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Discover Portugal in-depth with the 11-day Best of Portugal Cultural Tour, starting and ending in Lisbon. Utilizing a package that includes hotel accommodation, expert guide, meals, transport and more, this tour will take you to no less than 25 destinations across the country. Take part in this comprehensive exploration today!


Explore the unique and beautiful country of Portugal from top to bottom. Starting in Lisbon and ending in the same place, your tour will take you along the stunning coastline to see some of the most amazing sights around. Comfortable guided sightseeing tours around Lisbon, Porto, and Evora will afford you a chance to view all that Portugal has to offer. Wine tasting at a port wine cellar in Porto is another highlight not to be missed. Finally, experience blissful relaxation while visiting Algarve – Portugal’s beloved vacation area – where you can spend your time enjoying all that this sunny destination has for you.


Tour Highlights

Kicking off the journey this morning, you will be picked up from a central hotel or location in Lisbon. From there, your tour is headed to Obidos – an incredible blend of medieval walls, windmills and fruit trees. You’ll get to explore the unique architecture and taste its famous cherry liquor! The next destination is Alcobaca; home to the country’s first gothic church and burial site of Ines de Castro. After taking in the sights here, head to Nazare – a beautiful traditional fishing village with a seaside resort. Later that evening, make sure not to miss a stop at Batalha’s monastery and tomb of Henry the Navigator before finally settling down in Fatima for the night. Here you can attend a candle-lit procession before retiring at Hotel Sainte-Marie or similar accommodation.

On the third and fourth days, you will explore the stunning cities situated near Porto; Guimarães, Braga, Amarante and Vale do Douro. On the fifth morning, there is an exciting journey to Coimbra to visit one of the oldest universities in the world with its beautiful baroque library. There you can see St. Clara Church and Queen St. Isabel’s tomb as well. The afternoon brings a unique experience – a boat tour along Aveiro’s canals; often referred to as Portugal’s version of Venice! Finally, at nightfall you will rest in your accommodation in Porto – Hotel Vila Gale or similar- for some well-deserved sleep.

On the third and fourth days in Porto, an expert guide will be leading you around some of Portugal’s most sought-after destinations. Beginning with a riverside living amphitheater dotted with ancient houses, palaces, and churches; followed by Minho – an illustrious region showcasing natural green sceneries and the famous ‘green wine’. Then finally, to Guimaraes – the birthplace of Portugal’s first king. Here you’ll have the opportunity to explore its historic center as well as its iconic Sacred Hill accompanied by the awe-inspiring Castle. You’ll also get to visit the Palace of Dukes of Bragança, which includes sections that are known to date back to the 15th century. Then drive to Braga known as the “Portuguese Rome” for its concentration of religious architecture, as the oldest Cathedral of the country, and the Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary with famous baroque stairways and gardens. After continuing to Barcelos, a historical city rich in popular handicraft where the Galo de Barcelos (the rooster of Barcelos) legend was born making the rooster a Portuguese icon. Return to Porto overnight. Meals: B. Accommodation at the Hotel Vila Galé, Porto, or similar

Take some time to get to know the wonderful city of Porto at your own leisure. Sit back and relax at your hotel or consider taking one of the optional tours available, such as the Hop-Off-Hop-On City bus. For a more immersive experience, you could opt for an evening of authentic Portuguese fado music! Accommodation for the duration of your stay will be provided by the Hotel Vila Galé, Porto or similar with breakfast included.

Following a hearty breakfast, we head to the remarkable town of Amarante. Noted for its celebration of love and marriage, as well as its vibrant market, it’s an ideal place to start the day. Driving onward to Vila Real, visitors are treated to a look at the magnificent gardens of the Mateus manor estate. Passing through vineyards and witnessing remarkable scenery along our journey, we stop by Lamego where stands N.S Remedios and many local treats awaits. We then travel on into mountains of Viseu city nestled beneath a majestic cathedral within a bustling commercial area before arriving at Hotel Urgeirica situated at Urgeirica. Meals: B Accommodation: Hotel Urgeirica or similar

Following a delicious breakfast, the tour carries on to Bussaco and its collection of strange trees. Afterwards the group moves onward to Tomar whose history is entwined with the Order of the Templars. It was Dom Gualdim Pais, the primary Grand Master of this order in Portugal who initiated construction of both the castle and its illustrious Convent of Christ. Through time, numerous revisions have been carried out; however, it remains as an emblematic part of this city and holds a World Heritage classification by UNESCO. The overnight journey back to Lisbon then ensues with meals included on board. Accommodation for that night will be at Olissippo Marquês de Sá – Lisbon or similar establishments.

