Fortress and gardens in Marvao, Portugal

Legends of Portugal: 12-Day Highlights Tour

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Portugal

Places Visited

Lisbon, Lagos, Crato, Porto (City)

Suggested Duration

12 Days

Discover legendary Portugal during this meticulously curated 12-day tour to the country’s iconic cityscapes, dreamy UNESCO World Heritage Sites, unassuming quaint towns, and historic cultural destinations. From the flavors of Lisbon to the wilderness of Arrabida Natural Park and the breathtaking coastal scenes of Lagos to the vibrant atmosphere of Porto, Portugal is yours to explore and lose yourself in as you complete your loop around the country.

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore the city highlights of Lisbon on a guided stroll through vibrant districts, such as Belém, to historic neighborhoods, such as Alfama, to unearth the capital’s heritage through landmarks and culinary delights
  • Slowly meander along the Portuguese coast to the Algarve, stopping in Azeitao for a sip of delectable wine and the Arrabida Natural Park for a frolic about the lush olive, strawberry, and pistachio fields
  • Set sail across the sparkling sea surrounding Lagos’ rocky headlands and enter the breathtaking Benagil Cave for a morning spent on the cave’s hidden beach, where you may discover enchanting snorkeling
  • Head for the ancient Algarvian neighborhoods of the city of Silves to uncover the region’s rich Arab roots through the cuisine, traditions, and architecture on a guided gastronomic tour of its districts
  • Journey to Portugal’s northern border with Spain and stop at the historic town of Evora to unravel Roman heritage in the Roman Temple, the Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral, and Saint Francis Church with the Bones Chapel
  • Delve into Portugal’s fascinating Jewish heritage retained in the medieval walls of old quarters, museums, and synagogues in the towns Marvao, Castelo de Vide, and Belmonte
  • Meander through Porto’s historic and modern districts on a guided walking tour showcasing the city’s highlights, including Sé Cathedral, Bolhão Market, São Bento Train Station, and more
  • Escape to the Cradle of Portugal, Guimaraes, to explore the Renaissance pieces and Baroque furniture within its Palace of the Dukes as well as the iconic exhibitions at the Guimaraes Castle
  • Ascend to the summit of the Sintra Mountains to marvel at the picturesque Pena Palace, an architectural wonder representing the height of 19-century Romanticism artistic expression

Starting Price

$3,655 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.

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