Itineraries in Portugal2018-10-26T10:33:52+00:00

ITINERARIES IN PORTUGAL

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Spain Savvy does not limit itself to Spain alone. Our neighbor on the Iberian peninsula, the amazing country of Portugal just to the west of Spain, also offers a unique destination for our travelers. We are thrilled to design custom itineraries in Portugal either as a stand-alone trip or in conjunction with Spain. We offer self-driving itineraries and privately-guided tours in these areas and can include our usual services like accommodations, restaurant recommendations, visits and activities.

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Here are just some of our ideas for your next trip to Portugal:

3-4 days in Lisbon

Portugal’s capital city is a hot destination and one of the most charismatic and vibrant European capitals. It is a city that effortlessly blends traditional heritage, with striking modernism and progressive thinking. As a travel destination, Lisbon offers a rich and varied history, a buzzing nightlife, amazing cuisine, and is blessed with a glorious year-round climate. We work with centrally-located boutique hotels and expert local guides who will make this charming place come alive for you.

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2-4 days in Porto

Porto is a fascinating and vibrant city that is rapidly becoming one of Western Europe’s most respected tourist destinations. The city boasts an extensive history, fun nightlife, delicious gastronomic gems, and outstanding tourist facilities. Porto is a historic and varied city, from the warren of narrow streets that make up the ancient Ribeira district through to the grand plazas of the Avenida dos Aliados. The region is famed for the production of Port, which is still stored and matured in the vast cellars that stretch along the banks of the Douro River.

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Day trips to Sintra, Óbidos, Évora, Coimbra, Douro Valley…

From either Lisbon or Porto, we can recommend either privately-guided or self-guided day trips to must-see side spots such as fairytale-infused Sintra on the Estoril coast, enchanting Óbidos, historical Évora, charming Coimbra and the majestic wine-making area of the Douro River Valley.

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A week of relax on the Algarve Coast

A week on the authentic Algarve coast is just what one needs for the soul. This area is dotted with wild coastlines and breathtaking coves, as well as picturesque stopped-in-time fishing villages. We’ll set you up with a self-driving itinerary and tell you the best places to stop and stay along the way – the Alentejo region that you will pass through on your way to the coast has many amazing spots to discover. You will be blown away by Europe’s hidden gems!

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Spain Savvy’s top ten reasons to visit Portugal

1) Close proximity to Spain! It’s an easy stop-over or added leg to your Spanish journey.
2) Freshly-baked pastels de natas on every corner.
3) Portugal’s national drink (port or porto – a fortified wine) is ubiquitous across the country, particularly in its eponymous home. Try a port cocktail spritzer for a real treat!
4) Your dollar stretches further – as Europe’s second cheapest destination, a luxury stay here is refreshingly affordable.
5) Lisbon is Europe’s sunniest capital city with close to 3,000 hours of sunshine a year.
6) The exquisite coastlines of the Algarve and the Estoril coasts (“the Portuguese Riviera”)
7) The islands of Madeira (picturesque landscapes) and the Azores (Europe’s answer to Hawaii)
8) Lisbon’s authentic, time-worn charm – century-old wooden trams and iron funiculars still lurch and rumble their way through the city.
9) Hidden cities like Tavira, Sintra, Bombarral…it’s easy to go off-the-beaten-track and discover the real Portugal.
10) Friendly hosts – almost all of the Portuguese people are fluent in English and welcoming to curious tourists.

 
 

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