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Dunes at Cascais, Portugal

Lisbon and the Algarve

5-day tailor-made itinerary from £3,165 pp

Summary

Short description

Take in the sublime beauty, world-leading wines and unique culture of southern Portugal

Highlights

  • Explore southern Portugal's culinary landscape over lazy lunches and delicious dinners
  • Let guided vineyards visits introduce you to the country's acclaimed wines
  • Compare Sintra's fairytale charms with the World-Heritage wonders of Évora and Lisbon
  • Learn about Portugal's musical traditions with a live Fado show
  • Relax amid the golden dunes of the Setúbal Peninsula

In Brief

  • 3 Nights Lisbon
  • 1 Night Algarve

About

Recommended for:
City | Food & wine | History & culture | Independent tour

Portugal’s south is a dreamy coastal and escapist region, with some of the world’s best vineyards and a wondrous coastline. Lisbon, at its heart, is a strongly beating reminder of exploration past. It’s also a place of exquisite present, lined with sophisticated hotels and contemporary chic. Here, a past saturated in significant European history and the ageless romantic tradition of Fado, meets a new Portugal, with hip hotels and cutting-edge cuisine. This bespoke tour takes in old and new vineyards and cultural and contemporary culinary highlights, with stays in fabulous four star hotels, all made effortless with a personal driver to take you from one exclusive wine tasting to the next. 

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK/Lisbon

With included airport lounge access, you'll be well rested for your flight to Lisbon where, after an included private transfer, you'll check into your four-star hotel. 

Stay: Mundial Hotel, Lisbon (Superior)

Day 2
Lisbon

Begin the day in Belém, one of Lisbon’s most fascinating quarters. Here the River Tagus meets the Atlantic, and this is where many now legendary voyages of discovery were launched. The magnificent Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, 16th century monastery, where Vasco da Gama was entombed, is a fitting monument to Portugal’s age of exploration, and is one of today’s guided tours. Also included is a port wine tasting and relaxing by the river, sampling Bélem’s famous custard tarts. Save some space for a lingering lunch in downtown Lisbon, in an 18th century theatre before walking it all off exploring Lisbon’s hills, the historic neighbourhood of Alfama and the resplendent Lisbon Cathedral. 

Stay: Corpo Santo Hotel (Superior)

Day 3
Sintra/Colares/Cascais

The first stop today is the fairytale hilltop town of Sintra, a magical start to the day. This medieval and perfectly preserved walled town is full of dreamy palaces and architecture, and a guided tour of the famous Pena Palace is included. After a traditional lunch within the walls, your private driver will whisk you off to a lavish wine tasting, in the charming region of Colares and in the most westerly vineyard in Europe. Afterwards, have an enchanting evening in the fabulously atmospheric fishing village of Cascais.  

Stay: Corpo Santo Hotel (Superior)

Meals: B L

Day 4
Algarve

A final day full of exclusive indulgences, starting with a visit to one of the smallest and most highly regarded wine producers in Portugal. Tour the winery, set in picturesque surroundings, and enjoy a bespoke wine tasting. Then set off for another exquisite experience – a tour of the extraordinary Palácio Nacional de Mafra, a convent-palace that is one of the most extravagant in Europe. This 18th century baroque masterpiece presides over the small, pretty town of Mafra. There are over 1,000 rooms, two bell towers with 98 bells, and a library full of ancient tomes, carefully guarded by a colony of bats. Don’t worry, they’re only let out at night, to protect the precious archive from small insects. The afternoon is at leisure before a fantastic farewell dinner to celebrate the end of your stay. 

Stay: Oceano Atlantico, Algarve (Superior)

Day 5
Return to the UK

A final private transfer after breakfast takes you back to Lisbon airport for your return flight to the UK. 

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior

5-day tailor-made itinerary
from £3,165 pp

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