From the colorful Lisbon to the stunning medieval castles of Sintra and the most unique beaches you've ever seen on the Algarve Coast, you'll be blown away by everything this country has to offer. Open yourself to adventure by trying delicious pastéis de nata (with extra cinnamon and sugar, of course), wandering the historical winding walkways of Lisbon with live Fado music playing in the distance, feeling like royalty in the storybook Palácio da Pena, and kayaking through the turquoise grottos of Lagos. Not only will you be able to experience the rich history and culture of Portugal, but you'll also be able to let loose on white sand beaches and a boat ride along the unreal coastline.
The 2023 Portugal trip is now closed for booking. Stay tuned for 2024 dates and updates.
7 nights in accommodation
Rooms are shared with 2-4 others from the TWC group with a private bathroom.
Limited upgrades to a private room are available. Inquire about the upgrade cost.
- Transportation between cities
- Enjoy comfy executive seats that allow you to rest up before arriving in the next city.
Airport transfer service
You'll have nothing to worry about as you arrive in Lisbon.
Several fun excursions
Most notably, a full day trip to the palaces of Sintra with a local guide, a boat ride down the coast of Lagos, a walking tour with a local guide in Lisbon's most picturesque neighborhoods, and a coastal walk are included.
See the full itinerary below for specific details on included excursions.
A group leader
Individual TWC Traveler Account and access to a private group Facebook for the trip
Each TWC Traveler will be given access to their own account where they will find a trip-specific packing list, options to contact their trip consultants with any questions, a link to a private Facebook group for just the Portugal TWC travelers and trip consultants, and more information.
TWC trip consultants leading up to and during the trip for travel advice and to answer any questions
1. Your international flights to and from Lisbon are not included. We do however happily make suggestions and notify our travelers when great flight deals are available.
2. Each traveler will also have to purchase travel insurance of their choosing that fits specific requirements. This insurance starts at approximately $15.
3. Note that there is a 3% processing fee on payments made by credit card.
Flight to Lisbon
Who doesn't love a travel day? Grab those free meals and drinks on your overseas flight.
The flight will most likely be an overnight flight due to the time change from the Americas, so get some sleep and watch some movies.
Arrival in Lisbon
Arrive in Lisbon, the oldest city in Western Europe and the capital of Portugal. Upon arrival, you will instantly see the vastness of the city built on seven hills and feel the incredible Portuguese culture. Transportation from the airport to the accommodation is included.
Grab a drink or pastry and meet the group at the highly-rated accommodation.
The rest of the evening is yours! Recommended Optional Excursions in Lisbon include:
Wander around the Torre de Belém along the river.
Stop by the famous Pink Street, and, yes, the street is literally pink!
Walk or ride the historic and famous San Francisco-like trams around the historic district of Alfama.
Walking Tour of Lisbon
Enjoy an included breakfast before a day of exploring all that Lisbon has to offer.
You can join the group for a walking tour with a local guide through the center of Lisbon. Experience the beautiful capital of Portugal and learn about Portuguese history, myths, and legends with passionate local guides.
Recommended Optional Excursions in Lisbon include:
Eat dinner and enjoy the famous Portuguese Fado.
Lisbon is known for its amazing architecture and stunning tile buildings. You can see the beautiful examples at the National Tile Museum.
Sintra Day Trip
Wake up and enjoy another included breakfast.
Today's main even is an included Sintra Tour led by a local tour guide with transportation and entrance to Pena Palace Parque included!
Check out the colorful castles and palaces that make this the most popular day trip from Lisbon. You'll feel like you've been taken back several centuries as you take in the amazing hilltop views. The local guide will take you around the most picturesque city in Portugal.
Recommended Optional Excursions in Sintra:
Monserrate Palace Entrance
Cabo de Roca
Transfer from Lisbon to Lagos
Enjoy another included breakfast.
Transportation is included on a private bus to the beautiful small town of Lagos.
After settling in and having the afternoon for any excursions you'd like, join the group by the accommodation's rooftop pool to catch the amazing sunset views.
Boat Tour in Lagos
Breakfast is included.
Free morning! Spend time on the beaches, exploring the endless caves, and taking in the warm sun.
Join the group for a boat tour of the amazing turquoise grottos, Ponta da Piedade caves, beaches, and unbelievable coastal scenery in Lagos. Depending on the weather, you may want to jump in from the top deck or relax and enjoy the scenery.
Exploring the Coastline of Lagos
Breakfast is included.
After a free morning, join your group leader in the afternoon to do the famous hike along the most picturesque beaches and cliffs of Lagos!
Spend time on the beaches, exploring the endless caves, and taking in the warm sun. End at the lighthouse and viewpoint of Ponte de Piedade for the most beautiful sunset you've ever seen.
Optional Excursions in Lagos include:
Tour the unbelievable Benagil Cave with unlimited food and drinks.
Tour the West Coast of Portugal and "The End of the World" in Sagres (the Bachelor Finale lighthouse, anyone?) with unlimited food and drinks.
Shopping day while walking the picturesque white streets of Lagos.
Request a rock climbing and bouldering tour to the incredible sandstone rocks on the Algarve Coast.
Take a surf lesson on one of the most amazing coastlines in the world!
Transfer from Lagos to Lisbon
Breakfast is included.
Enjoy your morning in Lagos. Take one last walk on the beach or go for one of the excursions, such as a surf lesson.
Next enjoy private transportation on the way back to Lisbon.
Grab some coffee and one last included breakfast!
Transportation to the airport is included.
Enjoy some more free drinks and meals on the flight back home. Think back on all of your adventures from this trip, say bye to all of your new friends, and enjoy your last day!
SENSE OF COMMUNITY
"Truly incredible. I loved that y’all included excursions and some structure but also gave us the flexibility of being independent. It was such a fun, stress-free experience. I loved the sense of community and how y’all are culturally sensitive and aware and try to incorporate that into your company!"
-TWC Traveler, Kaitlyn
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