Northern Portugal Touring Holidays

The essence of north Portugal lies in its three grand rivers; the Minho in the north forming the border with Spain, the sleepy yet mesmerising Lima and the Douro with the world’s oldest wine region. Historic towns and villages are strung like pearls along each river as they flow east, through vineyards, to the Atlantic Costa Verde and its invigorating beaches. You’ll find World heritage culture in Porto and Guimaraes and stunning scenery, delicious local gastronomy and a warm welcome wherever you go.

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Real travel within easy reach

Numerous flights from the UK to North Portugal mean that the region has never been easier to get to.

Direct flights to Porto, Lisbon or Santiago de Compostela make point-to-point touring in north Portugal easy. Follow the Camino de Santiago, head into or over the mountains or discover a particular region – you’re sure to find adventure

  • Independent self-drive touring with all the info and support you need
  • Bespoke itineraries – designed and organised by our experts
  • Fly to Portugal and we’ll include a hire car.
  • Stay in delightful, independent small hotels.

Choose from our north Portugal touring holidays

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Map of north Portugal one-week tour

3 stops - Porto, Douro Valley & Viana do Castelo

Highlights of Northern Portugal itinerary, discover Porto, the Douro Valley and Viana do Castelo.

7 days

We recommend 7 days but can easily be extended.

From £475 to £700 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

7 nights bed & breakfast
4 door car with excess insurance
guide book and touring map
travel app & doc manager

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Map of north Portugal Tour

5 stops - Porto, Douro, Peneda-Geres & Minho

The classic north Portugal itinerary, from Porto, up the Douro Valley, continue to the historic north and finish at the Atlantic coast and Viana do Castelo.

10 days

We recommend 10 days but can easily be extended into Galicia or mountains of the ‘Centro’ region

From £750 to £950 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

10 nights bed & breakfast
4 door car with excess insurance
guide book and touring map
travel app & doc manager

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Map of Camino del Portugues tour

5 stops - From Porto to Santiago - interleaved

An out-and-back from Porto to Santiago or vice-versa. Two countries in one trip – Portugal & Spain – a tour full of culture, art, architecture, wine, gastronomy… indulge yourself!

10 days

10 days from Porto to Santiago

From £800 - £1000 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

10 nights bed & breakfast
4 door car with excess insurance
guide book and touring map
travel app & doc manager

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Map of tour of Douro Wine Valley

3 stops - Porto and the Douro Valley

The impressive Douro Valley and Porto. Spectacular scenery, Unesco heritage sites, gastronomy and world famous wines.

7 days

Compact 7 day tour of the Douro Wine Valley – easily extended to north or south.

From £475 to £700 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

7 nights bed & breakfast
4 door car with excess insurance
guide book and touring map
travel app & doc manager

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Cross-border tours

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Map of tour - Madrid, Portugal, Galicia, Leon & Salamanca

6 stops - From Madrid to Santiago via the Douro Valley & Porto

The best of north west Spain & Portugal, starting from Madrid, through monumental Salamanca, discover northern Portugal and finish in historic Santiago de Compostela.

14 days

We recommend 14 days but can be adapted to suit your needs.

From £1000 to £1375 p.p.

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14 nights bed & breakfast
4 door car with excess insurance
guide book and touring map
travel app & doc manager

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Map of tour Portugal, Galicia, Salamanca and Leon

6 stops - Round trip Salamanca, Porto, Viana do Castelo & Leon

A circular tour full of contrasts; monumental cities, the coast, mountains and high plains, wonderful wine and food. North Portugal and north west Spain at their very best.

12 days

12 days minimum but extra nights can be added as required

From £950 to £1250 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

12 nights bed & breakfast
4 door car with excess insurance
guide book and touring map
travel app & doc manager

more details...

Bespoke Northern Portugal and cross-border Touring Holidays

Our expert team will help you plan your trip – adapting the route to fit with your flights, taking into account your personal needs and interests be it gastronomy, bird watching, wine tasting, Baroque architecture, trekking in the mountains… you name it!

Our northern Portuguese tours cover Porto, the Douro Valley wine region, the Peneda-Geres National Park, historic towns and cities including Braga and Guimaraes and the Costa Verde – Minho coast with Viana do Castelo at its heart. Some follow the Camino de Santiago (the Portuguese Way) whilst others are of our own invention.

For a short tour focusing on cities and culture, we’d recommend our Taste of Portugal tour. For a longer tour combining city stops & natural highlights, the Caminando North Portugal is the one for you.

For wine lovers our independent tour of the Douro Valley which takes in Porto as well as the Douro and Alto Douro valleys is a must – and it’s not all about the wine, there’s stunning scenery, World Heritage and delicious gastronomy from start to finish.

Alternatively combine highlights of Spain and Portugal in one tour with the Best of the North-West tour or North-west Iberia with Madrid .

Find out about our tours, the different regions, our interests and our one week tours or longer holidays.