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Live Like a Local: Lisbon and Porto, Portugal

March 21, 2018 • By THIRDHOME

If you’ve booked or are thinking about booking a trip to Portugal, this guide is for you. THIRDHOME‘s Travel Concierge, Liz Bates, has collected Portugal’s best local experiences, and is now sharing her insider knowledge with you!

Don’t just be a tourist. Live Like a Local, in Lisbon or Porto, Portugal, by adding-on one of these private or small group experiences!



A refreshing Mediterennean climate, rich history and beautiful cityscape all meet in confluence in the city of Lisbon. Start planning your Lisbon experience today.


Nightlife with Fado Show & Dinner – $145 per person

The historic city of Lisbon is at its most beautiful at night. Enjoy a traditional Fado performance and folk dancing while dining on local delicacies.


Fatima Pilgrimage Half-day Tour – $95 per person

In 1917, an apparition of the Virgin Mary appeared to three young shepherds in Fatima, Portugal. It has since become a popular Roman Catholic pilgrimage, with nearly 4-million people traveling to see the commemorative shrine and basilica, each year. Make this world-famous pilgrimage and see the Portuguese countryside on a half-day tour from Lisbon.


Sintra & Estoril Scenic Escape – $99 per person

Discover Portugal’s diverse scenery, from sun-kissed beach to a verdant mountain palace, in one unforgettable afternoon. Uncover beautiful Moorish architecture, palaces and coasts, only a short drive away from Lisbon.


Nestled in the estuary of the Douro River is the bustling city of Porto. Admire Porto’s architectural marvels, irresistible cuisine and delicious fortified Port wine.


Wine Tasting & River Cruise – $119 per person

Visit a cave wine cellar to sample and learn about Porto wines. Tastings are followed by an hour-long Douro River cruise. Coast along Porto’s riverfront and discover the city’s best architecture and wines.


Douro Valley Full-Day w/Lunch – $149 per person

Discover the charming region of Douro Valley. Explore rolling vineyards and scenic riverside towns on this full-day excursion. Uncover the delectable wines in this enchanted valley on a full-day tour.


Santiago de Compostela Tour & Hike – $125 per person

Witness a pilgrimage over 1,000 years in the making. Visit Santiago de Compostela, capital of the autonomous Spanish community of Galicia, the final destination of The Way of Saint James Pilgrimage. Over 200,000 Roman Catholic pilgrims leave their homes each year to visit the final resting place of James the Apostle.




NO Keys are required to book these excursions and guided activities, however, a Personal Concierge assistance fee of $200 will be required upfront and does not include the actual tours and experiences you opt to add-on. If you would like to include a local excursion, please contact THIRDHOME‘s Travel & Concierge, Liz Bates.

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