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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 5Ponta Delgada, São Miguel IslandSete Cidades, Island Hopping, Whale Watching, Cuisine, Hiking & LandscapesHotel Marina Atlantico, Grand Hotel Acores Atlantico
5 - 8LisbonAlfama & Belem Areas, Tram 28, Saint George’s Castle & Jeronimos Monastery, Street art, SintraHeritage Avenida Liberdade Hotel, Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa Hotel
8 - 11PortoCais da Ribeira, Dom Luís Bridge & Church of São Francisco, Port Wine, Douro RiverPortoBay Flores, Pestana Vintage Porto

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  • Heritage
  • Landscape
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 5

International Arrival

You will be transferred from Sao Miguel airport to your hotel in a private vehicle

Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island

4 Nights

Ponta Delgada, the capital of the Azores archipelago, lies on the south coast of the Sao Miguel Island. This scenic town boasts ancient monuments, including the imposing three-arched city gates in the Praça de Gonçalo Velho and the Gothic-style Church of St. Sebastian.

Included Activities

Personalized Tour of Sete Cidades and Ponta da Ferraria
Starting from Ponta Delgada, arrive at the Pico Carvão viewpoint that overlooks a few lakes and the southwestern coast of São Miguel Island. Further ahead, make a pitstop at the Kings View viewpoint that offers spectacular vistas of the twin Blue and Green lakes and Sete Cidades. Follow the ridge and forest trails around Canário Lake. Later, explore the Valley of Sete Cidades, considered one among the seven natural wonders of Portugal. Continue to Ponta da Ferraria on São Miguel’s western edge. Plunge into the therapeutic hot springs during low tide. Enjoy idyllic views of the lush cliffside, where local livestock wander about. Lastly, visit the ethnographic museum in Capelas. Browse arts and crafts paraphernalia used across the Azores during the 19th and 20th centuries. Shop for intricate flower miniatures, created using fish scales! (Duration: Full Day; 09.30 am; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness level: Easy; Notes: Wear comfortable walking shoes and carry swimwear)

Personalized Tour of Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo in the Azores
Travel through São Miguel Island’s picturesque countryside to arrive at the Kings View viewpoint. Take in spectacular vistas of the twin Blue and Green lakes, and Sete Cidades – considered one among Portugal’s seven natural wonders. Next, descending to the valley, walk along the lakes’ shores while listening to local legends. Continue along the northern coast to reach Ribeira Grande, and stroll along the main street. Check out the medieval architecture of the riverside City Hall that features a clock tower. Later, making your way up the volcanic complex of Água de Pau Massif, enjoy the natural scenery. Pause at the viewpoint overlooking Lagoa do Fogo for spectacular vistas of this pristine crater lake. Finally, driving towards Ponta Delgada, visit the historic Augusto Arruda Pineapple Plantation. Get to know about the growth and harvesting of the famous Azorean pineapples. (Duration: Full Day; 09.30 am; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness level: Easy; Notes: Wear comfortable walking shoes)

Personalized Tour of Furnas
Explore the varied wonders of Furnas over the course of this tour. Arrive at the scenic lookout of Santa Iria, which offers stunning vistas of the entire northern coast of the island. Next, head to a tea factory to view lush plantations and traditional processing techniques. Enjoy tastings of green and black teas, followed by some of the most delicious ice creams available on the island. After pausing at Pico do Ferro for panoramic views of the entire Furnas valley, head to Terra Nostra, one of Europe’s most famous botanical gardens. Discover myriad species of trees, bushes and flowers collected and nurtured from across the world. Later, enjoy a dip in the balmy waters of a natural thermal pool before you settle down to a lunch of ‘cozido’ that gets its unique flavor from being cooked in the volcanic heat under the lake. Continue the sensory indulgence with a visit to the hot springs, where the waters vary vastly in texture and temperature. A brief stop at the charming hamlet of Vila Franca provides the perfect finish to a beautiful day in the Azores. (Duration: Full Day; Private Activity & Transfers; Time: 0930 – 1730 hrs; Tour includes Admission, Guide and Lunch; Fitness level: easy; Guests are requested to bring bathing suit, windbreaker and sneakers as well as water and sunscreen)

