Are you headed out on one of our tours of Portugal? Wondering what you should pack, what food you should try, or how much money you should bring with you? We’ve got you covered!
Weather: Spring: 51-72°F | Summer: 61-83°F | Fall: 53-80°F | Winter: 47-61°F
Language(s): Portuguese and English
Currency: € Euro
Cash or card: Card, but cash is necessary for small street vendors!
Exchange rate at time of travel: $1 USD = €0.89
What that really means: $20 USD = €17.85
What € 1 will buy you: Pasteis de nata, a Portuguese pastry—try one at Pastéis de Belém!
Money to bring per day: €40 or $44.88 USD
Spring/Summer packing list: Light jacket, shorts, comfortable walking shoes
What we wish we packed: A reusable water bottle to stay hydrated
Fall/Winter packing list: Umbrella, raincoat, boots
What we wish we packed: Sunscreen—it still gets sunny in the day!
And if you have extra room in your suitcase, pack: A hat to protect yourself from the sun
Average cost of lunch: €8
Tipping: Tipping isn’t necessary
Atmosphere: Lots of seafood-related dishes in almost every restaurant!
You HAVE to try: Bacalhau (salted cod), francesinha (sandwich), and pasteis de nata!
Total spend on souvenirs: €20-40
Coolest thing you bought: Azulejos—Portuguese ceramic tiles
Free time idea: Take a tuk–tuk ride for around €5 and tour the city!
Advice: Try and catch a Fado performance for a truly unique cultural experience!