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Be captivated by the vibrant cities of Portugal on a spellbinding journey through its most inspiring destinations. Explore the lively neighborhoods of Lisbon and the fairytale castles of Sintra before traveling to the holy city of Fatima, filled with enigmatic spiritual landmarks. Finally, uncover the heart of Porto, known for its delicious wine and colorful buildings.
Date Summary Itinerary Activities Hotel
Day 1 Home/ Lisbon Fly to Lison Air plane
Day 2 Arrival Lisbon Transfer from Airport to the Hotel Ikonik Lisboa or similar
Day 3 in Lisbon Tour of Lisbon Ikonik Lisboa or similar
Day 4 Lisbon- Sintra- Lisbon Tour of Sintra Ikonik Lisboa or similar
Day 5 Lisbon – Óbidos – Nazaré – Fátima Obidos, Nazare & Fatima Excursion Aleluia or similar
Day 6 Fatima – Coimbra – Porto Christ Convert in Tomar & Coinbra Tour Ibis Porto Center Mercado DoBolhao or similar
Day 7 Porto Panoramic Tour of Porto Ibis Porto Center Mercado DoBolhao or similar
Day 8 Porto – Aveiro – Lisbon Visit to Aveiro Ikonik Lisboa or similar
Day 9 Lisbon/Home Transfer to Airport to home

Day 1: US – Night on board

Ready to discover the spectacular cities and landscapes of Portugal? Arrive at your departure airport, ready to catch a flight to Lisbon.* Night on board.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

Day 2: Lisbon

Touch down in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, known for its dramatic coastline and pastel-colored buildings. Transfer to the hotel* and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Why not explore the oldest parts of the city to admire the ornate architecture or simply enjoy the views of the River Tagus from one of the many riverside cafes and bars. Overnight stay in Lisbon.

*You will have the option to add early check-in on arrival in the next step of the booking process. To guarantee optional services, we recommend that you add them to your current booking, as they are subject to availability.

Accommodation: Ikonik Lisboa or similar

Day 3: Lisbon

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off on a tour of Lisbon for an eye-opening overview of this incredible city. Begin your day contemplating the incredible Belem Tower and the “Padrão dos Descobrimentos” before heading to the church of the Jerónimos Monastery, home to the tomb of Vasco de Gama and the famous poet Camões. Next, try the Pasteis de Belem during a mouth-watering pastry tasting, this typical, delicious Portuguese Tart is perhaps the most famous pastry in the country. Your tour will end with a fascinating stroll around Alfama quarter, one of the oldest areas in the city, perched upon the hillside with spectacular views across the sprawling cityscape. The rest of the day is free to continue discovering the city at your own pace. Why not explore the Praça do Comercio and Rossio Square area, always a hive of activity perfect for sightseeing or grabbing a bite in a local café! This evening we recommend a fun optional Dinner with Fado Show* to fully immerse yourself in Portuguese culture. Overnight stay in Lisbon.

*Optional Dinner & Fado Show: Head to the historic neighbourhood of Alfama to indulge in an evening of traditional Portuguese cuisine accompanied by the melancholic sounds of Fado music. Soak up the warm atmosphere and listen to the soft melodies of the Portuguese guitar as you experience the authentic musical heritage of Lisbon for yourself!

Why not upgrade your trip with our Portugal Highlights package of 2 excursions, available in the next step of the booking process!

Accommodation: Ikonik Lisboa or similar

Activities:

  • Tour of Lisbon (included)
  • 2 Excursions package – Highlights of Portugal: Dinner with Fado show in Lisbon & River Douro Boat Tour in Porto (optional)
  • Dinner with Fado Show (optional)

Day 4: Lisbon – Sintra – Lisbon

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off on an excursion to Sintra, an unforgettable town and UNESCO World Heritage Site, filled with 19th-century Romanticist architecture, fairytale castles and exquisite gardens. Here you’ll visit the Quinta da Regaleira Gardens and Palace considered the most enigmatic of all the estates in Sintra. The palace is a fusion of ornate and colorful architectural styles but the main attraction is the extensive gardens, filled with symbolism and intriguing constructions. After the tour, enjoy free time in Sintra to explore at your own pace. In the afternoon head to Cape Roca, the most westerly point of the European continent. Here you can soak up the views of the Atlantic Ocean and explore the village of Cascais, once the chosen beach destination of the aristocracy. Return to Lisbon and enjoy the remainder of the day exploring the delights of this cosmopolitan city at your leisure. Overnight stay in Lisbon.

