A 5 Day Tour from Lisbon to Porto
Portugal’s most famous Sanctuary, a distinguished Monastery, a fishing village with big waves, a charming medieval village...These are some of the places that await for you
Sightseeing private tour
Starting and finishing in Lisbon
9AM or 2PM
Pack your bags and complete this 5 day tour in Portugal!
First off you’ll get an unforgettable experience in the centre of Portugal's heart. Lisbon is undoubtedly a city with high-class tourist points that catch your breath and leave you craving for more.
Then you’ll visit three stunning locations near Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais and Estoril. The charming Sintra village is located on top of Sintra’s mountains, Serra de Sintra, which contributes a great deal to its mystique. There you’ll find some stunning buildings. You can either visit the Pena National Palace or the Regaleira Villa. By crossing Sintra’s mountains you’ll come to Cape of Roca, the westernmost point in Continental Europe which comes with a fantastic sight of Sintra.
Further down the coastline we’ll arrive in Cascais, a charming site famous for its luxurious mansions and sunny beaches. We’ll wander through Cascais Bay’s village center and then get to Estoril, another iconic site in Lisbon’s surroundings, which together with Cascais is one of the most luxurious places in Portugal to visit.
You’ll also visit Fátima, the home to Portugal’s most famous shrine, Fátima Shrine, and Coimbra, a town known as the city of students, a reputation gained due to its University that is almost 730 years of age, which you’ll get the chance to visit in this tour. Head off to Porto, then Aveiro and the Monastery of Alcobaça. You’ll also visit the Fisherman’s village of Nazaré, which is also known for its big waves. The tour will end in Óbidos, a charming little village who preserves its medieval look.
With this Multi Day Tour, you will see:
- Expo 98- Parque das Nações
- Baixa Pombalina (Lisbon’s Downtown Historic Center)
- Park Edward VII, top of the park
- Ponte 25 de Abril and Monumento do Cristo Rei
- Tower of Belém
- Chiado and Bairro Alto
Historical area of Sintra
- Pena National Palace
- Regaleira Villa
- Cape of Roca (Cabo da Roca)
- Mouth of Hell (Boca do Inferno)
- Bay of Cascais (village center)
- Sanctuary of Fátima
- Old Cathedral of Coimbra
- Old Town
- Coimbra University
- Portugal dos Pequenitos
- Mealhada- Taste the famous Piglet, Leitão à bairrada
- Tower of Clérigos
- Lello Bookstore
- Carmo Church
- Mercado do Bolhão
- Santa Catarina and Café Majestic
- São Bento Train Station and Cathedral
- Rabelo Boat Tour
- Aveiro Saltpans
- Vista Alegre factory and museum
- Barra and Costa Nova beaches
- Mosteiro de Alcobaça
- Fisherman’s village of Nazaré
- Watch the big waves of Nazaré
- Óbidos medieval village
What is Included:
- Bottled water;
- Wifi on board;
- Exclusive and specialized guide/driver;
- Personalized transport in a luxury Mercedes vehicle, in safe & comfortable conditions ;
- Hotel or address pickup and drop-off;
- All taxes;
- Public liability and Personal Accidents insurance;
What is Not Included:
- Gratuities (optional);
- Entrance fees;
- Food and drinks;
Our tours are always private
Just your group and our driver or also with a (private guide *extra).
Our Tailor-made tours
If Other monuments may interest you and they are not described here, don’t worry our primary goal is to provide you an unforgettable day, we have the flexibility to customize the itinerary according to your preferences and tour length your smile and comfort is very important to us.
Pick you up and Drop off on the agreed spot
The Driver will pick you up at your hotel, airport, cruise terminal or any other address of your choice.
Your Personalized transport will be in a luxury Mercedes vehicle Car or Van, in safe & comfortable conditions we only have the newest models.
We have a private fleet of vehicles:
- Mercedes E class (1-3 pax
- Mercedes Viano-Vito (1-7pax)
- Mercedes V class (1-7pax)
- Mercedes S Class (1-3) (for tours extra is applied and upon availabilty)
- Mercedes Sprinter(1-8pax)
Our private Tours guarantee
Our driver will drive you during your tour, sharing stories and curiosities about the places you’ll visit as well as its historical context.
Since our guide is also the driver and in order to provide you with a sensational tour, it’s possible that the guide won’t always join you on your visits to the inside of the monuments. Due to parking difficulties and restrictions, and there is an option for you to hire a guide that will escort you inside the monuments and will always be with you all the time.
All our vehicles are fully licensed to provide private tours in Europe all fully insured.
