Experience Portugal from two perspectives on a journey to the vibrant cities of Lisbon and Porto, and get a taste of history—and wine—on excursions to Sintra and the Douro River Valley.

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 Sherry boats on the Douro River, Porto
 Belem Tower, Lisbon
 The Pena Palace, Sintra
 The Regaleira Palace, Sintra
 The town of Sintra, with the National Palace at center
 Traditional guitar accompaniment for <i>fado</i> music
 Traditional egg tarts
 The city of Porto and the Douro River
 The quay along the Douro River, Porto
 <i>Rabelo</i> carrying port barrels on the Douro River, Porto
 A tasting of port wine
 Traditional port barrels, Porto
 Vineyards along the banks of the Douro RIver
 Harvesting grapes along the Douro River
 Landscape of vineyards along the Douro River
 Tile work at the São Bento train station in Porto
 Tile work at San Carmelito, Porto
 Tile work at the Capela das Almas, Porto

Portugal's Historic Cities: A Tailor-Made Journey to Lisbon and Porto

7 days from $4,960

Experience Portugal from two perspectives on a journey to the vibrant cities of Lisbon and Porto, and get a taste of history—and wine—on excursions to Sintra and the Douro River Valley.

Request a Tailor-Made Itinerary

or call 855-215-8690

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Memmo Príncipe Real

Lisbon, Portugal

Perched on a hillside in Lisbon’s upscale Príncipe Real district, the Memmo Príncipe Real offers sweeping panoramic views. The hotel itself is a gem of clean, modernist lines and large windows, with accents derived from traditional Portuguese art and architecture. It is a striking sight after arriving through a small tunnel from the street. Outdoor spaces include a large terrace bar and swimming pool positioned to make the most of the city views. Inside, the stylsih lobby and restaurant are surrounded with floor-to-ceiling windows and offer a range of comfortable seating areas. Each room is invitingly appointed with wooden floors, thick rugs, design furniture, and even the ingredients to mix your own signature cocktail.

InterContinental Porto

Porto, Portugal

The InterContinental Porto is set within an 18th-century palace just around the corner from the São Bento railway station and a few minutes’ walk from many of the city’s attractions. 

The hotel’s Astória Restaurant serves traditional Portuguese and Mediterranean cuisine with an international touch,  and opens out onto a terrace for alfresco dining. The Cardosas Bar is a relaxing lounge where you can enjoy cocktails and local wine, afternoon tea, and live fado every Thursday. Rooms and suites are elegant and contemporary, with high-end amenities and views onto the leafy courtyard or Porto’s Praça Liberdade. The hotel features a sauna and spa.

Tailor-Made Benefits

When you travel on a tailor-made journey, you will receive a Friends of the Smithsonian Archivist Circle membership. Benefits include:

  • Recognition in the Friends of the Smithsonian Honor Roll displayed electronically on the National Mall in the Membership Reception Center
  • Invitation to a special welcome tour for new members at a Smithsonian venue
  • A Smithsonian Institution annual engagement calendar with full color images of exceptional art and artifacts
  • A complimentary Smithsonian museum guidebook
  • Subscription to the award-winning magazine Smithsonian
  • 20% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores, 10% discount at selected dining facilities, at SmithsonianStore.com, and Folkways Recordings
  • Special member rate for tickets to the Smithsonian's IMAX® theaters and Einstein Planetarium
  • Admission to Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City
  • Weekday access to the Friends of the Smithsonian Reception Center

If you are already a member of the Archivist Circle or above, you will receive The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects by Richard Kurin.

Reading List

Highly Recommended

Journey to Portugal: In Pursuit of Portugal's History and Culture
By: Saramago, Jos\Xe9
DK Eyewitness Portugal (Travel Guide)
By: DK Eyewitness
The Portuguese: A Modern History
By: Hatton, Barry
Conquerors: How Portugal Forged The First Global Empire
By: Roger Crowley

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A Traveller's History of Portugal
By: Robertson, Ian
Portugal - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (82)
By: Guedes de Queiroz, Sandy, Culture Smart!
Lonely Planet Portuguese Phrasebook & Dictionary 4
By: Kamimura, Yukiyoshi, Landon, Robert, de Azevedo Teixeira Sobrinho, Anabela
My Portugal: Recipes and Stories
By: Mendes, George, Ko, Genevieve
Rich, Rare & Red: A Guide to Port
By: Howkins, Ben
The Splendors of Sintra: Natural Luxury in the Portuguese Riviera (31) (Travel Photo Art)
By: Cunningham, Laine
Small Memories
By: Saramago, José
The Book of Disquiet (Penguin Classics)
By: Pessoa, Fernando
Night Train to Lisbon: A Novel
By: Mercier, Pascal
24x36 World Wall Map by Smithsonian Journeys - Tan Oceans Special Edition (24x36 Laminated)
Travel Insurance

For the convenience of our travelers, Travel Guard provides an on-tour Insurance Plan. On-tour emergency evacuation insurance (up to $100,000), medical expense coverage (up to $25,000), dental expense coverage (up to $500), travel medical assistance and worldwide travel assistance (U.S. Residents only). It also includes up to $25,000 medical and up to $500 dental expense coverage, and 24-hour worldwide travel and medical assistance. Please click here to view complete coverage details.

Please visit www.TravelGuard.com/SmithsonianJourneys or call Travel Guard at 1-800-208-6142 to learn about additional (optional) coverage.

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