Last Minute Deal Trafalgar Tours | Best of Portugal

This Best of Portugal journey reveals a nation’s proud history, warm-hearted locals and soul-warming cuisine.

Starting in Lisbon, you’ll travel north and south to explore a Templar stronghold, watch thoroughbreds perform at an Alentejo farm and visit the Algarve.


Tour Operator: Trafalgar Tours
  • What's Included

    • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
    • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
    • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
    • Optional Experiences and free time
    • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised.
  • Pricing

      • Start Date
      • End Date
      • Price
        (Twin)
      • 5 Apr 24
      • 15 Apr 24
      • $4,775
      • 12 Apr 24
      • 22 Apr 24
      • $4,775
      • 17 Apr 24
      • 27 Apr 24
      • $4,775
      • 19 Apr 24
      • 29 Apr 24
      • $4,775
      • 24 Apr 24
      • 4 May 24
      • $4,775
      • 26 Apr 24
      • 6 May 24
      • $4,775
      • 1 May 24
      • 11 May 24
      • $4,825
      • 3 May 24
      • 13 May 24
      • $4,825
      • 8 May 24
      • 18 May 24
      • $4,825
      • 10 May 24
      • 20 May 24
      • $4,825
      • 15 May 24
      • 25 May 24
      • $4,825
      • 17 May 24
      • 27 May 24
      • $4,825
      • 22 May 24
      • 1 Jun 24
      • $4,825
      • 24 May 24
      • 3 Jun 24
      • $4,825
      • 29 May 24
      • 8 Jun 24
      • $5,150
      • 31 May 24
      • 10 Jun 24
      • $5,150

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $4,635 for this departure

      • 5 Jun 24
      • 15 Jun 24
      • $4,875
      • 7 Jun 24
      • 17 Jun 24
      • $4,875

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $4,388 for this departure

      • 12 Jun 24
      • 22 Jun 24
      • $4,875
      • 19 Jun 24
      • 29 Jun 24
      • $4,875
      • 26 Jun 24
      • 6 Jul 24
      • $4,875

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $4,388 for this departure

      • 3 Jul 24
      • 13 Jul 24
      • $4,750
      • 10 Jul 24
      • 20 Jul 24
      • $4,750

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $4,275 for this departure

      • 17 Jul 24
      • 27 Jul 24
      • $4,750
      • 24 Jul 24
      • 3 Aug 24
      • $4,750

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $4,275 for this departure

      • 31 Jul 24
      • 10 Aug 24
      • $4,825

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $4,343 for this departure

      • 7 Aug 24
      • 17 Aug 24
      • $4,825

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $4,343 for this departure

      • 14 Aug 24
      • 24 Aug 24
      • $4,825

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $4,343 for this departure

      • 21 Aug 24
      • 31 Aug 24
      • $4,825

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $4,343 for this departure

      • 28 Aug 24
      • 7 Sep 24
      • $5,325

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $4,793 for this departure

      • 4 Sep 24
      • 14 Sep 24
      • $4,975
      • 6 Sep 24
      • 16 Sep 24
      • $4,975
      • 11 Sep 24
      • 21 Sep 24
      • $4,975
      • 13 Sep 24
      • 23 Sep 24
      • $4,975
      • 18 Sep 24
      • 28 Sep 24
      • $4,975
      • 20 Sep 24
      • 30 Sep 24
      • $4,975
      • 25 Sep 24
      • 5 Oct 24
      • $5,175
      • 27 Sep 24
      • 7 Oct 24
      • $5,175
      • 2 Oct 24
      • 12 Oct 24
      • $5,050
      • 9 Oct 24
      • 19 Oct 24
      • $5,050
      • 16 Oct 24
      • 26 Oct 24
      • $5,050
      • 18 Oct 24
      • 28 Oct 24
      • $5,050
      • 25 Oct 24
      • 4 Nov 24
      • $4,995
    Please note: while prices are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and currency surcharges may apply.Please check price at time of booking
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 - Welcome to Lisbon

    A sea of pastel pinks, yellows and blues dot the seven hills of the romantic Portuguese capital, which you will have an opportunity to explore today before meeting your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past some of the city's most iconic sights.

