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Guided Cultural Tour in Portugal

Duration 8 Days
dates fixed
Type Guided
Lodging Comfort

There are many ways to explore Portugal’s history, landscapes and culture. But with a sunny Mediterranean climate and welcoming people ready to make you feel right at home, Exodus is the perfect partner.

Portugal’s mild climate makes it an excellent destination to visit year-round. With over 300 days of sunshine, Portugal has the perfect conditions for you to enjoy its incredible outdoors.  Once you’re here, you will find there are countless ways to immerse yourself in the local culture and experience the best that Portugal has to offer.
We believe that traveling isn’t only about seeing breathtaking landscapes and discovering historic places (although there is plenty of that in Portugal!).
Tasting traditional dishes, learning about ancient legends and meeting interesting locals are all a part of the journey when you book your adventure holiday with us.
Incredible landscapes, welcoming people and centuries of history to discover – we think those are the perfect ingredients for an unforgettable vacation. And you’ll find them all in Portugal! So bring your family and friends – it’s time to create memories you’ll never forget.

Daily Program

Day 01
Arrival to Porto
Transfer from Porto Airport to a selected Hotel in Porto.
Time permitting, a short orientation car tour after the group's arrival to familiarize with the city.
Day 02
Explore the city of Porto
Morning guided tour in the UNESCO historic center of Porto. Nestled among the hills of northern Portugal, Porto is Portugal’s second largest city and one of its most picturesque. The ancient churches, elegant squares and beautiful monuments that fill Porto’s historic center all swoop down to Ribeirinha, the riverside area protected as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Guided visit to a Port Wine Cellar, including a Port Wine tasting. Just across the river from Porto is where you will find one of Portugal’s most cherished traditions: the art of ageing port wine. Centuries ago, wine cellars established themselves here to age the delectable wine that was produced in the Douro region.
Free time to explore the city after lunch. Suggestions:
Monuments such as the Cathedral, Saint Francis Church, Lello´s bookshop, Forte de São João Baptista, Palácio da Bolsa or Clérigos Church and tower.
Visit to “Foz do Douro”.
Transfer from Porto to Mesão Frio, in Douro Valley (1h30 min).
Day 03
The UNESCO Douro Valley
Transfer from the hotel to Peso da Régua (20 min)
Train ride from Peso da Régua to Pinhão (25 min). The Douro Valley conceals some of the most beautiful natural scenery of northern Portugal, which is formed of terraced vineyards and steep valleys. Snaking along the meandering river, for much of the route is the scenic Linha do Douro Railway.
Transfer from Pinhão Train Station to Quinta do Tedo (15 min).
Lunch at Bistro restaurant at Quinta do Tedo, an eighteenth-century estate surrounded by terraced vineyards that climb high above the dramatic confluence of the Douro and Tedo rivers.
After lunch, you will have 2 hours of free time that can be used to enjoy resting in Quinta do Tedo, or go for the guided visit to Quinta do Tedo, or go for a boat Trip in the scenic region of Douro Valley (the transfer for the 1 hour boat trip will offer you by the tour leader).
Transfer from Douro Valley to Coimbra.
Day 04
UNESCO Coimbra city
Guided walking tour in the city of Coimbra. Coimbra offers an outstanding example of an integrated university city with a specific urban typology as well as its own ceremonial and cultural traditions that have been kept alive through the ages. 
Discover the charm of the picturesque and romantic streets, stairways, courtyards and medieval arches of Coimbra. The University of Coimbra, the uptown (“Alta”) and Sofia were classified by UNESCO as World Heritage sites. Coimbra becomes the 15th UNESCO World Heritage site in Portugal.
Lunch on your own in Coimbra, and a free afternoon to explore the city.
Transfer to Batalha and check-in in the Hotel.
Day 05
UNESCO Batalha Monastery, Nazaré beach & Óbidos Medieval Village
Morning Visit to the Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória, widely known as Batalha Monastery, a majestic building, declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Combining Manueline and Gothic styles, it was built from the 14th to the 16 th century to carry out the promise D. João I did to the Virgin in case he had a victory in the Battle of Aljubarrota, in 1385. In that battle, 6.500 Portuguese defeated an army of 35.000 Castilians. 
Transfer from Batalha Monastery to Nazaré beach (30 min).
Lunch at Nazaré beach on your own.
Transfer from Nazaré to Óbidos (35 min).
Free Time to explore the main street of Óbidos (Walled Medieval Village). One of the greatest pleasures of visiting Óbidos is wandering around its narrow streets and go up to its walls.
Day 06
Visit the Unesco Sintra city
Morning transfer from Óbidos to Sintra (1h30)
In Sintra you have several beautiful places to visit. You can decide if you want to visit Pena Palace, one of the finest tourist attractions of Portugal and where we can see the 19th century Romanticism style of architecture, or the Moorish Castle with is amazing view to the valley, or the National Palace of Sintra in downtown.
Lunch at Sintra on your own.
Transfer to Hotel in Lisboa.
Free time to do your own thing and/or simply relax at the Hotel 
Overnight in Hotel in Lisboa.
Day 07
Explore the capital - Lisboa
Transfer from Óbidos to Lisboa (1h).
On the morning, Guided visit to explore some highlights of Lisboa, namely the area of Belém, Graça, Alfama and the historical center.
One of Europe’s most beautiful capitals, Lisbon has everything you need from a city break: delicious food, ancient monuments, trendy cafés, charming neighborhoods, and a stunning riverside view over the Tejo make this the perfect destination to get a small taste of Portugal. Lisbon is known as the city of seven hills, though, so bring comfortable shoes and be prepared for a few up climbs – the views from the top will make it worth your while!
Free Lunch and time to explore Lisboa on your own or simply relax at the Hotel.
Transfer to Hotel in Lisboa.
Day 08
Departure
Transfer from Hotel in Lisboa to Airport of Lisboa.
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Dates & Prices


