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Romantic Portugal: Douro, Algarve & Lisbon

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,844

DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Experience luxurious hotels and unique experiences across Portugal on this romantic vacation. Discover the flavours of Port in the Douro Valley, swim off rocky beaches in between wellness treatments in the Algarve, and watch a Fado show and explore historical landmarks in Lisbon.


This 9-day Portuguese vacation takes you to the Douro Valley, the Algarve, and finally Lisbon. It features deluxe accommodations and small group tours.

Your journey begins in Porto, the town synonymous with Portugal’s famous fortified wine, where you’ll connect into the Douro Valley and Monverde Wine Experience Hotel. This 4-star property located in Quinta de Sanguinhedo outside Porto is your base for a few days at leisure. Enjoy spacious accommodations and impeccable amenities on-site, including a celebrated restaurant and a nature spa that promises to rejuvenate you in calm environments. Spend your days exploring nearby towns and attractions, such as the Bridge Sao Goncalo and the Amadeo de Souza Cardoso Museum, and visiting wineries to discover all the flavours of Port wine.

Fly south to the Algarve, the sunny region at the southern tip of Portugal, and connect to Bela Vista Hotel & Spa, your 5-star accommodations on Praia de Rocha cliff overlooking the beaches and coastline of Portimao. Enjoy time at leisure to swim off the beaches and enjoy the hotel amenities, including wellness treatments in L’Occitane Spa and the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant. You’ll also head on a day tour to explore the western part of the region. Visit Silves, the former Moorish capital, and see its medieval castle before heading up the Monchique Mountains to Foia, the highest point in the region. Swing by Lagos, the regional capital, where you’ll see the historic slave market and golden church of Saint Anthony before ending the tour at Cape Saint Vincent, the most southwesterly point in Europe.

Connect to Lisbon, the Portuguese capital, and discover the beauty of the city lit up at night. Swing by landmarks such as Jeronimos Monastery and Belem Tower before connecting to a local restaurant for a delicious meal and a performance of Fado music, the haunting musical genre that defines Portugal. A full day tour the next day will take you to the city’s many landmarks. Start in the Discoveries Quarter of Belem, dedicated to the sailors and captains during the Age of Exploration. You’ll see Jeronimos Monastery and Belem Tower in the light of day before heading into the narrow streets of Alfama to experience a traditional part of the city. Swing by Lisbon Cathedral and St. Jorge Castle before ending the tour at the Parque das Nacoes near the Tejo River, a relatively-new district that was built to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Vasco de Gama visiting India.

At the end of your stay, connect to the airport for onward travels.


 

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,844

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Day 1

Porto Airport to Porto Hotels

Duration1 Hour

Monverde Wine Experience Hotel

Monverde Wine Experience Hotel is a 4 star property situated in Teloes, one hour from the Porto airport and city centre. With deep passion for wine and everything that revolves around it, will make your stay at Monverde a unique and truly unforgettable experience surrounded by beautiful landscape. The rooms are spacious and unpretentious in their execution, resulting in a charming space where contemporary aesthetics prioritised comfort, relax and intimate environment. Popular attractions such as Bridge Sao Goncalo, Church Sao Goncalo, and Amadeo de Souza Cardoso Museum are all within 6.8km from the hotel.

Meal Plan Continental Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Monverde Wine Experience Hotel

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    Monverde Wine Experience Hotel



    Monverde Wine Experience Hotel is a 4 star property situated in Teloes, one hour from the Porto airport and city centre. With deep passion for wine and everything that revolves around it, will make your stay at Monverde a unique and truly unforgettable experience surrounded …

    Monverde Wine Experience Hotel is a 4 star property situated in Teloes, one hour from the Porto airport and city centre. With deep passion for wine and everything that revolves around it, will make your stay at Monverde a unique and truly unforgettable experience surrounded by beautiful landscape. The rooms are spacious and unpretentious in their execution, resulting in a charming space where contemporary aesthetics prioritised comfort, relax and intimate environment. Popular attractions such as Bridge Sao Goncalo, Church Sao Goncalo, and Amadeo de Souza Cardoso Museum are all within 6.8km from the hotel.

    Facilities

    • Activities Desk
    • Concierge
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Laundry Service
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Shops
    • Spa
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 2

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 3

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 4

Porto Hotels to Porto Airport

Duration1 Hour

Faro Airport/Train Station to Hotels (Quinta do Lago/Vilamoura)

Duration1 Hour

Bela Vista Hotel and Spa

Bela Vista Hotel and Spa is a 5-star, adults only hotel set over the Praia da Rocha cliff in Portimao in the Algarve, with direct access to the beach. Built in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, along with area’s historical chalets. With a good taste that breathes in every detail, featuring unique designs, chic, and modern decor. Some of the hotel facilities include a L'Occitane Spa, a modern outdoor pool and a Michelin Star restaurant. An 11 minute walk from Marina Portimao - a popular tourist attraction and just under 1 hour drive from Faro airport.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Bela Vista Hotel and Spa

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    Bela Vista Hotel and Spa



    Bela Vista Hotel and Spa is a 5-star, adults only hotel set over the Praia da Rocha cliff in Portimao in the Algarve, with direct access to the beach. Built in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, along with area’s historical chalets. With a …