We have invested a lot in our chauffeurs which they are full time employed, and they are working for us at least five years. They are well trained, English speaking, courteous and professionals drivers with all the necessary licenses applied by law.
Our chauffeurs they will always be there for you with a smile on their faces.
Here’s why these are places of interest to you:
Parque das Nações
Visit the Park of the Nations, the literal translation of the Parks’ name, which was home to the well known Expo ‘98, the grand exhibition that marked the 500 years anniversary of the great portuguese Discoveries.The park’s home to the Oceanarium and Gare do Oriente, a train station. Go on a cable car ride or walk down the lane!
Alfama is one of the most genuine neighbourhoods in Lisbon with its bright colours and familiar feel. You’ll just have to see it for yourself. Take a stroll down to Calçadinha de Santo Estévão and admire the views at the viewpoint with the same name- Miradouro de Santo Estévão. A trip to Lisbon is not complete without a visit to this truly joyful and traditional neighbourhood. Once you step there you can only feel a sense of companionship and closeness between neighbours and only hope you’ll have something like this yourself.
Edward VII Park (Parque Eduardo VII)
This mind-blowing and jaw-dropping Park stands within the Avenida da Liberdade and Marquis of Pombal Square. As a true and rich landmark, it happens to be the biggest and largest Park in the heart of Lisbon.
What it does to the tourist is the engagement it creates with his mind. It makes you want to put into the serenity and coolness of nature one more time. Missing such adventure is like deliberately spitting on knowledge and ignoring maximum relaxation. Make it your choice this vacation.
Christ’s Statue and Ponte 25 de Abril
The Cristo-Rei statue, located in Almada, at the southern bank of the Tejo Estuary, was inspired by the Cristo Redentor statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was inaugurated in 1959 and many believe its construction was part of a promise made by the portuguese episcopate to avoid Portugal’s involvement in World War II. Apart from the religious aspect, this place is also visited everyday by hundreds of people due to its exceptional views of Lisbon- it stands at almost 361 feet above the Tejo. Experience Lisbon from a different point of view: you’ll get a look at the north and south banks of the city, which are united by the 25th April Bridge, Ponte 25 de Abril.
Tower of Belém
With its unbelievable beauty and magnificent display of brightness, the tower of Belém stands as a world heritage site. It possesses a significant structural design with luscious balconies laced inwardly with ornaments of limestone, which has overtime brought economic dominance to Portugal at large.
Not just that, known as a protective measure for old timers during wars, the Tower of Belém has evolved into a commercial port and is now a fundamental element for the culture and history of Portugal and the world.
This full day tour helps you get a broad awareness and keeps you informed, while increasing your general knowledge even of the business world.
Historical area of Sintra
Sintra is something taken from a dream and put into cinema, only it’s real life, not just fantasy. Its idyllic aura comes mostly from the fact that it’s located on top of Sintra’s mountains, Serra de Sintra. There you’ll find some majestic buildings. You can either visit the Pena National Palace, which stands on a steep rock and is surrounded by a dense Park, Pena’s Park or the Regaleira Villa, one of Serra de Sintra’s most astonishing monuments. The tour includes an optional visit to the Palace of Queluz, which is often called the portuguese Versailles. As you can see it’s all grand, both the construction work and the nature that surrounds it.
Pena National palace
In 1838 King Fernando II bought the old Monastery of Jerónimos de Nossa Senhora da Pena that had been built on top of the Sintra mountains in 1511 by King Manuel I. King Fernando II had repair works done in all of the monastery, which gave the Palace its grand looks you see today. Built on top of a steep rock and surrounded by a dense forest of more than 500 exotic species from all around the globe, the Pena Palace has a privileged view of the green landscape and sea. Moreover the museum's collection contains numerous artefacts of Portugal History. Get an inside look of what the Kings and Queens’ golden age looked like!
Your other option is the Regaleira Villa. This is also a majestic building amidst the great nature of the Sintra mountains. The Villa was built between 1904 and 1910 during monarchy’s final years. Millionaire António Monteiro “Milhões” got his nickname because of his big fortune which allowed him to achieve this venture. Italian architect Luigi Manini helped him bring his idea to life and create a microcosmos inside Serra de Sintra. The Regaleira mysterious aura helps to bolster Sintra’s mistique. Take a stroll in the lavish gardens and walk down the famous spiral staircase, the so-called Initiation Well.
