February 16, 2022

Magic #PORTUGAL: discover Portugal's Magic side!

Portugal is the vibrant heart of southern Europe. It is an ideal leisure destination: ocean, varied landscapes, heritage, gastronomy and sunny climate; that's why it's so popular with visitors, and that is why we at Magic Travels have chosen it as the very first destination to offer our services in Europe! Travel conditions have been recently much more relaxed and Portugal is reaching out to travellers: it's time to go, to be inspired... it's simply time to be:

Our super value "Discovering Portugal" self drive tour

Good news, we are now offering a super value self drive tour in Portugal valid until June 30th! Let your clients enjoy this 8-day itinerary that will take them from Lisbon to Porto where they can discover some of the most beautiful jewels of Portugal.

Book now on our online booking platform:


Our examples of original activities in Portugal

Activities in Portugal offer a wide range of entertainment and adventure. Whatever your clients' passions, you will find the perfect setting for a unique experience. Portugal's grand and colourful landscapes and warm atmosphere make it the perfect place to enjoy every day. Here are some of the most popular activities recommended by our destination experts!

A fairytale ride in the Azores... to the moon!

Imagine watching a beautiful sunset while enjoying a tasty picnic in the middle of natural setting. Then you continue the experience with a magical night walk, where you experience a real tête-à-tête with the moon. Enjoy the sounds of nature, smell the breeze, observe the colours... This is an authentic experience based on the senses, stories, mysteries and legends that we offer you.

Sail into the traditions of the Douro Valley

Combine a private cruise on board a vintage boat on the Douro River, a visit to one of the best wine cellars of the Douro Valley, a private wine tasting and a tasty traditional Portuguese lunch... Are you ready to go? Your guests will enter one of the most renowned wineries in the Douro Valley, a "quinta" with a long heritage in wine production. They will listen to the stories of the family wine tradition. Our vintage cruise ship has been restored with great care to maintain its originality while incorporating a new safety system with the best technology of the 21st century.

Discover Obidos and gourmet pastry class in Mafra

After discovering Obidos, a medieval town considered one of the most picturesque and best preserved in Portugal, your guests will be guided to the town of Mafra where they will enter the kitchen to learn how to make the star of Portuguese pastries, the famous pasteis de nata, according to an ancient traditional recipe.

Would you like to know more about our typical and original activities? Contact our team in Paris on +33 (0)1 86 86 02 80 or by e-mail at info@magic-dmc.com.

On the hotel side: experience true luxury

A palace near Lisbon or a prestigious boutique-hotel not far from Porto... Your luxury-seeking guests will not be left out in Portugal. Traditional or gourmet dinners, relaxing spa treatments and private transfers will be on the agenda for a stay worthy of kings and queens! Below you will find two hotels that our local experts have specially selected to ensure that your most discerning clients have an unforgettable stay.

Carmo's Boutique Hotel

Porto Region

Intimate and elegant: Carmo's Boutique Hotel is perfectly  located to allow its guests to discover the Portuguese traditions, cultural heritage, Atlantic coast and beautiful architecture of the Porto region and Northern Portugal.

With only 15 rooms and 3 tented rooms, the hotel offers and suggests exclusively to its guests a wide selection of experiences such as wine tasting, cultural and gastronomic events, nature experiences, picnics and horse riding. In addition there is an outdoor swimming pool and gardens with magnificent mountain views. The restaurant offers traditional Portuguese cuisine and in the Carmo's lounge or on the terrace, the Wine Workshop, whilst the Divine Spa offers massages and aromatherapy treatments, the Nature Spa located in an outdoor tent offers Ayurvedic treatments... All this only 45 minutes from the city of Porto.

Palacio Seteais

Sintra, Lisbon region

Discover the delights of staying in a real 18th century palace at the Tivoli Palácio de Seteais. The only luxury hotel set in the old town, it is perfectly located to discover the mansions and palaces of UNESCO-listed Sintra.

With its lush gardens, tapestries, frescoes and views, this unique hotel is one of the most romantic hotels in Portugal.

At the Tivoli Palácio de Seteais, your guests can choose from a range of room categories, from Deluxe rooms to Diplomatic Suites. Richly decorated with paintings, luxurious carpets and frescoes of rare beauty, all 30 rooms enjoy breathtaking views of the Sintra mountains, the Moorish castle and the Pena Palace.

COVID-19: travel conditions in Portugal

Good news for travellers from EU who have been vaccinated: there is no longer any need to take a test before leaving for Portugal!

Since 7 February 2022, travellers in possession of an EU digital Covid certificate or other valid proof of vaccination are exempt from having to present a negative test on arrival in Portugal. The EU digital Covid certificate attests to either a vaccine, test or recovery from Covid-19 infection less than six months old.

The validity period for antigenic tests has been reduced in Portugal from 48 to 24 hours.

Find all the conditions for entering Portugal on this page.

All Portugal with Magic: order our brochures!

Guaranteed departures, luxury holidays, self-drive itineraries, sustainable tourism activities, themed holidays, programmes tailored to groups... One year after its launch, Portugal now has a whole range of services and programmes carefully crafted by Magic Travels local experts.

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