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<p>Portugal stands as a marvelous option for an immersive European vacation that breaks the typical mold. From the wine-producing region of the Douro Valley to the rugged coastlines of the south, and the regal cities overflowing with charm, there are opportunities for all types of travelers. Explore the inspirational itineraries below for the best Portugal vacation ideas.</p>

Portugal stands as a marvelous option for an immersive European vacation that...

Portugal stands as a marvelous option for an immersive European vacation that breaks the typical mold. From the wine-producing region of the Douro Valley to the rugged coastlines of the south, and the regal cities overflowing with charm, there are opportunities for all types of travelers. Explore the inspirational itineraries below for the best Portugal vacation ideas.

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Vineyards on the Douro River
Legendary Countryside and Cityscapes Tour of Portugal

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,452

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.

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Beautiful Praia da Marinha beach in Algarve, Portugal
Coastal Havens and City Discovery Portugal Tour

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,335

On this breathtaking 9-day tour of Portugal, you will witness golden beaches and the emerald hills of the Algarve. From admiring the sapphire sea on Portimao’s vibrant promenade to wine tasting with spectacles of the luxuriant countryside, boundless magical memories will be made in the picturesque country of Portugal.

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Colorful houses on the Douro River in Porto, Portugal
Lovely Portugal Itinerary: Lisbon to Porto

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,283

During this custom-tailored 8-day tour, witness how Lisbon glimmers gold under the Portuguese sun, Porto captures the contemporary culture of the country, and luxuriant pastures veil the Douro Valley. From culinary delicacies to rolling emerald vistas, every moment of your experience within Portugal will be enticing and breathtaking as you journey from Lisbon through to Porto.

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Mixed Portuguese traditional rustic tapas food
Ultimate Portugal Food and Wine Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,739

Portugal’s culinary brilliance comes in many forms including vintage tasting in a port cellar, Michelin dining, and Europe’s first DOC wine region. Experience fishing village lunches, fragrant city markets, exquisite fine dining, and iconic food and wine pairings. Expertly handcrafted, this 12-day tour explores the very best of Portugal’s unique wine and cuisine, with stops including Porto, the Douro Valley, Alentejo, and Lisbon. Prepare for all your senses to be subtly aroused.

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View of the Don Luis Bridge over the Dora River, Porto
Romantic 12-Day Portugal Vacation

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,115

Escape to Portugal for a romantic 12-day tour of basking in its lustrous scenery, immersing yourself in its breathtaking heritage sites, and uncovering its fascinatingly rich culture. Whether witnessing the craters of the Azores archipelago, pampering your palate with authentic Portuguese delicacies, or marveling at the regal Pena Palace in Sintra, this tailored tour will prove to be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

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Madeira - a picturesque island covered with rocks
Luxury Portugal Tour to Remember

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,145

Luxury is found throughout every experience with this celebration of Portugal. From three eclectic bases, you will journey into the culture and charms of a nation. Enjoy a tasting with the winemakers in Porto cellars, sailing around Madeira, and insider insight in Lisbon. Move through fairytale palaces, medieval walled towns, volcanic mountains, fishing villages, ceramic baroque masterpieces, and everything in between. Privately guided, this 10-day luxury tour has been handcrafted to take you well beyond the guidebooks.

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Riverside of Ponte de Lima village in Portugal.
Illuminating Tour of Portugal’s Historic & Cultural Roots

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,115

The history of Portugal fascinates the world, and this 10-day Portugal tour immerses you in the storied history of the country. Attend a private yoga session by the river, marvel at the archaeological wonders of Citania de Briteiros, follow in the footsteps of the Knights Templar, and witness the location where Portugal’s first king was born.

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Jeronimos Monastery is one of the must-see places in Lisbon
Best of Portugal Tour In a Week

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,815

On this 7-day best of Portugal tour, you will experience both style and delight on the antique streets along with the spirited ambiance of the Iberian culture. Red-tiled roofs contrast with the whitewashed walls of homes nearly five centuries old. The rich ruby hues of traditional port wine will glow against the limestone walls of a seasoned cellar as dramatic towers and radiant churches represent the golden days of exploration when Portugal ruled the maritime trading routes. From castle grounds to enchanting markets, remnants of monasteries to contemporary artwork, your customizable tour will embrace Portuguese style in the landscape, the cities, the art, and the architecture.

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View from the balcony of the Sé Catedral de Évora, Portugal
12-Day Essence of Portugal Tour: Lisbon, Alentejo, Porto

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,115

The essence of Portugal is not found in a single moment or place. It is a surreal sphere of proud history and vibrant modern life, encompassing marble cities, distinctive food, elegant architecture, stoic traditions, and an atmosphere that leads you away from the tourist crowd. This 12-day private tour covers authentic destinations and styles, a unique route that feels like the Europe of olden days, taking you through Lisbon, Evora, Obidos, Coimbra, Douro Valley, and Porto.

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Monastery of the Order of Christ - Former Castle of the Knights Templar, Tomar, Portugal
World Heritage Portugal Tour: 12 UNESCO Sites in 11 Days

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,855

Explore living, breathing UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a dozen of them visited on this 11-day Portugal private tour with an expert historical guide. Portugal’s World Heritage Sites are dreamy and distinctive, unusual and unconnected from what you will find elsewhere in Europe. A garrison town, a ceramic-inspired cobbled city, charming rows of vines, inimitable Gothic monasteries, Paleolithic art and you will only just be getting started.

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Seven Cities lake "Lagoa das Sete Cidades" on São Miguel, Azores islands, Portugal
Luxury Escape to Azores: Adventure Tour of Portugal's Islands

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,909

The Azores have long held sway over the imaginations of mainland travelers, and this 7-day tour of the main island of St. Michael's is designed to introduce to you what is best of this region. With the capital of Ponta Delgada as your headquarters, you will have your choice of thrilling activities each day to ensure your satisfaction on this luxurious and engaging journey through the Azores.

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Colorful boats in Aveiro, Portugal
Best of Portugal's Endearing Charm Tour

16 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,275

Embark on an exceptional handcrafted 16-day tour that explores the best of Portugal, from Évora to Lisbon. Discern the distinct features that make Portugal such a beloved destination to visit, from the picture-perfect scenes of colorful homes that spill across emerald hills to the meticulously crafted heritage sites across the sprawling countrysides. Portugal’s phenomenal highlights will be yours to explore during this wonderful escape.

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