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Highlights of Portugal: Lisbon, Alentejo, Sintra, Porto and Douro Valley

Tour the main sights of Portugal in a 9-day tour. You will have the opportunity to explore 8 wonderful destinations that reflect the portuguese culture in its splendour.

Portugal Mainland
Lisbon
Porto and Douro
Alentejo
Guimarães
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Why choose this experience

Looking for the perfect opportunity to discover the true essence of Portugal?


Embark on this 9-day trip to mainland Portugal, which combines history and natural beauty with good food and excellent wines, and create lasting memories.


From the historic beauty of Alentejo and the refinement of Lisbon, to the beautiful and charming coastal towns of Estoril and Cascais, to the luxurious wine estates of Porto - Portugal is ready to welcome you!

What's included

  • Accommodation in 4* hotels, centrally located
  • Guided visits to Évora, Lisbon, Porto, and Douro Valley 
  • Private transfers throughout the tour
  • Breakfast is included in every hotel
  • Dinner at Fado Show
  • Lunch in Douro Valley
  • Cooking class
  • Transfer in/out to/from Airport
  • Transfer between destinations
  • Transport included in the tours

What's not included

  • Expenses related to obtaining products or services not included in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • City taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance to monuments and museums

Meet the Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Portugal

Day 1 - Welcome to Portugal

Ready to explore Portugal?

Meet and greet at Lisbon Airport and transfer to Evora, the jewel of Alentejo, where you will be accommodated for 2 nights in a 4* Hotel with breakfast.

Alentejo covers almost a third of the country! It is a vast region of cork plantation, wheat fields, vineyards and clusters of historic hilltop towns. Its name means beyond the Tejo, and it stretches south from the River Tejo to the northern mountain ranges of the Algarve. Alentejo is littered with Roman ruins, crumbling Moorish castles, marble towns and whitewashed villages. UNESCO towns of Evora and Elvas are home to baroque bell towers, temples and mighty fortresses and there are plenty of smaller atmospheric towns with winding cobbled streets to explore.

Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel in Évora.

Day 2 - Walk through the historic streets of Évora

Day 2 - Walk through the historic streets of Évora

In the morning after breakfast, you will have a guided tour of Évora.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the 'museum city', Évora traces some 2000 years of history, from the Roman to the Neoclassical via Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque.

Praça do Giraldo is the heart of the city where you can see the 16th Century St. Anton’s Church and the popular Henriquina Fountain. You will also pass by the iconic Chapel of Bones, which houses a covered room with around 5000 human bones and skulls built by Franciscan monks. Then, of course, there’s Évora’s Cathedral, by far the most dominating site in the whole town and the largest cathedral in Portugal. 

At lunchtime, go to a restaurant of your choice and enjoy the local gastronomy.

You will then visit one of the most famous wineries in the Alentejo, including a visit and wine tasting.

At the end, a transfer will take you back to your hotel.

Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel in Évora.

Day 3 - Learn how to make Pastéis de Nata in Lisbon

Day 3 - Learn how to make Pastéis de Nata in Lisbon

Time to say goodbye to Évora and head for Lisbon! In the morning, check-out and transfer to Lisbon with half day tour of the city.

The tour will start at Avenida da Liberdade, one of the city's main streets which, in monarchical times, the nobility and the royal family strolled and exhibited to the people. Then we will head for the Parque Eduardo VII, the largest park in central Lisbon, to enjoy the views over the city. This name was given in 1903 in honour of the English King Edward VII, who visited the Portuguese capital to reaffirm the alliance between the two countries.

Next, we will visit some of Lisbon's most typical and picturesque neighbourhoods, such as Alfama and Bairro Alto, where traditions are still preserved, reflecting the mixture of people from different cultures and beliefs over the centuries.

We will finish our visit in Praça do Comércio, one of the largest squares in Europe and home to some government institutions. From here you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Tagus River and contemplate the bustle of the city, which merge into a harmonious landscape.

Follow you will learn the preparation of Custards "Pastéis de Nata" (Traditional Portuguese Sweet - Custards) in a cooking class (not available on sundays and bank holidays).

A transfer will take you to your hotel in Lisbon.

Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel in Lisbon.

Day 4 - Visit Sintra and watch a Fado show

Day 4 - Visit Sintra and watch a Fado show

In the morning after breakfast, you will take a guided tour to Sintra and Cascais.

Discover Sintra where hundreds of years of history and culture await for you. Walking through the city center you will find yourself surrounded by old houses now converted into quaint handicraft shops and traditional pastry shops. Driving around the mountain you will pass amazing chalets and aristocratic residences, until you reach the 19th-century Pena Palace (closed on 24th and 25th December, 1st January and Easter Sunday), an incredible combination of architectural styles, colors and shapes.

