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Best of Portugal Group Tour

7 nights
TRIP DETAILS
DESCRIPTION
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Route: Porto Estremadura Lisbon

Nights: 7 nights

Group Size: 6-20 people

Age Range: 18+ (average 30s and 40s)

Transport: Train

Accommodation: Boutique 4 Star Hotels and Eco Surfcamp Glamping/Treehouse Experience

Room Options: Sharing based on same-sex twin rooms in hotels (up to quads in the Surfcamp) or upgrade to private rooms. Double rooms available also.

Activities Included: Check out the itinerary below to see the activities in each city.

Difficulty Level: There’s nothing too exerting in our group tour programme but you should be able to walk for up to 30 minutes with your bag.

Extend Your Trip: You can also book the Best of Southern Spain Group Tour and Best of Northern Spain Group Tour which directly precede this tour.

Sustainability: This trip creates 16kg of carbon emissions. Flying the same route would create 96kg ♻️

Reviews:    All independent reviews

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Portugal, with likeminded travellers, travelling by train, staying in boutique 4 star hotels and experiencing activities that you have always dreamt of. This tour is meticulously designed to ensure comfort an efficiency but also to balance a range of included experiences with plenty of free time. 

Start in Portugal’s second-largest city. Porto is a vibrant and historic destination known for its rich culture, stunning architecture, and captivating riverside setting. It boasts a UNESCO-listed historic centre filled with narrow winding streets, colourful buildings, and iconic landmarks like the Dom Luís Bridge and Lello Bookstore. The city offers a mix of traditional and modern attractions, including a thriving food scene, lively bars, and a dynamic arts and music scene.

The next destination is Estremadura, a Portuguese region characterized by picturesque coastline, charming towns, and a rich cultural heritage. Located in the central-western part of the country, it offers beautiful beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, including popular surf spots. The region is known for its traditional Portuguese fishing villages, historic towns like Peniche, and natural beauty. Estremadura is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering opportunities for surfing, hiking, and exploring nature reserves. It’s also renowned for its fresh seafood and culinary traditions, making it a delightful destination for both beach lovers and food enthusiasts.

The final destination is Lisbon, a captivating and diverse city nestled along the banks of the Tagus River. Known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture, Lisbon offers a unique blend of old-world charm and modern vitality. Visitors can explore the city’s historic neighborhoods with narrow cobblestone streets, colorful buildings, and iconic landmarks like Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery. Lisbon is also famous for its vibrant food scene, featuring fresh seafood, pastries, and traditional dishes.

– Travel Disruption Protection – alternative travel included if there is a strike or similar disruption.

– All train tickets between cities

– Accommodation in 4 star boutique hotels and surfcamp

– All activities as stated in the itinerary

– 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 3 Dinners

– A Tour Leader to travel with you and coordinate your trip throughout

Tour Details

Route: Porto Estremadura Lisbon

Nights: 7 nights

Group Size: 6-20 people

Age Range: 18+ (average 30s and 40s)

Transport: Train

Accommodation: Boutique 4 Star Hotels and Eco Surfcamp Glamping/Treehouse Experience

Room Options: Sharing based on same-sex twin rooms in hotels (up to quads in the Surfcamp) or upgrade to private rooms. Double rooms available also.

Activities Included: Check out the itinerary below to see the activities in each city.

Difficulty Level: There’s nothing too exerting in our group tour programme but you should be able to walk for up to 30 minutes with your bag.

Extend Your Trip: You can also book the Best of Southern Spain Group Tour and Best of Northern Spain Group Tour which directly precede this tour.

Sustainability: This trip creates 16kg of carbon emissions. Flying the same route would create 96kg ♻️

Reviews:    All independent reviews

Description

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Portugal, with likeminded travellers, travelling by train, staying in boutique 4 star hotels and experiencing activities that you have always dreamt of. This tour is meticulously designed to ensure comfort an efficiency but also to balance a range of included experiences with plenty of free time. 

