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Best of Portugal from Lisbon to Porto & Coimbra Extension
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Best of Portugal from Lisbon to Porto & Coimbra Extension

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4 cities
9 days, 8 nights
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Day 1 Lisbon

Arrival in Lisbon
Today you arrive in the glorious capital of Portugal - Lisbon! Upon arrival, your driver meets you and takes you to your downtown hotel for check-in.

Please note:  The Hotel is not reachable by car and you need to walk 3-5 min

The rest of the day is free for you to relax or start exploring the abundant heritage left here almost intact from one of the world's greatest kingdoms in history!

Breakfast included
Hotel da Baixa
Hotel da Baixa
231 Rua da Prata, Lisbon, PT, 1100-170
Classic Double or Twin Room, Courtyard View
1 room
Up to 3 guests
2 Twin Beds
20 m²
Breakfast included
More amenities
Arrival: Private Transfer Sedan
Day 2 Lisbon

Exploring the Highlights of Lisbon & Fado Show
After breakfast, you meet your guide and enjoy a panoramic walking sightseeing tour of Lisbon.

During the tour, you see the most famous attractions, including Restauradores Square with the Obelisk commemorating the Restoration of Portugal’s independence from Spain in 1640.

You take a funicular up to the Bairro Alto and admire the view of the Mouraria district and the Sao Jorge Castle, the charming neighborhood of Chiado abundant in old cafés, shops, and theaters.

Then you proceed to Baixa including Rossio Square, where you learn how the city was destroyed in 1755 by a massive earthquake, and then totally rebuilt to become the city of today. Continue to Alfama Lisbon’s oldest district to admire Se Cathedral - the city’s oldest church and Commerce Square.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have some time for rest. In the evening you gather together with your fellow travellers to enjoy Fado Show with welcome dinner. The musical form of Fado was adopted as a part of Portuguese culture and is now a symbol of the nation. Show venue is located within walking distance from hotel.

Half day
Highlights of Lisbon
Highlights of Lisbon
Half day
Fado Show with Dinner
Fado Show with Dinner
Day 3 Lisbon

Trip to Sintra & Visit to the Belem Quarter
Following breakfast you meet your driver-guide and start your journey on an exciting day-trip to one of Portugal's most beautiful destinations - UNESCO-listed Cultural Landscape of Sintra, that is famous for its fairy-tale castles and beautiful scenery. Upon arrival, you visit the Pena Palace (from the outside) with a round trip shuttle bus (up to the Pena Palace). Here you have some free time to admire the beauty of the Palace and take some amazing photos.

Then you have some free time for lunch (not included) before your driver-guide takes you back to Lisbon. Upon arrival, you visit the Belem Quarter, where you admire the Jerónimos Monastery (from the outside). You also make photo stops at the ancient Belem Tower and Monument to the Discoverers.

After the tour you are transferred back to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

6h
The Belem Quarter & Sintra Tour
The Belem Quarter & Sintra Tour
Day 4 Lisbon

Departure
In the morning following breakfast, you check-out from your hotel and have a transfer to the train station.

Hotel da Baixa
Address
231 Rua da Prata, Lisbon, PT, 1100-170
Train from Lisbon to Porto
Departure
3 h 18 min
Arrival
Day 4 Porto

Arrival & Port Wine Tasting
Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the train station and transfers you to the hotel. You drop off your luggage and together with a guide start a welcome walking tour from Palacio da Bolsa to Luis I Bridge. As a highlight of your introduction to Porto, you walk to a winery for port wine tasting.

After the introductory walk, you return to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free.

Breakfast included
Eurostars Aliados
Eurostars Aliados
Av. dos Aliados 195 237, Porto, PT, 4000-067
Deluxe Double Room
1 room
Up to 2 guests
2 Twin Beds
27 m²
Breakfast included
More amenities
Arrival: Private Transfer Minivan
4h
Port Wine Tasting with Guide
Port Wine Tasting with Guide
Day 5 Porto

Exploring the Highlights of Porto
After breakfast, you meet your guide who takes you on an exhilarating walking tour of Porto's main landmarks.

Located along the Douro river estuary in northern Portugal, Porto encompasses one of the oldest European town centers which is in fact registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The first stop of your tour is the iconic Lello Bookshop, the oldest bookshop in Portugal. During the tour, you also admire the most iconic city monuments, including the railway station of Sao Bento, the Porto Cathedral, and San Francisco Church.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

4h
Porto Walking City Tour
Porto Walking City Tour
Day 6 Porto

Braga & Guimaraes Old Town Sightseeing Tours
After breakfast your guide-driver take you to Minho - the greenest region of Portugal, famous for its amazing landscapes, wonderful cultural heritage, and authentic handicrafts, which make Minho a region with a very unique personality full of traditions.

Upon arrival in the capital of the region - the ancient city of Braga, you visit its 11th century Braga Cathedral (entrance tickets are included) and admire the impressive Sanctuary of Bom Jesus.

You then take a trip to the cradle of Portugal - the medieval city of Guimaraes, where you explore its UNESCO-listed Old Town and visit its famous Palace of the Dukes (entrance tickets are included). After the tour you are transferred to your hotel in Porto. The rest of the day is free.

