Portugal Signature

9 days from $3,312 per person*
  • Explore Porto, one of the oldest European centers, with private guide.
  • Visit the Douro Valley wine region, including a visit to a Port Wine farm.
  • Enjoy a private guided city tour of Portugal's capital, Lisbon.
  • With private guide, visit the coastal gems of Portugal, including Sintra.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Explore wine-rich Porto, classic Lisbon, and majestic Sintra, the summer retreat of the Royals in bygone times. Relax on the golden sandy beaches of the sun-drenched Algarve region.

The northern city of Porto is renowned for its port wine, and its bountiful vineyards are a wine-lover's delight. Taste the fruits of the Douro Valley's main export, and discover the Baroque architecture of Porto city. Lisbon, Portugal's seaside capital, was once the center of the spice trade route and it still retains influences from traders from around the world. Unlock the city's secrets on a private walking tour and visit medieval quarters the UNESCO-protected Jerónimos Monastery and other historical treasures. Explore Lisbon's surrounding area with delights such as Évora, a museum-city, with Roman roots, Estremoz, a town so rich in its natural production of marble that even the doorsteps, pavements and the cobble stones are made out of marble and Sintra, a World Heritage site known as "Lord Byron's Glorious Eden". Relax at the Algarve's sandy beaches, dramatic coastline and typical fishing villages. Explore the Algarve's historical towns such as the ancient maritime town of Lagos, with its Moorish castle and 13th century cathedral. ... Show More »

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Porto
    Porto
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver(2)
    • Portugal - Welcome Package(2)
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (2.5-3hrs) - Guide(10)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Porto
    Porto
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Aveiro Tour (4hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver - Weekday(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Porto
    Porto
    • Tour - Private - Douro Valley (Amarante, Mesao Frio, Regua, Pinhao) (with Lunch & Wine Tasting) (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver (3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Porto to Lisbon
    Porto to Lisbon
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver - Weekday(3)
    • Porto - Lisbon [3 hrs] - 1st Class - Highspeed Train
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Tour (with Guide) (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver - Weekday(3)
  • Day 5 Lisbon
    Lisbon
    • Tour - Private - Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais & Estoril (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver(3)
  • Day 6 Lisbon
    Lisbon
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Fatima (with Guide) (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver - Weekday(3)
  • Day 7 Lisbon to Albufeira
    Lisbon to Albufeira
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Lisbon - Albufeira [3 hrs ] - 1st Class - Highspeed Train
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station (arrival) - Vehicle/Driver(3)
  • Day 8 Albufeira
    Albufeira
    • Transfer - Private - Marina (departure) - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Tour - Shared - 1/2 Day Caves and Dolphin Watching (AM, 2hrs) - Boat/Skipper
    • Transfer - Private - Marina (arrival) - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Afternoon at Leisure
  • Day 9 Faro
    Faro
    • Albufeira - Faro [Airport to Hotel (40 min) ] - 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: Porto

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.

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.

Porto (Oporto) is the second city of Portugal and is also one of the oldest European centers registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. Come and find out more about this incredible city in a walk with your English speaking guide that will surprise you for sure. Includes visit to the Oporto Cathedral, São Bento Train Station and a walk to the river Douro through the streets of Ribeira (the beautiful and typical streets of Ribeira).

Accommodation: Pestana Porto (4*)

Pestana Porto Hotel located in the heart of historic Porto, in Praca da Ribeira. This Porto hotel is built in a magnificent building that belongs to the UNESCO as part of the world heritage site. Its privileged location allows beautiful views of the Douro River.  Guestrooms are fully fitted and nicely decorated, all of them featuring views overlooking the river or the city. The Pestana Porto Hotel is located 20 minutes from International Airport Francisco Sá Carneiro and 5 minutes from the train and Subway station of São Bento, offering guests all the charm of Ribeira, a picturesque set of buildings of original outline, well lit and standing out from the banks of Douro. The rooms at this Porto Hotel have been beautifully decorated in soft tones and wooden furniture, creating a relaxing atmosphere.

Porto
Porto
Pestana Porto Hotel
Pestana Porto Hotel

Day 2: Porto

You will be picked up from the hotel for a half day private tour of Aveiro with a private vehicle, driver and accompanied by a guide. Known as the “Portuguese Venice”, Aveiro is quietly dominated by the Ria de Aveiro, described by writer Saramago as “a living body that connects the land to the sea like a huge heart.” Soak up the charms of Aveiro’s town center where the tile facades make a unique connection to the river within the city. Then see the sights surrounding its canals from a traditional moliceiro boat. Before returning to Porto, visit the sandy white beach of Costa Nova and admire the colorful architecture of the area’s charming old fishing houses. This tour includes transportation, shared cruise around city's canal on moliceiro boat (45 minutes).

Accommodation: Pestana Porto (4*)
Traditional Molicerio Boat
Traditional Molicerio Boat

Day 3: Porto

Your private driver will chauffeur you from your hotel to various stops along your full day tour of the Douro Valley including some marvelous local wine-tasting. In each area you will discover something wonderful; In Amarante, visit the Sao Gonçalo Monastery and historical city centre. Enjoy the views as you are driven through a picturesque valley before arriving at Mesão Frio, home of the Gothic parish church of São Nicolau. Afterwards, take a walk on the seaside wharf in Régua if this is of interest. From here, you'll get to visit the renowned train station in Pinhão. Visit a Port Wine farm to learn more about this drink synonymous with Portugal. Along the way you stop at two local wineries; Quinta da Pacheca visit and Quinta do Seixo, each offering you the opportunity to try some different local wines. A locally-inspired lunch is included at one of the wineries, or weather permitting a picnic can be arranged.

