Day 1 Lisbon (1D) To ensure you are able to join the group for dinner, please arrive in Lisbon by 4pm.
For trips departing April 2020 onwards: If you wish to explore Lisbon before your tour begins, consider booking pre-tour accommodation with us. Please speak to a G Adventures representative about booking accommodations in Lisbon before Day 1 of this itinerary.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Fado Night with Traditional Portuguese Meal
Day 2 Lisbon (1B) Escape reality during a visit the fairytale town of Sintra and lose yourself exploring the colourful manors, medieval palaces, and lush gardens of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The afternoon is free to discover Lisbon.
Pena Palace and Park Guided Visit
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s), 28km)
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s), 29km)
Day 3 Lisbon/Évora (1B) Travel to Évora in the heart of the Alentejo region, enjoying a tour to the haunting, but mesmerizing Chapel of Bones and visit Diana's Temple, one of the best preserved Roman temples on the Iberian Peninsula.
Chapel of Bones Visit
Diana Roman Temple
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Day 4 Évora (1B, 1L) Visit a cork farm and learn about the cork production, as well as other activities particular to the Alentejo region like honey production and olive harvesting. Enjoy a traditional cork stripper's meal before returning back to Évora for free time.
Cork Farm Experience
Day 5 Évora/Coimbra (1B) Continue to Tomar, where we visit the Templar Castle. Founded in 1160 by Gualdim Pais, grand master of the Knights Templar, the vast complex of the Convent of Christ is an incredible feat of medieval architecture. Continue on to Coimbra for the evening.
Knights Templar Historic Tour
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 225km)
Private Vehicle (0.90 hour(s), 75km)
Day 6 Coimbra/Porto (1B) This morning, enjoy a tour around the University of Coimbra, Portugal's most prestigious university and a World Heritage Site. Enter through the 10th-century Porta Férra, the old entrance to the citadel of Coimbra. Walk through the campus along mosaic cobblestone paths and visit the ornate Joanina Library, Chapel of São Miguel and the botanical gardens. Later, catch the train to Porto.
University of Coimbra Visit
Local train (1.50 hour(s), 120km)
Day 7 Porto (1B) Board a boat down Portugal's "river of gold", floating along the route that port shippers took to age their fortified wines. Take in the sights of the rolling green, terraced hills of the Porto region. Visit a local wine cellar, then end the day with a glass of port - an unmissable regional specialty.
Porto Ribeira Cruise
Port Wine Cellar Visit
Day 8 Porto (1B) Depart at any time.