Premier Portugal, 12 Day Tour

Premier Portugal, 12 Day Tour

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From 7,775 €, for 2 persons.   Premier Portugal is the ultimate twelve day tour of Portugal. Uncover the authentic Portugal as you enjoy unforgettable experiences such as a Ceramic Workshop in Alentejo and a Winery Lunch in Douro Valley. This premium private tour is inclusive of…

From 7,775 €, for 2 persons.

 

Premier Portugal is the ultimate twelve day tour of Portugal. Uncover the authentic Portugal as you enjoy unforgettable experiences such as a Ceramic Workshop in Alentejo and a Winery Lunch in Douro Valley. This premium private tour is inclusive of an official tour guide, modern minivan, experiences, entrance fees and meals where stated in the itinerary.

 

Itinerary
On the Premier Portugal multi-day tour you will visit the most famous monuments, cities and regions in Portugal. Explore charming neighbourhoods, taste delicious Portuguese gastronomy, marvel at the art and architecture and wonder at the beautiful nature and landscapes of Portugal. Your itinerary begins in Lisbon, Portugal’s capital and ends in the stunning coastal region of Arrabida. Along the way you will stop at fairytale Sintra, charming Obidos, impressive Alcobaça, ancient Coimbra, colourful Aveiro, delightful Porto, medieval Braga & Guimarães, wine region Douro Valley, mountain region Serra da Estrela, religious Fatima, medieval Tomar, beautiful Monsaraz, royal Evora, unspoilt Comporta. Your tour guide will enter all monuments with you, sharing with you the history and culture of Portugal. Taste delicious, local cuisine specialities and learn all about the Portuguese people and culture. Create memories which will stay with you forever.

 

Experiences to make your tour especially memorable
Six Bridges river cruise

Port Wine Cellar guided tour
Douro Valley winery lunch
Ceramic Workshop 
Cork Factory guided tour
Olive Oil Grove guided tour

 

All entrance fees to monuments including
Jerónimos Monastery, Lisbon
Pena Palace, Sintra
Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra
Alccobaça Monastery
Coimbra University
Guimarães & Braga, monuments
Convent of Christ, Tomar
Evora, monuments

 

Classic Portugal Guarantee 
All of our tours are hosted by official and certified tour guides. We guarantee they will enter all monuments with you and share with you the history of each place. They are the only guides authorised to enter all monuments throughout Portugal, so you can be assured you will be taken good care of. Classic Portugal is a certified and licensed Turismo de Portugal agency with the Clean and Safe seal. Your health is our priority. We have set protocols in place in regards to Covid19 on this private tour. Be sure you check out the Classic Portugal blog. If you like Premier Portugal multi-day tour you may also be interested in Best of Portugal and Discover Portugal or we can even create you a custom tour.

 

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This premium private tour is inclusive of an official tour guide, modern minivan, experiences, entrances and meals where stated in itinerary.

 

Do you wish to make some changes? Create a fully bespoke itinerary by adding more days and different destinations. Refine your premium tour to suit your taste. Contact our expert travel designers for your free, no-obligation bespoke tour itinerary.

