Portugal Full Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Lisbon


  • Meet at Humberto Delgado International Airport (LIS) at 12:00 noon.
  • Your Trip Leader will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel in the city center of Lisbon with your new group of friends.


  • Enjoy delicious Portuguese cuisine during the opening dinner.
  • Get to know the other group members and begin to settle into Portugal.

Day 2



  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and prepare for a day trip to Sintra. 
  • Drive to Sintra (~45 minutes).
  • Visit Quinta da Regaleira for a self-guided tour.


  • Enjoy an included lunch with your new friends. Be sure to eat enough for this afternoon’s hike to Castelo dos Mouros.
  • Begin your hike on footpaths along the road and a paved trail through the Sintra forests. You will then begin your ascent, going up many steps until you reach the top where the castle is. (~1 hour hike)
  • After the hike, stop at a local bakery to try queijada and travesseiro, two famous Sintra pastries.


  • Return to Lisbon and enjoy a free evening!
  • Dinner tonight is not included. Be sure to ask your Trip Leader for local recommendations.

Day 3



  • Breakfast will be served at the hotel, or feel free to take to the streets and try out some local cafes.
  • Leaving Lisbon, you will drive out to Evora, the capital of Portugal's south-central Alentejo region. (~2-hour drive)


  • Upon arrival, you will have free time to explore the picturesque town and its narrow alleyways, cobblestone streets, and hidden squares.
  • Meet back up with your group for a guided walking tour of Evora.
  • Visit the Bones Chapel and the Cathedral, two of Evora’s most famous attractions.


  • Join your group for an included dinner and recap your adventures!

Day 4

Wine Tasting and Lagos


  • Enjoy the quietness of the smaller Portuguese town and have breakfast at your hotel.
  • Begin driving south through the countryside to a winery. (~1 hour)


  • Have a tour of the winery along with wine tasting, and then feast on a traditional Alentejo lunch. 
  • After lunch and wine, drive to Lagos, Portugal's Algarve region town. (~2 hours)


  • Enjoy an evening of free time to explore this beautiful coastal city and its nightlife.
  • Dinner tonight is not included. Be sure to ask your Trip Leader for some local recommendations.

Day 5

Ponta da Piedade Kayaking


  • After breakfast, gear up for an adventure on the water. 
  • You will need clothes that can get wet, a water bottle, sunscreen, and a hat.
  • Take a short drive and meet your kayaking guides for a briefing.
  • Transfer by boat to the cliffs and then get onto your kayak to get a closer look at this beautiful rock formation. You will kayak for approximately 2 hours, depending on the weather. This activity is great for all levels, including beginners!


  • Return to Lagos and ask your Trip Leader for recommendations on where to have lunch.
  • This afternoon is free for you to choose your own adventure or simply relax on one of the nearby beaches.


  • Join your group and head out for an included group meal in Lagos.
  • If you’re looking for more adventure after dinner, tonight is the night to check out Lagos’ thrilling nightlife scene.

Day 6

Culatra Island


  • Today, you will drive from Lagos to Olhao, a traditional fishing town in the center of the Algarve. (~1.5 hours drive)
  • Drop your luggage off at the hotel and pack a day pack! This afternoon, you will take a ferry to the beautiful sandbar island of Culatra.


  • Have an afternoon to unwind and relax.
  • Culatra Island is made up of small paths, bungalows, and a few small cafés. With no cars on the island, it’s a relaxing place where life is slowed down. 
  • Ferry back to Olhao and enjoy more free time to check out the town.


  • Dinner tonight is not included, but your Trip Leader will be able to recommend a few local favorites.
  • If you're feeling adventurous, you can also take a train to the larger town of Faro for more nightlife options.

Day 7

Discover Olhao

Morning / Afternoon:

  • Today is free to choose your adventure or another beach to relax on.
  • Consider taking a walk through town to see Olhao’s famous murals, walk the trails at Quinta de Marim, or visit  Mercado de Olhão, the largest fish market in the Algarve.


  • Gather with your friends for a farewell dinner and reflect on your journey in Portugal over this past week.

Day 8

Relaxation & Departure


  • On the final day of your adventure, wake up early to soak in the last morning in Portugal together.
  • Say goodbye to your new friends and depart at any time of the day. Hotel checkout is at 11:00 am. Receive instructions from your Trip Leader on how to take taxis, buses, or local transportation to the airport.
  • Be sure to ask your Trip Leader for suggestions on what to do if you choose to spend more time in Portugal.

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