Church of Bon Jesus do Monte, historic center of Braga, Portugal

Uncovering Portugal’s Storied Past: 8-Day History and Cultural Tour

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Porto, Ponte de Lima, Coimbra, Tomar...

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

This 8-day Portugal tour specifically focuses on the historical and cultural gems for which this nation is known. Indulge in a historically-based tour of Porto, uncover secrets of the Knights Templar, and go on a culinary tour of Coimbra. Everything included in this trip is designed to immerse you in the culture and history of this incredible nation.

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore the old streets of Porto on an intriguing historical tour that will lead you past iconic landmarks
  • Wander the historic centers of Braga and Guimarães and enjoy lunch at a tavern
  • Discover the highlights of the Ponte de Lima, including the Ponte Medieval Bridge and the Centro de Interpretação do Vinho Verde
  • Follow in the footsteps of the Knights Templar during a historical tour of Tomar
  • Savor the best sights and flavors of Coimbra on a historically-based gourmet tour of the city
  • Learn about Lisbon’s past as you peruse its most famous landmarks
  • Visit Evora and its nearby monoliths on a guided tour

Detailed Description

This adventure begins in Porto with a private tour of the city. This tour will immerse you in some of the most intriguing parts of history that the city has to offer. During your first evening, you will attend a Fado performance. The following day will have you wandering the historic centers of Braga and Guimarães.

You will then depart Porto on day three and make your way to Ponte de Lima. Here, you can partake in a cycling adventure along the Ecovia nature path before relaxing tour of the city. The highlight of the evening will be a riverside stroll along the Avenida dos Plátanos. Coimbra will be your next destination. On day four, you will go on a private culinary tour of the city, which will also lead you by some of its most noteworthy landmarks.

The following day, you will venture to Tomar, where you will follow the footsteps of the Knights Templar on a historical tour. You will then transfer to Evora, where you will explore the city and its history before visiting the nearby monoliths. Your final day in Portugal will be spent in the capital of Lisbon, where you will enjoy a tour of the city and its storied past. You will even board a boat and sail to the nearby village of Seixal.

Starting Price

$2,491 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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