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Seaside cities & the majestic Douro Valley

Portugal in 9 Days, 7 Nights in Destination

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A perfect Portugal all-rounder; history, culture, nature and wonderful gastronomy. The ideal trip to discover coastal charm, medieval villages, and the rolling hills of the Douro Valley with its unique wines.

Trip Highlights

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    Douro Valley
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    Lisbon
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    Nazarè
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    Porto
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    Régua

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Breakfast only

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Accommodation: 7 Nights

Itinerary

Begin your Portuguese adventure in the capital city of Lisbon. Next, head to medieval Obidos and surfer’s paradise Nazare. Your next stops are historic Tomar, academic Coimbra, the picturesque city of Porto and Douro River that runs through it. Explore the vineyard paradise of the Douro Valley, a UNESCO site. Finally, return to Lisbon to get to better understand this stunning coastal city.

1st Day: Canada - Night on board

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Ready to discover the spectacular cities and landscapes of Portugal? Arrive at your departure airport, ready to catch your flight. Night on board.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Lisbon

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Touch down in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, known for its dramatic coastline and pastel-colored buildings. Transfer to the hotel* and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.

Why not explore the oldest parts of the city to admire the ornate architecture, or enjoy the views of the River Tagus from one of the many riverside cafes. Overnight stay in Lisbon.

 

*You will have the option to add early check-in on arrival in the next step of the booking process. To guarantee optional services, we recommend that you add them to your current booking, as they are subject to availability.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ikonik Lisboa or similar
tripadvisor rating

103 Reviews

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3rd Day: Lisbon - Óbidos - Nazaré - Tomar

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Breakfast at the hotel. Get ready for today’s excursion, as you’re headed to Obidos! This gem is enclosed within medieval city walls, and is one of Portugal's best-known villages thanks to its magical cobblestone streets and charming architecture.

Next, visit Nazare, a surfers paradise. Home to some of the largest waves in the world and the most popular beach destination on the Silver Coast. Nestled along the Atlantic Ocean, its old town boasts narrow, cobblestone streets lined with charming houses, local markets, and seafood restaurants.

Continue to the picturesque city of Tomar. This historic town located in central Portugal, is known for its rich cultural heritage and historical significance. Overnight stay in Tomar.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel dos Templarios or similar
tripadvisor rating

1624 Reviews

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Activities

included
Excursion to Obidos & Nazare

Moderate

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4th Day: Tomar - Coimbra - Porto

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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, enjoy time at leisure to discover Tomar. To get to know this city, we recommend an optional visit to UNESCO site the Convent of Christ*, a mesmerizing architectural masterpiece that seamlessly blends Gothic, Manueline, and Renaissance styles.

Next, head to historic Coimbra. Enjoy time at leisure discovering this culture-rich city best known for its academic heritage. To gain a deeper understanding, we recommend an optional visit to the University**, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Finally, head to Porto and check in to your hotel. Overnight stay in Porto.

*Optional visit to Convent of Christ in Tomar: feel its Templar origins, with imposing walls and medieval architecture. Exploring the interior unveils a captivating blend of styles, with intricate details adorning cloisters and chapels. The highlight is undoubtedly the Charola, the unique round church that once served the Templar Knights.

**Optional visit to the University of Coimbra: visit one of the city's most notable features and one of the oldest universities in Europe, established in 1290. Discover its historic Joanina Library, Royal Palace, and botanical gardens.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tryp by Wyndham Porto Cen... or similar
tripadvisor rating

825 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Optional visit to Convent of Christ in Tomar

Moderate

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Optional Tour to University of Coimbra Library

Moderate

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5th Day: Porto

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Breakfast at the hotel. Begin the day with a walking tour of Porto to see the city’s main attractions. Pass by the Clérigos Tower, Aliados Avenue, Sao Bento train station and iconic Luis I bridge. To round the tour off in the best way, we recommend an optional boat tour on the River Douro*, with a visit to a wine cellar to sample local wines.

