Pena Palace at sunset in Portugal

Highlights of Portugal: Vacation for Travelers Over 50

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Portugal

Places Visited

Lisbon, Sintra, Evora, Tavira...

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Suggested Duration

11 Days

This 11-day adventure presents you with only the most exclusive and unforgettable experiences that Portugal has to offer. From strolling the cobblestone streets of Porto’s famed Ribeira neighborhood to witnessing the wonder of Sintra, this journey is sure to amaze and inspire you. Visit an olive farm in Tavira, cruise around Lisbon in a tuk tuk, indulge in fresh seafood.

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Trip Highlights

  • Escape for the day to the fairytale world of Sintra, where you can explore Pena Palace and Sintra town
  • Venture to Tavira to visit an olive farm, where you will learn all about the process of producing olive oil and sample the best blends onsite
  • Indulge in a tour of Portugal’s capital city in a unique way: cruising around Lisbon’s in an authentic tuk tuk
  • Experience the car-free Island of Tavira, where you can escape to the fast-paced Tavira town for a wonderful day and night of peace and relaxation
  • Explore the wonders of Evora, where you can indulge in a private tour of the walled city
  • Be captivated by Lagos’ natural caves as you sail to Ponta da Piedade
  • Savor the freshest seafood as you explore the coastal gem of Vila Nova de Milfontes

Detailed Description

Portugal is a country that is full of amazing sites and awe-inspiring adventures, and it can be challenging to decide what to do with the time that you have to visit. Luckily, this carefully curated itinerary offers you a luxurious, 11-day adventure that is perfectly designed to make the most of your time in Portugal. From witnessing Lisbon’s world-famous architectural and historical wonders to traversing Tavira and the charming streets of Porto’s Ribeira, this journey will be one that you will never forget.

Your epic European adventure will begin the moment your flight lands in Lisbon, and your first adventure will be to explore Portugal’s capital city of Lisbon in an authentic tuk tuk. On your first full day in Portugal, you will transfer to Sintra for a private tour of a true wonderland that is full of castles, luscious gardens, and an idyllic town.

The town of Evora will be your next stop, and here, you can indulge in a private tour of the most iconic sites, including the main square, Praca do Giraldo, Ever Cathedral, and Cadaval Palace. Your Portuguese trek will then lead you to Tavira, which is known by many as the Algarve region’s prettiest town. Here, after being led on a private tour of Tavira’s highlights, you will visit a working olive oil farm. During your time at the olive farm, you will be provided an intimate glimpse into the inner workings of what it takes to produce this delicious liquid gold for which the region is known.

As day five dawns, you can look forward to an unforgettable getaway to the nearby haven of Tavira Island. Upon your arrival at this car-free enclave, you will partake in an overnight glamping excursion, during which, you will be able to explore these sandy islands that are part of the Ria Formosa Natural Park at your leisure. After your glamping experience, you will then transfer to Lagos, which is a favorite among tourists and locals due to is many outdoor adventures that are available to all and its thriving nightlife. During your visit to this popular destination, you will explore the area’s natural caves and sail to Ponta de Piedade.

Sagres will be your next stop, and here, you can indulge in a private tour that will be led by an expert guide to witness the Sagres Fortress before enjoying the sunset at Cape St. Vincent. Upon your departure from Sagres, you will make your way to the coastal hamlet of Vila Nova de Milfontes, where you will sample and savor some of the freshest seafood before discovering a few local points of interest with your private guide.

The captivating city of Coimbra will be awaiting your arrival, and as you delve into its old quarters and witness its medieval convents, churches, and other architectural wonders, you will be amazed and inspired by its ancient charm. Your final destination will be Portugal’s beloved Porto, where you will be treated to a private tour of the city’s world-famous Ribeira neighborhood. As you stroll among the cobblestones streets and witness the age-old beauty and character that is present in every building, you will be utterly smitten by this unique section of the city.

Throughout your entire trip, you will be housed in luxurious accommodations, and every detail of your vacation will be taken care of, including all private transfers to and from every destination. Nearly everything about this itinerary is customizable, so you can further adjust anything and everything to better suit your moods and interests once you are in Portugal.

Starting Price

$2,195 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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