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Grand Tour of Portugal: From Porto to Lisbon

14 days |  18 days with The Azores & Lisbon extension
14 days |  18 days with The Azores & Lisbon extension
Group size1535 travelers

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Get to know this small European country’s big personality.

Tiny Portugal packs a big punch when it comes to eye-popping landscapes, artisanal traditions, and flavorful food and wines. And on this sweeping tour of the country, you can get a taste of it all. Touch down in Porto and get to know the coastal city before making your way south. Along the way, explore the picturesque Douro Valley, the university town of Coimbra, religiously significant Fátima, medieval Évora, and the sun-splashed Algarve before ending your adventure in colorful Lisbon. Not ready to head home? Extend your stay to explore the Azores, an archipelago off Portugal’s coast that’s home to lush, natural scenery and welcoming locals.

Your tour package includes

  • 12 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 12 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 4 dinners with beer or wine
  • 1 wine tasting
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Included highlights

  • Stock Exchange Palace
  • Casa de Mateus
  • Douro Valley wine tasting
  • Coimbra
  • Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima
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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.

Porto3 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 like a true tripeiro (Porto resident) as you join your local guide for a walking tour.

  • Wander through the medieval lanes of the Old World Ribeira district and along the picturesque Douro Riverfront.
  • Pass iconic sites, 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.

Enjoy a free afternoon in Porto or add an excursion.

Douro River Cruise & Port Wine Cellar

From $89 per person

Day 4: Free day in Porto
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Porto or add an excursion.

A Day in Guimarães & Braga

From $125 per person

Douro Valley1 night
Day 5: Douro Valley via Casa de Mateus & wine tasting
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Wine tasting

Travel through rolling hills and small villages as you make your way to the Douro Valley, making stops along the way.

  • Visit the 18th-century Casa de Mateus, considered one of the finest examples of Baroque civil architecture in Portugal.
  • Admire the architecture of the Baroque-style mansion, which is set against the beautiful backdrop of the Portuguese countryside.
  • Tour the mansion and its gardens, which were designed by architect Nicolau Nasoni in the 18th century.
  • Stop at a local restaurant to enjoy an included lunch featuring regional food and wine.
  • Visit a winery and sample three wines from some of Portugal’s most prestigious wine-producing areas.

Continue on to your hotel in the Douro Valley and enjoy a free evening.

Fátima2 nights
Day 6: Sightseeing tour of Coimbra & Fátima
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Drive south and stop to explore Coimbra, a riverfront city that once served as Portugal’s capital, on a guided walking tour.

  • Visit Coimbra University—one of the oldest in Europe—and its grand library, the latter of which was built in the university’s courtyard atop the ruins of a medieval royal prison.
  • Explore the Old Cathedral, or Se Velha, which was built in the 12th century, when Coimbra was Portugal’s capital.
  • Marvel at the Romanesque and Gothic buildings that stand in Coimbra’s medieval Old City and along its waterfront.

Continue on to Fátima, the central Portuguese town that’s home to a famous Catholic pilgrimage site known as the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima, and join a local guide for a walking tour.

  • Learn more about the site, which is where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared six times in as many months before three young shepherds.
  • Step inside the House of Jacinta—home to the three children who saw the apparitions.
  • Enter the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima and explore its grotto.

Enjoy an included dinner this evening.

Day 7: Free day in Fátima
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Fátima or add an excursion.

Batalha, Nazaré & Óbidos

From $125 per person

Évora1 night
Day 8: Transfer to Évora & sightseeing tour
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.
Algarve Region2 nights
Day 9: The Algarve Region via cork factory & olive oil farm
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting, Dinner

As you travel to the sun-soaked Algarve region, stop to learn about locally produced cork and olive oil.

  • Visit an Alentejo cork factory to learn how the material is harvested and used to seal wine bottles.
  • Join a local guide for a tour of an olive grove and farm.
  • Learn about olive oil production and the importance of the olive grove ecosystem.
  • Sample the farm’s olive oil, along with some regional tapas made with homemade products.

Continue on to the Algarve region and sit down for an included dinner.

Day 10: Free day on the Algarve coast
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day on the Algarve coast or add excursions.

Algarve Coastal Cruise: Cliffs, Beaches & Caves

From $79 per person

Historic Silves & Farmhouse Dinner

From $89 per person

Lisbon3 nights
Day 11: Lisbon via Sagres, Cape St. Vincent & Vicentine Coast Natural Park
Included meal: Breakfast

As you make your way to Lisbon, 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 Sagres and enter the Sagres Fortress to admire stunning views of the sea.
  • Make a photo stop at Cape St. Vincent to soak in the scenery from mainland Europe’s southwestern-most point.