Start in Portugal’s second-largest city. Porto is a vibrant and historic destination known for its rich culture, stunning architecture, and captivating riverside setting. It boasts a UNESCO-listed historic centre filled with narrow winding streets, colourful buildings, and iconic landmarks like the Dom Luís Bridge and Lello Bookstore. The city offers a mix of traditional and modern attractions, including a thriving food scene, lively bars, and a dynamic arts and music scene.

The next destination is Estremadura, a Portuguese region characterized by picturesque coastline, charming towns, and a rich cultural heritage. Located in the central-western part of the country, it offers beautiful beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, including popular surf spots. The region is known for its traditional Portuguese fishing villages, historic towns like Peniche, and natural beauty. Estremadura is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering opportunities for surfing, hiking, and exploring nature reserves. It’s also renowned for its fresh seafood and culinary traditions, making it a delightful destination for both beach lovers and food enthusiasts.

The final destination is Lisbon, a captivating and diverse city nestled along the banks of the Tagus River. Known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture, Lisbon offers a unique blend of old-world charm and modern vitality. Visitors can explore the city’s historic neighborhoods with narrow cobblestone streets, colorful buildings, and iconic landmarks like Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery. Lisbon is also famous for its vibrant food scene, featuring fresh seafood, pastries, and traditional dishes.

What's Included?

Itinerary

Day 1 - Porto


Welcome to Porto! You can check into the hotel from mid-afternoon where you’ll meet your tour leader and the rest of your group. The first activity commences in the late afternoon and will be your first opportunity to get to know your new friends and experience the best that Porto has to offer.

We will take a leisurely stroll up to the famous Taylor’s port factory where you will learn all about how Port is made on an interactive audio guided tour followed by a port tasting session. Sit back and enjoy the magnificent views over Porto before heading to dinner at one of the most exclusive restaurants in Porto (all dietary needs are catered for).

After dinner, the night is your own to explore the bustling streets and bars of Porto.

Inclusions:

  Guided Tour and tasting session at Taylor’s Port Factory

  4 course meal at Taylor’s Port Factory

Day 2 - Porto

After breakfast we will go on a 2 hour private guided tour of Porto with a knowledgeable local guide. The magnificent historic centre of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, hosts numerous major landmarks including the renowned Dom Luis bridge and the world-famous Lello bookstore. After the tour you are free to explore the city on your own but feel free to ask the guide for any tips and advice on where to go!

Inclusions:

Breakfast

Walking Tour

Day 3 - Porto/Estremadura


After breakfast we will head to the train station to take one of Portugal’s most scenic train routes south from Porto to the Estremadura coast where beaches and quaint little Portuguese towns await.
Check into an incredible Bukubaki – an Eco Surf Hotel where you will be allocated either a treehouse or luxury glamping tent! Bukubaki was designed with a strong focus on nature , sustainability and resource efficiency. They provide activities in nature, sports, leisure and well-being, promoting ties between people and nature.

Once checked in you can either choose to relax in nature or head into the nearby village of Peniche – a traditional fishing port which is also host to the world surf championships.

Inclusions:

Breakfast

Train travel and transfer

Day 4 - Estremadura


In the morning, we head to the beach for a day of surf lessons in one of the most famous surf spots in the world. If that’s not your thing, then feel free to join us but just for the beach part! If you prefer, you can take out one of the bikes and explore the beautiful coastline at your own pace.

In the evening, we enjoy a lovely home cooked Portuguese meal at the hotel and relax at the bar.

Inclusions:

Breakfast

Surf Lesson or Bike Rental

Evening Meal

Day 5 - Estremadura/Lisbon


Start our day with a yoga lesson or alternatively you can choose to spend the morning by the pool. We take an early afternoon train directly to Lisbon on another beautiful scenic route through Portugal. Relax and enjoy the views, stroll through the carriages, play games and socialise as you wish!

Arrive in Lisbon in the late afternoon and check in at our centrally located 4 star boutique hotel before heading out in the evening for a sunset cruise along the Rio Tejo.

