This itinerary provides a great introduction to Portugal's diverse offerings, from the excellent wines of northern Portugal to the cosmopolitan buzz of Lisbon, to the impeccably preserved history of Évora.

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Tailor-Made Portugal

Highlights of Porto, Lisbon and the Alentejo

9 days from $7,000

This itinerary provides a great introduction to Portugal's diverse offerings, from the excellent wines of northern Portugal to the cosmopolitan buzz of Lisbon, to the impeccably preserved history of Évora.

Request a Tailor-Made Itinerary

or call 855-215-8690

Overview

On the western edge of the continent, Portugal is home to culturally rich cities influenced by its leading role in the Age of Discovery, as well as an abiding Catholic faith that it shares with nearby Spain. Our specialists will draw on their knowledge of the country to plan your tour of Portugal, where you could hear melancholy fado music in Lisbon, taste port wine in Porto and the Douro Valley, and sample the traditional custard tarts of Belém.

They can also plan a Portugal vacation that explores the country’s complex history. Visit Moorish alleyways in Évora, Roman ruins and a Baroque pilgrimage site in Braga, and the haunting unfinished chapels of Batalha. You can also see where Henry the Navigator launched Portugal’s great nautical age, explore the storybook landscapes and palaces of Sintra, and visit some of the many churches, clad in the azulejos (tiles) that reflect the country’s Islamic heritage. We can also help you find the least-crowded beaches in the sunny Algarve.

Sample Itinerary Highlights

  • Enjoy a tour and port wine tasting in Porto
  • Taste locally produced wines in the Douro Valley
  • Explore Lisbon while enjoying typical Portuguese food and drink
  • Listen to traditional Portuguese fado music at a special dinner
  • Wander the well-preserved Roman ruins of Évora

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Porto

Upon arrival at the airport in Porto, you will be met by a representative and escorted to your hotel. The afternoon is yours to spend at your leisure exploring the city. (B)

Day 2 – Porto

Get a proper introduction to Porto today as you embark on a city tour on foot and by car. In the afternoon, enjoy a port tasting at a local port cave across the river. (B,D)

Day 3 – Douro Valley

Spend the day north of Porto in the Douro Valley, enjoying lunch on your own and wine tastings in Europe's oldest demarcated wine region before returning to Porto. (B)

Day 4 – Travel to Lisbon

Today your driver will take you to the train station where you'll travel south to Lisbon. Relax at your hotel before heading out for a special dinner accompanied by traditional Portuguese fado music. (B,D)

Day 5 – Lisbon

Enjoy a tour of the major highlights of Lisbon today, along the way enjoying tastings of local snacks and the typical cherry liqueur, giginha. (B,L)

Day 6 – Sintra

Head west of Lisbon today with your guide and driver to explore nearby Sintra and its whimsical, almost fairytale architecture. (B)​

Day 7 – Évora

Journey east of Lisbon today to Évora in the Alentejo region, stopping along the way for a tasting at a local winery.(B,L)

Day 8 – Évora

Take a guided walking tour of Évora, visiting its well-preserved Roman ruins and fascinating churches.(B)

Day 9 – Depart for U.S

Your driver will take you back to Lisbon today to catch your flight back home.

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)