This 8-night triple center getaway includes 3-star accommodation as well as transfers and tours in the beautiful cities of Porto, Albufeira, and Lisbon. From the shimmering sands of Albufeira to the hills and terracotta-colored rooves of Lisbon, experience three wildly different areas of Portugal.
Swap the 9-to-5 for a glorious eight nights traveling around Portugal – stopping off in Porto, Albufeira, and Lisbon for 2-3 nights each. By day, explore the cities at your own pace or with our organized tours. By night, rest your head at comfortable, conveniently located 3-star hotels.
Your first stop on this eight-night getaway to paradisaical Portugal is Porto – a city in the country’s northwest and known for its port wine.
Travelers certainly make the most of the wining and dining in Porto, glugging velvety ports and sinking their teeth into meaty francesinha sandwiches (one of the local delicacies).
But wining and dining aside, Porto oozes historical clout in the form of impressive stately bridges, Baroque churches, and decorative palaces. The medieval district known as Ribeira is chockful of spaghetti-like cobbled alleyways, timeworn houses, and cozy cafés.
When you’re not mingling with the locals in Ribeira cafés, be sure to take a look at Sao Francisco Church, known for its ornate gilded carvings, and the splendid 19th-century Palacio de Bolsa sitting nearby. Two nights later, you’ll find yourself in Albufeira for the second leg of your getaway.
This pearly-white coastal gem nestled in Portugal’s Algarve region. Vibrant, lively and beachy, Albufeira is a beach-hoppers paradise – a perfect place to relax by the shore for hours on end; or fill your evenings with singing and dancing.
Its waterfront promenade ringed by brightly colored apartments while the nearby marina is a base for diving, dolphin-watching, and other boat tours – you might decide to go on one of these, venturing out into the clipped blue horizon to marvel at all sorts of technicolored marine life.
Following on from the beach paradise of Albufeira, you’ll stop off in Lisbon for two nights, home to the imposing Sao Jorge Castle which offers superlative views of the city’s reddish brown rooftops.
The Portuguese capital offers the best of both worlds; heaps of culture and miles of beaches from Cascais to Estoril. This means you can go from basking in the sun’s rays to sightseeing around the city within a matter of hours.
When you’re not soaking up the sun, feast your eyes upon the medieval Tower of Belem, Jeronimo’s Monastery and the Praca do Comercio public square fringed by bars and boutiques – perfect for afternoon espressos and people-watching.
*Note: Feel free to contact your agent for 4 star or 5 star hotel upgrade.*