Accommodation: Ikonik Lisboa or similar

Activity: Excursion to Sintra (included)

Day 5: Lisbon – Óbidos – Nazaré – Fátima

Breakfast at the hotel. Head to Obidos today, one of the best-known villages in Portugal thanks to its magical cobblestone streets and charming architecture, enclosed within medieval city walls. Next, visit Nazare, a surfers paradise, home to some of the largest waves in the world and the most popular beach destination on the Silver Coast. Finish the day in the historic and fascinating city of Fatima, one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Catholics. Sacred sights here include the Capelinha das Aparições, where the Virgin Mary is believed to have appeared to local children in 1917, the Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Rosário, with its golden angels, and the modern church of Igreja da Santíssima Trindade. Spend the evening at your leisure, discovering the sights and sounds of this beautiful city at your own pace. Overnight stay in Fatima.

Accommodation: Aleluia or similar

Activity: Obidos, Nazare & Fatima Excursion (included)

Day 6: Fatima – Coimbra – Porto

Breakfast at the hotel. Bid farewell to Fatima today as you set for Tomar to visit the famous Convent of Christ complex, once a stronghold of the Templars in the 12th-century. Uncover the history of the Templars in Portugal, including the beautiful medieval chapel and the ornate cloister, a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture. Explore this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site before continuing to the city of Coimbra, once the capital of Portugal and today a student city, home to the oldest university in the country. As the day draws to a close, travel to Porto, in northern Portugal on the banks of the Douro River. With its stunning Old Town, Porto is one of the highlights of any trip to Portugal. Spend the evening at your leisure, exploring the city’s atmospheric streets or enjoy an optional dinner with live music*. Overnight stay in Porto.

*Optional Dinner with Live Music: A fantastic gastronomic show that will highlight the remarkable traditions of the Douro and northern Portuguese culture. This lively evening will combine Folklore songs, traditional dances and an all-inclusive dinner paired with some of the best wines in Portugal. Sing and dance the night away, a true authentic experience to remember.

Accommodation: Ibis Porto Center Mercado DoBolhao or similar

Activities:

  • Christ Convent in Tomar & Coimbra Tour (included)
  • Dinner with Live Music in Porto (optional)

Day 7: Porto

Breakfast at the hotel. Begin the day with a panoramic tour of Porto to see the main attractions of the city such as the exterior of Clérigos Tower, Aliados Avenue, the impressive Sao Bento train station and the iconic bridge of Luis I. In the afternoon, soak up the delights of Porto at your own pace, admiring the famous tiled facades or sampling the authentic local port in a cosy cafe. Alternatively, we recommend an unforgettable boat tour on the River Douro.* Overnight stay in Porto.

 *Optional River Douro Boat Tour: set off on an unforgettable boat tour on the Douro River to enjoy spectacular views of the city. After cruising on the river, visit a local port wine cellar and enjoy a tasting session of this typical Portuguese drink. 

 Why not upgrade your trip with our Portugal Highlights package of 2 excursions, available in the next step of the booking process!

Please note: Entrance to the Bolsa Palace (10 euros per person) and Church of Saint Francis (8 euros per person) is optional and is not included. 

Accommodation: Ibis Porto Center Mercado DoBolhao or similar

Activities:

  • Panoramic Tour of Porto (included)
  • River Douro Boat Tour (optional)

Day 8: Porto – Aveiro – Lisbon

Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Porto this morning, headed for the charming coastal city of Aveiro where you can enjoy some free time to explore its picturesque canals and colorful architecture. In the afternoon, return to the capital of Lisbon and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to soak up the ambience of this lively city or do some last-minute shopping. Overnight stay in Lisbon.

Accommodation: Ikonik Lisboa or similar

Activity: Visit to Aveiro (included)

Day 9: Lisbon – US

Breakfast* at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the US. * Arrive in the US and end of your trip.

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

Porto Ibis Porto Center Mercado Do Bolhao

RNET REG. No. 9272, 4000-437 PORTO, Portugal

+351 22 766 9100

+351 22 766 9109

Fatima Aleluia

Av. D. José A. C. da Silva, Nº 120 Fatima, Portugal 2495-402

+ 351 249 531 540

+ 351 249 534 324

Lisbon Ikonik Lisboa

Avenida do Mediterrâneo, lote 1.12.04 Lisbon
1990-221 Portugal

+351 211 161 300

Activities are subject to availability. Please talk to our representative for more information.

