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Luxury Portuguese Culture & Wine

Indulge in a luxurious journey exploring the culture and gastronomy 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. Port wine tastings, music-fuelled dinners and visits to historical wineries top it all off in style!

Location:

  • Lisbon, Portugal (LIS)
  • Porto, Portugal (OPO)
  • Douro Valley, Portugal
9  Days | 7  nights

INCLUSIONS

  • Round-trip flights to Lisbon (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Round-trip airport transfer by private Deluxe Sedan or Minivan
  • Transfers from Lisbon to Porto and from Douro Valley to Lisbon, by private Deluxe Sedan or Minivan.
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners and 2 tastings
  • 6 More Moments activities included:
    • Private half-day Lisbon tour
    • Private full-day Sintra & Cascais Tour (lunch not included)
    • Private half-day Porto tour & visit to a wine cellar with Port wine tasting
    • Dinner at Barão Fladgate Restaurant in Porto
    • Full-day Douro Valley tour and transfer to hotel in the Douro region
    • Farewell dinner and Fado show with drinks
  • Earn Aeroplan® points

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Lisbon.

Luxury Portuguese Culture & Wine

Day 2

Welcome to Lisbon: Sightseeing

Upon arrival in Lisbon, take your private deluxe transfer to your hotel and check in. At the reception, meet your driver to embark on a private half-day tour of Lisbon.

More Moments Activities Included:
Private Half- Day Private Lisbon Tour:
  • Begin your tour with a visit to the historical Belém quarter and see the 16th century Belém Tower and the Monument to the DiscoveriresDiscoveries. Continue to the Jerónimos MonasteryJeronimos’ Monestary, followed by the a stroll along Tejo riverTagus River and across Lisbon’s emblematic squares: ‘Praco do Comércio’Commerce Square and ‘Arco da Rua Augusta’. Wander over to Continue to Alfama, one of the oldest quarters and then drive along Avenida da Liberdade, the city’s grand boulevard, up to Marquês de Pombal roundabout Pombal’s Square to enjoy the view over Lisbon from Eduardo VII Park.
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Luxury Portuguese Culture & Wine

Day 3

Lisbon: Sightseeing

After breakfast, meet your driver to begin your private Sintra & Cascais tour.

More Moments Activities Included:
Private Full- Day Private Sintra & Cascais Tour:
  • Visit the charming and picturesque town of Sintra that enchanted kings and inspired poets. Visit a majestic palace and walk through narrow streets lined with craft shops. In the afternoon, travel to Cabo da Roca, the most westerly point of Europe, and admire the unique scenery of the Atlantic Ocean, Guincho Beach and Boca do Inferno. Continue to Cascais, an elegant section of the Lisbon coast.  It is set along a beautiful bay of sandy and calm beaches.  Travel through Estoril before returning back to Lisbon.
Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Luxury Portuguese Culture & Wine

Day 4

Lisbon – Porto (approx. 310 km): Sightseeing

After breakfast, check out and meet your driver for a private transfer to Porto. Spend the next 2 nights in Porto.

More Moments Activities Included:
Private Half-Day Private Porto Tour:
  • Walk through the historical centre, admire the iconic Dom Luís I Bridge , the Palacio da Bolsa stock exchange and the imposing Porto Cathedral. Other points of interest include São Bento train station, Clérigos Church, Aliados Avenue and Lello bookshop. Entrance tickets to monuments not included.
Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Luxury Portuguese Culture & Wine

Day 5

Porto: Sightseeing

After breakfast, explore the historical village of Belmonte. Head toward the wine-making region of the Douro River. For the last stop, continue west to the town of Amarante, on the Tamega River, for your overnight stay.

More Moments Activities Included:
Porto Taylor’s Wine Cellar & Dinner at Barão Fladgate Restaurant:
  • Port Wine is one of the great classic European wines and its history is fascinating to learn. Visit the 4th century old historic wine house, Taylor’s Port cellars, and learn about the making of port wine. Transfer to wine cellar not included.

 

  • Situated on the grounds of Taylor’s Port cellars, enjoy magnificent views across the Douro River and historic centre of Porto. Savour a contemporary interpretation of traditional cuisine using fresh local ingredients. Transfer to the restaurant not included.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Tasting, Dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Luxury Portuguese Culture & Wine

Day 6

Porto – Douro Region (approx. 328 km ) - Sightseeing

After breakfast, check out and meet your driver for a private transfer to the Douro Valley. Spend the next 2 nights in the northern region of Portugal.

More Moments Activities Included:
Douro Valley tour:
  • See stunning landscapes of green and golden hills covered with vineyards. Visit the Catholic pilgrimage town of Lamego and see the Santuario of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios.  Continue to Peso da Régua and visit the Douro Museum.  Lastly stop at Pinhão, to see the beautiful and historical train station and visit a ‘Quinta’ and vineyard for a tour and wine tasting. Lunch and entrance to monuments are not included.
Meal(s): Breakfast, tasting
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Luxury Portuguese Culture & Wine

Day 7

Douro Region: At Leisure

The day is yours to spend at leisure and explore the region at your own pace. 

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Luxury Portuguese Culture & Wine

Day 8

Douro Region - Lisbon (approx. 380 km )

After breakfast, meet your private driver and head back to Lisbon for your farewell dinner and Fado show.

More Moments Activities Included:
Farewell Dinner and Fado Show with drinks:

Fado is a musical expression of the Portuguese people with a UNESCO World Heritage status, as urban Lisbon music symbolic of the city and the country. 

Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Luxury Portuguese Culture & Wine

Day 9

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)
Porto Bay Liberdade(or similar)
Porto, Portugal (OPO)
Porto Bay Flores(or similar)
Douro Valley, Portugal
Six Senses Douro Valley(or similar)

Room Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

Daily from April 6 to October 31, 2021

MORE TO KNOW

Not included
 

  • Meals and drinks, unless noted
  • Excursion site entrances and visits, unless mentioned
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance

ACTIVITIES

The More Moments activities/excursions mentioned in the itinerary are all included in the package, but may be rescheduled to take place on an earlier or later day, depending on availability and operational day.

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.

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.