Situated in the extreme south-west of Europe, just a few hours from any of the other European capitals, Portugal attracts visitors from all over the world. This is a country that has the oldest borders in Europe, with an exceptional range of different landscapes just a short distance away, lots of leisure activities and a unique cultural heritage, where tradition and modernity blend together in perfect harmony. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and art in Portugal or indulge in the great surf all along the coastline, whatever you choose you will find a certain peace and tranquillity consistently permeate the atmosphere of all of Portugal.
Day 1 - Arrival in Lisbon the capital of Portugal, located at the mouth of the Tagus River on the east coast is a beautiful city soaked in history. You will spend 4 nights in Lisbon which includes private transfer with driver and accommodation at a place of your choosing.
Day 2 - Guided visit to the city of Lisbon where you can visit things from the imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary and Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Next, you will visit Cascais the charm of the Atlantic coast where you can fix your gaze on the distant horizon to admire the magnificent, unmatched coastline and to appreciate the nature park. Finally, you will be guided through Sintra, a resort town in the foothills of Portugal’s Sintra Mountains, near the capital, Lisbon. A long time royal sanctuary, its forested terrain is studded with pastel-coloured villas and palaces.
Day 3 - Take a day to tour Lisbon where there are many options available to you, weather you relax in luxury & enjoy a spa day in your chosen hotel, wine and dine in the best Lisbon has to offer or try some outdoor activities such as surfing, which Lisbon one of the most popular destinations in the world.
Day 4 - Departure to Évora for a visit of the city with official guide and visiting a winery, including wine tasting. One of Portugal’s most beautifully preserved medieval towns, Évora is an enchanting place to delve into the past. Once finished exploring Evora you can unwind and visit a local winery.
Day 5 - Departure to Porto by train, in 1º class. Accommodation in Porto for 3 nights. Porto is a coastal city in northwest Portugal known for its stately bridges and port wine production and is one of the Oldest Cities in Europe.
Day 6 - Full Day Tour of Porto with driver (and guide in the morning period). Porto is a fascinating destination and has a lot to offer visitors.
Day 7 - Visit of Minho region: Guimarães is a charming and historic city that makes for a fascinating day trip from Porto. As a tourist destination, there is a lot to see and do in Guimarães such as the ancient castle of Guimarães, which defended the early city from Moors and Normans attacks.
Day 8 - Hotel Check-out and private transfer to Porto airport.
(or optional return to Lisbon by 1º class train and extra night in Lisbon at hotel to be suggested)
Day 9 - (optional, if you return to Lisbon) - Hotel Check-out and private transfer to Lisbon airport.
Portugal is located at the Atlantic Ocean in the west of the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. Your journey will begin in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. Lisbon is the second oldest capital in Europe with a soulful, captivating, and picturesque atmosphere built on scenic hills with great views from every angle. Your itinerary will then take you from Lisbon to Évora to Porto and stops in between as well, giving you a great overview of the country’s diverse landscapes, rich tradition and cultural heritage.
Explore Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, a lively yet serene city with an appetite for long dinners, coffee breaks and fun; Lisbon is a renaissance fairy tale. Visit the city of Évora and continue on to a winery for a wine tasting and try some of Portugal’s excellent wines which enjoy worldwide recognition. You will also have plenty of time to explore Lisbon and Porto at your leisure.
In Lisbon, as well as in Porto there are a number of exclusive five star hotels where you can relax after your day’s activities in the utmost comfort and luxury. Your Lisbon hotel, located in the city center just a short distance from downtown with major shops, theaters, museums, restaurants and bars. Your Porto hotel is a haven for wine lovers and makes a great home base in your discovery of Portugal's diverse and individual wine regions such as the Minho region.
Portugal has a predominantly Mediterranean climate and it is one of the warmest countries in Europe. The best time to visit Portugal is spring or early autumn as that is when the weather is best - warm, but not too hot - and when there are fewer crowds.