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Portugal Uncovered

14 days Fully Inclusive Classic Group Tour

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Portugal Uncovered

Small in size but rich in history, extravagant architecture and spectacular landscapes, Portugal punches well above its weight to earn its place as one of Europe's most rewarding travel destinations. Join us on this exhilarating journey from colourful Porto, rising theatrically up the banks of the Douro River, to the ornately cobbled streets of the capital Lisbon. Along the way, sample Portugal's mouth-watering cuisine and world-class wines, and experience the rich musical traditions of Fado. Witness sweeping Atlantic vistas, arid mountain sierras and immaculately manicured vineyards, while discovering castles, cathedrals and monasteries and so many other legacies of Portugal's golden past.
  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 11 , Lunches: 10 , Dinners: 11
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    11 nights in 3+/4 star accommodation
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 28
  • Physical Rating 1
    A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.
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    Walking, some steps and time on your feet.
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Classic Group Tour
14 DAYS
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Porto (2N) - Viana do Castelo (1N) - Geres National Park (1N) - Douro Valley (2N) - Coimbra (1N) - Caldas da Rainha (1N) - Évora (1N) - Lisbon (2N)
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Tour Highlights

Discover the most renowned attractions, immerse yourself in the rich culture, and savor exquisite cuisine. Our Portugal Uncovered tour has been extensively researched to provide you with a diverse selection of unique experiences, many of which are exclusively available to us and are sure to create lasting memories.

Day by Day Itinerary

Porto (2N) - Viana do Castelo (1N) - Geres National Park (1N) - Douro Valley (2N) - Coimbra (1N) - Caldas da Rainha (1N) - Évora (1N) - Lisbon (2N)
  • Days 1-2
    Arrival in Porto
    Dinner
    Day 1-2: Arrival in Porto

    Fly to the vibrant and colourful city of Porto, on the Douro River estuary in northern Portugal. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is at leisure to start soaking up the culture of Porto's picturesque city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Dinner
  • Day 3
    Discover Porto
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 3: Discover Porto

    Porto is a city best explored on foot and today we discover its most famous monuments and some of its hidden secrets on a comprehensive walking tour. Along the way your guide will tell you about the politics, religion, local customs, traditions, gastronomy, wines, and everything else you need to know about Porto's local customs. After lunch in a traditional taverna, continue to one of Porto's oldest port cellars, where you will learn all about the wine after which the city is named, and sample three different vintages.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4
    Via Guimarães and Braga to Viana do Castelo
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 4: Via Guimarães and Braga to Viana do Castelo

    Head north to the historic town of Guimarães and enjoy a walking tour through its UNESCO listed medieval centre to the castle, known as the birthplace of the kingdom of Portugal, and to the colossal Palace of the Dukes. Pause for lunch in one of the city's medieval squares before continuing to Braga, the religious heart of Portugal, to visit the Bom Jesus do Monte complex. This neoclassical church sits at the top of a monumental 17-flight stairway. Continue to Viana do Castelo, often called the 'Jewel of the Costa Verde', to sample the fresh seafood for which the town is famous.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5
    Viana do Castelo to Gerês National Park
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 5: Viana do Castelo to Gerês National Park

    This morning, discover the fabulous Manueline, Renaissance, Baroque and Art Deco architecture of Viana do Costelo on a guided walking tour, then drive to the historic town of Ponte de Lima with its famous medieval bridge. Enjoy a traditional lunch in the town square and then continue to Quinta do Ameal, a wine estate dating back to 1710 in the heart of the Vinho Verde region. Here you can visit the cellar and learn about its fully organic wine production, with tastings of some of the estate wines. Finally drive to your hotel on the western edge of the Gerês National Park.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6
    Explore Gerês National Park and drive to Douro Valley
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 6: Explore Gerês National Park and drive to Douro Valley

    Today you will experience the wild natural beauty of Gerês National Park. Transfer to the park entrance and enjoy a relaxed and gentle-paced walk to see crystal-clear streams, hidden waterfalls and peaceful lakes. Take the opportunity to swim, if you like, in the refreshing waters after a picnic lunch at the water’s edge. Then continue to the attractive town of Vila Real, pausing to visit the baroque masterpiece Mateus Palace, and finally drive into the scenic Douro Valley region to our hotel overlooking the famous terraced hillsides.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7
    Douro Valley by water and rail
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 7: Douro Valley by water and rail

