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The Genuine Taste of Portugal

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  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 4
  • age requirement 1-99 yrs
  • max group size 13
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-28214
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Lisbon, Portugal
  • Ends Porto, Portugal
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Taste the flavors of Portugal and enjoy typical local meals such as fish and suckling pig
  • Discover local highlights not as traveled by tourists and small, picturesque villages
  • Cheese tasting and several wine tastings included, including Vinho Verde and sparkling
  • Visit the Royal Lusitano horse breeding farm and take a cruise on the Douro River
Are you a food and wine lover who wants a unique experience discovering the beauty and tastes of Portugal? On this 12-day guided tour, taste the most genuine flavors that Portugal has to offer as you travel from Lisbon to Porto seeing some of the most authentic cultural sites amid beautiful scenery. We’ll take you to unique and unseen locations for a one-of-a-kind experience visiting stunning places that are very local and not as traveled by tourists. We will take you somewhere with great weather, exquisite culture and incredible history!

Travel through the country and stop in the Alentejho North Region, the Bairrada Region (famous for its sparkling wines), Tomar (which was the headquarters of the Knights Templar Order for 700 years) and the Serra da Estrela region, where you can visit a cheese farm and enjoy a tasting. Savor a day cruise along the stunning Douro River in a UNESCO-listed wine region, visit Guimarães and explore one of Portuguals oldest castles, and drive along the breathtaking Vinho Verde route. Visit the medieval city Monção and savor a typical fish dinner amid magnificent scenery in Viana do Castelo.

We pride ourselves on delivering a superior tour, that offers a lifetime experienc and we ensure small groups to make sure that all the attention goes to what you are looking for.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Lisboa, Arrábida Natural Park, cheese & wine
  • Day 2: Reguengos de Monsaraz & Évora
  • Day 3: Arraiolos, Alentejo North Region, Marva
  • Day 4: Tomar & Coimbra
  • Day 5: Bairrada Region & Serra da Estrela
  • Day 6: Vila Nova de Foz Côa & Douro Valley
  • Day 7: Lamego, Amarante, Guimarães
  • Day 8: Agra Village
  • Day 9: Vinho Verde Route, Arcos de Valdevez, Soajo, Melgaço
  • Day 10: Monção, Caminha, Viana do Castelo
  • Day 11: Braga, Porto
  • Day 12: Porto
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 10 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 4 Dinners
  • Meals as listed and described in the itinerary, including typical fish dinners, roasted suckling pig lunch with drinks, and others including drinks
  • Visits, excursions and activities as listed in the itinerary, including wine and cheese tastings in Vinho Verde, Vinho Alvarinho, Monsaraz, and Bacalhôa wine farm
  • Day cruise along the Douro River with lunch
  • Entrance to Paço dos Duques, Guimarães Castle, Tomar Castle and “Traje” Museum
  • Horse ride along the farm
  • Farewell dinner (special and the world famous Francesinha), the most famous dish from Porto
  • Accommodation
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Personal Insurance
  • Airfare
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CANCELLATION

10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.

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A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • What is the best time to go to Portugal?

    There is no bad time to visit Portugal, but April to October are considered the best. For a seasonal overview, check out our article on the best time to visit Portugal.

  • What are the best places to travel to in Portugal?

    The best places to visit in Portugal are going to depend on your preference. If you are into medieval cities, head to Obidos. The town is also popular for its chocolate festival. If you are looking for a relaxed surf town vibe, ​then ​Ericeira or Peniche is what you are looking for. For a foodie adventure, Porto will satiate all your culinary desires.

  • How many days should you spend in Portugal?

    We recommend spending at least 10 days in Portugal to experience the country’s culture and see its top attractions. Find out more about how long to spend in Portugal with our guide.

  • What is the best way to travel in Portugal?

    The public transport networks in Portugal are pretty decent. Scenic trains are highly affordable, but if you are short on time, the buses will normally be quicker. It is probably one of the only places where buses are quicker than trains.

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