Introduction
This is how it feels to be royalty. Funded by centuries of discovery and empire, Portugal has more regal grandeur than any other country we know. Of course, the great cities of Lisbon and Porto are rich with imperial landmarks. Our hotels here are distinctive and very gracious. But Portugal also has more hours of sunshine a year than any other European country, perfect for exploring. So we taste the country’s treasured port wines on walks in the mountainous vineyards where they’re born. On a glorious coastal trail, you’ll face the churning surf that Henry the Navigator conquered to explore Africa and the New World. And we’ll come face to face with the Portuguese people from salt-panners to winemakers. When you join Classic Journeys on a Portugal walking tour, you’ll get a true feel for the unique tempo and personality of this kingdom by the sea.
Picture yourself on a Portugal walking tour…
  • Sipping on Port at a family-owned Douro Valley vineyard
  • Walking the dramatic coastal trail from Cabo da Roca
  • Luxuriating in Portugal’s most historic hotels
Itinerary at a glance
DAYS 1-2 - LISBON / SINTRA
We meet in Lisbon, one of Europe’s most colorful capitals, with its pastel buildings and red roofs. On a guided walk, we’ll see the city’s landmarks, including Belém Tower, Jerónimos Monastery and the 1000-year-old Moorish quarter. Our luxury hotel in Sintra (2 nights) sits in a national park and is the perfect jumping-off point for an exploration of Pena National Palace.

DAYS 3-4 - LUSO
On a morning walk from Guincho to Cascais, we experience the coast in all its glory—from wide golden beaches to steep headlands pounded by emerald surf. And we settle for 2 nights into a splendid hotel, built for a king in the deep-mountain forests of a Carmelite monastery. We’ll wander in those gorgeous woods on a magical walk. They call Aveiro “the Portuguese Venice”, and you’ll agree when you see its lovely canals crowded with colorful gabled buildings. We’ll also be welcomed at one of the country’s renowned porcelain factories.

DAYS 5-7 - DOURO VALLEY / PORTO
Heading inland, the Douro Valley is Portugal’s lushest region, and we’ll take full advantage. On varied walks, we’ll explore Vila Real and the gardens of a 17th century Baroque manor house. A prominent family will greet us at their centuries-old vineyard for a tasting and a picnic on the grounds of the estate. On our final day, we visit the seaside city of Porto, where Port wine originated, to take in the sights and meet local fishermen.
Portugal
Cultural Walking Adventure
7 Days / 6 Nights
Starting Point: Lisbon - 1:30 pm - lobby of Lisboa Plaza Hotel

Ending Point: Porto - 2:30 pm - lobby of Palacio Das Cardosas Lisbon - 5:45 pm - Lisboa Plaza Hotel

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Logistics made easy
When you travel Portugal with us, we eliminate your logistical concerns. We take care of all the details so you can focus on the amazing scenery, culture and historic sites.
Travel solo in the best of company
We welcome solo travel on our Portugal tour with single supplements that are the lowest you’re likely to find anywhere.
Tour Dates & Prices
Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
TOUR DATES
TOUR PRICES
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
April 23-29, 2017$4395.00$795.00
May 14-20, 2017$4395.00$795.00
June 4-10, 2017$4395.00$795.00
September 3-9, 2017$4395.00$795.00
October 1-7, 2017$4395.00$795.00
  • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
  • Support vehicle(s)
  • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
  • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
  • Trip literature
  • All land transportation during the trip
• All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners
Portugal
Cultural Walking Adventure
7 Days / 6 Nights
Portugal has a warm, Mediterranean climate. The temperature is generally very temperate, with a daily range from 65 degrees to the upper 70s and evening temperatures in the upper 50s.

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Hotels
Penha Longa Resort

Located in a 545-acre national park, this luxurious hotel’s plush guest rooms offer breathtaking views of the mountainscape. Facilities include a spa and 27 holes of fine golf on courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

Bussaco Palace Hotel

Built in 1885 for the last king of Portugal, this palace/hotel sits in a 250-acre forest. The rooms are true to the historic integrity of the palace. The restaurant includes an outdoor veranda overlooking the lake and gardens.

Casa Dos Viscondes Da Várzea

This charming hotel in Lamego has been in the family of the resident viscountess for eight centuries. Atmospheric rooms are furnished with antiques. The grounds include lit gardens, a salt-water pool and tennis courts, all surrounded by vineyards.

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Logistics made easy
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We welcome solo travel on our Portugal tour with single supplements that are the lowest you’re likely to find anywhere.
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