Porto and Central Portugal
Portugal was born in the North; the region has beautiful and diverse landscapes, ancient and unique traditions, castles and palaces and endless heritage. The North has two wine regions, Vinho Verde and the Douro Valley that, combined with the richness of its gastronomy, create a unique experience.
Porto • Aveiro • Viseu • Fundão • Covilhã • Coimbra
Day 1 Fly from the UK to Porto. Then transfer to the hotel with guide assistance.
Day 2 A guided morning walking tour through the historical area and city centre. Visit to the former Stock Exchange Palace. Afternoon visit to the wine cellars.
Day 3 Excursion to Aveiro. Known as the 'Portuguese Venice', the city is dominated by the Ria de Aveiro, that can be navigated by boarding a moliceiro and floating along the canals of the lagoon. The Art Nouveau houses decorate the banks and can be seen closely on foot. Afternoon visit to a salt producer.
Day 4 Depart for Viseu and visit to the city’s historic centre. Continue to Covilhã and check-in.
Day 5 Excursion to Fundão, meeting with a local guide for a full day visiting an artisan potter, olive oil producer, a cheesemaker with tasting experiences of wine, olive oil and DOP cheeses.
Day 6 Depart for Seia and visit to the Bread Museum. Afternoon visit to the Schist Villages. Geographically this area stands out within Portugal, the hills forming a horizon to horizon 'sea of mountains'. Continue to Coimbra and check-in.
Day 7 Visit to Coimbra before lunch. Then transfer to the airport.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Hotel Vila Galé Porto
Located in the heart of Porto and renovated in 2015. This modern hotel has cinema as its inspiration, the common areas are decorated with pictures that recall iconic movie scenes, renowned directors and famous actors. Facilities include a restaurant and two bars.
• 4 star • 292 bedrooms • Free Wi-Fi
• Indoor swimming pool
Your tour includes:
• Return flights from the UK to Porto
• Return airport/hotel transfers
• 3 nights half board in Porto
• 2 nights half board in Covilhã
• 1 night half board in Coimbra
• Coach travel/excursions/admissions
as detailed in the itinerary
• English speaking guides
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