Accommodation: Pestana Porto (4*)
Amarante
Amarante

Day 4: Porto - Lisbon

Meet your driver for a private train station transfer.

Enjoy a train ride from Porto to Lisbon. The regular trains take around 3 hrs, while the highspeed trains takes a little less than 3 hours.

Private train station transfer with vehicle and driver.

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.

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 5: Lisbon

A private driver will chauffeur you on your full day tour along the coast of the Lisbon District. Your first stop will be in Sintra, a World Heritage site known as "Lord Byron's Glorious Eden". Sintra was used as a retreat by the Romans, the Moors and the Portuguese Kings due to its location, beauty, wooden ravines and fresh water springs. Next you will visit Cabo da Roca, the most western point in all of continental Europe. On your way back, you will discover Cascais, famed for being a resort area for Portugal's royal family in the late 19th and early 20th century. Finally, you will stop in Estoril, a seaside resort and tourist destination. At the end of the day you will be transferred back to your hotel. No entrance fees included.

Accommodation: Hotel Britania (4*)
Cabo da Roca
Cabo da Roca

Day 6: Lisbon

Visit Fátima and its Sanctuary, the site where Our Lady of Fátima appeared in 1917 with your private vehicle, guide and driver. Since then, millions of pilgrims go there to pay their promises, to pray or just to feel its mystical strength. The Sanctuary Square is so big that it can only be described by numbers: it can receive simultaneously 300,000 visitors and it's twice the size of St. Peter Square in the Vatican.

Accommodation: Hotel Britania (4*)
Fatima
Fatima

Day 7: Lisbon - Albufeira

Private train station transfer with vehicle and driver.

Enjoy a train ride from Lisbon to Albufeira. The journey will take between 2.5 - 3 hours.

Enjoy a private transfer from the Albufeira train station to your accommodation.

Accommodation: Epic Sana Algarve (5*)

With a prime location overlooking Praia de Falésia beach (Albufeira), EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel features 162 rooms, 24 Resort Suites and 43 spacious Apartments with a modern design, complemented by contemporary amenities and state-of-the-art technology. EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel overlooking Praia de Falésia beach stretches over 8 hectares of pine forest and gardens. EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel features 3 different areas: the main hotel building, the apartments and the suites.The ample Sayanna Wellness (SPA & Fitness Center), five outdoor swimming pools (two for children) and an indoor swimming pool, Kids’ club, Baby Centre, a multi-purpose sports field, three restaurants (one seasonal), two bars and snack bars by the swimming pools are just some of the facilities that the EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel has to offer.

Albufeira
Albufeira
Epic Sana Hotel
Epic Sana Hotel

Day 8: Albufeira

Enjoy a private transfer to the Albufeira marina.

Cruise along the Algarve coast with your shared tour, between the Albufeira Marina and Carvoeiro Beach, on a fantastic boat.  Indulge in a relaxing time with pure emotions; during this cruise you will have the opportunity to discover fantastic caves, rock formations and a stop for a quick ocean swim.  On the return, the boat shifts away from the coast to initiate the search for dolphins.

Enjoy a private transfer from the Albufeira marina to your accommodation.

In the afternoon, enjoy some time on your own to relax.

Accommodation: Epic Sana Algarve (5*)
Carvoeiro Beach
Carvoeiro Beach

Day 9: Faro

Enjoy a private transfer from your hotel in Albufeira to Faro Airport.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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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.

Pestana Porto (4*): Porto

Pestana Porto Hotel located in the heart of historic Porto, in Praca da Ribeira. This Porto hotel is built in a magnificent building that belongs to the UNESCO as part of the world heritage site. Its privileged location allows beautiful views of the Douro River.  Guestrooms are fully fitted and nicely decorated, all of them featuring views overlooking the river or the city. The Pestana Porto Hotel is located 20 minutes from International Airport Francisco Sá Carneiro and 5 minutes from the train and Subway station of São Bento, offering guests all the charm of Ribeira, a picturesque set of buildings of original outline, well lit and standing out from the banks of Douro. The rooms at this Porto Hotel have been beautifully decorated in soft tones and wooden furniture, creating a relaxing atmosphere.

Pestana Porto Hotel
Pestana Porto Hotel
 Pestana Porto
Pestana Porto

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

Epic Sana Algarve (5*): Albufeira

With a prime location overlooking Praia de Falésia beach (Albufeira), EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel features 162 rooms, 24 Resort Suites and 43 spacious Apartments with a modern design, complemented by contemporary amenities and state-of-the-art technology. EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel overlooking Praia de Falésia beach stretches over 8 hectares of pine forest and gardens. EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel features 3 different areas: the main hotel building, the apartments and the suites.The ample Sayanna Wellness (SPA & Fitness Center), five outdoor swimming pools (two for children) and an indoor swimming pool, Kids’ club, Baby Centre, a multi-purpose sports field, three restaurants (one seasonal), two bars and snack bars by the swimming pools are just some of the facilities that the EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel has to offer.

Epic Sana Hotel
Epic Sana Hotel
Epic Sana Lobby
Epic Sana Lobby
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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