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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 Carris Porto
Ribeira 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
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
Carris Porto Ribeira. 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.
Pre- and post-tour extensions are available in
Porto and include 2 nights’ accommodation
with arrival or departure transfers.
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
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
PBO2019: 6 Nights
With a picturesque setting on the banks of the River Douro, the...