6h
Braga and Guimaraes
Braga and Guimaraes
Day 7 Porto

Exploring Aveiro on the Way to Coimbra
After breakfast you check out, meet your guide and head for Aveiro. The city of Aveiro welcomes its guests with the unique atmosphere given by its typical boats (Moliceiros). Here you also explore the Lagoon of Aveiro and the Lighthouse of Barra that is the tallest lighthouse in Portugal and one of the tallest in all of Europe. 

After the stop you head for Coimbra.

Eurostars Aliados
Address
Av. dos Aliados 195 237, Porto, PT, 4000-067
Departure: Private Transfer Sedan
Car from Porto to Coimbra
Departure
Porto hotel...
6 h
Arrival
Coimbra hotel...

Description for connection

You meet your guide and head for Aveiro located 40 minutes away from Coimbra. The city of Aveiro welcomes its guests with the unique atmosphere given by its typical boats (Moliceiros). Here you also explore the Lagoon of Aveiro and the Lighthouse of Barra that is the tallest lighthouse in Portugal and one of the tallest in all of Europe. After the stop you head for Coimbra. Upon arrival, you go on a sightseeing tour of its highlights. Coimbra, located in the heart of Portugal, was the medieval capital for more than 100 years and is the oldest university city in Portugal. Monumental, inspiring and surprisingly charming, the city faces the Mondego River, crowned by the University and its stunning baroque library.
Day 7 Coimbra

Arrival & Coimbra Sightseeing
Upon arrivalto Coimbra , you go on a sightseeing tour of its highlights. 

Coimbra, located in the heart of Portugal, was the medieval capital for more than 100 years and is the oldest university city in Portugal. Monumental, inspiring and surprisingly charming, the city faces the Mondego River, crowned by the University and its stunning baroque library.

After the tour you check in to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast included
Hotel Mondego
Hotel Mondego
Largo das Ameias, n3-5, Coimbra, COIMBRA, PT, 3000-024
Standard Double Room
1 room
Up to 3 guests
1 Queen Bed
Breakfast included
More amenities
3h
Coimbra Walking City Tour
Coimbra Walking City Tour
Day 8 Coimbra

Tour of Fatima & Obidos on the Way to Lisbon
Following breakfast you check out from the hotel. Your guide-driver takes you to Fatima, famous for its Sanctuary of Fatima that is the largest place of worship in Portugal. You explore the Sanctuary of Fátima where you visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary designed by the Dutch architect Gerard van Krieken.

You continue your trip to the charming town of Obidos. During the tour you admire its medieval castle dating back to the 12th century and the authentic white painted houses with terracotta tiled roofs. Your final destination for today is the city of Lisbon.

Hotel Mondego
Address
Largo das Ameias, n3-5, Coimbra, COIMBRA, PT, 3000-024
Car from Coimbra to Lisbon
Departure
Coimbra Hotel...
7 h
Arrival
Lisbon Hotel...

Description for connection

Your guide-driver meets you at your hotel and takes you to Fatima, famous for its Sanctuary of Fatima that is the largest place of worship in Portugal. You next visit Batalha, whose name means 'battle'. The town developed in the 14th century alongside the monastery, which was constructed by King Dom João I after Portugal defeated Castile at the Battle of Aljubarrota. You explore the majestic Monastery of Batalha, the masterpiece of Gothic architecture homoured with UNESCO World heritage status (entrance is included). You contnue your trip to the charming town of Obidos. During the tour you admire its medieval castle dating back to the 12th century and the authentic white painted houses with terracotta tiled roofs. Your final destination for today is the city of Lisbon.
Day 8 Lisbon

Arrival
After the tour you arrive to Lisbon, check in to your hotel and have a good rest after a busy though exciting day.

Breakfast included
Hotel da Baixa
Hotel da Baixa
231 Rua da Prata, Lisbon, PT, 1100-170
Classic Double or Twin Room, Courtyard View
1 room
Up to 3 guests
2 Twin Beds
20 m²
Breakfast included
More amenities
Day 9 Lisbon

Departure
In the morning following breakfast you check out from your hotel and have a transfer to airport. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips.

Hotel da Baixa
Address
231 Rua da Prata, Lisbon, PT, 1100-170
Departure: Private Transfer Sedan

What's included

Exceptional downtown hotel accommodations
Guided sightseeing tours with expert English-speaking guides
Delicious breakfasts at your hotels
Entrances to Restauradores Square, Alfama District and more
Tickets and intercity transportation as per itinerary
Professional meeting services at the airport
Dedicated support team before and during your trip

Reviews

As you prepare for your travels, we proudly highlight our 99.8% customer satisfaction rate. Below are reviews from travelers who have enjoyed our award-winning service. Thank you for choosing us—your extraordinary journey awaits!
4.9 / 5
Excellent
962 Reviews
This was a dream trip for me, and they helped make it a dream come true.
The guides they work with are top-notch.
We had a “trip of a lifetime,” thanks to them.
I was extremely pleased with the personalized service.
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3 nights
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3 nights
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1 night
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1 night
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