This self-drive explores the national parks and cultural attractions of northern Portugal, a region largely untouched by the effects of mass tourism. Along the way stay in historic pousadas, each with their own boutique charm.
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Fly to Porto. Transfer to the Hotel Pestana Palácio do Freixo for 2 nights. (N)
Full day at leisure to explore Portugal’s second-largest city. (B)
Collect your hire car (based on group B car rental) and self-drive to the Guimarães. Stay overnight at the Pousada Mosteiro Guimarães. (B)
Morning at leisure to explore Guimarães, celebrated for its architectural style and design. Afternoon drive to Calvelos. Stay 2 nights at the Pousada Caniçada Gerês. (B)
Full day tour to explore the Peneda- Gerês National Park, Portugal’s only national park. (B)
This morning drive east to the town of Bragança. Stay overnight at the Pousada Bragança. (B)
Morning at leisure to explore the hilltop citadel. Drive to Alijó and stay for 2 nights at the Pousada Palacete Alijó Douro. (B)
Full day at leisure to explore the Douro valley region. (B)
Drive to Porto airport and drop off your hire car. Fly back home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation. Please visit this tour on our website to see details of the hotels included.
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POP2018: 8 Nights