Small Towns of Portugal

Romantic
Romantic
8-12
days

Escape the bustling tourist centers and enjoy the beauty of Portugal’s local culture by exploring the most romantic small towns in the country.

In this trip

  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • CultureCulture
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Night LifeNight Life
  • Small TownsSmall Towns

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Lisbon, Portugal

  • 2

    Tavira, Portugal

  • 3

    Evora, Portugal

  • 4

    Marvao, Portugal

  • 5

    Tomar, Portugal

  • 6

    Lisbon, Portugal

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Things to do in and around Lisbon

  • Castelo de São Jorge, Lisbon
  • Jeronimos Monastery, Belem
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  • Lisboa, Lisbonne
  • Obidos
  • Monsanto ceilings
  • Lisbon With Langon - 26
  • Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
  • Exterior of Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga Lisbon
  • JSPA(21-11-2007)_03
  • Santarém, Portugal
  • Palmela Castle
  • Lisbon clouds
  • Torre de Belem, Lisbon
  • The Oldest Church
  • Arco da Rua Augusta, Lisbon
  • Portugal, Nazare
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  • Chinese Propaganda Posters at the Service of Politics
  • View from Miradouro de Santa Luzia
  • Museum
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  • Alcobaça
  • Sesimbra vista do mar
   
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Lisbon

Portugal, Lisbon region

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The capital of Portugal, Lisbon is a lively city filled with restaurants, shops, buzzing nightlife, and historical sites.

Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal. Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest in Western Europe, predating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by centuries. Julius Caesar made it a municipium called Felicitas Julia, adding to the name Olissipo. Ruled by a series of Germanic tribes from the 5th century, it was captured by the Moors in the 8th century. In 1147, the Crusaders reconquered the city and since then it has been a major political, economic and cultural centre of Portugal. Lisbon enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Among all the metropolises in Europe, it has the warmest winters.
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Things to do in and around Tavira

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  • Tavira
  • The castle of Tavira
  • Lagos - Portugal
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  • Tavira
  • Roman Bridge at Tavira - Portugal (Tavira)
  • Tavira
  • Vila Real Santo Antonio
  • Vista desde Castelo, Beja
   
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Tavira

Portugal, Algarve region

Small townsNatureActiveHistoricBeaches1 night

A charming town set on both sides of the Gilao River, home to an ancient castle and a collection of Gothic and Renaissance churches.

The city has been rebuilt with many fine 18th-century buildings along with its 37 churches. A 'Roman' bridge links the two parts of the town across the River Gilao. The church of Santa Maria do Castelo holds the tombs of Dom Paio Peres Correia and his knights. The church dates from 13C and the clock tower has been remodeled from the original Muslim minaret. A bust of Dom Paio Perres Correia can be seen on the corner of the town hall. The beach for this town lies past the salt pans and is reached by a ferryboat that takes the visitor to the sand-bar island known as Ilha de Tavira. The island and beaches can also be reached from the nearby footbridge in Santa Luzia.
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Things to do in and around Evora

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  • Evora
  • The Roman Temple - Evora, Portugal
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  • Palmela Castle
  • Evora Street
  • Obidos
  • Elvas - Wellington's HQ
  • Santarém, Portugal
  • Monsanto ceilings
   
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Evora

Portugal, Alentejo region

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This beautiful city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its well-preserved palaces, Roman ruins and Moorish remnants.

Due to its well-preserved old town centre, still partially enclosed by medieval walls, and a large number of monuments dating from various historical periods, including a Roman Temple, Evora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network. Evora is ranked number two in the Portuguese most livable cities survey of living conditions published yearly by Expresso. It was ranked first in a study concerning competitiveness of the 18 Portuguese district capitals, according to a 2006 study made by Minho University economic researchers.
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Things to do in and around Marvao

  • Marvão
  • Marvão, Portugal
  • Marvão
  • Monsanto ceilings
  • Obidos
  • Elvas - Wellington's HQ
  • Santarém, Portugal
   
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Marvao

Portugal, Alentejo region

Small townsNatureActiveHistoric1 night

A charming medieval village, set on an 800m high summit, offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and countryside.

Marvao was included in the #1 New York Times bestselling book, '1000 Places to see Before you Die'. Jose Saramago wrote, ‘‘From Marvao one can see the entire land... It is understandable that from this place, high up in the keep at Marvao Castle, visitors may respectfully murmur, ‘How great is the world.’’ In the 1950s, Huldine V. Beamish wrote of Marvao 'There is an atmosphere about the district that is very ancient. At times you have the same peculiar feelings as those evoked by Stonehenge and that amazing druid monument at Callernish in the Isle of Lewis. Picking your way along the steep stony pathways, you would not be at all surprised to meet a Phoenician trader or Roman Soldier."
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Things to do in and around Tomar

  • Town of Tomar
  • Tomar, Aquaduct dos Pegões
  • casa dos cubos, embaixada, tomar
  • Museu de Arte Moderna, Nova Iorque
  • Town of Tomar
  • Obidos
  • Monsanto ceilings
  • Tomar Santa Maria do Olival 001
  • Synagogue Portugal Tomar
  • Town of Tomar
  • Santarém, Portugal
  • Portugal, Nazare
  • Palmela Castle
  • Alcobaça
   
5

Tomar

Portugal, Centro region

HistoricSmall townsNatureCulture2 nights

A historical town set on the banks of the River Tagus, home to a number of exquisite Templars, churches, and scenic viewpoints.

The town of Tomar was born inside the walls of the Convento de Cristo, constructed under the orders of Gualdim de Pais, the fourth grand master of the Knights Templar in the late 12th century. Tomar is one of Portugal's historical jewels and more significantly was the last Templar town to be commissioned for construction. Tomar was especially important in the 15th century when it was a centre of Portuguese overseas expansion. In 2013, the Guardian elected The Convento de Cristo in Tomar as the most spectacular place to visit in Portugal, "...Founded by the Knights Templar, it's a beautiful, mysterious and magical place, wonderful to discover and enjoy."
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Things to do in and around Lisbon

  • Castelo de São Jorge, Lisbon
  • Jeronimos Monastery, Belem
  • just another day
  • P1020718
  • Lisboa, Lisbonne
  • Obidos
  • Monsanto ceilings
   
6

Lisbon

Portugal, Lisbon region

CultureFoodHistoricNight lifeBeaches0 nights

The capital of Portugal, Lisbon is a lively city filled with restaurants, shops, buzzing nightlife, and historical sites.

Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal. Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest in Western Europe, predating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by centuries. Julius Caesar made it a municipium called Felicitas Julia, adding to the name Olissipo. Ruled by a series of Germanic tribes from the 5th century, it was captured by the Moors in the 8th century. In 1147, the Crusaders reconquered the city and since then it has been a major political, economic and cultural centre of Portugal. Lisbon enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Among all the metropolises in Europe, it has the warmest winters.
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