Local Information

  • Capital Lisbon
  • Language Portuguese
  • Currency Euro
  • Tip 5-10%
  • Time Zone GMT+1
  • Electricity Two pin plugs. 230V.

Destination Overview

From intricate embroidery to other artisanal arts, Portugal and its islands’ crafting traditions are woven into the fabric of daily life. Charming towns and vibrant landscapes offer the perfect backdrop for a crafting holiday, providing inspiration for our expert-led workshops and projects along the way.  

Discover spectacular destinations whilst on our embroidery and crochet retreats, and step into the diverse history and fascinating culture of locations such as Porto, Lisbon and Sintra. Or, why not join us on the Portuguese island of Madeira and enjoy the opportunity to connect with the soul of Portugal’s heritage; Madeira's embroidery traditions are a true work of art, passed down through centuries. Here you can wander through picturesque streets adorned with colourful works, and feel the passion that locals have for this craft.  

Browse our experiences in Portugal and Madeira today and under the mentorship of our renowned experts, you can indulge your crafting passion and create your very own Portuguese-inspired keepsake. 

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