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Coastal Cities & Cultural Treasures

Portugal in 8 Days, 7 Nights in Destination

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Our classic tour of Portugal's vibrant cities and cultural heritage, including Lisbon, Porto, Fatima and the flamboyant architecture of Sintra.

Trip Highlights

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    Fatima
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    Lisbon
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    Nazarè
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    Obidos
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    Porto
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    Sintra

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Breakfast only

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  1. Departures available until December 2025

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  3. Solo travelers from + £ 250

  4. Add up to 3 nights to your stay

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Accommodation: 7 Nights

Itinerary

Be captivated by the vibrant cities of Portugal on a spellbinding journey through its most inspiring destinations. Explore the lively neighborhoods of Lisbon and the fairytale castles of Sintra before traveling to the holy city of Fatima, filled with enigmatic spiritual landmarks. Finally, uncover the heart of Porto, known for its delicious wine and colorful buildings.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Lisbon

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Ready to discover the spectacular cities and landscapes of Portugal? Arrive at your departure airport, ready to catch a flight to Lisbon.* 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 simply enjoy the views of the River Tagus from one of the many riverside cafes and bars. Overnight stay in Lisbon.

 

* 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.

 

** 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

See our full selection

2nd Day: Lisbon

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off on a tour of Lisbon for an eye-opening overview of this incredible city. Begin your day contemplating the incredible Belem Tower and the “Padrão dos Descobrimentos” before heading to the church of the Jerónimos Monastery, home to the tomb of Vasco de Gama and the famous poet Camões. Next, try the Pasteis de Belem during a mouth-watering pastry tasting, this typical, delicious Portuguese Tart is perhaps the most famous pastry in the country. Your tour will end with a fascinating stroll around Alfama quarter, one of the oldest areas in the city, perched upon the hillside with spectacular views across the sprawling cityscape. The rest of the day is free to continue discovering the city at your own pace. Why not explore the Praça do Comercio and Rossio Square area, always a hive of activity perfect for sightseeing or grabbing a bite in a local café! This evening we recommend a fun optional Dinner with Fado Show* to fully immerse yourself in Portuguese culture. Overnight stay in Lisbon.

 

*Optional Dinner & Fado Show: Head to the historic neighborhood of Alfama to indulge in an evening of traditional Portuguese cuisine accompanied by the melancholic sounds of Fado music. Soak up the warm atmosphere and listen to the soft melodies of the Portuguese guitar as you experience the authentic musical heritage of Lisbon for yourself! 

 

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

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ikonik Lisboa or similar
tripadvisor rating

103 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Tour of Lisbon

Moderate

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Optional
Dinner with Fado Show

Light

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Optional
2 Excursions package - Highlights of Portugal: Dinner with Fado show in Lisbon & River Douro Boat Tour in Porto

Moderate

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3rd Day: Lisbon - Sintra - Lisbon

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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off on an excursion to Sintra, an unforgettable town and UNESCO World Heritage Site, filled with 19th-century Romanticist architecture, fairytale castles and exquisite gardens. Here you'll visit the Quinta da Regaleira Gardens and Palace considered the most enigmatic of all the estates in Sintra. The palace is a fusion of ornate and colorful architectural styles but the main attraction is the extensive gardens, filled with symbolism and intriguing constructions. After the tour, enjoy free time in Sintra to explore at your own pace. In the afternoon head to Cape Roca, the most westerly point of the European continent. Here you can soak up the views of the Atlantic Ocean and explore the village of Cascais, once the chosen beach destination of the aristocracy. Return to Lisbon and enjoy the remainder of the day exploring the delights of this cosmopolitan city 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
Excursion to Sintra

Active

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4th Day: Lisbon - Óbidos - Nazaré - Fátima

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Breakfast at the hotel. Head to Obidos today, one of the best-known villages in Portugal thanks to its magical cobblestone streets and charming architecture, enclosed within medieval city walls. 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. Finish the day in the historic and fascinating city of Fatima, one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Catholics. Sacred sights here include the Capelinha das Aparições, where the Virgin Mary is believed to have appeared to local children in 1917, the Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Rosário, with its golden angels, and the modern church of Igreja da Santíssima Trindade. Spend the evening at your leisure, discovering the sights and sounds of this beautiful city at your own pace. Overnight stay in Fatima.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Aleluia or similar
tripadvisor rating

207 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Obidos, Nazare & Fatima Excursion

Light

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5th Day: Fatima - Coimbra - Porto

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Breakfast at the hotel. Bid farewell to Fatima today as you set for Tomar to visit the famous Convent of Christ complex, once a stronghold of the Templars in the 12th-century. Uncover the history of the Templars in Portugal, including the beautiful medieval chapel and the ornate cloister, a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture. Explore this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site before continuing to the city of Coimbra, once the capital of Portugal and today a student city, home to the oldest university in the country. As the day draws to a close, travel to Porto, in northern Portugal on the banks of the Douro River. With its stunning Old Town, Porto is one of the highlights of any trip to Portugal. Spend the evening at your leisure, exploring the city's atmospheric streets or enjoy an optional dinner with live music*. Overnight stay in Porto.

