Perched at the Western edge of Europe, Portugal has long enjoyed a privileged position between land and sea, and this 9-day tour of the country will ensure your complete orientation to the culturally rich heritage of this storied country. From the bustle of Lisbon to the rural countryside of the Douro River Valley, this balanced itinerary blends active recreation with plenty of time to kick your feet up and relax.
Lisbon – The City by the Bay
Reminiscent of San Francisco, California, Lisbon sits adjacent to one of the largest bays in Portugal. Long before it was a top European tourist destination, it was a thriving port for ships that plied the water of the Iberian Peninsula. Today, you will be able to explore this vibrant and colorful history as you embark on your first full day in the Portuguese capital. Upon your arrival at the main airport, you will transfer to your conveniently located hotel.
Lisbon – The Rhythms of Fado
Lisbon – Day Trip to Sintra
Porto – Road Tripping Through Portugal
Porto – The Legacy of a UNESCO Site
Amarante – Portugal's Port Region
Lisbon – Europe's Oldest University
Lisbon – When in Doubt, Add More Cream
Lisbon – Departing a Legendary Land
- Stroll the scenic waterfront of the Tagus River in Lisbon, where explorers once set off to chart the unknown world
- Savor the unique flavors of the Belem custard tart on a tour of a neighborhood where quaint shops and restaurants compete for your attention
- Surrender to the soulful sounds of a Fado performance, during which the sonorous singing will harken back to a time when the known world was much smaller and simpler
- Enjoy a royal view from the bastions and turrets of Pena Palace during a day trip to Sintra before trekking through the abundant natural beauty of Portugal
- Learn the ancient methods and motives for the famous salt mines of Aveiro, which have been satisfying Europe's craving for quality salt for centuries
- Amble through the scenic city center of Porto on a guided tour that will allow you to see why authorities named it a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1994
- Sip the famous port wine that is produced in the region during a visit to a family-owned winery where the impact of this export on Portugal's history can be seen and experienced
- Smell the rich leather and mahogany of the world-famous library of Coimbra, which belongs to Europe's oldest university
$2,452 per person (excluding international flights)
- 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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