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Porto City Break

A five day break to Porto, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and ideally located for exploring Portugal's diverse destinations while also offering a rich cultural and culinary experience.

  • Portugal

  • 4 nights
  • Breakfast in the hotel & 1 lunch & 3 dinners in local restaurants with wine included
  • City Breaks

    Culture

    Food & Wine

  • Feb

    Apr

    Jun

    Sep

    Nov

  • Average group size: 12-14

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Grade 3

This is a grade 3 leisurely walking holiday which includes active sightseeing with moderate walks with plenty of breaks. Walks are at a moderate pace and generally under 6 miles a day with cumulative ascents and descents up to 350m. You'll spend most days walking in the city and along the Douro. 

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Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage City of Porto.
  • Enjoy Port wine tasting and delicious Pastel de Nata, a symbol of Portugal.
  • Stay in an ideally located hotel in the centre of Porto.
  • Enjoy dinners in local restaurants with wine included.
  • Make use of the 72 hour Porto City Card, with free use of public transport and admission into local attractions.

Porto, Portugal's second-largest city, holds the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage City designation. It's renowned for its medieval historic centre, ancient architectural gems, charming cobbled streets, and vibrant rooftop terrace bars. Porto's global acclaim is further heightened by its exceptional production of port wine.

In addition to its cultural attractions, Porto boasts a rich rail history. The city and its surrounding areas feature a comprehensive transportation network, encompassing trams, a modern metro system, funicular railways, and narrow-gauge tracks. This comprehensive connectivity positions Porto as a central hub for exploring Portugal's diverse destinations, enhancing your travel experience. 

Experience the allure of Porto's old town, where you'll be captivated by the vibrant historic buildings and awe-inspiring churches seamlessly blending with charming old quarters and picturesque squares. Immerse yourself in the city's rich heritage as you explore iconic landmarks like the Clerigos Tower and the cathedral. Meander through narrow, cobbled streets that lead you to serene squares and the scenic riverfront – a perfect setting for a leisurely lunch or a delightful coffee break. Porto's dining scene is a culinary journey in itself, with numerous restaurants lining its streets, offering a diverse array of both traditional Portuguese cuisine and international delights.

Explore the historical treasures and natural beauty that Porto has to offer, and create unforgettable memories along the way.

Why not extend your stay with our Lisbon and Porto City Break holiday? 

  • Return flights from London to Porto.
  • Airport transfers.
  • En suite three-star accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • Three dinners taken in local restaurants plus one lunch. Wine or soft drinks included at evening meals.
  • All local transport required for the itinerary by private coach/public bus/train.
  • Port tasting at a local wine cellar.
  • Boat ride along Douro River.
  • Services of a Discover Tour Leader.
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Tour Codes

26110

Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Porto

Meals

Dinner with wine included

Accommodation

On arrival at Porto Airport, take a private transfer to your hotel in the city centre. Depending on your arrival time, there may be time for an orientation walk before dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 2

Discover Porto

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner with wine included. Port wine tasting at a Port Lodge Cellar.

Accommodation

Explore Porto today! Visit the old town and explore the colourful historic buildings and magnificent churches that comfortably rub shoulders with the picturesque old quarters and squares. Discover the Clerigos Tower and cathedral, amongst other sites. Narrow cobbled streets open onto shady squares and the river front, a nice spot to have lunch or a coffee. There are a number of restaurants along Porto’s streets, many serving both traditional Portuguese food and international dishes.

Indulge in the flavours of Portugal during the afternoon with a visit to a prestigious port wine lodge, followed by a delightful cruise along the serene Douro River.

Day 3

The Douro

Meals

Breakfast & lunch with wine included

Accommodation


  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    7 miles

Embark on a scenic coastal stroll from Porto, meandering along charming boardwalks and promenades that unveil the picturesque beauty of the western coast and its inviting sandy beaches. 

En route, make sure to visit the Capela do Sr da Pedra, a delightful stopover. Reach the charming fishing village of Afurada, replete with relaxed cafes and enticing restaurants. Enjoy a seafood lunch before tracing the creatively designed walkway along the river's south bank, leading you back to the heart of Porto.

