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.
Lisbon Day 2
Lisbon Day 3
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.
Douro Valley Day 5
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.
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.
Porto Day 8
End your whirlwind tour of Portugal with a tasty local breakfast before you depart for the airport via a private transfer.