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Cox & Kings Porto & The Douro Valley Solo Tour
from £2395 pp
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  • Location
    Portugal, Europe
  • Board Basis
    Selected Meals Included
  • Duration
    7 days
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From the coastal city of Porto to Braga, Guimarães and Coimbra. Cruise on the river Douro and soak up the beautiful vista of the Douro valley.

What's Included
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  • 4- & 5-star accommodation 
  • Twin / double rooms for single use 
  • Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available 
  • Small group size (max 18 people) 
  • International flights 
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles 
  • Experienced local tour manager 
  • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners 
  • Welcome & farewell group dinners 
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees 
Tour HIghlights
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  • Twin / double rooms for single use
  • Wine tasting in the celebrated Douro valley wineries
  • Visit the picturesque town of Coimbra
  • Included visit to the magnificent Porto Stock Exchange
  • Explore the historical centre of Porto, a Unesco site
  • Cruise along the Douro river
  • Small group size (max 18 people)
  • 4- & 5-star accommodation
Tour Itinerary
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Day 1: Fly to Porto

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Porto. Transfer to the Carris Porto Ribeira for 3 nights. Welcome dinner in a traditional Portuguese restaurant.

Day 2: 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. Finish the day with a river cruise along the Douro river, an opportunity to view the city from a different perspective.

Day 3: 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 with the oldest cathedral in the country. Guimarães is the historical capital of Portugal. Explore the well-preserved medieval quarter with its cobbled streets and old town houses.

Day 4: Regua (Douro Valley)

Today, board your boat for the cruise from Porto into the Douro Valley. On arrival in Regua, transfer to the Hotel Douro Palace for 2 nights. 

Day 5: The 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 6: Coimbra • Porto

Morning drive to Coimbra. Formerly the capital of Portugal, Coimbra has many exceptional buildings including its magnificent Romanesque cathedral. A visit to the university is included, one of the oldest in Europe. Continue to Porto and stay overnight at the Carris Porto Ribeira. Farewell dinner in a traditional Portuguese winery.

Day 7: Fly to London

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.

Sheraton Porto Hotel, 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.

Price Information
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Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on a solo traveller in a twin/double room. 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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