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Best of Portugal from Lisbon to Porto & Coimbra Extension

9 days3 cities
Portugal1 country
Tour rating: 4.88 / 5, Based on 36 Reviews
Small group tour to Portugal

Set off on a saturated journey around Portugal, the land of Europes greatest voyagers, and discover its hidden wonders. During your 9-day trip, you explore the major attractions of Lisbon, appreciate the allure of the Sintra colorful castles, taste the best wines in Porto, and even visit Portugal’s medieval capital.

9 days3 cities
Portugal1 country
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$2,618
Day-By-Day
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon

first destination

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

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

Welcome to Lisbon - the fabulous capital of Portugal! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Exploring the Highlights of Lisbon & Fado Performance
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 to rest before going to the impressive Fado Show with welcome dinner.

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).

  • 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.​

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.

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Casual Belle Epoque Lisboa
4

A great location of this cozy 4-star hotel allows all the guests to enjoy the city and reach the main highlights such as famous Sé Cathedral, Casual Belle Epoque just walking from the property.

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, Portugal

Porto

second destination

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

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in 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 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 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.

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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.

train
Porto
Coimbra
1 hr

Without a doubt, one of the most convenient options to travel between these wonderful Portuguese cities is taking a modern train. Sit back, relax, and enjoy countless enchanting sceneries passing by the outside of the train window.

Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra

third destination

Once holding the throne as the capital of Portugal, Coimbra is now among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Situated along the Mondego River, the lovely city is famous for its authentic medieval old town.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Exploring Aveiro on the Way to Coimbra
Day tour
Day tour

Following breakfast and check out, you meet your guide and head to the spectacular city of Aveiro which is famous for its unusually designed boats. Apart from delving into the cozy atmosphere of this lovely town, you also explore the beautiful Lagoon of Aveiro and the impressive Lighthouse of Barra. 

After that, you travel to Coimbra, the medieval capital of the country for more than 100 years. Upon arrival, you set off on a sightseeing tour covering all major highlights of this charming university city. 

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

Breakfast is included.

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Day 8
Tour of Fatima & Obidos on the Way to Lisbon
Day tour
Day tour

In the morning following breakfast, you check out and start another day of exploring Portugal. Your guide-driver meets you at your hotel and takes you to Fatima, well-known for housing the most significant place of worship in entire Portugal, the majestic sanctuary of Fatima. While learning more about the history of this architectural masterpiece, you also visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary designed by the Dutch architect Gerard van Krieken.

You continue your trip to the charming town of Obidos. During the tour, you admire its medieval castle dating back to the 12th century and the authentic white painted houses with terracotta tiled roofs.

Your final destination for today is the city of Lisbon where you check in to your centrally located hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Tivoli Coimbra Hotel, Coimbra
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Looking for a place to stay in sunny Coimbra? Without a doubt, the Tivoli Coimbra Hotel is among the best choices you can make. The property offers light and spacious rooms, great service, and excellent amenities.

car
Coimbra
Lisbon
2 hrs

After exploring the charming city of Coimbra, let our trusted driver take you to the legendary capital of Portugal. During the ride, you get to witness some absolutely breathtaking sceneries, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the views.

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon

fourth destination

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

1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 9
Departure from Lisbon
Transfer
Transfer

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.

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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.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Lisbon, Porto, and Coimbra;
  • Delicious buffet breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Fado show with dinner in Lisbon;
  • Port wine tasting in Porto;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Coimbra Sightseeing;
  • Tour of Fatima & Obidos.

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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