2 Excursions package – Highlights of Portugal: Dinner with Fado show in Lisbon & River Douro Boat Tour in Porto

Important: Please avoid booking the activities included in this package separately.

Suggested activity for day 3 in Lisbon

Make the most of your time in Portugal with this pack of two unmissable experiences: a Dinner & Fado Show in Lisbon and a River Douro boat tour including a visit to a local port wine cellar with a tasting session in Porto

What’s included: Includes 2 activities: 1 complete dinner with Fado Show on the 2nd day in Lisbon and a boat tour in River Douro from Porto including a visit to a wine cellar with tasting session.

Not included: Transfers and any other service not mentioned on the details of each excursion.

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating: Moderate

Note: You will be required to walk short distances and climb some steps. Time will be spent both standing and sitting down.

 

Dinner with Fado Show

You can book this activity individually or through the 2 Excursions package.

Suggested activity for day 3 in Lisbon

Head to the historic neighbourhood of Alfama to indulge in an evening of traditional Portuguese cuisine accompanied by the melancholic sounds of Fado music. Soak up the warm atmosphere and listen to the soft melodies of the Portuguese guitar.

What’s included: Entrance, Fado show, main dish, desert, selected drinks and coffee.

Not included: Pick up and drop off

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating: Light

Note: Even though you will be seated most of the time, you may be required to walk short distances or climb some steps.

 

Dinner with Live Music in Porto

Suggested activity for day 6 in Porto

This evening you will enjoy a fantastic gastronomic show that will highlight the remarkable traditions of the Douro and northern Portuguese culture. This lively evening will combine Folklore songs, traditional dances and an all-inclusive dinner.

What’s included: Shuttle from Porto center. Traditional dinner with red and white wine, Beer, Water, Soft Drinks and Coffee.

Not included: Transfer back to the hotel is not included.

Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating: Light

Note: Even though you will be seated most of the time, you may be required to walk short distances or climb some steps.

 

River Douro Boat Tour

You can book this activity individually or through the 2 Excursions package.

Suggested activity for day 7 in Porto

Set off on an unforgettable boat tour on the Douro River to enjoy spectacular views of the city. After cruising on the river, visit a local port wine cellar and enjoy a tasting session of this typical Portuguese drink.

What’s included: 50 minutes boat tour in Douro river (boats have seats and covered areas) with english explanations. Visit of a famous wine cellar with wine tasting at the end.

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

Note: You will be required to walk short distances and climb some steps. Time will be spent both standing and sitting down.

Thinking about staying longer after the trip? You definitely can!

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Portugal is a Schengen area country. US citizens do not need a visa for travel to countries within the Schengen area. However, visa-free travel only applies to stays of up to 90 days in any 180-day period. Stays are cumulative and include visits to any Schengen area country.

Your passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the date you expect to leave the Schengen area. Your passport should have at least 2 blank pages.

Price includes:

  • Departures from main US airports
  • International flights: US – Lisbon – US
  • 7 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels. *
  • 7 breakfasts.
  • All transfers
  • Visits to the Monastery of Jeronimos, Quinta da Regaleira & Convent of Christ complex in Tomar.
  • Air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • City tour in Lisbon, Porto, Tomar & Coimbra. Visit Fatima, Nazare, Obidos, Sintra & Aveiro.**
  • English-speaking guide.

Not included:

Tax*, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what’s included.

* Approximately €2 per person, per night in Lisboa and Porto.

Please note:

Travelers are required to pay a municipal tax (approximately €2 per person, per night) directly to the hotels in Lisbon and Porto upon departure. A credit card must be presented as a guarantee to the hotels upon arrival.

* Hotel rooms in Portugal are usually equipped with one double bed. If you require twin beds, please let us know at the time of booking and we will try our best to accommodate your request, although it cannot always be guaranteed.

Check-in and check-out times are set as a matter of internal policy at each hotel. As a general rule, check-in begins at 3PM and the check-out time is at noon. Please note that these hours may vary per the rules of an individual hotel.

** In the event of closures or special events, the order of the itinerary may change. In this case, all tours and excursions mentioned in the itinerary will go ahead, but possibly in a different order.

9 Days

Portugal in 9 Days

From: USD $1,299 

Group Size:

Guide:

2 and above
English

Number of travelers

* Other dates are available on request.

* You may depart from any US major airport, please contact us for details.

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