    Bela Vista Hotel and Spa is a 5-star, adults only hotel set over the Praia da Rocha cliff in Portimao in the Algarve, with direct access to the beach. Built in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, along with area’s historical chalets. With a good taste that breathes in every detail, featuring unique designs, chic, and modern decor. Some of the hotel facilities include a L'Occitane Spa, a modern outdoor pool and a Michelin Star restaurant. An 11 minute walk from Marina Portimao - a popular tourist attraction and just under 1 hour drive from Faro airport.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Fitness Centre
    • Hot Tub
    • Laundry Service
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Spa

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Day 5

Full Day tour: West Algarve

Take a guided shared tour to visit the western areas of the Algarve. On this tour, you will have the chance to visit the mountains and see some remains of its Moorish and Roman existence in Silves, the old Moorish Capital. Discover its castle and cathedral. Next, climb the Monchique Mountains to Foia, the highest point of the Algarve. Enjoy free time for taking of spectacular photos. Then, make your way down from the mountains to the beautiful town of Lagos. Discover the first European indoor slave market, Saint Anthony's golden church, fort and old town. Finally, continue on to Cape Saint Vincent, the most south-westerly point of Europe, known as "the End of the World".

Duration8 Hours
Day 6

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 7

Hotels (Carvoiero/Portimao) to Faro Airport/Train

Duration1 Hour

Lisbon Train Station (Oriente) to Lisbon Hotels

Duration1 Hour

Heritage Av Liberdade Hotel

The Heritage Avenida Liberdade Hotel is the Hoteis Heritage Lisboa's latest project and is located on the avenida da liberdade, in the historic center of Lisbon.

It is a restored late XVIII century building, the decoration of which was entrusted to Miguel Câncio Martins - a Portuguese architect who is renowned for his work on mythical spaces like the Thiou and the Buddha Bar in Paris, the Strictly Hush in London and the Man Ray in New York.

His design combines the city's own traditions and lifestyle with the most modern technology.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Heritage Av Liberdade Hotel

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    Heritage Av Liberdade Hotel



    The Heritage Avenida Liberdade Hotel is the Hoteis Heritage Lisboa's latest project and is located on the avenida da liberdade, in the historic center of Lisbon. It is a restored late XVIII century building, the decoration of which was entrusted to Miguel Câncio Martins - …

    The Heritage Avenida Liberdade Hotel is the Hoteis Heritage Lisboa's latest project and is located on the avenida da liberdade, in the historic center of Lisbon.

    It is a restored late XVIII century building, the decoration of which was entrusted to Miguel Câncio Martins - a Portuguese architect who is renowned for his work on mythical spaces like the Thiou and the Buddha Bar in Paris, the Strictly Hush in London and the Man Ray in New York.

    His design combines the city's own traditions and lifestyle with the most modern technology.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Pool

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Panoramic Lisbon by Night + Dinner and Fado show

Enjoy an unforgettable evening with the beauty and the lights of Lisbon and its main monuments. On this shared tour, discover a panoramic view of the major sights in Lisbon including the famous Jeronimos Monastery and Belem Tower. Later, enjoy dinner at an authentic restaurant with a Fado and folk dance performance. Fado is the music genre that is cannot be explained, but can best experienced through its nostalgic sounds and must heard in silence.

Duration4 Hours
Day 8

Full Day Classic Lisbon Tour

Enjoy a full day discovering the beautiful city of Lisbon. With a professional driver-guide, start by visiting the Discoveries Quarter of Belem, from which the Portuguese Caravels sailed off to the epic maritime discoveries. Belem is home to two of Lisbon's jewels and symbols of the city, the Jerónimos Monastery and the Tower of Belem, built after Vasco da Gama's discovery of India, in late 15th century. Following this visit, make a quick stop at the most famous local pastry shop in Portugal "Pasteís de Belém, founded in 1837. Then, head to central Lisbon to admire the major squares such as Rossio Square and Commerce Square. The afternoon starts from Restauradores Square, passing by the Santa Justa Elevator and continues to downtown Lisbon. Admire the narrow streets of Alfama, visit the Lisbon Cathedral, admire the view St. Jorge Castle as you pass by Chiado, Bairro Alto and some amazing viewpoints like Portas do Sol and Santa Luzia.

The tour will ends with a visit to Parque das Naçoes, the new and modern part of the city, near the Tejo River, that hosted Expo'98, built to celebrate the 500 years of India's discovery by Vasco da Gama.

Duration8 Hours
Day 9

Lisbon Hotels to Lisbon Airport

Duration1 Hour

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

2021: Apr to Oct: Friday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 3 nights deluxe hotel in the Douro region
  • 3 nights deluxe hotel in the Algarve
  • 2 nights deluxe hotel in Lisbon
  • Private transfers between hotels and train stations
  • Full Day Tour of the West Algarve
  • Panoramic Lisbon by Night + Dinner and Fado show (max 8 guests)
  • Full Day Classic Lisbon Tour (max 8 guests)
  • Breakfast daily (excluding day 1)

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International and domestic flights (Porto to Faro flight on Day 4 is not included)
  • Trains (Faro to Lisbon train on Day 7 is not included)
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Visa fees if applicable

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

 

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