Unhurried and untouched, Portugal sits at Europe’s westernmost extreme, and offers an Epic mix of traditional character, cool contemporary design, diverse physical environments, and great cuisine. Portugal is one of those rare places in which reconnecting with the important things in life seems so effortless.

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From desert-like vast and empty plains, to far stretching remote coastlines and disparate islands with challenging peaks, Portugal has got quite the selection. Unearth our map to find out more about what the regions of Portugal have to offer.


Portugal is a country with a wide variety of landscapes and an abundance of culture to match. Discover some of our favourite experiences and stand-out traditions that make the Portuguese way of life so unparalleled and unique. From snacking on petiscos with a local in a Taberna to discovering its hidden Schist Villages in the Serra da Estrela mountain range, there’s something on offer for everyone.

Island Life
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Portugal Inspiration

Everyone likes to travel their own way and we pride ourselves on our fully-customizable approach to travel planning, but a bit of inspiration doesn’t go amiss. See below some suggestions we have crafted from years of experience.

Intrepid Explorer

Intrepid Explorer

A highly original, active take on Portugal, for people who like to get off the beaten track. Prepare to be surprised by what the country has to offer. Prepare to explore.


Portugal Bucket List

Portugal Bucket List

The best of Portugal’s headline destinations, done the Epic way. For those who like to travel at pace, enjoy the full Portugal experience with a blend of environments and experiences.


Under the Skin

Under the Skin

Designed with the cultured traveller in mind. The best of Epic’s secret discoveries with a focus on tradition and the new Portugal through food, drink, culture and experiences.


We never realised Portugal had so much to offer. Epic coastline, historic cities and lovely people. It really is a beautiful country.

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Where to stay

In Portugal, the house is at the heart of the family and so special attention to detail is always paid to all varieties of accommodation in order to make you feel right at home. From stays in quintessential urban townhouses covered with azulejos tiles at the heart the action in the city centre, to remote whitewashed retreats, offering contemporary designs made of the finest local artisan, it’s the perfect pairing to the locals love of home.

At Epic, we’ve discovered our favourite places are the ones where the owners welcoming personality shines and staff are eager to share the rich culture and history associated with all elements of its exceptional design. Our love for this culture is what keeps us constantly exploring, eager to develop our portfolio of gems every day. Discover some of our top picks right now and follow up with our experienced team to learn more about your favourite choices.

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Adventure Retreats
Coastal & Mountains

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Boho Houses Algarve & Alentejo


Private Villas Comporta

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Urban Redesigns
Lisbon & Porto

Accommodation 4

Converted Quintas
Douro Valley

  • Richard's Story

    Richard's Story

    Portugal for a Family of Active Explorers

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Epic Stories

Discover how our Epic travelers have enjoyed a country rich in its diversity of land and offerings as they have embarked on their own personal exploration of Portugal.