The Best of Portugal
Discover the Best of Portugal and it’s greatest attractions including Lisbon, Porto and the charming villages of Sintra, Cascais, Óbidos and Aveiro across 6 leisurely days. Enjoy guided city tours, dinner and a Fado show, a traditional cruise on a Ribero, Port tastings and lunch and wine tasting in the Douro Valley.
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Day 1: Lisbon
Welcome to Portugal’s capital Lisbon – one of the oldest cities in the world that dates to 1200BC. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy a leisurely morning. Our tour begins at 2:00pm in the hotel lobby for a guided city sightseeing tour including the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower. The monastery, now home to the Maritime and National Archaeology Museum, contains exquisite ornate features and shrine like entrances. The Belém Tower is iconic and played a significant role in Portuguese maritime discoveries. After tasting the famous Pastéis de Belém, continue to Alfama, the oldest part of city, that remains a picturesque labyrinth of narrow streets and small squares.
Hotel: Pousada de Lisboa or similar, 3 nights
Day 2: Lisbon – Sintra – Cascais – Lisbon
Enjoy an excursion to Sintra, home to royal retreats, estates and castles dotted amongst the Sintra Mountains and Natural Park. This landscape is UNESCO World Heritage Listed. Visit Pena National Palace, a national monument and one of Portugal’s Seven Wonders. Continue to the former fishing village of Cascais, before returning to Lisbon.
Day 3: Lisbon
The day is yours to explore Lisbon at your leisure. Options include visiting the shopping district of Chiado, the bustling Bairro Alto district or the Castelo de Sao Jorge for its spectacular views. In the evening, enjoy tickets to a dinner with a Fado show of traditional Portuguese music.
Day 4: Lisbon – Óbidos – Aveiro – Porto
Visit the quaint hilltop village of Óbidos. Surrounded by medieval walls, the former Roman settlement features a unique city gate decorated with intricate tiles and paintings, cobbled streets and a Moorish Castle. Continue to the charming and picturesque seaside town of Aveiro, complete with canals, small bridges and traditional building façades made of glazed ceramic tiles and painted in a variety of colours and patterns. Afterward continue to Porto, a beautiful city built on the hillside of the Douro River.
Hotel: Carris Porto Ribeira or similar, 2 nights
Day 5: Porto
Enjoy a guided walking tour of Porto’s UNESCO World Heritage historic centre with its beautiful period buildings and winding narrow streets overlooking the Douro riverfront. The tour includes the Stock Exchange Palace, the Ribeira District and a visit and tasting to one of the town’s famous underground Port cellars. Finish with a wonderful cruise along the Douro River on a traditional Ribero. The rest of the day is available to self-explore.
Day: 6 Porto – Douro Valley – Porto
Today, we travel to the enchanting UNESCO World Heritage listed Alto Douro region, where landholders have been producing wine for over 2000 years. Visit a winery for a tour, wine tasting and closing tour lunch before returning to Porto for your ongoing journey.
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|July: 01, 28||$3,290.00||$4,890.00|
|2021 Dates & Prices|
|July: 07, 28||$4,090.00||$6,190.00|
|Meals:||5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner|
|Transport:||Deluxe VIP transport|
|Accommodation:||5 nights accommodation|
|Guide:||English Speaking Guide|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.