faro
  • 15 days / 14 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 1,395.- per person (excluding flights)
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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!”

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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

✔ Original holiday experiences

From the villages of Serra da Lousã to the volcanic trails of the Azores, our local connections mean that your holiday is anything but ordinary. Small-scale accommodation, unique regional experiences, and the flexibility to tailor-make things just for you.


✔ Expert advice

From your first call to your flight home, your personal travel specialist will be there to share their first-hand experience and ensure you’re fully prepared for your adventure.


✔ Worry-free travel

Seamless transport and logistics, 24/7 local support throughout, full ABTOT financial protection, and sustainability certified by Travelife. Book your holiday with peace of mind.

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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.

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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.

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Other destinations in Europe

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