Portugal in Depth

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What shoes should you pack for walking on sunshine? The pair best suited for 1,000 miles of shoreline and 300 days of sunlit skies per year. With its refreshing Atlantic breezes and live-life-to the-fullest Mediterranean ways, the sun-drenched country of Portugal invites you to dip your toe—and entire body—into a sea of relaxation. This rejuvenating tour of P...
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Very Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Lisbon : Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos Monastery; enjoy a cocktail and farewell dinner
    • Obidos : Walk around the medieval townNAZARÉ
    • AlcobaÇa : Visit the Church of Santa Maria Monastery
    • Fatima : Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary
    • Tomar : Visit the Convent of Christ
    • Coimbra : Visit the University
    • Oporto : Guided sightseeing, visit the Church of Sao Francisco and the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange; wine tasting at Sandeman & Co.
    • Guimaraes : Walk through the medieval center
    • Quinta da aveleda : enjoy Portuguese tapas with wine and explore its splendid gardens
    • Viseu : Dinner at a local restaurant

What's this trip about?

    What shoes should you pack for walking on sunshine? The pair best suited for 1,000 miles of shoreline and 300 days of sunlit skies per year. With its refreshing Atlantic breezes and live-life-to the-fullest Mediterranean ways, the sun-drenched country of Portugal invites you to dip your toe—and entire body—into a sea of relaxation. This rejuvenating tour of Portugal leads you past rolling olive farms, through scenic cork groves, and down winding Moorish alleyways to the country’s signature delights. In its coastal villages and medieval towns, grilled seafood fills the tables, sweet port fills the glasses, and the soulful sounds of fado music fill the air. From the granules of golden sand to the rich nuggets of history, this enlightening tour of Portugal introduces you to the brightest sights of the country as you make a loop from lively Lisbon and back.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start City LISBON, PORTUGAL
End CityLISBON

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Portugal

Attractions

  • Algarve
  • Coimbra
  • Lisbon
  • Oporto
  • Porto

Activities

  • Culture

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Travel Map

Day 1: ARRIVE IN LISBON, PORTUGAL

Welcome to Lisbon! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (Dinner)

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Day 2: LISBON

Lovely Lisbon LISBON Guided sightseeing includes Jeronimos Monastery and cloister and a photo stop at Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. (Breakfast)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SPOTS The stunning capital city of Portugal is a treasure trove of histor...

Day 3: LISBON–OBIDOS–NAZARÉ–ALCOBAÇA–FÁTIMA–TOMAR

Sea, Surf & Sanctuaries OBIDOS Take an orientation walk of the medieval town. NAZARÉ Free time to browse. ALCOBAÇA Visit the Church of Santa Maria Monastery. FÁTIMA Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary en route to Tomar. (Breakfast,Dinner) 130 mi / ...

Day 4: TOMAR–COIMBRA–PORTO

Academic Honors TOMAR Visit the Convent of Christ. COIMBRA Visit the University. Scenic drive en route to Porto. (Breakfast) 155 mi / 250km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT CULTURE & TRADITION The University of Coimbra is distinguished as the oldest university in Portugal a...

Day 5: PORTO

Panoramas & Port Wine PORTO Guided sightseeing includes a panoramic drive to the mouth of the Douro River and the cathedral. Visit the Church of São Francisco and the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange. Enjoy a [LF] Port wine tasting at the famous Sandeman & ...

Day 6: PORTO–GUIMARAES–PENAFIEL–VISEU

Tapas & Tastings GUIMARAES Orientation walk through the medieval district. PENAFIEL [LF] Visit the gardens of the Quinta da Aveleda winery and enjoy Portuguese tapas tasting. Take a scenic drive through the port wine vineyards en route to Viseu. VISEU Dinner with...

Day 7: VISEU–BELMONTE–CASTELO DE VIDE–EVORA

Bottles & Corks BELMONTE Visit the Jewish Museum. Enjoy an [LF] olive oil tasting. CASTELO DE VIDE Walk through the Jewish quarter with free time to browse. EVORA [LF] Visit a traditional cork factory. (Breakfast,Dinner) 236 mi / 380 km

LOCAL FAVORITE LOCA...

Day 8: EVORA–ALGARVE

Gothic Grandeur EVORA Guided walking tour includes the Gothic cathedral, the Sao Francisco Church, and the Ossuary Chapel. Free time for lunch. ALGARVE Free time late afternoon and evening (Breakfast) 162 mi / 260 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT CULTURE & TRADITION Wal...

