Arrive at Lisbon airport. Transfer to hotel. Lisbon is Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city. From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary, and Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays 5 centuries of decorative ceramic tiles. Just outside Lisbon is a string of Atlantic beaches, from Cascais to Estoril. Overnight at the hotel.
Spend three days exploring the best of Lisbon with tickets for a hop-on, hop-off bus tour and a boat tour of the Tagus River. In addition to the river cruise and unlimited access to three open-top bus circuits, this Lisbon access pass gets you free airport transport, public tram rides, and entrance to the Santa Just Lift and Lisbon funiculars, as well as discounts to monuments, museums, and activities. All-access Lisbon transport pass Three hop-on, hop-off bus circuits Tagus Riverboat tour Airport transfer to city center Ride-on trams and funiculars Recorded commentary by audio headphones Great overview and orientation of the city.
Capture the historical charm of four rural, Portuguese towns on a full-day guided tour of Óbidos, Fátima, Nazaré, and Batalha from Lisbon. You’ll discover Óbidos’ fascinating medieval heritage. Explore the Monastery of Santa Maria d’Alcobaça and Batalha Monastery, both UNESCO World Heritage-listed landmarks. During a visit to Fátima, you’ll wander through the Sanctuary of Fátima and see one of the world’s most famous Christian pilgrimage sites.
See Portugal’s natural and architectural wonders on a small-group, guided tour of Sintra and Cascais from Lisbon. On this journey, experience the rich vegetation of Sintra Natural Park, the hidden trails and caves at Pena Park, and the bluffs of Roca Cape. Tour the immaculate Pena National Palace and then drive along the Atlantic Coast to Cascais for a leisurely walk through town to its scenic beaches.
Arrive by train to Lagos ( Algarve). Transfer to your hotel. Later enjoy Sealife Dolphin Watching at Lagos Algarve. Sealife Dolphin Watching aims to create lasting memories and turn an unforgettable experience into a magical moment. The Sealife tour is the only one in Lagos to be guided by Marine Biologists. Overnight at the hotel.
The Algarve coast is known for its unique landscapes, but exploring off-road highlights can be tricky. Explore the Algarve’s natural terrain with ease on a jeep and boat tour, cruising along off-road trails before transferring to a boat for access to the Benagil Caves. Along the way, sample local products in traditional villages and a distillery, and relax after a full day’s sightseeing with a round-trip transfer from your hotel.
Embrace the magic of the East Algarve during a guided day trip to Almancil, Faro, Olhao, and Tavira, leaving from the Algarve region. This tour visits the charming town of Almancil where you will see the Church of St. Lourenço and Old Town in Faro, the elegant capital of the Algarve. Explore architecture like Tavira Castle, a ruin considered to be from the Neolithic era. Then, enjoy free time to relish the mellow atmosphere of the fishing town of Olhão. Evening back to your hotel.
Depart to the airport for the return journey.