Join us for à la carte touring on your escorted vacation in Portugal—home to many of history’s great explorers. With so much to see and do in this beautiful country, it’s hard to imagine why anyone would leave to discover the world! From the international flair of Lisbon, to the cobblestone charm of Obidos, to the history of Coimbra, and the wine cellars of Oporto, your Tour Director will point you in the right direction to discover a new world of your own!
Your escorted tour of Portugal begins in the capital city of Lisbon. Enjoy three nights in this dramatic seaside city, with lots of free time to dine, explore, and enjoy its nightlife. You can also choose an optional walking tour of the cobblestone streets, or find other excursions. Travel along the Atlantic coast to stop within the medieval walls of Obidos on your way to lively Coimbra. On to the artistic city of Oporto, an artist’s haven and colorful ceramic tilework to the city’s famed street art and prolific graffiti. The real star of this region, of course, is its Port wine. You can reserve your space on our optional walking tour of Oporto, with lunch and wine-tasting in a local winery. Explore Portugal’s colorful and culinary delights!
DAY 1 Arrive in Lisbon, Portugal
Soak up the Capital Sights
Time to dive in and explore this capital city—easy to navigate, both on foot and with public transport. Feel free to get started enjoying Lisbon’s highlights. Hop on a ride on Tram number 28, see the Belem Tower, or take the Santa Justa Lift. Simply tap your CosmosGO app for directions and suggestions, or find a relaxing spot to soak up the rich Portuguese culture. Your Tour Director will be available in the early evening to provide suggestions on how make the most of your time throughout your tour.
DAY 2 Lisbon
Food, Glorious Food
Today, we offer the option to join us on a guided walking tour of the city, with insight into life in Lisbon in the past and in the present. If you are passionate about food, you’ll want to purchase an evening culinary experience to learn how to prepare some traditional Portuguese delicacies and the fine art of enjoying them in good company. MyCOSMOS makes it easy to secure your reservation for optional activities.
DAY 3 Lisbon
A Little Night Music
Now that Lisbon has captured your heart, enjoy another full day to discover more! There are countless museums to visit, quaint cafes for lingering, or how about a romantic boat trip on the Tagus river? If you prefer to venture out into the landscapes, we suggest you join our optional excursion to Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At day’s end, celebrate with Lisbon’s exciting nightlife, including passionate fado music.
DAY 4 Lisbon—Obidos—Coimbra
Learning from the Locals
Leaving the capital, we follow the Atlantic coast to stop in charming Obidos, a labyrinth of cobbled streets surrounded by medieval fortress walls. Later, we head to Coimbra, known for its historical university, still attracting students from around the world. This university town makes for lively nightlife, with many bars and restaurants. Go out and join the locals!
DAY 5 Coimbra—Oporto
A Life of Art—A Love of Wine
Oporto’s connection with Port wine is undeniable, but that’s just one aspect of this colorful city. Built on the banks of the Douro River, it’s been an inspiration for art and culture for centuries; from traditional azulejos to graffiti, you’ll see evidence of its artistic history around every corner. We recommend our optional walking tour with a local guide, highlighting the twists, turns, and secrets of this fascinating city, including a sample of its gastronomic delicacies with lunch at a traditional winery.
DAY 6 Oporto
Creative Arts and the Legend of the Cockerel
Take advantage of your time in Oporto to explore the city your way. The Tour Director is on hand with suggestions, and your CosmosGO app shows you the way. Unleash your creativity by joining an optional excursion to Barcelo, recently nominated Creative City by UNESCO for crafts and folk art. We’ll take you to a fun workshop to make your own souvenir of Portugal and learn about the legend of the cockerel, the country’s symbol.
DAY 7 Oporto
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.
- Cosmos package as per program.
- Free Time to Explore in Lisbon, Obidos, Coimbra, Oporto
- The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation: Guimaraes, Historic centre of Evora, Historic Centre of Oporto, University of Coimbra
- Transportation:Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with Wi-Fi
- Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.
- All flights.
- Return Airport to hotel transfers.
- Travel insurance
- All the above which has not been mentioned.
Validity: April 2019 – December 2019