Highlights of Portugal

Explore wine-rich Porto, elegant Lisbon, majestic Sintra, and religious Fatima on a journey along the renowned signature cities of Portugal!
With its superb climate and an average of 3000 hours of sunshine per year, 850 kms of splendid beaches bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is the ideal holiday destination throughout the year. Explore wine-rich Porto, elegant Lisbon, majestic Sintra, and religious Fatima on a journey along the renowned signature cities of Portugal. Discover the exceptional variety of landscapes and a unique cultural heritage, where tradition and modernity blend in perfect harmony!
9 Days from $2899/person CAD
Family
Food & Wine
Guided
Honeymoon & Anniversary
Small Group
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Private

TRAVEL YOUR WAY, ON YOUR OWN TERMS!

Accommodation
Choose from a range of places to stay, from premium four to luxury five-star hotels, beautiful villas, and charming boutique properties.
Experiences
Tailor your trip to include a wide variety of activities, from the must-see to the off-the-beaten-track, on a small-group tour or with a private driver and guide.
Flexibility
Travel whenever you want and escape the tour bus crowds! With no fixed dates or set schedules, you can travel whenever you want, on your own terms.
Expertise
With in-country knowledge, we are specialists in creating unique experiences, due to a personal and direct relationship with our local partners.

Departures

On Request

Included:

  • 8-nights accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • Private transportation during the entire program with an English-Speaking Driver-Escort or Guide
  • Private airport transfers
  • Guided visit to a Port wine cellar with wine tasting
  • Guided visit to a wine estate with wine tasting
  • 50-minutes boat trip on the Douro river
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary

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

Speak to one of our Travel Specialists to begin planning a trip to Portugal!

  • All pricing is subject to change and is based on availability at the time of booking
  • Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel

Optional Extras:

  • With many accommodations and touring options in Portugal, we can mix and match different hotel and activity options to your liking!

Custom Itinerary

This pre-designed itinerary can be booked as is or our specialists can take away the stress and create a custom trip tailored to your tastes. We can arrange an itinerary around your budget, interests, dates, and special requests.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO PORTO

Welcome to Porto! Meet your driver and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore the city on your own. Overnight in Porto.

Accommodation at the Hotel Vila Galé, Porto, or similar

DAY 2: PORTO HIGHLIGHTS

Breakfast at the hotel. With a magnificent location near the mouth of the Douro and an architectonic ensemble of exceptional value, the historic center of Porto is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will visit the 12th-century Cathedral (visit to the cloisters is not include), the Church of São Francisco, whose interior is covered with gold, is one of the most remarkable examples of Portuguese Baroque. Also discover other important places, such as the Lello Bookstore, the Majestic Café, and the magnificent São Bento Station. Free time for lunch.

We leave in the direction of the Serralves Park which extends, from the House of Serralves, on 18 hectares which include gardens, forests, a rose garden, and a romantic lake which are a real refuge for those who want to flee the confusion of the city. The day ends with a visit to a Port Wine Cellar to taste this fortified wine and with a 50-minute boat trip on the Douro river. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Porto.

Accommodation at the Hotel Vila Galé, Porto, or similar

DAY 3: VIANA DO CASTELO, BRAGA & GUIMARÃES

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Viana do Castelo, a seaside town, at the mouth of the Lima River, famous for its craftsmanship and for the colours of its regional costumes. At the top, overlooking the city stands the shrine of Santa Luzia. Direction Braga, one of the oldest Christian cities in the world with a vast religious heritage, as are the sanctuaries that make up the triangle of faith: the Cathedral and the Sanctuaries of Bom Jesus and Sameiro.

Continuation to Guimarães, considered as the cradle of Portugal, because it was born Afonso Henriques who will become the first king of this country. Associated with the formation and identity of Portugal, the historic center of Guimarães located within the walls has been declared World Heritage by UNESCO, based on the values of originality and authenticity that have guided its renovation. Return to Porto. Overnight in Porto.

Accommodation at the Hotel Vila Galé, Porto, or similar

DAY 4: COIMBRA, FÁTIMA & LISBON

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. We descend to Coimbra, the city of students, so-called to host one of the first universities in Europe and the largest in the country. Stroll in the oldest part of Coimbra, made of narrow and steep streets that lead to the top of the hill. Continue to Fátima, a place of faith and a pilgrimage world center. Overnight in Lisbon.

Accommodation at the Hotel Mundial, Lisbon, or similar

DAY 5: LISBON HIGHLIGHTS

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the district of Castelo, to visit the Castle of São Jorge, located on the highest hill of Lisbon, one of the most emblematic monuments of the capital. Then we will descend the old district of Alfama, characterized by its white houses, labyrinthine streets, inner courtyards, and dead ends.

Free time for lunch. We leave to Belém, where monuments referring to the Maritime Discovery era in the 15th and 16th centuries were erected, such as the Belém Tower, the Monument to the Discoveries, and the Jerónimos Monastery. Visit the National Coaches Museum, containing one of the most important and rich collections of coaches in the world. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Lisbon.

Accommodation at the Hotel Mundial, Lisbon, or similar

DAY 6: SINTRA, CASCAIS & ESTORIL

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from the hotel towards Sintra, a magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover the charms and history of the town that enchanted kings and poets. Visit the romantic National Pena Palace. If weather permits, we will then stop at the westernmost point of mainland Europe, Cabo da Roca. On the way to Cascais along the coast, be dazzled by the seascape.

In Estoril, the place where Ian Fleming got the idea for the James Bond character, we highlight the gardens of one of the largest Casinos in Europe. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Lisbon.

Accommodation at the Hotel Mundial, Lisbon, or similar

DAY 7: ÓBIDOS, ALCOBAÇA, NAZARÉ & BATALHA

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the charming village of Óbidos. Travel back in time to this walled medieval town and admire its Gothic churches and narrow, winding streets. We continue to Alcobaça, to visit the church of the monastery of Santa Maria, the largest in the country, known for its medieval architecture. The lunch break will be at the picturesque fishing village of Nazaré, where we can enjoy the beautiful bay. Nazaré is also known for having a sea with big waves, which is the joy of surfers.

We will resume our visit with a trip to Batalha, to visit the church of the Dominican monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória. This monastery, like the one in Alcobaça, has received the attention of UNESCO. Return to Lisbon.

Accommodation at the Hotel Mundial, Lisbon, or similar

DAY 8: EVORA & ESTREMOZ

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Évora, a World Heritage Site, bright, surrounded by ramparts, it houses a superb monumental complex including the Roman Temple of Diana, the imposing Cathedral, the Church of São Francisco and its mysterious Chapel of Bones. Visit a wine estate with wine tasting. Departure to Estremoz, known as "the white city" due to its block of houses of this colour, but also to be one of the largest exporters of white marble in the world. Return to Lisbon. Overnight in Lisbon.

Accommodation at the Hotel Mundial, Lisbon, or similar

DAY 9: LISBON DEPARTURE

After breakfast, transfer to the airport departing flight for your onward journey.


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