Portugal Women's Walking & Hiking Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $5,249 - $5,399 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Portugal Women's Walking & Hiking Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Jun, Sep, Nov

From $5,249 - $5,399 /person

Lisbon to Porto—Sintra & the Douro River Valley

Lindeza. It means "loveliness" in Portuguese. And it's the best way to describe what you'll see on our Portugal Walking & Hiking Tour. Journey through enchanting Sintra and into the majestic Douro River Valley. Behold breathtaking scenery. Green hills rolling down to the dazzling Atlantic coast. Moorish castles and pastel palaces. Expansive views from high above the Douro River. Que lindeza — what loveliness.

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Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in Sintra’s fairytale beauty—whimsical art, cobblestoned streets and old-world architecture against a backdrop of lush forest
  • Walk the terraced hillsides of the Douro Valley as verdant landscapes become riverside villages and ancient Roman towns
  • Wander the romantic gardens and colorfully painted rooms of Pena Palace, perched high on a hilltop overlooking Sintra
  • Get to know the local culinary scene, a collection of hearty stews, delicate seafood dishes and sweet pastel de nata
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Portugal

Start Lisbon

End Porto

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Start your journey in Lisbon, an ancient city experiencing a renaissance • On an epic hike, discover Sintra's fantastical landscape and architectural highlights • Follow a trail to Cabo da Roca‌, a pristine windswept cape and the most westerly spot in mainland Europe • Explore famed Pena Palace on foot and admire its Romantic design during a private tour • Complete a day of hiking with flavorful Portuguese cuisine and wines at our charming hideaway.

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
Sintra
Premiere Hotel

A former 18th-century palace, this elegant old-world hotel offers a resplendent atmosphere and views of the Sintra mountains and the Castle of the Moors. Massage services available. (pool)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 3

Description

Hike along lush green paths and seaside trails as you make your way to Nazare • Lunch at an easygoing fishing village, renowned for hosting big wave surf competitions • Take a guided tour through Coimbra, a World Heritage town known for its hallowed and historic university • Soak up the opulent atmosphere of our hotel and perhaps indulge in a spa treatment.

Accommodations

Night 3

Quinta das Lágrimas
Coimbra
Premiere Hotel

Relax at this palatial Small Luxury Hotels of the World member where, according to medieval lore, an epic love once flourished. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Take in views of vast vineyards, farms and tiny stone hamlets from the ruins of a beautiful old church in the village of Samodaes Hike through the rugged landscape of the Alto Douro along the banks of the stunning Douro River • Follow a historic trainline from the charming town of Amarante • Sample wines made from grapes grown at our hotel, an elegant building nestled in the vineyards • Hike on tranquil paths that hug the terraced slopes of the Vinho Verde Valley Experience a guided tour of Porto, a World Heritage site with splendid architecture and a rich history.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Monverde Wine Experience Hotel
Telões
Premiere Hotel

Appropriately named and with impeccable hospitality, this beautiful hotel is designed to engage all your senses in Portugal's spectacular wine country. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Accommodations & Service Standards
The slower pace, relaxed approach to life and old-world qualities in Portugal are some of the highlights of this spectacular region and are reflected in the hotels and restaurants on this trip. That said, service can lack a sense of urgency when compared with the service found in other parts of Europe. While the Premiere hotels we’ve chosen are some of the finest in the country, they may seem a bit simpler than the Backroads European standard. The same can be said for Portuguese cuisine, which is traditionally a celebration of local flavors but is also bit more rustic than other places we visit in Europe.

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World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
Sintra

Premiere Hotel

A former 18th-century palace, this elegant old-world hotel offers a resplendent atmosphere and views of the Sintra mountains and the Castle of the Moors. Massage services available. (pool)

Night 3

Quinta das Lágrimas
Coimbra

Premiere Hotel

Relax at this palatial Small Luxury Hotels of the World member where, according to medieval lore, an epic love once flourished. (pool, spa)

Nights 4-5

Monverde Wine Experience Hotel
Telões

Premiere Hotel

Appropriately named and with impeccable hospitality, this beautiful hotel is designed to engage all your senses in Portugal's spectacular wine country. (pool, spa)

From $5,249 - $5,399 /person

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