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Best of Lisbon & Northern Portugal

8 days2 cities
Portugal1 country
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Private tour to Portugal

Have a great time exploring the best Portugal has to offer! Enjoy panoramic sightseeing tours of incredible Porto and Lisbon, have fun during a funicular ride up to the Bairro Alto, marvel at the allure of Braga and its 11th-century Cathedral, and take in the scenic views of the Douro Valley where you'll be offered to participate in a memorable wine tasting with lunch.

8 days2 cities
Portugal1 country
Lisbon, Portugal

The westernmost capital of Europe on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon, is home to the world's greatest explorers.

Day by day
Day-by-day program
Arrival in Lisbon

Today you arrive in the glorious capital of Portugal - Lisbon! Upon arrival, your driver meets you and takes you to your downtown hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free for you to relax or start exploring the abundant heritage left here almost intact from one of the world's greatest kingdoms in history!

No meals included.

Lisbon Walking City Tour & Fado Show

After breakfast, you meet your guide and enjoy a panoramic walking sightseeing tour of Lisbon. During the tour, you'll see the most famous attractions, including Restauradores Square with the Obelisk commemorating the Restoration of Portugal’s independence from Spain in 1640.

You'll take a funicular up to the Bairro Alto and admire the view of the Mouraria district and the Sao Jorge Castle, the charming neighborhood of Chiado abundant in old cafés, shops, and theaters.

Then you proceed to Baixa (including Rossio Square) where you learn how the city was destroyed in 1755 by a massive earthquake and then totally rebuilt to become the city of today.

Continue to Alfama, Lisbon’s oldest district, to admire the Se Cathedral - the city’s oldest church and Commerce Square.

After the tour, you'll return to your hotel and have some time to rest. As a highlight, in the evening you are invited to the Fado Show with dinner. The musical form of Fado was adopted as part of Portuguese culture and is a symbol of the nation now. The show venue is located within walking distance of the hotel.

Breakfast and dinner are included.

Trip to Sintra & Visit to the Belem Quarter

Following breakfast, you meet your driver-guide and start your journey on an exciting day-trip to one of Portugal's most beautiful destinations - Sintra, famous for its fairytale castles and beautiful scenery. Upon arrival, you visit the amazing Pena Palace with a round trip shuttle bus (up to the Pena Palace).

Then you have some free time for lunch (not included) before your driver-guide takes you back to Lisbon. Upon arrival, you visit the Belem Quarter, where you admire the Jerónimos Monastery (from the outside). Also you make stops for photos at the ancient Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoverers.

After the tour, you are transferred back to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Breakfast is included.

*Please, note: due to limited access to Pena Palace, in July and August entrance to Pena can be changed for the Queluz Palace & Gardens or for the Ajuda Palace.

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Hotel da Baixa Lisbon

The charming 4-star Hotel da Baixa Lisbon awaits you in the bustling capital of Portugal!

2 hrs 50 min

Admire the beautiful sceneries of Portugal through your window while onboard a comfortable train. Providing all the necessary amenities, such as power sockets and luggage compartments, it is one of the best ways to travel in the country. 

Porto, Portugal

Romantic Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal and among the oldest cities in Europe, famous for its outstanding architecture and port wine.

Day by day
Day-by-day program
Arrival & Port Wine Tasting

In the morning following breakfast, you check-out from your hotel and have a transfer to the train station where you take a train to beautiful Porto. 

Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the train station and transfers you to the hotel. You drop off your luggage and together with a guide start a welcome walking tour from Palacio da Bolsa to Luis I Bridge. As a highlight of your introduction to Porto, you walk to a winery for port wine tasting.

After the introductory walk, you return to your centrally located hotel to check-in. The rest of the day is free.

Breakfast and drinks are included.

Exploring the Highlights of Porto

After breakfast, you meet your guide who takes you on an exhilarating walking tour of Porto's main landmarks.

Located along the Douro river estuary in northern Portugal, Porto encompasses one of the oldest European town centers which is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The first stop of your tour is the iconic Lello Bookshop, the oldest bookshop in Portugal. This bookshop was often visited by J.K.Rowling when she was an English teacher in Porto. During the tour, you also admire the most significant city monuments, including the railway station of Sao Bento, the Porto Cathedral, and San Francisco Church.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included

Braga & Guimaraes Old Town Sightseeing Tours

Following breakfast, your guide and driver take you to Minho - the greenest region of Portugal, famous for its amazing landscapes, wonderful cultural heritage, and authentic handicrafts, which make Minho a region with the unique personality full of traditions.

Upon arrival in the capital of the region - the ancient city of Braga, you visit its 11th century Braga Cathedral (entrance tickets are included) and admire the impressive the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus.

You then take a trip to the cradle of Portugal - the medieval city of Guimaraes, where you explore its UNESCO-listed Old Town and visit its famous Palace of the Dukes (entrance tickets are included).

After the tour, your driver takes you back to your hotel in Porto. The rest of the day is free.

Breakfast is included.

Day Trip to the Douro Valley

Following breakfast, you meet your guide-driver who takes you on a full-day tour to the breathtaking Douro Valley Wine Region, a famous UNESCO Heritage Site recognized as the best river destination of Europe.

The tour starts in the historical city of Amarante where you see the impressive Bridge and the Sao Goncalo Church. Afterward, you make a stop in Regua, the center of the Port wine region. As a highlight of the tour, you are taken to a wine tasting at Quinta Do Seixo from Sandeman, renown for its amazing view from the top of the mountain to the vineyards. Here you are treated to a wine tasting and lunch.

Your route then takes you along one of the most beautiful roads of Portugal to the small town of Pinhão where you see beautiful blue tin-glazed ceramic tilework, called Azulejos, at the famous railway station. After the tour, you are transferred back to your hotel in Porto and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast, wine tasting, and lunch are included.

Departure from Porto

This is the last day of your amazing tour to Portugal! After breakfast, your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home.

We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

PortoBay Teatro

PortoBay Teatro is a four-star hotel in the center of Porto with spacious rooms that are distinctive, comfortable, and contemporary in style.

What's included

  • Accommodation at remarkable 4-star hotels in Lisbon and Porto;
  • Delicious buffet breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Wine tasting according to the itinerary;
  • Fado show with dinner;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Professional English-speaking guides;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary;
  • First class train tickets from Lisbon to Porto;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.


Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, and all personal expenses, as well as all tourist fees & taxes.

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides and drivers;
  • Private transfers throughout the program;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Relaxed pace with at least a 3-nights stay in each city with sufficient time to immerse yourself in the local culture;
  • Explore the cradle of the Portuguese culture with the visit to an exceptionally well preserved Historic Centre of Guimarães;
  • Immersion into Portugal's musical culture during a live Fado performance.
  • A full-day tour to the breathtaking Douro Valley Wine Region with a wine tasting.

What To Know

  • Credit cards are not accepted at many places, so make sure to withdraw some cash from the ATM beforehand
  • Be prepared for currency conversion fees when paying with a card issued in USD
  • Tips to guides, drivers and restaurant staff in Europe are accepted but are fully at your discretion