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If you are wondering whether 7 days in Portugal is enough time to see its highlights, we assure you that visitors on a tight schedule can still enjoy the best of what it has to offer. Soak up Porto’s stunning blend of medieval and modern architecture during your short stay and see the treasures of Evora. Then feast your eyes on the gems of Douro Valley and unwind on the golden-hued beaches of the Algarve. Lasting between 6 and 8 days, our pick of Portugal tours below will take you deep into Portugal’s culture and nature.

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1. Best of Portugal: 7 Days in Portugal

Porto is a compact city in Europe that is a great summer destination.
Explore the narrow streets, discover medieval culture and explore Portugese dishes 
Day 1  Arrive in Lisbon and go on a half-day city tour
Day 2 See Sintra's heritage
Day 3 Discover medieval towns and beahes of western Portugal
Day 4 Experience the best of Porto
Day 5  Enjoy the beautiful Douro Valley
Day 6 Uncover the history of Coimbro and Tomar
Day 7  Return of Lisbon for flight home

Spending one week in Portugal does not mean that you will have to give up on the best of what the country has to offer. Ticks off the major highlights of the country during guided tours. Visit the iconic castles of Sintra, explore the historic medieval city of Porto and roam the beautiful Douro Valley. Along the way, you will see traditional whitewashed homes with bright facades and one of Europe’s oldest universities. Also included is a boat ride along the Venetian-style canals in Aveiro. See tours

2. Lisbon and Porto: 8 Days in Portugal

The Douro river  passing through the Douro Valley
Cruise along the beautiful Douro landscapes, quaint villages and acres of vineyards
Day 1 Take your first steps in Lisbon, enjoy fado walking tour
Day 2 Tick off the highlights of Lisbon
Day 3 Explore Sintra on half-day walking tour
Day 4 Take a train to Porto for a half-day walking tour
Day 5  Roam Porto in a GoCar
Day 6  Go off-roading in Douro Valley, end with cruise on Douro River
Day 7  Head to Peneda-Gerês National Park for another jeep tour
Day 8 Depart from Porto

Travelers with the sense of adventure and only a short time to spend in Portugal will love this tour. Discover the best of Portugal along with your guide while also getting the adrenaline pumping. Aside from exploring the country’s two most important cities, Lisbon and Porto, you will also visit the memorable Sintra for a hike up to Pena Castle and roam the Estoril Coast. Later, drive through picturesque Douro Valley and Peneda-Gerês National Park on the back of a jeep. Experience mesmerizing culture and walking tours balanced with equal parts excitement, like a bridge climb in Porto, during this trip. See tours

3. Self-drive through Portugal: Portugal in 8 days

Espinho is a seaside town in the north of Portugal.
Walk along the beautiful beach of Esphino and watch the calming views of the waves
Aveiro is a town on the west coast of Portugal.
Take a boat through the small canals of the charming town Aveiro
Day 1 Arrive in Lisbon
Day 2 Head to Castelo de Vide via UNESCO listed Evora
Day 3 Drive to historic Tomar and Coimbra
Day 4  Enjoy Coimbra, venture through Bussaco Forest on to Porto
Day 5  Rest in Porto or drive to medieval Guimaraes
Day 6  Cover Espinho and Aveiro, finish in Coimbra
Day 7 Return to Lisbon through gorgeous countryside, stop at Sintra
Day 8 Depart from Lisbon

Explore Portugal at your own pace during this well-planned, seven-day, self-driving tour. Discover the country’s rich history and end each day in a cozy hotel. The itinerary focuses on arts and architecture, which Portugal holds in ample supply. Visit over a dozen cities and towns, each with their own stories to tell. These include Ovar, known for its traditional tiles called azulejos, and the medieval village of Guimaraes. With no more than three hours of driving on any given day, you will have plenty of time on foot to take in the scenery, roam the castles and explore medieval towns. Describe your ideal 8-day itinerary with our customized trip to Portugal.

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