Portugal 2024 Departures | 11 Days, 10 Nights | Porto | Douro Valley | Lisbon | Evora | Sintra, Cascais, Estoril | Algarve

Portugal Explorer – 11 Days with Gateways International Tailor-Made Tours

Photo: Porto, Portugal Explorer

Portugal’s continued popularity is no surprise. The country’s borders are the oldest in Europe, boasting a unique cultural heritage including fine wines, delicious food and welcoming people. Our 11-day explorer itinerary begins in Porto; enjoy wine and cheese in the Douro Valley and explore beautiful Lisbon. Discover romantic Sintra, Cascais and Estoril and charming Evora. Relax for three nights on the beaches of Praia de Rocha in the Algarve.


  • Small-group Douro Valley wine tour with lunch 
  • Croft Port Caves wine cellar with tasting in Porto
  • Discoveries Monument in Libson
  • Romantic Sintra, cosmopolitan Cascais
  • Casino Estoril, the largest in Europe
  • Charming Evora with wine tasting at Herdade do Esporão winery
  • Relax on beautiful Praia de Rocha in the Algarve 

Package Includes:

  • Total 10 nights accommodation: 3 nights in Porto ★★★★, 4 nights in Lisbon ★★★★, 3 night in Praia de Rocha ★★★★
  • Private transfers to and from airports
  • Domestic flights: Porto – Lisbon – Faro
  • Continental breakfast daily
  • Hotel taxes and service charges**

Not Included:

  • International flights
  • Tips to guides and drivers and other gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Items not mentioned above
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary. Please discuss this with your travel agent to determine your requirements prior to departure.

Photo: Estoril, Portugal Explorer

Day 1: Porto, Portugal

Arrival in Porto, one of the oldest European cities which lies along the Douro River. Transfer to your hotel. ★★★★

Day 2: Porto

After breakfast, enjoy a panoramic tour around Bairro da Sé. Visit the elegant Aliados Avenue, the city’s center, and the banks of the Douro River before journeying towards Vila Nova de Gaia. Wind down with some wine at Croft Port Caves, a famous Port wine cellar founded over three hundred years ago. Enjoy the rest of your afternoon at leisure to visit local shops and admire the beautiful storefronts. ★★★★

Day 3: Douro Valley Wine Tour

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.  Begin your small-group tour of the Douro Valley with a stop at Casal de Loivos. Enjoy wine, cheese and appetizers before a traditional lunch at Quinta da Avessada.  Take a guided tour of Favaios Winery and the Bread and Wine Museum.  Taste delicious bread baked in traditional ovens before returning to Porto. ★★★★

Photo: Douro Valley, Portugal Explorer

Day 4: Porto - Lisbon

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Lisbon, Europe’s westernmost and sunniest capital, once home to some of the world’s most famous explorers. Upon arrival, private transfer to your hotel. ★★★★

Day 5: Lisbon

After breakfast, tour Lisbon. Discover the history and traditions of magnificent Jerónimo’s Monastery, the iconic Belem Tower, the Discoveries Monument, and the fairy-tale carriages at the Coaches Museum. Your afternoon is at leisure. ★★★★

Photo: Portugal Explorer, Lisbon

Day 6: Evora

After breakfast, begin your full-day tour of the charming town of Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage site with its rolling landscape of Alentejo, Olive trees and vineyards. Lunch on your own, then enjoy a wine tasting at Herdade do Esporão, one of the largest wineries located along Portugal’s wine route. Return to Lisbon. ★★★★

Day 7: Sintra, Cascais, Estoril

After breakfast, explore Lisbon on your own. In the afternoon, tour romantic Sintra and the cosmopolitan bay of Cascais along the Estoril Coast, the Portuguese Riviera. Admire the incredible Boca do Inferno and the Casino Estoril Gardens, home to the largest casino in Europe. Return to Lisbon. ★★★★

Day 8: Lisbon - Faro - Praia de Rocha, Algarve

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Faro and transfer to your hotel located on Praia de Rocha beach. ★★★★★

Day 9 & 10: Praia de Rocha

Breakfast at your hotel. Over the next two days, enjoy your time at leisure to explore an extensive selection of restaurants and bars, and a colourful nightlife. Relax in the sun along your hotel’s sandy beaches or by the pool. ★★★★★

Day 11: Praira de Rocha - Faro - Home 

After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to the airport for your flight home.

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Terms And Conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS Airfare is subject to availability and is only included if indicated in the itinerary summary. All services are subject to availability at time of booking. Airport and departure taxes are subject to change at...

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