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In addition to Porto and Lisbon, the two most prominent cultural destinations in Portugal, travelers will have the opportunity to explore Madeira, dubbed the “Garden of the Atlantic”. These three totally different destinations perfectly complement each other in terms of sightseeing, gastronomy and activities. After a week of climbing the hilly streets of Lisbon towards your next fix of pastel de n...

In addition to Porto and Lisbon, the two most prominent cultural destinations in Portugal, travelers will have the opportunity to explore Madeira, dubbed the “Garden of the Atlantic”. These three totally different destinations perfectly complement each other in terms of sightseeing, gastronomy and activities. After a week of climbing the hilly streets of Lisbon towards your next fix of pastel de nata and having one too many delicious Porto wine tastings, you'll be thrilled to finishing your adventure in Madeira, indulging in sheer relaxation in the calm island vibes.

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Day 1: Welcome to Portugal!

Arrival in Lisbon...

• Transfer from the airport to the hotel

• Spend the rest of your afternoon at leisure

• Depending on the time of arrival you can begin exploring on your own or enjoy the amenities of your hotel

Visited:
Lisbon

Day 2: Lisbon discovery

• Spend the day exploring Lisbon, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the world!

• Walk its narrow steep streets, its tiled sidewalks, visit its monuments, enjoy the view from its famous viewpoints

• Let's not forget about tasting the delicious local gastronomy, including the renowned pastel de nata!

• Also, hit the Belém quarter famous for its monuments from the age of the Portuguese Discoveries

Visited:
Lisbon, Belém

Day 3: Cascais & Sintra

• Pick up your rental car in the morning

• Head to Cascais and Estoril, two charming seaside villages near Lisbon

• Pass by Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of mainland Europe

• Later, visit Sintra, a historical village and UNESCO World Heritage Site

• Choose from a number of palaces to visit. Palacio da Pena is arguably the most emblematic one

Visited:
Lisbon, Cascais, Sintra

Day 4: Hidden treasures between Lisbon & Porto 

• Start in Óbidos, a historical middle age village with picturesque houses and streets

• Then, as you head north, you’ll get to choose from the following:

Nazaré - Small fishing village with great seafood restaurants. It's also famous for being home to the highest wave ever surfed in the world!

• Batalha – Famous for its 14th century Monastery, a masterpiece of Portuguese gothic architecture and a UNESCO world Heritage Site

• Coimbra – Home of the oldest University in Portugal and one of the oldest in Europe

• Aveiro – A picturesque where streets, bridges and canals intertwine often called 'Portuguese Venice'. Here, taste the famous local sweet “ovos moles”

Visited:
Lisbon, Óbidos, Nazaré, Batalha, Coimbra, Aveiro, Porto

Day 5: Porto & Guimarães 

• Start your day walking in Porto's historical center

• Visit monuments by leading world architects from the past and the present, including some fantastic baroque carvings

• Craving more of that delicious red stuff? Visit Port wine cellars for a tasting

• Later, drive to Guimarães (1h), a small town considered to be the cradle of the Portuguese Nation and place of birth of its first king

Visited:
Porto, Guimarães

Day 6: Flight to Madeira

• Drive to Porto airport and drop off your car

• Board your flight to Madeirā, an archipelago comprising 4 islands off the coast of Africa

• Upon arrival in Funchal, pick up your rental car at the airport

• Depending on the time of arrival, go for a walk in the city center, visit the Botanical Garden or visit Curral das Freiras, a settlement tucked away in the center of the island

Visited:
Porto, Madeirã, Funchal

Day 7: Drive along the coast of Madeira Island

• Take the day to explore the western half of the Madeira Island via a scenic coastal route

• It's best to set off with no destination and stop when things catch your eye

• Don't miss Cape Girão, the Garganta Funda waterfall and Porto Moniz’s natural pools

Visited:
Funchal, Porto Moniz

Day 8: Short hike in a levada

• Take the day to explore the Island, this time its eastern half

• Visit the traditional houses in Santana and the São Lourenço eastern tip of the Island

Go for a short hike in a “levada” (traditional trails along irrigation channels found in Madeira) - a must do!

Visited:
Funchal, Santana, Sao Lourenço

Day 9: Departure day

• Drive to Funchal’s airport and drop off your car

• Board your departure flight

Have a safe and pleasant journey!

Visited:
Funchal

LisbonBelémCascaisSintraÓbidosNazaréBatalhaCoimbraAveiroPortoGuimarãesMadeirãFunchalPorto MonizSantanaSao Lourenço

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

For 2 Adults
SeasonPrice Per Adult
Average trip price
All year round $1,350

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent
  • Car rental

Not included in the price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Domestic flights to Madeira
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