Escape to the great country of Portugal for an unforgettable singles vacation! With a captivating history and plenty of sights to explore, there is something for everyone. By taking this journey, you can truly immerse yourself in the culture, from its old-world architecture to the colorful traditions that have been passed down throughout time. Sample some of Portugal’s finest wines at unbeatable prices, sample delicious cuisine and meet friendly locals – all memories that will stay with you forever. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind opportunity!
Day 1 Lisbon
After the flight from Porto airport (OPO) this morning, disembark at Lisbon airport (LIS) and hop onto the shuttle that will take you to your hotel in one of the chicest spots in Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital. Get settled in or go out and explore some of Lisbon’s sights before everyone meets up for a welcome meeting at 6:00pm followed by an optional dinner. Your singles vacation starts here!
Day 2 Lisbon – Full Day Tour + Fado Show
Exploring the great city of Lisbon, we embark on a full day guided tour to uncover all that this city has to offer. Our first stop is the Belem Tower, a small fort built in the middle of Tejo Estuary to ward off seafaring predators. Despite its simple purpose, it was decorated with exquisite detail and style replicated from North African Moors such as guard towers with shield-shaped battlements and the earliest European stone carving of a rhinoceros.
One cannot visit Lisbon without experiencing the iconic “Pasteis de Belem” factory. Here, one can view a demonstration and enjoy a delicious tasting of the beloved pastries that have been a staple in Portugal for more than a century. We will then move on to one of the city’s most renowned monuments, the Jerónimos Monastery – a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as Vasco de Gama’s final resting place.
Following lunch, we will make our way to the bustling hub of old and new in Lisbon, Rossio Square. We will then wander to Restauradores Square, where a monument serves as a reminder of Portugal’s freedom from Spain in 1640. While there we can take in the grandeur of Avenida Liberdade, the Eden Theater and Foz Palace. Be dazzled by the exquisite design of Rossio Central Station before learning more about the Carnation Revolution at Commercial Square. To conclude our tour, a stroll through Chiado should be taken – this stylish district brims with cafes, theatres, fashion boutiques and bookstores!
Next our journey brings us to the illustrious São Jorge Castle (Saint George Castle). Perched atop a hill, it offers sweeping views of the historic center and Tagus River. This strongly fortified castle was constructed during the medieval era in Portugal, and continues to be one of Lisbon’s most treasured attractions.
To cap off the day on a high note, we’ll attend a Welcome Dinner and Fado Show. An emotional genre of music originally sung in pubs, cafés, and restaurants – Fado has been captivating Portuguese audiences for centuries.
Day 3 Lisbon – Sintra – Cascais – Lisbon
Our journey begins with a visit to Palacio da Pena in Sintra. This regal sanctuary is situated among the lush, forested terrain of Portugal’s Sintra Mountains and features pastel-colored villas and palaces that adhere to the Moorish- and Manueline-style architecture. The history of this majestic palace dates back to 1840, when King Fernando began construction on it; however, a devastating earthquake in 1755 resulted in its abandonment until the 19th century. It was inhabited by the royal family until 1910, when the Portuguese Republic was established and monarch abolished. We end our morning at São Jorge Castle (Saint George Castle), which sits atop a commanding hill overlooking Lisbon’s historic center and Tagus River. This medieval castle is an important tourist destination for those visiting Lisbon.
Afterward, we journey to São Jorge Castle (Saint George Castle), a majestic fortress from the medieval times that towers over Lisbon’s historic centre and Tagus River. It is an iconic tourist attraction exhibiting fortified walls and lush park grounds with hidden pathways, enchanting elements and awe-inspiring view points.
We proceed to Cabo da Roca afterwards for some free time to have lunch before travelling onward, being the westernmost point of continental Europe where you can get a memorable certificate citing “where the land ends and the sea begins”. Lastly, admire the scenic beaches of Cascais including Praia do Guincho which is known as one of most picturesque beach on Portugal’s coastline.
Next, we find our way to São Jorge Castle (Saint George Castle) that stands grandly on a hilltop overlooking the city and Tagus River. This ancient fortified citadel was built in medieval times and is now one of Lisbon’s most distinguished tourist sites.
The parklands that encircle the castle bear witness to its Romanticism design ideals, boasting hidden pathways, ornamental features and stunning viewpoints.
We make our way to Cascais; beginning with a visit to the mysterious Devil’s Mouth – formed by striking surfs on rocky cliffs. Finally, we conclude our day by taking in the elegant atmosphere of this fishing village which has become much sought after by European nobility and international celebrities alike. As night falls, we return to Lisbon for a relaxing evening.
Day 4 Lisbon Free Day – Sunset Cruise
Experience an exciting day in Lisbon, discovering the vibrant culture and indulging in some shopping!
The trip to Portugal’s Silver Coast commences at Óbidos, situated atop a hill with its fortified walls enclosing two parishes. This medieval town is steeped in history, culture and tradition and features beautiful buildings, a church, a market with locally crafted souvenirs, many cafes and the traditional Portuguese liqueur – Ginja made from infusing ginja berries. With your guide explore the alluring winding streets then sample some of the local cuisine. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!
