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Starts in: Lisbon | Available: Selected dates
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Air Conditioned Transport
Accommodation Included
Entrance Fees Included
6 days package
English, Portuguese, Spanish and French
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Tour Highlights

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Trace your way through the rolling hills and verdant valleys of the Douro Valley with the beautiful blue river cutting through it all!

2

Explore the fascinating religious site of Fatima, and the structures that have stood there for generations

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Taste traditional regional fare, including the world-famous Port wine

4

Stroll the storybook streets of Amarante and learn about its romantic past

Why we chose this tour

Our North of Portugal 6 Day Package Tour takes you on a whirlwind trip across the complex country of Portugal, whisking you from medieval walled cities filled with romance to plunging and lush valleys. You'll taste the best Port wine there is to have, see ancient Roman plazas, and stop at the oldest university in the world! This tour is available on selected dates and leaves with guaranteed departures.


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Itinerary - North of Portugal 6 Day Package Tour

Day 1 - Lisbon, Óbidos, Alcobaça, Nazaré, Batalha, Fátima
  • Pick up from centralized hotel in Lisbon
  • Your first day won't waste any time, starting with pickup in centralized Lisbon locations and immediately heading to Óbidos, a picturesque village surrounded by medieval walls, windmills, and fruit orchards, where you'll admire an array of local handicrafts and ginginha: a bitter cherry liqueur that the region is famous for.
  • The next stop is Alcobaça, a city boasting the first and largest Gothic church in all of Portugal with a tragic love story full of murder, betrayal, and forbidden love that you'll learn more about, that of D. Pedro and Inês de Castro.
  • Navare, a stunning seaside resort, is your next destination, where you'll have free time to walk the promenade and get lunch on your own.
  • You'll continue across the scenic landscape to Batalha to visit the Monastery of Santa Maria de Victoria, a Gothic masterpiece that houses the tomb of Henry the Navigator, a prince famous for his maritime discoveries and exploration.
  • This whirlwind day ends in Fátima, a critical Catholic site with its world-renowned Marian Shrine, with the option to assist in the stunning candle procession, depending on seasonality. 
  • Overnight in Fátima.
Day 2 - Fátima, Coimbra, Aveiro, Porto
  • After breakfast at the hotel, you'll head to Coimbra, a city rich with history and home to one of the oldest universities in the world where students still wear capes to class and Fado music can be heard rippling across the campus and the incredible Baroque library.
  • You'll make a stop at Saint Clara Church, where Queen Saint Isabel is entombed: she's famous for feeding the poor against the wishes of her husband, one day, when she was leaving the palace with armfuls of bread and the kind asked what she carried, she replied roses and miraculously, the bread turned into roses in her arms!
  • Stop at the center to admire the famous local ceramics and grab some food before continuing onto Aveiro, a canal city with moliceiros, the boats that troll the waters, and ovos moles, wafer and eggs sweets that you'll get to taste for yourself!
  • Overnight in Porto(Breakfast included).
Day 3 - Porto, Guimarães, Braga, Porto
  • Savor a delicious breakfast at the hotel before heading to Portugal's second largest and richly fascinating city of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The first few hours of the day will be spend promenading along the riverside, discovering historic houses and palaces, exploring the churches that have stood for generations, and tasting traditional versions of Port wine, before you'll head off for lunch on on your own.
  • The afternoon begins by heading to Minho, a region in the northwest famous for its rolling green hills and scenic landscapes, along with its sparkling green wine that can't be found anywhere else, and the intoxicating city of Guimarães.
  • This town is known as the cradle of the nation and is famous for being the birthplace of the first king of Portugal, with a well-preserved medieval city center, where you'll visit the Sacred Hill, topped by an impressive castle, and the Palace of the Dukes of Braganca, which dates back to the 15th century.
  • The last stop of the day before you return to Porto for an evening alone is Braga, known as the Rome of Portugal for its profusion of religous architecture, and home to the oldest cathedral in the country as well as the Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary with a curling Baroque stairway and verdant gardens.
  • Overnight in Porto(Breakfast included).
Day 4 - Free day in Porto
  • After breakfast at the hotel, the day is yours to explore the city of Porto independently!
  • Overnight in Porto(Breakfast included).

