Portugal 8-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 15 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Portugal.
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Marinha Beach in Portimão
Map of Best of Portugal, from Porto to Algarve - 8 Days
Best of Portugal, from Porto to Algarve - 8 Days

This tour mixes Portugal's vibrant cities with the incredible natural scenery of the Algarve region, starting with guided tours of Porto and Lisbon's hilly and historic neighborhoods. Enjoy a day trip to the Douro Valley for a tasting of the region's wine and port varietals, then head south to Algarve to explore its water sports, preserved coastal parks, and endless coastline filled with sandy beaches and rock formations. Spend hours relaxing on the beach, hiking along the coast, or meandering the historic fishing villages, all before watching dramatic sunsets and experiencing the area's exceptional nightlife.

Lisbon, Portugal
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Best of Lisbon & Porto: Lisbon, Porto, Cascais & Sintra - 8 Days

You don't have to travel far to see, taste, and experience the best of Portugal. Start your adventure in Lisbon to explore the city's art, cuisine, and hills. From Lisbon, you'll head to Porto to taste its famous wines and then have your choice of where to explore along the coast, followed by a night each in Cascais and Sintra before you make your way back to Lisbon.

Sunset in Lisbon, Portugal
Highlights of Portugal, From Lisbon to Porto - 8 Days

Discover the highlights of Portugal in this week-long tour, starting in the bustling city of Lisbon, where you can explore historical streets, eat traditional cuisine, and enjoy live Fado music. Visit the charming towns and monuments of Sintra, Óbidos, and Tomar, as well as the gorgeous Douro Valley Wine Region, for a river cruise and wine tasting. Visit one of Europe's oldest universities in Coimbra and head north to Porto, where you can watch fishermen barter their daily catch, tour a traditional sardine factory, and eat local delicacies.

The cliffs of Cape Roca and Ursa Beach
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Sintra Heritage & Coastal Trails - 8 Days

Perfect for nature lovers, this 8-day tour winds its way from the pretty beach town of Cascais, through the westernmost point on the European continent, and across the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. Experience verdant Portuguese forests, overnight in charming hotels, revel in the delicious local gastronomy, and check some stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites off your must-see list.

A quiet cove at Praia da Marinha
Map of Luxury Wellness Escape in Algarve - 8 Days
Luxury Wellness Escape in Algarve - 8 Days

Pamper yourself on this eight-day getaway to a resort in sun-soaked southern Portugal. Recharge your body, indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments, and explore the natural beauty of Ria Formosa National Park. You'll bask on Mediterranean beaches, stretch your muscles on a yoga retreat, dine on gourmet food and more on this blissful week in paradise.

Cacela Velha at low tide
Map of Secrets of the Eastern Algarve - 8 Days
Secrets of the Eastern Algarve - 8 Days

Enjoy discovering the unspoiled nature of the eastern Algarve on this eight-day itinerary. Starting in Tavira, you'll work your way east along the coast to Castro Marim. You'll watch dolphins in the wild, hand pick oysters with local fishermen, horseback ride through lagoons, and soak in a mudbath on the expansive salt plains.

View of Câmara de Lobos in southeast Madeira
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Self-Drive Adventure in Madeira - 8 Days

This relaxed road trip introduces you to the Portuguese island of Madeira, whose volcanic landscapes and natural beauty make it a popular getaway from the mainland. Discover the charming Old Town and botanical gardens of its capital Funchal. Hike between Madeira's two highest peaks of Pico do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo, then decompress by taking a ferry to the island of Porto Santo—beaches renowned for their healing properties.

Praia da Estaquinha
Map of Nature & Food in the Algarve - 8 Days
Nature & Food in the Algarve - 8 Days

Spend a week enjoying nature and the warm Mediterranean coast on this relaxed 7-day itinerary. Sail with wild dolphins, go horseback riding along the crystal waters of the Ria Formosa lagoons, and relax with a nourishing spa in a remote natural preserve. Round out your trip with a visit to the Castro Marim salt marshes, a tour of a beekeeping farm, and a sampling of freshly harvested oysters.

