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Best of Portugal from Lisbon to Porto

7 days2 cities
Portugal1 country
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Small group tour to Portugal

Set off on your discovery of colorful coastal Portugal, motherland to Europe's greatest explorers, with our small group tour. Discover the highlights of the sun-kissed capital Lisbon, stop by the fairy-tale castles of Sintra, admire the Jerónimos Monastery in Belem Quarter and stroll one of the oldest European town centers in Porto.

7 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.

Note: The Hotel is not reachable by car, and you need to walk 3-5 minutes.

Exploring the Highlights of Lisbon & Fado Performance

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 to rest before going to the Fado Show with dinner.

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, 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.​

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 to Porto & Port Wine 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.

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 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.

  • Optional tours: Douro River Six Bridges Cruise or Port Wine Tour at Ferreira Cellars

Breakfast is included.

Braga & Guimaraes Old Town Sightseeing Tours

Following breakfast, your guide - 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 a 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.

Departure from Porto or Recommended Extension

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!

  • Recommended extensions: If you would like to extend your Portuguese vacation, continue exploring its wonders with our tailor-made extensions. Contact your specialist for details.
    1-day extension: Day Trip to the Douro Valley & Port Wine Tasting
    3-day extension: Extension to Algarve, Portugal's stunning southern region.

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 hotels in Lisbon and Porto;
  • Delicious buffet breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Port wine tasting in Porto;
  • Fado Show with dinner in Lisbon;
  • Small group touring: up to 14 travellers (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;
  • 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, and all personal expenses, as well as all tourist fees & taxes.

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Tour Highlights

  • Intimate group size of up to only 14 travellers;
  • 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;
  • 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