Tile art in Portugal's cities
- Round trip
- 7 or 10 nights
- per person
- based on 2 persons
A cultural self-drive tour through Porto, Sintra and Lisbon. Incl. hotels, breakfast, car hire, azulejos workshop & return flights!
Of all Portugal's cities, Porto, Sintra and Lisbon make full use of the attractive Portuguese azulejos. The colourful tiles decorate house walls, palaces, churches and even metro stations, giving them each a unique character. Let your creativity run free as you make your own azulejo at a workshop in Porto. A master of this craft will bring you closer to the Portuguese tradition, with enthusiasm and passion. After immortalising your own motif on a tile, drive your rental car to Sintra and Lisbon, where you will can seek out further azulejo patterns, admire colourful old buildings and be carried away by the joy of life that permeates these cities. Enjoy Mediterranean flair in Porto, wander the streets of beautiful Sintra, listen to the sounds of the Fado in Lisbon, and discover new azulejo motifs in blue, yellow, green and red at every turn.
- Portugal road trip: 7 or 10 nights
- Azulejos tile workshop
- Rental car
- Flight from Bristol, London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester, London Stansted to Porto and from Lisbon to Bristol, London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester, London Stansted
We work with our trusted partners in the region to offer you the best possible stay.
When you plan your trip, after you've selected a date, we will show you all the information about the hotels you will be staying at.
Benefits of all the hotels
- 24 hours front desk
- Free Wifi
Day 1 & 2: Porto
Your journey through culturally rich Portugal begins today, in Porto. Pick up your rental car at the airport and drive straight to your hotel to check in and unload your bags. Depending on when you arrive, you can freshen up and explore this charismatic port city. Get lost in the small winding s…
Day 3 & 4: Sintra region
On Day 3, continue towards Sintra. This mountainous of the Serra de Sintra lies at the westernmost tip of Portugal. Explore the diverse surroundings, where rugged coastal cliffs contrast with beautiful sandy beaches, and pine-covered hills hide fairytale castles, villas and palaces. Visit the we…
Day 5 - 7: Lisbon
Portugal's vibrant capital is the last stop on your Portugal tour. A beautiful mix of culture, history and architecture awaits you here. With your newly acquired knowledge from your azulejos workshop in Porto, you will experience Lisbon from a new perspective.
Stroll through the city…
In the Bramica Pottery studio you will learn everything about azulejos - traditional Portuguese tile art. Teresa, the owner of the studio, is a master of ceramics and will show you, with much enthusiasm and passion, how to master this craft. It will bring you closer to the history and the manufacturing process of the Portuguese azulejos and show you the different techniques and styles. Then, you can get started and make and paint your own azulejo. Maybe it will be a motif that reminds you of your time in Portugal: a tram, a windmill, or one of the sailing boats on the Douro? The tile is then fired and, as this takes longer than the actual workshop, your own tile will be sent to you by post afterwards.
The workshop lasts about 2.5 hours and includes pottery accessories, ceramics and drinks (coffee, water, tea). It will take place in Portuguese and English.
Good to know: The word "azulejos" comes from Arabic ("az-zellij") and means something like "tiling" or "polished stone".
- Fuel, parking and toll fees
- Rental car credit card deposit
If you book this deal before 42 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.
Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Ltd. for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.
Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be additional entry requirements in effect at your destination, which are subject to change at short notice. Please familiarise yourself with the latest requirements before departure via your government's foreign advice service.
Max 2 people per room
The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process.
On the basis of two full-paying adults, a discount for children may be offered dependent on the chosen travel dates and length of stay. You will see the applicable discount in the final booking process. Please note: children up to 12 months old receive a discount on the plane ticket, but will not receive a seat or baggage allowance.
Unfortunately, cots are not available throughout this trip.
Unfortunately, this trip is not wheelchair accessible.
Pets are not permitted on this trip due to international plane travel.
An excess risk applies in the event of theft or damage. A credit card deposit is required upon arrival. Comprehensive insurance, non-life insurance, liability insurance, theft insurance and cover for glass, tires, floor and roof damage is included. You will receive all rental car information along with your travel documents.
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Ensure you leave enough time to drive back to the airport and return the rental car
Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. Don't forget to check the actual flight times before departure on the website of the airline or the airport to avoid inconvenient surprises.
You will receive all documents relevant to your trip, 5 days prior to departure at the latest.
The specified itinerary is subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
During this trip, transport and excursions may be in groups of international travellers.