Portugal will bring passion during your customizable tour that will embody Old World charm, majestic culture, cozy cafés, romantic castles, and glorious panoramas. Riverside promenades have hidden niches and bring the chance of secluded strolls. Cathedral towers and red-tiled rooftops create an impressive and historical skyline as wine cellars utilized for hundreds of years intertwine tradition and seductive flavor. On this tour, from beautiful gardens in bloom to lavish plazas that speak of a...
Lisbon – Arrive in Portugal’s Charming Capital
Lisbon shimmers like a beacon atop seven hills as it spreads from the edges of the Atlantic to the mouth of the Tagus River. Funiculars ascend the cobblestone streets squeezed between historical buildings that wind up the knolls to turn the steep journey into a romantic adventure with panoramic views along Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara. The hilltop garden presents the whitewashed walls and red-tiled rooftops of the old neighborhood in the distance set beneath the golden walls of St. Jorge Castle crowning the summit. Busts of Greco-Roman heroes linger beneath the shade. Lisboetas sip wine together and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere at the heart of the city.
Your flight will land at Lisbon Portela Airport, and your private transfer will meet you and your partner upon arrival. Enjoy the scenic ride through the historical neighborhoods to reach your luxurious hotel within view of the cobblestone streets and whitewashed walls of the city center. Trams wander along electric lines that crisscross the lanes while a celebrated cafe stands between the Discoveries Monument and the Belem Tower for a view of the striking architecture to be enjoyed with fresh squeezed orange juice and a decadent slice of homemade cheesecake. The Discoveries Monument was erected in the 1960s to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Prince Henry the Navigator’s passing. The marble edifice depicts the three-sailed ship departing from the port with historical figures such as Vasco de Gama and Magellan, eager to explore the unknown.
Lisbon – Discover Romantic Sintra, Estoril, and Cascais along the Coast
Lisbon – Explore the Elegance and Prestige of Lisbon on a Full Day Tour
Porto – Visit the Towns of Alcobaça, Obidos, and Coimbra en route to Porto
Porto – Enjoy a Half-Day Tour of Porto’s Historical Districts and Museums
Douro Valley – Delight in the Quaint Streets of Guimarães Village
Douro Valley – Indulge in Dreamy Scenic Views on a Full Day Wine Tour
Porto – Depart for Home
- Indulge in the romance of the centuries-old tradition of wine cultivation with an immersive tasting tour through the Douro Valley
- Step into the ambiance of a fairytale while strolling hand-in-hand around the storybook castles of Sintra Village
- Journey to the former ends of the earth as you visit Cabo de Roca, the most western edge of the European continent
- Delight in the artistic embellishments of Lisbon’s streets and architecture on a private guided tour of the city’s cultural heritage
- Relish the charming atmosphere of the town of Obidos to find whitewashed buildings, blossoming flowerbeds, and medieval labyrinthine streets
- Bask in the enchanting cafes of Largo da Oliveira in Guimarães Village with tables and chairs set in front of the vaulted archways of the Cathedral
- Revel in secluded luxuries and endless charm found across the historical cities, hidden villages, and unforgettable natural landscapes
Experience the passionate culture and captivating history, irresistible scenery and exciting flavors during your 8-day whirlwind tour of Portugal. The excitement will begin as the two of you land at Portela Airport in Lisbon. Your private transfer will greet you upon arrival and escort you to your fabulous hotel that overlooks the narrow cobblestone lanes of the old city. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to stroll through the gardens and enjoy the lookouts with amazing panoramas of Europe’s second oldest capital city.
Wake the next day and your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby to set out for the enchanting town of Sintra for a day spent exploring storybook palaces, castles, and maze-like lanes. Reach the edges of the European continent at Cabo da Roca, and then continue on a scenic coastal drive to the villages of Estoril and Cascais before returning to Lisbon for the evening. The following day, you and your partner will venture out onto the streets of Lisbon with a private guided tour that will uncover the city’s remarkable history and endless charm. Traverse the seven hills and enjoy the cafes and local taverns, along with the beautiful ceramic tiles that adorn the grand old palaces.
The next day, your private transfer will bring you from your hotel to the monastery of Alcobaça. After a private tour, you will continue to the lovely medieval town of Obidos to visit castles and an antique market. Traverse Portugal’s oldest university and quaint atmosphere of Coimbra before arriving in Porto, located along the banks of the Douro River. Your guide will greet you both after breakfast the next day, eager to lead you on an engaging tour of the highlights of Portugal’s second largest city. Wander around the Cathedral and visit the lavish Arabian Room inside the Palacio da Bolsa.
Travel next to the heart of the Douro Valley by way of the enchanting village of Guimarães. The next day, the two of you can bask in the celebrated flavors of Portugal’s wine and cuisine during a private tour to sample a variety of vineyards spread across the Douro Valley, one of the oldest demarcated wine regions in the world. Conclude as your private transfer will meet you at the hotel and escort you to Porto’s Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport for your flight home.
$1,595 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.
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