Discover Oporto's Coast

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Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Spain

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tour

A relaxing holiday based by the sea in Esposende from where you can explore this beautiful coastline, taking in delightful scenery and towns during your stay.

At a glance


  • Porto Full day city sightseeing
  • Viana do Castelo
  • Valenca do Minho
  • Caminha
  • Ponte de Lima
  • Santiago de Compostela
Discover Oporto's Coast

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes

Customer Reviews

Hotel not up to 4...

3rd October 2017
Mrs Margaret Hull

Hotel not up to 4 stars as advertised . Location poor .

Liked the program - staying in one hotel and daily...

28th September 2017
Mrs Verena Samuel

Liked the program - staying in one hotel and daily excursion and optional outings -small group - excellent guide who did not bombard us with too many facts, history etc - instead took us around villages, squares, side streets pointing out main buildings, historic houses in a relaxed atmosphere and having time for ourselves - also excellent, friendly driver -Have been on several holidays with Archers - each time different experience - reliable service, good guides, pick -upand stransport all very efficient - this time the choice of place and hotel - not far from Oporto , understand the reason -was OK - staff friendly - meals B + diners for 6 days rather boring - no choice locally this time of the year other than some uninteresting empty coffee shops -for co-travellers who did not go on optional outings - scenery, walking along the beach or to next village OK - but meals ? Hotel caters for over 6 large coaches, coming and going daily - dining room - with good view - at times with 200 guests - for Archers, in my view - below standard - some of us skipped breakfast or a little of evening meal - luckily during the day at lunch we had the choice of some local, good food - do not know the answer = possibly readjust hotel and location - costing slightly higher would be preferable

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2nd June 2017
Trusted Customer

Reasonable deal for a full package holiday....

2nd June 2017
Mrs MARIA CELINA FHILOMENA DIAS MENEZES

Reasonable deal for a full package holiday.

Overview

A relaxing holiday based by the sea in Esposende from where you can explore this beautiful coastline, taking in delightful scenery and towns during your stay.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners

UK - Oporto - Esposende

Day
1

Fly to Oporto where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Esposende for the next seven nights. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Esposende - Oporto

Day
2

Today you have a full day of sightseeing to experience the delilghts of medieval Oporto. The city's main attractions, aside from the stunning Douro River and port wine houses, can be found in the Ribeiro district. These include the Gothic church of Igreja de Sao Francisco, the stunning Palacio da Bolsa and also the Caso do Infante or House of the Prince. You'll also get the chance to get close to the river on the promenade where you'll see the traditional boats (Barcos rabelos) which were once used to transport the famous port. Oporto Cathedral, set atop the hillside, is a magnificent 12th century fortress-like structure which overlooks the square and is well worth a visit. You'll have some free time to wander at your own pace before returning to your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Esposende

Day
3

Today you can relax and discover the region at your own pace or you can take the optional full day excursion for some wine tasting in the heart of Regua, Douro Valley.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Esposende

Day
4

You can either explore your surroundings, perhaps enjoying the beach, taking a leisurely lunch on the waterfront or alternatively take an optional half day tour of Bercelos. This walled medieval market town rests on a plateau above the River Cavado and is surrounded by stunningly beautiful scenery, a pleasant introduction to the region.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Esposende - Viana do Castelo - Valenca do Minho

Day
5

Viana do Castelo, a picturesque port with a fine square and mountaintop basilica, is where you start today's journey. Here you'll find an array of stunning churches including the Sé Cathedral of Viana do Castelo, built in the distinct Portuguese style. Next stop, and on the border with Spain is the ancient city of Valenca do Minho. Enjoy some time here before heading to your final stop, Caminha. A city full of significant historical buildings illustrating the transition from Gothic to Renaissance in Portugal, examples of which are the houses around the main square which is also home to its fountain built in 1551.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Esposende - Santiago de Compostela

Day
6

Today we travel in to North-West Spain for a breathtaking adventure into this fascinating site, the culmination of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route. Soak up the atmosphere of this important religious and historical icon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Esposende - Ponte de Lima - Peneda Geres

Day
7

Today enjoy a full day tour exploring further, the beauty of northern Portugal. Your first stop is Ponte de Lima, so called because of the medieval bridge that crosses over the Lima river that runs alongside the town. Next it is on to Paneda Geres, the only National Park in Portugal which is home to many at risk flora and fauna which have disappeared from most other parts of the country; it is also home to endangered species such as the wolf and the Royal Eagle.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Esposende - Oporto - UK

Day
8

Transfer to Oporto airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

Accommodation as stated or similar

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