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Portugal Family Vacation, 9 Day Country Tour

Tour Description


1 Private airport transfer with driving panoramic.  Recommendations.  Sleep in Lisbon. Breakfast Santa Justa
2 Private walking tour. Consider amphibious boat kids love.   Sleep in Lisbon. Breakfast Santa Justa
3 Free day. Optional day trip to Sintra or Setubal to see cheese making.  Sleep in Lisbon. Breakfast Santa Justa
4 Private driver to Obidos, Nazaré. Sleep in Serra Aire. Breakfast Cooking Hotel
5 Hiking, Portuguese family friendly cooking class at hotel.  Sleep in Serra Aire. Breakfast Cooking Hotel
6 Driver to Coimbra and Roman town.  Consider typical Aveiro boat ride kids enjoy.  Sleep in Aveiro. Breakfast Aveiro
7 Free morning, then private driver to Costa Nova, then to Porto, panoramic tour.  Sleep in Porto. Breakfast House Ribeira
8 Private walking tour. Consider Discoveries kid friendly museum. Sleep in Porto. Breakfast House Ribeira
9 Check out. Private transfer to the airport.  Depart. Breakfast


Portugal Family Vacation Letango Tours



Want to make it a family adventure exploring Portugal? This itinerary incorporates the best of what Portugal has to offer, designed for a family with kids to give a mix and balance of cultural, learning, activity and pure plain fun! We have researched great activities to keep the kids entertained, will captivate their attention and trigger curiosity.

Our guides will be informed of the ages so they can plan their presentation ahead of time. The driver will be thinking of the kids in his choice on where to make stops. Your adventure begins in Lisbon, the country´s fascinating capital filled with hills, cobbled streets, trolley cars, winding alleys in the colorful array of neighborhoods. You will explore the medieval town of Obidos, a place that takes you back to the days of jousting knights and fair princesses. Nazare will capture the centuries old practice of drying sardines, followed by a 12th century Gothic Monastery of Alcobaça. You will visit Roman Conimbriga, historic Coimbra, birthplace of Fado, and one of the most important Universities, followed by a trip to Aveiro with the possibility to learn about the history of the salted Cod. A canal Moliceiro trip (Portuguese gondola) is a must do experience here. You will witness the picturesque beach houses of Costa Nova and end your trip in colorful Oporto.


Duration: 9 days, 8 nights

Cities visited-
Lisbon, 3 nights
Serra de Aire, 2 nights
Conimbriga, day visit
Coimbra, day visit
Costa Nova, day visit
Obidos, day visit
Nazare, day visit
Aveiro, 1 night
Oporto, 2 nights

How to book

A ready-to-book trip for your private group of 4 people or more on your dates.

1.- You choose your travel companions
2.- You choose the start date
3.- We start the process of planning of your “Portugal Family Vacation", 9 day tour

Included in our Portugal Family Vacation tour in 9 days: 

  • 9 days/8 nights accommodations in charming, centrally-located 3 and 4 star hotels in double occupancy
  • All Breakfasts
  • Transfer into Lisbon airport with panoramic and out of Porto airport
  • Private driver-guide from Lisbon to Sierra Hotel stopping at Obidos, Nazaret and Alcobaça
  • Private driver-guide from Sierra hotel to Coimbra, Conimbriga and Aveiro
  • Private driver-guide from Aveiro to Costa Nova, pastry artisans Ovos Moles and Porto
  • Entrances to Tramway in Lisbon, Coimbra University
  • Private Local guides in Lisbon, Coimbra and Oporto
  • Private, fun and practical cooking class in a rural hotel
  • Reservations in selected restaurants, Fado or activities to enhance the trip

    Our exclusive customer service:

    • Full planning of the entire trip. 
    • Professional colorful itinerary in PDF format and an app version to view on your mobile device or tablet which includes a list of reserved services, trains and flight tickets, hotel vouchers, all contacts and descriptions, tips for a better trip, sightseeing and restaurant recommendations in each city.
    • Communication with our company via email during the process of planning the tour.
    •  24h Telephone Support of Letango Tours for any emergency or problem that may arise while in Spain

    Optional for this tour:

