Lisbon, Sintra, Evora, Tavira, Tavira Island, Lagos, Sagres, Vila Nova de Milfontes, Coimbra, Porto
Dates are customizable for private departures.
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.
Lisbon – Tuk Tuk Tour of the City
Sintra – Witness the Pena Palace
Today, you will transfer to the city of Sintra. Upon your arrival, you will visit the Pena Palace. Pena Palace is known by many as the epitome of 19th-century Romanticism architecture in all of Portugal. After your time at the palace, you will discover the equally whimsical enclaves of Castelo dos Mouros and Quinta da Regaleira, which each offer their own unique character and charm. The final stop of your private tour will be Sintra town. Afterward, you will be provided with a horse-drawn carriage ride back to your accommodation.
Evora – The Walled City of Evora
This morning, you will trade the wondrous world of Sintra for the enchanting city of Evora, which is known by many as being Portugal’s medieval town. As you arrive at this entirely walled city, you will be led to your luxurious accommodation. After meeting your private guide, you will be led on a private tour of Evora. Upon the completion of your tour of Evora, you will transfer to the countryside, where you will spend the remainder of the day visiting an olive oil farm. After a stroll around the groves, you will be provided with a lovely meal with your gracious host that will feature several dishes that incorporate their exquisite olives.
Tavira – Visit an Olive Farm
Offering a refreshing break from the busier resort towns in the area, Tavira is an authentic representation of the culture of the country and a place where people actually live, work, and create a thriving, deeply-rooted community. As you enter Tavira, you will be led on a tour of the town’s best sights, beginning with the town square of Praca da Republica. You will then be led to the Old Town Gate, the Church of Misericordia, the 17th-century Baroque Palace of the Gallery, and the Church of Santa Maria. After your comprehensive tour, you will have some free time to explore, shop, and bask up the ambiance of the town.
Tavira Island – Escape to the Island of Tavira
Your destination for the day will be the car-free haven of Tavira Island. After taking a ferry to the island, you will be provided with a bike and be led all around the sandbar-like islet. You will then have the afternoon to work on your tan, soak up the sunshine, and read that book that you have been keeping tucked away in your luggage. When the evening arrives, you will indulge in an overnight glamping experience in true luxury and style. You will also have an authentic, Portuguese meal slow-roasted for you.
Lagos – Sail to Ponta da Piedade
This morning’s journey will first lead you to Lagos, which is a stunning city that is located on the country’s southern coastline. Wildly popular with tourists and locals, Lagos offers many outdoor activities to enjoy in addition to a lovely old town that is steeped in history. Your adventure will then lead you by boat to Ponta da Piedade, which is an area that is complete with towering cliffs. Among these cliffs, hidden caves and idyllic islets can be discovered. You will spend your day indulging in all of these natural wonders, and it will be up to you how long you want to spend at each locale.
Sagres – Tour of Sagres Fortress
This morning, you will transfer to the village of Sagres, where you will spend the day exploring some of its best sites. Upon your arrival in Sagres, you will check-in to your luxurious accommodations before meeting your private guide for your tour. You will first visit Algarve village and Sagres Fortress. In the afternoon, you will depart from Sagres and transfer to Cape St. Vincent. Once here, you will witness the lovely resident lighthouse that is perched over the Mediterranean Sea. Here, you will enjoy the sunset while indulging in a picnic dinner.
Vila Nova de Milfontes – Fresh Seafood
This morning, you will venture to Vila Nova de Milfontes. This town is known for some of the freshest and best-tasting seafood fare in all of Portugal, which is exactly what your journey for today will explore. Upon your arrival in Vila Nova de Milfontes, you will meet your private guide and be led on a tour of all things delicious, specifically the area’s notorious seafood. After spending a full day sampling Portuguese seafood, you will venture to the beach to watch the sunset.
Coimbra – The Medieval Sites of Coimbra
This morning, you will transfer to Coimbra. Coimbra presents visitors with all of the great aspects of Lisbon without the hustle and bustle of a large, metropolitan city. Upon your arrival in Coimbra, you will check-in to your luxurious accommodation. Once you are ready, your private guide will whisk you away on a private tour of the city’s Old Town. The highlight of your tour will be presented to you in the form of a famous Fado nightclub, where you will be provided with the exclusive opportunity to attend a live performance of this Portuguese pastime while also enjoying an authentic meal.
Porto – The Magic of Porto’s Ribeira
Today, you will indulge in a visit to Porto. Once you arrive and check-in to your luxurious accommodation, you will be led on a tour of this amazing city. You will waste no time in embarking on what will be a full-day of discovery, weaving your way among narrow side streets that are lined with hole-in-the-wall eateries, cozy cafes, and locally owned bars. Your journey will continue as you witness the remarkable sights of Ponte de D. Upon the conclusion of your tour, you will be able to choose among Porto eateries, where you can enjoy a final meal before returning to your luxurious accommodation for your last evening in Portugal.
Porto – Departure
This morning, you can indulge in a delicious goodbye brunch, and after you have enjoyed every last bite, you will be met by your private driver for your transfer to the airport. If you desire, your driver or guide can help you navigate you to your gate.
- 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
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.
$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.
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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