Best of Portugal (2021) - 6 days

Discover Portugal’s greatest attractions including Lisbon, Porto and the charming villages of Sintra, Cascais, Óbidos and Aveiro across 6 leisurely days. Enjoy guided city tours, dinner and a Fado show, a traditional cruise on a Ribero, Port tastings and lunch and wine tasting in the Douro Valley.

Highlights and Inclusions

  • Visit ‘must see’ cities of Lisbon and Porto; charming villages in Sintra, Óbidos and Aveiro and the Douro Valley.
  • 5 nights in exquisite 4 and 5-star hotels.
  • 5 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 1 dinner (D).
  • Guided city tours of Lisbon and Porto.
  • Dinner and Fado show in Lisbon.
  • Lunch and wine tasting in the prestigious Douro Valley.
  • Port tasting in Porto.
  • Pastry tasting of the famous Pastéis de Belém.
  • Cruise on a traditional Ribero in Porto.
  • Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites.
  • Entrance to Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower and Pena National Palace.
  • Flexibility to combine with a pre-tour extension to discover Portugal’s stunning Albufeira’s coastline or with our Best of Spain tour for a complete discovery of Iberia.
  • Deluxe VIP transport.
  • Airport transfers on first and last day.
  • Note: hotel city taxes, if applicable, are not included.

Upcoming Departures

CommencesConcludesPrice (twin share per person)Price (single supplement)
LisbonPorto
5 May 202110 May 2021$4,090 AUD$2,100 AUD
9 June 202114 June 2021$4,090 AUD$2,100 AUD
7 July 202112 July 2021$4,090 AUD$2,100 AUD
28 July 20212 August 2021$4,090 AUD$2,100 AUD
15 September 202120 September 2021$4,090 AUD$2,100 AUD
20 October 202125 October 2021$4,090 AUD$2,100 AUD
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Commences: 5 May 2021 Conclude: 10 May 2021 Prices (twin share): $4,090 AUD Prices (single): $2,100 AUD Availability:
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Commences: 7 July 2021 Conclude: 12 July 2021 Prices (twin share): $4,090 AUD Prices (single): $2,100 AUD Availability:
Commences: 28 July 2021 Conclude: 2 August 2021 Prices (twin share): $4,090 AUD Prices (single): $2,100 AUD Availability:
Commences: 15 September 2021 Conclude: 20 September 2021 Prices (twin share): $4,090 AUD Prices (single): $2,100 AUD Availability:
Commences: 20 October 2021 Conclude: 25 October 2021 Prices (twin share): $4,090 AUD Prices (single): $2,100 AUD Availability:

Day: 1 Lisbon

Welcome to Portugal’s capital Lisbon – one of the oldest cities in the world that dates to 1200BC. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy a leisurely morning. Our tour begins at 2:00pm in the hotel lobby for a guided city sightseeing tour including the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower. The monastery, now home to the Maritime and National Archaeology Museum, contains exquisite ornate features and shrine like entrances. The Belém Tower is iconic and played a significant role in Portuguese maritime discoveries. After tasting the famous Pastéis de Belém, continue to Alfama, the oldest part of city, that remains a picturesque labyrinth of narrow streets and small squares.

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Day: 2 Lisbon – Sintra – Cascais – Lisbon

B

Enjoy an excursion to Sintra, home to royal retreats, estates and castles dotted amongst the Sintra Mountains and Natural Park. This landscape is UNESCO World Heritage Listed. Visit Pena National Palace, a national monument and one of Portugal’s Seven Wonders. Continue to the former fishing village of Cascais, before returning to Lisbon.

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Day: 3 Lisbon

B, D

The day is yours to explore Lisbon at your leisure. Options include visiting the shopping district of Chiado, the bustling Bairro Alto district or the Castelo de Sao Jorge for its spectacular views. In the evening, enjoy tickets to a dinner with a Fado show of traditional Portuguese music.

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Day: 4 Lisbon – Óbidos – Aveiro – Porto

B

Visit the quaint hilltop village of Óbidos. Surrounded by medieval walls, the former Roman settlement features a unique city gate decorated with intricate tiles and paintings, cobbled streets and a Moorish Castle. Continue to the charming and picturesque seaside town of Aveiro, complete with canals, small bridges and traditional building façades made of glazed ceramic tiles and painted in a variety of colours and patterns. Afterward continue to Porto, a beautiful city built on the hillside of the Douro River.

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Day: 5 Porto

B

Enjoy a guided walking tour of Porto’s UNESCO World Heritage historic centre with its beautiful period buildings and winding narrow streets overlooking the Douro riverfront. The tour includes the Stock Exchange Palace, the Ribeira District and a visit and tasting to one of the town’s famous underground Port cellars. Finish with a wonderful cruise along the Douro River on a traditional Ribero. The rest of the day is available to self-explore.

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Day: 6 Porto – Douro Valley – Porto

B, L

Today, we travel to the enchanting UNESCO World Heritage listed Alto Douro region, where landholders have been producing wine for over 2000 years. Visit a winery for a tour, wine tasting and closing tour lunch before returning to Porto for your ongoing journey.

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