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Highlights of Portugal

In Portugal, the sun is bright, the food is delicious, and the living is easy. Wander the hilly streets of coastal Lisbon, where you can munch on a custard tart while gazing at sun-dappled architecture. Get your fill of history and culture at UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Batalha Monastery, Coimbra University, and the picturesque town of Sintra (optional). End the tour in Porto, where the majestic Douro Valley begs for you to lounge back with a glass of port wine in hand. Felicidades! And welcome to Portugal.

  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: EPLP/205163
  • Starts: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Finishes: Porto, Portugal
You will Visit
  • Lisbon
  • Coimbra
  • Porto

Itinerary

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Day 1: Lisbon

Arrive at any time.

02

Day 2: Lisbon

Wander through the distinct city quarters and the historical area of Belém. The afternoon is free for exploration. In the evening enjoy a Fado night and traditional Portuguese dinner in one of Lisbon's oldest neighbourhoods, Alfama.
In the afternoon opt to take a day trip into the foothills of the surrounding mountains to Sintra. Get lost in the city's winding streets lined with pastel coloured houses, palaces, majestic gardens and lush forests. It doesn't get more postcard-worthy than this.

03

Day 3: Lisbon/Coimbra

Leave Lisbon behind and head north to the small hill town of Batalha, best known for its ornate gothic monastery built to commemorate Portugal's victory in the infamous battle of Aljubarrota. Visit the historic Batalha Monastery with free time to wander the grounds. Continue to the medieval capital of Portugal, Coimbra.

04

Day 4: Coimbra

Explore Coimbra today. Opt for a guided tour of its famous university or enjoy the day exploring the winding streets and the riverfront filled with restaurants and bars.

05

Day 5: Coimbra/Porto

Free morning in Coimbra. Continue to the historic and vibrant coastal town of Porto in the afternoon, and take an orientation walk upon arrival.

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Day 6: Porto

Free day to explore Porto. Opt take a cruise down the Douro Valley, or explore the city which gained UNESCO World Heritage designation in 1996. In the evening enjoy a visit to the port wine cellars and tasting.
Head down Allies Avenue to see the French-inspired buildings. Bargain at the Bolhão Market. Wander the city's World Heritage-listed Ribeira district, visit São Francisco church, the palatial former 19th-century stock market Palácio de Bolsa or head to the Clerigos Tower for a panoramic view of the city.

In the evening, become an Port wine connoisseur with a visit to the cellars and a port wine tasting.

07

Day 7: Porto

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Lisbon orientation walk
    • Fado performance with traditional Portuguese dinner
    • Batalha gothic monastery entrance and visit
    • Porto orientation walk
    • Port wine cellars visit and tasting
    • Transport to/from all included activities and between all destinations
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (6 nts)
    • 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Walking, bus, train
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore the seven hills of Lisbon
  • Step back in history wandering charming hill towns
  • Taste local delicacies and become a port wine connoisseur
  • Soak up the classic European culture.