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Start and end in Lisbon! With the In-depth Cultural tour Best of Lisbon and Madeira: The Pearl of the Atlantic, you have a 9 days tour package taking you through Lisbon, Portugal and 7 other destinations in Portugal. Best of Lisbon and Madeira: The Pearl of the Atlantic includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport.

Tour highlights

Explore a captivating mix of City and Nature on an unforgettable journey. Start with amazing Cultural, food and wine experiences in Lisbon before relaxing on the stunning Island of Madeira.
A stay in Lisbon, Europe’s second-oldest capital is incomplete without experiencing its many unique attractions. From Sao Jorge Castle to Mercado da Ribeira’s cuisine and Bairro Alto’s cobbled streets and interesting shops, visitors can explore all these highlights easily on foot or tram. History buffs, foodies and architecture enthusiasts are sure to be enchanted by the picturesque city that awaits them!

Why not take a journey that offers the best of both worlds – city and nature? With our package, explore Lisbon area’s cultural delights and savor its sumptuous food & wine. Enjoy the stunning beauty of Madeira Island afterwards as you relax.
Lisbon is tailor-made for history buffs, gourmands, and architecture aficionados; Sao Jorge castle proudly crowns its hills while unmissable views, attractions, stores and monuments fill its vibrant streets. For those who have experienced everything Lisbon has to offer, why not venture out for a day trip? Thanks to Portugal’s compactness, visitors can head off on a tour in the morning and be back at their hotels by evening – we’ve included such an excursion in our package that takes you to Sintra, Cascais & Evora.

Experience the wonders of Madeira, commonly referred to as the Island of Eternal Spring. Boasting breathtaking views, a rich culture featuring Funchal’s delicious cuisine and calming promenades, and an array of activities for those in search of a more thrilling adventure – from levada walking and mountain climbs to sailing excursions, whale watching and scuba diving – all senses will be tickled in this idyllic paradise.
Marvel at luxurious parks with exotic blossoms dotting the landscape, take in the stunning seascapes complete with azure waters lapping against towering cliffs and explore tranquil villages nestled away within picturesque valleys accompanied by awe-inspiring mountains higher than those found in Scotland. Our knowledgeable team has prepared a comprehensive itinerary that highlights some of these enchanting locations — yet we understand that each person’s desired experience is unique!



Tour itinerary

Start point
Driver will be waiting for you at arrivals, Aeroporto Humberto Delgado (LIS), Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal

End point
Drop of at Arrivals or at other location in Lisbon, Aeroporto Humberto Delgado (LIS), Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal

Day 1 Arrival to Lisbon and Feel the city
Arrival in Lisbon and private transfer to hotel.
Accommodation in a 4* Hotel in Lisbon with breakfast for 4 nights.
Tonight you will have a traditional welcome Fado Show and Dinner (included) where you will have the chance to try some of the most wellknown dishes from Portuguese Cuisine together with the best Fado Traditional Show.

Day 2 Essence of Lisbon
After breakfast, meet your guide for a Half Day City Tour, with our certificated Guide that will show you Lisbon, capital of Portugal. The tour will start exploring the hills of Lisbon and its neighborhoods. Visit some of the Lisbon’s oldest quarter. We will visit also the traditional commerce zones of the city, with their 18th-century buildings: the Downtown and the Chiado. Our tour includes all the best that Lisbon has to show.
Free afternoon to relax or personal activities.

Day 3 Sintra Fairytale City & Cascais
After breakfast, meet your guide and Full Day Tour to Sintra and Cascais.
Sintra is 30 km from Lisbon offers a foretaste of Paradise. The soft climate ensures a freshness permanent existence of a luxuriant vegetation make Sintra a deeply romantic and mysterious place. Stand out from the Town Palace, the Pena Palace and Moorish Castle. Free Time to lunch.
Cascais – fishing village since the twelfth century and is well preserved until today.
Return to Lisbon along the coast, passing by Estoril admiring the beautiful coast and it’s beaches.