Personalized Tour of Nordeste Highlights
Discover some of the best kept secrets of Sao Miguel with a tour of Nordeste, or the eastern part of the island. Set off from your hotel for the verdant environs of Ribeira dos Caldeirões Park, where native vegetation and exquisite waterfalls offer a glimpse into how the island must have appeared to the earliest settlers. Stroll past old watermills, picnic areas and quaint cafes. Continue with your tour as you pass the village of Nordeste for breathtaking valley vistas, particularly from the Ponta de Sossego viewpoint. A scenic drive along the southward coast brings you to the quaint village of Povoação, one of the first inhabited parts of the island, a fact marked by architectural elements like the Matriz Velha by the sea and the 15th century Hermitage of Santa Bárbara. After a delicious lunch break, wander through its atmospheric streets, stopping perhaps for a cup of local coffee and the sinfully delicious Fofas da Povoação or traditional éclairs of the region. (Duration: Full Day; Private Activity & Transfers; Time: 1000 – 1800 hrs; Tour includes Guide; Fitness level: easy; Guests are requested to bring comfortable walking shoes)

Hotel Options
RoomDouble Executive Ocean View
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomOcean View
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 5 - 8

You will be transferred from your hotel to Sao Miguel airport in a private vehicle

Board your flight from Sao Miguel Island to Lisbon (Flight duration: 2.5 hrs).

You will be transferred from Lisbon airport to your hotel in a private vehicle

Lisbon

3 Nights

Explore Lisbon, Portugal’s cosmopolitan capital that graces the Tagus estuary on the Atlantic coast. Covering seven hills and a natural harbor, this intimate city welcomes you with an inclusive culture and a spirit of exploration!

Included Activities

Personalized Tour of Lisbon Attractions
Acquaint yourself with the bustling city of Lisbon on this fascinating tour. Take in splendid views of the city and its surroundings from the observation decks of popular landmarks. Afterwards, set off on a walking tour beginning with the historic districts of Principe Real and Bairro Alto. Accompany your expert guide down the narrow streets of the ancient Arab quarter of Alfama. Stop by the imposing cathedral before stepping back in time at Baixa with its cluster of neoclassical buildings. Head to the Bohemian locality of Chiado, dotted with bookstores and unique cafes. Take a break and buy yourself lunch at one of the cozy riverside cafes or restaurants in Belem. Afterwards, pass the fairytale-like Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery that serves as the final resting place of renowned names such as explorer Vasco da Gama and King Manuel I. Before you wind up your tour, get a good look at the modern-style monument to pioneers. (Duration: Full Day; Starting Time: 1000 hrs; Ending Time: 1800 hrs; Private Activity & Transfers; Fitness Level: Easy. Part of this tour involves walking.)

Personalized Tour of Sintra & Portuguese Riviera
Immerse yourself in the cultural and natural beauty of the Portuguese Riviera on this leisurely tour from Lisbon. Drive out to the beautiful Pena Palace that sits tucked into a dense forest amid dramatic granite boulders. Soak in the fairytale ambience of this 15th century hilltop edifice that looks down upon the resort town of Sintra. Explore the charming town and stop by the stately Quinta da Regaleira, a UNESCO-listed 20th century residence known for its mysterious symbolism and tunnels. Travel on to Cape Roca to enjoy panoramic views from the westernmost point of continental Europe. Pass by the famous surfing beach of Guincho to reach the idyllic holiday destination of Cascais. Discover the historical center of this erstwhile fishing town and walk down its streets dotted with restaurants and quaint storefronts. The upscale resort town of Estoril, once a favorite destination of European royals, makes for an ideal last stop before you head back. (Duration: Full Day; Starting Time: 1000 hrs; Ending Time: 1800 hrs; Private Activity & Transfers; Fitness Level: Easy. Please note that this activity involves some walking.)

