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Lead Price
From £1975pp
7 days & 6 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
Rail Journey
Tour Highlights

Porto to Lisbon by Rail

Explore two of Portugal’s most culturally rich cities on this luxury holiday. You begin in Porto, Portugal’s sparkling second city. Stroll the cobbles of its historical centre, then embark on a scenic cruise along the Douro river. Continue by high-speed rail to Lisbon, the effervescent capital from which Vasco da Gama set sail. Your personal driver-guide will take you on a tour between the city’s highlights, which include vibrant architecture, world-class museums and superlative restaurants. Throughout, you are accommodated in hand-picked, five-star properties.


DAY 1: Fly to Porto
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Fly to Porto

Fly to Porto. Transfer to the Hotel Infante de Sagres, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, for a three-night stay. (N) 

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Accommodation: Hotel Infante de Sagres
DAY 2: Porto
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Enjoy a morning walking tour of Porto, starting from your hotel. Portugal’s second largest city was built overlooking the mouth of the Douro river – an outstanding urban landscape with a UNESCO-listed historical centre. The city is known for its delicious cuisine, charismatic locals, and steep cobbled streets lined with colourful houses. Highlights include the Clérigos Tower, Avenida dos Aliados and the Ribera district on the shoreline. (B) 

Accommodation: Hotel Infante de Sagres
DAY 3: Porto
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Your day is at leisure to further explore Porto. Alternatively, take a cruise in the bucolic Douro valley, famed for its production of wine and port. (B) 

Accommodation: Hotel Infante de Sagres
DAY 4: Lisbon
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Your morning is at leisure. In the early afternoon, take the Alfa Pendular high-speed train to Lisbon (a journey of approximately three hours). On arrival, transfer to the Palácio do Governador for a three-night stay. (B) 

Accommodation: Palácio do Governador
DAY 5: Lisbon
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Take a morning tour of the Portuguese capital with a driver-guide. Enjoy Lisbon’s colourful architecture, world-class museums and excellent restaurants. We recommend making time to explore the National Tile Museum, and the Lisbon Aquarium in Parque das Nações. The city has a fascinating maritime history, with explorers such as Vasco da Gama and Ferdinand Magellan setting sail from here to discover the New World. (B)

Accommodation: Palácio do Governador
DAY 6: Lisbon
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Your day is at leisure to enjoy Lisbon. Explore the city on foot, or aboard one of the capital’s iconic yellow trams. Alternatively, take a day excursion to Sintra Palace and Cascais. (B)

Accommodation: Palácio do Governador
DAY 7: Fly home
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Fly home

Transfer to Lisbon airport and catch your departure flight home. (B)

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Travel from Porto to Lisbon via high-speed train  
  • Stay in luxurious, historic hotels  
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise on the Douro river  
Low Season
From £1,975 per person
High Season
From £2,010 per person

What's included

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and meal basis as described
  • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
  • Rail travel between Porto and Lisbon
  • The support (if required) of an English-speaking local representative
  • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Important information

Luxury tour
These are our most comfortable tours and will usually feature 5-star deluxe accommodation throughout.
Tailor-made travel
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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