September 4, 2024 thru September 16, 2024

Our tour of Portugal puts us in the heart of a country rich with delicious foods and rich cultures. This tour has a wonderful combination of boat tours, local food and wine tastings, and craftsman demonstrations.


Roundtrip Air Transportation Included*


Deluxe Motorcoach Transport in Portugal


13 Days, 12 Nights

Activity Level Rating

3 - Moderate



Meals Included

24 meals (11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners) included

Documents Required


Tour Highlights

  • Boat tours through Porto and Douro Valley
  • Craftsman demonstrations of tile, jewelry, and gold
  • Local food tasting of fish, breads, and cheeses
  • Wine tastings throughout the region
  • A Sun Tours Tour Director and local guide to help navigate your journey
  • 4 star hotels throughout your tour


  • Roundtrip air transportation from ABQ to Lisbon and Porto to ABQ
  • Transfers and transportation by deluxe motorcoach in Portugal
  • 11 nights lodging in excellent hotels
  • Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
  • 24 meals (11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners)
  • Admission to listed attractions
  • Guided tours at selected attractions
  • Your professional Sun Tours Escort (for groups of 20 or more)
  • All taxes and gratuities for included items (except housekeeping)

DAY 1 - Fly to Portugal

Tonight we fly overnight to Lisbon.

DAY 2 - Welcome to Lisbon

You will be greeted at the Lisbon Airport by your guide. After, you will be transported to your hotel and enjoy an evening meal that includes a Fado show.

Meals included: (B, D)

Portugal Boutique Hotel – 5 nights

In the heart of Lisbon, only five minutes from Comércio Square and the Tagus River, and with St. George’s Castle only a hillside away, guests staying at the Portugal Boutique get to explore the city from its very heart. The 4 Star – Portugal Boutique Hotel offers its guests an excellent service that sets it apart from the rest, making each stay a unique and unforgettable experience. With its unique design, typical of the Pombaline era, this boutique hotel is a true homage to Lisbon.

DAY 3 - Lisbon

This morning, our guide will tour us around downtown Lisbon where we will be able to try local foods. This afternoon, there will be more time to explore the city on your own.

Meals included: (B, L)

DAY 4 - Sintra, the Land of Kings and Palaces

Today we explore the monuments to kings in Sintra while enjoying coastal views of the Promenade. Dinner tonight will be at the hotel.

Meals included: (B, D)

DAY 5 - Sailing in Tagus

This morning, we have a private visit to the National Tile Museum. These iconic pieces characterize the Portuguese history and traditions. You’ll have a chance to unleash your inner artist and create your own tile! Lunch will be provided during the activity.

This afternoon, we have a sunset boat trip in Lisbon. These wonderful river views will be accentuated by a delicious dinner.

Meals included: (B, L, D)

DAY 6 - Évora & the Alentejo

Today, we explore wine country in Portugal as we visit a UNESCO World Heritage site – Évora.

Meals included: (B, L)

DAY 7 - Heading to the Inland Center

This morning, we transfer from Lisbon to Belmonte. Along the way, we visit Tomar – a picturesque and lovely town as well as a home of the Templar’s Knight Castle and Convent. Later, we will visit Belmonte, a wonderful historic village rich in history. Tonight, dinner will be at our hotel.

Meals included: (B, D)

Pousada Serra da Estrela – 2 nights

At this historical and renovated hotel, the Pousada, you will find a SPA with sauna, Turkish bath and indoor pool (26 degrees). In summer, enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and stroll through the gardens. The Pousada offers a restaurant and a bar, and a games room area. This is the perfect place to have a calm and restful stay surrounded by nature and also to do hiking in the Natural Park of Serra da Estrela

DAY 8 - The Historical Villages

This morning, we visit the unique historical village of Monsanto, home to a ‘powerful atmosphere’. Then, we will partake in a Cheese and Bread Workshop, creating our own local delicacy. After our time here, we will visit the village of Idanha-a-Velha. Dinner tonight will be at the hotel.

