Itinerary #1: Ultimate Portugal
For the ultimate sightseeing experience covering the historic neighborhoods of Porto to the scenic beaches of the Algarve, embark on this 15-day journey showcasing Portugal's top highlights. You'll travel in style, from vintage cars to hot air balloons, while experiencing the best of what Portugal offers.
|Day 1||Arrive in Porto, Afternoon Culinary Tour||Porto|
|Day 2||Porto Vintage Car Tour & Port Wine Tasting||Porto|
|Day 3||Wine Tasting Experience in the Douro Valley||Porto|
|Day 4||Explore Porto & Northern Portugal||Porto|
|Day 5||Transfer to Lisbon via Coimbra||Lisbon|
|Day 6||Get to Know Lisbon, Evening of Fado||Lisbon|
|Day 7||Day Trip to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril||Lisbon|
|Day 8||Explore Lisbon's Surroundings: Sesimbra, Óbidos & Arrábida Natural Park||Lisbon|
|Day 9||Drive to Évora, Capital of the Alentejo||Évora|
|Day 10||Free Day in Évora: Neolithic History, Hot Air Balloons & Medieval Villages||Évora|
|Day 11||Drive to Lagos & the Algarve||Lagos|
|Days 12-13||Free Days in the Algarve||Lagos|
|Day 14||Drive to Lisbon||Lisbon|
|Day 15||Depart Lisbon|
Welcome to Portugal! Begin your trip in Porto with a glamorous vintage car tour through the city's historic downtown and neighborhoods, concluding with a visit to a port cellar. Travel by private driver to the Douro Valley, where you'll learn about wine-growing history, taste regional wines, and have lunch at a famous estate. Upon your return to Porto, take a free day to explore nearby towns and historical sites, like the canals of Aveiro, nicknamed the "Venice of Portugal."
Departing from Porto, stop to take in the medieval city of Coimbra on your way to Lisbon. Over the next three days, you'll get to know Lisbon and take day trips to nearby attractions, including the romantic palaces of Sintra. Then, pick up your rental car and drive to the UNESCO-listed Évora, where you'll experience a bird's eye view of the ruins of the 2000-year-old Templo Romano on a hot air balloon tour. Finally, wrap up your cross-country adventure at the beach, spending three days in the Algarve region before returning to Lisbon for some last-minute souvenir shopping before you depart. Learn more
Itinerary #2: Portugal for Food & Wine Lovers
Sample the flavors of Portugal on this 15-day foodie holiday, taking you through the wineries and olive oil estates of Alentejo and the vineyards of the Douro Valley. Embark on a culinary adventure, including a jeep safari of a cork forest and a private cooking tour.
|Day 1||Arrive in Lisbon & Food Tour||Lisbon|
|Day 2||Full-Day Private Guided Tour of Lisbon||Lisbon|
|Day 3||Day Trip to Azeitao & Palmela||Lisbon|
|Day 4||Free Day in Lisbon||Lisbon|
|Day 5||Drive to Évora & Culinary Experience||Évora|
|Day 6||Cork Forest Jeep Safari & Olive Oil Estate Visit||Évora|
|Day 7||Winery Tour & Hot Air Balloon Ride||Évora|
|Day 8||Drive from Évora to the Douro Valley||Douro Valley|
|Day 9||Douro Valley Winery & Riverboat Ride||Douro Valley|
|Day 10||Biking Through the Douro Valley||Douro Valley|
|Day 11||Drive from the Douro Valley to Porto||Porto|
|Day 12||Private Porto Market Visit & Cooking Class||Porto|
|Day 13||Adventure in Peneda-Gerês National Park||Porto|
|Day 14||Drive from Porto to Lisbon Via Óbidos||Lisbon|
|Day 15||Depart Lisbon|
Start your trip in Lisbon with a stop at six local food joints and a guided tour of the city's neighborhoods. Then, take a day trip to the Setúbal Peninsula wine region, where you'll savor regional pastries and try the region's sweet fortified wine, muscatel de Setúbal. After a free day in Lisbon, drive to the city of Évora and enjoy a sommelier-guided dinner at the Cartuxa Winery. Experience the Alentejo region with a Jeep safari through a cork forest and a private tour of an olive oil farm before visiting the 19th-century Quinta de Dona Maria vineyard and taking a hot air balloon tour of Évora.
