Portugal is one of the oldest Nations of the World, thus its main localities exhibit a vast historical heritage, which testifies and registers the culture of the many peoples who passed through its territory and the epics in which they got involved. But beyond History and Monuments, it is today a country equally proud of its cultural traditions, its gastronomy, its wines, its Atlantic coast with beautiful beaches, the very safety of its citizens and the hospitality and amiability of them, everything which, after all, attracts and captures the attention of foreigners who visit Portugal and never forget.
This is a tour allows you to see and experience a bit of all these places so that, if you do not know Portugal yet, you will never forget it! Visits in Lisbon (2 nts), Sintra, Cascais, Estoril, Óbidos, Nazaré, Alcobaça, Fátima, Aveiro (1 nt), Lamego (1 nt), Pinhão, Guimarães (1 nt), Braga, Porto (2 nts), Coimbra, Batalha and Lisboa (1 nt).
Day 1 - Welcome to Lisbon
Our representative will be at the airport to take you to your hotel. Free day to explore Lisboa. Ask for our optional tours.
Day 2 - Lisboa / Sintra / Cascais / Estoril / Lisbon
Sightseeing tour of Lisbon. Visiting 16th century Monastery of Jerónimos (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Belém pastry “pastel” factory dated from 1837 and stop at Belém Tower. We will then proceed to Sintra town, UNESCO World Heritage Site, located 20 Km from Lisbon. Free time to walk around and get to know this charming town. We will continue to Cascais and on our return to Lisbon we will pass by Estoril. Arrival at the hotel and free evening.
Day 3 - Lisboa / Óbidos / Nazaré / Batalha / Fátima / Aveiro
Head towards the north of Portugal! First stop in Óbidos, a small medieval town, placed within castle walls. Continuing to Nazaré, famous for its giant waves, we’ll then proceed to the Monastery of Batalha, one of the most beautiful works of Portuguese and European Gothic architecture and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next stop at Fátima Sanctuary, and visit to the village of Aljustrel, where the three little shepherds were born. We’ll then continue to Aveiro, known as the Venice of Portugal.Arrival at the hotel and free evening.
Day 4 - Aveiro / Lamego / Winery Estate in Douro
Start with a Moliceiro boat tour along the Aveiro river to admire the beautiful Art Nouveau buildings and the salt pans. Drive to Lamego and visit its baroque sanctuary, dedicated to Our Lady of Remedies. Visit the city center and lunch in an excellent local restaurant (included). In the afternoon, we will visit a winery estate in the Douro Valley. Accommodation in Lamego and free time.
Day 5 - Douro / Pinhão / Boat ride in the Douro River / Guimarães
Head towards Pinhão, the heart of Douro Valley Wine Region, classified by UNESCO as Cultural Landscape. Boat tour in the Douro river among the vineyards and wine estates all related to port wine production. Leave for the city of Guimarães, known as the birthplace of Portuguese nationality, and stroll around the historic city center, UNESCO Cultural Heritage. Visit the medieval Castle of Guimarães and the Dukes of Bragança Palace. Free time and accommodation.
Day 6 - Guimarães / Braga / Porto
Today we will visit Braga and Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary, and its historical city center, exhibiting the oldest Portuguese Cathedral. Departure to Porto, the second biggest city of Portugal. Upon arrival we will have a sightseeing tour. Accommodation and free evening.
Day 7 - Porto
Free day to wander around the gorgeous city of Porto. You can also choose to take an optional tour to Santiago de Compostela or visit Barcelos, Ponte de Lima and Viana do Castelo, a boat trip in the Douro river or a wine tasting of Porto in the wine cellars in Vila nova de Gaia. Ask for our optional tours.
Day 8 - Porto / Coimbra / Lisboa
Say goodbye to Porto and head south to Coimbra, where the first university of Portugal was established. After visiting the university we could explore the city center. Departure to Lisbon. Accommodation and free evening.
Day 9 - Lisboa
Check-out of the Hotel. At time to be informed, transfer to the airport. End of our services.