Lisbon Discovery

4 days from $1,232 per person*
  • Embark on a private guided tour of downtown Lisbon, Portugal's capital.
  • Enjoy an evening tour of the city with dinner, music and show.
  • Head to the Portuguese countryside for a winery tour and tasting.
  • Admire the stunning 19th century Pena Palace in Sintra.
  • Enjoy an expert selection of hotels.
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The coastal city of Lisbon retains vestiges of its important maritime past and will be forever linked with the spice trade and Explorers. Discover this magical city set on seven hills, with its eclectic blend of neighborhoods, culture and architecture. Enjoy private guided tours of Lisbon's downtown, learning about the city's rebirth after a devastating earthquake in 1755. Stroll along cobbled lanes past pastel-color houses and if you wish, choose from first-rate city museums. Visit fisherman's villages, the fairy-tale town of Sintra with its renowned Pena Palace, and even head out to the countryside for a winery visit and tasting. A perfect short getaway for a quick taste of Portugal.

Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Lisbon
    Lisbon
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver(2)
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Downtown Walking Tour (approx. 2 hrs) - Guide Weekends & Holidays(6)
    • Portugal - Welcome Package(2)
  • Day 2 Lisbon
    Lisbon
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Cascais, Estoril & Sintra (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver(3)
  • Day 3 Lisbon
    Lisbon
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Wine Tour to Mafra (with Wine Tasting & Olives, Cheese and Biscuits) (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Tour - Shared - Panoramic City Tour by night, Dinner & Fado (traditional music) Show (4hrs) - Coach/Guide
  • Day 4 Lisbon
    Lisbon
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Lisbon

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer. For your added comfort, we will have an English speaking assistant waiting for you outside the customs with a sign with your name on it. Your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

Meet your guide at the hotel for your walking tour of Lisbon Downtown. For centuries downtown Lisbon has been the heart of the social, commercial and spiritual life of the city, as much as the center of power of Portugal. Despite this lasting prominence, a lot has changed since the Phoenician and the Roman occupation, when there was still an arm of the Tejo River flooding this area. The earthquake of 1st November 1755 transformed it into ruins, but provided the pretext for an innovative reconstruction of the city’s downtown area. In this walk you will learn about: the 1755 earthquake and the day after, the Roman salted fish factories, The Comércio Square.: center of power. Rebirth of Lisbon: the dream of a city come true, a new city built on water, The birth of modern seismology and The hidden churches.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Hotel Britania (4*)

Hotel Britania is a genuine Art Deco Boutique Hotel in the Historic Centre of Lisbon. Located on a quiet street right alongside the cosmopolitan Avenida da Liberdade. The only hotel to remain intact until today, this hotel records the glamour of the 1940's. Everything about its design strives to reawaken the spirit of the unit without losing its original soul. The rooms conserve ample dimensions as well as the cork floor. The warm colours contrast with the elegant lines of the furniture and the luster light fittings. The recovery of the whole building is exemplary as is the case of the paintings in the bar alluding to the Portuguese overseas empire.

Lisbon
Lisbon
Hotel Britania
Hotel Britania

Day 2: Lisbon

Explore these traditional Portuguese towns starting at the door of your hotel. You will drive straight to Sintra where hundreds of years of history and culture await. Doing a short walk in the old city centre, find yourself surrounded by the old houses that are now converted into small quaint handicraft shops and traditional pastry shops. Continue on to the Pena Palace. Driving around the mountain, pass by amazing chalets and aristocratic residences. As you reach the 19th century Pena Palace, notice the most incredible combination of architectural styles, colors and shapes. After browsing through hundreds of years of history it will be time to relax by driving to the town of Cascais. Once a small fishing village, this town managed to maintain its seafaring traditions combined with the aristocratic and royal presences of the late 19th and beginning of the 20th century. Passing through its animated town centre you’ll find the cosmopolitan life side by side with the Atlantic. The return to Lisbon will follow a very special road named “Marginal”. It runs parallel to the white sandy beaches and amazing 17th century fortresses starting at the town of Estoril.

Accommodation: Hotel Britania (4*)
Sintra
Sintra

Day 3: Lisbon

Travel through time for this half day tour to Mafra. Cross the countryside, providing an interesting perspective and contrast between the big city and true rural Portugal to arrive in the little town of Mafra. Pass by the Convent and Royal Palace of Mafra, built by orders of the Magnanimous King John V. The Convent, Basilica and Palace expresses the magnitude of the vast Portuguese empire and is considered the purest expression of the baroque style in Portugal. After this first "royal" experience of the day, continue deeper into the countryside. Nestled in rolling green hills between the breathtakingly beautiful Atlantic coastline and the vibrant cultural life of Lisbon, reach the Quinta de Santana winery. After an explanation about the property you will be taken into the realm of the wine production and the vineyards for a private visit. Appreciate all of the tradition and time that has been put into the winemaking by indulging in a wine tasting in the old wine cellar. It will be then time to return to your starting point to cherish the memories of a well spent half-day. Tour includes: wine tasting selection of 5 white and red wines, marinated olives, cheese and biscuits.

Spend an unforgettable evening in Lisbon on a shared group evening tour.  Have dinner and enjoy the show of Fado, the traditional Portuguese song, in a festive atmosphere.  Afterwards, take a panoramic visit of Lisbon, starting at Alcântara - Belém to admire its beautiful monuments (Belém Tower, Monument of the discoveries, Jerónimos Monastery).  See the Bridge 25th April, Cais do Sodré, Square Comércio, Baixa, Rossio, Av. Liberdade, and Marquês de Pombal Square before being returned to your hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Britania (4*)
Mafra National Palace
Mafra National Palace
Belem Tower
Belem Tower

Day 4: Lisbon

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer in Lisbon. Please note drivers may or may not speak English as their sole responsibility is to transfer clients from one location to another. If you would like to have the presence of an English speaking Assistant or Guide for your transfer this can be pre-arranged upon request and would be subject to an additional supplement.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
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  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Hotel Britania (4*): Lisbon

Hotel Britania is a genuine Art Deco Boutique Hotel in the Historic Centre of Lisbon. Located on a quiet street right alongside the cosmopolitan Avenida da Liberdade. The only hotel to remain intact until today, this hotel records the glamour of the 1940's. Everything about its design strives to reawaken the spirit of the unit without losing its original soul. The rooms conserve ample dimensions as well as the cork floor. The warm colours contrast with the elegant lines of the furniture and the luster light fittings. The recovery of the whole building is exemplary as is the case of the paintings in the bar alluding to the Portuguese overseas empire.

Hotel Britania
Hotel Britania
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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