Tonight dinner will not be included so you can explore Porto's fantastic restaurants independently.

Day 4

From the coast to Porto

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner with wine included

Accommodation

  • Time

    1 hours

  • Distance

    2.2 miles

Constructed in the 17th century to protect the coastline from pirates, the Fort of S. Francisco Xavier, situated atop a distinctive cheese-shaped rocky hill, aptly earns its moniker, "Castelo do Queijo" (Cheese Castle). Your walk commences here, tracing the coastline, where the Atlantic Ocean ripples beside you, eventually leading to the serene river Douro estuary. On return to Porto, there will be time some free time to enjoy your last evening,. Perhaps explore more sights of Porto including the renowned Stock Exchange, also known as the "Palácio da Bolsa".

Day 5

Final day

Meals

Breakfast

Say farewell to Porto before transferring to the airport for your return flight home to the UK.

Departure dates for your selected tour

30th Jun 2024 - 4th Jul 2024 (4 Nights)

22nd Nov 2024 - 26th Nov 2024 (4 Nights)

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Porto

Meals

Dinner with wine included

Accommodation

On arrival at Porto Airport, take a private transfer to your hotel in the city centre. Depending on your arrival time, there may be time for an orientation walk before dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 2

Discover Porto

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner with wine included. Port wine tasting at a Port Lodge Cellar.

Accommodation

Explore Porto today! Visit the old town and explore the colourful historic buildings and magnificent churches that comfortably rub shoulders with the picturesque old quarters and squares. Discover the Clerigos Tower and cathedral, amongst other sites. Narrow cobbled streets open onto shady squares and the river front, a nice spot to have lunch or a coffee. There are a number of restaurants along Porto’s streets, many serving both traditional Portuguese food and international dishes.

Indulge in the flavours of Portugal during the afternoon with a visit to a prestigious port wine lodge, followed by a delightful cruise along the serene Douro River.

Day 3

The Douro

Meals

Breakfast & lunch with wine included

Accommodation


  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    7 miles

Embark on a scenic coastal stroll from Porto, meandering along charming boardwalks and promenades that unveil the picturesque beauty of the western coast and its inviting sandy beaches. 

En route, make sure to visit the Capela do Sr da Pedra, a delightful stopover. Reach the charming fishing village of Afurada, replete with relaxed cafes and enticing restaurants. Enjoy a seafood lunch before tracing the creatively designed walkway along the river's south bank, leading you back to the heart of Porto.

Tonight dinner will not be included so you can explore Porto's fantastic restaurants independently.

Day 4

From the coast to Porto

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner with wine included

Accommodation

  • Time

    1 hours

  • Distance

    2.2 miles

Constructed in the 17th century to protect the coastline from pirates, the Fort of S. Francisco Xavier, situated atop a distinctive cheese-shaped rocky hill, aptly earns its moniker, "Castelo do Queijo" (Cheese Castle). Your walk commences here, tracing the coastline, where the Atlantic Ocean ripples beside you, eventually leading to the serene river Douro estuary. On return to Porto, there will be time some free time to enjoy your last evening,. Perhaps explore more sights of Porto including the renowned Stock Exchange, also known as the "Palácio da Bolsa".

Day 5

Final day

Meals

Breakfast

Say farewell to Porto before transferring to the airport for your return flight home to the UK.

Departure dates for your selected tour

28th Feb 2025 - 4th Mar 2025 (4 Nights)

4th Apr 2025 - 8th Apr 2025 (4 Nights)

13th Jun 2025 - 17th Jun 2025 (4 Nights)

12th Sep 2025 - 16th Sep 2025 (4 Nights)

7th Nov 2025 - 11th Nov 2025 (4 Nights)

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Legendary Porto Hotel

Porto oozes charm. The old town appears to “tumble down” towards the river with splashes of colour on the buildings dotting the hillside. Historical architecture and contemporary architecture sit well together, traditional tiles adorn buildings, including the main train station and restaurants offer fragrant, mouthwatering cuisine. The wines including Vino Verde and of course, port, are in a class of their own. The city has all the facilities you would expect. There are several grocery shops, bakeries, banks, post office and ATMs. Porto has plenty of bars and restaurants to visit in the evening, and is a city perfect for exploring on foot 

The modern Hotel Legendary Porto is located in the heart of Porto just a stone’s throw away from the UNESCO World Heritage site and the main shopping centre. Within walking distance, you will find the picturesque Douro River and the port wine cellars. This contemporary hotel has recently been renovated. There is a lounge and bar area and a small fitness centre which is open 24 hours a day. 