In the afternoon, soak up the delights of Porto at your own pace, admiring the famous tiled facades or sampling the tasty local food in a cosy restaurant. Overnight stay in Porto.

*Optional River Douro Boat Tour: set off on an unforgettable boat tour on the Douro River to enjoy spectacular views of the city. After cruising on the river, visit a local port wine cellar and enjoy a tasting session of this typical Portuguese drink.

Why not upgrade your trip with our Wine Tasting Experience package of 2 excursions, available in the next step of the booking process!

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tryp by Wyndham Porto Cen... or similar
tripadvisor rating

825 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Walking Tour in Porto

Moderate

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Optional
River Douro Boat Tour

Moderate

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Optional
2 Excursions package - Wine Tasting Experience: Douro River boat tour in Porto + Full-day Évora from Lisbon
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6th Day: Porto - Douro Valley - Porto

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, get ready to explore the scenic Douro Valley, a stunning UNESCO World Heritage site known for its terraced vineyards and wine production. The landscape is punctuated by quintas (wine estates) and charming villages, where traditional stone houses blend seamlessly with the natural contours of the land.

Stop for a quick visit and photo opportunities in Amarante, on-route to Regua. Travel through the stunning landscape of rolling vineyards, arriving at your destination around lunchtime.

Continue to the famous city of Pinhão, visit the train station and behold its beautiful tiles. Next, enjoy a wonderful wine tasting in a vineyard in the Douro Valley, learn about Port wine and its production as you sip on the delectable local beverage.

At the end of the day, return to Porto by road with wonderful views of the classified world heritage site of the Douro Valley. Overnight stay in Porto.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tryp by Wyndham Porto Cen... or similar
tripadvisor rating

825 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to Douro Valley

Moderate

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7th Day: Porto - Lisbon

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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, take your transfer back to Lisbon. On arrival, enjoy time at leisure to explore the city. Take a stroll to enjoy its cobblestone streets, quaint cafes and unique bars.

In the afternoon, enjoy a walking tour of Alfama, Lisbon’s oldest neighborhood. Descend through its labyrinthine streets, adorned with colorful houses and vibrant street art. Visit Lisbon’s Cathedral, a majestic Romanesque structure, and stroll through the lively Alfama Square.

After the tour, head to your hotel for check-in and enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure. Overnight stay in Lisbon.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ikonik Lisboa or similar
tripadvisor rating

103 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Walking Tour in Lisbon

Moderate

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8th Day: Lisbon

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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the day at your leisure getting to know the city. Why not head to the Miradouro da Nossa Senhora do Monte, which sits at the highest point of central Lisbon, for one of the best views of the city.

To get the most out of your trip, we recommend a full-day tour to Évora with wine tasting, followed by a walking tour of the UNESCO city center*. Alternatively, why not join our optional excursion to historical Sintra**. Overnight stay in Lisbon.


*Optional full day tour to Evora with wine tasting: visit a charming winery in the rich wine region of Alentejo/Setubal, enjoying a delightful wine tasting experience. In Evora, take a captivating walking tour through the heart of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your adventure continues with a visit to the mystical Bones Chapel and the awe-inspiring Church of S. Francisco.

**Optional excursion to Sintra: Embark on a journey to Sintra, a captivating UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its 19th-century Romanticist architecture, enchanting castles, and beautiful gardens. Visit Palace of Pena and then continue to explore the village of Cascais. 

 

Please note: You can only choose one optional tour on this day.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ikonik Lisboa or similar
tripadvisor rating

103 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Excursion to Sintra and the Palace of Pena

Moderate

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Optional
Full day tour to Evora with wine tasting

Light

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9th Day: Lisbon - Canada

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Breakfast* at the hotel. Sadly, your discovery of Portugal is coming to an end. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for your return flight back to Canada.

Arrive in Canada and end your trip.

*Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

Included activities

Included

Excursion to Obidos & Nazare

Included activity for day 3 in Nazarè

Explore the cobblestone streets and charming architecture of Obidos and continue to Nazare, a coastal gem renowned for its towering waves attracting surf enthusiasts.

