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Lisbon, Porto & The Douro Valley

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Lisbon, Porto and the delectable Douro Valley

Discover the historic legacies of Portugal, from vibrant Lisbon, the palaces of Sintra, to Porto and the stunning scenery of the Douro Valley.

Highlights
  • Lisbon
  • Rossio Square
  • Sintra
  • Porto
  • Douro Valley with wine and cheese tasting
  • Régua
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Return Scheduled Flights
    Regional Departures Available

Lisbon, Porto & The Douro Valley 2018Tour Details

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Day 1 To Lisbon
To Lisbon

To Lisbon

Fly from London to the Portuguese capital of Lisbon today. On arrival into this wonderful European capital, transfer to the VIP Executive Diplomatico Hotel where you enjoy dinner later on tonight.

Includes:
  • Dinner
Day 2 Lisbon
Lisbon

Exploring Lisbon

Explore the historic heart of Lisbon on this morning's guided tour.

Resplendent, exquisite and unique, Lisbon is full of diverse architecture, superb food and fascinating history. From its time as a Roman settlement, to its destruction by one of the worst earthquakes in history, to its rebirth as a major European city of taste and elegance, it is a wonder to explore.

Begin at Rossio Square, Lisbon's grand central plaza and social hub. Casting a shadow across the wave mosaics of this beautiful plaza is the enormous plinth and statue of Dom Pedro IV and at the end of the square is the impressive National Theatre of Lisbon.

Continue through steep, narrow streets to Belem. This pretty area of Lisbon is well-known as the aristocratic quarter of the city; a fact made clear by the gentle fountains, extensive parkland and grand old buildings

Includes:
  • Breakfast
Day 3 Sintra
Sintra

Sintra

Take the train to Sintra, nestled in the hills above Lisbon. Composed of charming pastel-coloured buildings and hidden deep in the pines and hills of Serra de Sintra, this town is a true delight to explore.

Beautiful Sintra was the summer residence of Portugal's royal family. As a result, the town is full of grandeur and sophistication, from the majestic palaces and Romantic architecture to the ruins of ancient Moorish castles.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 At Leisure
At Leisure

At Leisure in Lisbon

Today is free for you in Lisbon and the surrounding area - perhaps take the train to nearby Cascais. Like Sintra, this small town was used by the royal families of Portugal as a holiday destination on the beautiful coastline around Lisbon.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
Day 5 Porto
Porto

Porto

Today you take the train to vibrant Porto. Once the edge of the known world, Porto bears one of Portugal's greatest legacies, as it was from here that daring explorers set off to discover the New World.

Set upon the outlet of the golden River Douro, this extraordinary city takes its architectural cues from all aspects of its history including art-deco flourishes, romantic seafront houses and 19th century palaces. Built upon a set of hills, the peaks of Porto, mean that upon ascending a street,you are granted superb views across the entire city.

Enjoy a guided tour here, then check in to Grande Hotel do Porto for three nights.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
Day 6 Douro Valley
Douro Valley

Douro Valley

Enjoy an excursion by rail into the stunning Douro Valley. Lush, scenic hills and vineyards slope gently upwards from the tracks, each dotted with scattered farmhouses and sleepy villages. The Douro winds through this landscape, originating in Spain and flowing all the way across Portugal and out into the Atlantic Ocean through Porto.

Arrive into Régua, a town known for its spectacular scenery where you visit a vineyard for a wine and cheese tasting. The vineyards here, or quintas as they are known, produce some of the finest port wine across the world, with many of the most famous brands owning a number of quintas which are hidden away in the hills.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
Days 7-8 Return Home
Return Home

At leisure in Porto and Home

Your day is at leisure in Porto so perhaps continue your sightseeing with a visit to the city's historic heart, medieval Ribeira or 'Riverside'. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, this central part of the city is the heartbeat of Porto, packed with market squares and multi-coloured buildings, bedecked with flower filled balconies lining the cobbled streets.

On Day 8 we bid a fond farewell to Porto and Portugal as you transfer to Porto's airport for your flight back home. On arrival, your tour concludes

Includes:
  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 - Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

What’s included
  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager
  • Flights from London to Lisbon and from Porto to London
  • All rail and coach travel throughout your tour
  • 7 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast and 4 dinners
  • Excursion to Sintra
  • Tours of Lisbon and Porto with local guides
  • Excursion to the Douro Valley including a visit to a vineyard for a wine and cheese tasting

 

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.
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