Optional Add-onsOptional Day tour of Santiago de Compostela
The capital of Galicia and the center of pilgrimage at the end of the Santiago Way. In 1985, UNESCO declared Santiago de Compostela a World Cultural Heritage Site and you have the entire day to freely discover this fascinating city. Wander its historical streets and learn about its most extraordinary monuments before sampling some of the traditional local dishes.

Optional evening activity
Fado Experience

Optional Day tour of Santiago de Compostela
before setting off for Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia and the centre of pilgrimage at the end of the Santiago Way. In 1985, UNESCO declared Santiago de Compostela World Cultural Heritage and you have the entire day to freely discover this fascinating city. Wander its historical streets and learn about its most extraordinary monuments before sampling some of the traditional local dishes.

Optional evening activity
Fado Experience

Day 5 - Porto, Amarante, Vila Real, Vale do Douro, Lamego, Urgeiriça
  • After a hotel breakfast, you'll make your way to Amarante, a storybook town famous for helping couples marry and conceive, and that houses the remains of the priest Goncalo do Amarante on the banks of the river and across from the bustling local market that sells everything from chickens to cloth.
  • The next stop is Vila Real, where you'll visit the manor verdant formal gardens of the Mateus Manor, whose facade features on many a bottle of Portuguese Rose and is well worth the visit in person.
  • You'll travel from there to the rolling green hills and twisted olive groves of the Doura Valley, famous for growing and producing Port wine, where you'll make a stop at shrine in Lamego before continuing onto the village itself where you'll visit Santuário de Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, one of the most important shrines in the country and covered with Baroque staircases.
  • Taste some local delicacies, like local ham or the Bola de Lamego before heading to the mountain hinterlands of Viseu, the center of the Dão Vineyards the home of Portugal´s oldest hero, Viriato, the Lusitanian chief. 
  • You'll walk past the Cathedral and busy city center before finishing for the day and heading to Urgeiriça.
  • Overnight in Urgeiriça(Breakfast included).
Day 6 - Urgeiriça, Bussaco, Tomar, Lisbon
  • After breakfast at the hotel, you'll drive through the heavenly heart of Portugal until you reach the luxuriant forests that surround Bussaco, known for their incredible selection of rare trees and exotic plants of otherworldly beauty, and home to a former royal hunting lodge that's been converted to a romantic hotel.
  • Tomar is your next stop: this city was gifted to the Knights Templar in 1159 by Dom Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal, for their work in sacking and reclaiming the land for Christianity, and where you'll see the remarkable Convent of Christ.
  • Dom Gualdim Pais, the first Grand Master of the Order in Portugal, founded the castle here and built the Convent of Christ, an intricate building that has expanded and changed with the influence of various architectural styles over the years, and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Your journey ends in Lisbon.
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Important Details

Includes
Pick up at central Lisbon Hotel
Fully guided tour
Transport by air conditioned bus or mini van
5 Overnights in 4* hotels on bed & breakfast bases
Entrance fees: Mosteiro da Batalha, Universidade Coimbra, Palácio da Bolsa (Porto), Igreja de São Francisco (Porto), jardins do Palácio de Mateus and Convento do Cristo (Tomar)
Excludes
Lunch, dinner and drinks
Tips
Personal expenses
Travel insurance
What to Bring
Walking Shoes
Water
Hat
Sunscreen
Essential Information
Hotels: Fatima: Hotel Aurea or Hotel Lux Fatima or similar Porto: Hotel Vila Gale Porto or Hotel Ipnema Porto or similar Urgeiriça: Hotel da Urgeiriça or similar
NB: Please note that the hotels are subject to availability and can be changed
Please contact us for travel dates between March - October 2021
The package is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish and French. Please let us know at the moment of the booking which language you require
NB: All times are approximate
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