For lunch time, you will go to Cascais, a coastal town once a small fishing village that became popular with artists and writers thanks to its idyllic scenery. 

Then a transfer will take you back to your hotel in Lisbon.

At night, you will be welcomed into the soul of Portugal in one of Lisbon’s most emblematic fado locales, where you will enjoy a traditional Portuguese meal and a show.

Fado is a moving and captivating experience, as the music has been used to transmit the longing and loss of the Portuguese people since the early 19th century. By learning about fado you will come to know an important part the country’s complex history.

Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel in Lisbon.

Day 5 - Surprise yourself with Óbidos, Nazaré and Tomar

Day 5 - Surprise yourself with Óbidos, Nazaré and Tomar

On this day, you will visit three of the most picturesque villages in the country: Óbidos, Nazaré and Tomar.

Obidos is considered as one of the most charming and picturesque towns of central Portugal. Within the town are traditionally painted houses, narrow cobbled streets, and an imposing castle.

You will ride west to Nazaré for a lunch break, embracing the cliffs and providing stunning views. In Nazaré we will also perceive the smell of grilled fish and realize that we are in a fishing village. Nazare is one of the most picturesque Portuguese coastal cities and is now also one of the most popular places to surf in the world. In 2011, the biggest wave in the world (nearly 24m; 79ft) was surfed here by Garrett McNamara, an American professional big wave surfer.

Tomar is one of Portugal’s most historic cities. Its Templar Castle and Christ Convent became the national headquarters of the Templar Knights in the middle ages, and later was at the forefront of the Order of Christ. On top of being a city of great importance in Portuguese history, Tomar was also home to a Jewish settlement as far back as the beginning of the 14th century and hosts a Jewish quarter and refurbished 15th century synagogue.

A transfer will take you back to your hotel in Lisbon.

Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel in Lisbon.

Day 6 - Have an enriching experience in Fátima and Coimbra

Day 6 - Have an enriching experience in Fátima and Coimbra

On the way towards Porto you will stop in Fatima and Coimbra.

Fatima is one of the most important catholic shrines in the world dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Fatima's fame is due to the Apparitions of Our Lady of the Rosary that appeared to three shepherd children. The last apparition was confirmed by a miracle known as "the day the sun danced.” witnessed by 60,000 people. 

Drive towards Coimbra for lunch break where you can try some of the typical regional meals, in what is one of the gastronomic capitals of the country

Visiting the emblematic University of Coimbra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we will stroll through the streets of the old Moorish Town, which witnessed the years if the foundation of the Portuguese Nationality, where we will find the Cathedral (Old Cathedral) where the students enchant the passers-by with the famous “Coimbra ballads”.  

Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel in Porto.

Day 7 - Feel Porto's unique atmosphere

Day 7 - Feel Porto's unique atmosphere

After breakfast, you will take a tour of Porto with Port wine tasting.

Portugal's second city is one of Europe's most charming. Built on a steep riverbank, a jumble of colourful medieval houses hug the calm waters of the Douro River.

This tour is a great introduction to Porto, its History and its cultural treasures. Discover a colorful city with medieval relics, soaring bell towers, extravagant baroque churches and stately beaux-arts buildings piled on top of one another.

You will visit highlights such as Palácio da Bolsa, Church of Saint Francis, Torre dos Clérigos and Livraria Lello (the famous bookstore) in the historic Ribeira district.
As you walk around the city, you'll make a few stops at typical establishments to try some of Porto's best delicacies!

Finishing this tour with a visit to the Port Wine Cellars with wine tasting.

A transfer will take you back to your hotel.

Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel in Porto.

Day 8 - Be dazzled by the fantastic views over Douro Valley

Day 8 - Be dazzled by the fantastic views over Douro Valley

In the morning, after breakfast you will take a tour to the beautiful Douro Valley, one of Portugal's main wine-growing regions.

This inspiring tour is the best way to get to know the history of the genuine Douro.

Lunch (included) will be served with the best view over the river, in a setting that reports to the wagon of a train. The toast with the best wine in the world happens on one of the most privileged balconies in Douro.

At the end, a transfer will take you back to your hotel.

Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel in Porto.

Day 9 - See you later, Portugal!

Day 9 - See you later, Portugal!

Did the tour end quicker than you expected? We told you it would be hard to leave!

After breakfast at the hotel, a transfer will take you to Porto Airport.


Deposits are non-refundable. To get a refund, you must cancel at least 31 days before your experience start time. If you cancel less than 31 days before the start time of the experience, the amount paid will not be refunded. Any changes made less than 31 days before the start time of the experience will not be accepted. Cut-off times are based on the experience's local time. This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If canceled because the minimum has not been met, you will receive a different date/experience or a full refund.

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