Day 1: Lisbon – Estoril
Arrive at the airport in Lisbon, & transfer to the charming, coastal town of Estoril. After checking into your hotel, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 2: Estoril – Cascais – Sintra – Estoril
Travel to Cascais this morning to visit its 16th-century fort. Afterward, take a walk along Cascais’ sandy shores. After lunch, head to the town of Sintra. The town, officially a UNESCO World Heritage Site, features an array of colorful architecture. Visit the Pena National Palace. Built in the 19th-century, the palace is nothing less than eye-catching with its partial vibrant red & yellow exterior. Return to Estoril for dinner & an overnight stay.
Day 3: Estoril – Azeitao – Estoril
Spend the first half of the day at your leisure. After lunch, enjoy a trip to Azeitao to see the Quinta da Bacalhoa estate. You’ll marvel at the beauty in its architectural style, its gardens, & vineyards. Return to Estoril for dinner & an overnight stay.
Day 4: Estoril – Evora
Head to Evora this morning. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel. Visit the Church of St. Francis this afternoon. Your guided tour of the centuries-old, holy edifice includes a walk through the Chapel of Bones. The chapel features a most interesting décor, consisting of actual human bones of deceased monks. Have dinner in a local restaurant in Evora this evening.
Day 5: Evora – Lagoa
Leave Evora after breakfast, & travel to Lagoa. Take a tour of a local winery, & enjoy a wine tasting. After lunch, spend the afternoon at leisure. You may choose to visit the beautiful Navy Beach. Enjoy dinner & an overnight stay in Lagoa.
Day 6: Lagoa
Today you will enjoy a half-day guided tour of Lagoa. Highlights include a visit to the Convent of Saint Joseph. Spend the afternoon on the beach or at your leisure.
Day 7: Lagoa – Sagres – Lagoa
Spend the day in Sagres. You’ll learn about Henry the Navigator & the Age of Discoveries, & visit Sagres’ fortresses. Other highlights of the Sagres visit include the massive compass rose. Return to Lagoa for dinner & an overnight stay.
Day 8: Lagoa – Lisbon
Return to the capital city this morning. After checking into the hotel, you may choose to go on a half-day city tour, go shopping, or relax. Enjoy a farewell dinner this evening.
Day 9: Lisbon – USA
Transfer to the airport, & board return flight home.