This itinerary was designed for the traveller that wants to experience the highlights of the country, but cut a little on the crowds or visit places that the most “tourists” don’t even know exist. Except for the famous sights, you often might find yourself to be the only person on the small street or on the beach. So romantic, right? This itinerary can be modified to accommodate your personal preferences.
Day 1 Arrival Lisbon – Stay for 4 nights
Night in Lisbon
Boutique : Shiadu Boutique Guesthouses, various central locations in Lisbon
Luxury 4*: Hotel Mercy
Luxury 5* : Verride Palácio Santa Catarina
You’ll be picked up by private transfer and brought directly to the hotel. Time to rest from the long trip and enjoy the first impression of the City of Light.
Day 2 Lisbon – Full Day
Today you’ll be taken by your private guide to explore the city and get to know its secrets like no other traveler would.
Night: Fado dinner and performance
Day 3 Day Trip from Lisbon to Sintra with private chauffeur
Explore the magical palaces of Sintra and the its beautiful coast
Day 4 Full Day Lisbon
Dedicate the morning to Belém and its Unesco Monuments.
Optional Activities for the afternoon (not included)
Luxury yacht romantic Sunset tour
Helicopter fly over Lisbon and the best Sushi dinner in the city
Day 5 Lisbon to Tomar – stay for 1 Night
Tomar is known as the templar town of Portugal. Take time to explore the old town and then visit to the Convent of Christ, it’s an architectural masterpiece.
Stay 1 night near Fátima
Boutique: Luz Houses
Day 6 Piódão – stay for 1 Night
For the full experience of Portugal, don’t miss a schist village. Piódão is inserted in Serra do Açor, so not only it’s unique architecture ,but also its natural settings makes it a must-visit.
Boutique: Casa da Padaria, simple yet welcoming environment, and authentic experience and delicious homemade breakfast
Day 7 Medieval Villages in the Center of Portugal – Stay for 1 Night
Today visit the two villages of Sortelha and Belmonte.
Night in a medieval village
5* Luxury: Pousada do Belmonte
Day 8 Belmonte to Douro Valley via Lamego – stay in Douro Valley for 2 Nights
Visit the Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remedios inserted on a hilltop in a beautiful garden.
Night in Douro Valley
5* Luxury: The Vintage House Douro
Boutique: Quinta de la Rosa
Day 9 Full Day Douro Valley
Douro is one of the most beautiful wine regions in Europe (sorry Tuscany). Located on the hilly banks of Douro, it’s an unique landscape. Even if you don’t drink wine, it’s still worth visiting for its romantic setting.
Morning activity: Rebello Boat, private yacht tour is optional and upon request
Afternoon activity: Picnic in the vineyards with or without wine tasting, private transfers included
Day 10 Douro Valley to Porto via Guimarães – 3 Nights in Porto
Guimarães is the birthplace of Portugal, it’s very well known for its Gothic center.
Night in Porto
Luxury 5*: The Yeatman, Infante Sagres, Intercontinental Palácio das Cardosas
Boutique Guesthouses: Shiadu
Day 11 Full day Porto
Today is reserved for Porto, have a guided tour in morning tour to get to know its secrets and curiosities.
Day 12 Porto Day Trip
Suggested day trip to Aveiro, Braga or Geres National Park.
Day 13 Departure Porto
Leave the car at the airport and have a safe trip back home.
Boutique only 1200€ / person
4* Superior & Boutique (where applicable) 1600€ / person
5* Luxury 2100€ / person
Included in the price:
All accommodation and breakfast
Any tours, transfers and activities mentioned in the itinerary above
Excluded from the price:
Flights to and from Portugal
Any optional activities
Anything not mentioned in the itinerary above
Notes: The itinerary can be adjusted for a mix of public transport and private transfers or with private chauffeur only. Please inquire for more information and prices.