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7 Days •  Begin in PORTO, DOURO VALLEY, BELEM, LISBON, SINTRA, lagos, algarve

7 Days Portugal Adventure

8 Days Air travel time, 7 Days, 6 Nights
Combine with our Signature Spain Adventure

Balanced Days. No Rushing Around.

Take over as a Private Journey or Self-Guided Journey.

This unique itinerary combines historic district hotel stays in Porto and Lisbon. You unpack, relax and enjoy slow travel through Portugal.
Meet our Signature Portugal Adventure: Roof-top Experiences. Mornings with Guides. Leisure Time.
 
The Now Journey itinerary is unique: Small Group. Deluxe Hotels. No Big Buses. Surprises like Rooftop events along the way. No Upselling. No other major tour company offers this experience. Compare and find out!

•  Start in PortoHarry Potter, Historic Post Office, Library and Amazing Perspectives
•  Douro Valley and incredible Winery Visit
• Lisbon: Gateway to the World, Belem, and Sintra
•  Expand your experience with our Signature Spain Adventure

"Effortless. Serene. I'll travel no other way."
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Itinerary at a Glance

Featuring Unique Experiences with Journey's Approach to Travel:

  • Consider a Pre-Tour Overnight Hotel in Seville (or Porto) to recover from your Transatlantic flight.

    TOUR COMMENCES: PORTO, 3 Nights
    Beautiful City, Douro Valley, Port & Wine

    BELEM
    Enjoy a visit to this amazing site, Mosterio dos Jeronimos, Belem Tower, Monument to the Discoveries, Pastéis de Belem

    DOURO VALLEY
    Experience our exciting tour via boat, Ranch Truck and amazing winery.

    TOUR FINALE: LISBON
    , 3 Nights
    Baixa, Bairro Alto, Chiado and Sintra

Journey's hotels are located in the Historic Centers and locations travelers desire; while on tour include all tourism/city taxes, daily breakfast with table service or buffet (continental in Classic), WiFi, and portage.


 

FIRST THINGS FIRST: Consider Early Arrival Options
Your flight to Porto, Portugal, should land on Day 1 of the itinerary — this means you should depart your home airport the day prior — your round-trip travel time on this Journey is 11 Days (10 Days, 9 Nights Land). The trip ends in Lisbon. International airfare is not included. Inquire about our Business Class and Premium Economy Airfare. Also check out our Signature Spain Adventure — the perfect companion tour adventure to Portugal.


Portugal Adventure Day-by-Day Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO PORTO

Upon arrival to the Porto airport, clear customs and then meet our driver for the included transfer to the hotel located just a few minutes away.


Discovery WalkDiscovery Walk: Porto
This afternoon you will meet our Now Journey Tour Captain who will host a discovery walk through the heart of vibrant Porto. Get to know Porto and its hilly character as we get to know our fellow adventurers as well.

Prosecco IconJourney Dinners IconWelcome to Porto Dinner
Tonight join the Journey Tour Captain for an included dinner in a picturesque location in Porto.

Journey Hotels IconAccommodations in Porto, 3 Nights with breakfast
Deluxe: Infante Sagres or InterContinental Porto - Palace Das Cardosas



DAY 2: Exploring Porto

Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Porto
Hello Harry!? JK Rowling's Harry Potter Origins in Porto?
After a delicious included breakfast at the hotel, our Tour Captain will introduce you to our amazing Local Guide for an in-depth walking tour of historic Porto. Today as we delve into the unique culture of the city, we will visit Sao Bento Station, said to be one of the most beautiful train stations in the world, the Gothic Monument Church of St. Francis and the Romanesque Porto Cathedral.

Special Access: We've got timed reservations for you to check out the amazing Livraria Lello (Lello Bookstore) which is said to be the third most beautiful bookstore in the world.



DAY 3: Optional Douro Valley & Winery Experience

Enjoy today at leisure or opt for our amazing excursion into the Douro Valley complete with wine tasting paired with morsels.

Sightseeing IconToday's Optional Adventure: Douro Valley
An Amazing Experience by Vehicle, Boat and Farm Truck!
After breakfast, consider our optional tour outside of the city into the lush and beautiful Douro Valley.  Travel along the river into one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world with stunning landscapes. We will visit one of the finest historic cellars in the region where we will enjoy a tour and wine tasting with views of the Douro River. Following our visit, we return to Porto for an afternoon at leisure. $330 per person.

Journey Dinners IconTonight's Optional Dinner
Enjoy an optional dinner tonight with the Tour Captain in Porto.



DAY 4: To Belem

We make our way south toward Lisbon this morning to continue our discovery of amazing Portugal.

Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Belem
Meet your Tour Captain this morning as we make our way to the town of Belém and visit the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos (Jeronimos Monastery). We will see the Belem Tower and the impressive Monument to the Discoveries. We continue our journey on to Lisbon in the late-afternoon to check in and freshen up before a Discovery Walkabout to our welcome dinner.

Discovery WalkDiscovery Walk: Enjoy the arrival to our hotel in Lisbon as part of our Discovery Walk.

Prosecco IconJourney Dinners IconWelcome to Lisbon Dinner
Join your Tour Captain for a Welcome Dinner at a restaurant featuring traditional Portuguese cuisine paired with regional wines. 

Journey Hotels IconAccommodations in Lisbon, 3 Nights with breakfast
Deluxe: Hotel Avenida Palace or Bairro Alto Hotel

 


DAY 5: Discovering Lisbon

Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Treasures of Lisbon
After a delicious included breakfast, meet the Journey Tour Captain and our Local Guide for a walking tour of historic Lisbon where we will learn of the many architectural and historical influences from Roman and Moorish occupations of the country and the dramatic impact of the earthquake of 1755. We will explore some of the neighborhoods of Lisbon including Baixa, where you will learn the history of the earthquake that shaped today's downtown. Bairro Alto, the local's favorite for nightlife, and Chiado, one of the oldest areas of the city, will prove delightful as our guide provides expert commentary.

 


DAY 6: OPTION TO SINTRA

Enjoy today at leisure or opt for our amazing excursion to Sintra.

Sightseeing IconToday's Optional Adventure:  Discovering Sintra
Consider a day trip to beautiful Sintra: experience the beauty of Sinta Natural Park, the immaculate Pena National Palace and then enjoy the Atlantic Coast to Cascais for a leisurely walk through town. Enjoy some free time at Cascais Beach.

We will return late afternoon to Lisbon for a free evening. $330 per person.


DAY 7: EXPLORING THE ALGARVE

Your time in Portugal ends today after breakfast (time permitting). Some of you may be extending to our Signature Spain Tour —  interestsed? — inquire with us today. Flights from Lisbon, Portugal to Seville, Spain are quoted separately: book early for best fares.



DAY 8: JEWELS OF THE ALGARVE

Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Discovering Jewels of the Coast

Enjoy our time as we explore Lagos Old Town and other points along the coast. Despite its popularity, Lagos town has been able to retain its authentic Portuguese character.

We return to our hotel for the balance of the afternoon at leisure.

Journey is Different: Tonight your Journey Tour Captain will invite you to an optional dinner or they can help you with dining reservations if you prefer to explore at your leisure.

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DAY 9: DAY AT LEISURE

Today enjoy the Algarve and its coast at your leisure.

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DAY 10: DEPARTURE DAY

Your time in Portugal ends today after breakfast (time permitting) with an included transfer to the Lisbon airport (3 hours transfer time).

Some of you may be extending to our Signature Spain Tour —  interestsed? — inquire with us today.

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