Portugal Highlights

7 days from $2,737 per person*
  • Wine tasting excursion in the Douro Valley.
  • Enjoy a private guided city tour of Portugal's capital, Lisbon.
  • Spot dolphins on a cruise off the coast of the Algarve.
  • Explore the colorful city of Porto with private guide.
  • Featuring expertly selected premium hotels.
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Boasting a legacy as the first great global empire, and pioneers of maritime exploration in the Age of Discovery, Portugal has a rich past that is not to be overlooked. From historic towns to stunning wine regions, uncover the Portugal of today on this journey to the edge of the Old World. Stately bridges and port wines await in the northern coastal city of Porto, while the medieval quarters and UNESCO World Heritage monuments of the capital Lisbon will greet you with a sense of wonder. Visit the royal sanctuary of Sintra, where Moorish castle remains meet stunning mountain vistas, then venture to the southernmost section of The Algarve, where you can spot dolphins and enjoy its sun-soaked Mediterranean-like beaches and fishing villages.

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 Porto
    Porto
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver
    • Portugal - Welcome Package
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver - Weekday
    Pestana Porto (B) (Classic)
  • Day 2 Porto
    Porto
    • Private Tour - Amarante, Regua & Pinhao of the Douro Valley (with Lunch & Wine Tasting, 9 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver
    Pestana Porto (B) (Classic)
  • Day 3 Porto to Lisbon
    Porto to Lisbon
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver - Weekday
    • Train - Porto - Lisbon [3 hrs] - First Class - Highspeed Train
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver - Weekday
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Lisbon
    Lisbon
    • Private Tour - Estoril, Cascais, Cabo da Roca & Sintra with Pena Palace (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Lisbon to Albufeira
    Lisbon to Albufeira
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Lisbon - Albufeira [3 hrs ] - First Class - Highspeed Train
    • Private Transfer - Train Station (arrival) - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Albufeira
    Albufeira
    • Private Transfer - Marina (departure) - Vehicle/Driver
    • Shared Tour - 1/2 Day Caves and Dolphin Watching (AM, 2hrs) - Boat/Skipper
    • Private Transfer - Marina (arrival) - Vehicle/Driver
    • Afternoon at Leisure
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Albufeira
    Albufeira
    • Private Transfer - Albufeira - Faro [Airport (40 min) ] - 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: 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 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.

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)

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.

Portugal Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Liberdade Square
Liberdade Square
Portugal Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Porto
Porto

Day 2: 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 center. Enjoy the views as you are driven through a picturesque valley followed by a stop in Régua to take a walk along the riverside . From here, you'll get to visit the renowned train station in Pinhão. 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 (B) (Classic)
Portugal Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Amarante
Amarante

Day 3: 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, 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. 

Accommodation: Lisboa Plaza

Lisboa Plaza is a charming boutique hotel in the historic center of Lisbon. Located close to Avenida da Liberdade, the Plaza is classic in decoration, and embues a 'grand' traditional feel. The beauty of the décor created by Graça Viterbo, one of the most famous Portuguese interior designers, the constant updating of services provided and the attention paid to even the smallest detail make this charming hotel one of the most character in Lisbon. All rooms at Hotel Lisboa Plaza blend the décor of Portuguese houses with modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and DVD player. Facilities include a small gym and has a nice lounge/bar area.

Portugal Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Rossio Square
Rossio Square
Portugal Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lisbon
Lisbon

Day 4: Lisbon

Accompanied by your private driver, depart on a scenic coastal drive, spotting several sandy beaches hidden within the cliffs, protected by the 17th century fortresses along the coast. Arrive to the beautiful resort town of Estoril, famous as the home of the Casino Estoril and Hotel Palácio, known rendezvous points for WWII spies and their handlers, while Portugal remained politically neutral. Take a stroll on the Tamariz Beach promenade, admiring the 17th century Forte da Cruz castle, set behind a backdrop of palm trees. Continue to Cascais, a small fishing village turned luxurious resort town on the Portugal Riviera. Passing through its animated town center you’ll find a cosmopolitan life side by side with stunning Atlantic beaches. After, head to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe, where you can gaze out over the Atlantic from the end of the world. Sintra, where hundreds of years of history and culture await, surrounded by lush vegetation. After a short walk in the old city center, find yourself surrounded by the old houses that are now converted into small quaint handicraft shops and traditional pastry shops. Ascend the mountain by shuttle for a visit of the 19th century Pena Palace, Sintra's undisputed highlight, a most incredible combination of architectural styles, colors, and shapes, you'll feel like you've entered a fairytale. Conclude your day with a return to Lisbon.

