Portugal’s southwestern coastline provides an expedition for the soul with a journey through wilderness and white villages with castles and the charms of tradition alongside. Spend nearly a week along the rugged and utterly unspoiled route, traversing the cliffs and moving across the vineyards to the grand destinations of the past. This region comes with the aura of tradition that extends to decadent local cuisine and cultural insight. Trek at your own pace and indulge all your senses on an unforgettable...
Lisbon – Discover the Capital and Uncover Culture
Lisbon is a great warm-up for your legs, a city built on seven hills along the Tagus River. Sidewalks are polished smooth by three centuries of footsteps, and yellow tramcars roll past tiled buildings as narrow alleys open out onto plazas and views above the city. Lisbon is a city where everything is connected, yet every few minutes of walking can bring you to an entirely different neighborhood. This morning you will be collected from the airport for an overnight stay at a small boutique hotel, neatly situated for exploring both the riverside and the most iconic of neighborhoods. Meet your guide for lunch and discuss what will happen over the next week as related to the weather and your surroundings, and take time to clarify anything you may be unsure about so that you can be properly prepared for your adventure.
Throughout the afternoon, you can wander slowly between the colorful parts of Lisbon. Grand 18th-century architecture provides the backdrop in Baixa, the centerpiece of the city’s redevelopment after an earthquake in 1755. Graffiti and blue tiles are just two ways the buildings are painted in Alfama, while in Bairro Alto, the steep pedestrian streets lead you to vintage stores with youthful vibes. Ascend to St. George’s Castle high above the city, and then descend to the riverside promenade where there are various cafes and restaurants to complete your walking tour. This day will be very relaxed, and there are various options for customization as you may want to rest your legs entirely and travel on the famous number 28 tram instead.
Sintra – Hike Through the World Heritage Beauty of Ancient Portugal
Cascais – The Dramatic Coastline on the Westernmost Edge of Continental Europe
Vila Nova de Milfontes – The Beauty of Rural Portugal
Cabo Sardao – Southern Europe’s Wildest Stretch of Coast
Salema – Strolling Soft Sands and Exploring the Force of Nature
Sagres – Across the Cliffs to the Southwestern Tip of Europe
Albufeira – Free Day to Rest on the Algarve Coast