Pena Palace, Sintra, Portugal

Very Best of Portugal Vacation in 10 Days

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Porto (City), Sintra (City), Lisbon, Faro

Suggested Duration

10 Days

This luxurious 10-day tour will lead you to Porto, the captivating capital of Lisbon, and the sun-dappled shores of Faro. Versatile and vibrant, Portugal sets the standard when it comes to offering travelers a near-limitless abundance of opportunities to explore, indulge in, and experience while on vacation. Sample the wines of the Douro Valley, attend a authentic Fado performance, indulge in a private cooking class, and delight in a sunset dinner cruise.

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover the divine wines of the Douro Valley as you tour several wineries and sample the region’s most elite vintages and blends
  • Witness an intriguing and moving live Fado performance, which will have you experiencing the haunting beauty of one of Portugal’s most beloved pastimes
  • Peruse the secret gems of Peneda-Geres National Park on an exhilarating, off-road adventure tour, providing a glimpse of a jaw-dropping waterfall
  • Marvel at Sintra’s fairytale castles and charming street cafes as you escape to this sweet enclave for a special, overnight excursion
  • Fly over Lisbon for an incredible bird’s eye view of the capital of Portugal’s most famous sites
  • Craft signature, Portuguese pastries, such as Pastel de Nata, during a fun, interactive, and private cooking class
  • Immerse yourself in Lisbon during a convertible tour that will have you cruising your way around iconic landmarks in style with a private guide
  • Venture out of the city to the Portuguese countryside for a private horseback ride, which will provide a welcoming relief from the hubbub of the capital
  • Delight in a luxurious and relaxing sunset dinner cruise that will allow you to admire the Faro scenery while being wined and dined like royalty

Detailed Description

Being a land filled with charming towns, fairytale-like castles, stunning scenery, and a wealth of history, Portugal is country that is as lovely as it is exhilarating to explore. This makes Portugal the ideal destination for a luxurious vacation, and this exciting, 10-day journey will lead you on a once-in-a-lifetime journey of discovery that will reveal Portugal’s most elite enclaves, sites, and experiences.

Your epic journey will begin in Porto, and a private driver will pick you up from the airport and lead you to your opulent accommodation. After checking in and having some time to get settled, you will embark on your unforgettable, evening excursion: a private tour of the city’s best sights, which will be complete with a live Fado performance and an authentic, Portuguese meal. The following day, you will travel to the spectacular Douro Valley to indulge in a private wine tour that will tantalize your taste buds with a variety of the region’s finest vintages and blends.

Mother Nature and all of her beauty will beckon to you on day three, which will have you venturing to Peneda-Geres National Park for an exhilarating off-road tour, which will be complete with a stop by a jaw-dropping waterfall. Fast on the heels of this outdoor adventure, you will be whisked away for an overnight excursion to Sintra, where the enclave’s fairytale-like castles and charming ambiance will sweep you off of your feet.

You will then travel to Portugal’s capital of Lisbon, where you will experience the unforgettable thrill of flying over the city skyline on a private helicopter tour. After your sky-high adventure, you will be provided with a closer look at Lisbon’s iconic landmarks on a private tour in a vintage convertible. You will then end your first night in Lisbon on a delicious and creative note: you will learn how to craft Portugal’s most famed pastry of Pastel de Nata.

A private yacht excursion to Arrabida Natural Park will be waiting for you on day six, and a wondrous horseback adventure will have you winding your way through the Portuguese countryside shortly after.  You will then journey to the sun-dappled shores of Faro, where you can have the day at your leisure before indulging in a relaxing and luxurious, sunset dinner cruise.

An entire day of being ferried around the waters near the Ria Formosa Natural Park on a private yacht will mark your final day in Portugal, and you will have your own private guide, captain, and crew to wait on you. Whether you want to spend the lion’s share of your time swimming, snorkeling, sightseeing, or relaxing onboard while reading a book, you are free to choose what will make you the happiest. After your divine day of sailing and sightseeing, you will be provided with a final, goodbye brunch that will feature the freshest Mediterranean fare. Once you have finished your final meal, you will be whisked away to catch your flight home.

During your entire time in Portugal, you will stay in luxurious accommodations and be absolutely cared for with private transfers to and from your desired destinations. Every aspect of this exciting tour is completely customizable, so you can adjust anything and everything to better suit your moods and desires once you are in Portugal.

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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