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Jewels of Portugal, Best of Portugal tour in 9 Days

Tour Description
DAY ACTIVITY MEALS

HOTEL

1 Private airport transfer with driving panoramic.  Recommendations.  Sleep in Lisbon. Breakfast Santa Justa
2 Private walking tour. Free time.  Sleep in Lisbon. Breakfast Santa Justa
3 Free day. Optional day trip to Sintra or Setubal.  Sleep in Lisbon. Breakfast Santa Justa
4 Private driver to Obidos, Nazaré. Sleep in Serra Aire. Breakfast Cooking Hotel
5 Hiking, Portuguese cooking class at hotel.  Sleep in Serra Aire. Breakfast Cooking Hotel
6 Driver to Coimbra and Roman town. 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. Free afternoon. Sleep in Porto. Breakfast House Ribeira
9 Check out. Private transfer to the airport.  Depart. Breakfast

These are examples of the style of hotels we use. Depending on availability at the time of your booking, we reserve the right to provide comparable hotels.

Best of Portugal tour in 9 days

 

Intro

Once a very powerful seafaring Empire, Portugal´s domination of a number of territories and merchant routes from Africa, Asia and the America´s earned this country one of the most important reputations in Europe.  Our specialized itinerary will walk you through this period, as we research Portugal´s vast influences on the world and all that was acquired.  Your trip begins in Lisbon, filled with culturally rich monuments and fascinating historic sites.  Embracing the diversity of people immigrating from the various colonies ruled by Portugal, you will be introduced to their colorful celebrations and delicious culinary traditions.  Offering a handpicked selection of the best destinations in Portugal, our 9 day Best of Portugal covers the highlights.  You will discover the lesser known regions including lush green countrysides, the pristine medieval village of Obidos, the beaches of Nazare filled with fisherman drying their cod and we cannot forget the endless acres of cork and olive trees.  Explore one of the most important universities of Lisbon in Coimbra and taste the decadent Port wine in colorful Oporto.  This itinerary represents a great introduction to the culture of Portugal that is fast becoming one of the most desired destinations in Europe.  From rich seafood, Port wines, local crafts, small fishing villages, astonishing castles and some of the most pristine beaches in Europe, the attraction is undeniable.  All travel is done conveniently with a private driver, who will assist with luggage and logistics, allowing you to concentrate on enjoying the country and culture without struggling with public transportation.

Details

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 planning of your “Jewels of Portugal", Best of Portugal Tour in 9 days

Included in our Best of Portugal tour in 9 days: 

  • 9 days/8 nights accommodations in charming, centrally-located 3 and 4 star hotels
  • 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
    • 24 hour Telephone Support with Letango Tours for any emergency or problem that may arise while in Spain

    Optional for this tour:

    Fado dinner in Lisbon (count on €45 per person, includes show)
    Great sunset cruise via sailboat in Lisbon
    Hippotrip, an 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 Best of Portugal tour in 9 days:

    • Visit the three famous neighborhoods of Lisbon (Alfama, Baixa, Bairro Alto) via the classic yellow trolley
    • Indulge in an amazing cooking experience in the heart of Portugal
    • Visit 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
    • 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. 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, Antique Art Museum, 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 from hotel, drive to Obidos, a very picturesque fortress town where you will explore and walk along the medieval walls, then a visit to Nazare, traditional fishing town.  Finish with a visit to the Alcobaça Monastery, a historic landmark for Portugal.  Drive on to Serra de Aire to peaceful hotel in olive groves.  Sleep in Serra de Aire.

    Day 5: The next 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.  Small intimate evening cooking class with chef present for hands on or off, meal available at the end of experience.  Can be private.  Sleep in Serra de Aire.

    Days 6:  Pick up and drive in morning 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.  We 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 provided. 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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    Group Size:
    $3,260.00

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    Cofounders of Letango Tours

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