DAY 9 - Heading North

This morning, we transfer to Porto. Along the way, we will visit Aveiro, a wonderful coastal town known as the ‘Venice of Portugal’. After, we will ride Moliceiro boat tour in the Ria that cross through Aveiro. Free time in Porto will allow you to get to know the town. Dinner tonight is at the hotel.

Meals included: (B, D)

Mercure Porto Centro Aliados – 4 nights

The hotel for travelers looking for authentic, local experiences. Centrally located in the heart of the city of Porto, this 4-Star Hotel is ideal for discovering the heritage and gastronomy of this beautiful city, with all the essential places in the immediate vicinity of the hotel.

DAY 10 - Trendy Porto

Today, we have a private walking tour of Porto, where a local guide will show take us food tasting. After, we will head to a wine cellar with our guide to learn how wine is made at the prestigious Port Cellar.

Meals included: (L)

DAY 11 - Douro Valley Wine Region

Today, we have a full day tour of the Douro Valley, an immersive experience in this scenic and iconic valley. We will have guided tours of local vineyards in the valley, as well.  We cap our tour of Douro Valley with a boat cruise down a river during sunset.

Meals included: (L)

DAY 12 - The Fish Legacy

Today is a free day to spend in Porto – walking, shopping, swimming or whatever tickles your fancy, We have a couple of suggested options to spend our last day.

For option one, you can enjoy more local delicacies and attend a goldsmithing demonstration that has been passed down for ages.

For the second option, you can about the local fishing economy and culture while sampling fish dishes.

Tonight is our farewell dinner.

Meals included: (B, L, D)

DAY 13 - Depart Portugal

This morning, we head to the Porto airport for our flight home to Albuquerque.

Meals included: (B)

Itinerary subject to change.

Package Pricing

$6,375 per person

Double Occupancy

Deposit: $250

$7,295 per person

Single Occupancy

Deposit: $250

Final Payment Due:

April 30, 2024

Deposit: n/a

Price Includes

• Roundtrip air transportation from ABQ to Lisbon and Porto to ABQ
• Transfers and transportation by deluxe motorcoach in Portugal
• 11 nights lodging in excellent hotels
• Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
• 24 meals (11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners)
• Admission to listed attractions
• Guided tours at selected attractions
• Your professional SUN TOURS Escort (for groups of 20 or more)
• All taxes and gratuities for included items (except housekeeping)

Booking Policy

**Passport Required!**

FINAL PAYMENT DUE: April 30, 2024


  • None through April 30, 2024
  • $250 – May 1 – May 28, 2024
  • $3,800 – May 29 – July 2, 2024
  • 100% – After July 2, 2024



Level 3: Moderate

Expectations: Expect a moderate amount of walking. There will be time to rest on the coach and between attractions. To enjoy this tour, you should be prepared to walk slightly longer distances, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing, for example on city walks, sightseeing stops or ship excursions. The daily pace and timing can fluctuate significantly between longer and shorter travel days, with additional activities possibly occurring in the early morning or evening. There may be some changes in altitude or temperatures.

Appropriate for: Most travelers beginning with those who are moderately fit, lead semi-active lives, are comfortable participating in long days of activities and expect some physical exertion.

Visit our Activity Level Ratings page under Plan Your Tour for full information on the ratings system.


For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.

The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.


It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.


You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Albuquerque International Sunport. If you have a frequent flyer number, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation.

If you are joining the tour from locations other than Albuquerque, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.


Do not forget to bring your government issued picture ID to show at the airport. A Driver’s License or Passport is preferred. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline will turn you away.


We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carryon baggage and contents due to enhanced security.


On our scheduled airline for this tour, passengers are assessed a fee per checked in bag, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.


All hotel baggage handling fees are included. We also include basic gratuities for the Tour Director, Coach Driver, Livery Drivers and local Tour Guides. If someone has truly gone above and beyond additional tipping is permitted, but never required.


If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.

Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.


We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.


SUN TOURS acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.


The temperature and weather in Portugal in September is generally pleasant. Storms can come through the area. Prepare yourself by bringing clothing for a lot of sunshine and the possibility of precipitation. There are no dress codes where we dine or visit on this tour.

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