Jeronimos Monastery is one of the must-see places in Lisbon

Best of Portugal Tour In a Week

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Countries Visited

Portugal

Places Visited

Lisbon, Coimbra, Pinhao, Porto

Suggested Duration

7 Days

On this 7-day best of Portugal tour, you will experience both style and delight on the antique streets along with the spirited ambiance of the Iberian culture. Red-tiled roofs contrast with the whitewashed walls of homes nearly five centuries old. The rich ruby hues of traditional port wine will glow against the limestone walls of a seasoned cellar as dramatic towers and radiant churches represent the golden days of exploration when Portugal ruled the maritime trading routes. From castle grounds...

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Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy the flavors of Portugal during a private wine tasting tour of the celebrated varietals cultivated in the Douro Valley, including the renowned Port
  • Visit the meandering trails and stunning lookout of Cabo da Roca on the edge of the European continent
  • Indulge in the charming seaside resort ambiance and historical streets of Cascais, situated on tranquil bay that connects to the Atlantic Ocean
  • Discover the splendor of Lisbon during a private tour that will uncover the vibrant ceramic tile art and grandeur remaining from the “Golden Age of Discovery”
  • Stroll through Portugal’s oldest university and traverse the antique neighborhoods filled with narrow cobbled lanes in the town of Coimbra
  • Embrace the grandeur as you tour the rooms and salons of the Palacio da Bolsa in Porto
  • Relax in style at a historical estate that overlooks the Douro Valley
  • Relish the wondrous mixture of antique charm and contemporary luxury in your handpicked accommodations across Portugal

Detailed Description

Portugal has sent explorers to the far reaches of the globe for more than half a millennium, and their sailors have returned to their shores with treasures from far away lands that have in turn shaped local style and culture. Your 7-day tour of Portugal will offer you insight into the past and present lives of Lisboetas in Lisbon to Tripeiros in Porto. Your journey will begin with your arrival at Lisbon’s Humberto Delgado International Airport, and your private transfer will escort you to your fabulous hotel at the heart of Old Town.  Settle in a bit, and then meet your guide to explore the various neighborhoods of Lisbon to catch the unique flavor of the city set beneath the soaring walls of the Castle of St. Jorge.

Wake the next morning to venture out into the city to explore the splendors of the past and the wonders of contemporary lifestyle at your leisure. Traverse the Jerónimos Monastery to view the 15th-century design and the tomb of Vasco de Gama. Wander the galleries of the Museu Nacional de Arte Antia to view the national collection of artifacts returned from the former colonies in Africa and Asia. Depart from Lisbon the next day and set out for Coimbra. En route, you will stop at the seaside town of Cascais to enjoy the breeze, the view, and the remarkable history. Continue to the viewpoint at Cabo da Roca to reach the edge of the European continent before arriving at the beautiful estate connected to Coimbra. Travel next to discover the splendors of Coimbra’s cobbled streets and the allure of the riverside. Visit the old university and the 12th-century Monastery of Santa Cruz as you take it all in.

Move on from Coimbra to the enchanting hillsides over the Douro River Valley and the town of Pinhao. Enjoy the remainder of the day as you relax at a chateau surrounded by vineyards. Take to the valley the next day with a private wine tour to sample the stunning Port and selected varietals cultivated around the banks of the Douro River, including a visit to one of the oldest vineyards in the region. The following morning, transfer to Porto for a full day tour of the narrow cobbled streets and bridges that traverse the banks of the Douro River. The city has a unique pride that complements the grand architecture that decorates the hills. Conclude the next day as you travel to Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport for your flight home.

Starting Price

$1,395 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

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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