Trip Type : Group Tour
Street view of Porto, Portugal

Treasures of Portugal

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
11 days
From: $ 2,399 $ 218 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Walking Tour of Porto
  • Visit the Royal Palace (Coimbra)
  • Enjoy beautiful view of Marvao Medieval Village
  • Visit Fatima
  • Visit the Cathedral and Cloisters of Evora
  • Enjoy Wine Tasting (Evora)
  • Explore Belem Riverside District (Lisbon)
  • Obidos Medieval Fortress
  • Fado Show with Dinner

Short Description

Porto is the Portugal’s second-largest city, where you’ll begin your guided tour on foot. See Porto’s beautiful historical center which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Explore Porto independently. Explore the beautiful historic center with its magnificent castle and the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza, a medieval estate.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions Roundtrip air to/from trip start & all internal transport
Start City Portugal
End City Lisbon

Destinations

Portugal

Attractions & Cities Visited

Coimbra Lisbon Porto

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Itinerary

Day 1: Depart USA.

Your exciting journey to the best cities in Portugal begins as you depart on your overnight flight to Porto.

Day 2: Arrive Porto (Portugal).

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: HF Ipanema Park Hotel

Arrive this morning in Porto, Portugal’s second-largest city, where you’ll begin your guided tour on foot. See Porto’s beautiful historical center which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Walk along Avenida dos Aliados, the boulevard at the heart of Porto and see Porto Se Cathedral, the oldest surviving structure in the city. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Day 3: Porto.

Meals: Breakfast

Today is at leisure to explore Porto independently. Consider an optional half-day excursion to Guimaraes, considered to be the birthplace of Portugal. While in Guimaraes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, explore the beautiful historic center with its magnificent castle and the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza, a medieval estate. You may also consider an optional Douro Boat Cruise. On this optional cruise you’ll enjoy a wine tasting with cheese as you take in the beautiful views of Porto.

Day 4: Porto/Coimbra.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Tivoli Coimbra Hotel

After breakfast this morning depart for Coimbra. Along the way stop in Aveiro, located on Portugal’s west coast and often called the Venice of Portugal for its canals and colorful boats. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the city’s urban heritage and culture as you walk the city’s narrow streets in the old quarter and see the beautiful pastel-colored homes. Next, visit Guarda, Portugal’s highest town at 3465 ft, where you’ll have time to wander Guarda’s unique squares and streets. Guarda’s height made it an ideal defensive sight and is believed to be a military base for Julius Caesar and later the Visgoths and Moors. Continue to Coimbra, an ancient city and the first capital of Portugal in the 12th century. This evening is at leisure.

Day 5: Coimbra.

Meals: Breakfast

Begin your sightseeing tour after breakfast, with a visit to the University of Coimbra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The university was established in 1290 at the top of a hill overlooking the city, and has expanded over the centuries. Visit the Royal Palace which the University purchased from the Royal Family in 1597. Here, you’ll find the Great Hall of Acts where the school’s ceremonies are held, the Private Examination Room which used to be the King of Portugal’s bedroom and now serves as a room for graduate exams, and the Arms Room where the former Royal Academic Guards’ weapons are displayed. You’ll also see St. Michael’s Chapel which dates back to the 16th century, and the gorgeous Baroque Library. The balance of the day is at leisure.

Day 6: Coimbra/Fatima/Evora.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Vila Galé Évora Hotel

Depart after breakfast this morning for Evora. Along the way, stop in Tomar, a 12th-century settlement built by the Knights Templar. Continue to Fatima, where many believe three shepherd children saw visions of the Virgin Mary in 1917. Today, this famous Catholic pilgrimage site attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world. Stop in Marvao, a beautiful medieval village with cobblestone streets and beautiful views from its hilltop. Later, arrive in Evora and check in at your hotel.

Day 7: Evora.

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, travel to the highest point in the city to visit the Cathedral and Cloisters of Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This medieval cathedral’s first building was constructed between 1184 and 1204 and was dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Continue to Evora’s Chapel of Bones, part of the Royal Church of St. Francis, where the walls and columns are decorated with thousands of human bones. Next, peruse the local handicraft and food markets, and then enjoy a wine tasting and olive tasting with snacks. The balance of the day is at leisure.

