Here’s Why We Love Portugal
Portugal has an old-world feel and amazing architecture. It offers castles, charming villages, wonderful beaches and beach resorts and port style fortified wines – all with the added bonus of being reasonably priced.
Nothing compares to a scenic ride on the historic Tram 28 in downtown Lisbon!
An evening with fado music in a wine cellar in Porto is what we call entertainment.
Riding the gigantic waves is as thrilling as it is extreme. We’ll watch and cheer for you.
Starting at $450/person/day
Day 1: Arrival in Lisbon
Day 2: Palaces and forests in Sintra
Explore Sintra with its palaces, forests and amazing views. Visit Pena Palace built in a flamboyant Romanticist style – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a journey back in time wander through the mysterious Pena Park with its astonishing variety of plants, explore the secret caves, trails and the Queen’s Throne.
Day 3: The port houses of the Douro wine region
Discover the picturesque Douro wine region, characterized by sprawling mountains and home to the world-renowned Port Houses. Enjoy a wine tasting at an award winning winery followed by a sailing excursion on a traditional rabelo boat on the Duoro River.
Day 4: The architectural magnificence of Porto
Uncover the beauty of Porto and its centuries of history through the architectural masterpieces of a 12th century cathedral, a Belle Epoque café and the neo-classical Stock Exchange Palace. Admire the beautiful azulejos (painted ceramic tiles) and marvel at the city’s six remaining bridges.
Day 5: Sunshine on the beaches of Algarve
With over 3000 hours of sunshine a year the Algarve region feels more like the Mediterranean, not the Atlantic coast. Explore the sandy beaches and villages and enjoy some of the most beautiful waters and secluded coves of the country.
Day 6: The tranquility of rural villages
Find local culture in the quaint villages where old ladies in wide brim hats are doing their chores, the fisherman work on repainting their colorful boats, and donkey carts are weaving through traffic.
Day 7: The Chapel of the Bones in Faro
Visit the Chapel of the Bones in Faro housed in a whitewashed Baroque church with a gilded interior, where the bones and skulls of Carmelite monks adorn every surface of the ossuary. Tour the Maritime Museum displaying scale model boats from the Age of Discovery.