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Highlights of Portugal - from Porto to the South

12 days3 cities
Portugal1 country
Tour rating: 4 / 5, Based on 105 Reviews
Private tour to Portugal

Immerse yourself in Porto's timeless alleys, where echoes of history resonate around every corner. Then, let Lisbon's colorful pathways and majestic gothic monuments enchant you before unwinding under the endless sun of the Algarve, where golden beaches cascade into breathtaking cliffs.

12 days3 cities
Portugal1 country
From
 $5,288 
Porto, Portugal
4
days
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
Hotel
Day-by-day program
1
day
Arrival to Porto

Welcome to Porto - the most romantic coastal city of Portugal!

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

2
day
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.

3
day
Day Trip to the Douro Valley with Port Wine Tasting

Following breakfast, you meet your guide-driver who take 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 Lamego. Afterwards, you make a stop in Regua - the center of the Port wine region. As a highlight of the tour you are taken to wine tasting at Quinta do Bomfim, 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 Porto and spend the rest of the day at leisure. 

4
day
Braga & Guimaraes Old Town Sightseeing Tours

After 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 very 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 you are transferred to your hotel in Porto. The rest of the day is free.

Your choice of hotels

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

Eurostars Aliados
train
Porto
Lisbon
2h 44min

Hop on a scenic train journey from Porto to Lisbon, where stunning landscapes unfold along the route, connecting the charm of northern tradition with the vibrant heart of Portugal's capital.

Lisbon, Portugal
4
days
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
Hotel
Day-by-day program
5
day
Arrival to Lisbon

After a delicious breakfast in your hotel, check out and meet your private driver who takes you to the train station where you take a train to Lisbon - the fabulous capital of Portugal!

Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to the hotel for the 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.

6
day
Exploring the Highlights of Lisbon & Fado Show with Dinner

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 neighbourhood 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 before returning back to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

After the tour, you return to your hotel. 

In the evening we invite you to visit the world-famous Fado Show. The musical form of Fado was adopted as a part of Portuguese culture and is now a symbol of the nation. Visiting the show also includes dinner.

7
day
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 - UNESCO-listed Cultural Landscape of Sintra, that is famous for its fairy-tale castles and beautiful scenery. Upon arrival, you visit the 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.

*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.

8
day
Exploring Cabo da Roca & Cascais 

In the morning you meet your private guide-driver and embark on a day-trip exploring the wonderful sights located not far from Lisbon.

You first take a ride through Sintra-Cascais Natural Park to reach 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 Hell's Mouth Cliff (or Boca do Inferno) you finally arrive at Cascais - the charming 12th-century coastal town, where you wander around its historical center and take a relaxing walk at the beach.

After the tour you are transferred back to your hotel in Lisbon. 

Your choice of hotels

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

Lx Boutique Hotel

Experience the chic ambiance of the Lx Boutique Hotel, nestled in the pulsating heart of Lisbon. This boutique haven provides a perfect blend of contemporary style and classic comfort, with artfully decorated rooms offering breathtaking views of the Tagus River.

train
Lisbon
Algarve
2h 51min

Set off on a picturesque train journey from Lisbon to the Algarve, where you can transition from the historic charm of Portugal's capital to the sun-drenched, stunning coastlines of the south, promising an escape filled with scenic beauty and serene beaches.

Algarve
4
days
Portugal

Algarve, Portugal

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
9
day
Arrival to Algarve

After enjoying a delicious breakfast at your hotel, check out and meet your private driver who will take you to the train station. From there, you'll board a train to Faro in the Algarve region. 

This stunning region of southern Portugal is a haven of natural beauty, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality. 

Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. You will stay in Faro, a gem in the Algarve region, known for its stunning coastal scenery, rich history, and vibrant culture. 

Relax and unwind in the comfort of your accommodations, take a stroll around the local area, or perhaps enjoy the hotel’s amenities. The choice is yours to begin your Algarve experience in the most relaxing way possible.

10
day
Seven Hanging Valley Trail 

Your driver will greet you at your hotel and transport you to Farol de Alfanzinha, where you'll meet your guide for the day and embark on a leisurely walking journey along the stunning cliffs and beaches.

The adventure begins with a scenic walk in the eastward direction towards Benagil, where you'll have the opportunity to pause and relax at the beautiful Benagil beach for a refreshing break and perhaps a coffee.

Continuing along the coastline, we'll head towards Senhora da Rocha, with another stop at the picturesque Praia da Albandeira, where you can enjoy a possible picnic lunch amidst breathtaking scenery.

As we reach Senhora da Rocha, you'll have the chance to savor a delightful lunch (not included) at either the Beach Restaurant Vilarinho or Restaurant Palmeiras, overlooking the serene waters.

After lunch, your driver will transfer you back to your hotel, concluding a day filled with exploration, relaxation, and unforgettable memories of Carvoeiro's coastal beauty. 

11
day
Portimão & Lagos Ponta da Piedade With Lunch 

Venture through the Algarve's natural wonders and vibrant local life with this multi-stop excursion from Albufeira. Explore iconic destinations such as Ponta da Piedade, Lagos, Praia da Rocha, and more, while soaking in breathtaking views at every turn.

Your adventure begins with convenient pickup from your hotel. From there, you'll head straight to Ponta da Piedade, a scenic 45-minute drive away. Marvel at the stunning cliffs of this headland, which boasts some of the Algarve's most impressive natural formations.

Opt to take a boat trip to explore the captivating grottos and sea caves of Ponta da Piedade before continuing your journey. Next, venture to Lagos, a historic town steeped in maritime lore and tales of pirates. Explore the charming city center, where local artists showcase their talents and share captivating stories.

Indulge in a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Lagos before heading to Praia da Rocha in Portimao. Here, admire the picturesque views of Forte de Santa Catarina overlooking the marina and Arade River, rounding off your unforgettable trip through the Algarve. 

12
day
Departure from Algarve

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, check out and meet your private driver, who will take you to the Faro airport

Your choice of hotels

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

3HB Faro

Experience the ultimate in comfort and style at 3HB Faro, a contemporary urban oasis in the heart of Faro's charming downtown.

What's included

  • Accommodation at remarkable 4-star hotels in Porto, Lisbon and Algarve;
  • Delicious buffet breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Lunch with local Portuguese cuisine according to the itinerary;
  • Fado show with dinner;
  • Entrance tickets to Pena Palace, Lello Bookstore, San Francisco Church, Braga Cathedral and Guimarães Castle;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • 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

  • Discovering Lisbon's iconic landmarks, including the historic Belem Quarter and the magnificent Jeronimos Monastery
  • Indulging in an authentic Fado Show paired with a delightful dinner
  • Marveling at the fairy-tale Pena Palace in Sintra
  • Embarking on a scenic trip to the Douro Valley for exclusive port wine tasting
  • Enjoying a picturesque day trip to Cabo da Roca & the charming town of Cascais
  • Experiencing the stunning coastal beauty of Carvoeiro
  • Exploring Porto's unique attractions, such as the magical Lello Bookshop and the historic Sao Bento station
  • Touring the storied cities of Braga & Guimaraes, rich in Portuguese history

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