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Set off on your exploration of colorful coastal Portugal, motherland to the Europe's greatest explorers, with our tailor-made small group tour. Discover the highlights of legendary Lisbon, stop by the fairy-tale castles of Sintra, stand on the Europe's Westernmost cliff in Cascais, enjoy the authentic Port Wine in Porto, and a lot more.
City:
Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, Porto
Duration:
7 days
Type:
Small group tour
From:
$1,799
Next date:
May 16, 2017 - May 22, 2017 View all dates

Overview

Day 1
Arrival in Lisbon

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.

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Day 2
Lisbon Old Town Tour & Visit of the Belem Quarter

After breakfast you meet your guide and go on a sightseeing tour of Lisbon. During the tour you visit both the old and new towns with its most famous attractions.

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Day 3
Exploring the Castles of Sintra, Cabo da Roca & Cascais

Following breakfast you meet your driver who takes you on an exciting day-trip to one of Portugal's most beautiful destinations - Sintra, famous for its fairy-tale castles and beautiful scenery.

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Day 4
Train Ride to Porto

In the morning following breakfast you check-out from your hotel. You have some free time to continue exploring Lisbon on your own. In the afternoon you take a train to Porto.

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Day 5
Exploring the Highlights of Porto & Port Wine Tasting

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

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Day 6
Braga & Guimaraes Old Town Sightseeing Tours

Following breakfast your driver takes you to Minho - the greenest region of Portugal, where you enjoy its ancient cities Braga and Guimaraes.

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Day 7
Departure from Porto or Recommended Extension to Algarve

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.

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Price

$1,799
Deposit $500
Small group tour
based on double occupancy
$2,569
Deposit $500
Single traveler

What's included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Lisbon and Porto;
  • Delicious buffet breakfasts at your hotels;
  • 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;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lisbon

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.

Optional extension: We recommend extending your journey to Spain by combining your trip with our Treasures of Southern Spain small group tour that starts prior to your Portugal tour. Contact your travel specialist for details.
Day 2: Lisbon Old Town Tour & Visit of the Belem Quarter

After breakfast you meet your guide and go on a 4-hour walking sightseeing tour of Lisbon (public transport included).

During the tour you visit both the old and new towns with its most famous attractions, including Rossio Square, Restauradores Square with the Obelisk commemorating the Restoration of Portugal’s independence from Spain in 1640, the charming neighborhood of Chiado abundant in old cafés, shops and theaters, and the Lisbon’s Sé Cathedral - the city’s oldest church.

Then you proceed to Commerce 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. You finish the tour with a walk at the Belem Quarter, where you see the Monument to the Discoveries and the ancient Belem Tower.

Optional tour: Fado Show & Dinner
Spend the evening enjoying a traditional live Fado performance, Portugal's greatest musical gem and its national symbol. Discover this country's soul as you savor delicious dishes of national cuisine in a restaurant and listen to rhythmic songs, accompanied by the melodic sounds of acoustic and Portuguese guitars.

Breakfast is included.

Day 3: Exploring the Castles of Sintra, Cabo da Roca & Cascais

Following breakfast you meet your guide and driver who take you 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 enjoy a guided walking tour of the historical center of Sintra and have some free time to buy some traditional souvenirs or visit the National Palace of Sintra on your own (no tickets included).

Then you proceed to the Moorish Castle - the historical 9th-century fortress built by Moors, where you spend some time walking to the castle walls to be awarded with breathtaking views of Sintra. After that you visit the fairy-tale National Palace of Pena to see its most interesting halls and rooms, including the Arab Room and the Queen’s Throne room.

You then continue your journey through the beautiful landscapes of Sintra-Cascais Natural Park to Cabo da Roca - the westernmost point in Europe, “where the land ends and sea begins”. You make a stop there to enjoy the views and take advantage of excellent photo opportunities.

Passing by the Boca do Inferno cliff you finally arrive at Cascais - the charming 12th-century coastal town, where you have free time to wander around its historical center or take a relaxing walk at the beach.

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

Breakfast is included.

Day 4: Train Ride to Porto

In the morning following breakfast you check-out from your hotel. You have some free time to continue exploring Lisbon on your own and buying souvenirs.

In the afternoon your driver takes you 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 driver meets you and takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5: Exploring the Highlights of Porto & Port Wine Tasting

After breakfast you meet your guide who takes you on an exhilarating sightseeing 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. During the tour you admire the most iconic city monuments, including the Lello Bookshop, Luis I Bridge and the Cathedral and see the railway station of São Bento.

The day is crowned with a tasting of the world famous Port wine in a renowned Wine Cellar of Vila Nova de Gaia.

After the tour you are transferred back to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast and wine tasting are included.

Day 6: Braga & Guimaraes Old Town Sightseeing Tours

Following breakfast your 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 a very unique personality full of traditions.

Upon arrival in the capital of the region - the ancient city of Braga, you visit its 11th century 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 Castle known as the birthplace of the first Portuguese King.

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

Breakfast is included.

Day 7: Departure from Porto or Recommended Extension to Algarve

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.

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.
  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Lisbon and Porto;
  • Delicious buffet breakfasts at your hotels;
  • 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;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

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

Pena National Palace, Sintra, Portugal

Sintra, Portugal

Visit Sintra - a picturesque Portuguese town spangled with castles, royal estates and gorgeous parks.

Cascais, Portugal

Cascais, Portugal

Cascais - a petite coastal town and the most westerly point on mainland Europe located a mere 20 miles west of Lisbon.

Porto, Portugal

Porto, Portugal

Romantic Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal and among the oldest cities in Europe.

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Dates Small group tour Single traveler
May 16, 2017 - May 22, 2017
$1,799
based on double occupancy
$2,569
May 29, 2017 - Jun 04, 2017
$1,799
based on double occupancy
$2,569
Jun 12, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017
$1,799
based on double occupancy
$2,569
Jul 10, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017
$1,799
based on double occupancy
$2,569
Aug 14, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017
$1,799
based on double occupancy
$2,569
Sep 11, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017
$1,799
based on double occupancy
$2,569
Oct 02, 2017 - Oct 08, 2017
$1,799
based on double occupancy
$2,569