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Portugal Iconic sites of Portugal

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Situated at the end of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal will not disappoint even the most seasoned traveler. From its vineyard-filled northern valleys to surfing on the coast and sampling delicious regional foods, there is something for everyone. This trip will show you the best Portugal as to offer! See you soon!
Tour itinerary includes
  • Food and drink
    Food and drink
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Wine tasting
    Wine tasting
  • Nature escape
    Nature escape

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival in Porto

• Your private driver will meet you at Porto Airport and take you to your hotel.
• Enjoy free time to discover Porto on your own before enjoying dinner at a Portuguese restaurant downtown.

Accommodation: Apartment stay in central Porto.

Visited:
Porto

Day 2: Porto, between the city and the sea

• Explore Porto and its charm by choosing one of the following options: 

OPTION 1
The City 
Take a walking tour through Porto's UNESCO World Heritage historical centre, discovering its main attractions from the Cathedral down to the unique Douro riverbanks.
• Visit the countless museums and ancient churches that recently earned it the title Best European Destination.
• Visit three local restaurants and sample some local delicacies!
OPTION 2
The Sea 
• Begin with a visit to a nearby beach, waiting for the traditional fishing boats to come in and bargain their catch.
• After, head to a top-quality sardine canning factory for a tasting.
• For lunch, choose your fresh fish directly from the market and have it prepared at a restaurant nearby.


• This afternoon, enjoy a guided tour & tasting at a Port wine cellar.

Accommodation: Apartment stay in central Porto.

Visited:
Porto

Day 3: Exploring Peneda-Gerês National Park

• Self-drive from Porto to your next destination, Peneda-Gerês National Park.
• This morning, take your pick from the following activities: 

OPTION 1
• A full-day of mountain trekking with a picnic lunch.

OPTION 2
• A canyoning adventure (adjustable difficulty; only between April and October);

OPTION 3
Kayaking on the Lima or Vez Rivers plus a half-day mountain trek or self-guided bike ride along a riverside trail. 

No matter what you choose, a delicious lunch will be included.

Accommodation: 3-star hotel or country house accommodation.

Visited:
Porto, Peneda-Gerês

Day 4: Into the Douro wine region

• Self-drive from Peneda-Gerês National Park to your next destination, Pinhão in the Douro Valley. 
• Stop for lunch at one of the most exquisite wine estates and producers of Port and Douro Wines, overlooking the vineyards and the river.
• Afterwards, enjoy a guided tour and tasting at their winery. 

Accommodation: Wine estate property in the Douro Valley.

Visited:
Peneda-Gerês, Douro

Day 5: Hike through the Schist villages

• This morning, self-drive from the Douro Valley to the central region of Portugal towards the picturesque Schist villages.
• Enjoy lunch in a rustic restaurant before meeting your guide to set off for an afternoon of hiking along the green mountains of Serra da Lousã, following a path of both natural and historical importance.
• Walk along the mountainous routes of the ancient villagers, passing a castle and a chapel before making your way through the two of the official Schist villages.

Accommodation: 4-star hotel or country house accommodation.

Visited:
Douro, Serra da Lousã

Day 6: Tomar and Mira de Aire

• After breakfast, self-drive from Lousã to your next destination, Lisbon, visiting two Portuguese wonders along the way.
• Take your time and visit the Templar's Knight Convent of Christ, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which was a fortress, a temple and allegedly a place for secret meetings and rituals!
• We also suggest a visit to one of Portugal's natural wonders: The Mira De Aire Caves.
• This afternoon, enjoy free time in Lisbon on your own.

Accommodation: An authentic apartment stay in downtown Lisbon.

Visited:
Serra da Lousã, Lisbon

Day 7: Free day in Lisbon and a fado dinner

• Enjoy a private, half-day walking tour of downtown Lisbon.
• Visit Baixa, the old downtown district of the city, tasting the famous Pastel de Nata along the way.
• Explore Rossio, Figueira and Comércio Square and Chiado, the glamorous part of the city with its iconic cafés and shops.
• You will also have the opportunity to take a ride on the vintage tram to Alfama.
• Enjoy a farewell dinner accompanied by a live Fado performance.

Accommodation: An authentic apartment stay in downtown Lisbon.

Visited:
Lisbon, Baixa, Alfama

Day 8: Departure day

• After you check out of your hotel, a private transfer will take you to Lisbon Airport in time for your flight.
•  Safe travels! 

Visited:
Lisbon Airport

Porto Peneda-Gerês Douro Serra da Lousã Lisbon Baixa Alfama Lisbon Airport

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
Season Price Per Adult
Prices Starting From
January 2020 to December 2020 $1,500

Included in 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

Not included in price:

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