Classic: Highlights of Portugal (EPLP)
Countries Visited: Portugal Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12.
Meals Included: 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Explore the seven hills of Lisbon, step back in history wandering charming hill towns, taste local delicacies and become a port wine connoisseur, soak up the classic European culture.
In Portugal, the sun is bright, the food is delicious, and the living is easy. Wander the hilly streets of coastal Lisbon, where you can munch on a custard tart while gazing at sun-dappled architecture. Get your fill of history and culture at UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Batalha Monastery, Coimbra University, and the picturesque town of Sintra (optional). End the tour in Porto, where the majestic Douro Valley begs for you to lounge back with a glass of port wine in hand. Felicidades! And welcome to Portugal.
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|Day 1||Lisbon||Day 1 Lisbon|
Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Lisbon||Day 2 Lisbon (1B, 1D)|
In the afternoon opt to take a day trip into the foothills of the surrounding mountains to Sintra. Get lost in the citys winding streets lined with pastel coloured houses, palaces, majestic gardens and lush forests. It doesnt get more postcard-worthy than this. Included Activities: BelEm District Visit Fado Night with Traditional Portuguese Meal
|Day 3||Coimbra||Day 3 Lisbon/Coimbra (1B)|
Leave Lisbon behind and head north to the small hill town of Batalha, best known for its ornate gothic monastery built to commemorate Portugals victory in the infamous battle of Aljubarrota. Visit the historic Batalha Monastery with free time to wander the grounds. Continue to the medieval capital of Portugal, Coimbra. Included Activities: Batalha Monastery Visit Transport: Local bus (1.45 hour(s), 120km) Local bus (1.50 hour(s), 85km)
|Day 4||Coimbra||Day 4 Coimbra (1B)|
Explore Coimbra today. Opt for a guided tour of its famous university or enjoy the day exploring the winding streets and the riverfront filled with restaurants and bars.
|Day 5||Porto||Day 5 Coimbra/Porto (1B)|
Free morning in Coimbra. Continue to the historic and vibrant coastal town of Porto in the afternoon, and take an orientation walk upon arrival. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Local train (1.50 hour(s), 120km)
|Day 6||Porto||Day 6 Porto (1B)|
Head down Allies Avenue to see the French-inspired buildings. Bargain at the BolhAo Market. Wander the citys World Heritage-listed Ribeira district, visit SAo Francisco church, the palatial former 19th-century stock market PalAcio de Bolsa or head to the Clerigos Tower for a panoramic view of the city. In the evening, become an Port wine connoisseur with a visit to the cellars and a port wine tasting. Included Activities: Port Wine Cellar Visit
|Day 7||Porto||Day 7 Porto (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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