Easier than you think

1. It all starts with you

Enquire and arrange your initial consultation. Whether you want to meet in person, talk on the phone or email, we’re ready to start putting together the perfect itinerary for you. We spend time getting to know you.

2. The ‘why’ matters most

If you know or if you don’t know why you travel, it doesn’t matter to us. That’s what we’re here for. We’ll listen and ask questions until we’re happy we have what we need to make that bespoke experience you’re after.

3. Let’s design your vacation

We work with you to make sure that we’re creating a trip that you’ll all remember for years to come. Where we take it further is our knowledge of our gorgeous country, Portugal. We want to share it with you.


Portugal is our home. So when it comes to putting a holiday together, we know the essence of Portugal and all the experiences it offers that best suit our clients. When TheGreatEscape.travel says tailor-made holiday, it’s as beautifully clean and transparent as that.

5. Time to confirm

Once you’re happy with your itinerary it’s time to confirm your booking with a deposit, you’ll then be sent a confirmation and details to your email. You’ll then pay any remaining balance 4 weeks before you travel. Don’t forget we’re still always on hand as you prepare for your trip if you have any worries at all.

6. Time to start packing

A tailor-made service begins the moment you say ‘Hello!’, continues throughout the design and booking process and after you return from your trip. Want to change your itinerary? Not an issue. Overslept and missed your flight? We’re on hand 24/7 when you’re away to make sure it doesn’t ruin your trip. We worry about the little things.

World class hosts creating wonderful vacations

One’s destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things.
— Henry Miller


Enchanted castles, magic forests, breathtaking cliffs, snow covered mountains and picturesque villages are to be found all around Portugal. The same goes for tailor made romantic experiences like a sunrise…

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Travel & Lifestyle

And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness,
in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed.
That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.
— Pico Iyer

The Atlantic Ocean makes up for a big part of the Portuguese identity, and adds to the country’s laid-back and relaxed energy. From its cities to its beaches, castles and palaces, spectacular landscapes and miradouros (viewpoints), to its charming hotels and farmstays (some of which can include an incredibly luxurious train experience), there are so many reasons to visit Portugal year-round.

Our Clients

  • "From sailing on the Tagus river in Lisbon to wine tasting in a beautiful vineyard, amazing local cuisine perfectly suited to our tastes and breathtaking sightseeings off the beaten track. Everything was well organised and we spent a wonderful time. On our next Portugal-trip you will definitely see us again!"
    Jaak & Gwenny
    Jaak & Gwenny
  • "Loved my two trips to Portugal touring the west coast and the Algarve. Thank you João and TheGreatEscape.Travel, the best ever. Cannot wait to go back!!!"
    Anna Bern
    Anna Bern
  • What an incredible trip! João and The Great Escape Travel went out of their way to show me Lisbon and Portugal's Coast. I was taken care of from the moment I stepped off the plane to the moment I left 11 days later. Couldn't have asked for anything better. I discovered the local side of the country, it's stunning ocean views and coast, incredible forts and palaces, tasted delicious delicacies and I simply can't wait to go back! I definitely recommend The Great Escape Travel for your next trip to Portugal.
    Fabienne Lang
    Fabienne Lang