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Portugal Tour

$2,995.00

Join this 10-Day Portugal itinerary to the Iberian nation where Celts, Romans, Visigoths, Moors and Christians all left their mark! The traveller will surely become enamoured by the beautiful scenery, the rhythms of village life and Portugal’s outstanding food and wine. The trip begins in Lisbon, Portugal’s stunning capital city, and make our way up to romantic Porto and through Portugal’s Douro wine region, doing wine tastings and sampling delicious Portuguese cuisine as we go. Medieval castles, cobblestone villages, captivating cities, friendly locals, culinary delights, and golden beaches are just a few reasons to travel with us on this Portugal adventure. As this tour is offered on a custom basis, you may choose to alter the itinerary to best suit your travel needs.

DEPARTURE: Offered on a custom basis.

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Highlights Include:

    • – Exploring Lisbon’s diverse neighbourhoods

– Cruising down the Douro River to gain another perspective of the region

– Sipping world class wine in the majestic Douro Valley

– Sampling some of the world’s tastiest cuisine while enjoying beautiful scenery

– Strolling through romantic Porto along the enchanting Douro River or tasting the port that originated there

– Discovering the whimsical, colourful castles of Sintra, one of the seven Wonders of Portugal

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Day 1 – Arrival to Lisbon

Welcome to Portugal’s vibrant capital city! Located on the Atlantic Ocean and spread across steep hillsides that overlook the Rio Tejo, Lisbon enchants travellers with its white-bleached limestone buildings, intimate alleyways, and stunning views from rooftop patios, making it a popular destination year-round. Arrive at anytime.

Meals: (-/-/-)

Overnight: Hotel in Lisbon

Day 2 – Lisbon

Today we explore Lisbon’s diverse neighbourhoods, sampling the traditional Portuguese delicacies that Lisbon has to offer. We will start at the market (Mercado da Ribiera) and head towards Baixa, discovering the best petiscos (Portuguese tapas) in the area, including salted codfish, spicy sardines, and a suckling pig sandwich. We will then head to Belem, a jewel in Lisbon’s crown, to view the UNESCO world heritage site the Torre de Belem (Tower of Belem). No tour to Belem is complete without visiting the world famous Pasteis de Belem cake shop, to sample their mouth-watering Pastel de Nata (Portugese custard tarts). The evening is yours to discover other parts of Lisbon, whether it be enjoying a cocktail on the terrace of the Hotel Bairro Alto, or dancing the night away on one of the bars on Rua Nova do Carvalho (the pink street) in Cais do Sodre.

Meals: (B/L/-)

Overnight: Hotel in Lisbon

Day 3 – Lisbon

We have another day to explore Lisbon. The afternoon is yours free to explore new sights, or brush up on your photography skills.

Meals: (B/L/-)

Overnight: Hotel in Lisbon

Day 4 – Lisbon to Óbidos and Porto

This morning after breakfast at the hotel, we will depart towards the medieval city of Óbidos, known as the chocolate land of Portugal, which is surrounded by ancient castle walls, and contains a labyrinth of cobblestoned streets. Spend a couple of hours wandering around the picturesque town, getting lost in the rich Roman history.

This afternoon we will continue on towards romantic Porto, the country’s second largest city, and of course, the birthplace of port. The afternoon is free to stroll along the enchanting Douro River or wander through the Ribeira district, Porto’s historic center and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Meals: (B/-/D)

Overnight: Hotel in Porto

Day 5 – Porto

Today we have the opportunity to get intimate with the stunning city of Porto. We will spend some time walking through Porto’s beautiful city centre, which has been continuously inhabited since at least the 4th Century. We will visit the old city center famous for its churches, as well as visit the new and contemporary part of the city.

Meals: (B/L/-)

Overnight: Hotel in Porto

Day 6 – Douro Valley

Portugal has seven unique wine regions, and Duoro Valley is quickly gaining a reputation for producing world class wine.

After breakfast at the hotel we will start out journey across the mountains and along the river to the Douro Valley, where we will visit some of the top quality wine producers who specialize in table wines, as well as Port.

We’ll stop to take a quick tour of Amarante city center, where we will visit the São Gonçalo Bridge and Church, enjoy some coffee, and taste some regional products. After we arrive in the Douro Valley, we will have the chance to visit two wineries: Quinta da Pacheca where we will enjoy a tasty lunch, and the famous Vallado, where we will stay at the Wine Hotel Quinta do Vallado.

