Luxury Tour of Portugal - Firebird Tours ®
Batalha
Sintra
Jeronimos Monastery, Lisbon
Braga

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Trip Overview

Treat yourself to a 5-star Portuguese experience as you explore the top attractions of this inspiring country. Private drivers, top-notch hotels, only best guides and all must-sees included. Immerse yourself in Portugal's culture as you attend a Fado Show, have fun during a tile painting workshop, see outstanding sights like the Pena Palace in Sintra and the gorgeous Monastery of Batalha, and taste delicious wines during a day trip to the Douro Valley.

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.98 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 5-star centrally located hotels: 9 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private airport/railway station transfers
    1 train ride between cities
    Private drivers for day trips
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 3 guided walking city tours
    4 guided day-tours outside cities
    10 guided visits to sights and museums
  • MEALS
  • 9 breakfasts
    1 lunch & 1 dinner
    2 wine tastings

Day-by-Day

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.

Day 2
Lisbon Walking City Tour & Fado 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 Fado Show with dinner. Transfers to and from the restaurant are included.

Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 3
Day Trip to Evora & Tile Painting Workshop

Following breakfast at your hotel, you meet your guide and driver and make your way to Evora, a charming city located in the heart of Alentejo region. The city boasts its museum-like walled center which dates back to the Roman times and is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Together with your guide you walk along the medieval white streets and marvel at the houses decorated with azulejos and wrought-iron balconies. During the tour you also visit Roman Temple, Cathedral of Evora and the Chapel of Bones.

After a break for lunch you head for the Setubal wine Region where you visit a wine, cheese and cork farm. Portugal is the world's leading manufacturer of cork, and today you have a great chance to discover the process of transforming raw cork into products. Later you are invited to taste Azeitão cheese and 5 different types of local wine.

As a highlight of your day, enjoy the tile painting workshop and create your own unique ceramic tile! After the tour you return to your Lisbon hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Please note: you can also witness the winemaking process if your tour runs from August to October

Breakfast and wine-tasting included.

Day 4
Trip to Sintra & Visit to the Belem Quarter

After breakfast you meet your guide and driver and start your journey on an exciting day-trip to one of Portugal's most beautiful destinations - the UNESCO-listed Cultural Landscape of Sintra, which 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 takes you back to Lisbon. Upon arrival you visit the Belem Quarter, where you admire the Jeronimos 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.

  • Optional tour: The National Tile Museum, Lisbon
    We invite you to explore Lisbon's National Tile Museum located in the former Convent of Madre Deus, founded by Queen D. Leonor in 1509.
  • Optional tour: Gastronomy Tour, Lisbon
    Set off on a gastronomic discovery of Portugal. In 3,5 hours you walk around neighborhoods of Lisbon, visit the market, and taste Portuguese dishes.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5
Trip to Coimbra via Obidos and Batalha

In the morning following breakfast you check out and start another day of exploring Portugal. Your guide and driver meet you at your hotel and take you 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.

You continue your trip to Batalha, its name meaning 'battle'. The town developed in the 14th century alongside the monastery, which was constructed by King Dom João I after Portugal defeated Castile at the Battle of Aljubarrota. You explore the majestic Monastery of Batalha, the masterpiece of Gothic architecture honored with UNESCO World heritage status (entrance is included).

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

  • Optional tour: Tour to Conimbriga Roman Ruins and Museum, Portugal
    Enrich your Portugal tour with a trip to Conimbriga where you find the excavations of one of the largest Roman settlements in Iberia.
  • Optional tour: Tour to Fatima, Portugal
    Explore the beautiful city of Fatima which is one of the most important shrines of the world dedicated to the Virgin Mary. During the tour, you explore the Sanctuary of Our Old Lady.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6
Exploring Coimbra & Departure to Porto

Following breakfast you check out from the hotel. Together with your guide you go on a walking sightseeing tour of Coimbra highlights.

Coimbra, located in the heart of Portugal, was the medieval capital for more than 100 years and is the oldest university city in Portugal. Monumental, inspiring and surprisingly charming, the city faces the Mondego River, crowned by the University and its stunning baroque library.

In the afternoon your driver transfers you to the train station where you take a train to Porto - the romantic second-largest city in Portugal. In about three hours you arrive in the city, meet your driver and have a transfer to your centrally located hotel. The rest of the evening is free.

  • Optional tour: Private Boat Cruise, Porto
    We invite you to a private guided boat ride to explore the beautiful bridges of Porto such as Luiz I bridge, Infante Dom Henrique’s bridge and D. Maria Pia’s bridge from the water side.

Breakfast is included.

Day 7
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 aslo admire the most iconic city monuments, including the railway station of Sao Bento, the Porto Cathedral and San Francisco Church (tickets to Lello Bookshop and San Francisco Church are included).

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 8
Day Trip to the Douro Valley & Port Wine Tasting

Following breakfast you meet your guide and 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 Amarante, where you see the impressive Bridge and Sao Goncalo Church. Afterwards, you make a stop in Regua - the center of the Port wine region.

Then 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.

The last destination for today is Aveleda Winery. After the tour you are transferred to your hotel in Porto and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast, lunch and wine-tasting included.

Day 9
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 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 driver takes you back to your hotel in Porto. The rest of the day is free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 10
Departure from Porto

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 extension: If you would like to extend your Portuguese vacation, continue exploring its wonders with our Extension to Algarve, Portugal's stunning southern region. Contact your specialist for details.

Breakfast is included.


Included

9 nights in top-notch 5-star hotels

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant

Always included:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

What's Included
  • Accommodation at remarkable 5-star hotels in Lisbon, Coimbra and Porto;
  • Delicious buffet breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Lunch with local Portuguese cuisine according to the itinerary;
  • Fado show with dinner;
  • Wine and cheese tastings at local farms and vineyards;
  • Entrance tickets to Pena Palace, Roman Temple, Cathedral of Evora, the Chapel of Bones, Batalha Monastery, Lello Bookstore, San Francisco Church, Braga Cathedral and Guimarães Castle;
  • Tile painting workshop;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • First class train tickets from Coimbra to 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.

Tour Highlights
  • A fully tailor-made program according to your interest
  • Your own professional local guides and drivers
  • Private transfers throughout the program
  • Full flexibility of hotel options
  • Exploring the top attractions of Lisbon, including the Belem Quarter and Jeronimos Monastery
  • Attending a Fado Show with dinner
  • Day trip to historic Evora and tile painting workshop
  • Visiting the fairy-tale Pena Palace in Sintra
  • Trip to the Duoro Valley with port wine tasting
  • Enjoying best sights of Porto such as the Lello Bookshop and Sao Bento station
  • Touring historic Portuguese cities, including Obidos, Batalha, Coimbra, Braga & Guimaraes
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

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends Trip (4+ travelers)
$6,728
Deposit $1,346
Regular package
$6,994
Deposit $1,399
View all dates
Package type Price
Friends Trip (4+ travelers)
$6,728
Deposit $1,346
Regular package
$6,994
Deposit $1,399

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