Arrive in Lisbon, meet at Hotel
Welcome happy hour and tips
Welcome to beautiful Lisbon! You’ll meet your Trova squad for a welcome happy hour to get acquainted and to get the low down on the 10 incredible days you’ll be spending in Portugal. From when you first touch down in Lisbon, you’ll be blown away by the city’s beautiful architecture, friendly people and amazing nightlife. Did we mention rooftop bars? Because Lisbon has some of the best in the world, including our favorite one on top of parking lot (seriously!).
Tour of Lisbon
Yes, you’re in Portugal, no, you’re not dreaming, yes, hangovers hurt less when on vacation! Today is for exploration, we’ll show you around to the beautiful sights in Lisbon including São Jorge Castle, Santa Justa Elevator and the historic Alfama neighborhood. After a day of exploration, we’ll equip you with recommendations of some of our favorite restaurants and watering holes in the city for an unforgettable night 2 in Portugal.
i.e. Sintra tour
Pick your path! We’ll be leading an optional trip to Sintra, home to one of the most colorful palaces you’ll ever witness. Not up for it? No problem, we purposely provide flexibility and gaps in activities so you can travel and experience at your own pace. Hit the beach or hang at the hotel, the choice is yours!
Bus to Porto
Tchau (bye) Lisbon, off to Porto! If Porto sounds familiar, it’s probably because you like dessert wine. Porto is the birthplace of Port wine, a fortified wine, in the same category as Spanish Sherry. We’ll arrive in style by chartered bus and get you settled in before checking out the city and all it has to offer.
Tour of Porto
Smaller than Lisbon, but with just as much flair, Porto is a coastal city in Northwest Portugal known for its stately bridges and wine production. We’ll show you around and introduce you to the medieval Ribeira (riverside) district with its narrow, cobbled streets and to São Francisco Church, known for its lavish baroque interior with ornate gilded carvings and the palatial 19th-century Palácio de Bolsa. Plenty to see in the second-largest city in Portugal.
i.e. port tasting
Spend the day your way! Get to know the city in more depth or check out more of the Douro Valley and its surrounding wineries. We’ll make sure you have plenty of recommendations of what to do, see, eat and drink on your last full day in Porto. Don’t hesitate to ask your Ambassador questions along the way!
Bus to Lagos
We’re going South! You’ll get a chance to see the stunning Portuguese countryside as we drive South in your own chartered both to the beach city of Lagos. Hope you brought your bathing suit and dancing shoes because Lagos has beautiful beaches, strong cocktails, and exceptional clubs.
Tour of Lagos
Wake up in paradise with the ocean at your window. While Lagos is known for its beaches, it also has many sights to see, which we’ll introduce you to on day 8. After some exploration, it’s time to hang at the beach and sip on some Portuguese cocktails (while technically a Brazilian drink, we love Caipirinhas!)
i.e. Boat tour
It’s your last full day in Lagos, soak up the sun and hit the beaches! Looking for a beautiful hike? Head to the beautiful Algarve coastline, which is only 30 minutes away. There is nothing more beautiful than the setting sun after a trip full of good people, wonderful sights, and tasty food and wine. We’ll get the squad together one last time and toast to an awesome trip in Portugal!
End of trip!
We’re sad to see you go, but feel lucky to have had the chance to travel with you. Let us arrange your trip back to Lisbon or continue globetrotting on to other parts of Portugal. Until next time!