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Private 8-Day Tour of Portugal from Lisbon

1. Private 8-Day Tour of Portugal from Lisbon

Experience a fantastic 8-day tour of Portugal’s beautiful cities, and enjoy a week full of exciting and interesting activities. Day 1 (Wednesday): Arrival in Lisbon Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Lisbon. You have the rest of the day to spend as you wish, for example you can use this day to enjoy a stroll through the city. Overnight stay with breakfast at a 3 or 4-star hotel. Day 2 (Thursday): Lisbon Explore Lisbon on a scenic drive through the old town to Alfama, the oldest district of the city. Afterwards you will visit the Jerónimos Monastery, home to one of the most beautiful cloisters in the world. You will then continue on to Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries before heading back to the hotel. Overnight stay with breakfast at a 3 or 4-star hotel. Day 3 (Friday): Lisbon – Coimbra Leave the capital city and drive to the picturesque village of Óbidos, where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll. Afterwards you will head to the traditional fishing village of Nazaré, where you will visit the famous Monastery of Batalha. Continue on to Fátima, the largest place of pilgrimage in Portugal which attracts 4 to 6 million pilgrims every year. From there you can take a trip to the traditional university city of Coimbra. Overnight stay with breakfast at a 3 or 4-star hotel. Day 4 (Saturday): Coimbra – Porto Enjoy a tour of the Baroque library and St. Michael’s Chapel of the oldest university in Portugal, which was founded in 1291. Afterwards you will drive to Porto, the second largest city in the country. Here you can enjoy an extensive panoramic tour of the city to the cathedral. You will then visit the old stock exchange of Porto – the Palácio da Bolsa – before sampling local wine at a famous port winery. Overnight stay with breakfast at a 3 or 4-star hotel. Day 5 (Sunday): Porto – Vila Real Today you will leave the capital of the north and head to the green province of Minho, where you will explore the region of Vinho Verde (green wine). Visit the old town of Braga, which is also known as the Rome of Portugal. You will then head to the sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte with a monumental stairway. Afterwards you will drive to the city of Guimarães, the cradle of Portugal. Explore the old town and the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza. You will then drive through Amarante to Vila Real. Overnight stay with breakfast at a 3 or 4-star hotel. Day 6 (Monday): Vila Real – Guarda After breakfast you will drive to the station of Vila Real. Travel by train through the Port wine region, and along the Corgo River to Régua. Enjoy a fantastic trip to Lamego, known for Presunto (dry-cured ham), where you can take a break. Continue on through Viseu to the city of Guarda at 1,000 meters above sea level. Overnight stay with breakfast at a 3 or 4-star hotel. Day 7 (Tuesday): Guarda – Lisbon Today you will head through the mountainous areas of Portugal to the city of Castelo Branco. Explore the gardens of the Bishop’s Palace before heading towards the city of Tomar. There you will visit the Templar Castle before driving back to Lisbon. Overnight stay with breakfast at a 3 or 4-star hotel. Day 8 (Wednesday): Depart Lisbon Transfer to the airport in Lisbon.

From Porto to Douro Valley, Unesco World Heritage

2. From Porto to Douro Valley, Unesco World Heritage

Be welcome as guests by an unconventional guide who enjoys specialized trips with focus on local heritage, history and cultural features. Experienced with a niche sector of visitors who prefer private rather than mass tourism. Discover the tastes of the Douro Valley on this driving tour heading for two stunning wineries on this day trip from Porto. Admire natural and man sculptured views of the valley, classified as Unesco World Heritage, and sample a range of local wines and flavors enjoying a magnificent lunch composed of regional delicacies. Be picked up at the designated meeting point in the morning and travel in an air-conditioned vehicle (Mercedes-Benz Van) towards the wine region of Sabrosa. Short stop for a coffee at the well preserved historic town center in Amarante and taste regional wines at both wine estates before venturing further into the mountains. Arriving at the family-owned vineyard, enjoy a guided tour of the winery's facilities. Following a hand-picked selection of their fine Port and Doc wines, sit back and relax on a scenic drive to the countryside to have lunch and savor typical and delicious Portuguese food with local specialties accompanied with wine from Douro. After lunch, go on a boat trip along the river Douro in Pinhão, a relaxing moment to enjoy the views and contemplate the lush rolling landscapes from the vineyards. Rest in a smooth journey for the next winery, visit the place and taste a selection of renowned Port Wines. Walk around their high-quality facilities while admiring sweeping countryside views before tasting their delectable Ports. Take a scenic drive National Highway 222, which winds along the river Douro before returning to your accommodation in Porto.

Portugal: Mateus Palace and Vila Real Private Tour

3. Portugal: Mateus Palace and Vila Real Private Tour

Visit the gardens of Mateus Palace and admire the beauty while learning its modern history. Drive the roads of the Circuit, built in 1931, and find many points of interest. Attend the historic center, and taste the delicacies of a conventional pastry factory paired with a good Port wine. Enter Mateus Palace and view the intricately carved chestnut ceilings. Stroll the gardens, planted in the 1700s. Capture some of the serene statues and Oak trees before driving off in a classic car. Travel to the city center of Vila Real and pass by many points of interest on this old racing road. Discover the historic center of the city and enjoy something sweet, accompanied by a Port tasting.

Portugal: touring and trail motorcycle rental

4. Portugal: touring and trail motorcycle rental

Fly and touch down in Oporto. We´ll be waiting for you at the airport to take you to our station just 30 minutes away by highway. Check-in, registrer and choose your bike and extras. Just take out what you need , we´ll keep your unnessential belongins safe while riding. Take a brief moment with us to get to know the main aspects of your trip and motorcycle as long as safety features. It´s time to go. Put your helmet on, push the start button, take a deep breath, relax and feel the difference of travelling on two wheels. Sense the wind on your face and enjoy your ride!

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Excellent experience five star service, the guide (Mr Fonseca) was superb. It a must when visiting Porto, its a short drive with pleasant stops along the way. The vineyards were distinctive, the attention and atmosphere was unique. Lunch, was a fixed local menu, which exposed us to new dishes, it was very much worth it. The boat ride was a pleasant closure. We are not into tours, however this was more of a day with a local than with a guide, shout-out to Fonseca. I was intimidated at the begging because of the long duration of the experience but I have to admit the time flew by. Me and my family of four had a blast and so much to talk about.

Joao was excellent magical day it was magical glass of port with meat pies on the hill facing Vila Real