National palace of Pena, in Sintra, Portugal

Stepping into Portugal’s Storied Past: Two Week Historical Tour

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, Obidos...

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Suggested Duration

14 Days

This 2-week Portugal tour immerses you in the country’s cultural delights and storied past. While Portugal is not as widely known as Greece is for it’s history, Portugal is a country that is home to thousands of years of history and is often overlooked by travelers. Uncover the historical treasures of Obidos, follow in the footsteps of the Knights Templar, and attend an authentic fado performance.

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Trip Highlights

  • Take a private tour of Lisbon’s historical highlights, including Castelo de São Jorge, the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, and the Torre de Belém
  • Spend a day in the land of Sintra, perusing the Pena Palace and Sintra town
  • Marvel at the treasures of Obidos, which is Portugal’s iconic medieval village
  • Marvel at the Batalha Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitória and appreciate its impressive cloisters
  • Visit Nazare and explore Portugal’s most charming fishing village
  • Delve into the fascinating stories that surround the Virgin Mary and her past ties to the pilgrimage site of Fatima
  • Follow in the footsteps of the Knights Templar on an exciting visit to Tomar
  • Venture into Porto’s past on a private tour of its historical sites and attend an authentic fado performance
  • Explore Coimbra and its wealth of history during a private tour
  • Embark on a dinner cruise during a delightful evening in Porto

Detailed Description

This 14-day Portugal tour begins in Lisbon. Here, you will spend your first evening on a private tour of the city’s highlights, such as the Belem Tower. You will then make your way to Sintra, where you will have the opportunity to explore Pena Palace and Sintra town. Cascais will beckon to you on day three, and after spending the morning in Estoril, you will spend the evening along Cascais’ lovely streets. You will then journey to the Queluz National Palace for a private tour.

The following day, you will embark on a tour of Mafra, during which you will be afforded visits to its resident palace and medieval village of Obidos. The historical enclaves of Alcobaca and Batalha will host you the following day. Here, you can visit the Mosteiro de Santa Maria and the Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitória. You will then venture to Nazare, which is Portugal’s most famous fishing village. From Nazare, you will travel to the religious pilgrimage site of Fatima, where you will learn about the city’s ties to the Virgin Mary.

Tomar will be your next stop, and here, you will follow in the footsteps of the Knights Templar.  You will then travel to Coimbra before continuing to Porto. In Porto, you will spend a day exploring the city’s iconic sites before attending an authentic fado performance. Your final full day in Portugal will be spent visiting Braga and Guimaraes.

Starting Price

$2,795 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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