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One Week in Portugal
Glimpse of Portugal - Porto to Lisbon

Spend a week in Portugal, blending history with wine, incredible landscapes, and unique treats. Get to know Porto and Lisbon's history and landmarks. Indulge in a private river cruise, taste some of the finest Portuguese wines, and savor the local gastronomy.

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One Week in Portugal

Considering the cultural and landscape diversity in such a compact geographic area, One Week in Portugal is a terrific vacation destination. One can take the best of it during April, May, September, and October when the temperatures are mild, and the crowds are fewer. Here at Portugal Deluxe, we recommend optimizing timing by avoiding the very crowded June, July, and August.

With One Week in Portugal, one has endless possibilities for coming up with a perfect itinerary.

For customization, which we recommend due to the trip extension, one needs to contact our team and schedule a conference call. Otherwise, one can book one of our Portugal One Week itineraries featured online.

 

How to plan for One Week in Portugal?

When planning a One Week in Portugal, one has many great Trips options and may feel overwhelmed with the diversity of tours and suggestions in Portugal promoted online. The assistance of one of our Travel Advisors is significantly beneficial to optimize and destressing the travel planning process.

The first step in organizing for One Week in Portugal is contacting our Travel Advisors to assist with what to do and see in Portugal. One's profile and interest are our main focus and directly impact the customization of one's Portugal One Week itinerary.

Logistic-wise, the arrival and departure airports are determinants and might influence the trip flow and final cost. Once one decides on the flight schedule, based on travel profile and our Travel Advisors' logistic suggestions, it's time to purchase the airline component directly with the airline of one's choice. Afterward, we are ready to customize a memorable and unique Portugal One Week Itinerary.

 

What to see during One Week in Portugal?

Portugal is a tiny compact unique country. The proximity and ease of transportation between Porto, Lisbon, and the Algarve make it an excellent alternative for a culturally rich and authentic One Week destination.

For One Week in Portugal, our Portugal Itineraries may include the Portuguese landmarks from Porto, Lisbon, Sintra, and Évora blended with local experiences such as private cruises, olive oil and wine tasting, and a combination of local food and Michelin Star restaurants.

During One Week in Portugal, one can see and visit Lisbon, UNESCO's World Heritage Jeronimos Monastery and Belem Tower; Sintra "jewel" the Pena Palace, and the 17-century chapel covered with bones and human skulls located in Évora, the Bones Chapel. To finalize, we can't skip visiting the World's most beautiful bookshop in Porto, the Lello Library.

 

What to do during One Week in Portugal?

Portugal is Europe's oldest nation, and its Atlantic coastline provided the springboard for the Discoveries. History buffers can thrive by getting into a limited extension over 25 sites or features classified as World Heritage, including monuments, historic city centers, landscapes, and intangible heritage. Portugal One Week Cultural Itinerary is an excellent introduction to Portuguese History and Culture. We can integrate parts of the Heritage One Week Itinerary into a Food and Wine Tour.

A comprehensive Food and Wine One Week Itinerary in Portugal can incorporate a visit to Portugal's prevalent wine regions located mainland, the Douro Valley, and the Alentejo.

During One Week in Portugal, ones can combine private visits to leading wineries, history, authentic local food, and Michelin star restaurants.

Travelers looking for nature and Active Travel during One Week in Portugal should consider traveling to the Azores. One Week is the perfect time frame for an active trip to the Azores, São Miguel island and one still gets time to relax and enjoy the hot springs. 

One Week in Portugal

One Week in Portugal with Portugal Deluxe

One Week in Portugal with Portugal Deluxe stands at the ultimate level of travel. Our tours include the best hotels in Portugal, the most experienced drivers, phenomenal guides, leading wineries, charming vessels, luxury yachts, a combination of Michelin Star with authentic restaurants, and genuine local people proudly sharing their knowledge.

At Portugal Deluxe, during our Portugal One Week Itineraries, the schedule is flexible and adjusted to one's pace of travel. Nevertheless, we always try to maximize time by including a wide range of attractions and experiences enhancing the best of Portugal.

