Known for its stunning beaches, perfect climate, vibrant cities and chilled out lifestyle, Portugal is one of Europe’s favourite holiday destinations. Whether you’re partying in Porto or sunning yourself in the Algarve, let Luggage Mule ship your luggage to Portugal so you can kick back and relax.
Customs: Because Portugal is within the EU, travel between other EU countries is straightforward. However, meat products not originating from EU member states are not permitted, nor is the transport of pets including dogs, cats and birds.
Price: One way shipping from £29.99!
Shipping times: 5 working days
Flights: Flights to Portugal usually take about two hours. Nearly all international airlines provide a service to Portugal. Major gateways on the Portuguese mainland include Lisbon, Porto and Faro; if you’re holidaying on the Portuguese island of Madeira, you’ll be flying to Funchal.
Currency: Euro (€)
Power: 230V, 50Hz
Visas: Holders of British Citizen passports or any other EU state citizens do not need a visa to travel to Portugal. Other nationalities however may need a Schengen visa. To check the visa requirements of your country visit Schengen Visa Information website.
Time difference: Central European Time, GMT+1.
Packing for Portugal
Portugal is one of the warmest countries in Europe, so be ready for the sun. Suncream, sunglasses and a hat are essentials, and some long-sleeved shirts are a sensible idea too. Don’t forget your swimming gear if you’re beach-bound, and be sure to check whether your accommodation provides beach towels, as you may need to bring your own. You might also want to bring some watersports gear to enjoy the Atlantic Ocean, especially if you’re a surfer – the Peniche peninsular in particular is worth checking out. Luggage Mule’s Portugal luggage shipping service comes with a generous 30kg allowance, so you can pack as much clothing and equipment as you need.
Ship your bike to Portugal
Some of Portugal’s best biking is in the south, including Eco-Via, Algarve’s first long distance cycling route. It stretches from Sagres in the west to Vila Real de Santo Antonio on the Spanish border. Luggage Mule can ship your bike to Portugal hassle-free and at reasonable rates, allowing you to peddle through its breath-taking landscapes on your own wheels. If mountain biking is your thing, the Sintra Natural Park has multiple trails including the beginner friendly Sintra hills and the more challenging Kamikaze and Viuvas.
Ship your golfing gear to Portugal
Portugal has one of the world’s most famous golf regions, in the shape of the Algarve. Great courses here include the course at the Monte Rei Golf Club, designed Jack Nicklaus, and both the North and South Courses at Quinta do Logo. Plus, the 16th hole at The Royal Course at Vale do Lobo is arguably the most scenic hole in Europe. In Maderia, don’t miss out on Palheiro Golf or Clube de Golf do Santo da Serra. Wherever you go, Luggage Mule can ship your golf equipment to Portugal destination at reasonable rates, so you can travel hassle-free and play these world-class courses with your own clubs.
What to ship home from Portugal
Portugal produces the best fortified wine in the world, and has 500 indigenous grape varieties over one million acres of vines. If you’re touring the Port or Madeira regions, don’t just take a single bottle home – Luggage Mule’s Portugal luggage shipping service comes with a generous 30kg allowance, so you can treat yourself to several bottles and have it delivered right back to your door.
Other popular souvenirs to ship home from Portugal include boxes of the luxurious Claus Porto soap, the famous blue glazed tiles known as azulejo, and artisan olive oil from one of the country’s six Denominação de Origem Protegida regions.