Day 4 vora, a Cultural and wine experience
After breakfast pick up at your hotel and Full Day Tour to Évora with wine tasting.
Classified as a World Heritage by UNESCO since 1986, Évora is called the “White City” and also “City Museum”. Évora dazzles his visitors with lush architectural and artistic, monumental churches, historic squares, white houses and narrow medieval streets. Évora invites you to discover a city that is synonymous of mix of cultures. Free time to lunch. In the afternoon, visit of a production farm of Wines to its facilities and manufacturing process with wine tasting.

Day 5 Fly away into Nature
After breakfast, free time to relax and personal activities.
Check-out and transfer to Lisbon Airport
Flight to Madeira
Transfer from Funchal to Hotel
Free time to relax and personal activities.

Day 6 The Green Pearl
After breakfast, tour to the West of the Island.
The tour begins from your hotel, departing from the heart of the Lido we pass through the first traditional fishing village of Câmara de Lobos. Our drive continues to Cabo Girão, the second highest sea cliff in the world and the highest sea cliff in Europe.
Next we make our way to Ribeira Brava and head north, up through the deep and narrow valleys of Serra D’Água. You will then reach Encumeada a special place at the top of the valley where you will be met with an incredible view of both the south and the north coast of our beautiful island.
From sea-level in Funchal, we cross the mountain pass (from where both sides of the island are visible) down to the rugged beauty of the north coast, where Atlantic rollers describe a line of white surf below heroic cliffs.
We make our way to São Vicente, one of the most predominant villages of the northern coast of Madeira. Our next stop is at the beautiful village of Porto Moniz where you will have approximately 1 hour for lunch as well as time to admire the amazing volcanic swimming pools.
After lunch we traverse Madeira’s highest plateau with all its spectacular panoramas before heading for home again.
Driving to Paul da Serra lies one of the biggest natural park reserves of the world.
Drop off at your hotel

Day 7 Idyllic East
After breakfast we will pick you up at the hotel to further explore the Island.
Leaving the Lido the first stop is Terreiro da Luta.
Our drive continues towards the mountain Pico do Arieiro. At an altitude of 1818 metres it is the third highest peak on the island and affords breathtaking views.
After visiting the highest (driveable) peak in Madeira, we head down to the coast through original forest to the last home of Madeira’s emblematic straw-roofed houses. Passing pretty villages and stunning seascapes, we arrive at the very eastern point for some superb views of the bold north and sunny south coasts in one panoramic vista.
On the northern slopes of the island the tour reaches a popular starting point for ‘levada’ walks, Ribeiro Frio. With its interesting trout pools, this area still has much of its original vegetation. The island was once completely covered by ‘Laurissilva’ forest, a relic from prehistoric times.
Time for lunch in Santana that is characterised by its small thatched triangular houses.
Then we will go towards Ponta de São Lourenço, situated in the eastern part of the island, this is the place where a fantastic combination of rocks, sea and nature combine.
The last town to be visited is Machico, a point view where you can look over the bay and the golden sandy beach.
Drop off at your hotel and free time

Day 8 Breathe and Relax
Full Free day for you to explore the city on your own and enjoy the island laid back ambiance. Car rental for one day can be included if you wish to drive on your own.

Day 9 We warned you wouldn’t want to Leave!
After breakfast, check out and transfer to the airport, flight to Lisbon

Optional night in Lisbon (not included)



What’s included

8 Nights in 4 Star hotels with Breakfast

Internal flights between Lisbon and Funchal.
20kgs baggage and a small back pack carry on included on domestic flights.

English Speaking Guide in All tours as described

8 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
This tour offers Vegetarian food option on request. Simply let Portugal Travel Center know the food option that you prefer.

All private transfers as described in the program and internal flight between Lisbon and Funchal.

What’s not included

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.


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