You'll stay in modern and minimalistic spacious ensuite rooms, decorated with pastel colours and simple furnishings. Facilities include: 

  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Minibar
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Hairdryer 
  • Free WiFi.

Hotel Premium Porto Downtown

Porto oozes charm. The old town appears to “tumble down” towards the river with splashes of colour on the buildings dotting the hillside. Historical architecture and contemporary architecture sit well together, traditional tiles adorn buildings, including the main train station and restaurants offer fragrant, mouth-watering cuisine. The wines including Vino Verde and of course, port, are in a class of their own. The city has all the facilities you would expect. There are several grocery shops, bakeries, banks, post office and ATMs. Porto has plenty of bars and restaurants to visit in the evening, and is a city perfect for exploring on foot.

Close to the heart of the city centre is the modern Hotel Premium Porto Downtown, with a beautiful roof top bar area to enjoy the views of Porto. 

Room are modern and include: 

  • En suite facilities with shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • TV

Please note that there are no tea/coffee making facilities in the hotel rooms.

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

This is a grade 3 leisurely walking holiday which includes active sightseeing with moderate walks with plenty of breaks. Walks are at a moderate pace and generally under 6 miles a day with cumulative ascents and descents up to 350m. You'll spend most days walking in the city and along the Douro. 

Walks & Excursions

Local Transport Costs

In the holiday cost, we've included all local transport expenses related to the advertised activity programme for your convenience. If there are additional visits or excursions to enrich your experience, you can choose to participate and cover the costs locally. Depending on the itinerary, local transport may involve a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses, and ferries.

Optional Excursions

At your destination, you may have the option to book various local excursions and activities through a local operator. It's important to note that we are not involved in these activities or excursions, and we do not operate, supervise, or control them in any way. Your contract will be directly with the local activity supplier, and we bear no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

As you plan your holiday budget, it's essential to account for expenses such as drinks, meals not covered in the holiday price, entrance fees not included, optional local excursions, and any souvenirs or additional services like laundry. For a rough estimate, budgeting around £10-£20 per person per day for lunches and drinks is a helpful guideline.

Currency in Portugal

The currency in Portugal is the euro. We recommend you take some euro cash with you until you reach an ATM as credit cards may not be accepted in some towns and rural areas so please ensure you always have cash with you.

Tipping

In your holiday price, we've included tipping for our local suppliers, covering hotel and restaurant staff, local guides, and drivers. Should you wish to make an extra contribution for a specific service, this should be given directly to the recipient at your discretion.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader plays a crucial role in enhancing your holiday experience, and they share your passion for exploring the world on foot. In addition to being resourceful and organised they are also well-travelled and deeply enthusiastic about showing you new destinations.  Your tour leader takes care of all the local administration, ensuring you can fully enjoy your holiday without worrying about the logistics. While leading group holidays, they always keep in mind that each group is composed of individuals. Each tour leader brings their unique style, talents, and professional background to the table. Rest assured, they are all trained, qualified, experienced, and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting, and inspiring as possible. Remember, your leader, while on holiday, is your first port of call for any issues, ensuring a smooth and worry-free experience for you.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will meet with you to review the programme for the next day. This is your chance to discuss details and ensure that the planned activities align with your walking ability. If you have any concerns about clothing or equipment, feel free to bring them up during this discussion. If, for any reason, you prefer not to participate in the organised group programme, please inform your leader. Your preferences are important, and your leader is there to make sure your experience aligns with your expectations.

Your Travel Details

Fly from London to Porto and return. You'll transfer by private transport to your hotel in Porto which will take approximately 30 minutes.

During the holiday you’ll travel on foot, by coach and we will use Porto City Card to travel by public bus, trains and trams. 

