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Spend an incredible trip traveling through Portugals greatest sites at your own pace. This fully customizable trip will allow you to visit and experience the urban cities of Porto and Lisbon, the medeival 

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 day

Arrival and welcome reception at Porto airport followed by Private Transfer to your accommodation.


Free time for a first glance of Porto.

Dinner at a typical restaurant on Porto Downtown, serving traditional Portuguese food.

Accommodation : Authentic Apartment stay at Porto Downtown.

Visited:
Porto

Day 2: Porto the city or the sea

It's time to explore Porto and its glamour opting for one of these options that we offer for you, so let us know which one suits you best:

OPTION 1) The City - Private and adjustable walking tour in UNESCO Heritage Porto historical centre, presenting the history and main attractions from the Cathedral down to the unique Douro riverbanks. Porto is an inviting city of contrasts, with countless museums and ancient churches and it is no wonder that it has won more than once the title of Best European Destination. You will visit as well 3 local small restaurants and try some of our local delicacies!

OPTION 2) The Sea - During this "out of the circuits" experience you will learn and taste something that it’s deeply connected with Portugal’s history and legacy: The Sea! You will have the chance to interact with several stages of fish production. The day will begin visiting a nearby beach waiting for the traditional fishermen’s boats to arrive from the sea with the catch of the day. Already on shore the selling and bargaining between fishermen and local sellers begin, where everyone tries to get the best and earn their living. We will visit a very small fish market, while the fishermen arrive with the live fish and do the trade with the local fish sellers.

After enjoying this emblematic moment, we will set to visit a top quality sardine canning factory, a typical Portuguese delicacy that it’s known all over the world. This unit’s carefully selected by our team due to its near 100 years of history and the manual labor process that it’s a live legacy of tradition! At the end of the visit, there will be a can fish tasting.

This morning of culture and tradition will end at the market where you will have the chance to choose your fresh fish directly from a traditional fish seller, for then be prepared at a restaurant close to the market.

Later, one of the most iconic and must experiences in town: guided tour & tasting at an exquisite Port Wine Cellar a real legacy full of history.

Accommodation: Authentic Apartment stays at Porto Downtown.

Visited:
Porto

Day 3: Peneda-Gerês National Park : Activity of your choice

Self-Drive from Porto to your next destination Peneda-Gerês National Park (Approx. 2h - 107 Kms).

Morning time is of your complete choice and will, so you just need to inform us which one is your favorite activity and leave the rest up to us:

OPTION 1) Full-day mountain trekking (approx. 6 hours) - picnic lunch included;

OPTION 2) Canyoning (approx. 6h - adjustable difficulty; only between April and October);

OPTION 3) Kayaking on Lima or Vez River + half-day mountain trekking or self-guided bike ride along an eco-trail and the river.

Lunch Included.

Accommodation: 3-star Hotel or Country Side House accommodation.

Visited:
Porto, Peneda-Gerês

Day 4: Douro wine region : Touring and tasting at wine estate

Self-Drive from Peneda-Gerês National Park to your next destination: Douro Valley - Pinhão (Approx. 2h09 - 137 kms).

Lunch at one of the most exquisite Wine Estates & Producers of Port and Douro Wines, overlooking the vineyards and the river.

Afterwards, guided tour & tasting at their winery. 

Accommodation: Wine Estate Property in Douro Valley.

Visited:
Peneda-Gerês, Douro

Day 5: Hike the schist villages in Central Portugal

In the morning, self-drive from Douro Valley to the central region of Portugal, more precisely towards the picturesque Schist Villages (Approx. 2h40 - 187 km).

Lunch in a rustic and traditional restaurant.

Meet & greet your guide and set off for an afternoon of hiking along the green mountains of Serra da Lousã, following a path of both natural and historical importance: traveling back in time, we walk along the mountainous routes of the ancient villagers, crossing a Castle and a Chapel before we make way through the 2 of the Official Mountain Schist Villages.

Accommodation: 4-star Hotel or Country Side House accommodation. 

Visited:
Douro, Serra da Lousã

Day 6: Tomar and Mira de Aire Beauties

After breakfast, self-drive from Lousã to your next destination Lisbon visiting 2 Portuguese wonders along the way (Approx. 3h15 - 250 Kms).

Take your time and visit the Templar's Knight Convent of Christ UNESCO Heritage Site stands. This special place stands in Tomar and was initially built by the Grand Master of the Temple Order in Portugal itself. This was back in 1160 and his name was Gualdim de Pais. The place was set as a fortress, a temple and there are those who claim that was a place for secret meetings and rituals, enveloping it in a halo of myths and legends.

Now for a different touch, we suggest a visit to one of Portugal's Natural wonder: The Mira De Aire Caves. Delight yourself with the beauty of this hidden treasure.

Free time in Lisbon for the first contact with the Capital and its wonders.

Accommodation: Authentic Apartment stay at Lisbon Downtown.

Visited:
Serra da Lousã, Lisbon

Day 7: Free day in Lisbon and Dinner by the Sound of Fado

Private half-day walking tour crossing the downtown of Lisbon. Visit Baixa the old downtown district of the city tasting the famous Pastel de Nata along the way, explore Rossio with Figueira and Comércio Squares and enjoy Chiado the glamorous part of the city with its iconic cafés and shops. You will have the opportunity to take a ride on the vintage tram to Alfama.

Farewell Dinner included enjoying a Fado live performance, at one of the most refined and typical in.

km Authentic Apartment stay at Lisbon Downtown.

Visited:
Lisbon, Baixa, Alfama

Day 8: Departure day

Check out and Private transfer from your Accommodation unit to Lisbon Airport at due schedule.


End of our Services. 

Visited:
Lisbon Airport

Porto Peneda-Gerês Douro Serra da Lousã Lisbon Baixa Alfama Lisbon Airport

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. £1,200 / 8 days
Excluding international flights
2 paxAccommodation Charm UpgradeSingle Supplement
Price per person£1,200£310£340
4 Days rental car (days of the trip outside Lisbon and Porto)£270

Included in price:

  • 7 -Night accommodation as described on each day
  • Meals as follow (soft drinks, beer and house wine included): Breakfast ; Lunch on Day 2, 3, 4 and 5 ; Dinner on Day 1 and 7
  • Activities as mentioned on the program, namely:
  • PORTO: Private Half Day Tour - 1 Tour of your choice
  • PORTO: Visit Port Wine Cellar with tasting
  • GERÊS: Full Day Activity - 1 activity of your choice
  • DOURO: Visit with lunch and tasting at a wine Estate Property
  • LOUSÃ: Private Half Day Walking Tour to the Schist Villages
  • TOMAR: Entrance Ticket to The Templar's Knight Convent of Christ
  • MIRA DE AIRE: Entrance Ticket to the Mira de Aire Caves
  • LISBON: Half Day Private Walking Tour
  • LISBON: Live Fado show during dinner on day 7
  • Private airport transfers
  • Private transfers for all the activities mentioned
  • Touristic City Tax in Lisbon and Porto
  • Personal Accident Insurance for the guided activities
  • Personal travel journal developed by our team with all the route and coordinates required for the trip (contacts, names, suggestions, etc).
  • Welcome reception by a member of our team
  • Permanent local assistance

Not included in price:

  • Meals not specified as 'included' on the list on the left
  • Any transportation not refered as included on the program
  • Flights
  • Personal Expenses
  • Rental Car

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