Lisbon, East, center, North

Starting Point


Best time to travel

all year

Recommended Length

10 -14 days

Best for

A bit of everything

Activity Level **




- explore the lively and buzzing streets of Lisbon
- the grand royal palaces and beautiful nature park of Sintra
- discover rich traditional heritage and unspoiled nature in the rural Alentejo region
- relax, unwind and learn about wine on a Douro Valley quinta
- hiking, cycling, kayaking and much more in fantastic and varied scenery all along the way

This classic tour will take you to the central heart of Portugal while you travel between Lisbon, Evora and Porto over the course of two weeks. Enjoy a couple of days to discover buzzing Lisbon before you head off to the traditional Alentejo area and spend some days experiencing beautiful authentic landscapes, culture and traditions in the East. Travel on to the high mountains of the Serra da Estrela and relax at a beautiful quinta in the scenic Douro Valley before enjoying some final fun and action in the Arouca Geopark.


Day 1 - arrival - overnight in Lisbon
Day 2 - cycling tour to Sintra - free time in Lisbon - overnight in Lisbon (55km)
Day 3 - kayaking in rural Alentejo - overnight in the Evora area (140km)
Day 4 - traditions and heritage of Alentejo discovery tour - overnight in the Evora area (100km)
Day 5 - Elvas - hiking to Marvao - overnight Marvao (170km)
Day 6 - Olive oil museum - Monsanto mountain village - overnight in Corvilha (220km)
Day 7 - hiking in the Serra da Estrela Nature Park - overnight in the Douro Valley (180km)
Day 8 - tour and tasting at a Douro quinta - free time at the quinta - overnight in the Douro Valley
Day 9 - cycling and hiking in the Arouca geopark - overnight Arouca geopark area (120km)
Day 10 - canyoning in the Arouca geopark - overnight Arouca geopark
Day 11 - departure


- accommodation in good standard middle-class hotels, quintas and/or guesthouses
- private care hire for the entire trip
- activities, visits and tours as outlined, with a certified, English speaking guide where desired/required
- all taxes and insurances for the activities
- expert travel planning, trip preparation and 24/7 on-tour support

*  The activity level is based on the amount of tours and activities included (1 - few tours and activities with a lot of free time, 5 - a lot of tours and activities with little free time). The activity level does not reflect the difficulty of the activities or tours included. Itineraries can be tailored to match the preferred level of activity.