Trip Overview

Best of Lisbon, Porto & Douro Valley

Tour rating: 4.93 / 5, Based on 35 Reviews
Small group tour to Portugal

Treat yourself to a getaway to Portugal and explore this sun-kissed spectacular country. The tour offers excellent included activities (such as wine-tastings & a Fado show), guided tours, introducing you to the rich history waiting to be explored, as well as stays only at centrally-located hotels, private transfers, and small groups (no more than 14 people.)

 

Best of Lisbon, Porto & Douro Valley

9 days3 cities
Portugal1 country
Small group tour to Portugal
From
$2,698
Tour rating: 4.93 / 5, Based on 35 Reviews

Treat yourself to a getaway to Portugal and explore this sun-kissed spectacular country. The tour offers excellent included activities (such as wine-tastings & a Fado show), guided tours, introducing you to the rich history waiting to be explored, as well as stays only at centrally-located hotels, private transfers, and small groups (no more than 14 people.)

 

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Lisbon

first destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Lisbon
Transfer
Transfer

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.

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Day 2
Exploring the Highlights of Lisbon & Fado Show
City tour
City tour
Show
Show

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

You 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 Se Cathedral - the city’s oldest church and Commerce Square.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have some time for rest. In the evening you gather together with your fellow travelers to enjoy Fado Show with welcome dinner. The musical form of Fado was adopted as a part of Portuguese culture and is now a symbol of the nation. The show venue is located within walking distance of the hotel.

Breakfast and dinner are included.

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Day 3
Trip to Sintra & Visit to the Belem Quarter
Day tour
Day tour

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, that is famous for its fairy-tale castles and beautiful scenery. Upon arrival you visit the fairytale 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). You also make photo stops at the ancient Belem Tower and 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.​

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Turim Terreiro do Paco Hotel, Lisbon
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Located right on the banks of the River Tagus, the Turim Terreiro do Paco Hotel offers cozy guestrooms, equipped with everything you need for a great stay, and offers excellent service. It boasts an indoor gourmet restaurant and a nice bar with a great selection of cocktails.

Welcome to Lisbon

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

train
Lisbon
Porto
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

second destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Arrival to Porto & Port Wine Tasting
City tour
City tour
Tasting
Tasting

In the morning following breakfast, you check-out from your hotel and meet your guide and driver. You are taken to the train station where you take a train to Porto - the romantic second-largest city in Portugal (train tickets are included).

In about three hours you arrive in the city, where your guide meets you at the train station in Porto. You are transferred to your hotel to drop off your luggage and together with your guide you 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 for check-in. The rest of the day is free.

Breakfast and drinks are included.

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Day 5
Exploring the Highlights of Porto
City tour
City tour

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 in fact 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 taught English in Porto. During the tour, you also admire the most iconic 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.

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Day 6
Braga & Guimaraes Old Town Sightseeing Tours
Day tour
Day tour

Following breakfast, your guide-driver takes 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 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 guide-driver takes you back to your hotel in Porto. The rest of the day is free.

Breakfast is included.

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Hotel Dom Henrique, Porto
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The modern-looking Hotel Dom Henrique is located in the heart of amazing Porto and combines immaculate style and unimpeachable comfort. The guestrooms are equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Welcome to Porto

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

car
Porto
Pinhao
1 hr 20 min

Without a doubt, taking a car is one of the best ways to marvel at the beauty of sunny Portugal. Enjoy your comfortable ride and the breathtaking landscapes passing by outside the car window.

Pinhao

third destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Transfer to Pinhao & Douro Valley Exploration
Day tour
Day tour
Tasting
Tasting

Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel in Porto, together with your driver and guide, you head to Pinhao. Along the way, you explore 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 to your hotel in Pinhao Village for check-in and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast, wine tasting, and lunch are included.

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Day 8
Leisure Time in the Douro Valley
Free day
Free day

Today you have the day at leisure to explore the Douro Valley on your own or relax in your beautiful wine hotel.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 9
Departure
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your amazing tour to Portugal! After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and depart from Pinhao. Your driver takes you to Porto train station or the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Pinhao

Boasting a stunning location by the picturesque Douro Valley, the village of Pinhao is among the most scenic places for a getaway in this part of Portugal.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Lisbon, Porto, and Pinhao;
  • Delicious buffet breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Wine tastings in Porto and Quinta Do Seixo;
  • Fado Show with dinner in Lisbon;
  • Small group touring: up to 14 travelers (group size may vary in different cities);
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • 1st class train tickets Lisbon - Porto;
  • A comfortable car ride from the city of Porto to beautiful Pinhao;
  • Professional English-speaking guides;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary;
  • 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, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Intimate group size of up to only 14 travelers;
  • Professional local guides;
  • Private arrival and departure transfers;
  • Guided visits to the fairytale Pena Palace and the iconic Lello Bookshop, the oldest bookshop in Portugal;
  • Explore the cradle of the Portuguese culture while visiting an exceptionally well preserved Historic Centre of Guimarães;
  • Fado Show with dinner in Lisbon;
  • A memorable wine tasting at Quinta Do Seixo from Sandeman;
  • Four UNESCO World Heritage Sites included in one package.

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
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