Best of Portugal (2024|25) - 8 days

Discover Portugal’s greatest attractions including Lisbon, Porto and the charming villages of Sintra, Cascais, Óbidos and Aveiro across 8 leisurely days. Enjoy guided city tours, dinner and a Fado show, a traditional cruise on a Ribero, Port tastings and a train journey through the Douro Valley for a winery lunch and wine tasting experience.

Highlights and Inclusions

  • Visit ‘must see’ cities of Lisbon and Porto; charming villages in Sintra, Óbidos and Aveiro and the Douro Valley.
  • 7 nights in exquisite 5-star hotels.
  • 7 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 1 dinner (D).
  • Guided tours of Lisbon, Sintra, Porto and Douro Valley.
  • Dinner and Fado show in Lisbon.
  • Pastry tasting of the famous Pastéis de Belém.
  • Port tasting in Porto.
  • Cruise on a traditional Ribero in Porto.
  • Train journey into the prestigious Douro Valley with lunch and wine tasting at a winery.
  • Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites.
  • Entrance to Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, Pena National Palace gardens, Quinta de Regaleira and Livraria Lello.
  • 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.
  • Arrival transfer on the first day.
  • Note: hotel city taxes, if applicable, are not included.

Upcoming Departures

CommencesConcludesPrice (twin share per person)Price (single supplement)
6 May 202413 May 2024$6,390 AUD$3,300 AUD
10 June 202417 June 2024$6,390 AUD$3,300 AUD
8 July 202415 July 2024$6,390 AUD$3,300 AUD
16 September 202423 September 2024$6,390 AUD$3,300 AUD
21 October 202428 October 2024$6,390 AUD$3,300 AUD
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Commences: 6 May 2024 Conclude: 13 May 2024 Prices (twin share): $6,390 AUD Prices (single): $3,300 AUD Availability:
Commences: 10 June 2024 Conclude: 17 June 2024 Prices (twin share): $6,390 AUD Prices (single): $3,300 AUD Availability:
Commences: 8 July 2024 Conclude: 15 July 2024 Prices (twin share): $6,390 AUD Prices (single): $3,300 AUD Availability:
Commences: 16 September 2024 Conclude: 23 September 2024 Prices (twin share): $6,390 AUD Prices (single): $3,300 AUD Availability:
Commences: 21 October 2024 Conclude: 28 October 2024 Prices (twin share): $6,390 AUD Prices (single): $3,300 AUD Availability:
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Day: 1 Lisbon


Welcome to Portugal’s capital Lisbon – one of the oldest cities in the world that dates to 1200 BC. On arrival, transfer to your hotel to freshen up and enjoy the day at leisure before commencing our tour in the evening with a welcome dinner and Fado show of traditional Portuguese music.

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Day: 2 Lisbon


Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour of Lisbon including the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower and Lisbon Cathedral. 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. The rest of the day is available 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.

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Day: 3 Lisbon – Cascais – Cabo da Roca - Sintra


Depart Lisbon for Cascais, a coastal resort town and former fishing village. Enjoy independent time to explore its fabulous shops, restaurants and beach before continuing for a quick stop at Cabo da Roca, Portugal’s most western mainland point. Enjoy the views before continuing to Sintra, home to royal retreats, estates and castles dotted amongst the Sintra Mountains and Natural Park. On arrival, enjoy the rest of your day to relax and take full advantage of your exquisite hotel located in this idyllic landscape which is UNESCO World Heritage Listed.

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Day: 4 Sintra


Today, your guided discovery of Sintra commences with the external grounds and gardens of Pena National Palace, a national monument and one of Portugal’s Seven Wonders. The castle stands on the top of a hill in the Sintra Mountains. Continue to the beautiful Quinta de Regaleira. The Estate consists of a Romantic palace and chapel, and a luxurious park that features lakes, grottoes, wells, benches, fountains, and a vast array of exquisite constructions including the famous 27 metre circle Initiation well. Complete the tour with an orientation of Sintra town before enjoying the remainder of the day at leisure.

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Day: 5 Sintra – Óbidos – Aveiro – Porto


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: 6 Porto


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 famous Livraria Lello bookstore that inspired J.K. Rowlands’ Harry Potter, the famous tiles of São Bento train station, the Ribeira District and a visit and tasting to one of Porto’s 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 this amazing city.

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Day: 7 Porto – Douro Valley – Porto

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

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Day: 8 Porto


If you are not continuing with Ormina Tours on another back-to-back small group journey or a tailored itinerary, your tour ends on hotel check out.

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