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Top Tips for Dealing with Tour Operators in Portugal

Want to Survive Going on a Tour in Portugal?

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There are many tour operators you can choose from when booking a holiday to Portugal, which makes it easy to ensure you find someone you’re going to enjoy. Finding the right person to act as your guide in a strange land can mean the difference between a great trip and one that’s a disaster.

It’s important to make sure you take the time to find someone who will make sure you have a good time. And if you don’t – for whatever reason – you need to know how to deal with them best so they don’t ruin your entire holiday.


Tips for Dealing with Tour Operators

  • Find a Good One – The best way to avoid dealing with a bad tour operator completely is to not hire them in the first place! Of course, this is easier said than done. Reading reviews online can give you a good idea of which ones are reputable and which ones to avoid at all costs. Not all reviews are honest, however, which can make it difficult to locate a good one on your own.

  • Get Experienced Advice – If you can get advice from someone who has dealt with many different tour operators in Portugal before, you’re going to be able to avoid potential pitfalls with choosing one on your own. And as you might know, having a great tour operator can be the difference between a ho-hum holiday trip and one that is full of fun, laughter and perhaps even excitement. Great tour operators help you create memories that will last forever.

  • Be Polite – While you may think you’re the most important person in the entire tour group, you should understand that tour operators have to deal with a large number of people, trying to make sure everyone is happy. Try to cut them a little slack. Not adding to their stress can increase the chance you’re going to have a good tour no matter where you’re going.

  • Have a Back-Up Plan – If something doesn’t work out for some reason, you should have a back-up plan in place. If you’re familiar with the region you might not need a tour operator at all, but if it’s your first or even second trip to Portugal, you’re going to want to have other options for someone to lead you around to see all the sights.


When you book your Portugal holiday online, you can get advice while saving time and money. This can increase the chance you’re going to be able to actually enjoy your holiday instead of dealing with headaches and hassles. Traveling to Portugal can be quite a bit of fun, but you should spend the time before you leave to make sure you don’t run into any snags when you actually go on holiday.


About the Writer
Anthony has been to Portugal several times and has rented various apartments throughout the country. He also likes to publish guest posts on different blogs and websites so he can share his worldly wisdom.

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