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Best of Portugal Tour: 10 Days in Porto, Lisbon, and Vilamoura
10 Day Custom Tour
For fans of port wine, mysterious history, and gastronomic greatness, this 10-day tour of Portugal reliably presents visitors with an abundance of each. You will venture through the Iberian country to experience a blend of guided recreation and leisure time. From Porto to Lisbon and Vilamoura, this tour will open your eyes to the beauty of Portugal and the adventures awaiting you.
Self-Drive Portugal Itinerary: Iconic Cities to Charming Towns
10 Day Custom Tour
Creating a loop from the vibrant capital city of Lisbon, this 10-day self-driving tour is an adventure into the soul of Portugal. Connect with the locals, venture away from the tourist trail, and discover the dazzling diversity of destinations that make the country so distinctive. Indulge in the coastline, castles, marble towns, salty harbors, sunbaked plains, spire-packed cities, and much more. With this unique route, you celebrate all the highlights that Portugal loves to hide.
Pure Portugal Fun: Azores to Porto Tour
13 Day Custom Tour
Witness the mesmerizing scenes of Portugal and have an absolute blast in every iconic Portuguese destination during this exclusive 9-day vacation. Between the beautiful blue stretch of the Azores archipelago and the picturesque streets of Porto, the country is riddled with phenomenal sightseeing and adventure-seeking opportunities. Book your tour today and experience the wonder of Portugal.
Coastal Havens and City Discovery Portugal Tour
9 Day Custom Tour
On this breathtaking 9-day tour of Portugal, you will witness golden beaches and the emerald hills of the Algarve. From admiring the sapphire sea on Portimao’s vibrant promenade to wine tasting with spectacles of the luxuriant countryside, boundless magical memories will be made in the picturesque country of Portugal.
Captivating 15-Day Highlights Tour of Portugal
15 Day Custom Tour
Spend 15 days in the captivating culture and honored highlights of Portugal on this personalized tour to the country’s most beloved cities. From unpacking the local lifestyle that sweeps through Lisbon’s cobbled streets to witnessing the staggering scenery of the Douro Valley and much more, you will discover the discerning qualities that make Portugal a landmark destination every traveler must visit.
Off the Beaten Path Exploration of Portugal: Evora, Estremoz and Elvas
12 Day Custom Tour
Portugal hides its secrets and rewards the patient traveler that is willing to explore down the narrow lanes and journey behind the obvious highlights. Find elegiac music in little taverns and ancient towns built from marble, and then turn to find seductive outposts and cities from the 16th century. With expert insider guides, this 12-day luxury tour will take you off the beaten track and into the authenticity of Portugal’s lesser-known destinations of Evora, Estremoz, and Elvas.
Enthralling Adventure Tour of Portugal
12 Day Custom Tour
Adventure awaits in Portugal with this tailored 12-day tour that will allow you to indulge in the best experiences in a wealth of bewitching destinations. From hot air balloon expeditions above the staggering Algarve region to canyoning the rugged wilderness of Funchal and cruising to the caves of Lagos, every stop will be as exciting as the last. This exciting adventure spotlights the mesmerizing environment with which Portugal is blessed.
Perspectives of Portugal: New Takes on Classics
12 Day Custom Tour
Your experience of storybook palaces and refined wines will immerse you in unique treasures during your 12-day signature Portugal tour specifically designed for 2021-2022. Each day is custom-tailored to your preferences allowing you to bask in a sunset cruise of Lisbon or stroll along Evora’s ancient foundations. From the legacy of the Knights Templar to the vineyard heritage of the Douro Valley, you can embrace a new perspective of Portugal.
Regal Relaxation Family Portugal Tour
12 Day Custom Tour
From the contemporary skyline of Porto to the sun-washed shores of Algarve, there is so much for families to enjoy on this handcrafted 12-day tour of Portugal. You and your family will immerse yourselves in the country’s fascinating history with tours of venerated heritage sites. You can appreciate spectacular seascapes of the Algarve and cherish the luxuriant landscapes of the Douro Valley. Michelin-starred culinary experiences and engaging seaside activities will only elevate your incredible vacation.
