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Lisbon, Porto & The Douro Valley

(Tour code: 17OLF)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.


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Tour Highlights
  • Lisbon
  • Rossio Square
  • Sintra
  • Porto
  • Douro Valley
  • Régua
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Return Scheduled Flights

Itinerary & Map

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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.

Day 1

To Lisbon

Fly to the vibrant Portuguese capital of Lisbon. On arrival, transfer to the VIP Executive Diplomatico Hotel for four nights.

  • Dinner
  • Scheduled Flight
Day 2

Exploring Lisbon

Explore the historic heart of Lisbon on this morning's guided tour. Begin at Rossio Square, Lisbon's grand central plaza and social hub. Continue through steep, narrow streets to Belem.

  • Breakfast
  • Guided City Tour
Day 3


Take the train to Sintra, nestled in the hills above Lisbon. This beautiful town was the summer residence of Portugal's royal family.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
At Leisure
Day 4

At Leisure in Lisbon

Today is free for you in Lisbon and the surrounding area - perhaps take the train to nearby Cascais.

  • Breakfast
Day 5


Today you take the train to 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. Enjoy a guided tour here, then check in to Grande Hotel do Porto for three nights.

  • Breakfast
Douro Valley
Day 6

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. Arrive into Régua, a small town known for its spectacular scenery.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursion
Days 7-8

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'. On Day 8, you transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK.

  • Free Day
  • Scheduled Flight
  • 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.


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