Duration 07:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Walking Tour in Porto

Included activity for day 5 in Porto

Discover the Clérigos Tower, Aliados Avenue, Sao Bento train station and iconic Luis I bridge. Stroll through the historic Ribeira district along the Douro River, where colorful houses line narrow cobblestone streets.

Physical rating:

Moderate

more information
Included

Visit to Douro Valley

Included activity for day 6

Discover the Douro Valley; Amarante with its medieval charm; Regua, the heart of the wine region, and Pinhão’s iconic train station. Learn about Port wine at a wine tasting in a wonderful vineyard.

Duration 08:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Walking Tour in Lisbon

Included activity for day 7 in Lisbon

Traverse Alfama's cobbled streets, savor the authenticity of local life, encounter traditional tascas (taverns), and experience the soul-stirring music unique to this district.

Duration 01:30h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Optional visit to Convent of Christ in Tomar

Suggested activity for day 4

Journey through its Templar origins, experiencing imposing walls, medieval architecture, and a captivating blend of styles, culminating in the unique round church, the Charola, a testament to its Templar Knight history.

Duration 02:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Optional

Optional Tour to University of Coimbra Library

Suggested activity for day 4

Visit the captivating University of Coimbra Library, a historic center for learning with a spectacular interior, home to many rare and important books and manuscripts.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Optional
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You can book this activity individually or through the 2 Excursions package.

River Douro Boat Tour

Suggested activity for day 5 in Porto

Set off on an unforgettable boat tour on the Douro River to enjoy spectacular views of the city. After cruising on the river, visit a local port wine cellar and enjoy a tasting session of this typical Portuguese drink.

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Optional
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Important: please avoid booking the activities included in this package separately.

2 Excursions package - Wine Tasting Experience: Douro River boat tour in Porto + Full-day Évora from Lisbon

Suggested activity for day 5

Enjoy all that Portugal has to offer with this pack of two unmissable experiences: a River Douro boat tour including a tasting session, plus a full-day tour of Évora with wine tasting.

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main Canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Lisbon - Canada.
  • 7 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.*
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  • 7 breakfasts.
  • All transfers
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • Air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Wine tasting in the Douro Valley.
  • Visits to Nazare, Obidos, Tomar, Coimbra, Douro Valley, Porto and Lisbon.**
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  • English-speaking guide.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Tax*, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

*Approximately €2 per person, per night in Lisboa and Porto.

Please note: Travelers are required to pay a municipal tax (approximately €2 per person, per night) directly to the hotels in Lisbon and Porto upon departure. A credit card must be presented as a guarantee to the hotels upon arrival.

* Hotel rooms in Portugal are usually equipped with one double bed. If you require twin beds, please let us know at the time of booking and we will try our best to accommodate your request, although it cannot always be guaranteed. 

Check-in and check-out times are set as a matter of internal policy at each hotel. As a general rule, check-in begins at 3PM and the check-out time is at noon. Please note that these hours may vary per the rules of an individual hotel.

** In the event of closures or special events, the order of the itinerary may change. In this case, all tours and excursions mentioned in the itinerary will go ahead, but possibly in a different order.

  • Entry requirements

    Portugal requires that all foreigners have a minimum term of validity left on their passport or visa, depending on their nationality. Please check your official state department/foreign office website for more information.

  • Visa

    No visa is required.

  • Currency

    Euro.

  • Language

    Portuguese.

  • Electricity

    230 V. No adapter required.

  • Health

    There are no mandatory vaccinations.

  • Time zone

    UTC + 0

  • Other useful information

    Portugal is the oldest country in Europe.

  • Tourist Office website

    http://www.visitportugal.com

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline's website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 778 807 9750 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.


Room allocation: We will do our best to accommodate your family in the same room. If availability doesn't permit this, we guarantee your family will be accommodated as close together as possible. Children will always be accomodated in a room with at least 1 adult.

Booster seats: Not available in all destinations. Feel free to take your own if you need one.

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