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True Portugal Suggestions

Portugal Tour Travel to Lisbon Porto Minho Madeira

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LisbonPorto – MinhoMadeira

We recommend our True Discovery vacation package to travelers who wish to explore the hidden gems of Portugal. Begin in Lisbon, built over seven hillsides on the banks of the Rio Tejo with numerous peaceful points offering majestic views to the cobbled alleys of the historic center. Next visit the charming old town of Porto whose lively atmosphere and many cultural and culinary treasures eagerly await to be discovered. Continue on to Minho (considered by many as one of Portugal’s best kept secrets!) where you’ll explore this traditional province with its picture-perfect lush green landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Conclude your experience on the stunning island of Madeira! Also referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Atlantic,’ this island will certainly enchant you with its unique natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. The True Discovery Portugal holiday experience will perfectly combine subtle luxury with exciting country exploration.

    Welcome to Portugal

  • Lisbon

    2 Nights

    Welcome to Lisbon, Portugal’s enchanting capital. Get settled in at your carefully selected luxury hotel and prepare to be dazzled by Lisbon’s alluring mix of charming locales and contemporary vibe. Head out to explore the city and discover sights like Castelo de Sao Jorge, the Moorish castle that overlooks the city’s historic center and Tagus River. Wrapped around the castle’s slopes you’ll find the Alfama, Lisbon’s oldest and most atmospheric neighborhood – walk around its winding alleys and take in traditional Portuguese street life. Stop in at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, a fascinating museum that holds an amazingly diverse collection of artifacts. During your stay in Lisbon be sure to visit Belem, a district with significant maritime history and home to the Belem Tower, as well as the sublime Jeronimos Monastery built to celebrate the achievements of the great Portuguese explorers. Lisbon is a fascinating European capital waiting to be explored!

  • Porto

    2 Nights

    Your next stop is Porto, Portugal’s second largest city and commercial center. Make yourself comfortable at your True Trips luxury boutique hotel and then venture out to discover everything that the city has to offer! Your private tour guide will uncover the secrets of the UNESCO World Heritage proclaimed old town with its impressive buildings, quaint winding alleys, and imposing Romanesque cathedral. During your stay, be sure to visit the modern art Museu Serralves, as well as the Soares dos Reis National Museum, Porto’s two most noteworthy museums. Of course a visit to Porto isn’t complete without a port wine tasting! Together with your local guide, visit the city of Vila Nova de Gaia and indulge in a private wine tasting and tour of a traditional port cellar. Apart from its rich history, Porto also boasts a buzzing nightlife and exciting culinary scene, so be sure to conclude your experience with a delicious Portuguese meal at one of the city’s charming restaurants.

  • Minho

    2 Nights

    Journey to Portugal’s northwestern province of Minho with its picture-perfect landscapes, beautiful river scenes, historic towns, and rocky Atlantic beaches. Make yourself comfortable at your authentic boutique hotel and embark on a journey of local Portuguese culture and heritage. The Minho’s two principal historic towns, Guimarães and Braga, are steeped in tradition. Together with your private local guide, discover Guimarães and the Citânia De Briteiros – a 300 BC Celtic settlement – as well as the Martins Sarmento Archaeological Museum. In Braga explore Bom Jesus do Monte, a Portuguese sanctuary and pilgrimage site with an impressive Baroque stairway that climbs 116 meters. Immerse yourself in local Portuguese culture with a visit to the weekly market at Barcelos, and definitely arrange to take part in the carnival celebrations at Viana do Castelo if you are visiting during the summer. Exploring the Minho will undeniably be one of the most authentic experiences of your entire vacation in Portugal.

  • Madeira

    3 Nights

    Known as the ‘Pearl of the Atlantic’, Madeira is an island of luscious vegetation, transparent lagoons and spectacular natural scenery; thus it is an excellent destination for outdoor activities! Together with your local guide, enjoy a light hiking excursion along the beautiful levadas (irrigation channels), explore the island’s diverse flora and see some of the most breathtaking views in Portugal. While in Madeira you will also visit the famous Laurisilva of Madeira Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that holds a unique suite of plants and animals, including many endemic species. If you’re a lover of art and culture, then you’ll definitely want to visit the Sacred Art Museum of Funchal to view Madeira’s top collection of Flemish and Portuguese art. The laid back destination of Madeira will enchant you with its natural beauty, authentic vibe and plethora of activities and attractions.

  • Lisbon

    1 Night

    Welcome back to Lisbon for your final stay on your True Discovery holiday! Having already explored most of the city’s important sights during your previous stay, take some time to relax and get better acquainted with local Portuguese life. Head to the area of Baixa to find some of the most interesting shops and cafes in Lisbon, and then climb up the Avenida da Liberdade until you’ve reached the beautiful Eduardo VII Park. In the evening visit the lively Bairro Alto to find some of Lisbon’s best bars and fado clubs. To conclude your True Discovery Portugal holiday, your True Trips travel expert has planned a lovely dinner at one of Lisbon’s finest restaurants.

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