Journey with a group of like-minded solo travellers from the coastal city of Porto inland to the major religious, historical and intellectual centres of Braga, Guimarães and Coimbra. Along the way, take a river cruise through the terraced vineyards of the picturesque Douro valley and sample the produce of this celebrated wine and Port producing region.
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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Porto. Transfer to the Sheraton Porto for 3 nights. Welcome dinner in a traditional Portuguese restaurant. (D)
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. Finish the day with a river cruise along the Douro river, an opportunity to view the city from a different perspective. (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 with the oldest cathedral in the country. Guimarães is the historical capital of Portugal. Explore the well-preserved medieval quarter with its cobbled streets and old town houses. (B)
Today, board your boat for the cruise from Porto into the Douro Valley. On arrival in Regua, transfer to the Hotel Douro Palace for 2 nights. (B, L)
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 drive to Coimbra. Formerly the capital of Portugal, Coimbra has many exceptional buildings including its magnificent Romanesque cathedral. A visit to the university is included, one of the oldest in Europe. Continue to Porto and stay overnight at the Sheraton Porto. Farewell dinner in a traditional Portuguese winery. (B, D)
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.
These small group tours have been specially created for solo travellers. Benefits include single occupancy of double / twin rooms as standard and at sensible prices, plus the company of like-minded travellers. View the complete collection at CoxandKings.co.uk/solo-travellers
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PBO2018: 6 Nights