We will have some free time for a relaxing swim at the hotel’s pool, and reconvene for dinner at the unique DOC Restaurant, located along the Douro River, opened by the famous Chef Riu Paula.

Meals: (B/L/D)

Overnight: Hotel in Douro Valley

Day 7 – Inside the Douro Valley

After breakfast at the hotel, we will enjoy a boat ride on the Douro River and experience the gorgeous landscape of the region from another perspective. We will visit one of the most unique and exclusive Quintas of the region, Quinta do Crasto, located on the right bank of the Douro River, between the towns of Régua and Pinhão. Nestled on a privileged location in the Douro Demarcated Region, this 130 hectare property has belonged to the family of Leonor and Jorge Roquette for over a century. After a visit through the celled and an exclusive tasting, we will enjoy a traditional lunch, including wine pairings, port tasting, and sampling Quinta do Crasto’s exclusive olive oil. After lunch we have the afternoon to explore the village of Pinhão, the heart of the Douro Valley wine region. Evening and dinner is at your leisure.

Meals: (B/L/-)

Overnight: Vallado Wine Hotel in Douro Valley

Day 8 – Douro Valley to Sintra

After breakfast, we will say goodbye to our charming hotel and head towards majestic Sintra, the jewel of Portugal. When you step into Sintra, you’ll think you’ve been transported into a fairytale. This UNESCO World Heritage site is definitely a must-see in Portugal.

We start in Sintra’s town centre, and then visit Quinta da Regalerira, a whimsical estate complete with tunnelled paths underneath, and the mesmerizing Initiation Well, which was historically used for ceremonial purposes that included Tarot initiation rites. We will make our way to the Castle of the Moors, a hilltop medieval castle, where we will have a chance to conquer the walls and get a stunning view of the Pena Palace. Our last stop in Sintra is the Pena National Palace, which is a colourful, magical palace and one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. We will have the change to explore the Palace inside and out, and discover the treasures within. Around every corner there is another dazzling sight to see.

Evening at leisure.

Meals: (B/-/-)

Overnight: Hotel in Lisbon

Day 9 – Sintra

We will have an early breakfast this morning, and revisit magical Sintra. This time, you can head back to the sights you’ve already seen to get your perfect photo, with fewer people in it, or head someplace new. After a full morning in Sintra, we will have the chance to have lunch near a beach and visit Cascais, before heading back to Lisbon, where we will have our farewell dinner at Fado Restaurant.

Meals: (B/-/D)

Overnight: Hotel in Lisbon

Day 10 – Depart Lisbon

This is our last day in beautiful Portugal. Depart from Lisbon at anytime or contact us for an extension to Spain!

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Tour Inclusions:

  • 9 nights in charming hotels (4 nights in Lisbon, 2 nights in Porto, 2 nights in the Douro Valley, 1 night in Sintra)
  • All transportation as per itinerary
  • Guiding services as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary (4 lunches, 3 dinners)
  • All vineyard and winery visits included
  • Boat trip in the Douro Valley
  • All applicable taxes

Tour Exclusions:

  • International flights (can be arranged through us)
  • Services not specified, meals not specified
  • Tips for local guides, restaurant staff at included meals, drivers, housekeeping staff, porters, etc
  • Mandatory travel medical insurance and optional cancellation insurance (can be arranged through us)
  • Optional trip cancellation insurance
  • Personal items, passport and visa fees
  • Departure taxes (domestic and international if applicable)

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Air Travel
Flights are not included in the tour price. Do not purchase any airline tickets until the Portugal Photography Tour is confirmed to take place. Pre and post tours can be arranged through available at an additional charge. Please contact Finisterra Travel for further details [email protected]

Passport Information
Please note that most countries require passports to be valid for 6 months from the date of your return flight. We are not responsible if you are refused entry to a country because you lack the correct passport, visa or other travel documentation.
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Date: Custom Departures

2995USD per person based on double/twin occupancy
800USD Single Supplement (Limited Availability)

*Please note that this itinerary can be tailored for custom groups. Prices are subject to change.

Final Payment
Full payment is due 60 prior to departure.

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H10 Duque de Loulé (Lisbon)

Hotel Teatro (Porto)

The Wine House Hotel Quinta da Pacheca (Douro)

Tivoli Sintra (Sintra)

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