Experience Portugal

Lonely Planet’s Experience Portugal is your guide to unforgettable experiences and local surprises. Listen to authentic fado in Lisbon, explore the colourful palaces of Sintra, feast on the freshest seafood in the Algarve - all guided by local experts with fresh perspectives. 

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Bury your feet in soft white sand or dive into tranquil lakes. Head out on two wheels to marvel at unspoiled landscapes. Immerse yourself in timeless local traditions. Indulge in Mediterranean cuisine with a pinch of spice.

Uncover Portugal’s best experiences and get away from the everyday!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Experience Portugal:

Unique experiences to string together an unforgettable trip

Inspiring full-colour travel photography and maps throughout

Highlights and trip builders to help tailor a trip to your personal needs and interests

Fresh perspectives to surprise you with things you hadn’t thought of, as well as fresh takes on the well-known sights

Insider tips help you discover hidden gems and get around like a local

Expert insights take you to the heart of the place - fado, Portuguese tiles, port wine, the palaces of Sintra, historic villages, Portuguese cuisine, and Portugal’s best beaches

Practical info and tips on money, getting around, unique and local ways to stay, and responsible travel

Covers Lisbon, Sintra, Obidos, SetUbal, Braga, Berlengas Islands, the Alentejo, Evora, the Algarve, Lagos, Porto, Douro Valley, Tras-os-Montes

Writers: Sandra Henriques, Bruno B., Jennifer Barchfield, Daniel Clarke, Marlene Marques, Joana Taborda.