    Fado dinner in Lisbon (Approximately €45 per person, includes show)
    Great sunset cruise via sailboat in Lisbon
    Hippotrip amphibious tour by road and water in Lisbon (ideal for kids and family)
    Horseback riding, hiking or speleology as well as possible cultural visits to Fatima, Tomar or Batalha during your stay in Serra de Aire
    Aveiro gondola ride
    Pottery making
    Please inquire about the different options when you book the tour

    This package can be enhanced with added optional packages
    3 to 4 nights in the Algarve
    2 days on the Duero River with wine tasting theme
    1 day Sintra or Cascais private driving trip 
    1 day Braga and Guimaraes private driving trip

    Here are some highlights for our Portugal Family Vacation tour in 9 days:

    • Visit the three famous neighborhoods of Lisbon (Alfama, Baixa, Bairro Alto) via the classic yellow trolley
    • Indulge in an amazing kid friendly cooking experience in the heart of Portugal
    • Possibility of visiting some of the most historic places of Portugal (Tomar, Alcobaça, Batalha)
    • Explore the famous University of Coimbra and learn about the beginning of Fado
    • Learn about Roman Portugal in Conimbriga
    • Observe the old trade of Salting Cod in Aveiro, the Portuguese Venice, where you can enjoy a gondola ride kids love
    • Walk along the waterfront of Costa Nova with its picturesque painted houses
    • Visit Ovos Moles pastry artisans 
    • Explore Oporto and its vast history linked to wine transported via the Douro river
    • Taste Porto wines in Oporto
    • Consider a fabulous sunset cruise to see the great views of the city of Lisbon from the Tagus river.

    Day 1: Arrival, private transfer from airport. Check in.  Suggestions for a walk around hotel to get acquainted with the city or ride on the famous Trolly Car. Recommendations for dinner. Sleep in Lisbon.

    Day 2: Local guide meets you at hotel for intro, going over map and questions before starting your walk of the three famous neighborhoods of Lisbon, Baixa, Alfama, and Barrio Alto.  Afternoon free to explore sites such as Estrella Basilica and gardens, Gulbenkian foundation, Oceanarium, and Tile Museum. Sleep in Lisbon.

    Day 3: On your own today.  Recommended to see neighborhood of Belem with the Tower of Belem, Monument to the Discoveries, Monastery and possibly the Maritime museum.  Break for coffee at  Pastels de Belem, famous in Portugal.  Consider a sunset cruise and dinner at the stylish Mercado de Ribiera on the return to your hotel. Sleep in Lisbon.

    Day 4: Check out, Pick up hotel, drive to Obidos, a very picturesque fortress town where you will  explore and walk the medieval walls, then a visit to Nazare, traditional fishing town. Finish by a visit to the Alcobaça Monastery, a historic landmark for Portugal. Drive on to Serra de Aire to peaceful hotel in the olive groves.  Sleep in Serra de Aire.

    Day 5: This day is your chance to discover the country side, choose among different options: hike with a guide, visit fabulous caves, horseback riding, or learn about the pottery makers. Free time in the afternoon to enjoy the pool, spa, massage or choose to rest. Evening cooking class, which is small and intimate. Chef is present for hands on or off, meal at the end of experience. Can be private. Sleep in Serra de Aire.

    Days 6:  Pick up and drive in am to Roman Conimbriga for visit, then onto Coimbra, birthplace of the Fado and magnificent University. Walk in Coimbra and visit famous University library before continuing north.  Driver/guide will indicate where to go but will stay with car. Continue onto Aveiro with the chance (time permitting) of stopping at either the Vistalegre porcelaine factory and town or visit the Cod museum. Sleep in Aveiro.

    Days 7:  Driver-guide will pick you up, head north along coastal area of Costa Nova with picturesque painted houses, then head to Oporto for a panoramic tour. Arrival and check in, sightseeing on your own this day with recommendations. Sleep in Oporto.

    Day 8:  Historic Walking tour of Oporto with guide. Lunch and afternoon on your own to enjoy this lovely city. Sleep in Oporto.

    Day 9: Breakfast, pick up and transfer to the airport for departure

    Price per Person
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    Thank you and Happy Happy Travels!

    Carlos and Jennifer Galvin
    Co-founders of Letango Tours

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