Inclusions:

Breakfast

Yoga Lesson

Train to Lisbon

Sunset Cruise

Day 6 - Lisbon


This morning you’ll meet up as a group for a tour of Lisbon beginning at the Camões Monument in Praça Luís de Camões, taking you on a captivating journey through the central district of Bairro Alto. Along the way, you’ll delve into the history of the Great Earthquake of 1755 and admire the elegant architecture of Baixa Pombalina.
Discover the significance of the peaceful Carnation Revolution and the end of the dictatorship, as well as marvel at the beautiful waterfront of Praça do Comércio. The tour also offers insights into the Portuguese Inquisition, the Age of Discovery, and Portugal’s renowned explorers, all while shedding light on the hardships endured during the Salazar dictatorship. To top it off, enjoy a panoramic view of Lisbon from the Santa Justa Elevator.

The rest of the day is then free for you to explore!

Inclusions:

Breakfast

Walking Tour of Lisbon

Day 7 - Lisbon


Today, head to the magnificent town of Sintra! Seize this opportunity to behold one of Portugal’s and perhaps Europe’s most breathtaking destinations.
Immerse yourself in the enchanting allure of a medieval town nestled amid palaces and mountains, reminiscent of a fairytale setting, all within a convenient 30 minutes from Lisbon.
Once a royal retreat, Sintra’s exquisite 19th-century architecture has earned it the prestigious designation of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, making the entire town a living masterpiece to explore.

We return back to Lisbon in the late afternoon before your last evening of the trip. This is an opportunity for the group to get together one last time for an evening meal.

Inclusions:

Breakfast

Guided Tour of Sintra

Lunch in Sintra

Day 8 - Lisbon

This is the departure day.

Inclusions:

Breakfast

The Bukubaki Eco Surf Experience
FAQs

Where should I fly in and out of?

It will be most convenient for you to fly into Porto and fly out of Lisbon. You can also add one night of accommodation either side of the trip or extend your trip by doing one of the Spain flashpacking group tours beforehand.

What time does the tour start?

We meet for the first time at the hotel at 1700 on the first day. However, you can check in from 2pm and if you arrive early you can always leave your baggage at reception. You can even add one night of pre-trip accommodation.

What time does the tour end?

The last planned activity will happen the night before departure so on the departure day you can leave at any time but remember there is breakfast included so try not to leave too early! You can also add a night of post-trip accommodation.

Who else will be on my tour?

Our tours are open to anyone aged over 18 however most people are in their 30s and 40s and travelling alone. We do also sometimes get groups of two or more people together. There will be between 6 and 20 people on the tour with average numbers around 10-12 people. 

Will the route or activities change?

Sometimes for operational reasons we have to alter the route or activities but if this happens it will be changed to something just as good.

I have dietary requirements. Can you cater for this?

Almost certainly yes, if you tell us in advance. Vegetarians, vegans, those with gluten intolerances and allergies can almost always be catered for. Feel free to check with us beforehand if you need. 

Do I need to take part in every activity?

Whilst we would love for you to join us in everything you absolutely do not need to!

What are the hotels like?

Really good! On all our flashpacking tours we stay in carefully selected 4 star boutique hotels that are comfortable and full of character. They are centrally located and within 30 mins walking distance of a the train station. They all have ensuites and breakfast included.

How do the room allocations work?

You will be sharing a twin room with another member of the group of the same sex. If you have booked with a friend then let us know so that we can ensure you are paired together. If you have selected a single upgrade then you will get the room to yourself in either a single or double bed.

What are the trains like?

Really good! We have carefully planned the route so that we mostly use direct trains and we include all seat reservations where available, making things as easy as possible for you.

When will I get to meet the group?

We will set up a whatsapp group the week before the trip for people to start to get to know each other if they want to but if not then it will be on the first day of the tour at the hotel.

Do I get free time?

Yes there is plenty of time between activities for you to do your own thing or hang out with the rest of the group. There is always someone around to join you on your explorations!

Are airport transfers included?

No they are not but we are happy to help you find out about public transport from the airport.