Postcard from Portugal

Offer

Price per person
from £882

Price based on
London Gatwick
9th Nov 2018 departure

Key inclusions

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

Book any 2018 Europe tour or cruise and pay just £49 deposit per person when you book before 28 February. 

More details
  • 6 days

  • Portugal

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tour

Roman ruins, grand monasteries and historic quarters compete for your attention on this journey through the charming towns and cities of Portugal. Stroll the grand plazas and narrow cobbled streets of Lisbon and sip Porto’s famous local wine.

At a glance


  • Lisbon A guided sightseeing tour of the city including the elegant Praca do Comercio and grand Jerónimos Monastery.
  • Coimbra See the university that was founded in the 13th century and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
  • Obidos A picturesque walled town of cobbled streets and traditional painted houses.
  • Conimbriga Explore this important Roman site which dates from 2 AD.
  • Oporto Explore this ancient port and sample the delights of its distinct Port wine.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Service charges
  • All airport taxes
  • Single share option
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Overview

Roman ruins, grand monasteries and historic quarters compete for your attention on this journey through the charming towns and cities of Portugal. Stroll the grand plazas and narrow cobbled streets of Lisbon and sip Porto’s famous local wine.

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner

UK - Lisbon

Day
1

Fly to Lisbon, where you will be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel.

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring Lisbon, the “City of Explorers.” Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers

No meals included

Lisbon

Day
2

Situated on the Iberian Peninsula along the Tagus River and close to the Atlantic Ocean shores, Lisbon is continental Europe’s westernmost capital, and one of the oldest cities in the world. During your guided sightseeing, discover the elegant Praca do Comercio (Commerce Square), an elegant meeting point for locals and tourists. Also, see iconic Belem Tower, the ceremonial gateway to Lisbon; Jerónimos Monastery with the tomb of explorer Vasco da Gama; and Henry the Navigator’s Monument to the Discoveries. The rest of the day is at leisure—maybe wander through the historic Alfama quarter or visit one of the many intriguing museums.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lisbon

Day
3

Today is free to explore at your own pace. Consider joining the optional excursion to Évora with its well-preserved Old Town and captivating historic monuments, including a Roman temple dedicated to the goddess Diana and the grand 13th-century cathedral.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lisbon - Obidos - Conimbriga - Coimbra

Day
4

Travel north to picturesque Obidos. Walk along its cobblestone streets and marvel at its wall, castle, and other excellent examples of medieval architecture. Next is Conimbriga, home to one of the largest ancient Roman settlements in the country. Visit the excavation site and see vestiges of the thermal baths, aqueducts, civic buildings, homes, amphitheatre, mosaic floors, and more. Later, arrive in Coimbra, where a walking tour with a Local Guide introduces you to the 13th-century university, Portugal’s oldest university, followed by a visit to its historical library, built to showcase the wealth of the colonial empire and the power of the monarchy.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Coimbra - Oporto

Day
5

This morning, drive to history-steeped Oporto on the banks of the Douro River. Here, your Local Guide will introduce you to the city renowned for its Port wine and celebrated wine cellars along the riverbank. Later, walk around the Old Town and maybe enjoy a drink in one of the lively bars.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Oporto

Day
6

Relax and enjoy a morning at leisure. This afternoon, how about an optional excursion to Guimarães, “Birthplace of Portugal,” with its mesmerizing medieval centre?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Oporto - UK

Day
7

Your tour ends today with breakfast this morning.

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

Special Departure

New Years in Lisbon including Reveillon dinner - 29th December 2018

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


Lisbon Roma

Coimbra Dom Luis 

Oporto Tryp Centro

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