-Day trip to Sintra
-Hike to Castelo dos Mouros
-Visit Capela dos Ossos, the Bones Chapel
-Wine tasting in Alentejo
-Kayaking to Ponta da Piedade
-Beach time in Lagos and Culatra Island
Colorful palaces, pristine beaches, epic mountain views, and charming old towns! Portugal is a country that will surprise and delight you at every turn.
Explore Portugal’s laid-back vibe and get fully immersed in its vibrant culture. Begin your journey in one of Europe’s oldest cities, Lisbon. Then make your way to the medieval city of Evora, located in the heart of Alentejo. Close out your trip on the beaches of Lagos and Olhao.
Along the way, you’ll be tasting some of Portugal’s most delicious wines, snacking on must-eat pastries, and even explore hidden caves along the Algarve coast.
Start: Please arrive at Humberto Delgado International Airport (LIS) by 12:00 noon.
Airfare booking details will be sent after registration--please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions. Arrival time is not mandatory, but guarantees included group transportation.
Finish: The trip ends in Olhao, Portugal.
Plan to depart any time on Day 8. Travelers are responsible for their transportation back to the airport or can choose to extend their stay. Airfare booking details will be sent after registration--please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions.
Departure time is not mandatory, but guarantees included group transportation.
This trip is relaxing and includes light activities with optional moderate activities. Participants can decide how much time they spend being active. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the experience.
This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities. Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours most days. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.
This trip is for those who enjoy being physically challenged and reaping the rewards. It includes moderate to intense physical activities and participants should expect to be active 6-8 hours most days. Participants should have an active lifestyle.
This trip has a 30-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 30 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.
Because this trip has non-refundable tickets we have a 60-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 60 days notice and you can switch your trip less $195, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.
Because this trip has non-refundable tickets we have a 60-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 60 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.
Bem-vindo Portugal! Arrive at Humberto Delgado International Airport (LIS) and take included transportation to your hotel in the heart of the city.
After settling in, take a walk around the capital of Portugal. Go on a guided walking tour to discover Lisbon's rich history, stunning architecture, and unique attractions.
Get to know your new friends while enjoying some delicious Portuguese -- and begin to settle into your new surroundings!
Drive to Sintra, a charming municipality on the Portuguese Riviera best known for its beautiful palaces and natural beauty. Walk the gardens of Quinta da Regaleira on a self-guided tour.
In the afternoon, hike to the 10th-century Moorish castle, Castelo dos Mouros. Constructed on an exposed rocky outcrop, you’ll see spectacular views of the palace-dotted hills of Sintra.
Replenish your energy with a stop at a local bakery to try two of Sintra’s famous pastries, queijada and travesseiro! Upon returning to Lisbon, enjoy a free evening.
Travel to the heart of Alentejo, Evora. Explore the historic center, which dates back to Roman times and has housed several kings of Portugal.
Go on a guided walking tour to learn about medieval architecture. Visit two of Evora’s most popular attractions, the Bones Chapel and the Cathedral.
Gather with your group for dinner to taste the delicious cuisine of the Alentejo region! Be sure to try some of the world-renowned wines.
Enjoy a peaceful morning in Evora, and then get ready to taste some of Alentejo’s famous wines at a local winery in the countryside. Your visit will include a traditional Alentejo lunch.
The next stop is Lagos, a charming town in Portugal’s Algarve region. Lagos boasts a rich maritime heritage, pristine beaches, and is full of character. It’s no wonder it's one of Portugal’s top destinations.
This evening, you’ll have free time to soak in the culture of Lagos, explore the historical sites of the Old Town, and, if you are feeling up to it, experience the vibrant nightlife.
Today, you will be kayaking around one of the finest natural features in the Algarve region, Ponta da Piedade! Here, the coast is formed by dense corroded cliffs, which have been carved in rocky pillars, natural tunnels, and hidden caves.
After kayaking, you have a free afternoon to relax on the beaches, or explore on your own.
Rejoin your friends for dinner in the town and continue to experience more Portuguese cuisine.
Say goodbye to Lagos and travel to the traditional fishing town of Olhao. This little seaside town offers a glimpse into authentic Algarvian life.
Take a short ferry ride to the beautiful sandbar island of Culatra, considered one the most beautiful beaches of the Algarve. Between swimming and sunbathing, be sure to watch the local fisherman bring in the day’s catch.
Return to the mainland, freshen up, and head out with your friends to explore this tiny seafront town's many restaurants and cafes. If you like seafood, we highly recommend ordering it this evening!
For your final full day in Portugal, you will have the opportunity to select your own adventure.
Relax on the beaches of Fuseta Beach or Playa al Mar, go on a dolphin-watching tour, or walk the trails of Quinta de Marim.
Enjoy your last dinner in Portugal with your friends and reflect on your journey together.
On the final day of our adventure, wake up early to soak in the last morning in Europe together.
Say goodbye to your new friends and depart any time of the day with instructions from your Trip Leader on taking taxis, buses, or local transportation to the airport.
Ask your Trip Leaders for suggestions if you choose to spend more time in Portugal’s Algarve region.
Travelers are responsible for international airfare to and from Portugal
Airfare booking details will be sent after registration – please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions.
All Under30Experiences trip prices are in USD.
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