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

Start in Evora and end in Porto! With the In-depth Cultural tour Highlights of Portugal, you have a 9 days tour package taking you through Evora, Portugal and 8 other destinations in Portugal.

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Porto and Douro
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Why Travelers Choose This Experience

This 9-day Portugal trip combines history and natural beauty with good food and wine to create lasting memories.

From the historic beauty of Alentejo and the highlights of Lisbon, to the pretty and charming towns of Estoril and Cascais, to Porto’s luxury wine estates – Portugal is ripe for exploration. 

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

Not Included:

  • Expenses related to obtaining products or services not included in the program
  • Personal Expenses
  • Gratuities
  • City tax
  • Insurance

Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Portugal

Day 1 - Welcome to 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, Alentejo 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. The 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.

Day 2 - Feel the City and wine tour

Day 2 - Feel the City and wine tour

In the morning after breakfast, Guided Tour of Evora followed by a Lunch in one of the most iconic wineries of Alentejo.

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. The Capela dos Ossos - the Chapel of Bones – the entire room covered with about 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 lunch time we will head to one of the most famouse wineries in Alentejo, with visit and wine tasting.

Transfer to your Hotel in Evora.

Day 3 - Lisbon and Pastel de Nata Cooking class

Day 3 - Lisbon and Pastel de Nata Cooking class

In the morning, check-out and transfer to Lisbon with Half day tour of the city.

Lisbon, europe’s second oldest capital, is an effortlessly elegant city, full of old-world charm. 

This tour allows you to discover Portugal's capital, colonised by many civilizations through the centuries including the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Moors and finally the Portuguese after 1147. You will visit the Castle of Saint Jorge and the surrounding area of Alfama, Lisbon's oldest quarter. You will visit also the traditional commerce zones of the city, with their 18th-century buildings as well as the Baixa and Chiado neighborhoods.

Follow you will learn the preparation of Custards "Pastéis de Nata" (Traditional Portuguese Sweet - Custards) Cooking Class ( not available on Sundays and bank holidays).

Transfer to your hotel in Lisbon.

Check in at your 4* hotel in Lisbon for 3 nights with breakfast included.

Day 4 - Sintra Tour and Fado Dinner and Show

Day 4 - Sintra Tour and Fado Dinner and Show

In the morning after breakfast,  Guided Tour to Sintra and Cascais.

Discover Sintra where hundreds of years of history and culture await. 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, an incredible combination of architectural styles, colors and shapes.

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


Transfer back to your hotel in Lisbon.


Dinner with Fado Show.

Tonight, 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. 

Many Portuguese would argue that you can’t truly know their country without hearing and understanding the traditional music. 

The Fado performance 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.

Day 5 - Medieval Obidos, Nazaré waves and fish, Tomar and the Templars

Day 5 - Medieval Obidos, Nazaré waves and fish, Tomar and the Templars

After breakfast, tour to Obidos, 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.


We 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, 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.


Transfer back to your hotel in Lisbon.

Day 6 - Fatima Pilgrims and Coimbra Students

Day 6 - Fatima Pilgrims and Coimbra Students

After breakfast, check-out and transfer to Porto.

On the way towards Porto visit to  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”.  

Arriving in Porto and check-in in your 4* hotel for 3 nights with breakfast.

Day 7 - Porto Feel the city

Day 7 - Porto Feel the city

After breakfast, Highlights 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.

Visit landmarks such as the Stock Exchange Palace, the Church of Saint Francis, the Cathedral and Lello Bookstore in the historic Ribera district.

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

Transfer back to your hotel.

Day 8 - Douro Valley

Day 8 - Douro Valley

In the morning, after breakfast Tour to Douro Valley.

The Douro wine was transported in wooden barrels, by boat or train to the cellars of Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia. 

Lunch (included) is 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 on the Douro.

Lost yourself with us on this tour that inspires and tells the story of the genuine Douro.

Transfer back to your hotel.

Day 9 - End of the tour

Day 9 - End of the tour

We warned you woundn't want to leave!


After breakfast and check-out, transfer to Porto Airport or other location in Porto.


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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Start in Evora and end in Porto! With the In-depth Cultural tour Highlights of Portugal, you have a 9 days tour package taking you through Evora, Portugal and 8 other destinations in Portugal.
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