If you intend joining and leaving the party in Porto, we assume, unless you have advised us otherwise, that you will meet and leave the party at our hotel. If this is not your intention, please let us know in writing at least 5 weeks before departure.

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements

If you prefer to arrange your own flights from a non-UK or regional airport or travel to your holiday destination by rail or car, you may qualify for 'land only' reductions, and we can provide details upon request. Feel free to reach out to us for more information.

Before finalizing any independent travel arrangements, especially if you're doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended travel date, please check with us first to ensure your holiday has been cleared to operate. If you plan to join your holiday locally, kindly inform us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you're joining and leaving your holiday overseas, we assume, unless you specify otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making independent travel arrangements, you may have the option to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time. If interested, contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details.

Please be aware that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be eligible for the group transfer. Additionally, we'll need your flight number, arrival time, and departure point to ensure the group leader can meet up with you. If you have a mobile, please ensure we have the number, and it is turned on while you are traveling for effective communication.

Hotel Transfers

When you book a Flight-Inclusive holiday, transfers between the airport and hotel and back are included. On some holidays, where we offer various flight options, the transfer vehicle may wait for all flights to land before transferring to the hotel.  

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

If you're booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, rest assured that details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be clearly outlined in your 'Final Travel Documents'. These will be sent to you approximately 10 days before your departure, ensuring you have all the necessary information for a smooth and well-prepared journey.

Personal Details Check

To ensure the accurate administration of your holiday arrangements, kindly verify that the personal details we have for you are current and correct. Confirm that you've given us all the necessary information for securing your travel and accommodation. Please review your passport details, date of birth, and any other pertinent information crucial for the management of your holiday.

Additionally, please make us aware of any dietary allergies or intolerances you may have. Your well-being is important to us, and this information will help us make appropriate arrangements for your meals during the trip.

You can access and update the provided information or add missing details through the "Manage My Booking" feature on our website at www.rambleworldwide.co.uk. Alternatively, reach out to our Sales and Reservations team at +44 (0)1707 331133. Upon receiving your booking confirmation, promptly check the details. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable holiday experience.

Passports and Visas

European Passport Advice

If you are planning to travel to an EU country (except Ireland), or Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or Vatican City, you must meet the Schengen area rules.

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

  • less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

For some Schengen countries your passport may need to be less than 10 years old during your whole visit, and the 3 months at the end of your visit may need to be within 10 years of your passport’s issue date.

Check both the issue date and the expiry date in your passport. If you renewed your passport early, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. This could affect the requirement for your passport to be less than 10 years old.

Non British Passport holders should consult the host country’s embassy for applicable passport and visa entry requirements.

Meals

Four breakfasts and three dinners are included in the price of the holiday. 

You'll enjoy a buffet breakfast with hot and cold dishes. We plan to dine at a selection of different restaurants during your visit giving you a good insight into the delicious Portuguese cuisine and wines. Local restaurants can be simple but allow you to enjoy an authentic experience and sometimes lively atmosphere in a traditional Portuguese restaurant along with local diners and the Portuguese hospitality. Wine is included during dinner.

From simple, traditional cafes with good, home cooked dishes through to select, contemporary restaurants, food is an important part of the Portuguese culture. Portuguese dishes are usually created using locally sourced fresh ingredients, and usually consist of soup, meat or fish, vegetables and potatoes. Portugal is famous for its fresh fish and usually it is caught, cooked and eaten the same day!

Vegetarian options are available if we are advised in advance so please contact our Sales & Reservations department. However please be aware that Portuguese food mostly consists of meat and fish. We do make suggestions on what ingredients to consider to produce a well-balanced and tasty meat and fish free meal, however vegetarian and vegan options can sometimes lack protein and carbohydrates.  You can, however, guarantee that ingredients will be fresh and locally sourced.

Dinner is not included on one evening so you can explore Porto and its local restaurants independently. 

One lunch is included in the itinerary. The remaining lunches are not included in the holiday cost and can be purchased at local cafes and supermarkets. 

