3 Nights Lisbon & 3 Nights Oporto (DO)

Your 6-night vacation package to Portugal combines your stay in the coastal capital city of Lisbon with a visit to the historic port city of Oporto. Your knowledgeable Local Host® is available as much or as little as you wish to help you enjoy the best that each city has to offer. Your Local Host can suggest traditional to modern sights, as well as local establishments you’ll want to discover.

While in stunning Lisbon, you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing to explore Baixa City Center in the heart of Lisbon with its elegant squares, pedestrian streets, cafes, and shops. Wander the cobblestone alleys of the ancient Moorish quarter of Alfama, and drive along the grand Avenida da Liberdade to Pombal Square.

You’ll also want to take photos of Belém Tower and the Monument of Discoveries to capture picturesque panoramas. You can also visit the tomb of legendary Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama in the historic site of Jeronimos Monastery.

There is plenty of time for leisure during your stay in Lisbon but never a shortage of fascinating historic and cultural sites to explore. Your Local Host can recommend the perfect outing for our interests. As you depart Lisbon, you’ll travel by high-speed Alfa Pendular train in first-class style to Oporto. You’ll enjoy guided sightseeing to learn about Oporto’s history and culture – from the exquisite Porto Cathedral to the ornate Church of Sao Francisco.

Spend your time in Oporto strolling at your leisure for shopping at the colorful Bolhão market, or sampling the city’s famous local port wine. Your Local Host is always on hand to answer your questions about famous attractions and local stops only a local would know!


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

& Destination Guides with city maps

Meals Included

Buffet breakfast daily

Sightseeing & Activities

Guided sightseeing; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2018 / 2019

DAY
1
LISBON, PORTUGAL

Bem vindo—welcome to Lisbon! Your Local Host is on hand to help you create lasting memories in a city that effortlessly blends traditional heritage with striking modernism.

DAY
2
LISBON

Morning guided sightseeing features the Baixa city center, and a walk through the cobblestone alleys of ALFAMA, the ancient Moorish quarter. Drive along the grand Avenida da Liberdade up to Pombal Square and stop to take photos of Belém Tower and the Monument of Discoverers from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Visit JERONIMOS MONASTERY, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its tomb of Vasco da Gama.

DAY
3
LISBON

Your Local Host will have many options for your day at leisure, such as a visit to the Madre de Deus Convent, now home to the National Azulejo (Glazed Tile) Museum; and where to shop for traditional souvenirs, like cork products and hand-painted tiles.

DAY
4
LISBON-OPORTO

Travel by HIGH-SPEED ALFA PENDULAR TRAIN (first class) to Oporto. Guided sightseeing includes the soaring Sé do Porto (Porto cathedral), the ornate interior of CHURCH OF SAO FRANCISCO, and the PALÁCIO DA BOLSA (Stock Exchange) with its ARAB ROOM decorated in the exotic Moorish Revival style.

DAYS
5-6
OPORTO

Your Local Host will have suggestions for your two full days at leisure. You may be interested in visiting the Soares Dos Reis Museum with sculptures by its celebrated namesake or browsing through the 19th-century, wrought-iron, colorful Bolhão market.

DAY
7
OPORTO

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Transportation

Travel by high-speed Alfa Pendular train (first class) Lisbon-Oporto; transfers to/from train stations

Included Hotels

Lisbon
Oporto

Marques De Pombal

Avenida Da Liberdade 243
Lisbon, Portugal

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This 123-room modern hotel is located in the most prestigious quarter of Lisbon, directly on the tree lined Avenida da Liberdade with exclusive shops and the Marquês de Pombal Metro Station just meters away. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property. The hotel's restaurant serves a range of international dishes and after-dinner drinks can be enjoyed at the adjacent bar. There is also a gym, sauna and steam bath.

Location & Highlights

Close to the picturesque Edward VII Park, the city center and vibrant restaurant haven of Barrio Alto are also easily accessible, where a good choice of cafés and restaurants can be found.

Room Amenities

  • Internet Access
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Climate Control
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • In-Room Safe
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Voicemail
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Parking/Valet
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beauty Salon
Uniquely decorated guestrooms have floor-to-ceiling black and white images of Lisbon and feature ipod docking stations.

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Lisbon
Oporto

Lisbon

Fado Music and Dinner

Treat yourself to an unforgettable evening of classic Fado music and a delectable 3-course dinner at a local Casa de Fado (Fado restaurant).

Price Range: $$

Discover Lisbon

Join an expert guide for a nostalgic ride through Old Lisbon on a vintage tram, a walking tour, and an included tasting of Ginjinha cherry liqueur.

Price Range: $$

Sintra, Cape Roca, Cascais & Estoril

Discover some of Portugal's most magical areas on this day trip featuring Estoril, Cascais, Sintra, and the cliffs of Cape Roca, the westernmost point on the continent.

