Portugal Signature

11 Days

Portugal Signature – Porto, Lisbon, Albufeira, Faro

Explore wine-rich Porto, classic Lisbon, majestic Sintra, and the sun-drenched coast of the Algarve.

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 $7,832 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.

  • Explore Porto, one of the oldest European centers, with private guide.
  • Visit the Douro Valley wine region, including a visit to a Port Wine farm.
  • Enjoy a private guided city tour of Portugal’s capital, Lisbon.
  • With private guide, visit the coastal gems of Portugal, including Sintra.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.


DAY 1 :

The Adventure Begins
Meet your driver for a private airport transfer. For your added comfort, we will have an English speaking assistant waiting for you outside the customs with a sign with your name on it. Your representative will help you to 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.

DAY 2 :

Get a Lay of the Land
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 3 :

Cultural Immersion
Set out with a private driver and guide 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

A Change of Scenery
Meet your private driver for a train station transfer.

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

Meet your private driver for a train station transfer.

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.

DAY 5 :

See the Signature Sights in Style
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
DAY 6 :

A Walk Through the Past
Gain insight into the cities and wines of the Alentejo during today’s privately guided experience. Head out into this renowned region and make your way to a local winery for a small group visit of their unique facility, including a guided wine tasting. Just as the wines stands between old wisdom and modern winemaking, the winery promotes a dialogue between a medieval palace and contemporary architecture. Its style is relaxed and cosmopolitan, with beautiful Evora in its background. Savor a filling snack-style lunch, paired with more wine – an excellent opportunity to choose a favorite. In the afternoon, continue to Evora and uncover the capital of the Alentejo. Boasting a UNESCO-listed Old Town, Evora is a city overflowing with religious architecture, former palaces and stunning marble fountains. Admire the stonework of the 18th-century Evora Cathedral and take in the columned remains of the 2,000-year-old Roman Temple. Spot buildings of Portugal’s second-oldest university, established in 1559, and visit the aptly-named Chapel of Bones, a 16th century Franciscan monk construct, where an incredible amount of human skulls and bones decorate the walls.

Breakfast, Lunch
Included Hotels

En Route
Meet your private driver for a train station transfer.

Enjoy a train ride from Lisbon to Albufeira. The journey will take between 2.5 – 3 hours.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

DAY 8 :

Sights and Insights
A private guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and escort you on your guided exploration of Lagos and Sagres. Lagos is Algarve’s most historical city. Here you can appreciate Henry the Navigator’s statue, visit Saint Anthony’s Golden Church, the museum and the first Slave Market of Europe. Look out from the Ponta da Piedade lighthouse and admire the magnificent view over the rocks. Then, pay a visit to Sagres, a key location in the Age of Discoveries, featuring the Sagres Point fortress. Enjoy a stop at Cape St. Vincent (the south westernmost point in mainland Europe) before you are returned to your hotel. No entrance fees included.

Included Hotels
DAY 9 :

Relax and Recharge
This morning, enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

The Algarve region on the South Coast of Portugal has become popular amongst travelers for its dramatic coastline, typical fishing villages, and beautiful beaches. Take some time at leisure to enjoy a well-deserved beach day at one of the area’s many fine beaches. Whatever your preference, be it the bustling and energetic atmosphere of a popular beach club, or the serenity of secluded sandy coves, Albufeira are the Algarve region has you covered.

Included Hotels
DAY 10 :

A private guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and escort you on your full day guided discovery of the Algarve region. If you only have time for one tour, this is the one. The Historic past of the Algarve starts in Silves, former capital of the Algarve, where you can visit the Moorish Castle and the 13th century Cathedral. In Monchique, you will reach the highest point of Algarve at an altitude of 902 meters, offering a spectacular view. Here you will have some free time to taste the traditional strawberry tree firewater before you drive down the mountain where you can have lunch. In Lagos, known as the city of the discoveries, you will have free time to visit the Museum and Saint Anthony’s Gold Church, after which you will pass through Sagres Fortress, stopping at the westernmost point of mainland Europe, Cape St. Vincent. The cost of the tour does not include any food/beverages, or any entrance fees.

Included Hotels

Until Next Time…
Meet your driver for a private transfer to Faro Airport.


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)

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.

Lisbon • Hotel Britania

Hotel Britania is a genuine art deco boutique hotel in the historic center of Lisbon. Located on a quiet street right alongside the cosmopolitan Avenida da Liberdade. The only hotel to remain intact until today, this hotel records the glamour of the 1940’s. Everything about its design strives to reawaken the spirit of the unit without losing its original soul. The rooms conserve ample dimensions as well as the cork floor. The warm colors contrast with the elegant lines of the furniture and the luster light fittings. The recovery of the whole building is exemplary as is the case of the paintings in the bar alluding to the Portuguese overseas empire.

Classic Room
Classic Rooms (236 sqft / 22 sqm) are located on the lower floor of the hotel, and come in a twin or double bed configuration. Modern amenities are balanced by original art deco furniture and decor. Amenities include air conditioning, TV, complimentary wifi internet access, and more.

Albufeira • Epic Sana Algarve

The EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel is located between Vilamoura and Albufeira overlooking Falésia Beach. The golden sands of Praia da Falésia are just a few minutes’ walk away and stretch for miles so you can always find a quiet spot to relax, backed by the distinctive red cliffs. The hotel features elegant and contemporary guestroom complemented by white marble bathrooms. A range of dining options includes international cuisine at Abyad Restaurant and al fresco dining on the terrace of Al Quimia. Other amenities include recreational facilities with a multi-sports court, a fitness center, and an extensive spa.

Deluxe Resort View Room
Inspired by the pine forest that surrounds the resort, the green of the trees is the dominant theme of the decor of the Deluxe Resort View Rooms. The units’ ample spaces blend perfectly with the outdoors and all boast a private deck terrace. The design, combined with the latest technology, offers you a one-of-a-kind experience, where comfort and well-being make a difference. Amenities include a private deck terrace, a hair dryer, a bathroom with walk-in shower and bath, a 40-inch LED TV, a Nespresso coffee machine and complimentary wireless internet access.

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Portugal Signature