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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 Algarve. Lasting between 6 and 8 days, our pick of Portugal tours below will take you deep into Portugal’s culture and nature.
|Day 1||Arrive in Lisbon, explore the city on your ow|
|Day 2||Head for Supertubos beach in Peniche before driving to Nazare|
|Day 3||Visit Europe’s westernmost point|
|Day 4||Explore Lagos’ beautiful beaches, head to Vilamoura|
|Day 5||Visit Benagil Caves, enjoy beach BBQ|
|Day 6||Depart from the Algarves|
If you only have seven days to spend in Portugal, you could do worse than joining this exciting, 6-day tour of Lisbon and southern Portugal. Explore the cobblestone streets of Lisbon and discover its unique history alongside your guide. Head south the following day to experience the powerful coastline. Visit Nazare, home to giant waves, and see the famous Supertubos beach, which attracts world-class surfers. Next, dive into Portugal's top-notch wine scene visiting Quinta da Bacalhoa farm before ending the tour with a barbecue on the Mediterranean coast.
|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 tour.
|Dyy 1||Arrive in Lisbon|
|Day 2||Head to Sintra, see Sintra and Pena palaces|
|Day 3||Explore Nazare and Fatima, finish in Braga|
|Day 4||Enjoy walking tour in Porto, cruise the Douro and return to Braga|
|Day 5||Drive through Douro Valley, stop for wine tastings|
|Day 6||Visit Jesus do Monte Shrine, explore Braga|
|Day 7||Head BAck to Porto for departure|
This Portugal itinerary of seven days will take you to multiple destinations that show off the nation’s deep history and eye-popping architecture along with its mouth-watering cuisine and fabled wines. Start in Lisbon and visit the incomparable Sintra. Wander through Nazare, Porto and Braga, taking in their beauty and local culinary brilliance. Try pastéis de Belém or sip on Port wine in the Douro Valley, the choice is yours. See tour.
|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 tour.
|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. See tour.
7 days in Portugal is enough to make a memorable trip to Portugal. If you are looking for other trip durations in the country, check out our guide on how long to spend in Portugal. You can also get in touch with our travel expert in Portugal to create an itinerary from scratch.
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