Romantic 12-Day Portugal Vacation
12 Day Custom Tour
Escape to Portugal for a romantic 12-day tour of basking in its lustrous scenery, immersing yourself in its breathtaking heritage sites, and uncovering its fascinatingly rich culture. Whether witnessing the craters of the Azores archipelago, pampering your palate with authentic Portuguese delicacies, or marveling at the regal Pena Palace in Sintra, this tailored tour will prove to be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
Portugal for the Seasoned Traveler: 14-Day Vacation
14 Day Custom Tour
This luxurious, 2-week adventure has been specially curated and for the more mature and refined travelers. Whether you are perusing the best wines in Porto on a private estate tour or following in the footsteps of the Knights Templar in Tomar, you will sit in the lap of luxury throughout the entirety of this adventure. From the stunning beaches of Portugal’s captivating coastlines to cities like Lisbon and Porto that are filled with amazing architecture and historical wonders, Portugal presents itself as an ideal vacation destination regardless of your age or interests.
Immersive Spain, Portugal, and Morocco Vacation
19 Day Custom Tour
Revel in the dynamic culture and discover marvelous history during this 19-day Spain, Portugal, and Morocco highlights tour. Witness the surreal designs of Antoni Gaudi, sample the succulent flavors of typical Spanish tapas, experience the lively heritage of a Moroccan souk, and explore ancient neighborhoods and taste the layered notes of port. Throughout this adventure, enjoy shining a light on the beauty, charm, and heritage of Spain, Portugal, and Morocco.
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A perfect vacation to Portugal starts with knowing your preferences and what you want to see.
Whether you are a wine enthusiast, a seeker of local culture, nature lover, or a history buff, Portugal has amazing options for everyone. Read the Portugal Travel Guide for pivotal information and inspiration to get your trip planning process started right.
When you are ready to make it happen, submit a Trip Request and get connected with a travel expert who can provide you with all the details you need to get the custom vacation you want.
The best time to visit Portugal is in April, May, September, or October. However, the right time for your visit may be different, based on what you would like to see and do.
Portugal is both serene and lively, with captivating cities, exceptional scenery, and diverse cultures influenced by the changing seasons.
With the dry sunshine of the south and the cool northern winters, the dramatic Atlantic coastline, and wild eastern border, Portugal’s evocative landscape supports unique culinary flavors and vibrant regional cultures.
With so many spectacular highlights, Portugal is often so much more than most travelers expect with so much to see and do.
The diverse landscape stretches from the Atlantic coast to rocky mountain ranges, rolling plains, and sunbaked valleys, each region stamped with historic palaces and stunning highlights.
Cinematic beauty, seductive rhythms, and ghosts of past nations dating back to ancient Celts reveal only the tip of Portugal’s deep roots.
The following information highlights the eight must-see places in Portugal where you can savor energetic contemporary life steeped in the spirit of old-world heritage.
Most visitors to Portugal are delighted to find that this essential European destination holds many surprises. With foundations in the ancient world and lively modern culture, the cinematic landscapes, enchanting villages, stunning art museums, and storybook castles exceed expectations.
From the colorful homes that hug the hillsides surrounding Lisbon to the rocky cliffs that hang over the shimmering waters of the Algarve, you will find plenty to see and do at these iconic destinations.
Portugal’s wines share the character and charisma of the country by revealing flavorful diversity in every bottle, and here are the seven best wine regions to visit in Portugal during your trip.
With vines rolling across hillsides that are cast in the shadows of fairytale castles, and even rising out of the coastal sands, you can find hints of the idyllic scenery and the spirit of cultural history exuding from the wineries and ultimate flavor.
The following list focuses on our recommendations for the top seven wine regions while providing insight into how the climate affects each varietal and what typical wines to expect when you visit, preparing your palate for Portugal.
The six reasons Portugal should be your next destination take you beyond the remarkable diversity and immerse you in a country emerging into the spotlight. With historic cities, exceptional cuisine, natural grandeur, and an inextricable seafaring tradition, Portugal is rich with treasures ready for discovery. Once at the forefront of maritime exploration and home to one of the longest-ruling European empires, the complex heritage connects to the turquoise waters, gold-sand beaches, and surprising flavors found in the customary and evolving cuisine.
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Portugal is not a large country, so it is easy to travel from the mountains to the sea, the northern Spanish border to the distant southern coastline.
Traveling around Portugal can be great fun, especially when visiting accessible yet often overlooked corners of the country. While your Zicasso travel specialist can ensure seamless logistics, knowing how you can travel can help as you consider your own plans. Use this guide to transportation in Portugal to help.
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