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A Week in Portugal: Porto, Évora & Lisbon

9 days |  12 days with the Algarve Region & Lisbon extension
9 days |  12 days with the Algarve Region & Lisbon extension
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Explore Portugal’s endless charm from top to bottom.

Charming cities perched on peaceful riverbanks. Elegant Old Towns laced with cobblestone lanes. Too many opulent churches, palaces, and architectural gems to count. And then there are the emerald countrysides and sparkling coastlines, not to mention the mouthwatering food and wine. Is there anything Portugal doesn't have? As you spend a week exploring the country, from Porto in the north to Lisbon—and the sunny Algarve—in the south on our tour extension, you’ll discover that the tiny European country really does have it all.

Your tour package includes

  • 7 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine
  • 1 food tasting
  • 5 sightseeing tours
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Included highlights

  • Porto’s Old-World Ribeira district
  • Douro riverfront
  • Stock Exchange Palace
  • Coimbra
  • Évora’s Chapel of Bones
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Porto today.

Porto2 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Porto
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to Portugal! Settle in to your hotel in the heart of this 2,000-year-old, UNESCO-listed city. Later, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at a welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Porto
Included meal: Breakfast

Get to know Porto—Portugal’s second-largest city—like a true tripeiro, or Porto resident, as you explore the city on a walking tour with your local guide.

  • Wander through the lanes of the medieval Ribeira district and along the picturesque Douro Riverfront.
  • Pass icons, such as the Baroque-style Clérigos Tower, the Gothic São Francisco Church, and the wrought-iron Maria Pia Bridge.
  • Step inside the city’s famed, neoclassical Stock Exchange Palace, which was built in the 19th century.

Enjoy a free afternoon in Porto or add an excursion.

Douro River Cruise & Port Wine Cellar

From $89 per person

Évora2 nights
Day 4: Évora via Coimbra
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Drive south and stop to explore Coimbra—a city perched on the banks of the Rio Mondego, and Portugal’s former capital—on a guided walking tour.

  • Visit Coimbra University—Portugal’s first university and one of the oldest in Europe.
  • Marvel at the many Romanesque and Gothic buildings that stand in Coimbra’s Old City and along the riverbanks.
  • Enjoy free time in Coimbra for lunch.

Later, settle in to your hotel in Évora. Situated among cork groves in the Alentejo region, the town is known for its picturesque, rolling hills, its compact, walled city, and its Roman, Moorish, and royal roots. Here, you’ll join your group for an included dinner this evening.

Day 5: Sightseeing tour of Évora
Included meal: Breakfast

Join a local guide for a walking tour of UNESCO-recognized Évora, one of Europe’s oldest continuously inhabited cities.

  • Take in the region’s whitewashed homes and intricate tilework.
  • Wander through the city’s quaint historic center.
  • See the Roman Temple of Diana.
  • Enter St. Francis Church and its 16th-century Chapel of Bones, the latter of which monks built to house human bones that had been taking up valuable land in the city’s 40-plus cemeteries.

Spend a free afternoon in Évora or add an excursion.

Olive Oil Farm, Alentejo Wine Tasting & Dinner

From $149 per person

Lisbon3 nights
Day 6: Lisbon via Alentejo cork factory
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting

As you travel to Lisbon, stop to visit an Alentejo cork factory to learn how the material is harvested and used to seal wine bottles.

Continue on to Lisbon and enjoy a free evening or add an excursion.

Fado Show & Dinner

From $105 per person

Day 7: Sightseeing tour of Lisbon
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting

Set off on a guided sightseeing tour of Lisbon, Portugal’s colorful capital city, aboard your coach.

  • Stop at Eduardo VII Park to take photos and enjoy panoramic views of the city.
  • Back on board your coach, drive along Avenida de Liberdade and past Lisbon’s important landmarks, including the busy Praça Marquês de Pombal roundabout, the Rossio rail station, with its pair of horseshoe-shaped front doors, and the Santa Justa lift, a 19th-century Industrial Age marvel turned beloved visitor attraction.
  • Stop at the waterfront to discover the city’s maritime heritage at the Monument to the Discoveries and Belém Tower, the latter of which served as a point of embarkation and disembarkation for Portuguese explorers.
  • View the outside of the church at Jerónimos Monastery, which was built in honor of voyagers.
  • Visit a local bakery to taste pastéis de nata, a famous Portuguese custard tart.
  • Make your way to Placa do Comercio and walk to Casa de Bicos, or the House of Spikes, a 16th-century palace whose facade is covered with more than 1,000 spike-shaped stones.

