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Special Interest Holidays

Indulge your passions learning and enjoying something unique!

Special interest holidays are ideal for those who prefer to spend time doing something worthwhile and meaningful in order to replenish their mind, body and soul.

Whether you have just discovered your new hobby or want to indulge a lifelong passion, our Special Interest holidays are for you and provide fantastic value to expand your capabilities as well as increasing your level of understanding of a particular subject or location.

We've carefully chosen holidays that will add an extra dimension to your subject, be it Photography, History, Yoga or Cookery; it’s your holiday, so make it special!

Each themed holiday also includes tailored excursions and visits that will enrich your chosen holiday subject, so whether you’re a beginner or an expert you are sure to learn something new - our expert holiday leaders love to share their knowledge with guests as they accompany visits.

If you prefer to go solo, take a look at our Self-Guided Tours. We can plan a holiday around your special interest – just contact us for a quote.

Improve your hobby on a Special Interest holiday. It's great to go on holiday on a guided tour with like-minded people who share an interest! Walk, Cycle, Food&Wines, Birdwatching, Photography, Trains - we have all the ingredients for a very enjoyable holiday!

Guided Tours in Portugal

Select an option to view its details Adventures in the Wild (5100G) Geres GUIDED TOUR
Multi Activity Tour in Gerês National Park
The Peneda Gerês National Park is one of the greatest natural attractions in Portugal with rare and impressive beauty, natural landscapes and it...
8days
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Algarve Family Holiday (5200G) Cabanas de Tavira GUIDED TOUR

Sun & Fun in Cabanas de Tavira – 8 Days

 
This active family trip is based in the charming resort of Cabanas de Tavira, in the East Algarve, a few miles from Tavira.


Tavira is an...
8days
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Aspects of the Alentejo (1100G) Alcácer do Sal GUIDED TOUR
Alcácer do Sal, Évora and Portalegre

The Alentejo (literally "land beyond the Tagus") is a warm, dry, mostly gentle region north of the Algarve that has been ignored by all but a few. 
A...
11days
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Birding in the Algarve & Alentejo (3200G) Tavira GUIDED TOURCape St Vincent, Alentejo, Castro Marim Nature Reserve and a boat trip in the Ria Formosa Natural Reserve

The Algarve is rightly famed for its golden sandy beaches, golf courses and wonde...
8days
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Birding in the Algarve (3100G) Tavira GUIDED TOUR
Ria Formosa Natural Reserve, Castro Marim Natural Reserve, Ludo & Quinta do Lago
The Algarve is rightly famed for its golden sandy beaches, golf courses and wonderful year round climate b...
5days
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Central Portugal & Serra da Estrela (12100G) Manteigas GUIDED TOUR
Guided Walk
Portugal is a country of astonishing beauty and amazing contrasts. Besides its famous coastline the majority of its mountains and forests are relatively unknown and therefore...
8days
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Exploring the Douro Valley (12200G) Porto GUIDED TOUR
The nature, the cities and the wines

One of the world’s oldest demarcated wine regions (since 1756), the Douro Valley showcases steep terrace vineyards carved into mountains, granite blu...
8days
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Food Based Holidays in Alentejo (11700G) Estremoz GUIDED TOUR
Gastronomy & Cultural Tour in Estremoz and ÉvoraMake your own wine with the help of wine makers, in the vineyardCreate your own meals using regional specialties tutored by great chefsVisi...
8days
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Gerês Natural Beauty (11500G) Geres GUIDED TOUR
Nature and Tradition

The Peneda Gerês National Park is one of the greatest natural attractions in Portugal with rare and impressive beauty, natural landscapes and its great ecological va...
8days
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Madeira, The Atlantic Emerald (11900G) Porto Moniz GUIDED TOUR
The perfect walkers’ islandTwo weeks program on the Garden Isle of Madeira

Madeira Island has a wealth of walking to offer in its more remote parts, as well as the exceptional walks acce...
15days
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Mountain of the Stars (11600G) Manteigas GUIDED TOUR
Serra da Estrela Natural Park

Portugal is a country of astonishing beauty and amazing contrasts. Besides its famous coastline the majority of its mountains and forests are relatively unk...
8days
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Peneda-Gerês National Park (1200G) Geres GUIDED TOUR
A walk on the wild side

In northern Portugal perhaps the most magnificent of all the mountain ranges is the Serra do Gerês.
It comprises half of Portugal’s biggest Natural Reserve and va...
8days
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Porto to Lisbon (11200G) Lisbon city GUIDED TOUR
The Great Cities Tour – 10 Days

