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Portugal Lisbon, Porto and Madeira Tour

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In addition to Porto and Lisbon, the two main cities in Portugal and the two most prominent cultural destinations in the country, travelers will have the opportunity to visit the Island of Madeira, dubbed the “Garden of the Atlantic”. This means three totally different destinations and experiences which clearly complement each other in terms of sightseeing, gastronomy and activities. By finishing ...

In addition to Porto and Lisbon, the two main cities in Portugal and the two most prominent cultural destinations in the country, travelers will have the opportunity to visit the Island of Madeira, dubbed the “Garden of the Atlantic”. This means three totally different destinations and experiences which clearly complement each other in terms of sightseeing, gastronomy and activities. By finishing in Madeira, travelers will have the chance to spend the last days indulging in sheer relaxation in the calm atmosphere of Madeira.

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Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival in Lisbon and transfer

Welcome to Portugal!


Transfer from the airport to the hotel.


Depending on the time of arrival you can go for a walk in the historic centre for a first glimpse of the city or enjoy the amenities of your hotel.


Accommodation in Lisbon.

Visited:
Lisbon

Day 2: Lisbon Old Town 

You´ll visit most of the old town of Lisbon, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the world! You’ll have the chance to walk its narrow and hilly streets, its tiled sidewalks, visit its monuments, enjoy the view from its famous viewpoints and taste the delicious local gastronomy.


You’ll also visit the Belem quarter famous for its monuments from the age of the Portuguese Discoveries and for one of the most renown Portuguese delicacies, the pastel (pastry) de Belém.


Accommodation in Lisbon.

Visited:
Lisbon, Belém

Day 3: Cascais and Sintra visit

Pick up your car in the morning.


Head to Cascais/Estoril two seaside villages in the surroundings of Lisbon, world famous for having been a resort of the Portuguese and European aristocracy and even royalty in different times of History.


In the afternoon you’ll visit Sintra, a historical village set in a small but luxuriant mountain boasting the title of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll lose count of the palaces, manor houses and palatial houses dispersed all over this place. You’ll be able to choose from a number of palaces to visit, being that Palacio da Pena is arguably the most emblematic one.


On the way to Sintra you’ll be able to pass by Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of mainland Europe.


Accommodation in Lisbon.

Visited:
Lisbon, Cascais, Sintra

Day 4: Discover the hidden treasures between Lisbon to Porto 

Depart towards the northern part of the country and get to know some hidden treasures between Lisbon and Porto.


You’ll start in Óbidos, an historical middle age fortified village with picturesque houses and streets.


Then, as you head north, you’ll get to choose amongst the following:


Nazaré - Small fishermen village, and a great place to have fresh fish. It has also became famous for being home to the highest waves ever surfed in the world.


Batalha – Famous for its 14th century Monastery, a master piece of the Portuguese gothic architecture and a UNESCO world Heritage Site.


Coimbra – One of most important cities in Portuguese history, famous for its University, the oldest in Portugal and one of the oldest in Europe classified as an UNESCO world Heritage Site.


Aveiro – A picturesque city developed inside a river delta, where streets, bridges and canals intertwine. Some people call it the Portuguese Venice. Here you will also have a chance to taste the famous local sweet “ovos moles”.


Accommodation in Porto.

Visited:
Lisbon, Óbidos, Nazaré, Batalha, Coimbra, Aveiro, Porto

Day 5: Visit the beautiful city of Guimarães 

You’ll start your day walking in Porto's historical center where you’ll visit monuments by leading world architects from the past and the present, including some fantastic baroque carvings.


Optionally you can visit the Port wine cellars and have some Port wine tasting.


In the afternoon you’ll visit Guimarães (less than an hour drive from Porto), a small city whose town center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and which is considered to be the cradle of the Portuguese Nation and place of birth of its first king.


Accommodation in Porto.

Visited:
Porto, Guimarães

Day 6: Flights to Madeira

Head to Porto’s airport and drop off your car.


Already in Madeira, in the city of Funchal, pick up your car at the airport.


Depending on the time of arrival you can go for a walk in the city center for a first glimpse of the city, climb to the Botanical Garden, a highlight of the Island, or choose to visit Curral das Freiras, a settlement tucked away in the center of the island.


Accommodation in Funchal.

Visited:
Porto, Madeirã, Funchal

Day 7: Drive along the coast of Madeira Island

Take the day to explore the western half of the Madeira Island. You can do this by driving all around the island along the coast.


You might just want to set off with no destination and discover and stop as you drive, but there are some highlights that you might not want to miss, such as the Cape Girão, the Garganta Funda viewpoint and waterfall and the Porto Moniz’s natural pools.


Accommodation in Funchal.

Visited:
Funchal, Porto Moniz

Day 8: Short hike in a levada

Similarly to the previous day, you shall take the day to explore the Island, this time its eastern half.


Again, you might just want to set off with no destination but there are some places you should try to visit such as the traditional houses in Santana and the São Lourenço eastern tip of the Island.


A short hike in a “levada” (traditional trails along irrigation channels found in Madeira) encroaching into the Laurissilva sub-tropical forest) is a must do here!


Accommodation in Funchal.

Visited:
Funchal, Santana, Sao Lourenço

Day 9: Departure

Drive to Funchal’s Airport and drop off your car.

Visited:
Funchal

Lisbon Belém Cascais Sintra Óbidos Nazaré Batalha Coimbra Aveiro Porto Guimarães Madeirã Funchal Porto Moniz Santana Sao Lourenço

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £970 / 9 days
Excluding international flights
2 pax4 pax6 pax
Price per person£1,050£970£840

Included in price:

  • Accommodation in 3 stars hotels or equivalent(breakfast included)
  • Rented car for 7 days
  • Road book with suggested itinerary and suggestions of places to visit and restaurants to eat in
  • Transfer from the airport

Not included in price:

  • Flights
  • Flight between mainland Portugal and Madeira
  • Entrance fees to monuments/attractions
  • Meals and drinks
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Repatriation assistance / insurance
  • Activities not included in the program

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