Price
$1595 per person
Duration
APR '23 - OCT '23
Destination
Portugal
Travellers
2
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Be captivated by the vibrant cities of Portugal on a spellbinding journey through its most inspiring destinations. Explore the lively neighborhoods of Lisbon and the fairytale castles of Sintra before traveling to the holy city of Fatima, filled with enigmatic spiritual landmarks. Finally, uncover the heart of Porto, known for its delicious wine and colorful buildings.

What's included

Destination
Departure Location
USA
Return Location
USA
Price includes
  • Accommodation
  • Activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • All transfers as indicated in itinerary
  • Breakfast only
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in your choice of hotels.
  • 4 nights Lisbon
  • 1 night Fatima
  • 2 nights Porto
  • 7 Meals: 7 breakfasts.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
  • English-speaking guide

Special Features

  • Full-Day Tour of Lisbon
  • Excursion to Sintra
  • Obidos, Nazare & Fatima Excursion
  • Christ Convent in Tomar & Coimbra Tour
  • Panoramic Tour of Porto
  • Visit to Aveiro

Is This Trip Right for You?
This program is active. Walking is done over cobbled streets, uneven surfaces, stairs, steps, and significant slopes. Expect most of the sightseeing to require three to four hours of walking as well as a considerable time standing. Many historical cities have specific driving regulations, with set drop off and pick up points, that result in extra walking to and from the sights. The pacing is active as many sites are included. This is an Small Group program. For more information, click here

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
Day 1

Depart for Portugal

Board your flight to Lisbon, Portugal. 

Day 2

Arrive in Lisbon

Touch down in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, known for its dramatic coastline and pastel-colored buildings. Transfer to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Why not explore the oldest parts of the city to admire the ornate architecture or simply enjoy the views of the River Tagus from one of the many riverside cafes and bars. Overnight stay in Lisbon.

Day 3

Full-Day Tour of Lisbon

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off on a full day tour of Lisbon for an eye-opening overview of this incredible city. Begin with a fascinating walking tour of Alfama, one of the oldest areas in the city, perched upon the hillside with spectacular views across the sprawling cityscape. End your morning tour at the church of the Monastery of Jeronimos, home to the tomb of Vasco da Gama and the famous poet Camões. Stop for a moment to contemplate the incredible Belem Tower before heading to the Pasteis de Belem for a mouth-watering pastry tasting session. Be sure to try a delicious Portuguese Tart, perhaps the most famous pastry in the country. In the afternoon, explore the city center around the Praça do Comércio Square and Rossio Square area before enjoying some free time to discover the city at your own pace. Overnight stay in Lisbon. (B)

*Optional Dinner & Fado Show: Head to the historic neighbourhood of Alfama to indulge in an evening of traditional Portuguese cuisine accompanied by the melancholic sounds of Fado music. Soak up the warm atmosphere and listen to the soft melodies of the Portuguese guitar as you experience the authentic musical heritage of Lisbon for yourself! 

Day 4

Excursion to Sintra

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off on an excursion to Sintra, an unforgettable town and UNESCO World Heritage Site, filled with 19th-century Romanticist architecture, fairytale castles and exquisite gardens. Here you'll visit the Quinta da Regaleira Gardens and Palace considered the most enigmatic of all the estates in Sintra. The palace is a fusion of ornate and colorful architectural styles but the main attraction is the extensive gardens, filled with symbolism and intriguing constructions. After the tour, enjoy free time in Sintra to explore at your own pace. In the afternoon head to Cape Roca, the most westerly point of the European continent. Here you can soak up the views of the Atlantic Ocean and explore the village of Cascais, once the chosen beach destination of the aristocracy. Return to Lisbon and enjoy the remainder of the day exploring the delights of this cosmopolitan city at your leisure. Overnight stay in Lisbon. (B)

Day 5

Lisbon - Óbidos - Nazaré - Fátima + (Obidos, Nazare & Fatima Excursion)

Breakfast at the hotel. Head to Obidos today, one of the best-known villages in Portugal thanks to its magical cobblestone streets and charming architecture, enclosed within medieval city walls. Next, visit Nazare, a surfers paradise, home to some of the largest waves in the world and the most popular beach destination on the Silver Coast. Finish the day in the historic and fascinating city of Fatima, one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Catholics. Sacred sights here include the Capelinha das Aparições, where the Virgin Mary is believed to have appeared to local children in 1917, the Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Rosário, with its golden angels, and the modern church of Igreja da Santíssima Trindade. Spend the evening at your leisure, discovering the sights and sounds of this beautiful city at your own pace. Overnight stay in Fatima. (B)

Day 6

Fatima - Coimbra - Aveiro - Porto + (Christ Convent in Tomar & Coimbra Tour)

Breakfast at the hotel. Bid farewell to Fatima today as you set for Tomar to visit the famous Convent of Christ complex, once a stronghold of the Templars in the 12th-century. Uncover the history of the Templars in Portugal, including the beautiful medieval chapel and the ornate cloister, a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture. Explore this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site before continuing to the city of Coimbra, once the capital of Portugal and today a student city, home to the oldest university in the country. As the day draws to a close, travel to Porto, in northern Portugal on the banks of the Douro River. With its stunning Old Town, Porto is one of the highlights of any trip to Portugal. Spend the evening at your leisure, exploring the city's atmospheric streets. Overnight stay in Porto. (B)

Day 7

Panoramic Tour of Porto

Breakfast at the hotel. Begin the day with a panoramic tour of Porto to see the main attractions of the city such as the exterior of Clérigos Tower, Aliados Avenue and the impressive Sao Bento train station. Afterwards, visit Bolsa Palace, a stunning 19th-century neoclassical Stock Exchange and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to the Church of Saint Francis, decorated with ornate golden gild work, typical of the Portuguese Baroque era. In the afternoon, soak up the delights of Porto at your own pace, admiring the famous tiled facades or sampling the authentic local port in a cosy cafe. Alternatively, we recommend an unforgettable boat tour on the River Douro.* Overnight stay in Porto. (B)

*Optional River Douro Boat Tour: In the afternoon, set off on an unforgettable boat tour on the Douro River to enjoy spectacular views of the city. After cruising on the river, visit a local port wine cellar and enjoy a tasting session of this typical Portuguese drink. 

Please note: Entrance to the Bolsa Palace (10 euros per person) and Church of Saint Francis (8 euros per person) is optional and is not included. 

Day 8

Porto - Aveiro - Lisbon + (Visit to Aveiro)

Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Porto this morning, headed for the charming coastal city of Aveiro where you can enjoy some free time to explore its picturesque canals and colorful architecture. In the afternoon, return to the capital of Lisbon and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to soak up the ambience of this lively city or do some last-minute shopping. Overnight stay in Lisbon. (B)

Day 9

Depart Portugal

Breakfast* at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for your flight (B)

 

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    Price
    $1595 per person
    Duration
    APR '23 - OCT '23
    Destination
    Portugal
    Travellers
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