Small Group Experience in Portugal! Discover Portugal through this unique 8 day tour. From mouth watering Pasteis de Belem to endless ancient castles, this tour has the best combination of culture, gastronomical and historical spots in Portugal.
Arrival in Lisbon. Meet at the airport with our English speaking representative. Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Please note that, early access to the rooms has not been guaranteed. Luggage will be stored and you may access your rooms after 14:00. If rooms are ready before this time, the Hotel will allow you access as soon as the housekeeping is complete.
Meals included: Breakfast
In the morning, meet your driver and Local guide for a tour of Lisbon, including the Belém quarter, with the Belém Tower, the church of the Hieronymites Monastery and Monument of the Discoveries. During your day, you’ll have the opportunity to taste the famous Pastel de Belém, the Portuguese custard tart.
Lunch on your terms.
In the afternoon, you’ll also have the chance to explore the ancient neighborhoods of Lisbon, like Alfama, on board of a Tuk Tuk (about 1 hour).
Afterwards you’ll proceed to the Rossio and Praça do Comércio area, where you’ll have some free time. Dinner on your own.
Overnight in Lisbon.
After breakfast, we will pick you up for a half day tour of Sintra, including a visit to the Pena Palace, followed by a walk and free time in the village. On this day you'll have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful landscape of Sintra, considered World Heritage by UNESCO.
In the afternoon, scenic drive to Porto, where you’ll arrive early evening.
Check-in and dinner on your own.
Overnight in Porto.
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch
After check-out, we’ll travel to the city of AVEIRO to capture the essence of this “picture-book” destination, with its colorful gondola-shaped boats, natural lagoons, elegant 19th century architecture and traditional cobblestone passageways. Known as “The Portuguese Venice” due to its system of canals and boats, the quality of life is very high in Aveiro. It is a special place where old meets new. Walking tour of the village. Enjoy a mini boat Tour on tradicional “Moliceiro”.
Afterwards we’ll proceed to Bairrada, where a meal of traditional suckling pig will be waiting for you, paired with sparkling wine from the region. In the afternoon we travel to Coimbra, a charming university town, known as Portugal’s Oxford (the university library is one of the masterpieces of baroque art). We’ll have the opportunity to visit the main buildings of Portugal’s oldest university (subject to availability) and walk along the maze of narrow streets.
Check-in at the hotel, and evening at leisure.
Overnight in Figueira da Foz.
Meals included: Breakfast;
After breakfast, excursion to ALCOBAÇA where is one of the most beautiful Cistercian abbeys of Portugal, which was one of the richest and most powerful of the country. You will discover the church of the monastery and the moving love story of Pedro and Ines with your local guide.
Continue to NAZARÉ, a picturesque fishing village, at the foot of a steep cliff. The most typical and colorful beach of Portugal will seduce you with its ancestral traditions where women dressed in black wear up to seven petticoats.
Lunch on your own.
Leisure time to stroll along this beautiful beach. Climb to the “Sítio” to admire the landscape.
In the afternoon, proceed to BOMBARRAL to visit a quinta and taste various and delicious “aguardentes” (typical brandies) (subject to availability).
Continue towards the fortified medieval town of ÓBIDOS with its typical narrow streets and ramparts that encircle the city. Tasting of the famous Ginjinha (cherry liqueur).
Departure to the hotel. Dinner on your own.
Overnight in Figueira da Foz
- Bed and breakfast from the 1st night to the breakfast of the 8th day in 4* hotels;
- Grand Tourism Bus according to the program;
- Tour guide according to the program;
- Experiences according to the program:
- Tuk Tuk trip
- Visit of a traditional quinta with taste of Aguardentes
- Cruise on a full day day 6
- Cooking Workshop followed by dinner on day 7
- Tastings according to the program
- Travel Insurance
- Any other expenses not mentioned in "Included".
Cancellations should be intimated by FAX to the corporate office in Miami, FL.
Guests need to add 3 business days to the above time frames. An administration fee of 15% on any monies paid by the client will be charged prior to refund.
We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover the losses incurred in case of cancellation. For information on available plans or to purchase travel insurance, please visit www.palacetours.com/insurance.
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