Garden of Saint Barbara in Braga, Portugal

Sweeping 5-Star Exploration of Portugal: City, Country, and Island Tour

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Amarante, Lamego, Douro Valley, Évora...

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Suggested Duration

17 Days

Experience the best of Portugal in regal fashion as you tour highlight destinations, wallow in luxury adventures, and embrace the majesty of the country’s culture as you spend 17 days exploring the regality on offer. From charming hideaway towns overflowing with historic elegance to staggering seascapes viewed from sweeping geothermal landscapes, the beauty and culture of Portugal await your discovery.

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Trip Highlights

  • Admire medieval constructs and century-old heritage sites, such as the iconic Batalha Monastery, as you peruse the historic districts of the quaint town Óbidos
  • Flip through the pages of ancient Portugal as you explore the knowledge housed in archaic heritage sites speckling Coimbra, including the Coimbra University and the Joanine Library
  • Marvel at the cultural creations peppering Porto, from the extraordinary art of the São Bento Station to the distinct baroque architecture of the Clérigos Tower, as you extensively tour the city
  • Discover the origins of the Roman Empire and trace back the birth of Portugal as a country as you explore both Braga and Guimarães respectively
  • Embrace the glorious natural wonders of the Douro Valley as you sip on an assortment of prestigious wines and ports meticulously crafted at elite estates poised in the viridian valley
  • Spend an afternoon exploring the wondrous wilderness of the Arrábida Natural Park, from its chalk-white cliffs hanging over the sapphire sea to the olive-green forests where endemic creatures reside
  • Soar to the summit of the Sintra Mountains and get lost in the Romantic Era before relishing a gourmet traditional Fado dinner experience
  • Venture across the Sete Cidades to witness the remarkable giant craters and mesmerizing lakes of São Miguel, including the Verde and Azul lagoons as well as the Caldeira Velha
  • Indulge in a traditional Cozido nas Caldeiras, a Portuguese stew cooking in cauldrons in the bubbling geothermal ground of Furnas, on the island of São Miguel
  • Encounter sightings of whales and other cetaceans that live in the sea off the shores of the Azores as you set sail across the waves with your knowledgeable captain

Starting Price

$12,150 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

  • Accommodations
  • 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.

Reviews of this Travel Agency

4.99 stars based on 280 reviews.

Luxury Portugal Vacation Review: Porto, Tomar, Óbidos, Sintra,...
"Filomena and George at this travel company did a great...

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"Overall, our group of six, loved Portugal and were extremely...

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"Filomena and George were easy to talk to and very accommodating...

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Luxury Portugal Vacation Review: Porto, Lisbon, Douro Valley,...
"Filomena and Jorge, the partners, went above and beyond...

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