Portugal: Lisbon, Douro Valley and Porto
Ideal Length:8 Days
Best Time To Go:March - May, September - October
Flight Time:LAX 12 Hours 42 Minutes, CHI 8 Hours 30 Minutes, NYC-All Airports 7 Hours 14 Minutes
AVERAGE COST PER PERSON (Single occupancy; Airfare not included):$7,730
When visiting Lisbon, travelers should visit the city's historic downtown, located between the bohemian Bairro Alto and trendy Chiado neighborhoods.
Foodies can't leave Portugal without taking a guided walking tour to sample petiscos (Portuguese tapas) at local restaurants.
Don't miss visiting the historic cities near Lisbon to see unique attractions like the colorful Pena Palace in Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Stay at the luxurious Hotel Six Senses Douro Valley with high-end amenities including spacious rooms with breath-taking views, a wine library, the innovative Vale Abraão restaurant, a spa and a heated indoor pool.
In addition to wine tasting at local wineries, out expert travel agents recommend a private boat tour on the Douro River.
Take a guided tour to visit Porto’s reputable wine cellars and lodges to learn the secrets of making port wine.
Stop in Amarante for a Michelin-star lunch prepared by Chef André Silva at Casa da Calcada, Relais & Chateaux, a 16th century palace.
Lisbon Day 1
Following your arrival at the airport, your driver will greet and escort you to the Bairro Alto Hotel via a private Mercedes sedan. This 5-star luxury property allows guest to embark on a petiscos walking tour and to explore Lisbon’s historic downtown center, located between the bohemian Bairro Alto and trendy Chiado neighborhoods.
Stay at the Bairro Alto HotelShare This Activity
In Lisbon, this 5-star boutique hotel in central Lisbon is located in the heart of historic downtown, between two city districts, the bohemian Bairro Alto and the chic, cultural and trendy Chiado. Bairro Alto Hotel offers excellent service in an atmosphere of warmth and relaxation
Petiscos Dinner Walking TourShare This Activity
The petisco or petiscos is a gastronomic tradition rooted in the Iberian Peninsula and akin to tapas in Latin America. Travelers can arrange to take a petiscos walking tour, where you sample these tasty snacks paired with local drinks at the best restaurants. Between stops, you will pass by some historic sites of the city.
Lisbon Day 2
Take an Architecture TourShare This Activity
Discover Lisbon’s fascinating history and the secrets of its distinctive architecture through a customized walking tour of the Bairro Alto, Chiado, Alfama and Baixa districts. Sightseeing, historic sites, contemporary shops and entertainment are also part of this amazing tour.
Explore Lisbon’s Belém DistrictShare This Activity
Lisbon’s Belém district is revered locally as the center from where Portuguese navigators set sail in search of the “New World.” The neighborhood is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Saint Jerome’s Monastery and the Tower of Belém.
See the Monument of DiscoveriesShare This Activity
The Monument to the Discoveries celebrates Portugal’s Age of Discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries. Located on the northern bank of the Tagus River, the monument is positioned along the river where ships departed to explore and trade with India and the Orient.
Lisbon Day 3
See Sintra’s Pena PalaceShare This Activity
A morning departure gives travelers the opportunity to take a tour of historic cities, including Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dotted with fairytale palaces veiled with lush vegetation, this city’s must-see attraction is the mountaintop Pena Palace, where Franciscan monks lived in the 16th century.
Dive into Cascais' HistoryShare This Activity
Once a small fishing village, Cascais transformed from busy port to a fashionable summer residence location for the King Dom Luís I in 1870. Today, this city features high-end shops and trendy outdoor cafés and restaurants. And a visit to nearby Estoril is also recommended.
Douro Valley Day 4
From the 18th-century Palácio de Mateus and wine tasting at the Quinta do Crasto Winery to visiting amazing cities, including Coimbra and Aveiro, the Douro Valley region is a not-to-be-missed area in Portugal.
Journey to the Douro RegionShare This Activity
Embark on a journey with a private guide to the Douro Region. Along the way, visit the preserved medieval town of Coimbra, and its baroque library, Biblioteca Joanina and the Sé Velha, a 12th-century Romanesque cathedral.
Experience AveiroShare This Activity
The city is intersected by canals, featuring colored boats known as “barcos moliceiros.” Aveiro has become one of Portugal’s most popular coastal cities. Take a tour to see the Art Nouveau building on the Left Bank and the city museum housed in the Convento de Jesus on the Right Bank.
Stay at the Hotel Six Senses Douro ValleyShare This Activity
The luxury hotel features a wine library, where guests will find more than 750 references of vintages from the region. Other high-end amenities include the Vale Abraão restaurant, a 10-treatment room spa and a heated indoor pool.
Douro Valley Day 5
Explore the Palácio de MateusShare This Activity
With a private guide and driver, guests travel across the Douro Valley with a stop at the Palácio de Mateus, a 18th century Baroque mansion regarded as among the most lavish manor houses in Europe.
Quinta do Crasto Wine TastingShare This Activity
Located set beautifully amid the Alto Douro – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – Quinta do Crasto is a breathtaking, terraced vineyard located on a promontory above the Rio Douro. Enjoy a stroll through the vineyards, and of course, some wine tasting.
Private River Boat RideShare This Activity
After a sumptuous lunch, enjoy a 45-minute ride on a small, private rebelo boat along the Rio Douro, after which you transfer back to the Hotel Six Senses Douro Valley Hotel for a free evening.
Porto Day 6
A private guide and driver will join you on a transfer to visit Porto, Portugal’s capital. See the city via tram, boat or walking tour. Explore historic sites, including the Church of Sao Francisco. Go wine tasting at a local winery. and end the day at the InterContinental Porto – Palacio das Cardonsas.
See the Sites in PortoShare This Activity
Explore this historic city by taking an eye-opening stroll through its streets to see the Church of Sao Francisco, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art and the Stock Exchange Palace. A tram or boat ride are other ways to explore the city.
Ultimate Port Wine ExperienceShare This Activity
Take a guided tour to visit Porto’s reputable wine cellars and lodges to learn the secrets of making port wine – one of the most appreciated wines in the world. Continue you epicurious adventure with a wine tasting at a Porto winery.
Douro Valley Day 7
Take a private transfer to Guimaraes, known as the “Cradle of Portugal,” where you will visit the Palace of the Dukes and Guimaraes Castle. After a Michelin-star lunch at Casa da Calcada, you’ll stop at a ‘vinho verde’ vineyard for a wine and cheese tasting.
Get the Royal TourShare This Activity
Take a private transfer to Guimaraes, the “Cradle of Portugal,” to visit to the 10th-century Guimaraes Castle and the Palace of the Dukes, the former residence of the first Dukes of Braganza.
Culture and Cuisine ExperienceShare This Activity
Stop in Amarante for a Michelin-star lunch prepared by Chef André Silva at Casa da Calcada, Relais & Chateaux, a 16th century palace. Before returning to the hotel, tourists will visit the world-renowned ‘vinho verde’ vineyard and wine estate for a wine and cheese tasting.
Porto Day 8
End your whirlwind tour of Portugal with a tasty local breakfast before you depart for the airport via a private transfer.
Enjoy a Sumptuous Local BreakfastShare This Activity
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before checking out. Your private Mercedes sedan transfer will return you to the Porto airport for your departure home.