Lisbon & Porto Explorer

7 Days

A travel experience like no other!
This sample itinerary was created by experts and is meant to inspire your next trip. It is ready to be customized to suit your interests, tastes and budget so you can connect with local cultures and experience authentic travel on your own terms and departing whenever you choose.

Starting from $4,361 per person*

*Please note: USD per person, double occupancy. Custom designed personal tour. Prices subject to change. KT


All aspects of your trip can be adjusted to your liking, whether its activities, hotels, duration of the trip and even places you’ll visit.

  • Feel the emotion of an unforgettable Fado performance.
  • Wine tasting in the Douro Valley.
  • Tour Porto with private guide, and its UNESCO-listed historic city center.
  • Private guided tour of the capital Lisbon.
  • Expert selection of premium accommodations.


DAY 1 :

You’ve Arrived
Meet your driver for a private airport transfer. For your added comfort, an English speaking assistant will greet you outside the customs with personalized signage. Your representative will help co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

A welcome package with a bottle of wine, city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

With private transfers arranged both to and from the venue, experience live Fado this evening at an excellent local Fado restaurant, Casa de Linhares. Fado refers to the national song style of Portugal which developed in Lisbon in the early 19th century. Its importance to the culture of the city is so significant that Fado now falls under UNESCO protection. Enjoy the great ambiance of dinner and song as you dine on a 4-course meal with wine and coffee, backed by the sounds of Lisbon’s rich heritage.

DAY 2 :

Hit the Streets
Accompanied by your knowledgeable private guide and driver, embark on a half-day tour of Lisbon, the city of seven hills. Portugal’s stunning capital city is home to layers of rich history, dating back to the occupation of the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Visigoths and the Moors. Visit the heart of the city, Rossio Square, then spend some time in Alfama, the Old Quarter. See the Lisbon Cathedral, with history dating back to the 12th century, and admire views of St. George’s Castle, a Moorish fortification. Catch a stunning panorama over the city from the Miradouro da Senhora do Monte lookout. In Belem, the city’s monumental district, walk alongside a pair of UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the stunning 16th-century Jeronimos Monastery, and the Belem Tower, nestled on the bank of the Tagus River. Enjoy a short stop at the Monument to the Discoveries, celebrating the influential 15th-16th century Portuguese Age of Discovery before a transfer back to your hotel.

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Included Hotels
DAY 3 :

Winding the Wind-Swept Shorelines
Depart Lisbon for a scenic coastal drive, spotting several sandy beaches hidden within the cliffs, protected by 17th-century fortresses along the coast. Visit the beautiful resort town of Estoril, known as the home of Casino Estoril and Hotel Palácio, former rendezvous points for WWII spies and their handlers at a time when Portugal remained politically neutral. Stroll the Tamariz Beach promenade, admiring the 17th-century Forte da Cruz castle, set behind a backdrop of palm trees. Continue to Cascais, a small fishing village transformed into a luxurious resort town on the Portugal Riviera. Pass through its animated town center and witness cosmopolitan life amid stunning Atlantic beaches. Next, head to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe, and gaze out over the Atlantic from the end of the world. Sintra, home to hundreds of years of history and culture, awaits your discovery. After a short walk in the old city center, find yourself surrounded by old houses now converted into small quaint handicraft boutiques and traditional pastry shops. Ascend the mountain by shuttle for a visit to the 19th-century Pena Palace, Sintra’s undisputed highlight. Boasting an incredible combination of architectural styles, colors, and shapes, you’ll feel as if you’ve entered a fairytale.

Included Hotels

Ride the Rails
Meet your private driver for a train station transfer.

Enjoy a train ride from Lisbon to Porto. The regular trains take around 3 hrs, while the highspeed trains takes a little less than 3 hrs.

Meet your private driver for a train station transfer.

DAY 5 :

A Walk Through the Past
A private guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel to escort you on a half day tour of Porto and its historic city center, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the exterior of the 18th century Porto Cathedral, one of Porto’s oldest monuments, followed by a panoramic viewpoint over the Douro River where you can take in views across to the city Gaia. Head to Batalha Square where you can spot the 18th century Batalha Palace, then walk Santa Catarina Street, the city’s main shopping street, buzzing with action. Head to Liberdade Square where the monument to King Peter IV is centralized within a number of beautiful neoclassical facades, and continue to see the Clerigos Church and Tower, dominating the city at 250 feet tall. Enjoy a skip-the-line visit of Livraria Lello, likely the world’s most stunningly beautiful bookshop, and the point of inspiration behind the Hogwarts library in the revered Harry Potter series. Venture to Ribeira Square, with its river view and three-storey high monumental fountain, and if desired, speak with your guide about making an optional visit to Porto Wine Cellars for a wine tasting (payable on the spot). Conclude with a return transfer to your hotel.

