Explore Portugal

10 Days / 9 Nights

Explore Portugal

10 Days / 9 Nights

Explore Portugal map

Discover the two most important cities in Portugal, historic towns, and spectacular beaches in an epic 10-day adventure to remember. You will begin your journey in Porto, before heading south to Lisbon to explore ancient ruins and trendy districts. Discover the magical Sintra & Cascáis on a day trip from Lisbon. Visit the ancient UNESCO city of Évora before heading south to Algarve where you could relax at the beach.

Suggested itinerary

Day one: Porto Gastronomic Experience

You will taste both modern and authentic classics of Portuguese cuisine, while visiting local markets or conversing with families who have dedicated themselves to cooking all their lives. Explore local restaurants, cafes and shops, accompanied by your local guide. 

  • Guided City Tour
  • Vintage Car Porto Tour & Porto Wine Tasting
  • Cooking Class in Porto
  • Porto River Cruise

Day two: Visit Porto with a Local

This guided tour will take you through the most important places in the second most populated city in Portugal. Settled by Romans, this is an iconic city known for its delicious Port wine, medieval houses along the beautiful Douro River, and churches built from blue and white tiles.

  • Porto Market Guided Visit
  • Electric Bike Porto Tour
  • Visit a Cork Factory
  • Kids Friendly Activities

Day three: Douro Valley Day Trip & River Cruise

Discover Douro Valley on a day trip. You will visit the vineyards of the region while your guide explains the process of winemaking as you taste the wine.  You will end today’s visit with a panoramic boat cruise that will cross the Douro Valley.

  • Day Trip to Braga
  • Gerês National Park - Adventure Activities
  • Have lunch at a Quinta in Douro Valley
  • Biking Guided Route in Douro Valley

Day four: Transfer to Lisbon via Coimbra & Fado Dinner

Transfer to Lisbon. Along the way, you’ll make a stop in Coimbra, the medieval capital of Portugal for over a hundred years, and home to the country’s largest university for the past five centuries. Coimbra is a multi-colored collage of buildings spanning almost a millennium. Upon arrival to Lisbon, head out to explore before your Fado dinner.

  • Lisbon Gastronomic Tour
  • Lisbon Kids Friendly Activities
  • Lisbon Cooking Class

Day five: Discover Lisbon with a Local

Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, a city built on seven hills. It is a charming and friendly city, with a cosmopolitan population, World Heritage monuments and impressive museums. A place where every corner breathes history, culture and art.

  • Lisbon Sidecar City Tour
  • Lisbon GoCar City Tour
  • Lisbon Cooking Class
  • Visit Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela – Adventure Activities

Day six: Day Trip to Sintra, Cascais and Estoril

Cascais is the premier beach destination for holidaymakers from Lisbon, and it was once the coastal playground of Portuguese royalty. Then it is off to Sintra —some can’t-miss locales in this area include the dramatic coastal cliffs of the Cabo de Roca.

  • Day trip to Óbidos, Nazaré and Fátima
  • Day trip to Tomar
  • Lisbon Biking City Tour
  • Visit a Cork Factory and Learn about the Making Process

Day seven: Transfer to Évora – Guided Visit

You will visit the Évora accompanied by your local guide. You will discover the most impressive treasures of this city listed by UNESCO (awarded in 1986). Your guide will show you the main historical monuments of Évora, including those related to the golden age of the Portuguese maritime discoveries.

  • Visit Évora on a Classic Car
  • Alentejo Tour - Wine, Olive Oil, and Cork
  • Evora Megalithic Tour
  • Houseboats in Alqueva Lake

Day eight: Relax in Algarve

Today you will travel to the Algarve, the southern coast of Portugal. Along with way you can make stops in Albufeira, with the lovely beach of Praia da Galé to the west. You can also spend time exploring the pretty inland villages and the area’s high-quality rural restaurants.  

  • Boat trip to the Benagil Cave
  • Sunset Fishing in the Ria Formosa Lagoon
  • Explore the caves by kayak
  • Catamaran Cruise experience

Day nine: Explore Algarve

Today, you’ll have the entire day to relax in town or head deeper into the Algarve. If you are enjoying Salema’s secluded surroundings, you can explore more of the massive Costa Vincentina Natural Park or diced to visit Lagos and its beaches.

  • Dolphin Watching by Kayak
  • Snorkel Experience
  • Faro Guided Visit
  • Rental Bike along the Coast

Day ten: Depart

Today you catch your flight home full of memories of Portugal and wishing your stay had been longer.

Since all of our trips are custom designed, let’s get started with your customized trip to Portugal!


What more?

Your accommodations

To make your experience as local as possible we use small boutique hotels where you can find personalize service. All the hotels in our portfolio whether they are 3, 4 or 5 stars, would be centrally located and rooms would have a private bathroom, non-smoking and air conditioning.

Your accommodations
Your experience

It’s a given that during your trip, you will see the highlights and historically important sites but what really sets the experience apart is our local guides and local experiences. You discover the most spectacular places in Portugal as well as see how Portuguese really live in a unique and personalized experience.

Your experience

Why travel with us?

Customized and private trip

We’re full of ideas and we take time to design a trip for you that ticks all the boxes. We have the knowledge and contacts to ensure that your trip is a once in a lifetime. Our expert local guides bring the country to life through their person stories and life experiences, They are all about showing you incredible history and culture of Spain & Portugal and to discover things you won’t find out about any other way.

Responsible travel

We pride ourselves on delivering an enriching experience in Spain and Portugal– and therefore we feel it’s our responsibility to leave a positive impact as well as reduce negative impacts. We are committed to working in a socially and environmentally conscious way, and making a positive difference. Click here for more details about our responsible travel journey.

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