Treasures of Portugal

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PORTO, COIMBRA, FATIMA, ÉVORA, LISBON

Whether you believe in miracles or simply grasp the extraordinary power of an Old World escape, this Treasures of Portugal vacation package from the U.S. opens the door to wonderful possibilities. Your escorted tour, with airfare included, presents the very best of Portugal sites in Lisbon, Porto, Coimbra, Fatima, Evora and more. It’s an enticing fusion of oceanside and riverfront ambiance, sun-splashed country, medieval marvels, religious landmarks, rich traditions and mouthwatering bites and beverages. Your smarTours® guide leads, lends context and customizes dining and free time ideas, so you can ease your way through each dreamy stop. 4/5 stars on Tripadvisor

Extend Your Trip! Enjoy our 14-day Treasures of Portugal with the Azores tour which includes 3 nights in the Azores, an archipelago in the mid-Atlantic known for its dramatic landscapes.

For COVID-19 updates, please scroll down to our Before You Depart section.

Did you know that you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 10 or more travelers.

Itinerary at
a Glance

  • Overnight international flight to Porto
  • 2 nights in Porto
  • 2 nights in Coimbra
  • 2 nights in Évora
  • 3 nights in Lisbon
  • Return flight to the U.S.

Tour
Highlights

  • Walking tour of Porto
  • Aveiro, the “Venice of Portugal”
  • Guarda
  • University of Coimbra and Royal Palace (Coimbra)
  • Tomar, a city built by the Knights Templar
  • Fatima
  • The Medieval Village of Marvão
  • Cathedral of Évora
  • Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones)/Royal Church of St. Francis (Évora)
  • Wine tasting and olive tasting (Évora)
  • Belém Riverside District (Lisbon)
  • Obidos
  • Fado show with dinner

Activity Level: Explorer 

Your Tour
Includes

  • Round-trip flight New York Area (EWR) (passengers may also book this tour without flights)
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Accommodations at first-class hotels
  • 12 meals: 9 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Professional English-speaking Tour Director throughout
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned motor coach

Tour Itinerary

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Click the Day by Day itinerary above (or swipe on mobile devices) to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.

Day 1: Depart from the U.S.

Day 2: Arrive in Porto

Day 3: Porto

Day 4: Porto/Aveiro/Coimbra

Day 5: University of Coimbra and Coimbra at Leisure

Day 6: Coimbra/Tomar/Fátima/Évora

Day 7: Évora

Day 8: Évora/Lisbon

Day 9: Lisbon at Leisure

Day 10: Obidos Excursion/Lisbon

Day 11: Depart Lisbon/Arrive in the U.S.

Guided Tour Pricing

Book by Sep. 2, 2022 to get the best price. The starting prices below reflect a $100 discount applied when you pay by echeck.

Prices and dates below include round-trip airfare from Newark (EWR). Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination.

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* Departures designated as "Guaranteed" may be canceled or rescheduled only under Extraordinary Circumstances, for example in situations deemed to be unsafe or nonviable due to local conditions. See Terms & Conditions for full details.

Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am – 5:30pm EST) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure for all trips departing on or before July 31, 2022. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure for all trips departing on or after August 1, 2022. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

These tours are available to pre-book! Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

Half-Day Excursion to Guimaraes

Half-Day Excursion to the Conimbriga Ruins

Sintra Excursion

Reviews

Jacki

The Treasures of Portugal tour was amazing. Romina, our tour director, was absolutely fantastic. The historical information shared with us was invaluable and she watched after us every step of the way. This is my second experience with SmarTours and the accommodations, tour highlights and everything included have been an incredible value. I am looking forward to my next trip!

colleen s

Dear Smartours- We enjoyed getting a taste of Portugal-"Treasures of Portugal"; such a beautiful country with kind people. Our wonderful tour director Manuela Nikas was very rich in knowledge and highly intelligent. I was amazed at all her historical expertise which made the trip so interesting. She was great! You are very fortunate to have her! I especially appreciated her getting my bag back for me that the locally hired bus driver forgot onboard. Thanks to her, I received it before leaving Porto. Itinerary wise, I wish there were more meals included besides breakfasts. Only 2 dinners included?? Most of the group have traveled with Smartours before and were shocked not more meals were provided. This caused a huge problem for those not familiar with each city, and especially for the older people in our group. I've been on tours that set up a few lunches at cities en route. This provided a unique experience tasting the local cuisine. We did enjoy staying at least 2 nights at each city. Guarda was not worth stopping. Way out of the way and not worth it since most of the group could not even climb to the top of the fortress. In Lisbon, the walking city tour should've been included and not been an optional tour charging 40 euros. When we first landed in Porto, the city tour was included which offered a nice intro to the city. Sintra was amazing and could've included Cascais or Quinta Regaleira as well for that price. The optional tours were very overpriced. A handful of our group made their arrangements for their optional tours and paid less than what SmarTours charged. They boasted seeing way more than us paying fewer euros for double the time with added places. SmarTours should offer something unique to what local tours are offering. That way people on the tour feel they are getting something that others cannot get on their own. We also missed not having a dedicated bus driver for the entire tour. Hiring local bus drivers are not as dedicated as having just one person throughout the trip. The suggested tip should've been clarified. It stated US dollars but then to find out that in the smaller cities, it's hard for locals to exchange small amounts and service charges. People were confused why tip was in dollars but optional tours were in Euros. Be consistent, please. You can simply state the suggested tip in US dollars but clarify it should be paid in euros. Then people can do the math and figure out the exchange rate. Don't cut back on little details and short change SmarTours' good reputation. Sincerely Colleen S. And Stella M. Oct 15-25, 2019