Spend a free evening in the city or add an excursion.

Lisbon Cooking Class & Dinner

From $129 per person

Day 8: Free day in Lisbon
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Spend a free day in Lisbon or add an excursion.

Later, celebrate your trip with your group at a farewell dinner.

Sintra & the Portuguese Riviera

From $99 per person

Flight Home
Day 9: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay in Lisbon.

Extension to the Algarve Region & Lisbon
Situated along Portugal’s southern coast, the Algarve is known for its golden beaches, towering sea cliffs, lavish golf resorts, and charming fishing villages. And after a week spent exploring the country’s bustling cities, it’s the perfect place to slow down and enjoy a taste of laid-back living. During your visit, explore the region's dramatic coastline, soak up the charm of its historic, small towns, and get your fill of freshly caught seafood in its waterfront restaurants and bars. Then, say “adeus” to this otherworldly paradise and spend one last evening in lively Lisbon before catching your flight home.
Algarve Region2 nights
Day 9: Transfer to the Algarve Region & sightseeing tour of Silves
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Transfer to the sun-soaked Algarve region and join your Tour Director on a walk through the historic town of Silves, the Algarve’s original capital. Then, enjoy free time to relax and explore Silves at your leisure.

Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Day 10: Lagos, Sagres & Cape St. Vincent
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free morning in the Algarve region or add an excursion.

Then, discover the white-sand beaches, dramatic coastline, and small towns of the Algarve region, southern Portugal’s beachy hot spot.

  • Visit the seafaring town of Lagos.
  • Marvel at the towering, coastal rock spires of Ponta da Piedade.
  • Enter Sagres Fortress and admire stunning views of the sea.
  • Make a photo stop at Cape St. Vincent to soak in the scenery from the southwesternmost point in mainland Europe.

Please note: On some departures the Algarve Coastal Cruise excursion may take place on the morning of day 11.

Algarve Coastal Cruise

From $55 per person

Lisbon1 night
Day 11: Transfer to Lisbon
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free morning in the Algarve region before heading back to Lisbon this afternoon.

This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

Flight Home
Day 12: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 4.7 out of 5

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Portugal's Best
    1/27/24 by 1st-time traveler Barbara

    This tour of Portugal was fantastic! A must do trip! Our guide, Luis, was the best ever!

    4 out of 5 stars

    1/27/24 by 1st-time traveler Vivian

    5 out of 5 stars

    Love how you support small businesses!
    1/27/24 by 3rd-time traveler Marianne

    One of the consistent factors that keeps us coming back is the kindness, skill and knowledgability of your tour guides plus your commitment to support small businesses and local artisans in the regions you travel to...can't wait for our next tour!

    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 2/6/24

    Hi Marianne, Thank you for sharing your feedback ...

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

    Hotels

    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    HF Fenix Porto
    HF Fenix Porto

    This urban hotel is located in Porto's Boavista district. Guests enjoy the terrace, on-site restaurant and bar, free Wi-Fi. Nearby you'll find the Tra...

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    M’Ar de Ar Muralhas
    M’Ar de Ar Muralhas

    This upscale hotel is located in the historic center of Évora. Guests enjoy a swimming pool, a restaurant, and free Wi-Fi. Nearby, you’ll find Giraldo...

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    HF Fénix Lisboa
    HF Fénix Lisboa

    This chic hotel is located on the central Marquês de Pombal Square in Lisbon. Guests enjoy the sun terrace, an on-site restaurant and bar, and spaciou...

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    Tivoli Lagos
    Tivoli Lagos

    This modern hotel is located in the Ameijeira neighborhood. Guests enjoy restaurants and open concept lounges. Nearby, you’ll find Dona Ana's Beach, P...

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    Flights

    Round-trip flights are one more thing we handle to make your journey as smooth as possible. Our team of travel experts will find the best flight itinerary for you at a competitive rate, thanks to our partnerships with top airlines.
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    • Options for arriving early, staying longer, or requesting an upgrade
    • Flexible rebooking options if your tour itinerary changes
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