Included Hotels
Day 6 :

Taste and Tipple on a Vineyard Visit
Set out with a private tourism driver on a full day discovery of the scenic Douro Valley. Head to Amarante, an important pilgrimage town, where you’ll visit the historic city center, spotting houses overhanging the Tamega River. Visit the 16th century Church of Sao Goncalo Monastery, its chapel home to the tomb of revered Dominican friar, Saint Goncalo. Enjoy the views as you continue through the picturesque Douro Valley, a rich agricultural area known for its wine production and distinct terroir. In Regua, take a walk along the Douro River and catch views of the terraced vineyards that line the riverside, then head to Pinhao for a visit of its famous railway station renowned for its iconic blue-painted tiles. Over the course of your day you’ll make visits to a pair of local wineries, where you’ll be treated to wine tastings of different local wines, as well as a locally-inspired lunch. Conclude your day on arrival back to Porto. Note: alternate wineries may be used if required for availability purposes.

Breakfast, Lunch
Included Hotels
Day 7 :

Until Next Time…
Meet your private driver for an airport transfer. Please note drivers may or may not speak English as their sole responsibility is to transfer clients from one location to another. If you would like to have the presence of an English speaking Assistant or Guide for your transfer this can be pre-arranged upon request and would be subject to an additional supplement.


What's Included

  • What’s included
  • A fully customized itinerary based on your interests and schedule
  • 24/7 in-destination support from our local office
  • All accommodation stays, tours and transfers for scheduled activities are covered, unless otherwise listed in the itinerary
  • A private driver for tours and transfers (in some countries our local private guides also act as your driver - your Destination Expert will discuss with you if applicable)
  • Local private guides or shared tours that take you through your itinerary highlights and experiences, your final itinerary will confirm the type of tour
  • A greeting at the airport or at your accommodation from one of our representatives – your expert will confirm your meet and greet location with you
  • Breakfast each morning at your hotel, plus any meals indicated in the itinerary
  • One suitcase and one carry-on per person for trip transfers

What’s not included

  • Your international airfare – please do let your expert know if you’d like to receive pricing from our Air Team
  • Travel insurance, which we offer and can be purchased after you’ve booked your tour
  • Visas (unless noted)
  • Tips for services and experiences
  • Lunches, dinners and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), unless specified in the itinerary
  • Excess baggage charges, and where applicable, baggage not included in your fare
  • Personal charges such as laundry, phone calls, SIM cards or room service
  • Early check-in or late check-out from hotels (unless otherwise specified)
  • Additional sightseeing, activities and experiences outside of your itinerary
  • Optional enhancements like room or flight upgrades, or local camera or video fees
  • Passport fees, immunization costs, and local departure taxes (when applicable)

Lisbon • Heritage Avenida Liberdade

Baixa Room
Baixa Rooms (172 sq.ft) offer a blend of traditional and contemporary design. Rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, a safe, free wifi access, satellite LCD TV, Molton Brown bath amenities, hairdryer and bath robes.

Heritage Avenida Liberdade is a boutique lifestyle hotel located in the historic center of Lisbon. The blue facade of the Heritage Avenida Liberdade’s 18th century building stands out on the prime artery of the capital – Avenida da Liberdade. A bridge between modernity and the past, the hotel’s 42 guestrooms are well equipped with modern amenities expected by seasoned travelers. Relax in the lounge, take to the indoor swimming pool, or grab a cocktail at the hotel bar. Please note: while breakfast is included with your stay, there is no full-scale restaurant on-site for dinner. Heritage Avenida Liberdade is well-situated, and numerous nearby restaurants are within walking distance of the hotel.

Porto • Pestana Vintage Porto

In the historic Riberia district, one of the most prestigious areas of Porto, you’ll find the Pestana Vintage Porto, a hotel constructed across a group of 18 buildings classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Well lit and standing out from the banks of the Douro River, the picture-postcard hotel blends seamlessly into its historic surroundings. Guestrooms are beautifully decorated in soft tones and wooden furniture, creating a relaxing ambience. Enjoy an atmosphere that is at once vintage and contemporary, refined and romantic. Dine on site, grab a cocktail at the hotel bar, or relax with on-site spa services at Pestana Vintage Porto.

These functional rooms feature two twin beds or one Double bed and are equipped with a 42 inch flat-screen LED HDTV, Video on demand, satellite channels, minibar, air conditioning, writing desk, safe and telephone. Marble bathroom with walk-in shower or bathtub and hairdryer. Wi-Fi is free and available in all rooms. Double-glazed windows.

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Lisbon & Porto Explorer