Day 5 Coimbra via Óbidos and Nazare
Spend an exciting day in Lisbon, exploring all that the captivating city has to offer and picking up a few souvenirs!
The traditional coastal town of Nazare has seen an increase in visitors over the last decade as its impressive waves draw extreme surfers from around the world. With immense heights reaching as high as a ten-story building, these waves are created by an underwater canyon stretching 125 miles long and 3miles deep. We will pause here for some free time to have lunch.
Take a day to explore the beauty of Lisbon! Shop around and experience this magnificent city.
Not far from the River Mondego lies Coimbra, also known as “the city of students”. This town is renowned for its university, which dates back centuries and makes it one of the oldest in all of Europe. Furthermore, the area offers numerous monuments that display Romanesque architecture, such as the Monastery of Santa Cruz that houses Portugal’s first kings’ tomb, and Monastery of Santa Clara-A-Velha. Both sites are worth visiting when walking around in Coimbra’s shopping district or historic café area.
Day 6 Coimbra – Porto
Beginning our visit in Coimbra, the University of Coimbra awaits us with a guided tour. Included in this is the Royal Palace, including the Grand Hall of Acts, Private Exam Room and Armillary Room. We will also explore the Royal Chapel of Saint Michael as well as Joanine Library, featuring its Noble Floor, Middle Floor and Academic Prison. The Science Museum shows off 18th and 19th Century Physics Cabinets, Natural History Galleries and Chemistry Laboratory. To complete our journey of exploration at Coimbra we have a trip to the Botanic Garden where one can travel around the world through botany. Afterwards we move on to Porto – declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site – which serves as northern Portugal’s capital city. On this tour of Porto, we will experience the stunning architecture and culture that is unique to the city. Our itinerary includes visits to the fascinating Bolhão Market, Santa Catarina Street, the Majestic Café, Avenida de Aliados and the cathedral as well as Batalha Square and Infante D. Henrique Square. We have also saved a special treat in our journey – a visit to one of Porto’s most iconic buildings, The Palace of Porto Stock Exchange (Bolsa Palace).
Day 7 Porto – Cruise of the 6 bridges + Visit World of Wine
Start your morning by being transported to the Douro River region. Take a delightful stroll across the iconic waterways as you explore the six bridges that connect Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. Enjoy a memorable 50-minute cruise down the Douro, seeing different landmarks from the comfort of a Rabelos boat. Keep an eye out for notable locations such as Bolsa Palace, Ribeira de Oporto, Cristal Palace, Museum of Port Wine and Mosteiro de Serra do Pilar. Once arrived at your destination, head over to World of Wine (WOW) in Vila Nova de Gaia. Here you will be immersed in centuries-old Port wine cellars and learn about Portugal’s prominent industries and traditions. For those wanting to experience something unique, WOW offers the perfect opportunity. Sprawling across the district is a range of interesting and educational activities that can be enjoyed. With over six museums, nine dining options, shops and more – there’s no shortage of things to do! The museum experiences are incredibly diverse, including topics such as wine, cork, chocolate and fashion – all related to Portugal’s garment industry. Additionally, you can explore centuries-old drinking vessels and glasses in The Bridge Collection. Two experiences of your choice come included with admission!
Day 8 Porto – Douro Valley – Porto
Embark now on an unforgettable adventure throughout the picturesque Douro Valley while tasting some of its finest wines and indulging in a delicious picnic lunch. Our first stop is Amarante, which first appeared in the 4th century BC. Here, visitors can admire both the tranquil Monastery of San Gonçalo and its adjoining chapel perched right above the Tâmega River. Legend has it that this was where Saint Gonçalo once lived and was later laid to rest.
Founded when two villages – Peso and Regla – merged together, Peso da Régua owes its success to Marquis of Pombal’s Alto Duero Vineyard Company formed during the 18th century. This marked an increase in wine production that consequently propelled Regua into becoming a renowned location for excellent wine-related services at all levels.
Embarking on a memorable adventure, we explore the stunning Douro Valley with its majestic mountains and lush landscapes. We journey to Amarante, established in 400 BC and home to the Monastery of San Gonçalo, as well as the chapel where legend say Saint Gonçalo is buried close by Tâmega River. Next, it’s off to Pinhão – the region’s major riverside municipality – where wine barrels were sent to age downriver using traditional boats known as barcos rabelos. Pinhão also houses an impressive train station decorated with beautiful tile panels depicting scenes from the valley that will take your breath away.
Day 9 Porto Free Day – Farewell Dinner
At the end of our idyllic day, let’s all gather for a special Farewell dinner at a nearby restaurant. A great way to cap off what has been an amazing experience!
Day 10 Porto Airport
Our extraordinary getaway in Portugal is almost over. Before we depart, let’s make sure to enjoy one last breakfast together. Afterwards, transportation to the airport will be arranged in accordance with your individual flight times.
* 8-Night Accomodations
* Dedicated Tour Leader (English speaking)
* Breakfast Daily – 1 Lunch – 2 Dinners
* Guided Tours, Activities and Admissions per itinerary
* Wine Tastings per itinerary
* All Taxes and Surcharges
* Airport/Hotel Transfers on Tour Dates
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.
* Air Flights
* Travel insurance