Hotel Options
RoomSquare Double
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomDeluxe
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 8 - 11

You will be transferred from your hotel to Lisbon train station in a private vehicle

Board your train from Lisbon to Porto (Duration: 3 hrs)

You will be transferred from the Porto train station to your hotel in a private vehicle

Porto

3 Nights

Porto is a delightful city with a laidback vibe, nestled at the mouth of Douro River, which spills into the Atlantic Ocean on Portugal’s western coast.

Included Activities

Personalized Walking Tour of Porto & Group Boat Trip
Discover the romantic city of Porto with a local guide! See famous landmarks such as the ancient 12th century Sé Cathedral with its large altar of hammered silver and the Episcopal Palace. Head to the Ribeira embankment and take a cruise along the Douro River. Make your way to a famous wine cellar and take part in a tasting of port wine. Tour the Infante Henriques Square to see the Palacio da Bolsa monument and the gothic-style Church of St. Francis. Visit the São Bento Station to see its magnificent tiled mosaics and huge wall panels. Walk along Freedom Square where the King Don Pedro IV monument stands, and stop at the church with a 6-meter bell tower – the famous ‘Baroque Candle.’ End this tour with a stroll through the lively Rua de Santa Catarina shopping street and a cup of coffee at the old Majestic Cafe. (Duration: Half Day; Timings: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM or 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM; Private Walking Tour, Shared Boat Tour & Transfers; Meals Not Included; Wine Tasting Included; Fitness Level: Easy; Please wear comfortable clothes & shoes; Don’t forget your camera.)

Personalized Douro Valley Tour & Group Train Ride
Discover the beautiful wine region of Douro Valley! Drive from Porto to Sabrosa past terraced vineyards and rolling hillsides, with the Douro River below. Stop for a photoshoot with the picturesque scenery in the background before you head to two wine estates, the Quinta da Aveleda & Quinta do Bonfim, along with a local guide. Learn about how the famous Port wine is made in these estates and sample a glass or try a dry wine. Ride on a historical train through the heart of Douro Valley along the banks of the river from Pinhão to Tua and witness spectacular views of the surrounding wine region. Enjoy live entertainment on board, with a music group playing traditional Portuguese songs. Tuck into a delicious lunch at the famous DOC Restaurant on the river before you head back to Porto via the scenic little town of Mesao Frio. (Duration: Full Day; Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Private Valley Tour, Shared Train Trip & Transfers; Lunch Not Included; 2 Wine Tastings Included; Fitness Level: Easy; Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes; Don’t forget your camera.)

Hotel Options
PortoBay Flores – Opt 1
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
RoomDouble Superior
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique

You will be transferred from your hotel to Porto airport in a private vehicle

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 4,590 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 5,190 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 11 days / 10 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • Economy flights for all sectors :
    • Sao Miguel Island – Lisbon
  • The following train journeys in the highest class available :
    • Lisbon – Porto
  • All activities as listed :
    • Azores: Sao Miguel Island, Ponta Delgada: Personalized Tour of Sete Cidades and Ponta da Ferraria
    • Azores: Sao Miguel Island, Ponta Delgada: Personalized Tour of Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo in the Azores
    • Azores: Sao Miguel Island, Ponta Delgada: Personalized Tour of Furnas
    • Azores: Sao Miguel Island, Ponta Delgada: Personalized Tour of Nordeste Highlights
    • Lisbon: Personalized Tour of Lisbon Attractions
    • Lisbon: Personalized Tour of Sintra & Portuguese Riviera
    • Porto: Personalized Walking Tour of Porto & Group Boat Trip
    • Porto: Personalized Douro Valley Tour & Group Train Ride
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • On request: A printed set of your travel documents by post
  • All transfers as indicated above

Not Included

  • Tourism tax of around 2 Euro per adult (18 years and above) and night, payable locally at hotels
  • Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
  • Entrance fees, unless otherwise stated in the activity descriptions
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return), unless specified under the trip inclusions above
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Portugal Explorer: Azores, Lisbon and Porto

11 days $ 4,590 / person

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