Cape of Roca
On your way to Cascais you can’t miss the Cape of Roca -Cabo da Roca- the westernmost point of continental Europe. Here you have a broad view of the Sintra’s Mountains you’ve just visited and the wonderful coast. Historical records point the existence of a forte in the Cape during the 17th century, which played a crucial role on the watch of Lisbon’s entrance mainly during the Peninsular Wars. Currently there are only traces from this period, as well as the beacon that still guides sailors towards the shore. In addition to its historical importance, the Cape is an astonishing element of nature with its rugged coastline and fantastic pops of colour.
Mouth of Hell
The tour continues as we leave Sintra and enter another village, Cascais. Here we’ll make another stop to see Boca do Inferno, which can be loosely translated as Mouth of Hell. This name was given due to its morphology and the tremendous impact of the waves when they hit the rocks. It’s one of the most emblematic viewpoints in Cascais and you’ll understand why when you get there and see the magnificence of the whole place.
Cascais Bay (village center)
Cascais and Estoril are located on the northern coast of Lisbon and are well known as two of Portugal’s most cosmopolitan villages. This has happened ever since King Luís I, at the end of the 19th century, chose the bay to be his home during summer.
Its mild climate and an estimated number of 260 days without rain during the whole year could be the reason why the royal family picked this place. Other rich families have also built here their mansions ever since.
Estoril’s reputation as a seaside resort comes a long way. Its most cosmopolitan beach, Praia do Tamariz, is located a short walking distance from Cascais and has a fantastic restaurant by the beach that turns into a disco on hot summer nights.
The Casino is also a must see. It’s one of the oldest casinos in Europe and is said to have been an inspiration to Ian Fleming, when he wrote one of his James Bond books, Casino Royale, in 1953.
Fátima is a city in the center of Portugal first and foremost known for its Shrine and as a pilgrimage place. But you’ll be surprised to find that there are other interesting locations in the surroundings for you to visit, such as the Ourém Castle, located at the highest point of the city of Ourém, as well as the city’s medieval village, Vila Medieval de Ourém. Apart from the architectural beauty of the county, there’s the quiet nature of Nascente do Agroal, Spring of Agroal. This is a speck of light in the midst of life’s chaos. As for other places to visit in the nature scene you have caves, or as the Portuguese call them: grutas. Drop by Grutas de Alvados, Grutas de Mira d’ Aire and Grutas de Santo António and discover Fátima’s hidden treasures!
On the 13th of May 1907, three little shepherds claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary in Cova da Iria, Fátima. Since then the city has become a pilgrimage place for people all around the globe. Whether you’re a Catholic, an Architecture fan - the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity is as majestic as the whole place- or just a curious tourist, this will be a place for you to visit. You’ll also get to visit Valinhos, the lands where the three little children used to shepherd.
Coimbra is an historical town in the center of Portugal best known for its University. Each year the city welcomes a new batch of students from all around the world. That is why the city has gained its fame as City of the Students. Every day Coimbra welcomes lots of tourists who visit the university and the upper and lower part of town. Coimbra has the peaceful and cosy feel of a small town mixed an urban tone.
Old Cathedral of Coimbra
Coimbra’s Sé Velha, which means Old Cathedral, was built during Afonso Henrique’s, Portugal’s first King, reign. It is a symbol of the Romanesque Architecture and has a beautiful gothic cloister where you can enjoy a quiet moment.
It’s location is very close to the university and the lower part of town, so you’ll see a lot of students and other inhabitants walk down this alley. The Cathedral is surrounded by many bars and restaurants, so it’s usually very crowded at night, especially during the Summer. Many refer to the surrounding area as Sé Velha, the Cathedral’s name and use it as meeting point for nights out, where they have a drink or two. The Old Cathedral also plays an important role during a student festivity called Queima das Fitas.
This event takes places every May, at the end of university’s semester, and the students take a week off to celebrate, go to concerts and attend the Serenata Monumental which takes place at the stairs of The Old Cathedral, where a group of Fado - Portuguese acclaimed music genre- plays a few songs for the students and the hundreds of people who attend this festivity every year.
Portugal dos Pequenitos
In English Portugal dos Pequenitos would be translated as Portugal of the Little Ones. This miniature park, inaugurated in 1940, has miniature versions of Portuguese typical houses and monuments, as well as pavilions dedicated to the former Portuguese colonies. It’s a fun experience for both children and adults: the little ones will be delighted with the size of the houses and monuments and the grown ups will have a chance to see a representation of Portugal’s History all in one place. Don’t miss the Costume Museum, Museu do Traje, in which 300 items of clothing from a period of time spanning 5 centuries are represented in miniatures as well.
