PORTUGAL

From the Gorgeous Landscape to

the Wonderful Cultural and Culinary Heritage

Join us on an unforgettable adventure to explore Portugal’s iconic highlights by savoring your way through the Portuguese specialties and visiting the vibrant capital city of Lisbon, alluring Sintra, gorgeous seaside Cascais and the mesmerizing Douro Valley. This sample itinerary can be arranged to suit your travel style, including an additional 3-day excursion to the vibrant city of Evora and the Alentejo region. All our vacations are customized to meet your needs!

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Together, in our detailed consultation we create the vision of your very own personalized itinerary. We determine how much time to spend in each destination, choose from our favorite hotels, arrange appropriate transportation and create unique experiences with our dynamic local guides! Relax while our team brings everything to life. Our customized travel app gives you easy access to all itinerary details, plus suggestions for your free time and some dining ideas! We seamlessly integrate technology, experience and attention to detail to create your very own custom-tailored “Trip of a Lifetime!”

OUR SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1 

Arrive Lisbon

Arrive today with transfer and a free afternoon to explore Lisbon’s network of narrow streets and see the Praҫa do Rossio or the Museo Arqueologico do Carmo

Day 2

Discover the Splendor of Lisbon

Spend your day to explore the medieval Lisbon with your private guide. Uncover the charms of Alfama District, and admire the beauty of the Sé Cathedral, Castelo de São Jorge and the Church of Saint Anthony of Lisbon. In the afternoon, continue to visit the Belém District and its iconic tower, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and the Discovery Monument. Free evening to unwind. We will provide a list of our favorite restaurants for you to enjoy!

Day 3

Lose Yourself in Luscious Lisbon on Your Free Day

Free day to explore the city in-depth. Why not visit San Jeronimo Monastery or see the Gulbenkian Art Gallery?  In the evening, maybe catch a fado concert—Lisbon’s version of the blues?

Day 4

Relish a Delightful Excursion to Cascais and Cabo da Roca enroute to Sintra

With your private driver (or your rental car), enjoy a scenic drive to visit the coastal resort town of Cascais and the westernmost point of Cabo da Roca. Take in a gorgeous panoramic view over the Serra de Sintra and the coast before heading to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra to check in to your cozy lodgings

Day 5

Explore Pena Palace before Traveling to Tomar

Together with your private guide, uncover the mystery of Pena Palace - once the favorite summer residence of the kings of Portugal. From Sintra then up along the Tagus River, stop at the Gothic village of Santarém to explore its charming town and splendid churches. Arrive in Tomar and settle into your hotel. Free time to immerse in the cultural wealth of the city and discover the gothic Convent of Christ, the former medieval headquarters of the Knights Templar

Day 6

Delve into the Famous Religious Pilgrimage Site of Fatima before Reaching Porto

Make a morning excursion to the sanctuary of Fatima, one of the world’s most famous pilgrimage sights, where the Virgin appeared to two young shepherds in the early XX-c bearing a message of peace. Alternatively you could enjoy a visit to the XVI-c University Town of Coimbra or the historical Bussaco Palace. Continue on your Camino Portugués and arrive in the city of Porto

Day 7

Uncover the Secrets of Porto on your Free Day

Free day to explore Porto, Portugal’s gateway to the north at the mouth of the River Douro. Visit the medieval borough of Old Porto, the wine lodges opposite Cais da Ribeira and the Fundaҫão de Serralves complex

Day 8

Taste the Beauty of the World Class Wines in Douro Valley

Enjoy an excursion to Douro Valley, the World Heritage-listed region famous for its port wine production. Spend time at a local estate, wander along its terraced vineyard, and sample some of the country's finest wines. To make your day more exciting, you could add a boat excursion along a splendid river route of the Douro Valley. Return to Porto this evening

Day 9

Depart Porto

Check-in on time for your homebound flight. Welcome home!

When should I go?

Portugal is a year round destination, winters are mild and appealing!

Call us now! Our experienced travel team is eager to listen to your interests and desires to craft a uniquely personalized itinerary. Remember! Our specialty is listening to YOU as we work together to craft the very best itinerary, pace and hotel selections for you and your family!  

  

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