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Premium Portugal Experience

Premium Portugal Experience

 Duration: 7 Days
 Learning and discovery
 Local: Centre and South of Portugal
 Type:  Cultural tours

Portugal and its culture are going to awake your senses.

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Lisbon is going to awake your senses! Come to see what one of the most beautiful European cities have to offer. Following to Fatima, this tour will give you an unforgettable experience while you discover a friendly and welcoming people, traditional crafts, excellent gastronomy, traditions, aromas and flavors that define the west area of Portugal (north of Lisbon). In Evora you will have the opportunity to visit one of the quietest and traditional regions of Portugal, where nature is still preserved, and where we find a lot of local history and culture. The next destiny is Arrábida, with a tour of the spectacular and unique Natural Park where you will discover landscapes of breathtaking cliffs and dream beaches through interesting fishing villages. Finally you will be able to discover with us the magnificent town of Sintra and its surroundings. Secular history of the aristocracy and royalty in a memorable ride.

Day 1: Arrival

Transfer from the airport to the hotel 
Check-in at Sana Epic Lisboa Hotel


Dia 2: Lisbon’s Heart

Visit to St. George's Castle and typical neighbourhoods
Visit to Belém and downtown
Visity to other monuments or extra time for shopping


Dia 3: West of Portugal

Visit to the Sanctuary of Fátima 
Next stops: Batalha Monastery and Nazaré, Portugal's most famous fishing village
Visit to Óbidos, one of the most interesting walled settlements of Portugal


Dia 4: Alentejo and its beauties

Visit to Évora, a city classified as a World Heritage Site
Visit to an unique wine cellar in Reguengos de Monsaraz 
Next stop: S. Pedro do Corval, known for its handmade pottery
Visit to Monsaraz and its castle 


Dia 5: Arrábida Natural Park

Visit to Cape Espichel, place with stunning cliffs
Next stop: Sesimbra, a pitoresque fishing village
Time to visit a wine cellar and taste some regional wines
 Visit to Arrábida Natural Park, Fort of "São Filipe" and the Castle of Palmela


Dia 6: Playground of the Aristocracy

The day begins with a visit to Sintra and Pena's Palace
Next stop: Sintra - Cascais Natural Park, Guincho Beach and "Cabo da Roca" (Europe's westernmost point)

Dia 7: Departure

Transfer to the airport

Program includes:

  • 6 nights of accomodation 
  • Mentioned tours
  • Transfers
  • Free Wifi in transportation


Program doesn’t include:

  • Meals (Lunch and dinner)
  • Airplane tickets 
  • Personal expenses


CANCELLATIONS: 20% cancellation fee applied if cancelled 60 days prior to departure. Cancellations within 60 days are 100% non-cancelable

For the specifics on this tour operator, please contact PerfectXP directly. 

  • Monuments
  • Gastronomy
  • Handicraft
  • Amazing Landscapes
  • Arrábida Natural Park
  • Portuguese wines tasting 

LISBON: The Portuguese capital is rich in neighbourhoods, sights and landmarks that make it one of the most beautiful European capitals. The Belém’s area was the starting point of the Portuguese Discoveries so it is rich in terms of historical and architectural heritage. Have the opportunity to taste the pastries of Belem, the most typical Portuguese cake, known worldwide. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Chiado area with many places of interest from the Santa Justa Lift (authorship School Gustav Eiffel), the ruins of the Carmo Convent and several terraces, especially A Brasileira, frequented by Fernando Pessoa.

FÁTIMA: The Fatima’s Sanctuary is one of the most important Marian sanctuaries in the world. It was there that, in 1917, Jacinta Marto, Francisco Marto and Lucia de Jesus said to have witnessed six apparitions of Our Lady. At this site you can visit the Basilica, the Chapel of the Apparitions and the house of the shepherds.

 BATALHA / NAZARÉ / ALCOBAÇA: In Alcobaça and Batalha you will have the opportunity to visit two monasteries classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Nazaré is Portugal’s most famous fishing village. It was recently recognized in the surfing community by the phenomenon of giant wave.

 ÓBIDOS: One of the most interesting walled villages of Portugal. Here you can taste the famous Ginja de Obidos, a characteristic liquor of the region. In this old place we find the gothic, renaissance and baroque, an extensive work of art resulting from the destruction and reconstruction of several centuries.

ÉVORA: City founded by the Roman people at Century II. The nature of this natural region contrasts with the monumental wealth of the city museum. Here we will visit the Square, Castle, Temple, Churches, Garden, etc.

REGUENGOS OF MONSARAZ: Is the second largest city in the district of Évora. Here we’ll make a wine tasting and visit na unique winery that combines the latest technology with the method initiated by the Romans over 2000 years.

SÃO PEDRO DO CORVAL: This small, typical village of Alentejo has about 35 pottery, an art of great tradition in the region. We will have the opportunity to observe the development of pottery-making live (actually looks like a magic show, as the skill of the craftsmen). In this village we will also see a small but charming garden, the Main Church and several megalithic monuments.

MONSARAZ: Village with traces of prehistoric occupation that was captured from the Moors in the twelfth century. Throughout the ages has always had a very important role in keeping the river Guadiana. The scenic beauty of Monsaraz is stunning, from the top of the castle can be seen throughout the village with its quaint roofs of slate and a beautiful landscape of infinite horizon.

SESIMBRA: Picturesque fishing village where we’ll visit the beaches, the characteristic Fishing Harbour and the Castle of Sesimbra known by the Moorish castle dating from the twelfth century. Here you can visit the Cellar / Museum House of José Maria da Fonseca known by Piriquita wines and Moscatel de Setúbal, where in addition to take contact with the winemaking process and its history, we have the opportunity to do a wine tasting.

ARRÁBIDA: The Natural Park of Arrábida is characteristic for its Mediterranean climate and flora. Still in the Park you’ll visit the Convent of Our Lady of Arrábida (XVI century). As we left the National Park we have a chance to take a refreshing dip in the crystal waters of Praia da Figueirinha. Here we’ll visit a factory of manufactured traditional tiles, very characteristic element of Portugal.

SINTRA: This village enchanted Kings and inspired poets. Find yourself surrounded by old houses that have been converted into small shops and bakeries, selling local produce and crafts. Visit the Palácio da Pena, a fascinating fairytale castle, located in one of the highest peaks of the Serra de Sintra. In this place you will live the most romantic and spectacular experience that you can have in Portugal. As we climbed the mountain you’ll still be able to enjoy the features of the nineteenth century mansions (where they filmed "The Ninth Gate", directed by Roman Polanski with Johnny Depp in the lead role). In the Natural Park of Sintra there is a visit to Cabo da Roca (the most western point of Europe), pass at Guincho beach, place where were filmed a fight scene on the beach of the James Bond film, "In the service of his majesty" .

CASCAIS: Fishing and cosmopolitan city that has a beautiful bay, gateway to the Atlantic Ocean.

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