Picturesque Portugal

Explore the edge of the Old World, discovering medieval cities, picturesque wine regions and much more!
Starting in lively Lisbon, discover the best of Portugal in just 8 days in a way like no other! Explore wine-rich Porto, classic Lisbon, majestic Sintra, the revered town of Fatima, and the hilly lands of the Douro Valley. Explore the dazzling mix of ancient and medieval architecture with the tiny towns, Portuguese cuisine, wine, and music of this tradition-rich country!
8 Days from $2869/person CAD
Food & Wine
Guided
Honeymoon & Anniversary
Off The Beaten Path
Premium
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Group Size
Embark on a journey through Portugal! For your added comfort and safety, travel in a modern coach bus with a maximum group size of 25 passengers.
Stress & Hassle Free
All departures are guaranteed. We take care of all of the planning for you including hotels, meals, and touring, so you can relax and enjoy your trip.
Knowledge Guides
All our Escorted Tours are conducted in English and are managed by an experienced Tour Leader who has intimate and extensive knowledge of the destination.
Premium Accommodation
Stay in selected and inspected centrally located hotels, or charming boutique properties throughout your trip.

Departures

2022 Departures: April 2, April 30, July 2, September 17 & October 22

Included:

  • Airport transfer from Lisbon airport to the hotel
  • Centrally located first-class hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome reception in Lisbon (heavy hors d’oeuvres, a glass of wine, beer, or soft drink)
  • 1 dinner (coffee or tea included)
  • 1 lunch with wine tasting in the Douro Valley
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional English-Speaking Tour Director throughout
  • Licensed Local Guides
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Hotel taxes and service taxes
  • Departure transfer from the hotel to Porto airport
  • Admissions to the Sintra National Palace, Tasting of Cherry Liquor in Obidos, Monastery of Batalha, Synagogue of Tomar, Coimbra University & Library, Lunch with Wine Tasting in the Douro Valley, Palacio de Bolsa in Porto, Wine Cellars with Tasting in Porto and Porto Boat Excursion

Not Included:

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Local city tax for overnight stays
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change

Optional Extras:

  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Optional excursions include a Dinner with Fado show in Lisbon,
  • All optional excursions are subject to change and are based on availability. Optional excursions can be booked with the Tour Director

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You can request to book this tour privately, travelling only with people you know.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO PORTUGAL!

Welcome to Lisbon! You will be met and transferred to your hotel. The day is at leisure to begin exploring on your own. Later, gather with your tour director and your fellow travelers for a welcome reception.

Accommodation at the Lisbon Marriott Hotel, Lisbon, or similar

DAY 2: LISBON

This morning we stroll through Baixa, Lisbon’s historic heart and commercial center. We then drive to Belem to view Belem Tower and the Discovery Monument. The Vasco de Gama tomb in the Jeronimos Monastery is next on our journey. After our tour, enjoy the beautiful streets of Lisbon on your own or join an optional tour Dinner with Fado show. The evening is at leisure. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Lisbon Marriott Hotel, Lisbon, or similar

DAY 3: SINTRA, CABO DA ROCA, CASCAIS & ESTORIL

This morning we depart on a half-day private sightseeing tour to Sintra, Cascais, Estoril, and Cabo da Roca. Sintra boasts a historic Centre that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. After our visit to the Sintra National Palace, we continue to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost cape in Continental Europe. Thereafter, we travel to Cascais, a picturesque fishing town with some quirky museums, beautiful gardens, and a lively fish market. Then we’re off to Estoril, a former fishing town turned cosmopolitan destination for well-heeled travelers. We return to Lisbon early in the afternoon. Rest of the day at leisure. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Lisbon Marriott Hotel, Lisbon, or similar

DAY 4: OBIDOS, NAZARE, BATALHA & FATIMA

After breakfast, we leave Lisbon and depart towards the north. Our first destination is Obidos, a charming village of white houses on a hill, surrounded by fourteenth-century walls. Here we stop for a tasting of cherry liquor. We proceed to Nazare after the tasting. Nazare is a popular tourist attraction and picturesque village located on the Atlantic coast. Our next stop is the Monastery of Batalha, a Dominican Convent. We finish the day in Fatima, a Catholic pilgrimage destination and home to sacred sites and religious artifacts. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Regina, Fatima, or similar

DAY 5: TOMAR, BUCACO & COIMBRA

In the morning, we travel to Tomar for a half-day sightseeing tour and visit the Luso-Hebrew Museum. We then proceed towards Buçaco to visit the famous Buçaco Forest and for an outside view of Buçaco Palace. In Coimbra, our half-day sightseeing tour includes a visit to the University and Library. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Vila Gale Coimbra, Coimbra, or similar

DAY 6: DOURO VALLEY

We continue to Aveiro and Costa Nova for an orientation tour and then travel through the Douro Valley, classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Traditionally, the wines from this region were transported downriver in flat-bottomed boats called “rabelos”. The wine was stored in barrels in cellars of the Vila Nova de Gaia, just across the river from Porto. After our lunch with wine tasting in the Douro Valley, we continue to Porto. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Hotel Vila Gale Porto, Porto, or similar

DAY 7: PORTO

During our half-day sightseeing tour of Porto, we visit the Palacio de Bolsa (the stock exchange palace) and end our tour in one of the famous wine cellars where we have another tasting. After this, we continue with a boat excursion, one of the most spectacular experiences in the city. Our afternoon is free, at leisure. In the evening gather with your fellow travelers and your tour director for our farewell dinner. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Vila Gale Porto, Porto, or similar

DAY 8: DEPARTURE

Breakfast followed by our transfer to the airport. Meals: B


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