Views towards Portugal's colorful skyline and castle
Map of Ultimate Portugal: Porto, Lisbon & Lagos - 8 Days
Ultimate Portugal: Porto, Lisbon & Lagos - 8 Days

Get to know three of Portugal's most iconic locales on this far-reaching but relaxed eight-day itinerary. Start in historic Porto, where you'll explore atmospheric riverside neighborhoods and go wine tasting in the nearby Douro Valley. Head to Lisbon to see the hilly capital by tram and stroll along the seafront in Cascais, then continue south to reach the Algarve—where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic along a coastline of golden beaches and towering cliffs.

Praia da Rainha beach in Cascais
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Portugal Scenic Coastal Hike: Cascais, Azóia, Colares & Sintra - 8 Days

Discover Portugal's wild side on this eight-day coastal hiking trip. The adventure will begin with a food tour of Lisbon and a rest day in the gorgeous beach town of Cascais. Spend the next four days trekking around the expansive Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, passing through forests, dunes, coastal towns, and hilltop sanctuaries. End with some downtime in Sintra, a charming village known for its impressive palaces and castles.

Charming town of Cascais
Exploring Portugal's Heritage - 8 Days

Combining the exploration of vibrant cities like Porto, Lisbon, and Coimbra with exceptional nature in Tomar and the Portuguese Riviera, this trip showcases the unique and diverse culture of Portugal. You'll peruse historical city streets and monuments, plus UNESCO sites like the Roman ruins of Évora, the Pena National Palace and forest in Sintra, and the birthplace of Portugal, the town of Guimarães. Escape the city vibes with the impressive Almourol Castle along the Tejo River, the scenic town of Cascais along the Riviera, and the most westerly point in mainland Europe, Cabo da Roca.

Sun shines in the Douro Valley
Map of Portugal's Food & Wine: Lisbon, Porto & the Douro Valley - 8 Days
Portugal's Food & Wine: Lisbon, Porto & the Douro Valley - 8 Days

Discover Portugal's culinary and cultural heart on this road trip through Lisbon, Porto, and the Douro Valley. Begin in the 2,000-year-old capital, whose antique buildings and local delights like pastéis de Belém make it perfect for history and food lovers alike. Head north to the colorful city of Porto, home of port wine and local pastries whose origins are as rich as their taste. Finally, explore the world's oldest demarcated wine region, the Douro Valley, which produces some of the finest table wines in Portugal.

Relaxation & Wellness
Map of Body Balance Retreat in Monchique Hills - 8 Days
Body Balance Retreat in Monchique Hills - 8 Days

Spend eight days lounging in the Monchique Hills with this wellness-focused itinerary. Located in the Algarve region of Portugal, a trip to this spa town features fitness activities, revitalizing spa treatments, and a thorough exploration of the surrounding natural landscape.

Medieval Synagogue in Castelo de Vide, Portugal
Portugal's Jewish Heritage, Lisbon, Porto and the Douro Valley - 8 Days

Starting with visits to synagogues, museums, and monuments in the small towns of Belmonte, Marvão, and Castelo de Vide, this tour takes you through the history of the Jewish communities in Portugal. Along the way, visit the Douro River Valley to taste wine and ride Rabelo boats, then enjoy a guided tour of Sintra and its National Palace of Pena. End in Porto and Lisbon, where you'll explore architecture, culture, and Jewish heritage.

Relax in the therapeutic waters of Monchique
Wellness Retreat in Monchique Hills - 8 Days

Escape to the hills of Monchique in Portugal's Algarve for a week of restorative spa treatments and wellness practices. You'll relax in therapeutic waters, enjoy hiking through eucalyptus and cork trees, participate in a transformational Zen practice, and paddleboard in the azure waters of the Atlantic.

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