Savvy travelers know that booking a holiday well in advance means that you have a wide range of options as to where and when to go. What to do in Portugal? Here we round up four of the best reasons why you should start planning your 2021 Portugal trip. Start planning 2021 with a trip to Europe. Visit Portugal. Enjoy the best Wine tours and food and wine experiences for wine lovers.
You get the first pick
Whatever kind of holiday you want, by booking early you'll be able to make your holiday exactly how you want it - on the dates you want, to go exactly where your heart desires, and have more control over the budget. This year it is possible to book with flexible booking dates if you are still unsure about fixed dates for 2021.
Here's some inspiration for your travel bucket list:
Quinta do Crasto, for instance, is one of our most popular options. Located in the heart of the Douro Valley, this is a family-run winery, well-known for their incredible views and welcoming service. However, it gets fully booked months in advance which means planning ahead is essential for securing a place. The same goes for many other wineries, especially when you're looking at more comprehensive experiences.
You can find some of these experiences on our private 5-day tour in Douro Valley, which is a very popular destination year round and an absolute must for wine lovers. Just keep in mind that this tour - as well as all our ready-made tours - are tailor-made to your needs and planning in advance is the only way to tick off all the boxes.
Save yourself some stress by planning your travel well before you leave. When departure day comes, you can rest assured that everything has been booked for you rather than having the last-minute worry.
Figuring out the best places to stay, eat, and visit is often one of the trickiest things when planning for a trip and if one goes wrong it can throw everything off. By booking with us, you'll have saved hours of research comparing hotels and experiences, cross referencing review sites, and looking at endless pictures of your chosen destination. In the process, you'll save yourself the anxiety of having to rush with bookings and making the necessary arrangements.
If you are in need of inspiration for your next Portuguese adventure, here's two of our most popular tours, which - as always - can be trimmed to your liking. The first is our 6-day tour in Alentejo which rounds up the region's top restaurants, wineries, and places to stay.
Our second pick is an all-time fav that combines a short-break in Porto with some days out in the countryside at the very heart of the Douro Valley. This 7-day tour gives you the chance to visit many of the region's famous wine producing estates, sample some fine wines, dine at Michelin-starred restaurants, and spend the night at the best of the best.
One of the biggest benefits of getting those bookings in early is the amount of money you'll save. Trends tend to show that prices go up the closer you get to your travel dates. Hotel rates in particular can soar in the days leading up to a particular date, and you could be left without a room if everything books up. We know that when travel resumes, destinations like Portugal, will be appreciated. Here you will find mild weather all year round, plenty of outdoor activities in the nature and places where privacy is key.
Let us know what you're looking for by submitting this custom tour request form. You can easily choose your preferred locations, dates, and number of people in your party, along with some extra details such as transfers, cruises, private tours, etc. This information will help us create a tour that fits your needs and preferences so you build new unforgettable memories.
Also, booking early means that you're able to spread the cost of your holiday over time, helping you to budget for your trip. With access to a large range of experiences and accommodation options, we'll be able to plan out a perfect itinerary with choices that suit your budget and timing.
Something to look forward to when travel resumes
Planning a holiday could be the ultimate positive distraction and one of the best ways to beat the blues. The workdays from home and the time away from family, are a lot easier when you’re planing to be together. And we are all counting down the days to be together in happy places making new memories. Also, you'll have plenty of time to choose your destination, picking out what restaurants you'd like to visit or what experiences you can take part in, plan it together.
No one knows better than you what you want. But our team has the experience and knowledge to show what is available and what is possible.
By booking with us, you'll work with one dedicated consultant, who will not only take the time to listen to your requests, but also discuss different options with you, and be flexible on your booking dates. All of this coupled with a knowledge of the country means you'll get the best out of the time you have to spend on your next tour in Portugal.