Price Range: $$$$

Oporto

Discover Oporto

Get a proper introduction to Oporto's rich heritage on this incredible guided excursion featuring a walking tour, Port wine tasting, and classic cruise up the Douro River!

Price Range: $$

Discover Aveiro

Discover the Venice of Portugal on this magical half-day guided tour of Aveiro featuring oyster tasting, a tuk-tuk ride, and a moliceiro cruise along the dazzling canals.

Price Range: $$

Oporto Bike Tour

From the Old Town to the beaches, pedal your way past some of Oporto's most exceptional monuments and natural beauty on this fun guided bike tour.

Price Range: $$

FC Oporto Dragão Stadium Tour & Museum

If you're a football (soccer) fan, you won't want to miss this unforgettable, behind-the-scenes tour of Dragão Stadium, home of the Primeira Liga Football Club and the FC Oporto Museum!

Price Range: $

Oporto Helicopter Tour

Get a rare bird's-eye view of Oporto on this incredible helicopter flightseeing tour over the city.

Price Range: $$$

Arrábida Bridge Climb

Climb the arch of the Arrábida Bridge to experience Oporto from a completely different perspective!

Price Range: $$$

Douro Valley Wine Experience

Get to know the acclaimed Douro Valley wine region on this full-day excursion featuring vineyards, a gourmet lunch at a country estate, and tastings of the region's delectable wines!

Price Range: $$$$

Insider

Lisbon
Oporto

Lisbon

Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Lisbon. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Lisbon and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Lisbon insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Lisbon, Portugal

My name is José. I’m a Lisbon native and passionate about Portugal, especially the culture and amazing landscapes. After spending a few years traveling around the world, I decided to dedicate myself to my homeland and help guests discover the uniqueness of this fairy-tale city.

IGREJA DE SANTA ENGRACIA E PANTEAO NACIONAL (NATIONAL PANTHEON)

A Baroque marble church with pink and brown marble interiors, built over almost 300 years (1681 to 1966). Since the beginning of the 20th century, many rulers and national heroes have been buried there. Entry is free, but you can pay a small fee to climb 181 shallow steps to the inside of the great dome and onto the roof for a 360-degree view.

CASTELO DE SAO JORGE (ST. GEORGE’S CASTLE)

From the millennium-old battlements of this castle you have a bird's-eye view of the city in the company of roaming peacocks. Inside is a small archaeological museum and down the hill are a couple of terraces with perfect postcard views over Alfama, the city's medieval village-like neighborhood.

PARQUE DAS NACOES (PARK OF THE NATIONS)

Contrasting with the city's oldest neighborhoods is this 21st-century district showcasing striking contemporary architecture with Europe's longest bridge as the backdrop. It includes a state-of-the-art aquarium, a casino, and a wonderful waterfront promenade.

BERARDO MUSEUM

A Portuguese millionaire has put together one of Europe's greatest modern art collections which includes works by Andy Warhol, Picasso, and Dali among others.

CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN MUSEUM

Treasures from the East and the West, collected by one man, are now one of the world's finest private art collections. It includes works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Monet and René Lalique.

MADRE DE DEUS CONVENT

The Madre de Deus Convent was built in 1509, at the orders of the Queen Dona Leonor, and nowadays houses the very interesting National Azulejo (Glazed Tile) Museum.

SOUVENIRS

Port, the fortified sweet wine for which Portugal is famous, makes for a marvelous souvenir to bring home. Hand-painted tiles and cotton embroidery are other classics. Another favorite is Portugal’s cork products -- which could include anything from shoes and belts to handbags and furniture.

SHOPPING

If you're looking for upscale boutiques, head to Chiado, where Rua do Carmo and Rua Garrett are lined with big international shops as well as a few local favorites -- such as Bertrand, the world's oldest bookstore (opened in 1732). The narrow streets of Bairro Alto are a good spot to browse antique stores (especially Rua Dom Pedro V) and fashion boutiques. The Baixa and Rossio districts are the central shopping and tourist areas. Several attractive parallel streets run between Rossio Square and Praca do Commercio, Some of the older storefronts are simply beautiful, with art nouveau facades. The enclosed Amoreiras Shopping Center has many nice shops and a great view of the city from the top.

PORTUGUESE CUISINE

Features lots of fish, soft-shell crabs, and meat and rice dishes. Some traditional dishes include Cozido a Portuguesa (stew for meat lovers!), Caldo Verde (Portuguese soup with onions, potatoes, kale), Bacalhau a Bras (shredded codfish), Bolinhos de Bacalhau (codfish fritters), Alheira de Mirandela (sausage dish), Arroz de Pato (duck rice). Ask your Local Host for more information.

Oporto

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Oporto, PortugalMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Oporto. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Oporto and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Oporto insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Oporto

Greetings fellow travelers! My name is Manuel and I’ll be your Local Host in Oporto. Born and raised in the beautiful Granite City, I’m looking forward to sharing its secrets with you. I graduated in History and Tourism and have a penchant for theatre, fencing and gastronomy.

