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Discover Portugal

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Embark on a mesmerising journey through Portugal’s captivating landscapes and vibrant culture with our exclusive itinerary. From the historic wine cellars of Porto to the dynamic streets of Lisbon, immerse yourself in Mediterranean delights and explore iconic landmarks steeped in centuries of history.

Begin your adventure in Porto, where cobblestone streets lead you through charming neighbourhoods and historic districts. Cruise along the scenic Douro River and delve into the world of port wine with visits to renowned wine cellars.

Explore the picturesque Douro Valley, uncovering medieval marvels in Guimarães and venturing into mystical caves in Batalha. Continue to Sintra, a fairytale-like town adorned with enchanting palaces and castles nestled amidst lush hillsides.

Journey onwards to Lisbon, where ancient alleyways and grand plazas await exploration. Lose yourself in the vibrant neighbourhoods of Alfama and Belém, soaking in the city’s maritime heritage and historic landmarks.

Discover hidden gems in Estremadura and Alentejo, from ancient stone circles to rugged coastlines. Indulge in local delicacies at traditional markets and savour the simplicity of life in coastal villages.

As your unforgettable journey comes to an end, cherish the memories created and the sights seen before bidding farewell to Portugal and returning home, your heart brimming with the warmth of Mediterranean hospitality.

In detail

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Day 1: Porto

When you arrive at the airport your driver will meet you and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 1: Porto

Day 2: Porto

Today you’ll set out on a tour of Porto exploring its old town, the Neoclassical Palacio da Bolsa and the wine bars. In the afternoon you’ll set out on a cruise down the Douro River. Later, you can explore Porto’s famous wine caves.

Day 2: Porto

Day 3: Covas do Douro

Today you’ll explore the best wine region of the Douro Valley and also visit Guimarães, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre associated with the birth of Portugal. It was, after all, the birthplace of Portugal’s first King. Exploring Guimarães, it can feel like your stepping back in time to the Medieval period.

Overnight in the Duoro Valley.

 

Day 3: Covas do Douro

Day 4: Covas do Douro

Today you’ll tour some of the best wineries of the Douro Valley. You’ll then take a cruise down the Douro River and have lunch at another winery. More wineries await, so you may wish to go full throttle Eddy and Patsy.

Evening at much-needed leisure.

Day 4: Covas do Douro

Day 5: Sintra

Today you’ll take a day trip to Sintra, a popular resort town not far from Lisbon. You can head into the hills and visit the Castle of the Moors. You’ll also find yourself strolling through Arabesque courtyards, and also the elegant Pena Palace.

Day 5: Sintra

Day 6: Lisbon

Today you’ll transfer to Lisbon and check into your hotel.

Day 6: Lisbon

Day 7: Lisbon

Take a tram to Belém. Here you can explore Europe’s biggest plaza, the Jardim da Praça do Império, taste some classic Portuguese pastires at Pasteis de Belém, and also learn about the Age of Exploration at Museu Nacional de Arqueologia.

Day 7: Lisbon

Day 8: Lisbon

This morning you’ll head north to Estremadura. At Batalha, you’ll visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Gothic Batalha Monastery and, supposing you’re feeling adventurous, you can explore the Grutas da Moeda caves underground.

Day 8: Lisbon

Day 9: Évora

You’ll be heading east to Alentejo. Here you’ll visit the megalithic stone complex, Cromeleque dos Almendres. This ancient stone circle dates back to 6000 BC.

When you’ve explored the site you’ll check into your hotel in Évora.

Day 9: Évora

Day 10: Moncarapacho

Today you’ll continue you’ll head to the Algarve coast and check into your new hotel. Evening at leisure.

Day 10: Moncarapacho

Day 11: Moncarapacho

After breakfast you’ll head to the market with a local chef, buy some ingredients and then head to a cookery class. With some new Portuguese recipes under your belt, you’ll return to your hotel.

Day 11: Moncarapacho

Day 12: Moncarapacho

You’ll be avoiding the tourist trail and exploring the less well known – but more authentic – stretches of the Algarve coast. Try some of the grilled fish associated with this area, and also the sparkling green wine (vinho verde).

Day 12: Moncarapacho

Day 13: Departure

Today you’ll be transferred to the airport for your return flight.

Day 13: Departure
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