Lisbon & Porto Explorer

7 days from $3,388 per person*
  • Private guided tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site Évora.
  • Wine tasting in the Douro Valley.
  • Tour Porto with private guide, and its UNESCO-listed historic city center.
  • Private guided tour of the capital Lisbon.
  • Expert selection of premium accommodations.
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Explore Portugal from the cornerstones of the country, its two largest cities, Lisbon and Porto. Starting in Lisbon, get a taste of the culture with a fado evening, celebrating Portugal's national song style, then venture out in to the city with a private guide for a tour of the city including beautiful Rossio Square, and the historic monuments of Belém. Visit towns built of marble, and tour the UNESCO World Heritage listed city Évora, with its ancient Roman temple ruins. Head to Porto, one of the oldest cities in all of Europe, located on the beautiful Douro River. Tour the historic city with a private guide, then embark on a journey out to the Douro Valley where you can taste some of the locally produced wine - a major export of the region. Expect all of this and more, on your exploration of Portugal.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Lisbon
    Lisbon
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver (Weekday)
    • Portugal - Welcome Package
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Fado Night (3 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 2 Lisbon
    Lisbon
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver - Weekday
    • At Leisure
  • Day 3 Lisbon
    Lisbon
    • Private Tour - Estremoz, Evora and Vila Vicosa (9 hrs) - Vehicle/Tourism Driver
  • Day 4 Lisbon to Porto
    Lisbon to Porto
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Lisbon - Porto [3 hrs] - First Class - Highspeed Train
    Pestana Porto (B) (Classic)
  • Day 5 Porto
    Porto
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver - Weekday
    Pestana Porto (B) (Classic)
  • Day 6 Porto
    Porto
    • Private Tour - Amarante, Regua & Pinhao of the Douro Valley (with Lunch & Wine Tasting, 9 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver - Weekday
    Pestana Porto (B) (Classic)
  • Day 7 Porto
    Porto
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
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.

A welcome package with a bottle of wine, 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.

Fado refers to the national song style of Portugal and is deemed of cultural importance to Lisbon and therefore protected by UNESCO. Experience live Fado this evening at an excellent Fado Restaurant, "Casa de Linhares".  Enjoy the great ambience as you listen to the Fado singers over dinner at one of Lisbon's most famous venues. Includes 3-course meal, wine, coffee and water as well as private return transportation.

Accommodation: Heritage Avenida Liberdade

Heritage Avenida Liberdade a small Lifestyle Boutique Hotel located in the historic centre of Lisbon. The blue façade of the Heritage Avenida Liberdade stands out in an architectonic unit on the prime artery of the capital - Avenida da Liberdade. The hotel provides 42 personalized rooms, breakfast buffet, library, lobby Bar, a Fitness room with a Jet Pool and a Gym, 24h room service, a laundry, free access to broad band wireless, free use of a computer and printer with Internet access, a video library and a postal service. A hotel designated for non-smokers.

Lisbon & Porto Explorer Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Fado Evening
Fado Evening
Lisbon & Porto Explorer Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Heritage Avenida Liberdade Hotel
Heritage Avenida Liberdade Hotel

Day 2: Lisbon

With a private guide and driver, embark on a half-day tour of Lisbon, the city of seven hills, has layers of history dating to occupation by the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Visigoths and the Moors. Visit the heart of the city, Rossio Square, then spend some time in Alfama, the Old Quarter. See the Lisbon Cathedral, with history dating back to the 12th century, and admire views of St. George’s Castle, a Moorish fortification, while catching a stunning panorama over the city from the Miradouro da Senhora do Monte lookout. In Belem, the city's monumental district, walk alongside a pair of UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the stunning 16th century Jeronimos Monastery, and the Belem Tower on the bank of the Tagus River. Enjoy a short stop at the Monument to the Discoveries, celebrating the influential 15th-16th century Portuguese Age of Discovery before a transfer back to your hotel. 