Accommodation: Lisboa Plaza
Portugal Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Pena Palace, Sintra
Pena Palace, Sintra

Day 5: 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

The EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel is located between Vilamoura and Albufeira overlooking Falésia Beach. The golden sands of Praia da Falésia are just a few minutes’ walk away and stretch for miles so you can always find a quiet spot to relax, backed by the distinctive red cliffs. The hotel features elegant and contemporary guestroom complemented by white marble bathrooms. A range of dining options includes international cuisine at Abyad Restaurant and al fresco dining on the terrace of Al Quimia. Other amenities include recreational facilities with a multi-sports court, a fitness center, and an extensive spa.

Portugal Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Albufeira
Albufeira
Portugal Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Epic Sana Hotel
Epic Sana Hotel

Day 6: 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
Portugal Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Carvoeiro Beach
Carvoeiro Beach

Day 7: Albufeira

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

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.

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.

Lisboa Plaza: Lisbon

Lisboa Plaza is a charming boutique hotel in the historic center of Lisbon. Located close to Avenida da Liberdade, the Plaza is classic in decoration, and embues a 'grand' traditional feel. The beauty of the décor created by Graça Viterbo, one of the most famous Portuguese interior designers, the constant updating of services provided and the attention paid to even the smallest detail make this charming hotel one of the most character in Lisbon. All rooms at Hotel Lisboa Plaza blend the décor of Portuguese houses with modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and DVD player. Facilities include a small gym and has a nice lounge/bar area.

Portugal Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Lisboa Plaza
Hotel Lisboa Plaza

Epic Sana Algarve: Albufeira

The EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel is located between Vilamoura and Albufeira overlooking Falésia Beach. The golden sands of Praia da Falésia are just a few minutes’ walk away and stretch for miles so you can always find a quiet spot to relax, backed by the distinctive red cliffs. The hotel features elegant and contemporary guestroom complemented by white marble bathrooms. A range of dining options includes international cuisine at Abyad Restaurant and al fresco dining on the terrace of Al Quimia. Other amenities include recreational facilities with a multi-sports court, a fitness center, and an extensive spa.

Portugal Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Epic Sana Hotel
Epic Sana Hotel

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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    Fantastic tour that met all our special requests! Our anniversary celebration was perfect! Our grandchildren made so many memories from playing in the fields of the farm to sailing through the fjords and eating desserts at all the bakeries! A marvellous intergenerational experience!

  • Julie S — July 05, 2019 — Europe

    Thank you to Daniel for making our family’s trip to Greece so enjoyable and memorable. We asked him for an “Instagram” worthy trip, and he delivered! The hotels on the islands were stunning, and our private tour guides at each stop easily accommodated our individual wishes. Our trip was the perfect mix of relaxation and exploration.

  • Elizabeth 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 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.

  • Kimberly E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    It was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my 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.

  • 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.

  • Kim E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    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.

  • Keith M — July 13, 2019 — Europe

    There is so much to say about this amazing family trip to northern Spain we just came home from, but in short, the trip was even more than we could have hoped for - From the planning to the tour guides, drivers and accommodations our needs were met and in most cases surpassed. There is no way the trip could have been as successful without the help of Maryanne from Kensington Tours and her team.

  • Sara L — June 29, 2019 — Europe

    Our Iceland trip was fantastic. From planning with Melissa (many times over until we had it right) to being greeted in Iceland and all of the wonderful tours we took, we had a fabulous time. Our guide, Sigga, was excellent. She guided us, told us tales of Iceland, was extremely accommodating with my elderly mom. We enjoyed being with her very much. Inke, our guide to the glacier, was also wonderful. We had a great time and felt Kensington did a fabulous job. Thanks!

  • Dawn K — July 18, 2019 — Europe

    The trip overall was amazing and all the activities and travel plans went so very smoothly. Our whole familiy really enjoyed every day of the trip. Patrick McCallion, the expert from your agency who helped us, was awesome! He not only set up everything perfectly for us but helped us with reservations for dinners at fine dining places and answered many questions we had in advance. We did leave our glasses in the van at one point in Barcelona and had to contact the local agent who quickly retrieved the glasses for us without any problem. We highly recommend this agency given the quality of the experience, the smoothness of the itinerary, and the flexibility to tailored the experience to our needs. Thank

  • Diana B — June 23, 2019 — Europe

    This was our 6th Kensington tour. We have gone as a couple on trips and taken our children sometimes to destinations all over the world. We have never been disappointed and have had the most personal and professional service. We would not even consider using anyone else. Thank you Alania for everything! Our most recent trip to Russia and Scandinavia was fabulous and perfectly planned!

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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