Conímbriga has been populated since prehistoric times and was occupied by Romans in 139 B.C. Its charm resides in the houses built in the last years of the I and III century and that still exhale the esplendor and life of those ancient times. Range this ruins and imagine yourself amidst the life of this period. Then visit the Museum which gathers elements discovered after years of excavations and displays the daily life of this ancient roman city. Get to know more about its Religion, Architecture of the noble houses and its decoration. Revisit a chapter in Portugal’s History!
On the 4th day we’ll arrive at Porto, the charming town built alongside the hillsides and overlooking the Douro River.
Santa Catarina and Café Majestic
Santa Catarina is one of Porto’s most famous streets and it’s the heart of the local commerce. Here you can also visit the iconic Majestic Café. This place, first opened to the public in 1921, lives up to its name: its grand architecture exudes the charm of the 20’s. Many acclaimed writers were regular customers here. You’ll get to be one too!
São Bento Railway Station
São Bento Railway Station was built where once was the Monastery of São Bento de Avé- Maria, in the beginning of the 20th century. It’s atrium is covered with twenty thousand tiles from Jorge Colaço, a portuguese painter, whose work on this place depicts the means of transport evolution as well as scenes of portuguese life and history.
Some call Aveiro the portuguese version of Venice because of its gondola alike Moliceiro. But there are other features in Aveiro. The streets aren’t steep, so taking long walks is a lot easier. Aveiro’s University also welcomes many students at the beginning of each year. The town’s laid back style and vibrant colours are a must see!
The current food system has put aside salt’s historical importance because of its modern systems of food conservation. Thus, Aveiro has lost its title of the biggest exporter of portuguese salt. Visit the historical Aveiro Saltpans and learn more about the history, tradition and secrets behind the salt extraction.
Vista Alegre Factory and Museum
Vista Alegre’s Porcelain Factory was founded in 1824 and is these days one of the most well-established brands of fine China in Portugal. In this tour you’ll visit its Factory and Museum,where you’ll get a chance to see the objects in display that are part of the factory’s history.
Barra and Costa Nova beaches
At the end of the tour we arrive at the beach. Barra and Costa Nova are the two most famous beaches in Aveiro. They both have that seasonal feel to it, as many of the people only go there on holidays. In fact, having a house by the sea is very common in Portugal. Barra is known for its emblematic beacon that is now a part of the site’s aesthetic. Take a stroll in the concrete wall by the beach - the paredão-, eat an ice cream or the famous tripa de Aveiro- a sweet dough, thicker as a crepe, which is served really hot, typically with cinnamon on top. There’s a tent that sells these at every 10 meters.
Costa Nova is best known for its brightly coloured-striped houses, which the portuguese call palheiros. They were originally built so the fishermen could store their material. Only years later did the families move in and paint them with the stripes, that have since been associated with this beach. They come in many colours and are a pop of joy, that turns the place unique.
Fisherman’s village of Nazaré
The village of Nazaré has one of the most famous beaches in Portugal. With its mild weather and natural beauty, Nazaré is best known as a fishing village, where the Fishmongers still use the seven skirts according to tradition.
On the right side, facing the sea, you have a jaw dropping promontory with one of the most famous views of the portuguese shoreline. Its unique name Sítio, which can be loosely translated as The Spot, consists of 318 meters of rock that plummet to the sea.
While you’re in there, you’ll have to wander the perpendicular streets towards the sea and let yourself be filled with the joy of this peaceful village. And don’t forget to eat sardines or a fish stew, the famous caldeirada. It would be a sin for you not to eat a big plate of fresh fish, while you’re in this renowned fisherman’s village.
Watch the big waves of Nazaré
Nazaré is nowadays considered to be one of great beaches to go surfing due its massive waves. Praia do Norte is one of them. In fact, it was here that Garrett McNamara successfully drifted down a curl that measured an impressive 78 feet, which has earned him the Guinness World Records title for Largest wave surfed.
See them for yourself during the visit. The biggest waves occur during winter time -from October until March, but in April you also can catch a glimpse of this phenomenon.
We arrive at last in Óbidos, a tiny and charming portuguese village. Óbidos is also known for its Castle, which was once given to a queen as an engagement present and since then became a tradition for some reigns. To visit this village it’s like taking a trip down to memory lane, to a place that it’s only familiar to us from books, images and History lessons. It’s like the village is frozen in time with its medieval features and ambiance. Don’t miss the chance to visit this charismatic site and to drink the famous “Ginjinha de Óbidos”, a liquor made out sour cherries.
At the end of the day you’ll return to Lisbon!