Falésia Beach


  • #12 of the top 25 beaches in the world




  • City that is one of the oldest European centers
  • Its combined name, “Portus Cale,” is a Celtic-Latin name referred to as the original name for, “Portugal”
  • First settled as a Roman Empire outpost
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site




  • Subregion of Lisbon known for its 19th century Romantic architectural monuments
  • The municipality is dotted with royal retreats, estates, and medieval castles
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site


University of Coimbra


  • Public university established in 1290
  • One of the oldest universities in continuous operation in the world
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site


Historic Centre of Guimarães


  • Urban space whose buildings date back to the medieval age
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site


Convent of Christ (Tomar)


  • Former Roman Catholic convent in Tomar
  • Originally a Templar stronghold in the 12th century
  • In the 14th century, it was turned into the Knights of the Order of Christ, which supported Portugal’s maritime discoveries
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site


Funchal Cable Car


  • Gondola lift that transport people from Funchal, Madeira to the suburb of Monte
  • Replaced a railway between the locations that ran from 1886-1943
  • Opened in 2000

Dom Luís I Bridge


  • Double-deck metal arch bridge spanning the River Duoro
  • Opened in 1886


Quinta da Regaleira


  • Historic center of the city of Sintra
  • Romantic style architectural palace, chapel, and park composed of lakes, grottoes, wells, and fountains
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site




  • Oldest district in Lisbon
  • Originally inhabited by fishermen and the poor, and its condition as the neighborhood of the poor continues to this day
  • The great 1755 Lisbon earthquake did not destroy the Alfama, preserving its narrow streets and small squares


Jerónimos Monastery


  • Former monastery constructed starting in 1501
  • Secularized by the state and ownership transferred to a charitable institution in 1833
  • Prominent example of Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline style of architecture
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site




all flights $1,823

food $26/day x 16 days = $416

hotel $49/day x 14 days = $686

tickets (all attractions) $49

TOTAL for whole itinerary $2,974