Picturesque Portugal

Classic Touring

8 Days from £1,319

Was from £1,319

Apr 2019 - Oct 2019 Departures

​Discover charming old towns, golden sands and tempting local delicacies on this wonderful holiday, which includes visits to bustling Oporto, historical Lisbon and Aveiro – the 'Venice of Portugal'. Taste port wine and traditional pastries, and delve into the diverse highlights that await in the Douro Valley, including a memorable cruise along the river.

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Your holiday at a glance

CLASSIC TOURING
ALL BREAKFASTS
ALL EXCURSIONS INCLUDED

What's included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host 
  • Return flights from Gatwick with TAP Air Portugal 
  • 7 nights in 3 and 4-star hotels 
  • 9 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners 
  • All excursions included
  • Specialist Local Guide 
  • Welcome & farewell drink
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation 
  • Porterage 
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • Audio Guide

Included excursions

  • ​Oporto tour including a river cruise 
  • Visit to the famous port wine cellars with tasting 
  • Douro Valley, including visits to Guimarães, Mateus & Pinhao
  • Tours of Viseu & Aveiro 
  • Coimbra & Óbidos 
  • Lisbon including tasting of pastéis de Belém 
  • Sintra & Cascais

Your itinerary

​Fly to Oporto. On arrival at your hotel, enjoy a welcome dinner with your travelling companions​.

​Oporto is a lively city set on a great gorge of the River Douro known for the production of port wine. We'll explore the city on today's tour, taking in the Baroque Clérigos Church, whose soaring bell tower can be glimpsed throughout the city, before stepping inside the famous Lello Bookstore (at an additional cost). One of the country's oldest bookshops and amongst the best in the world, this is sure to be a memorable stop on our tour. Perhaps join some of your fellow travellers for lunch before we continue our exploration with a visit to the town's old quarters, Ribeira, and the neo-classical Stock Exchange Palace.
Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Douro – a chance to enjoy fantastic views of Oporto and Vila Nova de Gaia, which line the banks of the river. Admire the six bridges that unite these two delightful towns before stepping ashore in Gaia, also famed for its production of port wine, which is made exclusively in the Douro Valley. What better way to end the day than with a visit to one of the town's numerous port wine cellars for a tasting of this sweet red wine, before heading back to the hotel.​

​With a UNESCO-listed historic centre, Guimarães is the proud birthplace of Afonso Henriques, Portugal's first independent king. We'll head here today where there will be the opportunity to discover castle ruins, charming narrow streets and the beautiful square of Largo da Oliveira. After time to explore and enjoy lunch, we'll head to Vila Real to discover the 18th century Mateus Palace (entrance included). We'll also take in Pinhão's pretty train station, decorated with tiled panels depicting traditional scenes of the Douro region, before finally reaching our hotel in the Douro Valley.​

​A delightful city with a well-preserved historical centre and a maze of cobbled streets, Viseu is our destination this morning as we leave the Douro Valley behind us. We'll then continue to Aveiro, known as the 'Venice of Portugal' and one of the world's most beautiful destinations. Admire the traditional seaweed-harvesting 'moliceiro' boats, stunning natural lagoons and elegant 19th century architecture, before we finally reach Coimbra for an overnight stay.​

​Today we'll explore Coimbra, the medieval capital of Portugal for over 100 years. Discover one of the oldest universities in Europe, with its magnificent baroque-style library and the New Cathedral – the current bishopric seat of the city. Next we'll visit Óbidos, surrounded by an old wall flanked by round towers and square bastions. The town was given by King Denis to his young wife, a gesture that was repeated by future monarchs until 1833. We'll explore the town, which is also known for its unique cherry liqueur, before finally heading to Lisbon for 3 nights​.

​The beautiful Alto do Parque Belvedere offers brilliant views over Lisbon, and we'll head here to gaze over the city this morning. Admire the bronze statue of the Marques of Pombal, who rebuilt Lisbon after the 1755 earthquake, and explore the historic Rossio Square. A walking tour of the historic centre will introduce us to the magnificent St George Castle, which watches over the city from a towering hill, and Lisbon Cathedral – the city's oldest church and a National Monument. Next we'll explore the cobbled alleys and steep stairways of the ancient Alfama district, where you can view the iconic Belém Tower, the imposing St Jerome Monastery and the Monument to the Discoveries, before savouring the opportunity to sample the 'pastéis de Belém' – a deliciously sweet pastry served at Belém's famous pastry shop​.

