Roads of Portugal - Driver Guided Small Group

Visit some of Portugal's most iconic locations with visits to Porto, Douro, Lisbon, & Sintra on this 8-night small group tour.

Roads of Portugal - Driver Guided Small Group

Visit some of Portugal's most iconic locations with visits to Porto, Douro, Lisbon, & Sintra on this 8-night small group tour.

Tour Highlights

  • Guaranteed tour dates - with a minimum of 2 passengers.
  • Private and small group touring throughout.
  • 24/7 Celtic Help Line always available.

Smart Tour Includes

  • Daily breakfast (except day of arrival).
  • Arrival & departure transfers.
  • Service of an expert English speaking driver-guide for the entire tour.
  • Wine tasting at Winery estate Visit (Quinta) in Douro.
  • Boat Tours: Moliceiro in Aveiro and Rabelo in Pinhão.
  • Tickets: Elevator of Bom Jesus in Braga, Guimarães Castle, Palace of the Dukes of Bragança.

Hotels used in conjunction with this tour

  • Lisbon: O. Marques de Sá, Roma
  • Aveiro: As Americas
  • Lamego: Hotel Lamego, Règua Douro
  • Guimaraes: Hotel Guimarães
  • Oporto: Porto Centro

Additional Notes

Hotels are confirmed approximately 21 days prior to tour start date. 

Single rooms are on a request basis only and cannot be booked online. The request must go to our European office for approval.


Itinerary

Day 01: Lisbon

Morning arrival in Lisbon. Meet our assistant and transfer to your hotel in town. Your afternoon will be free at leisure. For dinner (not included) we suggest one of the Lisbon typical restaurants of Fado, where  you can dine and listen to the traditional Fado music. Overnight in Lisbon.

Day 02: Sintra, Cascais, Estoril

Meet your driver in the morning for a discovery tour of Lisbon. We will visit Belém quarter to see the 16th-century Monastery of Jerónimos and the Belém pastry “pastel” factory dated from 1837. We will  later enjoy a photo stop next to the Belém Tower before motoring to Sintra, listed in the UNESCO Heritage. We will have free time around and learn more about this charming town. Later, continue to Cascais for a short independent visit before returning to Lisbon passing through Estoril. Overnight in Lisbon. (B) 

Day 03: Óbidos, Nazaré, Batalha, Fátima, Aveiro

In and around Aveiro, Batalha.
Today we will head towards the north of Portugal. Our first stop is in Óbidos, a small medieval town, set within Óbidos castle walls. Later, we will continue to Nazaré, a fisherman’s village famous for its  giant waves. We will visit the highest part of the town to enjoy the breath-taking view of the city. The  next stop will be Batalha to see the famous local Monastery, one of the most exquisite works of  Portuguese Gothic architecture and UNESCO World Heritage Site, built to celebrate Portugal’s victory  in the infamous battle of Aljubarrota. Later, we will reach Fátima, the famous Marian worship  shrines, with a stop at Aljustrel, to visit the houses in which the three little shepherds were born. The  tour will then continue to Aveiro, known as the Venice of Portugal due to its channels and traditional  boats crossing them. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and free time to enjoy the evening.  Overnight in Aveiro. (B) 

Day 04: Lamego, Einery Estates and the Douro

After breakfast, we will experience a Moliceiro boat tour (included) along the Aveiro river to admire  the beautiful Art Nouveau buildings and the salt pans. We will continue our journey to Lamego and get  to know its impressive 600 meters high baroque sanctuary, dedicated to Our Lady of Remedies. Time  to visit the city center and to have lunch in an excellent local restaurant (included). In the afternoon,  we will visit a winery estate in the Douro Valley to get familiar with the methods of producing the  famous worldwide port wine (visit and wine tasting included). Overnight in the Douro. (B,L)  

Day 05: Pinhão, Douro River & Guimarães

Today, we will head towards Pinhão, the heart of the Douro Valley Wine Region, classified by UNESCO  as Cultural Landscape. We will enjoy a boat ride on the Douro River through the vineyards and wine  estates. We will also visit the small local Train Station, remarkably decorated with a collection of  beautiful tiles showing typical scenes of the Douro valley all related to port wine production. We will  then leave towards the city of Guimarães, known as the birthplace of Portuguese nationality, take a  walk and see the historic city center, UNESCO Cultural Heritage. We will then explore the medieval  Castle of Guimarães (1st place among the seven wonders of Portugal) and the Dukes of Bragança  Palace. Free time and accommodation. Overnight in Guimarães. (B)

Day 06: Guimarães, Braga & Oporto

Today we will head towards Braga and Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary, to which will climb with the  help of a curious 19th-century water-powered elevator (included). Then we will continue to  continuos to the historical city center, where the most ancient Portuguese Cathedral is located (not  included). Departure to Oporto, the second most important city in Portugal. Upon arrival, we will have  a panoramic sightseeing tour. Overnight in Oporto. (B)

Day 07: Porto

Free Day to wander around the city of Oporto. Schultz tip: Try the famous “Francesinha” one of the  typical dishes. Visit the “Majestic Café,” Clérigos’Tower, Lello’s bookstore, and Oporto’s Cathedral.  On this Day (not included) you can choose to take an optional tour to Santiago de Compostela or visit  Barcelos, Ponte de Lima and Viana do Castelo, a boat trip on the Douro river or a wine tasting of Porto  in the wine cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. Overnight in Oporto. (B) 

Day 08: Oporto, Coimbra & Lisbon

We say goodbye to Oporto, and we proceed towards Coimbra, where the first university of Portugal  was created, being one of the oldest in Europe. We will have time in the city center.   Departure to Lisbon. Overnight in Lisbon. (B)

Day 09: Lisbon - U.S.

Check out of your hotel after breakfast. Transfer included to airport where you bid farewell to Portugal. (B)

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Featured Hotels

Roads of Portugal - Driver Guided Small Group - SP3
Lisbon Hotel Lisbon
Aveiro Hotel Aveiro
Douro Hotel Douro
Guimaraes Hotel Guimaraes
Porto Hotel Porto

Tour Details

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Accommodation Details

Centrally located Lisbon Hotel

Lisbon -

This tour uses excellent centrally located hotels in Lisbon [more]

Aveiro -

This tour uses excellent centrally located hotels in Aveiro [more]

Douro -

This tour uses excellent centrally located hotels in Duoro [more]

Guimaraes -

This tour uses excellent centrally located hotels in Guimaraes [more]

Porto -

This tour uses excellent centrally located hotels in Porto [more]

Pricing

This package is based on a minimum of two (2) persons traveling based on sharing one double room. This tour can be booked online or via our call center. A max of 6 passengers can be booked online. If you have more than 6 passengers, you must contact reservations in our call center. Single rooms are solely on request and cannot be booked online.

This tour does not include:
  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • City Tax to be paid locally

Airfare

Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. The dates shown will be the start / end date of your tour. However, you can alter these dates to arrive earlier or extend your stay as needed.

Our system will search for the best possible airfare during your booking process. Note: airfare cannot be booked sooner than eleven (11) months from date of departure.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date one begins in Portugal. Air date should be booked one day prior to allow for overnight flights to Portugal.