 

*Optional Dinner with Live Music in Porto:  A fantastic gastronomic show that will highlight the remarkable traditions of the Douro and northern Portuguese culture. This lively evening will combine Folklore songs, traditional dances and an all-inclusive dinner paired with some of the best wines in Portugal. Sing and dance the night away, a true authentic experience to remember.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Porto Center Mercado... or similar
tripadvisor rating

138 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Christ Convent in Tomar & Coimbra Tour

Active

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Optional
Dinner with Live Music in Porto

Light

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6th Day: Porto

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Breakfast at the hotel. Begin the day with a panoramic tour of Porto to see the main attractions of the city such as the exterior of Clérigos Tower, Aliados Avenue, the impressive Sao Bento train station and the iconic bridge of Luis I. In the afternoon, soak up the delights of Porto at your own pace, admiring the famous tiled facades or sampling the authentic local port in a cosy cafe. Alternatively, we recommend an unforgettable boat tour on the River Douro.* 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. 

 

Please note: Entrance to the Bolsa Palace (10 euros per person) and Church of Saint Francis (8 euros per person) is optional and is not included. 

 

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

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Porto Center Mercado... or similar
tripadvisor rating

138 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Panoramic Tour of Porto

Active

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Optional
River Douro Boat Tour

Moderate

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7th Day: Porto - Aveiro - Lisbon

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Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Porto this morning, headed for the charming coastal city of Aveiro where you can enjoy some free time to explore its picturesque canals and colorful architecture. In the afternoon, return to the capital of Lisbon and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to soak up the ambience of this lively city or do some last-minute shopping. Overnight stay in Lisbon.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ikonik Lisboa or similar
tripadvisor rating

103 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Visit to Aveiro

Light

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8th Day: Lisbon - UK/Ireland

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Breakfast* at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the UK/Ireland.* Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end of 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
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During the tour you will have 2.30hs free for lunch (not included). Pick up time will be reconfirmed upon arrival to Lisbon.

Tour of Lisbon

Included activity for day 2 in Lisbon

An eye-opening overview of this incredible city. Stroll through the central neighborhood of Alfama, visit the exterior of the historic Jerónimos Monastery and Belem Tower, then taste the mouth-watering Pasteis de Belem pastry!

Duration 07:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

more information
Included

Excursion to Sintra

Included activity for day 3 in Sintra

Visit the Quinta da Regaleira Gardens and Palace considered the most enigmatic of all the estates in Sintra. In the afternoon head to Cape Roca and explore the village of Cascais.

Duration 09:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

more information
Included

Obidos, Nazare & Fatima Excursion

Included activity for day 4

Explore the cobblestone streets and charming architecture of Obidos and pay a visit to Nazare, a surfers paradise, home to some of the largest waves in the world! Finish the day in the historic and fascinating city of Fatima, a Catholic pilgrimage site.

Duration 10:30h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

more information
Included

Christ Convent in Tomar & Coimbra Tour

Included activity for day 5

Head to Tomar to visit the famous Convent of Christ complex, once a stronghold of the Templars in the 12th-century. Afterwards, continue to the city of Coimbra, once the capital of Portugal and a student city, home to the oldest university in the country.

Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

more information

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

Dinner with Fado Show

Suggested activity for day 2 in Lisbon

Head to the historic neighbourhood of Alfama to indulge in an evening of traditional Portuguese cuisine accompanied by the melancholic sounds of Fado music. Soak up the warm atmosphere and listen to the soft melodies of the Portuguese guitar.

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

more information
Optional
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Important: Please avoid booking the activities included in this package separately.

2 Excursions package - Highlights of Portugal: Dinner with Fado show in Lisbon & River Douro Boat Tour in Porto

Suggested activity for day 2 in Lisbon

Make the most of your time in Portugal with this pack of two unmissable experiences: a Dinner & Fado Show in Lisbon and a River Douro boat tour including a visit to a local port wine cellar with a tasting session in Porto

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

more information
Optional

Dinner with Live Music in Porto

Suggested activity for day 5 in Porto

This evening you will enjoy a fantastic gastronomic show that will highlight the remarkable traditions of the Douro and northern Portuguese culture. This lively evening will combine Folklore songs, traditional dances and an all-inclusive dinner.

Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

more information
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 6 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

more information

The price includes

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    Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Lisbon - UK/Ireland.
  • 7 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels. *
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  • 7 breakfasts.
  • All transfers
  • Visits to the Monastery of Jeronimos, Quinta da Regaleira & Convent of Christ complex in Tomar.
    See itinerary
  • Air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • City tour in Lisbon, Porto, Tomar & Coimbra. Visit Fatima, Nazare, Obidos, Sintra & Aveiro.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • 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.

Exoticca groups up to 37 travelers.

  • 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 for travellers from EU countries.

  • Time zone

    UTC.

  • Other useful information

    The price of petrol is much higher than in Spain.

  • 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 +44 20 8068 3176 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.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

 

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.

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

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Rest is paid in instalments according to your departure date.

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