CUISINE

Porto is home to a number of dishes from traditional Portuguese cuisine. A typical dish from this city is Tripas à Moda do Porto (Tripes Porto style). Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá (Codfish) is another typical dish born in Porto and popular in Portugal. The Francesinha – literally Frenchy, or more accurately little French (female) – is the most famous popular native snack food in Porto. It is a kind of sandwich with several meats covered with cheese and a special sauce made with beer and other ingredients.

SERRALVES MUSEUM

Two buildings that are as much a work of art as the collections they exhibit inside, surrounded by a magnificent park. The influential Serralves Foundation runs Porto's highly respected Contemporary Art Museum. Designed by minimalist wizard Álvaro Siza Vieira, the chalk-white building is itself a cultural draw. It offers different perspectives on contemporary art in various media. Also set within the grounds is the pink Art Deco Casa de Serralves where other exhibitions are held. Discussions, arguments, and points of view can be exchanged in the on-site café or the more formal restaurant. The park is quite beautiful, a landscaped Eden of tremendous biodiversity. A series of footpaths snake through the 18 hectares, winding past spruce lawns, ornamented lakes, and aromatic herb gardens before circulating through a shady, wooded copse.

CASA DA MUSICA

An architectural masterwork by world-renowned architect Rem Koolhaas. The 'Music House' is celebrated as much for its radical design as the calibre of the entertainment it hosts. Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas kicked convention into touch when he was commissioned to create a building that would propel the city headlong into the 21st century. Walk up to the top-floor restaurant. On the menu of Mediterranean influenced cuisine is an inspiring panorama across Porto's busy Boavista neighborhood. But for an unhurried, up-close-and-personal view, join a guided tour. Otherwise, amble over here at dusk when the venue is washed with floodlight for a truly abstract perspective of this extraordinary structure.

CAIS DA RIBEIRA

Atmospheric, colorful, World Heritage riverfront medieval district. Porto's riverside quarter is an alluring labyrinth of narrow, winding streets; zigzagging alleyways; and low-slung, sun-starved arcades. Facing the River Douro, though, are terraces of lofty townhouses painted in bright mustard, tangerine, and tawny hues - the Ribeira is an adventure in color and flavor. Praça da Ribeira, the riverfront square, is a popular and lively meeting point and buzzes with a young, friendly vibe. The Ribeira is also about history, and exploring this fascinating neighborhood is to discover medieval relics built over Roman foundations.

CAIS DE GAIA

The views from Cais de Gaia are perhaps the longest-lasting images of Oporto for visitors. It's impossible not to stand in awe at the city's stunning skyline, whose impact is further enhanced by the picturesque boats that stand in front, and the soaring double-decker Dom Luis Bridge. Breathe in the atmosphere from the several cafes and restaurants at the riverfront and visit the terracotta-topped Port Wine warehouses that stand behind them.

SOARES DOS REIS MUSEUM

A notable national art museum named after one of the country's top artists. If you decide to visit just one museum in Porto, make sure it's this one. The outstanding collection of Portuguese art spans from the 16th to the 20th centuries and includes sculpture by António Soares dos Reis, the country's celebrated 19th-century sculptor after whom the museum is named.

MAJESTIC CAFÉ

Have a drink at "Café Majestic," a classic European Art Nouveau café and a city landmark. With its distinctive Art Nouveau façade of curvaceous stonework and undulating motifs, this sparkling gem of a coffeehouse is unmistakable. Inside, a vintage 1920s ambiance percolates the salon. Arranged throughout the lavish interior are the original carved wood chairs and marble-topped tables that lend Majestic its delightfully bohemian flavor. Kids will love it here, especially when they realize that author J.K. Rowling worked on the draft of her first book Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone while sipping coffee at a table near the entrance. Address: Rua Santa Catarina 112, Porto

LELLO BOOK STORE

Go inside the "Lello & Irmão" bookshop, Livraria Lello a historic space with a Neo-Gothic interior featuring a grand staircase and stained glass. PRICE €4; HOURS 10am-7.30pm Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm Sat & Sun LOCATION Rua das Carmelitas 144 Ostensibly a bookshop, but even if you’re not after books, don’t miss this exquisite 1906 neo-Gothic confection, with its lavishly carved plaster resembling wood and stained-glass skylight.

GIGANTIC TILE MURALS

Admire the gigantic tile panels inside São Bento Station and on the façades of Carmo and Capela das Almas churches.

RELAX AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE GARDENS.

This beautifully landscaped park is dominated by a huge domed pavilion built in 1956 which replaced the 19th century iron-and-glass "Crystal Palace." Today's pavilion serves as a venue for concerts and sporting events. It is surrounded by a lake, flowerbeds, and roaming peacocks, all overlooking the Douro River, of which there are superb views. There is also a multimedia library, an auditorium, a cafeteria, and the Romantic Museum. Across the street from the park entrance is the gateway to the city's art galleries district.

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