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8 Days | Capture the colour of Portugal’s highlights, from Lisbon to Porto

4.8 out of 5 based on 74 reviews submitted.
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From grand cities and medieval villages to sparkling coastlines, you’ll discover the best of Portugal on this eight-day Premium adventure. Starting in thriving Lisbon, go out in search of rich culture, delicious pastel de natas (Portuguese tarts) and some of the world’s best wines, alongside a small group of like-minded travellers and a knowledgeable local leader. Discover the birthplace of port as you wine your way around the Douro Valley, touring wineries and staying in a gorgeous Feature Stay hotel among the rolling hills of the region. Then, step back in time at the ancient University of Coimbra and learn the secrets of Fado at an intimate live show. Take a tile-painting workshop, a full-day tour of Lisbon’s surrounding gems and walk along cobblestoned streets that give you a glimpse into the past. This is Portugal!

Trip overview

Map of Premium Portugal including Portugal
Start
Lisbon, Portugal
Finish
Porto, Portugal
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Portugal
Physical rating
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMPP
This trip generates 24 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Visit fabulous local wineries during a tasting tour in the picturesque Douro Valley during an Exclusive Experience, stopping off for a lunch made with regional delights.
  • Get an insight into Fado – an atmospheric amalgamation of music and poetry, during a soul-stirring and intimate live show in Coimbra.
  • Spend a night in the rolling vineyards of the Douro Valley – your Feature Stay accommodation takes you into the heart of the region. Enjoy outdoor pools, excellent onsite restaurant and unforgettable views.
  • Soak up the glamour and the sun while winding along the stunning Bay of Cascais on a full-day exploration of Lisbon’s surroundings, including Sintra’s bewitching Pena Palace – a Premium Exclusive Experience.
  • Create a personalised memento of your trip and learn about the history of the vibrantly coloured tiles that adorn the facades of buildings all over Portugal with a tile-painting workshop.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Many of the wonderful cities and sites of this trip are explored on foot. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes.
  • Summer temperatures can be very high in this region (over 40°C), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat, and drink plenty of water. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
  • The places visited on this trip often have cobblestone streets. Wheeling luggage across these surfaces can be difficult. For this reason we recommend following the guidelines in the Packing section of the Essential Trip Information.

Itinerary

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Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, Local train

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (6 nights), Feature stay (1 night)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Lisbon - Welcome Dinner at Local Restaurant
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Lisbon - Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • Lisbon - Castelo de Sao Jorge
  • Sintra - Pena Palace
  • Coimbra - Fado Show
  • Douro Valley - Wine Tasting & Lunch
  • Douro Valley - Day Trip
  • Porto - Sunset Drinks in Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Douro Valley - Douro River Boat Ride
  • Porto - Tile painting workshop
Add on activities
  • Lisbon - Belem Tower - EUR8
  • Lisbon - Jeronimos Monastery - EUR15
  • Coimbra - University of Coimbra and Joanina Library - EUR14
  • Matosinhos - Half Day Trip by Local Train - EUR3

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. There are a limited number of single supplements available per trip departure. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 74 reviews submitted.
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Dyan · Traveled June 2024
This was a wonderful tour, made even more special by our tour leader, Maria.
Review submitted 07 Jul 2024

Philip · Traveled June 2024
Review submitted 26 Jun 2024

John · Traveled June 2024
A great history lesson of Portugal and the surrounding region. Our tour guide gave us a great tour as well as giving us enough time to explore for ourselves what we wanted more of.
Review submitted 25 Jun 2024

Lammuan · Traveled June 2024
This trip is a great starting point to understand Portuguese politics, history and current events. Don’t miss it!!!
Review submitted 26 Jun 2024

Jennifer · Traveled June 2024
Highly recommend Premium Portugal, well thought out itinerary and our guide Daniel was superb.
Review submitted 20 Jun 2024
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