​Sintra is an enchanting town with a fascinating UNESCO-listed centre, and it's also our first stop on today's tour. See the spectacular Sintra National Palace where there will be free time to enter the palace and explore further if you wish (payable locally) or enjoy a spot of lunch before before we begin our journey back to Lisbon. En route, we'll stop at Cape Roca – the most westerly point of Continental Europe – and Cascais, an ancient fishing village which has been transformed into a cosmopolitan hotspot with its gorgeous beaches, picturesque gardens and pedestrianised old town. Just before we reach Lisbon, we'll experience a panoramic tour of Estoril, once a summer retreat for royal families and now known for its sandy beaches and popular casino. This evening we'll gather together for a farewell dinner, the perfect finalé to your Portuguese holiday.​

​You'll fly back to the UK today.​

Accommodation

Located in Porto, close to the metro station, the hotel is only a 10 minute walk away from the famous Rua de Santa Catarina. Hotel facilities include restaurant and bar, as well as Health Club with a heated indoor pool, sauna and gym. Bedrooms have private facilities.
Located on the Douro, the hotel offers fantastic views over the river. Hotel facilities include a restaurant and a bar, as well as an outdoor pool. Bedrooms have private facilities.
The hotel is located in the city beside the River Mondego and is a ten minute walk from the centre of Coimbra. Hotel facilities include an outdoor pool, restaurant and bar. Bedrooms have private facilities.
Your hotel is located in front of the Tagus River and 10 minutes away from the historic city centre. The hotel was renovated in 2014 with modern décor inspired by opera. Many of its rooms offer spectacular views onto the Tagus River. Facilities include a restaurant, bar and Health club. Bedrooms have private facilities.

Hotel Vila Gale Porto

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Dates and Prices

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TOUR DURATION

DEPARTURE DATE

DEPARTURE

PRICE FROM

STATUS

 

8 days

Monday 08 April 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,214

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8 days

Monday 06 May 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,234

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8 days

Monday 03 June 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,234

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8 days

Monday 02 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,244

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8 days

Monday 16 September 2019

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£1,214

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8 days

Monday 07 October 2019

£1,144

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DEPARTING FROM

DEPARTURE DATE

DEPARTURE

PRICE FROM

STATUS

 

London (Gatwick)

Monday 08 April 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,389

Available

Outbound
Tap Air Portugal

Monday 08 April 2019

Departs

12:00 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

14:20 Oporto (F Sa Carneiro)

Operated by

Tap Air Portugal

Inbound
Tap Air Portugal - TP

Monday 15 April 2019

Departs

12:55 Lisbon (Portela)

Arrives

15:35 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Tap Air Portugal

London (Gatwick)

Monday 06 May 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,409

Available

Outbound
Tap Air Portugal

Monday 06 May 2019

Departs

12:00 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

14:20 Oporto (F Sa Carneiro)

Operated by

Tap Air Portugal

Inbound
Tap Air Portugal - TP

Monday 13 May 2019

Departs

12:55 Lisbon (Portela)

Arrives

15:35 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Tap Air Portugal

London (Gatwick)

Monday 03 June 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,409

Available

Outbound
Tap Air Portugal

Monday 03 June 2019

Departs

11:50 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

14:00 Oporto (F Sa Carneiro)

Operated by

Tap Air Portugal

Inbound
Tap Air Portugal - TP

Monday 10 June 2019

Departs

12:55 Lisbon (Portela)

Arrives

15:35 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Tap Air Portugal

London (Gatwick)

Monday 02 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,419

Available

Outbound
Tap Air Portugal

Monday 02 September 2019

Departs

11:50 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

14:00 Oporto (F Sa Carneiro)

Operated by

Tap Air Portugal

Inbound
Tap Air Portugal - TP

Monday 09 September 2019

Departs

12:55 Lisbon (Portela)

Arrives

15:35 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Tap Air Portugal

London (Gatwick)

Monday 16 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,389

Available

Outbound
Tap Air Portugal

Monday 16 September 2019

Departs

11:50 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

14:00 Oporto (F Sa Carneiro)

Operated by

Tap Air Portugal

Inbound
Tap Air Portugal - TP

Monday 23 September 2019

Departs

12:55 Lisbon (Portela)

Arrives

15:35 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Tap Air Portugal

London (Gatwick)

Monday 07 October 2019

£1,319

Available

Outbound
Tap Air Portugal

Monday 07 October 2019

Departs

11:50 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

14:00 Oporto (F Sa Carneiro)

Operated by

Tap Air Portugal

Inbound
Tap Air Portugal - TP

Monday 14 October 2019

Departs

12:55 Lisbon (Portela)

Arrives

15:35 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Tap Air Portugal

Local Knowledge

Take a break from your sightseeing in Coimbra and relax at one of the lively cafes in Praça do Comercio.
I love this tour because, apart from the usual pleasure of working providing people the holiday of a lifetime, Portugal is my home and so the pleasure doubles!
Ricardo Lima - Tour Manager
 
Picturesque Portugal

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Make Your Own Way

 MAKE YOUR OWN WAY

If you prefer the flexibility of booking your own flights and transfers and meeting us overseas, then you can! A price reduction of £175 applies. To book this tour without flights and transfers, please call our Holiday Advisors on 01858 898332. See terms & conditions.

 

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