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Rabelo boats, Douro River, Porto

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Rabelo boats, Douro River, Porto

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  • Pena Palace, Sintra

    Lisbon & the Algarve: Portugal self-drive tour

    • Tour Lisbon’s historical heart and sample some local delicacies.

    • Explore the eccentric palaces and gardens of Sintra.

    • Visit Roman ruins in the historic city of Évora in the heart of the Alentejo countryside.

    • Learn how to cook traditional Algarvian Cataplana.

    • Hike the Algarve coastline near Lagos.

    10 days from CAD6,160pp

  • Twin lakes, Sete Cidades, São Miguel

    Lisbon & the Azores

    • Explore the largest city in the Azores, Ponta Delgada, on a private walking tour.

    • Visit the twin lakes of Sete Cidades by bicycle and 4x4.

    • Embark on a whale- and dolphin-watching tour outside Ponta Delgada.

    • Hear traditional Portuguese fado music at a special dinner in Lisbon.

    • Discover the history of Lisbon on a private walking tour.

    • Tour the vibrant and eclectic palaces of Sintra.

    7 days from CAD6,180pp

  • Vineyards, Pico

    Highlights of the Azores

    • Enjoy a historic walking tour of Ponta Delgada with tastings in the local market.

    • Explore the twin lakes of Sete Cidades by bicycle and 4x4.

    • Try local cozido, food cooked in the hot springs of Furnas.

    • Hike through the lava stone vineyards of Pico.

    • Discover the island of Faial and its Capelinhos Volcano.

    • Learn about the history of Terceira on a walk through its capital city, Angra do Heroísmo.

    11 days from CAD9,275pp

  • Praia do Camilo, Algarve

    Lisbon, Évora & the Algarve

    • Enjoy a tour through central Lisbon and its maritime outer district, Belém.

    • Experience one of Portugal’s oldest musical traditions, fado.

    • Learn to make pastel de nata with a tasting tour and cooking class.

    • Spend time on your own wandering the Roman ruins of Évora.

    • Walk along the Algarve coast and take in the sweeping views of the sea.

    • Learn how to make a traditional seafood cataplana.

    • Relax on the beaches of the Algarve.

    10 days from CAD11,395pp

  • Skyline, Porto

    Madrid to Porto tour

    Spain and Portugal
    • Enjoy a panoramic tour of Madrid’s historical sights.

    • Spend time at the palace of El Escorial and the controversial memorial at Valley of the Fallen.

    • Explore the university city of Salamanca.

    • Relax in the peaceful Douro Valley.

    • See prehistoric rock art up close.

    • Explore the history of Porto on a walking tour.

    • Learn how to make a traditional Portuguese country meal.

    9 days from CAD11,615pp

  • Traditional Rabelo boat, Porto

    Douro river cruise: port tasting & palaces

    Portugal and Spain
    • Cruise in comfort from Porto to Vega de Terron.

    • Visit Mateus Palace and Gardens, home of Mateus rosé wine.

    • Take a guided hike in Lamego followed by a tasting of local specialities.

    • Tuck into a traditional home-cooked meal at a local quinta (country house).

    • Enjoy tastings of Porto’s finest export, port.

    13 days from CAD15,295pp

  • River cruise, Porto

    Luxury Portugal tour

    • Explore the highlights of Porto on a private guided tour and river cruise.

    • Sample wine in the Douro Valley, one of the world’s oldest demarcated wine regions.

    • Take in the whimsical gardens and architecture of Sintra on a full-day guided tour.

    • Experience the highlights of Lisbon and Belém by tasting local delicacies while getting an introduction to the area’s important historical sites.

    • Relax in the peaceful Alentejo countryside at an indulgent hacienda-style retreat.

    12 days from CAD15,725pp

  • Street view, Évora

    Portugal in detail

    • Taste traditional Portuguese food and wine in Porto and the Douro Valley.

    • Tour the birthplace of Portugal’s first king, Guimarães, and Portugal’s religious capital, Braga.

    • Take in the fairytale architecture of Sintra.

    • Explore the historic districts of Lisbon and the monuments of Belém.

    • See UNESCO-listed monasteries and walled medieval towns in Estremadura.

    • Enjoy the gastronomic delights of the Alentejo.

    • Hike, cook and relax in the sunny coastal Algarve.

    14 days from CAD18,575pp


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Douro River, Porto

A guide to Porto and the Douro Valley

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