Cascais, Lisbon, Obidos, Sintra, Arraiolos, Evora, Monsaraz, Lagos, Algarve, Faro, Tavira, Azeitao, Libson
Explore sunny Portugal, with its miles of dramatic shoreline and legacy of global discovery. Along the way, discover the charms of Lisbon with your choice of included sightseeing. Meander its narrow cobblestone streets, oceanfront promenade and quaint bay area. In Evora, step inside a medieval walled city with Roman ruins. Travel to Portugal's scenic "Silver Coast," dotted with charming villages and castles. Revel in country life with an overnight stay in the heart of Alentejo's farms and vineyards. Unearth a wealth of Portuguese hand-made crafts, like the famed azulejo hand-painted tiles and unique items made of cork. Indulge in Portugal's regional wines during two winery tours. Be swept away by melancholy Fado tunes. Explore the Algarve's soft sandy beaches and classic fishing villages.
Our prices start from2,199 LAND ONLY
10 Days • GUIDED • 12 MealsOperated Tour
- 8 nights accommodation
- On some dates additional accommodations may be used
- Services of a tour manager
- All on-tour transportation and related fees
- Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
- Round trip home to airport sedan service provided when you purchase airfare through Member Choice Vacations. One transfer per person, per reservation. (Restrictions apply)
- 8 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 3 dinners
Day 1 - Overnight Flight
Ancient castles and Roman ruins, groves of lemon and almond trees, quiet whitewashed villages, and welcoming locals – Portugal is waiting for you.
Day 2 - Cascais, Portugal - Tour Begins
Say hello to the Portuguese Riviera, your home for the next three nights, with mansions scattered about Cascais and Monte Estoril – all hinting at its history as a haven for exiled European royals and nobility. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. Today dinner will be included.
Day 3 - Cascais - Lisbon - Cascais
Embark on a panoramic Lisbon city tour and uncover the city's most famous sights. Travel to Belem where you'll see the Belem Tower (UNESCO World Heritage site), and the Monument to the Discoveries. Step into the past at the 16th-century Jerónimos Monastery (UNESCO) and Lisbon's Maritime Museum, which offers a glimpse into the country's naval achievements. Enjoy some time to discover the narrow cobblestone streets, meandering past seaside cafés or pausing to shop for ceramics, lace, and hand-woven works. You're on your own for the remainder of the day. You may choose to join an optional experience to savor Portuguese cuisine and wine while local artists perform traditional Fado. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 4 - Cascais - Obidos - Sintra - Cascais
Explore the picture-perfect city of Obidos, where white-washed houses sit snug within medieval city walls. Continue on to Sintra (UNESCO), a breathtaking hub that served as the summer residence of Portuguese kings for six centuries. Then, it's your choice! Explore this quaint hilltop village independently and wander through the winding streets lined with cork products and pastries -OR- venture into the National Palace of Sintra. On your return to Lisbon stop to admire the stunning Cabo da Roca, the western most point of continental Europe. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 5 - Cascais - Arraiolos - Evora
Make your way through Portugal's charming countryside. Visit Evora (UNESCO) – the "Museum City of Portugal." In addition to Evora's 2nd-century Roman temple to Diana, this medieval walled city is also home to the mysterious 16th-century Chapel of Bones. Visit Arraiolos, known as the "village of rugs," and delve into the history and art of Portuguese tapestries. Your journey then takes you to a local cork factory, where you'll learn about the product's importance to the local economy and why Portugal is the world's top cork producer. Indulge in full-bodied wines from the Alentejo region during a winery tour and tasting. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 6 - Evora - Monsaraz - Lagos
Journey to the stunning coasts of the Algarve - the southernmost region of Portugal. On the way, pause to take in the dramatic vistas from the village of Monsaraz. Then, explore the historic resort town of Lagos, where Moorish and Renaissance influences meet towering seaside cliffs. From this bustling port city, many celebrated voyagers began their explorations. Stroll by the fortress and historic buildings as you take in the surrounding views of the Atlantic.
Day 7 - Algarve - Faro - Tavira - Algarve
Journey to Faro, the gateway to the Ria Formosa lagoon landscape. Explore the city's historic center and see the 9th-century city walls and its sought-after golden coastline. During lunch, discover the flavors of the region as a local chef highlights Algarve gastronomy during a cooking demonstration. Enjoy a tasting menu featuring iconic dishes of the region complete with local liquors and pastries. Continue to Tavira, an ancient Moorish city that blends traditional architecture with sandy beaches and a modern atmosphere. Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.
Day 8 - Algarve
The entire day is yours to experience the incomparable Algarve on your own. Geraniums, camellias, and oleanders grow alongside fig, orange, and almond trees, while brightly colored fishing boats bob on the seas. Protected by hills to the north and warmed by the sea, the Algarve's mild climate and beautiful beaches attract visitors from all over the world. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 9 - Algarve - Azeitao - Lisbon
En route to Lisbon, make a stop in Azeitao, a charming agricultural village known for red wine, olive trees and beautiful country estates. Meet local artisans at a family-run shop that demonstrates how azulejos, the famous hand-painted Portuguese tiles, are made. Bid Portugal adeus or goodbye during a dinner in Lisbon and celebrate the end of your unforgettable journey. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 10 - Lisbon - Tour Ends
Your tour ends today.
Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on October 5, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $600. International airfare is additional.
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