Experience Beautiful PortugalRich, culturally immersive and personalized small group tour that goes beyond the tour bus
Personalized small group tour experience!
Newly come to the empty nest? What better way to embark on this new phase of your life with travel to a unique and exotic destination.
- Life changes often leave us adrift, travel clears the cobwebs and focuses the mind.
- Now that your children have embarked on their journey, reward yourself with a journey of your own!
Frustrated with having to pay more money just because you are alone? I understand the challenges of traveling alone.
- Unaccompanied travelers welcome and wanted!
- Let me help you make room share arrangements.
- Why pay more for unused double occupancy?
- A great way to make friends!
Is traveling to Europe on your bucket list, but you feel apprehensive about doing it? I am committed to:
- Answering your questions and reservations.
- Helping you push the boundaries of your comfort zones.
- Showing you the full potential of an international travel experience!
- YOU CAN DO THIS!
Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara
Pastelaria in Lisbon
Day 1: Saturday, May 19 – Arrive in Lisbon
I selected a cute old European hotel with historical significance. It’s quite lovely and features modern amenities like private bathrooms and flush toilets. As everyone will probably be arriving in the morning European time, your fee includes a stop at the local Pastelaria for a fabulous pastry and probably much-needed espresso. I will show you some amazing sites in the area (Real Principe, and the breathtaking views of the Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara ). During these interpretive tours, I will share historical anecdotes about Portuguese culture.
Lunch will be at a fun open restaurant/market called Time Out. We will take the train to Cascais, a lovely seaside suburb of Lisbon with interesting architecture, fresh ocean breezes and beautiful views.
Fountain in Rossio Square
Cascais coastal town outside of Lisbon
Scaling the heights in Lisbon
Sunset at Cascais
Day 2: Sunday, May 20th – Lisbon/Sintra
Day two starts with a stop at a local Pastelaria (included in the fee) for pastries, coffee or tea.
Lunch is on your own, there are abundant restaurants and open-air cafes to choose from in the area.
Following lunch, we will take the train to Sintra where we will be staying in a lovely historic hotel that looks as though pulled from a fairy tale.
Did You Know?
Castelo de Sao Jorge Lisbon
Terriero Do Paco in Lisbon
View from the National Palace in Sintra
Colorful Houses in Sintra
Day 3: Monday, May 21st– Sintra
Monday begins with breakfast at the hotel. We will then take a tour of Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in Europe to just to say you were there. Fee for Cabo da Roca is included.
Enjoy walking around the historic city center and see the amazing modern art exhibit or just relax at the pool and gardens of the guest house.
We will finish the day with dinner as a group at a great local restaurant.
Day 4 & 5: , May 22nd & 23rd: Sintra
Sintra has long been the vacation spot for Portuguese aristocracy, with ruins that date back to the 10th century. We will begin the day by enjoying breakfast provided by the guesthouse before getting on the 934 bus route to the day’s attractions.
We will spend the days castle hopping from the past to the present with the Moorish Castle, the Pena Palace, and the National Palace. A picnic lunch is included, as well as admission to the exhibits.
Dinner will be at a local restaurant.
Did You Know?
Pena Palace in Sintra
The Porto de Vila in Obidos
Cobbled street in Obidos
Day 6, May 24th: Obidos
Cobbled streets and
We will stay at one of the coolest hotels I’ve ever seen that crossed old world with new world eco-chic to create an excellent experience.
Did You Know?
Day 7 & 8, May 25th & 26th: Espinho/Porto
Espinho is a lovely seaside community. Once you have spent time in Portugal you will be wowed and inspired by the tile work that is every where in this country. I have set up the opportunity for you to learn about and make a beautiful tile project of your own. You will also be treated to an authentic Portuguese meal made at the guest house.
Day 9, May 27th: Depart from Porto
We will depart for home from Porto.
Tram in Porto
Want to know more?
- Personal Concierge Tour Guide
- Transportation within Portugal
- All Lodging
- All Breakfasts
- All Dinners
- Day Tours
- Cultural Exchange
- Taxes and fees
The package does not include:
- Airfare to Lisbon unless you have also booked the Azores trip.
- Return Airfare from Porto
- Trip insurance
- Most lunches
Yes! I want to go to Portugal!
About your guide
Meet Margaret Webster
Margaret Webster is a life coach, published author, and travel blogger. After a successful career as a senior project manager, Margaret found herself facing the challenge of the empty nest following her youngest son’s departure on his own life’s journey. Embracing this new stage of her life, she began to travel full time, organically discovering new places and people, finding the hidden gems that lie off the beaten path.
Margaret lived for three months in Portugal, immersed in local culture, customs, cuisine and language to be able to bring a unique small group tour experience to you! Join Margaret on a memorable journey and discover the wonders of Portugal, a warm country of grand architecture, sublime art, picturesque landscapes, delightful meals, and warm, friendly people.
Itinerary subject to changes or modifications.