A memorable eight-day adventure awaits in Portugal, full of history, gorgeous landscapes and a fantastic food and wine scene. Begin by exploring the bustling city of Lisbon, then discover the picture-perfect villages of Sintra, Estoril and Cascais. Visit Porto’s legendary wineries before soaking up some sun along charming coastlines in Algarve – perfect for solo travellers!
Day 1 Porto – The city of passion
Welcome to Porto Airport! Upon your landing, a driver will be awaiting you with a sign indicating your name at the arrivals area. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us should you find yourself arriving in Lisbon instead.
Private transfer to the group’s hotel in Porto and check-in. The hotel is 4 star and centrally located in Porto.
A transportation service will bring the group to their 4 star hotel located in the center of Porto. After arriving, they can check-in and explore all that the city has to offer.
Classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, Porto’s historical city center offers many opportunities for exploration. Our tour begins with the magnificent Lello Library, where JK Rowling found inspiration for her Harry Potter novels and movies. Not to be missed is the Golden Church of São Francisco, a renowned Instagram sensation. Located nearby is the Stock Exchange Palace boasting grand granite designs and amazing neo-Arab influences (entrances not included). We will continue our journey through the most picturesque city spots and memorable highlights. Wrapping up our tour, we will cross over the famous D. Luis I bridge to visit one of Porto’s notorious wine cellars guided by a qualified sommelier followed by an excellent wine tasting experience (included). Afterward we will provide transportation back to your hotel accommodation.
Day 2 Douro Valley – Stunning views and wine time
Following an early breakfast, check-out and you will be welcomed by a local guide. They will show you the most magnificent vistas that Douro Valley has to offer. Lunch in one of its celebrated wineries will be provided (included). Afterwards, explore the vineyards before sampling some delicious Port Wine for your pleasure. To round off your day in style, take a leisurely boat ride along the Douro River enjoying the beautiful scenery before making your way back to our hotel in Porto.
Tour director tip: why not head to Jardim das Virtudes and enjoy the stunning sunset views over a cocktail (or two). Head to ribeira area for some fresh fish or try the famous francesinha and finish the night in beauty at the lively streets of Galerias de Paris, from Jazz to rock fans there’s a bar for everyone – get your dancing shoes!
Day 3 On Our way to the Capital: Porto to Lisbon
Our adventure in Lisbon begins with a transfer to the train station, where we will board a fast train en route to our 4-star hotel. Centrally located, the hotel is just the beginning of our journey! We are privileged to have a private city tour with a local guide bringing us around St. George Castle, Alfama – Lisbon’s oldest quarter – Downtown and Chiado, all boasting their picturesque 18th-century buildings. Afterwards, it is free time for you to explore and find your favorite spots. A tip from the tour director: try out some bafana with an imperial or pastel de nata with an espresso! To cap off today’s activities we have planned an exquisite Fado Show and Dinner (included). Here you can taste some of Portugal’s most beloved dishes accompanied by stunning Fado performances. This unique song style is classified as Unesco World heritage and you’ll understand why. Vegetarian options are available.
Tour director tip: After the Fado show why not stay for some drinks at Bairro Alto and enjoy it’s quiet yet lively charm?
Day 4 Sintra, the fairytale town and Cascais, Lisbon’s riviera
To start off our day, we will embark on a Day Tour to explore Sintra and Cascais. Located just 30 km from Lisbon, Sintra is a paradise-like area boasting an invigorating climate and rich vegetation. Notable sites here include the Town Palace, the Pena Palace and Moorish Castle. We can take some time afterwards to enjoy lunch before continuing on to Cascais, a fabulous fishing village that has been around since the twelfth century and remains largely unchanged today. From there we will drive along the coast back to Lisbon and marvel at everything Estoril has to offer with its breathtaking beaches—it’s no wonder why it is known as the Lisbon Riviera. When returning to our hotel in the evening, why not make use of one of numerous scenic viewpoints by catching a sunset then heading over to LX Factory for dinner and drinks?
Day 5 Evora, the White city
This morning, our destination is Évora; UNESCO has recognised this as a World Heritage Site. Known as the “White City” and the “City Museum”, it will amaze visitors with its scenic architecture, monumental churches and winding medieval streets. Évora is a unique mix of various cultural influences. We’ll pay a visit to one of Portugal’s lead wine producers for an olive oil and wine tasting experience before having some free time for lunch. Later, we’ll have the opportunity to explore a quinta (winery) and learn about the process involved in creating Alentejo wines; another tasting session will also be on offer. The evening and night are yours to spend as you please.
Tour director tip: Why not explore Chiado, followed by sunset drinks at Noobai in Santa Catarina viewpoint and go for dinner and drinks in Bairro Alto and Cais do Sodre area, with it’s unique pink street?
Day 6 Lisbon to Algarve – it’s beach time!
In the morning, we will board a speedy train and head to the Algarve region. Group transfer from the station will take us to our 4 star hotel in Vilamoura, an upmarket coastal holiday spot developed in the 1980s as an exclusive golf resort. Here you can find 5 world class courses too. The marina is the centrepiece of Vilamoura, where luxurious yachts moor and visitors can indulge in gourmet dining or sip drinks at chic bars. For great beaches, look no further than Praia da Falésia, boasting more than 5km of golden sands, or nearby Praia de Vilamoura beach that runs along Quarteira fishing harbour. Now it’s time to feel some sand beneath your feet!
Day 7 Vilamoura, Algarve
Today you have the unique opportunity to determine what special activity you want to do! The choice is entirely yours! Have an idea for a leisurely day? Tour director suggestion – take some time and enjoy the local beach or pool. Later in the evening, get ready for a night filled with music, amazing sights, and of course our Farewell Dinner.
Day 8 Depart Algarve, Portugal
At the end of your adventure on a singles vacation, it is time for you to bid farewell to all of your new acquaintances. Prior to that, however, you will be driven to Faro Airport in accordance with the timings for your departure flight towards any one of Lisbon or Porto. We shall also help you secure train tickets and extra nights should they be needed.
Accomodation in 4 star hotels with breakfast included for 7 nights
Guided tours by local guides as described in program
Breaksfast across all days and all lunches and dinners that are marked as included in the itinerary
Wine tasting in Porto, Douro and Evora as described on the tours
Private Group transfers as described on the itinerary
Fast train tickets from Porto to Lisbon, Lisbon to Algarve
What’s not included
Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point.
This tour does not include travel insurance. Please make sure you are adequately covered. You can arrange travel insurance with your preferred provider, or check here to see what our Travel Experts recommend.
Optional Tours and activities in the Algarve will be presented to the group
Restaurant suggestions will be made for each day
Train tickets or flights to Lisbon or Porto airport – please consult us
City tax in Lisbon, Porto, Algarve, these are charged by law directly by the hotels (2€ per night)
Everything not mentioned as included in the program