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Portugal is our all-time favorite destination. In Portugal one can experience a dazzling mix of Roman, Moorish, and Baroque influences in architecture food, wine and music while traveling through the small towns, seacoast, of this tradition-rich country. Starting in Porto & ending in Lisbon this tour has a real “Europe in the old days” feel to it.
Star Vacations has designed the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey to Portugal. Our travel experts know the destination inside out and can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.
Welcome to Porto! Porto is a port city in northwest Portugal known for its stately bridges and port wine production. On arrival, meet & assist at the airport & transfer to your centrally located hotel. In the evening, we guide you to medieval Ribeira (riverside) district, walk around narrow cobbled streets wind past merchants’ houses and cafes. Later end your day savoring divine food & wine of Porto admiring beautiful Sunset along Douro River.
We will walk around Porto with our qualified guide who will explain us about Proud Porto. You will have the opportunity to visit the Cathedral, the São Bento train station, and Lello Bookstore. During the tour, the guide will share important information about the different squares and streets of the historic center as Praça da Batalha, the street of Santa Catarina, the Café Majestic coffee shop, Bolhão Market and Avenue of the Allies.
Lunch will be at a restaurant in Ribeira area (near Douro River).
Post lunch, see the city under a different point of view, making a one-hour cruise along the Douro river, so you have the opportunity to go through the different bridges connecting Porto with Vila Nova de Gaia. Post cruise, we recommend to spend some more time in Vila Nova De Gaia.
Today, drive to Portugal’s most famous wine-making region: the lush, green Douro Valley, where we’ll visit an old family estate and winery (quinta) with spectacular views of the surrounding valley. It’s a perfect chance to learn all about the proud art of making fine Port. We will have a leisurely lavish lunch with local port wine, at one of the local restaurants with great view of Douro Valley. Later in the afternoon back to Porto.
Today to Lisbon, capital city of Portugal. In the afternoon, familiarize yourself with the neighborhood & relax at the hotel. In the evening, enjoy Lisbon’s best belvederes and the most charismatic Fado districts of Mouraria and Alfama. Experience the sweet taste of Lisbon’s favorite liqueur Ginjinha in a local Fado tavern while walking in Mouraria. Take a fun ride on the historical ‘tram 28’. Admire the sunset, from the hill of the castle overlooking the old town, wander through atmospheric Alfama at dusk. Enjoy a rousing Fado performance, in an old palace with a delicious dinner of Portuguese tapas and wine.
Explore the traditional and historic streets of Lisbon with our guide. Learn about the local culture and spend time at the local shops and restaurants.
Full day visit to Sintra, where you will visit the palace of Sintra and walk through the charming village. Enjoy the amazing view from the western most point of Europe (Cabo da Roca). Along the coast, we cross one of the most famous surfing beaches, the incredible Boca do Inferno, the cosmopolitan Cascais and the gardens of Estoril Casino. Afternoon free to explore the city on your own pace & buy souvenirs.
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your onward flight.
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