Day 8: Evora/Lisbon.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Mundial or similar

After breakfast this morning, depart for Lisbon. Explore Belem, Lisbon’s riverside district and see the 16th-century Monastery of Jeronimos, a prime example of Portuguese Manueline-style architecture. Next, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Belem Tower, where soldiers once watched the Tagus River for incoming invaders. You’ll also pass the Monument to the Discoveries which honors Portugal’s navigators who explored trade opportunities with the Orient and India. The balance of the day is at leisure.

Day 9: Lisbon.

Meals: Breakfast

Today is at leisure to explore Lisbon independently.

Day 10: Obidos Excursion.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Today, travel outside Lisbon to visit Obidos, a picturesque, medieval walled town. In the 13th century, Queen Isabel remarked on the beauty of Obidos and her husband gave the town to her as a gift, making Obidos part of the Queen’s estate. Today, visitors will find cobblestone streets lined with bookstores, whitewashed homes with splashes of blue and yellow paint, and a well-preserved hilltop castle. This afternoon, return to Libson where you’ll enjoy a farewell dinner with a Fado show, featuring traditional folk music. This music, which can be traced back to the early 1800’s, typically features a melancholic tune and includes mandolins and guitars.

Day 11: Lisbon/USA.

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the USA. Return home full of wonderful memories of Portugal.

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Treasures of Portugal

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The Treasures of Portugal trip focuses on the highlights of the cultural and artistic heritage of this fascinating country. The chosen destinations and sites rarely disappointed, and there was always something awe-inspiring at each stop. The tour provides a great balance between programmed and free time, allowing you to see what you want or find time to explore on your own. The fact that few dinners and no lunches were provided afford you the opportunity to discover the places and tastes that intrigue you as you discover the variety of offerings available in each location.

The destinations chosen are smart and live up to the promise that these are the country's treasures. Our guide was brilliant - she knew well the backstory of the locations and the significance of the art and architecture. Each part of the tour was a lesson in history, presented with excitement and passion. Her adoration of the history and culture of her countrymen was palpable and infectious, and gave the touring experience much added value.

Well planned, organized, balanced, affordable, and utterly enjoyable. Very highly recommended.
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Would do it again in a heartbeat! My you tube playlist of our adventure..https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLppLkjmuXArn1NMiGpTZn7ju0vQRZBQ8P
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Excellent tour to Portugal! Guide Mena was wonderful! Joyce

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Excellent tour . Well organized. Lots of cobblestones and hills however made it hard for some tour members

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Guide and hotels were fine. Did not like the fact that some trips were optional and add -on costs. In past Smartour trips I have been on, all excursions were included.. Also, one excursion, on the last day, was basically a shopping trip. Cute town, but no purpose.Would have liked formal interaction/meeting/discussions about political/daily life, info on Salazar era, with people who live in Portugal. Guide alluded to it on bus, but would have like more in-depth views. Also 44 is a very large group! But, we did love Portugal, and our guide, Romina, was delightful.
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This was our first smarTours and it did not disappoint. From the individualized attention from our tour guide, to the great accomodations, the interesting and engaging local guides and the well selected sights, we enjoyed every minute of our trip. I will and have recommended smarTours to family and friends. We've already booked our next adventure!
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Optional Activities

Treasures of Portugal Optional tours below are the details:

Porto: Half-day excursion to guimaraes from approx. $39.36 per person

Porto: Douro river cruise from approx. $44.98 per person

Coimbra: Half-day excursion to the conimbriga ruins from approx. $20.24 per person

Lisbon: Half-day baixa district tour from approx. $29.24 per person

Lisbon: Sintra excursion from approx. $67.47 per person

Flight & Transport Inclusions

Roundtrip air to/from trip start & all internal transport

Group Size

Small Group - 24 max

Cancellation policy

Cancellation charges per person are:

Up to 90 days before departure: $300

89-60 days before departure: $1000

59-45 days before departure: $1500

44-30 days before departure: $2000

29 days or fewer before departure: No refund.

All cancellations must be received in writing.

We recommend the purchase of Travel Insurance. Insurance premium is non-refundable and cannot be transferred from one departure to another in the event of a reservation change.

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What's excluded

  • Baggage and personal insurance
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Gratuities and optional tours
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Any items not specifically mentioned in the itinerary
  • Beverages
  • Meals other than specified in the trip itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature

Meals Included

9 Breakfasts and 2 Dinners

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