As per general rule, the One Week in Portugal itineraries includes only two hotels to avoid packing and unpacking.

Due to Portugal's compactness and proximity between attractions, we can organize Day trips without too much driving. The Itinerary depends on our customer profile and directives.

At Portugal Deluxe, we understand that the success of a Cultural Journey depends highly on the expert guide leading the Tour. Tour guides are responsible for making the guest experience memorable, entertaining, informative, and seamless. 

Portugal One Week Food and Wine Tours include a great selection of the leading wineries in Portugal. Our scheduled visits are private, and the lectured wine tastings include a minimum of three premium wines going up to eight, depending on one's expertise, interest, and budget level. 

Set sail the magnificent Douro Valley landscape, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while glimpsing the rambling vineyards and charming Quintas from the river. Taste a Graham's 90 Year Old Tawny and get the opportunity to meet the winery owners and oenologists while seeping a glass of wine and learning about the wine-making process.

Pamper your taste with the diversity of wines and local food and enrich your knowledge of Portuguese wines and cuisine.

During our Portugal One Week itinerary in São Miguel, Azores, venture into several outdoor activities such as a bike tour to Lagoa das Sete Cidades, hiking in Janela do Inferno or even an exciting off-road trip to Nordeste. We still have time for bathing in the exceptional array of Azorean mineral hot springs to elevate one's to unmatched levels of relaxation. 

 

Our One Week Itinerary Suggestion

The perfect Portugal One Week Itinerary is the one that reflects and caters to the traveler's interests and needs. A pre-planned Portugal One Week Itinerary may include a Port wine tasting while in the Douro Valley. What if you only drink table wines? 

The importance of a custom-made itinerary is obvious. However, to ease, we have created a Portugal One Week Itinerary that we consider may apply to most first-time visitors to Portugal. This Itinerary perfectly balances Portuguese landmarks and the best Portuguese food and wine trips. 

Our Portugal One Week Itinerary commences in Porto. Partake in a private guided visit to this vibrant and fascinating city, and visit Porto landmarks with the highlight of Lello library, one of the oldest and most beautiful bookshops in Europe. 

Taste a Quinta do Crasto Vintage Porto and a Quinta Do Crasto Reserve Old Vines Red 2019 during a private lectured wine tasting.

Learn about Portuguese wine production during a guided visit to a local wine estate with breathtaking views of the Douro river. Marvel with a private river cruise aboard a typical Rabelo boat with snacks and wines, assisted by a passionate local guide. 

En route to Lisbon, stop at Tomar, a charming and historic town in central Portugal. Visit a 12th-century Templar castle containing one of the country's most significant and impressive monuments, the Convent of Christ (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO). 

Explore the Belem area with a panoramic to Discovery Monuments and Belem Tower. Do not miss a visit to Jeronimos Monastery and Coach Museum. After lunch, venture into a private Lisbon tuk-tuk ride. From the palaces of the Bairro Alto to the glistening display windows of the Baixa, visit the belvederes of Graça and catch the sixth-century houses of Alfama. 

A One Week in Portugal demands a stop in Sintra, a notable town with a surreal mixture of history and fantasy, protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Pay a visit to Pena Palace, one of Portugal's most popular tourist attractions and a great example of the 19th-century Romanticism style of architecture. 

Time for a stop in Cascais, a formerly quaint fishing village that became a popular resort favored by European nobility and kings in the early 20th century. 

The Tour culminates in the Alentejo region. Enjoy a private guided visit to Évora, an open-air museum with many wonderfully preserved monuments and buildings of public interest that led UNESCO to protect it as a World Heritage Site. Stop at Portugal's top wine and olive oil producers and the largest privately held wine company in Portugal.

Treat yourself to a flavored olive oil tasting and gourmet lunch. Enjoy the views from the estate terrace facing the Alentejo plains while you relive your Portugal One Week Itinerary.