DATES

15 - 22 november 2021


PRICE

4 pax: 1065,00€/person
5-6 pax: 999,00€/person
7-8 pax: 799,00€/person

Single Supplement:
Normal Season: 270,00€
High Season: 320,00€
 

More Information

Included

8 days
7 nights at 3, 4 and 5 Stars hotels (or similar)
7 Breakfasts at the hotel
Standard Group Arrival Transfer:  from Porto Airport to Hotel in Porto (from 09:00 to 17:00) on Day 01
All transports by Vans, Mini-Bus or Cars from Porto airport to Lisbon airport
Daily transfers from and to the hotel by Vans, Mini-bus or cars
Luggage transfers (one piece of luggage per person)
English speaking Guide (same guide all trip)
Guided visits to Porto, Lisboa, Coimbra, Batalha, Nazaré and Óbidos               
Guided visit and wine tasting cellar visit and taste in Porto on day 02 and day 3
Transfer from Quinta do Tedo (Pinhão) for a boat trip in Douro River on day 03 (for interested clients doing a boat trip)
Train Ride from Régua to Pinhão on day 03
Lunch at Porto wine estate in Douro Valley on day 03
Entrance at Unesco Batalha Monastery on day 05
Standard Group Departure Transfer:  from hotel in Lisbon to Lisbon Airport (from 09:00 to 17:00) on Day 08
24 hours support line

For an upgrade of lodgings, please feel free to contact us!

 
Not Included

All item not mentioned in “ Program includes”
Personal equipment
Other personal expenses
Flights
Non standard transfer
Hotel city tax at Porto hotel and Lisbon Hotel
Sea View or superior room supplements
Tips
Lunches
Day 1: Lunch at Porto
Day 2: Lunch at Porto
Day 4: Lunch at Coimbra
Day 5 - Lunch at Nazaré
Day 6 - Lunch at Sintra
All dinners

 

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