Footwear & Kit List

Footwear

Good quality waterproof walking shoes or trail shoes with a thick, moulded sole with a good tread and a low heel are likely to be all that is required for these holidays. If you are a frequent walker and are comfortable in good quality hiking sandals, these may be adequate for some walks. You can wear lightweight walking boots if you prefer.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in Portugal

Electricity is supplied at 220 Volts. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a European two pin adaptor with round pins. More information can be found at https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/

Water To Go

Opting for filtered water from a reusable bottle with its built-in water filter, like the Water-to-go bottle available at www.watertogo.eu, is a sustainable alternative to single-use sealed water bottles. Simply refill it from any water source and contribute to saving the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

Exciting news: Water-to-go has introduced two new bottles to their collection. The Active bottle is designed to fit bike water bottle holders, and the Sugarcane bottle is an even more planet-friendly option. Crafted from fibrous cane, a by-product of liquid extraction, it undergoes a process to create plant-based plastic. Explore the details on the Water-to-Go website for this innovative new range.

As a token of appreciation for your commitment to the environment, we've secured an exclusive 15% discount with Water-to-Go for you. Visit www.watertogo.eu and use the code RWH17 during your order.                        

Note: If you're booked on a long-haul holiday departing after November 1, 2023, you'll receive a complimentary Water to Go bottle, sent to your home address 2 or 3 weeks before your holiday. Thank you for being a part of our sustainable journey!

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

Maps, Guidebooks & More

Many local libraries stock a selection of travel guides and books which may offer you more information. Apart from any books available in local libraries, the internet is now an excellent resource for information about holiday destinations. You may find the below websites, books and programmes useful. 

Maps of the areas we visit (1:200 000 scale) are available locally and at specialist map shops in the UK. 

Visit Porto

Visit Portugal

Lonely Planet Porto Travel Guide

Travel Man: 48 hours in Porto

BBC1 Getaways to Porto Series 10

BBC Travel Mini Guide to Porto

Bizarre foods: Delicious Destinations including Porto

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs
WR8 0HJ
England

Tel: 01684 593 146
Website: www.themapshop.co.uk
E-mail: themapshop@btinternet.com

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.

Weather

Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements in destination can change, and it's crucial for you to take responsibility in staying informed. Ensure that you consult a professionally qualified source and comply with any health requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before your departure. Your GP can provide advice on vaccinations. Stay proactive about your health preparations to ensure a safe and enjoyable travel experience.

Health Advice for Portugal

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to Portugal. 

You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK. 

You may wish to consider immunisations against Tetanus. 

Dengue fever exists in Portugal; please take normal precautions against mosquito bites.

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

It’s a condition of booking that you obtain adequate travel insurance, from a reputable provider, to undertake the holiday, including UK trips chiefly due to the cancellation element of cover.

The policy must cover the period from the date of booking to the last day of your trip and should include, as a minimum, cover for: medical expenses (including the consequences of a Covid positive test result), mountain rescue including helicopter rescue, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment and shall not have exclusion clauses limiting cover for the activities you will partake in on your trip, including altitudes reached in the holiday arrangement. It is your responsibility to check that your policy is adequate for the nature and destination of the holiday booked.

Once you have obtained your travel insurance, please provide us with the name of your travel insurer, the policy number and the insurer’s 24 hour emergency assistance number.

In the event that you fail to obtain suitable Travel Insurance we shall not be liable for any costs incurred or claims made against us due to your failure to comply with this term.

If travelling outside the UK you must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested to do so by RWH Travel staff, tour leaders or suppliers. No refunds will be made should you be excluded from the walking programme through being uninsured or you being unable to demonstrate that you are insured.

Our house broker MPI should be considered for whom we are an affiliate and contact information is on our website and will be referred to in your booking confirmation.

If you are travelling to an EU country or Switzerland please also ensure that you have either an existing valid EU EHIC card (European Health Insurance Card) or a valid UK GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card). You can apply for a UK GHIC free of charge on the NHS website at https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/cra/start.

EHIC & GHIC Cards

Starting January 1st, 2021, you, as a UK traveller, can continue using your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) throughout its valid five-year period, granting you access to medical assistance during your holiday until its expiry date. Be aware, though, that this coverage will no longer extend to Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland. In case you don't have a valid EHIC, you can apply for a new UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which will replace the EHIC as it gets phased out.

