Panoramic view of the staircase to the sanctuary of Bom Jesus Do Monte against the blue sky on a bright sunny day in Braga, Portugal.

Illuminating Tour of Portugal’s Historic & Cultural Roots

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Countries Visited

Portugal

Places Visited

Porto, Ponte de Lima, Braga, Guimaraes...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

The history of Portugal fascinates the world, and this 10-day Portugal tour immerses you in the storied history of the country. Attend a private yoga session by the river, marvel at the archaeological wonders of Citania de Briteiros, follow in the footsteps of the Knights Templar, and witness the location where Portugal’s first king was born.

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Trip Highlights

  • Stroll through Porto on a walking tour that will introduce you to some of the city’s oldest sites
  • Take an evening stroll around Ponte de Lima and marvel at its iconic bridge
  • Indulge in a private yoga session by the river in Ponte de Lima before embarking on a tour centered around the region’s folklore
  • Visit the archaeological wonders of Citania de Briteiros
  • Witness the Bom Jesus sanctuary in Braga and visit the oldest cathedral in the country
  • Visit the location where Portugal’s first king was born before learning about the hamlet of Guimaraes
  • Be captivated by Coimbra’s ancient past and peruse the city’s oldest gems
  • Dive into the dramatic history of the Knights Templar on an interactive tour

Detailed Description

This 10-day Portugal tour has been catered to the history lover in you. This Portuguese escapade will begin in Porto, where you will have a private tour that will immerse you in the historical gems of the city. The following day, you will transfer to Ponte de Lima. En route, you will stop at Citania de Briteiros, which is a well-preserved Celto-Iberian village. Upon your arrival in Ponte de Lima, you will spend the afternoon and evening along the riverside and among the charming streets of the city.

After waking in Ponte de Lima, you will enjoy a private yoga session along the river before having a private tour of the city. The next day, you will venture to Braga, where you will witness the Bom Jesus. In Guimaraes, you will witness where Portugal’s first king was born.

Chaves will be your next destination. Here, you can indulge in the area’s natural springs before learning about and sampling the “wine of the dead.” The next day, you will transfer to Coimbra for a tour of the oldest university in Portugal, the Se Velha, and more. The Knights Templar and their storied past will present you with your next adventure.

Sintra and its architectural wonders will serve as your next point of interest before you transfer to Cascais. Here, the Pena Palace and the shoreline of Cascais are premier highlights.

Starting Price

$2,395 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

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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