Private tour to Lisbon and Porto - Firebird Tours ®

Lisbon
Sintra
Portugal
Porto

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Trip Overview

Take a Portuguese adventure and enjoy the homeland of great discoverers! Begin in the fabulous capital Lisbon, visit the Belem Quarter and enjoy authentic live Fado show. Go on a trip to fairy-tale Sintra to see the National Palace and world-famous Pena Palace. Proceed to the highlights of Porto, including the Lello Bookshop and Luis I Bridge. Spend a day in the UNESCO-listed Douro Valley tasting local wines. As a grand final explore medieval Braga and Guimaraes and admire their impressive landmarks.

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.87 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star centrally located hotels:
    7 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private airport/railway station transfers
    Private drivers for day trips
    1 train ride between cities
    Funicular ride
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 2 guided walking city tours
    3 guided tours with private transportation
    5 guided visits to sights and museums
    Evening activity: Fado show
  • MEALS
  • 7 breakfasts
    1 dinner
    1 lunch
    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 at 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.

Breakfast and dinner are included.

Day 3
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.

Day 4
Train Ride to Porto & Port Wine Tasting

In the morning following breakfast, you check-out from your hotel and meet your 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.

Day 5
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.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6
Day Trip to the Douro Valley

Following breakfast, you meet your guide-driver who takes 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.

As a highlight of the tour, you are going to Sanderman's Quinta Do Seixo wine center, 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.

Breakfast, lunch, and drinks are included.

Day 7
Braga & Guimaraes Old Town Sightseeing Tours

After breakfast, your guide-driver takes you to Minho - the greenest region of Portugal, famous for its amazing landscapes, wonderful cultural heritage, and authentic handicrafts, which make Minho the region full of traditions with the unique personality.

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

Breakfast is included.

Day 8
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

7 nights at centrally-located 4-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 hotels in Lisbon and Porto;
  • Delicious buffet breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Lunch with a local Portuguese cuisine;
  • Wine tastings according to the itinerary;
  • Fado show with dinner;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Professional English-speaking guides;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary;
  • First class train tickets from Lisbon to Porto;
  • 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
  • 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;
  • Relaxed pace with at least a 3-nights stay in each city with sufficient time to immerse yourself in the local culture;
  • Explore the cradle of the Portuguese culture with the visit to an exceptionally well preserved Historic Centre of Guimarães;
  • Immersion into Portugal's musical culture during a live Fado performance;
  • Five UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Douro Valley Wine Region with its 2,000-year-old winemaking tradition all 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

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
4-star package
$2,586
Deposit $518
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
5-star package
$3,086
Deposit $618
Regular package
4-star package
$3,148
Deposit $630
Regular package
5-star package
$3,648
Deposit $730
Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
4-star package
$2,586
Deposit $518
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
5-star package
$3,086
Deposit $618
Regular package
4-star package
$3,148
Deposit $630
Regular package
5-star package
$3,648
Deposit $730

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