Discover the old-fashioned charm of Portugal on this 10-day tour from Lisbon to Porto. Along the way explore stylish seaside resorts; historic regional cities including Coimbra, Cascais and Obidos; and the picturesque terraced hillsides of the Douro valley, where Port, the world-renowned fortified wine, is produced.
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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Lisbon. Transfer to Skyna (or similar) for 3 nights. Welcome drink. (N)
Full-day tour of the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, including visits to the highly ornate Hieronymites monastery (also known as Jerónimos monastery) and Belém Tower, a monument to Portugal’s maritime discoveries. (B)
Morning visit to the Unesco heritage site of Sintra. Visit the Palacio da Pena, a colourful hilltop castle built in the 1840s by King Ferdinand as a royal summer residence. Afternoon tour of Cascais. Once a quaint little fishing village, it has grown into a prosperous holiday resort and suburb of Lisbon. Continue to the chic coastal resort of Estoril to view the celebrated casino and beach promenade. (B)
Morning drive to the medieval hilltop town of Obidos. Continue to the historic university town of Coimbra and stay overnight at Hotel Tivoli Coimbra. (B)
Tour of the former capital of Portugal. Visit the university, which was the one of the first in Europe. In the afternoon, drive to the Douro valley and stay 2 nights at Hotel Douro Palace. (B)
Full-day tour of the Douro valley. Highlights include a visit to a farm, wine tasting in a traditional quinta (country estate) and a cruise along the Douro river. (B, L)
Morning departure for Porto. Afternoon at leisure. Stay 3 nights at the Sheraton Porto. (B)
Full-day tour of Porto including visits to the Palácio da Bolsa stock exchange, a magnificent 19th-century neoclassical building, and the Bairro da Sé, Porto’s old quarter. (B)
Full day at leisure or optional tour to Braga and Guimarães. Braga once competed with Santiago de Compostela in Spain in terms of power and importance and remains to this day one of Portugal’s main religious centres. Explore Guimarães' well-preserved medieval quarter with its cobbled streets and old townhouses. (B)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to Porto airport and fly to London. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
can be taken privately on a date that suits
you, for which guideline prices are shown.
Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact
requirements. Please call 020 3411 2135 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
The Douro Royal Valley Hotel & Spa is set on the banks of the River Douro against a backdrop of hills and vineyards. All rooms overlook the river valley and have balconies while the suites on the top floor have terraces. Dine on local fare at the hotel restaurant or enjoy an aperitif on the panoramic terrace. There is a rooftop infinity pool as well as a spa on the 6th and 7th floors with an indoor jet pool, sauna, gym and treatment rooms.
Features: 70 rooms & suites, restaurant, 2 bars, outdoor & indoor pools, terrace, fitness centre, sauna, spa.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, safe, minibar,...
Located in the centre of Coimbra, near Rua da Sofia, the Hotel Tivoli is a comfortable 4 star hotel. All 100 rooms have air conditioning, a minibar and a satellite television. Facilities at the hotel include an indoor swimming pool and a health club, a restaurant and a...
The Sheraton Porto hotel is a luxury, modern, glass-fronted hotel situated close to Boavista Avenue. The design of the hotel incorporates the skilful use of glass, dark woods and steel to maximise natural light in the rooms and public areas. Relax and rejuvenate in the extensive spa and well-being facilities, which includes an indoor swimming pool with its own juice bar. The hotel's restaurant offers a fine selection of traditional Portuguese and international dishes.
Features: 265 rooms & suites, restaurant, bar, juice bar, indoor swimming pool, spa, wellness centre, garden, wine cellar.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, safe, minibar, television,...
Situated between the Eduardo VII park and Amoreiras, the Skyna Hotel Lisboa opened in 2015 and is a modern hotel ideally located to explore Lisbon. Dine at the hotel's restaurant, which offers an open kitchen with a wide choice of Portuguese and international cuisine. On the sixth floor is an outdoor terrace, which offers excellent views of the surrounding area.
Features: 105 rooms & suites, restaurant, bar, wellness room, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Air-conditioning, safe, minibar, television,...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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PFJ2018: 9 Nights