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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 Hotel Do Chiado (or
similar) for 3 nights. Welcome drink. (N)
Full-day tour of the Portuguese capital, 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 Carrís Porto Ribeira
(or similar) in the city’s historic centre. (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.
Pre- and post-tour extensions are available
in Lisbon and Porto and include 2 nights’
accommodation with arrival or departure
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
This itinerary 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 to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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