It's essential to emphasize that the EHIC/GHIC, while valuable, should not be regarded as a substitute for comprehensive medical or travel insurance. For your peace of mind and comprehensive coverage, considering additional insurance is highly recommended.

For more information, please visit www.nhs.uk/ehic

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office is your go-to for the latest info on security, local laws, and the nitty-gritty of passports and visas at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Make sure to take a quick peek at the current advice for your upcoming destination—it'll only take a few minutes.

When you're out and about, stay aware of your surroundings. Take smart precautions with your credit cards and passport, and maybe tone down the flashy accessories. Less is more, especially when it comes to carrying cash—just enough for the day will do. Consider using a money belt for that extra layer of security. Stay alert, stay safe, and make the most of your travels!

Cultural Awareness

Responsible Travel

We are dedicated to promoting responsible travel practices that prioritise the well-being of both the environment and local communities. We believe in the transformative power of travel and aim to minimize our ecological footprint by selecting eco-friendly accommodations, encouraging waste reduction, and supporting sustainable transportation options where possible. Our walking tours are designed to immerse participants in the local culture, fostering meaningful connections with the communities we visit. We strive to leave a positive impact by engaging in responsible tourism activities, respecting local customs, and contributing to the preservation of natural landscapes. Through our commitment to responsible travel, we aim to create enriching experiences for our guests while actively contributing to the conservation of the destinations we explore.

The Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust

Unlike many other tour operators, we take pride in our unique approach. Ramble Worldwide channels its surplus profits back into various outdoor, walking-related, or environmental conservation projects in the UK through our own trust. When you choose us, you contribute to this impactful initiative.

The Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust is passionate about making the outdoors more accessible for more people from all communities. We grant funds to many organisations and have recently partnered with Mind Over Mountains, Adaptive Grand Slam and other groups to create an enduring impact on people’s lives and to support them to enjoy the outdoors. In addition, the Trust makes many small grants to local organisations such as Ramblers Groups, Walkers are Welcome, My kind of Books and recently provided a small grant, via his scouting group, to enable a young man whose family had fallen on hard times to complete his DofE Gold award.

Patron of the Trust is the renowned explorer, Mark Wood. Over 20 years Mark has undertaken expeditions to some of the most remote parts of our planet. Our shared values make for an exciting partnership, and we believe that by standing shoulder to shoulder we can encourage people from all communities to enjoy being active outdoors in whatever way suits them best.

For more comprehensive details, please visit the 'About' section on our website and click on the Charitable Trust link. Your choice to travel with us goes beyond a memorable vacation; it contributes to meaningful projects that have a positive impact on our community and environment.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Kindly share a mobile phone contact number with us. We'll utilize this solely for crucial communication pertaining to your holiday arrangements.

Ensure your mobile phone remains switched on and easily accessible when en route to the airport or during transit delays. This way, we can promptly reach you with any last-minute updates concerning your travel plans.

In consideration of others, we request that you switch off your mobile phone during walks or make an effort to limit its usage. Additionally, during group meals, please minimize the use of mobile devices. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience for everyone on the journey.

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Portugal

  • Capital

    Lisbon

  • Currency

    Euro

  • Language

    Portuguese

  • Time Difference

    UTC, UTC +01:00

  • Flight duration

    3hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    11°C

    Avg. Rain: 109mm

  • February

    12°C

    Avg. Rain: 93mm

  • March

    13°C

    Avg. Rain: 75mm

  • April

    14°C

    Avg. Rain: 66mm

  • May

    16°C

    Avg. Rain: 52mm

  • June

    19°C

    Avg. Rain: 26mm

  • July

    21°C

    Avg. Rain: 12mm

  • August

    22°C

    Avg. Rain: 16mm

  • September

    20°C

    Avg. Rain: 44mm

  • October

    17°C

    Avg. Rain: 91mm

  • November

    14°C

    Avg. Rain: 111mm

  • December

    12°C

    Avg. Rain: 120mm

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