Luxury Historical Portugal

Indulge in a luxurious journey exploring the fascinating history of Portugal! Through exclusive private tours and stays in the country’s top hotels, this voyage takes you to the elegant neighbourhoods of Lisbon, the majestic sites of Sintra, the iconic landmarks of Porto and the sweeping pastoral landscapes of the Douro Valley. Stops at medieval towns, historical villages, ancient religious sites, awe-inducing castles and more cultural marvels will leave you enchanted by the tales and stories that make up this gorgeous coastal country!

Location:

  • Lisbon, Portugal (LIS)
  • Belmonte, Portugal
  • Amarante, Portugal
  • Viana do Castelo, Portugal
  • Porto, Portugal (OPO)
  • Coimbra, Portugal
  • Portugal

INCLUSIONS

  • Round-trip flights to Lisbon (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Round-trip transfer by private Deluxe Sedan or Minivan with English-speaking driver
  • 8 nights of accommodation
  • 8 breakfasts and 5 lunches
  • Tour guide provided throughout your stay in selected category: Tourism-Driver or Guide-Driver
  • 3 More Moments activities included:
    • All entrance fees to cultural and historic sites
    • Porto Wine tasting
    • Farewell Dinner and Fado show 
  • Earn Aeroplan® points

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Lisbon.

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Day 2

Welcome to Lisbon

Upon arrival in Lisbon, meet your private deluxe transfer to your hotel and check in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

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Day 3

Lisbon – Estoril – Cascais – Cabo da Roca - Sintra: Sightseeing (approx. 93 km)

After breakfast, meet your driver and head off to the sunny coastal towns of Estoril and Cascais. Continue to the famous Cabo da Roca and lastly, to Sintra. You will enjoy a gourmet lunch with wine in this UNESCO World Heritage town before visiting the Pena Palace. Upon your return to Lisbon, your guide will show you the most illustrious sites like the Jerónimos Monastery, the Belém Tower, and the Monument to the Discoveries.

Meal(s): Breakfast and lunch
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Day 4

Lisbon – Evora – Marvao – Castelo de Vide – Belmonte (approx. 424 km): Sightseeing

After breakfast, leave Lisbon and head east through the Alentejo region. Stop at Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating from the Roman era.  Walk along narrow streets lined with whitewashed houses and see Giraldo Square, the Cathedral and Church of São Francisco and the Roman Temple. Drive to the medieval walled city of Marvao, located on a hill near the Spanish border. Continue north and stop at Belmonte. 

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 5

Belmonte – Viseu – Lamego – Pinhao – Vila Real – Amarante (approx. 272 km) : Sightseeing

After breakfast, explore the historical village of Belmonte. Head toward the wine-making region along the Douro River. Continue west for your last stop and overnight stay in the town of Amarante, next the Tamega River.

More Moments Activities Included:
Our Lady of Remedies + Mateus Palace:
  • Stop at Lamego for a visit to the sacred Shrine of Our Lady of Remedies. Continue to the Douro Valley, and visit the museum in Peso da Régua . Continue to Pinhao, see the beautiful historical train station and embark on a small boat tour. Drive to Vila Real for a visit to Mateus Palace, an 18th-century Baroque manor house. 
Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 6

Amarante – Guimaraes – Braga – Ponte de Lima – Viana do Castelo (approx. 147 km): - Sightseeing

After breakfast, tour the city centre of Amarante.  Proceed to Guimaraes, the cradle of Portugal, with a unique historical centre that’s a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue on to the Minho region and visit Braga, one of the oldest religious cities in the world. Visit the sanctuaries that constitute the religious route known as the Triangle of Faith: The Cathedral and the Sanctuaries of Sameiro and Bom Jesus. Visit the town of Barcelos before heading to Ponte de Lima, famous for its intricate embroidery. Your last stop is Viana do Castelo where you’ll check in to your hotel.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 7

Viana do Castelo – Porto (approx. 78 km)

After breakfast spend some time in Viana do Castelo. Travel down the coast passing Vila do Conde and arrive in Porto.   

More Moments Activities Included:
Guided Excursion to Porto:
  • Visit the amazing city on the banks of the Douro River, known for its varied monuments, its traditions and the cultural wealth that have designated it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, visit the Cathedral, the neoclassical Stock Exchange Palace and the São Bento train station. Lastly, tour a Port wine cellar and sample some rich wine flavours.
Meal(s): Breakfast, tastings
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Day 8

Porto – Aveiro – Buçaco Forest and Coimbra (approx. 160 km)

After breakfast, meet your private driver and head to Aveiro to visit the “Venice of Portugal,” where you will see the 15th-century Cathedral of Aveiro and the Convent of Jesus. Move on to the Buçaco Forest and Coimbra. See the legendary buildings, including a baroque clock tower, the fabulous Joanine Library and the Church and Convent of Santa Cruz. Check in at your hotel.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 9

Coimbra – Batalha – Alcobaça – Nazarée – Obidos – Lisbon (approx. 246 km)

Leave Coimbra in the morning and drive to Leiria for a short stop at the 16th-century Cathedral and at the medieval castle.  Next visit Batalha, the 15th-century Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória.  Continue to the Monastery of Alcobaca, Portugal’s largest church before heading to Nazaré, a picturesque fishing village. Here, you can visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Nazaré, drive up to Sitio to admire one of the most beautiful views of the Portuguese coast.  Your last stop before Lisbon is Obidos, a walled medieval village, now a carefully preserved, authentic museum.

More Moments Activities Included:
Farewell Dinner and Fado show:
  • Fado is a form of Portuguese musical expression with UNESCO World Heritage status, as urban music from Lisbon that is symbolic of the city and the country. 
Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner
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Day 10

Lisbon - Return to Canada

After breakfast, take a private transfer to the airport and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Lisbon, Portugal (LIS)
Pousada de Lisboa(or similar)
Belmonte, Portugal
Pousada da Serra da Estrela(or similar)
Amarante, Portugal
Casa da Calcada(or similar)
Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Pousada de Viana do Castelo(or similar)
Porto, Portugal (OPO)
Pousada Palacio do Freixo(or similar)
Coimbra, Portugal
Quinta das Lagrimas(or similar)
Lisbon, Portugal (LIS)
Pestana Palace(or similar)

Room Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.
Room occupancy: Maximum 2 or 4 people

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

Daily from April 01 - October 31, 2022

MORE TO KNOW

Not included
 

  • Meals and drinks, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance

CITY TAXES

City taxes are applicable for hotel stays in Lisbon and Porto and are payable in local currency. Rate of 2 EUR is calculated per person, per night. Rates are subject to change without notice.

TRANSPORTATION

  • Private Deluxe Sedan or Minivan with English speaking driver assistance; professional that will give a short historical and cultural information throughout the tour.
  • Tour also available with Guide-Driver; professional English-speaking guide that will give historical and cultural information of all places to visit, including monuments. 

Please inquire.

Pricing display

Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.