12 days from Lisbon
5+ Age
  • Departure
    We pick you up from your accommodation within the Lisbon area on Day 1.
  • Departure Time
    Please be ready at 8:45 AM for a prompt departure at 9:00 AM.
  • Return Time
    Approximately 18.00PM on Day 12 at your accommodation in Lisbon or Lisbon airport.
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable with suitable footwear. Please remember to bring a hat, swimwear and sunscreen.
  • Included
    Experiences & tickets
    Hotel pick up and drop off
    Insurance & taxes
    Official Tour Guide
    Private transportation
    Tour available in multiple languages
  • Not Included
    Accommodation
    Meals
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Lisbon
To begin your wonderful twelve day tour of Portugal your tour guide will be waiting for you at your accommodation. We start your amazing trip in Portugal's capital, Lisbon. You will discover Lisbon´s different neighbourhoods, taste local food and wine specialities, visit historical shops and admire the amazing views. Highlights include Alfama, Baixa Chiado, and Belem. Explore monuments such as the famous hilltop castle, Castelo de Sao Jorge; the Santa Justa Elevador; Jeronimos Monastery, Discoveries Monument and Belem Tower. Taste the famous Pasteis da Nata at the even more famous, Pasteis de Belem. (You will stay overnight in Lisbon).
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Day 2, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais
Experience the mystical and magnificent in the beautiful Sintra Natural Park: a place Lord Byron described as his ´glorious Eden.´ You will visit the stunning Pena Palace and unique house Quinta da Regaleira, before heading into charming Sintra village for lunch. Taste Sintra´s famous pillow shaped pastry `Travesseiro.´After you will head to the coast to Cabo da Roca (Europe's most westerly point), admire the breathtaking beaches of Guincho and head down to the pretty fishing town of Cascais. Walk through the pretty tiled streets and relax on the small beach at the bay. (You will stay overnight in Lisbon).
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Day 3, Obidos, Alcobaça, Nazare
Today you visit a medieval village, gothic monastery and charming fishing village. Óbidos is a place of ancient legends and miracles. Enter through the walls of the most romantic village in Portugal and experience some of what it was like to live in medieval times.Stop to taste local cherry liquor `Ginjinha.´ Next you will visit the spellbinding, gothic Monastery of Alcobaça where you will learn of some gripping stories. Gothic, impressive and spellbinding monastery. Nazare in Portugal is now known for its big wave surfing but this small coastal town has a traditional fishing community. Support local by tasting fresh fish specialities such as grilled sardines and caldeirada at any of the excellent local restaurants. End the day at the famous lighthouse to watch the sunset over the ocean. (You will stay overnight in Coimbra).
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Day 4, Coimbra & Aveiro
The day begins Coimbra, home to one of the oldest university's in the world where you will explore the campus which includes a 16th century tower and student prison! You will also visit the Biblioteca Joanina and Chapel of São Miguel. Then it´s onto Aveiro. On the shore of a lagoon, Aveiro is a maritime city. Ride the brightly painted gondola style boats, Moliceiros, up the canal and taste local pastry delicacy ´ovos moles.´Visit the local fishing village of Costa Nova with its the charming striped, coloured houses, beautiful beach and cute lighthouse. (You will stay overnight in Porto).
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Day 5, Porto
On the slopes above the Douro Estuary, Porto is a historic merchant city. The charming centre is a World Heritage site, and you’ll be struck by how rich and varied this heritage can be: medieval walls, gleaming Baroque churches and the narrow streets of the Ribeira.  Taste the fortified port wine, which is still stored in warehouses on the south bank of the Douro and local speciality food, Francesinha. You will visit the most prestigious Porto landmarks such as Clérigos Tower and São Bento Take a river cruise under the Six Bridges and visit a renowned Port Wine Cellar for a guided tour. (You will stay overnight in Porto).
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Day 6, Guimarães & Braga
Guimarães & Braga are two beautiful Portuguese cities situated in the Minho Region, just outside of Porto. Considered the birthplace of Portugal it was here where Portugal´s first king, Alfonso Henriques, was born in Guimarães. You will visit Guimarães Castle and the Ducal Palace. Wander the historic streets and enjoy a regional dish for lunch. Then onto Braga where you will stop at Braga Cathedral and the amazing Sanctuary of Bom Jesus. Marvel at the wonderful views over Braga from the summit. (You will stay overnight in Porto).
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Day 7, Douro Valley
The Douro Valley is most famous for its wineries and wine production, primarily for Port; the sweet wine that has been made in the region for over 2,000 years. You will stop at a number of viewpoints on your way to a marvellous ´Quinta´(winery) where you will enjoy a guided tour, wine tasting session. Next you will visit Pinhão; a beautiful village located right on the Douro River. Our final stop for the day in the picturesque town of Amarante where you will visit the unique, arched bridge, the ´Ponte São Gonçalo.´ and the ´Igreja de São Gonçalo´- a beautiful fairytale-like 16th century chapel and monastery. (You will stay overnight in Serra da Estrela).
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Day 8, Serra da Estrela
Serra da Estrela is Portugal’s highest mountain. The magnificent landscape of the mountain is the natural habitat of wolves, boars, otters, foxes, and amongst the landscape you will find bellflowers, junipers, maritime pines and holm oaks. Fauna and flora are diverse, miles of green meadows, rock tops touching the sky, deep lagoons and glacial valleys with blankets of white snow during cooler seasons. You will visit a number of sites of natural beauty there including Poço do Inferno, the Monument of Our Lady of Good Star and Covão d'Ametade. We also stop at the charming village of Manteigas for lunch and take a guided tour of the authentic textile factory, Burel Factory. Enjoy local specialities such as the Serra da Estrela bread and cheeses. (You will stay overnight in Tomar).
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Day 9, Fatima & Tomar
Fatima is a captivating place where millions of people gather each year. Pilgrims celebrate the divine apparitions of the Virgin Mary viewed by the shepherd children which took place in 1917. You will visit the Fatima pilgrimage sites which draw huge crowds from all over the world. The complex includes the Chapel of the Apparitions, the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary and the Museum of the Shrine of Fatima. Journey back in time and discover the history of the Knights Templar Order in Portugal. It is a charming and unique town, located in the center of the country, and surrounded by forests, fields, and other beautiful rural towns. You will end the day at the imposing Order of Christ and the awesome and vast complex of Convent of Christ. Both the castle and convent were the headquarters of the Knights Templar until 1314 and of the Order of Christ from 1357 onwards. (You will stay overnight in Tomar).
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Day 10, Monsaraz & Rural Alentejo
Monsaraz is a charming, hilltop village with a fortified medieval castle at the south of the village, at the highest point. Wander the medieval streets, explore the castle and peruse the beautiful artisan shops. A perfect place to visit in the morning as the village is awakening. A short drive from Monsaraz is the village of São Pedro do Corval, known as Portugal´s largest pottery centre with more than 20 pottery workshops. Then its onto a unique olive oil tasting at an organic olive grove, followed by a guided tour of a local cork factory. (You will stay overnight in Evora).
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Day 11, Evora & Comporta
Explore the city of Evora´s significant monuments; the Cathedral of Evora, the Roman Temple of Diana and the Chapel of Bones. Taste delicious local bread, Pao Alentejano. The next location is serene Comporta. Visit the riverside village of Alcácer do Sal, the artisan shops of Comporta Village and unspoilt, sublime Comporta beach. Enjoy fresh seafood and regional wines. (You will stay overnight in Comporta).
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Day 12, Arrabida
This beautiful region expands over the southern Setubal peninsular and has towering cliffs, picturesque beaches and ancient ruins dotted amongst the dense mountain vegetation. Sesimbra is a typical picturesque, Portuguese fishing village. Walk along the Marginal next to the beach and taste the local speciality ‘Sour Toast.’ Visit the local maritime museum before heading to one of the  beautiful ´secret´ beaches where you can swim and kayak. There is also an option to hire a boat for the afternoon. At the end of this wonderful tour of memories, your tour guide will return to your accommodation.
Payment -  A deposit of 500€ is required when booking this tour. For any bookings made within 30 days of the tour commencing, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking. Cancellation - A 500€ deposit is payable upfront. This is non-refundable and covers costs of ticket purchases, reservations and itineraries. Remaining balance is due 30 days prior to trip commencing. Cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing are non-refundable. Please contact us on info@classic-portugal.com with any queries.
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