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.
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PFF2018: 9 Nights