It seems like everyone is in Portugal these days – and for good reason! Compared to other European destinations, Portugal is a relatively affordable and a much shorter flight from the U.S. The mainland has plenty of rich history and is easy to navigate, while the islands are a whole separate culture in itself.

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Sample Itinerary

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Sample Itinerary

Sample 2 week itinerary for Portugal, including islands.

  • Day 1: Arrive Porto; explore neighborhood on foot
    • Livraria Lello
    • Dinner: Lareira – Baixa for steak sandwich
  • Day 2: Explore other neighborhoods
    • Mercado do Bolhão + ViaCatarina for lunch and shopping
    • Evening: Evening: walk towards the riverfront; dinner at Muro do Bacalhau
  • Day 3: Depart; pickup by private transfer to Lisbon

Suggested Hotel: Casa da Companhia, Vignette Collection

Pre-Book: Porto Private Arrival Transfer (car seats available)

Pre-Book: Lisbon & Porto Delux Day Trip

Private transfer from Porto hotel to Lisbon hotel, with stops in medieval village of Óbidos and the fishing village of Nazaré

  • Day 3: Arrive Lisbon; drinks and music at Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, a lookout point with a food market
  • Day 4: Explore city by foot
    • Livraria Bertrand – Chiado, Pink Street, Mercado Da Ribeira
    • Dinner at Tapisco, Pizzaria Lisboa or Gunpowder Lisboa
  • Day 5: Travel by metro to outer neighborhood to see National Tile Museum, aquarium, or Telecabine Lisbon
  • Day 6: Depart Lisbon

Suggested Hotel: The Lumiares Hotel & Spa

  • Day 6: Arrive, explore Funchal
    • Walk along the seafront promenade to Old Town (aka Zona Velha)
    • Walk along Rua Santa Maria to Mercado dos Lavradores
  • Day 7: Explore the island via private tour
    • Levada walk (Levada do Caldeirão Verde terrace, between the Queimadas Forest Park and Pico das Pedras,), Santana
  • Day 8: Cable Car to Botanical Garden and Monte Palace Madeira
  • Day 9: Depart

Suggested Hotel: Savoy Palace

  • Day 9: Arrive, dinner at hotel
  • Day 10: Explore island via day trip
  • Day 11: visit Ponta Delgada, the capital
  • Day 12: Depart

Suggested Hotel: Pedras do Mar Resort & SPA

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