     

    Day 2 - Discover Colourful Lisbon Dive Into Culture

    Delve into Lisbon's centuries-old seafaring heritage today, paying tribute to the brave men who set off from these shores to discover the ‘New World’. With our Local Specialist, see the shimmering white Monument to the Discoveries, the iconic suspension bridge spanning the Tagus, and Belém Tower, built as a fortress protecting the city of Lisbon. Dive Into Culture on a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO-listed Hieronymite Monastery, an exquisite testament to 16th-century Manueline architecture and art. There’s time to join an Optional Experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Sintra, before perhaps enjoying a traditional Portuguese dinner amidst the soulful and touching sounds of the fado this evening.

     

    Day 3 - Journey to the Algarve Region Connect with Locals

    We journey across the Tagus this morning and drive south towards the Serra da Arrábida Mountains and to the golden pastures of the Alentejo. The hearty aroma of Portuguese chicken fills the air at our Be My Guest experience as we Connect With Locals over a traditional lunch at a stud ranch, where Lusitano horses were reared at the pleasure of King João VI in the 18th century. Our journey continues further south, bound for the sun-kissed shores of the Algarve – our home for the next two nights.

     

    Day 4 - Cliffs, Beaches and More in the Algarve

    The dramatic cliffs and beautiful beaches of the Sagres Peninsula provide a stunning backdrop for our morning coastal drive. Admire spectacular views across Baleeira Beach. We end our excursion with a visit to the resort town of Lagos – once the home of Henry the Navigator.

     

    Day 5 - Onwards to Elegant Évora

    Journeying north, we travel to the ancient Alentejo city of Évora. Join your Local Specialist for a visit to the elaborate cathedral, Roman temple and the Chapel of Bones. Then, spend the rest of your day delving into the medieval history of this enchanting city. Trace centuries of history along its city walls, kick back with a bica and bolo in Praça do Giraldo or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the medieval village of Monsaraz. This evening we dine at our hotel.

     

    Day 6 - Venture Past Mountains to Viseu

    Our first stop today is in the quaint hilltop town of Castelo de Vide with its charming white façades, narrow alleys and fascinating Jewish Quarter. Travel north towards the Serra de Estrela mountains and arrive later in Viseu, set high on a plateau near the famous Dão vineyards. Explore the city's rich art and architectural history, and see the 12th-century Sé, standing imposingly on a hill overlooking much of the city.

     

    Day 7 - Through the Douro Valley to Porto

    Vineyard-clad hills provide an enchanting backdrop for our journey today through the Douro Valley, where Port wine is produced. We explore the magnificent gardens at the Baroque-style Palácio de Mateus, depicted on the label of the distinctive Mateus Rosé wine bottles. We continue via Guimarães for views of its impressive 10th-century castle, before arriving in the riverside town of Porto where we will spend the next two nights.

     

    Day 8 - Explore Vibrant Porto Dive Into Culture

    Join a Local Specialist today for a sightseeing tour in Porto, which takes you past baroque churches and along the winding cobblestone lanes that tumble down towards the Douro River. See the remarkable bridges that span the river and the Gothic Church of St. Francis. Visit the Stock Exchange Palace with its splendid Arabian Hall inspired by Granada's Alhambra, then Dive Into Culture and into the centuries-old tradition of local port production at a tasting in a port cellar. Spend the rest of the afternoon strolling through the historic centre of Porto admiring the azulejo-clad façades, or visit Livraria Lello, the city's oldest bookstore.

     

    Day 9 - On to Coimbra and Pilgrimage to Fátima

    Soak up the grand atmosphere of one of Europe's greatest and oldest universities with a Local Specialist, then stroll through the ancient streets and squares of Coimbra, before journeying to the Templar city of Tomar. We join a Local Specialist to visit the Convent of Christ, originally built as a Templar stronghold in the 12th century. Later, we arrive in the pilgrimage centre of Fátima, visited by millions of Catholic pilgrims, where three young shepherds famously saw apparitions of the Virgin Mary.

     

    Day 10 - Experience Village Life Returning to Lisbon

    En route to Lisbon, with a Local Specialist we stop at the imposing monastery of Batalha – a UNESCO World Heritage site and the best example of late Gothic architecture in Portugal. Our next stop is the fishing village of Nazaré, before we visit the medieval walled city of Óbidos with its whitewashed houses and cobblestone streets. Celebrate our last evening in Portugal together at a Farewell Dinner in an family ran vineyard, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Toast to an incredible journey over organic wine and locally sourced flavours.

     

    Day 11 - Farewell Lisbon

    Say a fond adeus to your fellow travellers at the end of an unforgettable Portuguese holiday.

     

*Terms and Conditions
Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available tour price, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Tour deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions may apply. Food fund and airfares may be additional. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.
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