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Cox and Kings Grand Tour of Portugal
from £2215 pp
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  • Location
    Portugal, Europe
  • Board Basis
    Selected Meals Included
  • Duration
    10 Days
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Discover the old-fashioned charm of Portugal on this 10-day tour from Lisbon to Porto. Along the way explore stylish seaside resorts; historic regional cities including Coimbra, Cascais and Obidos; and the picturesque terraced hillsides of the Douro valley, where Port, the world-renowned fortified wine, is produced.

Tour Highlights
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  • Historical hotels in the heart of Lisbon & Porto
  • Included visits to the picturesque towns of Cascais, Obidos, Sintra & Estoril
  • View the Douro valley by river boat
  • Tasting of the celebrated Portuguese Port wine
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation
  • Small group size - average 15 people
What's Included
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  •  4- & 5-star accommodation
  • Small group size - average 15 people (max 26)
  • Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
  • Direct international flights with British Airways
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Experienced local tour manager
  • 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Welcome drink
Tour Itinerary
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Day 1: Fly to Lisbon 

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Lisbon. Transfer to Hotel Do Chiado (or similar) for 3 nights.

Day 2: Lisbon

Full-day tour of the Portuguese capital, including visits to the highly ornate Hieronymites monastery (also known as Jerónimos monastery) and Belém Tower, a monument to Portugal’s maritime discoveries. 

Day 3: Sintra • Cascais • Estoril

Morning visit to the Unesco heritage site of Sintra. Visit the Palacio da Pena, a colourful hilltop castle built in the 1840s by King Ferdinand as a royal summer residence. Afternoon tour of Cascais. Once a quaint little fishing village, it has grown into a prosperous holiday resort and suburb of Lisbon. Continue to the chic coastal resort of Estoril to view the celebrated casino and beach promenade.

Day 4: Obidos • Coimbra

Morning drive to the medieval hilltop town of Obidos. Continue to the historic university town of Coimbra and stay overnight at Hotel Tivoli Coimbra.

Day 5: Coimbra • Douro valley

Tour of the former capital of Portugal. Visit the university, which was the one of the first in Europe. In the afternoon, drive to the Douro valley and stay 2 nights at Hotel Douro Palace. 

Day 6: Douro valley

Full-day tour of the Douro valley. Highlights include a visit to a farm, wine tasting in a traditional quinta (country estate) and a cruise along the Douro river.

Day 7: Porto

Morning departure for Porto. Afternoon at leisure. Stay 3 nights at the Carrís Porto Ribeira (or similar) in the city’s historic centre.

Day 8: Porto

Full-day tour of Porto including visits to the Palácio da Bolsa stock exchange, a magnificent 19th-century neoclassical building, and the Bairro da Sé, Porto’s old quarter.

Day 9: Braga • Guimarães

Full day at leisure or optional tour to Braga and Guimarães. Braga once competed with Santiago de Compostela in Spain in terms of power and importance and remains to this day one of Portugal’s main religious centres. Explore Guimarães’ well-preserved medieval quarter with its cobbled streets and old townhouses.

Day 10: Fly to London

Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to Porto airport and fly to London. 

Accommodation
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Douro Palace Hotel Resort & Spa, Ribadouro

The Douro Palace Hotel Resort & Spa is set on the banks of the River Douro, against a backdrop of hills and vineyards. All rooms overlook the river valley and have balconies. The suites on the top floor have terraces. Dine on local fare at the hotel restaurant or enjoy an aperitif on the panoramic terrace. There is a rooftop infinity pool as well as a spa on the 6th and 7th floors with an indoor jet pool, sauna, gym and treatment rooms.

Hotel Carris Porto Ribeira-Porto, Porto

Historic hotel situated in Porto's Ribeira district, overlooking the beautiful Douro river, in the centre of the old town. The property still retains many original features including, stone walls and arches, yet the hotel has recently been refitted with all the comforts you would expect from a modern hotel. Rooms are a good size with wooden floors and many have views over the river.

Hotel do Chiado, Lisbon

The Hotel do Chiado is located in the heart of Lisbon, a 5-minute walk from Elevador de Santa Justa and Rossio square. The hotel has a rooftop terrace with views of Sao Jorge castle and a popular bar overlooking the Tagus river. The rooms are bright and feature panoramic views of Lisbon with spacious terraces, tables and chairs in some.

Hotel Tivoli Coimbra

Located in the centre of Coimbra, near Rua da Sofia, the Hotel Tivoli is a comfortable 4 star hotel. All 100 rooms have air conditioning, a minibar and a satellite television. Facilities at the hotel include an indoor swimming pool and a health club, a restaurant and a bar.

Price Information
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Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote. 

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