Depart Évora for a road trip to the north of Portugal. Stop for lunch in the medieval town of Coimbra on your way to the Douro Valley, where you'll enjoy a port tasting at a family winery and take a cruise down the Douro River. Embark on a full-day guided bike tour and visit the village of Pinhão, known for its famous azulejos (Portuguese-style tiles). Then arrive in Porto for a vintage car tour and a cooking class with a top Portuguese chef. Conclude your trip with a picnic lunch in the Peneda-Gerês National Park and sample ginjinha d'Óbidos sweet cherry liquor in the charming historic town of Óbidos. Learn more
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Itinerary #3: Island Hopping in the Azores
Hike, kayak, snorkel, and sail your way through the Azores on this 15-day tour across four of the Portuguese archipelago's islands that will take you to dormant volcanoes, deep magma chambers, and natural pools made by solidified lava.
|Day 1||Arrive on Terceira Island & Transfer to Ponta Delgada||Ponta Delgada|
|Day 2||Discover the West Side of São Miguel||Ponta Delgada|
|Day 3||Road Trip to São Miguel's Central Region||Ponta Delgada|
|Day 4||Enjoy the Beaches of São Miguel||Ponta Delgada|
|Day 5||Drive from Ponta Delgada to Furnas||Furnas|
|Day 6||Eastern São Miguel Adventure||Furnas|
|Day 7||Fly to Horta & Free Exploration Day||Horta|
|Day 8||Ferry to Pico & Independent Tour||Pico Island|
|Day 9||Hiking Adventure on Mount Pico||Pico Island|
|Day 10||Whales & Caves on Pico Island||Pico Island|
|Day 11||Sail to Terceira Island & Discover Angra do Heroísmo||Angra do Heroísmo|
|Day 12||Driving Tour of Central Terceira||Angra do Heroísmo|
|Day 13||Coastal Drive Around Terceira||Angra do Heroísmo|
|Day 14||Terceira Island Beach Day||Angra do Heroísmo|
|Day 15||Depart from Angra do Heroísmo|
Begin your adventure by taking a ferry to Ponta Delgada, the capital of São Miguel Island. Spend six days exploring São Miguel—canoe the lagoons of the western coast, visit the only permanent tea plantation in Europe and soak up the sunshine on the beaches of Caloura, Pópulo, and Baixa d'Areia. Drive from Ponta Delgada to the Furnas Valley, where you can rejuvenate in the thermal pools and try a local stew cooked using only geothermal heat. Finish off your time in São Miguel by visiting the waterfalls of Ribeira dos Caldeirões Park.
Catch a flight to Faial Island and explore the city center of Horta, the capital of Faial. Cross the channel to Pico Island, where you can see the UNESCO-designated vineyards of the Madalena-São Roque area, summit the highest peak in Portugal, and spot whales at Vigia da Queimada. Over the next four days, discover the volcanoes and beaches of Terceira Island. Spot the island's colorful impérios, temples devoted to the Holy Spirit, and take a dip in Terceira's biscoitos, natural pools formed from cooled lava. Learn more
Itinerary #4: Highlights of Spain & Portugal
Discover the Iberian Peninsula on this 15-day trip across Portugal and Spain that showcases both countries' capital cities and introduces you to architectural marvels, including the Pena Palace in Sintra and the famous cathedral of Toledo.
|Day 1||Arrive in Lisbon||Lisbon|
|Day 2||Private Tour of Lisbon||Lisbon|
|Day 3||Day Trip to Sintra & Cascais||Lisbon|
|Day 4||Private Transfer from Lisbon to Porto, Coimbra City Tour||Porto|
|Day 5||Private Tour of Porto||Porto|
|Day 6||Day Trip to the Douro Valley, Wine Tour & River Cruise||Porto|
|Day 7||Fly from Porto to Madrid||Madrid|
|Day 8||Private Tour of Madrid & El Prado Museum||Madrid|
|Day 9||Day Trip to Toledo||Madrid|
|Day 10||Train from Madrid to Barcelona||Barcelona|
|Day 11||Visit Park Güell & Sagrada Família||Barcelona|
|Day 12||Hiking the Costa Brava, Transfer to Begur||Begur|
|Day 13||Free Day on the Costa Brava, Beaches & Hiking||Begur|
|Day 14||Wine Tasting in the Empordà Region||Begur|
|Day 15||Private Transfer to Barcelona, Depart|
Kick off your trip in Lisbon with a walking tour and a tasting of ginjinha (liquor made from sour cherries). Tour the Palacio Nacional da Pena (Pena Palace) on a day trip to Sintra and enjoy the coastal cliffs of Sintra Cascais Natural Park. Then, depart for Porto with a stop in Coimbra, home to one of Europe's oldest educational institutions. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage city of Porto on an expert-guided tour that shows you architectural wonders like the Dom Luís I Bridge. A day trip to the Douro Valley includes visiting a quinta (winery) with a wine tasting and a riverboat cruise down the Douro River.
Fly to Spain, where your adventure continues with two days to tour Madrid's museums and culinary scene. Experience the "City of the Three Cultures" on a day trip to Toledo, where landmarks such as the 15th-century Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes showcase the city's diverse history. Travel by train to Barcelona, where you'll marvel at architect Antonio Gaudí's most impressive works, including the Sagrada Família. Spend two days enjoying the fresh air along Spain's Costa Brava, finishing your trip with a wine tasting in the Empordà region, which has produced wine since the fifth century BCE. Learn more
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