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

4.7 out of 5 based on 57 reviews submitted.
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From grand cities to medieval villages and dazzling coastlines, witness the iconic imagery that defines this western European haven. Discover the birthplace of port and the treasures of the Douro Valley, take a step back in time at the ancient university of Coimbra, learn the secrets of Porto’s backstreets and get to the heart of glorious Lisbon. Travel with a local leader and uncover the authentic side of Portugal; a land of rich history, vibrant regional cultures, stunning landscapes and refined cuisine.

Trip overview

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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.
Premium accommodation Our best 4-star accommodation and the highest level of service
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Discover the thriving capital of Lisbon, the medieval charms of Coimbra and the hidden back streets of Porto during explorations with your knowledgeable local leader.
  • 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.
  • Nestled in the rolling vineyards of the Douro Valley, your Feature Stay accommodation takes you to 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 surrounds, including Sintra’s bewitching Pena Palace, a Premium Exclusive Experience.
  • In Porto, create a personalised memento of your trip and learn about the history of the vibrantly coloured and designed tiles that adorn the facades of buildings all over Portugal with a tile-painting workshop.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, REFOOD. Donations help them save good food, from restaurants and supermarkets, that is destined to go to waste and distribute it amongst people in need.

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

4.7 out of 5 based on 57 reviews submitted.
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Kirsten · Traveled April 2024
Brilliant trip. Our guide Daniel was highly professional and extremely knowledgeable. He took time to ensure we all had information / recommendations during our own time. As a solo traveler he made sure I was ok and that as comfortable being off on my own: great balance of tour group and personal time.
Review submitted 30 Apr 2024

Julie · Traveled April 2024
It was my first time I travelled with Intrepid and first time in a small group. I like the personalised feel of the small group. It definitely did not feel like we were herded around like cattle as in bigger groups. We all got to know each other throughout the tour. Daniel was very knowledgeable and personable. It was a trip to remember!
Review submitted 30 Apr 2024

Jennifer · Traveled March 2024
Great trip with ample free time to explore on your own. Recommend adding some time down south before or after the trip as the Algarve shouldn’t be missed.
Review submitted 11 Apr 2024

Leanne · Traveled March 2024
We are on our 3rd Intrepid premium trip and have been very happy - they attract mixed and interesting people probably because of the well thought out itinerary and capacity to deliver.
Review submitted 11 Apr 2024

Luci · Traveled March 2024
After 30 years of independent travel, this was our first ever group tour, so my partner and I had no idea what to expect. We had the most amazing tour leader on our Premium Portugal tour, who made the whole experience educational, enjoyable and worry free. The tour had a good balance of planned activities and free time. We will definitely book again with Intrepid!
Review submitted 12 Apr 2024
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