Following breakfast, head out to the regal Sintra. There, explore the picturesque town and investigate the palace before drinking in the spectacular views from Cabo da Roca – Europe’s westernmost point. As we journey along the coast, make sure to take in one of Portugal’s premier surfing spots, Hell’s Mouth; marvel at cosmopolitan Cascais and admire the gardens of Estoril Casino. Stay for the night in Lisbon for a memorable experience with all meals included.

In the morning, you’ll leave Lisbon for an invigorating journey to Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are numerous grand monuments to be discovered here including the Roman Temple, the Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral, Saint Francis Church with its notorious ‘Bones Chapel’, and of course, the University. Shopping in the market is a great way to spend some time while having lunch before free time is yours to explore In the afternoon. A relaxing night will follow at Hotel Vila Galé Evora or similar accommodation. Meals: B

Following breakfast, take the morning to explore Evora before heading off to Beja where you will view Portugal’s maximum medieval tower. This picturesque town has white houses and a long-established castle from the thirteenth century. Then, proceed on your journey to Silves with its majestic red sandstone castles which strike an impressive presence. You will conclude today at Lagos that lies along an incredible coastline of golden shores, craggy cliffs and sparkling waters. There are several historical monuments to investigate here, delicious local cuisine and a vibrant nightlife. Enjoy your stay overnight at the Hotel Vila Galé Lagos or similar. Meals: B

Start the day with a trip to Ponta de Piedad, where beautiful vistas of the Atlantic await. Then venture onward to Sagres, an old fishing port and home to a legendary fortress that was once used as a navigation training center. Back at the hotel in Lagos, you’ll have plenty of time for some independent exploration or simply lounge on the breathtaking beach, taking in the warmth of the sea. Overnight will be spent in Lagos. Meals: B. Enjoy your stay at Hotel Vila Galé Lagos or another similar lodging option.

Once your morning meal is complete, it’s time to take the journey back to Lisbon. On the way, you’ll have a stop at Setubal – an important harbour and industrial center. Then it’s on into the mountains of Arrabida – a National Park maintained by Portugal.


What’s included

10 nights accommodation in 4-star hotels
Hotels in Fatima: Hotel Santa Maria or Lux Fatima or similar
Hotels in Porto: Hotel Sheraton or Hotel Vila Galé Porto or similar
Hotels in Urgeiriça: Hotel da Urgeiriça or similar
Hotels in Lisbon: Hotel Sana Malhoa or Olissipo Marques de Sá or similar
Hotels in Evora: Hotel Vila Galé Évora or M’Ar de Ar Muralhas or Olive or similar
Hotels in Lagos: Hotel Marina Club or Vila Galé Lagos or similar
Hotels listed will be used on almost all departures. If changes become necessary for any reason, substitute hotels will be similar to those listed.

This tour includes the professional services of experienced Multilingual Tour Guides, who will guide you around Portugal. Not only will the guide offer their local knowledge and share hidden gems and stories with you, but they will act as the logistical organizer, ensuring that everything is running smoothly and that you’re having a good time during your holiday. As an expert and a local, your guide will be a valuable resource for questions about local customs, language, food and other practical travel information. In a guided tour, you will get a personal experience for your adventure.

Daily Breakfast (please inform us at the moment of the booking, in case of any food allergy or dietary restrictions)

This tour offers Vegetarian food option on request. Simply let Omega Tours know the food option that you prefer.

Additional Services
Entrance into the following monuments: Mosteiro da Batalha, Universidade Coimbra, Palácio da Bolsa (Porto), Igreja de São Francisco (Porto), Jardins do Palácio de Mateus, Convento do Cristo (Tomar), Palácio da Pena, Capela dos Ossos, Igreja de São Francisco (Évora), Catedral de Évora, Forte de São Vicente (Sagres)

Transportation by air-conditioned bus or minivan

What’s not included

International flights are not included

Insurance is not included

Optional Tours on Day 4 in Porto (Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket and Fado Night)
Airport Transfers
Pre and Post Accommodation

Additional Services
International or domestic airfare
Gratuities to guides and drivers
Travel insurance
Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary
Local city tax for overnight stays
Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included


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