Portugal Signature

9 days from $4,311 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
    • Portugal - Welcome Package
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (2.5-3hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Porto
    Porto
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Aveiro Tour (4hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver - Weekday
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Porto
    Porto
    • Tour - Private - Douro Valley (Amarante, Mesao Frio, Regua, Pinhao) (with Lunch & Wine Tasting) (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Porto to Lisbon
    Porto to Lisbon
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver - Weekday
    • Porto - Lisbon [3 hrs] - 1st Class - Highspeed Train
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Tour (with Guide) (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver - Weekday
  • Day 5 Lisbon
    Lisbon
    • Tour - Private - Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais & Estoril (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 6 Lisbon
    Lisbon
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Fatima (with Guide) (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver - Weekday
  • Day 7 Lisbon to Albufeira
    Lisbon to Albufeira
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Lisbon - Albufeira [3 hrs ] - 1st Class - Highspeed Train
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station (arrival) - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 8 Albufeira
    Albufeira
    • Tour - Private - Lagos & Sagres (with Guide) (6 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 9 Albufeira
    Albufeira
    • Albufeira - Faro [Airport (40 min) ] - Vehicle/Driver(7)
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.

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 (5*)

Pestana Porto Hotel (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 Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Porto
Porto
Portugal Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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 (5*)
Portugal Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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 (5*)
Portugal Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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.

Portugal Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Lisbon
Lisbon
Portugal Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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*)
Portugal Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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*)
Portugal Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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*)

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 Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Albufeira
Albufeira
Portugal Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Epic Sana Hotel
Epic Sana Hotel

Day 8: Albufeira

A private guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and escort you on your guided exploration of Lagos and Sagres. Lagos is Algarve’s most historical city. Here you can appreciate Henry the Navigator’s statue, visit Saint Anthony’s Golden Church, the museum and the first Slave Market of Europe. Look out from the Ponta da Piedade lighthouse and admire the magnificent view over the rocks. Then, pay a visit to Sagres, a key location in the Age of Discoveries, featuring the Sargres Point fortress. Enjoy a stop at Cape St. Vincent (the south westernmost point in mainland Europe) before you are returned to your hotel.  No entrance fees included.

Accommodation: Epic Sana Algarve (5*)
Portugal Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Lagos City Square
Lagos City Square

Day 9: 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 (5*): Porto

Pestana Porto Hotel (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 Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Pestana Porto Hotel
Pestana Porto Hotel
Portugal Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -   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.

Portugal Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Britania
Hotel Britania

Epic Sana Algarve (5*): 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 Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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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