W N

Portugal was incredible; rich in history. Our tour director, Manuela A, was wonderful; she was informative, kind, knowledgeable, helpful, and fun. Memorable trip.

Stacey

Great tour with a fantastic tour guide Romina. The tour provided a good balance of historical and cultural sites with leisure activities. I loved having time to explore the towns and villages at my own pace—shopping for tiles, soap and cork, tasting the namesake port wine and just people watching and enjoying amazing food at one of the many outdoor cafes. This is my fifth tour with Smartours and is definitely one of my favorites so far. Hotels were very good and the included breakfasts did not disappoint. I hope to return to Portugal soon, the cities and people of Évora and Porto stole my heart.

Pat M

We just returned over the weekend from Treasures of Portugal, and it was absolutely wonderful! Mina, our tour director, was excellent and made sure that every detail was perfect. I have traveled with many more expensive companies and this tour was equal to, if not better than, any of the others. I highly recommend SmarTours.

Charles s

Had a fantastic time on our tour. The country side is beautiful and the history of Portugal is amazing. Our guide was so knowledgable abut the history and the history explorers it was fantastic to learn so much and have it related to the sites we visited. The Roman ruins were fantastic to see and walk among. Have done many smart tours Portugal was among the many great ones you have provided to my wife and I.

Joyce

Excellent tour to Portugal! Guide Mena was wonderful! Joyce

Helen

Excellent tour . Well organized. Lots of cobblestones and hills however made it hard for some tour members

Helen

Excellent tour . Well organized. Lots of cobblestones and hills however made it hard for some tour nembers

Denise

SmartTour's Portugal Tour delivered a lot of quality bang for the buck. It was led by Romina, an exceptional tour guide who was fun, knowledgeable, professional but most of all, very patient and caring, ensuring that everyone's needs were being met, keeping our itinerary on target, but always mindful of potential traffic jams, long lines, crowds, etc. and ensuring that all went smoothly from our point of arrival to our moment of departure. She was a sweetie. She even tried to teach us some Portuguese! SmartTours was wise in choosing Romina, such a wonderful guide, whose English was near-native-like in proficiency. I loved Portugal, its charm, its interesting history, its amazing architecture, its beautiful azuejo tiles, its delicious wines, port, pasteis de nata, and most of all, its very warm and friendly people. I could go on and on. Please know this. This is the kind of tour to get an overview of Portugal. to get a sample of its many varied regions. If anyone wants a deeper experience, then target one place and spend a greater amount of time. I for one was blown away with the library at the University of Coimbra and later at the fortress and Knights of the Templar church in Tomar. I found the magnificence of these historical places so jaw-dropping. Later, we went to the small town of Marvão and walked through the charming narrow cobbled streets, and beautiful church gardens overlooking vistas of the Spanish frontier, I thought, this is a place I'd love to come back to, a quiet respite in the midst of such great beauty. The trip left me not just with visual memories, but musical ones, as well. The Coimbra university students' touching nostalgic fado was a special moment as was the emotionally charged fado sung by a mature woman at our farewell dinner in Lisbon. So many memorable moments! For those who may wonder if there are opportunities to meet and talk to Portuguese outside of the tour, my answer is yes, there were many. But, know this. That kind of 1:1 experience is for the tourist to seek out and seize. One cannot be a passive traveler to truly experience a new culture. One must make the effort to read up and prepare in advance for a trip, and to be willing and open engage with people one encounters. That will make any trip all the better. The Portuguese I met were friendly, open to chat, to struggle with their English and my extremely limited Portuguese, and answer questions. So, this, for me, was a truly delightful trip!

Anonymous

Guide and hotels were fine. Did not like the fact that some trips were optional and add -on costs. In past Smartour trips I have been on, all excursions were included.. Also, one excursion, on the last day, was basically a shopping trip. Cute town, but no purpose.Would have liked formal interaction/meeting/discussions about political/daily life, info on Salazar era, with people who live in Portugal. Guide alluded to it on bus, but would have like more in-depth views. Also 44 is a very large group! But, we did love Portugal, and our guide, Romina, was delightful.
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