Day 9: ALGARVE. COASTAL EXCURSION

Cliffs & Coastlines ALGARVE Join an excursion to the Promontory of Sagres, Cape St. Vincent, and Lagos. (Breakfast) 81 mi / 130 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT PICTURE PERFECT Take in the breathtaking views of the sweeping southern coastline of Portugal in Algarve. Stand...

Day 10: ALGARVE–AZEITÃO–LISBON

Peninsula Miles & Painted Tiles ALGARVE Depart with a scenic drive along the Serra da Arrábida with views of the Tróia Peninsula. AZEITÃO Visit a traditional tile workshop. LISBON Enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel. (Breakfast,Dinner) 180 mi / 290 km

T...

Day 11: LISBON

Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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MundialSituated in the center of Lisbon, the hotel looks out over the historic St. George's castle and is just steps away from Rossio Square. Among its outstanding amenities are the panoramic Varanda de Lisboa restaurant, offering stunning views of the old city and excellent cuisine, as well as a bar and wine cellar, where wine tastings with an expert sommelier are available. Tram Nr. 28 starts its route in front of the hotel, providing an ideal way to explore the city.LisbonPortugalPraca Martim Moniz 2Double Tree by Hilton Lisbon Fontana ParkThis stylishly designed hotel, located not far from Marques de Pombal Square, the Barrio Alto, and the Saldanha metro station, offers a unique interior garden with a waterfall, and one of Lisbon's leading restaurants. The rooms feature a contemporary design in white, black, and grey color schemes. They all include a plasma TV with international channels, air-conditioning, and a minibar. The restaurant offers Portuguese and Mediterranean cuisine. Relax afterwards with a cocktail in the peaceful garden. DoubleTree by Hilton Lisbon Fontana Park is approximately 10 minutes away via metro from both Marquês de Pombal and Bairro Alto. Lisbon International Airport is only 6 km away. LisbonPortugalEng. Vieira da Silva 2, ArroiosDos TemplariosContemporary 4-Story Hotel in picturesque central location overlooking River Nabao.TomarPortugalLargo Candido Dos Reis 1Vila Gale PortoLocated in the heart of Porto within walking distance from the famous shopping street of Rua de Santa Catarina and the metro station, the Vila Galé Porto hotel allows you easy and quick access to anywhere in the city. This modern hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen cable TV, minibar, and in-room safe. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout. Other amenities include a restaurant that serves local specialties and two bars. A spa with an indoor pool, a hot tub, and a gym are available. OportoPortugalAv. Fernao De Magalhaes 7NH Collection Porto BatalhaLocated in the heart of UNESCO's World Heritage Historical City Center, this beautiful 107 room hotel is housed in a renovated 18th century palace overlooking the breathtaking Batalha Square. The cozy Gastrô Bar and restaurant serves modern dishes inspired by regional cuisine and has an outdoor terrace. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property and there is also a gym and wellness center with indoor hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.PortoPortugalPraça Da Batalha 60Grao VascoLow-rise Hotel surrounded by gardens & a park in the heart of town.ViseuPortugalRua Gaspar BarreirosM'ar De Ar MuralhasThis surprising hotel offers 85 double rooms and the restaurant "Sabores do Alentejo" where one can taste the local gastronomy under the signature of Chef António Nobre.EvoraPortugalTravessa Da Palmeira 4/6Tivoli Marina PortimaoSituated on the marina in Portimão, just a short walk away from a lovely sandy beach. This 196-room property boasts two seawater swimming pools, two restaurants that offer international cuisine with panoramic views, a snack bar that provides a variety of salads and snacks and a fitness center. Free Wi-Fi internet access is provided in public areas and guest rooms.PortimãoPortugalMarina PortimãoTivoli LagosTivoli Lagos features an Algarve-themed décor and ambiance. The 296 rooms have a balcony, satellite TV and minibar. Páteo Velho Restaurant has an outdoor grill and serves Portuguese cuisine on the terrace. Guests can enjoy an American-style breakfast in the Lacóbriga Restaurant. The Fortress Ponta de Bandeira and the Church of Saint Anthony are a 15 minute walk from the hotel. AlgarvePortugalRua A.Crisogono Santos,
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