Continue along the coast to Lisbon via the impressive Vicentine Coast Nature Park, one of Europe’s best preserved coastlines.

Day 12: Sightseeing tour of Lisbon
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting

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

  • Admire views of the city from Eduardo VII Park and pass the Praça Marquês de Pombal as you travel along Avenida da Liberdade.
  • Stop at the waterfront to discover the city’s maritime heritage at the Monument to the Discoveries and Tower of Belém.
  • View the outside of the church at Jerónimos Monastery, built to honor voyagers.
  • Try pastéis de nata, a famous Portuguese custard tart.

Enjoy a free evening in Lisbon or add an excursion.

Fado Show & Dinner

From $105 per person

Day 13: 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 14: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay to explore the Azores.

Extension to The Azores & Lisbon
Dramatic landscapes, charming fishing villages, and tranquil pastures are a few of the features that draw travelers to the Azores, an archipelago situated off of Portugal’s coast, in the mid-Atlantic. From mainland Portugal, travel to the largest Azorean island, São Miguel, which is home to lake-filled calderas and Europe’s only tea plantation. During your visit, explore Ponta Delgada, the Azores’ capital city, through its military and religious history, its natural landscape, and its culinary traditions.
São Miguel3 nights
Day 14: Flight to São Miguel & sightseeing tour
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Fly to Ponta Delgada, located on the island of São Miguel, and enjoy a guided tour of the Azores’ capital city.

  • Begin at Forte de São Brás, a Renaissance-style fortress used as a base for the Portuguese Navy.
  • Continue walking along the scenic promenade to see the San Sebastian Church and the Church of São José.

Enjoy an included dinner with your group this evening.

Day 15: Pineapple plantation & Sete Cidades
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Tasting

Join a local guide for a day spent treating your taste buds to Azorean flavors—and enjoying spectacular views from Lagoa do Fogo volcano.

  • Step inside a traditional greenhouse where Azorean pineapples—an island specialty—have been cultivated for more than 150 years.
  • Learn about the processes locals use to produce the delicious fruit.
  • Taste housemade pineapple liqueur and jam.
  • Continue on to Lagoa do Fogo volcano to enjoy views of its crater lake and other spectacular surroundings.
  • Continue on to downtown Ribeira Grande for an included lunch.
  • Head to the Sete Cidades village, where you’ll enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding crater and lake.
Day 16: Free day on São Miguel
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day on São Miguel or add an excursion.

Gorreana Tea Plantation, Lunch & the Furnas Valley

From $99 per person

Lisbon1 night
Day 17: Flight to Lisbon
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a final morning on São Miguel before flying back to Lisbon.

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

Lisbon Home-Hosted Dinner

From $89 per person

Flight Home
Day 18: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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    5 out of 5 stars

    6/15/24 by 2nd-time traveler Arlene

    Portugal was absolutely spectacular! I feel like we really got a feel of all of Portugal with this amazing trip! It starts with the friendliest people on earth to the beautiful churches, castles, beaches, the port area, the Douro River Valley, the walled cities, Fátima, the Pastel de Natas, and m...

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    6/15/24 by 2nd-time traveler Anonymous

    Great guides can make or break the trip. The new Portugal trip was a resounding success. I was not sure I would travel again with EF Go because of average guide and poor quality hotels in Scotland tour. I will try another with EF Go to see if Scotland was the exception.

    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 7/9/24

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts! We're delight...

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    6/15/24 by 1st-time traveler Anonymous
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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.


    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.
    Hotel NH Porto Jardim
    Hotel NH Porto Jardim

    This modern hotel is located in Porto’s Ribeira neighborhood. Guests enjoy a top-floor pool, a gym, and a restaurant. Nearby, you’ll find Ribeira Squa...

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    Lamego Hotel & Life
    Lamego Hotel & Life

    This countryside hotel sits on its own orchard and vineyard in Lamego situated in the Douro Valley. Guests enjoy the indoor and outdoor pools, stunnin...

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    Hotel Santa Maria
    Hotel Santa Maria

    This spacious hotel is located around the corner from the Sanctuary in Fátima, Portugal. Guests enjoy the artwork featuring Portuguese artists, on-sit...

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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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    Tivoli Marina Portimão Algarve Hotel
    Tivoli Marina Portimão Algarve Hotel

    This coastal hotel is located in Portimão. Guests enjoy a pool, a restaurant, and bar options. Nearby, you’ll find Praia da Rocha, Fortaleza de Santa ...

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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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    VIP Executive Azores Hotel
    VIP Executive Azores Hotel

    This stylish hotel is located in the Azorean city of Ponta Delgada. Guests enjoy both indoor and outdoor pool, fitness center and two restaurants. Nea...

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