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Heritage Avenida Liberdade
Lisbon & Porto Explorer Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Rossio Square
Rossio Square
Lisbon & Porto Explorer Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Heritage Avenida Liberdade Hall
Heritage Avenida Liberdade Hall

Day 3: Lisbon

Meet your private tourism driver for a full day tour through Portugal's Alentejo region. Make your way to Estremoz, renowned for its beautiful local marble that was used in construction of many of the town's buildings. Walk through the arched 13th century entrance, meandering cobbled lanes in a village of white, dominated by hilltop castles overlooking the houses below. Pushing out into the countryside, you'll head to Vila Vicosa, home to a royal palace that has been the seat of the dukes of Braganza since the 15th century. Revel in one of the most important noble houses of Portugal's past, and see the old castle remains that was the previous seat of House of Braganza. In the afternoon, enjoy some panoramic sightseeing in Evora, with its UNESCO World Heritage-listed old town center still partially enclosed by medieval walls. Admire some of the city's great great monuments such as the remains of an ancient Roman Temple, the impressive 14th century Gothic Cathedral of Evora, and a preserved stretch of the city's 16th century aqueduct. Conclude the day with a transfer back to Lisbon. No entrance fees included.

Accommodation: Heritage Avenida Liberdade
Lisbon & Porto Explorer Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Evora
Evora
Lisbon & Porto Explorer Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Lisbon
Lisbon

Day 4: Lisbon - Porto

Private train station transfer with vehicle and driver.

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

Accommodation: Pestana Porto (B) (Classic)

Pestana Porto Hotel (4.5*) is 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.

Lisbon & Porto Explorer Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Porto
Porto
Lisbon & Porto Explorer Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Pestana Porto Hotel
Pestana Porto Hotel

Day 5: Porto

A private guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel to escort you on a half day tour of Porto and its historic city center, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the exterior of the 18th century Porto Cathedral, one of Porto's oldest monuments, followed by a panoramic viewpoint over the Douro River where you can take in views across to the city Gaia. Head to Batalha Square where you can spot the 18th century Batalha Palace, then walk Santa Catarina Street, the city's main shopping street, buzzing with action. Head to Liberdade Square where the monument to King Peter IV is centralized within a number of beautiful neoclassical facades, and continue to see the Clérigos Church and Tower, a dominating the city at 250 feet tall. Pop in and visit the beautiful Lello Bookstore, considered among the best in the world, and venture to Ribeira Square, with its riverview and three-storey high monumental fountain. If desired, you can also make an optional (not included) visit to Porto Wine Cellars, for a wine tasting. Conclude with a return transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation: Pestana Porto (B) (Classic)
Lisbon & Porto Explorer Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Liberdade Square
Liberdade Square
Lisbon & Porto Explorer Tours 2020 - 2021 -   Pestana Porto
Pestana Porto

Day 6: Porto

Set out with a private driver and guide on a full day discovery of the scenic Douro Valley. Head to Amarante, an important pilgrimage town, where you'll visit the historic city center, spotting houses overhanging the Tamega River. Visit the 16th century Church of Sao Goncalo Monastery, its chapel home to the tomb of revered Dominican friar, Saint Goncalo. Enjoy the views as you continue through the picturesque Douro Valley, a rich agricultural area known for its wine production and distinct terroir. In Regua, take a walk along the Douro River and catch views of the terraced vineyards that line the riverside, then head to Pinhao for a visit of its famous railway station renowned for its iconic blue-painted tiles. Over the course of your day you'll make visits to a pair of local wineries; Quinta da Pacheca and Quinta do Seixo, where you'll be treated to wine tastings of different local wines, as well as a locally-inspired lunch. Conclude your day on arrival back to Porto.

Accommodation: Pestana Porto (B) (Classic)
Lisbon & Porto Explorer Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Amarante
Amarante
Lisbon & Porto Explorer Tours 2020 - 2021 -   Pestana Porto
Pestana Porto

Day 7: Porto

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer. 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: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.

Heritage Avenida Liberdade: Lisbon

Heritage Avenida Liberdade a small Lifestyle Boutique Hotel located in the historic centre of Lisbon. The blue façade of the Heritage Avenida Liberdade stands out in an architectonic unit on the prime artery of the capital - Avenida da Liberdade. The hotel provides 42 personalized rooms, breakfast buffet, library, lobby Bar, a Fitness room with a Jet Pool and a Gym, 24h room service, a laundry, free access to broad band wireless, free use of a computer and printer with Internet access, a video library and a postal service. A hotel designated for non-smokers.

Lisbon & Porto Explorer Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Heritage Avenida Liberdade Hotel
Heritage Avenida Liberdade Hotel

Pestana Porto (B) (Classic): Porto

Pestana Porto Hotel (4.5*) is 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.

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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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    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was five stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

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  • Lisa B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was 5 stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

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    This was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my own rooms, and tours, but after this experience I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10) but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

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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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