Porto skyline

Itineraries

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

Itinerary

Praca do Comerio in Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon3 Days
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  • Sample local cuisine with a Petiscos Dinner Walking Tour.
  • Take a customized walking tour to explore Lisbon’s unique architecture.
  • Visit a historic cities Sintra, Cascais and Estoril.
Douro Valley, Portugal
Douro Valley2 Days
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  • Travel to the Douro Region to explore historic Coimbra and Aveiro.
  • Go wine tasting at the Quinta do Crasto Winery in Alto Douro.
  • Take a 45-minute boat ride along Rio Douro.
Porto Skyline
  • Explore Porto’s historic sites via walking tour, tram or boat.
  • See how port wine is produced, followed by a wine tasting.
Couple toasting with glasses of wine in Douro Valley, Portugal
Douro Valley1 Day
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  • Depart for Guimaraes to visit the Palace of the Dukes
  • Visit the renowned ‘vinho verde’ vineyard and wine estate
  • Indulge in a Michelin-star lunch at Casa da Calcada
Boats in Porto, Portugal
  • Experience a sumptuous local breakfast before your departure.
 
Lisbon Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Douro Valley Day 4 Day 5
Porto Day 6
Douro Valley Day 7
Porto Day 8
Lisbon Day 1
Praca do Comerio in Lisbon, Portugal
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.
External view of Bairro Alto Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal
Stay at the Bairro Alto Hotel
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 or Portuguese tapas
Petiscos Dinner Walking Tour
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
Architecture and street view in Lisbon
Take an Architecture Tour
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.
Tower of Belem in Lisbon, Portugal
Explore Lisbon’s Belém District
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.
Monument of Discoveries in Lisbon, Portugal
See the Monument of Discoveries
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
Pena Palance in Lisbon, Portugal
See Sintra’s Pena Palace
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.
Cascais historic landmark
Dive into Cascais' History
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.
Portuguese fish stew
Enjoy Local Cuisine
For lunch, enjoy the local cuisine, especially the fresh fish and shellfish dishes served in the region’s many restaurants.
Douro Valley Day 4
Aveiro, Portugal
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.
Coimbra, Portugal
Journey to the Douro Region
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.
Aveiro, Portugal
Experience Aveiro
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.
Wine Library at the Six Senses Douro Valley
Stay at the Hotel Six Senses Douro Valley
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
Palácio de Mateus in Douro Valley, Portugal
Explore the Palácio de Mateus
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.
Bottles of different types of wine produced by Quinta do Crasto Winery
Quinta do Crasto Wine Tasting
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.
Boat ride along the Douro River in Portugal.
Private River Boat Ride
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
Porto skyline
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.
Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto, Portugal
See the Sites in Porto
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.
Port wine selection with wine bottles and wine glasses
Ultimate Port Wine Experience
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
Douro Valley, Portugal
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.
Room with artifacts inside the Palace of Dukes
Get the Royal Tour
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.
Chef André Silva
Culture and Cuisine Experience
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
Boats in Porto, Portugal
End your whirlwind tour of Portugal with a tasty local breakfast before you depart for the airport via a private transfer.
Typical Portuguese breakfast
Enjoy a Sumptuous Local Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before checking out. Your private Mercedes sedan transfer will return you to the Porto airport for your departure home.
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