AerialView of Peneda Gerês National Park in Portugal

Hidden Treasures of Portugal Tour for Elderly Travelers

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Portugal

Places Visited

Porto, Ponte de Lima, Serra de Peneda, Miranda do Douro...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

For years, travelers have come from all corners of the globe to witness the wonders of Portugal, such as its storied history and well-known palaces. This customizable 10-day Portugal tour leads you to off-the-beaten-path gems of Portugal that are often overlooked. Indulge in a boat tour down the Douro River, visit the archaeological wonders of Citania de Briteiros, go on a kayaking adventure, and spend an evening on a farmstead.

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Trip Highlights

  • Savor the flavors of Serpa, which is an idyllic village in Southern Portugal that is known for its amazing sheep’s milk cheese and Alentejo fare
  • Escape for a day in the most peaceful town in the Algarve and explore an ancient castle
  • Go on a hiking and glamping adventure in the protected area of Serra de Peneda, which will give you the chance to reconnect with nature
  • Visit the archaeological wonders of Citania de Briteiros and be amazed as you step into this ancient site
  • Indulge in an intriguing and intimate private tour down Porto’s Douro River, which will allow you to see the sights with a local fisherman
  • Spend a morning kayaking along a river in Ponte de Lima before touring the historical gems of the iconic town
  • Tour of the former mining settlement of Sao Domingos before spending the evening on a working farmstead

Detailed Description

Designed specifically with seniors in mind, this exciting 10-day Portugal tour offers intrepid travelers an authentic and off-the-beaten-path experience. From sailing down the Douro River with a local fisherman to hiking in the pristine wilderness of Serra de Peneda, this curated journey will lead you on an exhilarating and enlightening adventure.

Your journey will begin in Porto, where you will spend your first evening sailing down the Douro River with your fisherman guide. As you begin your first full day in Portugal, you will head to Citania de Briteiros to view the archeological wonders, including ancient ruins of a fortified village from more than 2,000 years ago. You will then spend the evening in Ponte de Lima.

After spending the evening along the river in Ponte de Lima, you will enjoy a morning kayak adventure before taking a historical tour of the city, which will include its medieval bridge. A hiking and glamping excursion in Serra da Peneda is how you will spend your next day. This will be followed by a trip back in time to Miranda do Douro, where you will witness an authentic folk dance and learn how to make a delicious Portuguese dish from a secret family recipe.

The village of Piodao will be your destination for day six. After spending the day delving into the past among its historical gems, you will head to Serpa on day seven to taste some of the country’s finest fare, including fresh sheep milk’s cheese.

Day eight will find you heading to Sao Domingos, which is a former mining town. Here, you can explore the ghostly remnants of a once-thriving town before spending the night on a unique and fascinating working farmstead. Your final stop on your exploration of Portugal will be Alcoutim, which is known as the Algarve’s most peaceful town. Here, you can escape from it all and roam among the town’s resident castle.

Each night during your trip, you will stay in luxurious accommodations and have all the logistics taken care of, including all private transfers to and from every destination. You can further customize this itinerary once you are in Portugal to better suit your moods and interests.

Starting Price

$2,595 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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