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Portugal Getaway: Plus

Portugal Getaway: Plus

8 days, 2 cities
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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)

  • Summitting a mountain to visit a storybook castle

  • Sipping fresh, local wine while cruising down a river

What you'll get

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

  • 6 nights in handpicked accommodations 

  • 6 breakfasts 

  • 3 included dinners 

  • Expert Tour Director 

  • 24/7 support 

  • 2 insider city tours

Map for the Portugal Getaway: Plus tour
Full trip itinerary

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.
    • Find your next read under the stained-glass roof at The Lello Bookstore.

    Free time suggestions

    House of Filigree: Explore the ancient art & history of filigree work, created by molding gold or silver wire into an pattern and known as one of the most famous traditional jewelry-making techniques in Portugal. Join a workshop to create your own and learn the main techniques with a silversmith.

    FC Porto Museum: Learn about the history of FC Porto in this interactive museum and end your tour with a visit to Estádio do Dragão.

  • 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 through the hills of the Douro Valley and spend some time sipping local wines like sweet, red Port.

  • Day 5: Travel to Lisbon via Aveiro + included dinner

    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 enjoy an included dinner with your group.

    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.
    • 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?

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