Day 5 (Lisbon)

Pena Palace and Sintra Tour

  • Spend the day touring Sintra and the beautiful Pena Palace with a stop in the coastal town of Cascais
  • Departs around 8am; Returns around 6pm
  • Transportation to/from hotel from/to the meeting point is not included but it is walking distance from the hotel
  • Includes a tour of Sintra, Pena Palace, and entrance fee to Pena Palace
  • Shared excursion, meaning locals or other travelers may also join
  • Cost: 85€, paid by credit card in advance

Market Cooking Class

  • Spend half the day cooking a Portuguese seafood dish with ingredients that you pick out from the local market
  • Starts at 9:30am; Finishes around 2:30pm
  • Transportation to/from hotel from/to the cooking class is not included. Please budget 2€ for the train (each way) or about 10€ for a taxi (each way)
  • Includes trip to local market for ingredients, cooking lessons and cookware, lunch
  • Shared excursion, meaning locals or other travelers may also join
  • Cost: 110€, paid by credit card in advance
  • Note: while the intended main dish will contain seafood dietary restrictions can be accommodated for

Day 7 (Lagos)

Benagil Caves Boat Tour

  • Spend approximately 2 hours speed boating along the coast of the Algarve around beautiful rock formations around Santorini as the sun sets
  • Boat ride is about 30 minutes each way with about 1 hour exploring caves and rock formations
  • Departs at 2:00pm; Returns around 4:00pm
  • Boat departs from (and returns to) Marina of Lagos
  • Transportation to/from hotel from/to Marina of Lagos is not included but it is walking distance from the hotel
  • Note: for security reasons you are not allowed to leave the boat at any time
  • Shared excursion, meaning locals or other travelers may also join
  • Cost: 45€, paid by credit card in advance

Ponta da Piedade Kayaking Tour

  • Explore the famous grottos and cliffs along Ponta da Piedade by way of kayak
  • You will board a catamaran in Marina de Lagos then take a leisurely boat ride (~20 minutes) to Ponta da Piedade where you will begin and then end kayaking
  • Departs at 2:45pm; Returns around 5pm
  • Note: kayaking does require a good amount of upper body physical strength and stamina
  • Shared excursion, meaning locals or other travelers may also join
  • Cost: 40€, paid by credit card in advance

Surfing Lesson

  • Learn how to surf along the southern coast of Portugal
  • Departs at 10am; Returns around 5pm
  • Includes transportation to/from Lagos, 2 x 1.5 hour lessons, wetsuits
  • Lunch is not included
  • Note the drive to the surfing location is about 30 minutes (each way)
  • Shared excursion, meaning locals or other travelers may also join
  • Cost: 80€, paid by credit card in advance