Lisbon Discovery

5 days from $1,730 per person*
  • Embark on a private guided city tour of 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.
  • Admire a UNESCO World Heritage-listed monastery in Batalha.
  • 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 the magical city set on seven hills, with its eclectic blend of neighborhoods, culture and architecture. Enjoy private guided tours of Lisbon's Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and Torre de Belém, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. Stroll along cobbled lanes past pastel-color houses and choose from first-rate city museums. Venture to Fatima, a pilgrimage site for the Roman Catholic religion, visit fisherman's villages, the fairy-tale town of Sintra and more.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Lisbon
    Lisbon
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver(2)
    • Neighbourhoods of Lisbon
    • Portugal - Welcome Package(2)
  • Day 2 Lisbon
    Lisbon
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Tour (with Guide) (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver - Weekday(3)
    • Tour - Shared - Panoramic City Tour by night, Dinner & Fado (traditional music) Show (4hrs) - Coach/Guide
  • Day 3 Lisbon
    Lisbon
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Wine Tour to Mafra (with Guide, Wine Tasting & Olives, Cheese and Biscuits) (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver - Weekday(3)
  • Day 4 Lisbon
    Lisbon
    • Tour - Private - Obidos, Nazare, Batalha, Fatima (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver(3)
  • Day 5 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.

Spreading out along the right bank of the Tagus, and known as the Baixa, the downtown area of Lisbon is located in the 18th-century area around Rossio. East of the arcade Praça do Comércio, are the medieval quarters of Alfama and Mouraria, crowned by the magnificent St. George's Castle. To the west lie Bairro Alto and Madragoa, with their typical streets, and on the western extreme is Belém, with its Belém Tower, (the sentinel over the Tagus river that protects the entrance into Lisbon), the Jerónimos Monastery (masterpieces of Manueline architecture and classified in UNESCO's International Heritage list) and the Cultural Center of Belém.

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

With a private guide and driver, discover the wonderful city of Lisbon on this half-day tour. Visit the heart of the city, Rossio Square, then spend some time in Alfama, the Old Quarter. See the Lisbon Cathedral, and then walk up to St. George’s Castle, where you will pass by the Roman Theatre Ruins. You will then depart to Belém, the city's most monumental and historical area where you will visit the Patrimony of Mankind Jerónimos Monastery, and Belém Tower. Enjoy a short stop at the Monument to the Discoveries before a transfer back to your hotel. No entrance fees included.

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*)
Rossio Square
Rossio Square
Belem Tower
Belem Tower

Day 3: Lisbon

Travel through time for this half day tour to Mafra with your private guide and driver. 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 (not included). It will be then time to return to thestarting 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.

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

Day 4: Lisbon

A private vehicle and driver will pick you up at your hotel and chauffeur you on your full day tour of Obidos, Nazare, Batalha and Fatima. Your first destination of the day will be Fatima, an important point of pilgrimage for the Roman Catholic religion due to the vision of the Virgin Mary by three young children in 1917. Every year, thousands of pilgrims make their way from all over the world to celebrate this occasion. On your way back you will visit Nazaré, the most typical fisherman village in Portugal. You will then continue and make a stop to admire the Monastery of the Dominicans of Batalha (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Your final stop will be Óbidos. Completely enclosed by lofty medieval walls, this is a small town with whitewashed houses brightened up by colourful bougainvillea. Your day will come to an end with a transfer back to your hotel. No entrance fees included.

Accommodation: Hotel Britania (4*)
Batalha Monastery
Batalha Monastery

Day 5: 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.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • 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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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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