    This morning, drive to the lovely town of Pinhão in the heart of the Douro Valley. Here, board a historic Rabelo boat for a relaxing cruise on the Douro River, flanked by wineries on both riverbanks. Next, step aboard a local train and enjoy a scenic rail trip along the Douro River to the town of Peso da Régua. Continue by coach to a local family-run winery in the Douro Valley. Here enjoy a leisurely tour of the vineyard and learn about the wine making process, while sampling some of the wines. Return later to your hotel for some time at leisure.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8
    Douro Valley to Coimbra
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 8: Douro Valley to Coimbra

    Today head south from the Douro Valley to the wildlife-rich hills of the Serra da Lousã. Here explore some of the region's characteristic schist villages, built almost entirely of schist and surrounded by wooded hills. Sample talasnico, a local pastry made with honey, chestnuts and almond, along with local cheeses, wines and other produce. Continue to beautiful Coimbra and take a guided walk through the university town, whose historic centre is a multi-coloured collage of buildings spanning nearly a millennium.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9
    Coimbra to Caldas da Rainha
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 9: Coimbra to Caldas da Rainha

    First visit the small town of Tomar, the last Templar town to be commissioned and considered one of Portugal's finest historical jewels. Admire the UNESCO listed Convent of Christ while learning about the history and legends of the Templar Order and the Christ Order. Next visit two nearby monasteries, also UNESCO protected: first explore the 14th century Monastery of Batalha, with its spectacular flamboyant gothic architecture, then the earlier 12th century Alcobaça Monastery with its remarkable early Gothic façade. Enjoy lunch at the traditional fishing village of Nazare, famous for its big wave surfing, then head to the medieval, walled town of Obidos. Here, try some of the sweet cherry liqueur known as ginja and soak up the ambience of the cobbled paths and tiny medieval houses.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10
    Caldas da Rainha to Évora
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 10: Caldas da Rainha to Évora

    Head south to the Alentejo region. First visit a working cork farm, set in a rural paradise of rolling hills, cork forests, olive groves and vineyards, with the occasional medieval fortress or abandoned chapel. Learn about cork farming along with all the other farm activities, plus the local fauna and flora. At the farmhouse, enjoy a tasting of the delicious wines produced here. Later arrive at Évora and set out on a walking tour of the town. Explore the UNESCO listed city centre, which dates right back to Roman times, and climb to the roof of Évora Cathedral to admire the view of the city and its surroundings.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11
    Sintra and Old Lisbon
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 11: Sintra and Old Lisbon

    First drive to Sintra and visit the historic heart of this fabulously romantic 19th-century town, with its ornate and vividly painted villas and palaces, set in luxuriant parks and gardens. The whole area is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later in the evening, having checked in at your city centre hotel, set out on a walking tour to experience the emotion of Fado, the evocative, haunting and deeply traditional Portuguese music. Guided by your Fado singer, discover some of the traditional Fado haunts of Old Lisbon, and visit a Fado House, where you will enjoy an incredible live performance and be transported to another world.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 12
    Lisbon and Belém
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 12: Lisbon and Belém

    Set out on an action-packed final day with a guided walking tour of Lisbon's beautiful historical centre, then board your private 'No. 28 Tram'. These tiny, colourful trams date back to the 1930s and the No. 28 route takes you through the oldest and most picturesque districts of Lisbon. Next all aboard our fleet of electric tuk-tuks for an enjoyable ride from Lisbon to Belém, passing by the river and watching the bustling city life. Explore a host of Belém's famous monuments, legacies of Portugal's 'Golden Age of Exploration', before ending the day with a relaxing journey back to Lisbon along the Tagus River by sailing boat. Finally, enjoy a farewell dinner at a rooftop restaurant with views across the city and the river.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 13-14
    Depart Lisbon
    Breakfast

    Transfer to Lisbon Airport for your onward flight.

    Breakfast
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    • Flight Inclusive rates only: These include airline fuel surcharge and taxes. Correct as of 1 June 2022. Please note supplements may apply if lead in economy rates are not available.
    • Customary tipping amount of approximately EUR 70pp (AU$116pp) is paid locally in Portugal.
    • Depending on airline schedules, you may depart and/or arrive on Day 2. Extra nights' accommodation (pre or post tour) or stopovers may be required at an additional cost.
    • Flight Inclusive rates only: Based on departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth. Departures from other cities and flight upgrades available on request.
    • Price listed is based on new bookings only

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    • International flights and current taxes (excluded if a land only option is selected)
    • All Meals (refer to itinerary)
    • Domestic transportation
    • Touring with guides and entrance fees
    • 4-star accommodation

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