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Portugal Getaway

Portugal Getaway

8 days, 2 cities7
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From $1599 without flightsPayments as low as $40

A city with many buildings with red roofs situated by the riverside with boats traveling through the calm water
A city with many buildings with red roofs situated by the riverside with boats traveling through the calm water
A bright yellow trolley moving through a narrow city street on a bright day
A pink building with white umbrellas in front of it and several blue lounge chairs
A tablecloth with a blue and white design covered with egg pastries and a mug of coffee
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Why go?

Old and new, grand and quaint, traditional and forward thinking—discover each side of Portugal as you explore Porto and Lisbon. We would not, however, recommend discovering the pastry and tinned fish sides at the same time.

Picture yourself

  • Obsessing over the brightly painted buildings of Porto’s old town

  • Getting lost in the beautiful maze that is the Alfama District

  • Seeking out the best pastel da nata in Lisbon (and the world)

  • Taking an optional day trip to a storybook castle

  • Snapping photos inside Lisbon’s iconic yellow trolley

What you'll get

  • Round-trip flights & airport transfers (or book 'em yourself)

  • 6 nights in handpicked accommodations 

  • 6 breakfasts 

  • 2 included dinners 

  • Expert Tour Director 

  • 24/7 support 

  • 2 insider city tours

Map for the Portugal Getaway tour
Full trip itinerary


  • Day 1: Overnight flight

    Cozy up on your flight to Portugal, where you’ll sip port wine, climb looots of hills (oops), and explore two of the most underrated coastal cities on the entire planet.

  • Day 2: Arrive in Porto + Welcome Dinner

    Bom dia from Porto, a city of people so resilient that it’s nicknamed Invicta—aka invincible. Coincidently, after a Welcome Dinner and a good night’s sleep, you’ll feel invincible in Porto.

    Today's highlights:

    • Land at the airport and meet an EF representative.
    • Transfer to your accommodations and check in.
    • Meet your Tour Director and get deets on tomorrow’s schedule.
    • Head to a local spot for an included dinner with your group.
  • Day 3: Explore Porto

    Get to know the ins and outs of the city with a tripeiro—a Porto native. Today, you’ll take on 2,000 (confirmed not a typo) years of history and likely take an equal amount of photos.

    Today's highlights:

    • See the bustling Avenida dos Aliados and the steeeeeeep Rua de Fabrica.
    • Visit Praça Guilherme Gomes Fernandes, Praça de Gomes Teixeira, and Praça de Lisboa Park.
    • In your free time, find your next read under the stained-glass roof at The Lello Bookstore.
  • Day 4: Free day in Porto + optional Douro river cruise and wine tasting

    Get out there and discover what else Porto has to offer, like tinned fish…maybe. If you’re really feeling yourself, join the optional cruise and wine tasting.

    Free time suggestions

    Porto Cathedral: Visit a structure that dates back to the 12th century to admire its traditional gothic style and Portuguese tiling.

    Dom Luís I Bridge: Walk along the bridge’s upper deck for wildly-beautiful panoramic views of Porto and the Douro River.

    Crystal Palace: Wander through the many sprawling and themed gardens while enjoying views of the river and city.

    Douro river cruise and wine tasting (extra cost)

    Take a boat cruise down Douro River through the coast of Porto. Then, spend some time sipping local wines like sweet, red Port.

  • Day 5: Travel to Lisbon via Aveiro

    Next up: Lisbon. But first, Aveiro—a coastal city known for its canals and colorful boats known as moliceiros.

    Today's highlights:

    • Take a group boat ride through Aveiro’s canals on a moliceiro.
    • Stroll through Aveiro and grab a bite to eat during some free time.
    • Arrive in Lisbon and choose your own adventure: food, club, or bed.

    Free time suggestions

    Art Nouveau City Walk (Aveiro): Head to Museu Arte Nova and pick up a city map of Art Nouveau around Aveiro. Follow the map and be sure to have your camera on a walking tour to discover the unique buildings from this style of art.

  • Day 6: Sightseeing in Lisbon

    This colorful Portuguese capital is home to classic European charm, breathtaking vistas, and a comfy coastal climate. No wonder it’s the oldest city in Western Europe—who wouldn’t settle down here?

    Today's highlights:

    • Traverse the labyrinth of Alfama, the oldest district of Lisbon.
    • In your free time, ride on the iconic yellow trolley that was imported from the U.S. in 1901.
  • Day 7: Free day in Lisbon + optional Sintra day trip + Farewell Dinner

    Before you say “tchau” to Lisbon, you have one last free day to cross any final items off your bucket list. To cap things off, share some laughs (and maybe shed a few tears) at in included Farewell Dinner with your group.

    Free time suggestions

    Mercado da Ribeira: You know Time Out Market in the States? This is that. The biggest food market in the city is the best spot to indulge in local food and drink.

    National Tile Museum: It’s hard to miss the colorful tiles that adorn Lisbon. Here, you’ll explore a collection of azulejo, traditional Iberian tilework.

    Sintra & Portuguese Riviera (extra cost)

    Crest the Sintra Mountains for a visit to the Palácio da Pena. Then, visit the coastline of Cascais for lunch and free time.

  • Day 8: Fly home

    Adeus, amigos!
    Translation: goodbye, friends! Your next destination awaits—home. But this isn’t goodbye. It’s “See you later.” The only question is, where?


Overall rating: 5 out of 5
Based on 7 authentic traveler reviews
  • The best time in Portugal!

      Anonymous, traveled May 2024

    I cannot recommend this trip enough. Sofia was amazing!!! She was knowledgeable, accommodating, and kind. She made the trip everything that it was. We had a wonderful group and made enough memories to last a lifetime. 10/10!

  • Portugal was a dream!

      Anonymous, traveled May 2024

    An absolute dream trip! Portugal is beautiful and definitely worth a visit! The views and culture were worth all the hills. Sofia was such an amazing tour guide and I cant recommend this trip enough!

  • My favorite trip w/ EF thus far!

      Anonymous, traveled May 2024

    Portugal was so fun, memorable, and special! The country is beautiful & breathtaking and Sofia (tour director) truly made the trip what it was!! She was kind, knowledgeable, and ensured everyone felt included and was having fun. She took care of any issues that arose seamlessly as well. Sofia also planned extra activities outside of the EF itinerary which we... See more

  • 10/10 Experience in Portugal!

      Megan, traveled May 2024

    If you are hesitant in booking this trip, BOOK IT! This was my first solo trip and my first trip with EF Ultimate Break and I can't say enough great things. Sofia made our experience so special. She really put her heart into planning our extra activities and made sure the group was happy. The itinerary was very manageable and we had enough free time to do e... See more

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