This Tour will give the best of the two major cities of Portugal, both steeped in history, yet vibrant and modern at the same time.
Porto
Porto dramatical...
10days
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Portugal's Costa Verde (1800G) Vila Praia De Ancora GUIDED TOUR
From The Mountains o The Sea

Based in the stunning Costa Verde (Green Coast), famous for its mountains, lush green countryside, beautiful beaches and "Vinho Verde", this is a captivating...
8days
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Portugal's Hidden Wilderness (11300G) Geres GUIDED TOUR
One Week Program in the Peneda National Park

A showcase of great landscapes, the Peneda-Gerês National Park is an exquisite environment of outstanding beauty.
In this high country the ai...
8days
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Portuguese Way to Santiago (11400G) Santiago de Compostela city GUIDED TOUR
From Porto to Santiago de Compostela

Our tour crosses Northern Portugal to end up in Santiago, on the other side of the border, in Galicia, Spain.
From the old town of Porto, a UNESCO Wo...
8days
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Santiagos's Way in the Atlantic Coast (1900G) Santiago de Compostela city GUIDED TOUR
Walking & Sightseeing

There are a number of routes to Santiago de Compostela that pilgrims have followed for centuries. Some are less famous than others and the Portuguese Atlantic Way,...
8days
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Tavira and the Real Algarve (11800G) Tavira GUIDED TOUR
The coast, villages and countryside of the Eastern Algarve

Tavira is an ancient Moorish town that has retained its unique character and heritage. The town extends along the banks of the...
12days
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The Algarve Way - 8 Days Walking Holiday in Portugal (1503G) Tavira GUIDED TOUR
8 Days Walking Tour

The Algarve Way is quite simply one of Europe's finest long distance walks. It stretches from the Spanish border at the River Guadiana and pushes west towards a drama...
8days
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The Best of Portugal by Coach (6100G) Faro GUIDED TOUR


The Grand Tour Of Portugal, A Portuguese Odyssey : History & Culture



This imaginatively designed tour is a living travelogue through the best of Portugal.


We journey through...
15days
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The British Heritage in the Alentejo (12000G) Mina de São Domingos GUIDED TOUR
Walking tour based in S. Domingo’s Mines
Our tour to the S. Domingos Mine offers us a slice of history, a technicolour setting in a luxury historical hotel and a variety of activities fro...
8days
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The Great Rivers of the Vinho Verde (11100G) Ponte de Lima GUIDED TOUR
The Rio Lima and the Rio Minho

A gastronomy & wine tour in the very heart of Portugal based on the two great rivers that flow through the region, in the heart of the Vinho Verde area, th...
8days
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The Hidden Rivers of North Portugal (1600G) Amarante GUIDED TOUR
The Tamega, the Paiva & the VougaFeaturing the world prized Passadiços do Paiva

This one week tour features three of the most beautiful and remote rivers of Northern Portugal - the Tameg...
8days
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The Last Redoubt of the Knights Templar - 8 Days Walking Holiday in Portugal(1400G) Tomar GUIDED TOUR
Cultural Sightseeing & Easy Walking Tour / Based in Tomar

The Ribatejo region where the tour is based is a beautiful, green and tranquil area. We will give you an extraordinary experienc...
8days
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The Magical Douro (1700G) Porto GUIDED TOUR
Three Points Of View – Porto, Miranda & Régua

This three-centre holiday travels up the Douro Valley, allowing us to explore its furthest regions towards the Spanish frontier.
Those who h...
15days
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The West Algarve - 8 Days Walking Holiday in Portugal(11003G) Portimao GUIDED TOUR
One week  based in Portimão

The western Algarve is a complete contrast to the eastern Algarve, and our walks throughout this tour offer a glorious mix of coastal, mountain and inland sce...
8days
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Train Tour in Portugal (8300G) Porto GUIDED TOUR
15 Days by Train, Tram & Funicular from North to South

This holiday will take us on some of the most scenic rail routes in Portugal while we criss-cross the country from north to south....
15days
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Vicentina Coast (12300G) Sao Teotonio GUIDED TOURThe unspoilt nature

The Rota Vicentina is a long-distance path in SW Portugal, between the city of Santiago do Cacém and the Cape of St. Vincent. The 340 km route forms part of the Europe...
8days
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Walking the East Algarve - 8 Days Walking Holiday in Portugal (1300G) Tavira GUIDED TOUR
One Week Tour, Based in Tavira

A walking break in the Algarve in southern Portugal, with excursions in Natural Reserves and beautiful landscapes in the East Algarve interior and costal....
8days
from625 € >