Cities of Portugal Tour PO11

Cities of Portugal –  Lisboa, Coimbra, Porto

Based on 7 nights self-drive independent tour in Portugal

Lisboa, Coimbra, Porto – three magnificent, exciting cities in one compact tour.

Lisboa, Portugal’s great capital city, once gateway to the oceans is now the height of fashion with its fado-filled taverns, charming neighbourhoods and pretty trams struggling up vertiginous hills.

Smaller and more accessible Coimbra, home to Portugal’s oldest University, has much to offer with medieval convents and churches, museums and art galleries.

Finish your trip in Porto, the country’s second city with its famous Old Town and Ribeira neighbourhoods and wine lodges lining the bank of the Douro river.

The full route takes a week but you can do as little, or as much, as you like.

Tour Highlights:

  • Lively bars, outdoor cafes, buzzing restaurants, fado shows – Portugal’s cities are full of life!
  • Lisboa, Sintra and the beaches nearby
  • Coimbra University – buildings, views & student culture
  • Porto’s Old Town and Ribeira
  • Wild Atlantic coast – never far away!
  • World-class food & wines throughout

£600 - £790* per person

* Indicative prices (including car hire – flights not included). 

Photo of tram in Lisboa

Day 1 to 3 – Lisboa & around

  • Hop a tram and explore Portugal’s exciting capital
  • Rossio square and train station
  • Skip out to Sintra, and the beaches of Cascais & Aldeia do Meco
  • Bar hop in Bairro Alto, dine in style in Chiado
  • Mosteiro dos Jéronimos – a Manueline delight
Photo of Coimbra University

Day 4 & 5 – Coimbra

  • Coimbra University – stunning buildings, stunning views, fascinating museums
  • Sé Velha, Portuguese Romanesque at its finest
  • Take in a fado show – Coimbra style of course
  • Jewish Quarter – especially magical by night
  • Roman ruins at Conímbriga
Porto ribeira

Day 6 & 7 – Porto 

  • Ribeira, Porto’s fascinating historic centre, a World Heritage site
  • Cross the impressive Dom Luis I iron bridge to the Port Wine Lodges
  • Art for all from finest museums to simple galleries
  • Walk the lanes, sail the river, live and breathe Porto
  • Ferry to Afurada and the golden beach of Estrela

What’s included

The itinerary includes the following:

  • Accommodation in our listed hotels – 2 sharing 1 std. double ensuite, B&B
  • Economy 4dr car hire
  • Regional map and guide book
  • Instructions to find all accommodation & regional road map

Not included:

  • Flights – but we are able to advise
  • One-way car hire charges, where applicable (see your quote email)
  • The following car hire extras – these can be added at pick-up point
    • extra driver
    • Portuguese toll device (we highly recommend to take this service)
    • child seats
    • GPS
  • Garage parking where applicable (mostly city stops) – please ask us about parking charges

Travel info

Getting there

Fly directly to Lisboa / Lisbon and hire a car – the best options are:

From London Gatwick: Easyjet or TAP Portugal
From London Stansted: Ryanair
From London Heathrow: British Airways or TAP Portugal
From Luton: Easyjet
From Edinburgh: Easyjet
From Liverpool: Easyjet
From Manchester: Ryanair or TAP Portugal
From Bristol: Easyjet
From Dublin: Ryanair or Aer Lingus
From Glasgow: Ryanair

Or fly directly to Porto / Oporto and hire a car – the best options are:

From London Gatwick: TAP Portugal, Easyjet or British Airways
From London Stansted: Ryanair
From London Heathrow: TAP Portugal, British Airways
From Edinburgh: Ryanair
From Liverpool: Ryanair
From Manchester: Easyjet
From Birmingham: Ryanair
From Luton: Easyjet
From Briston: Easyjet
From Dublin: Ryanair

PLEASE NOTE some flights are seasonal.

NB: Flights are not included


Getting around

As part of your package we will include a hire car. Normally we include a 4 door economy class car but please let us know if you would like something different.

What our clients say


Perfectly paced tour of North and Central Portugal. Excellent choice of accommodation. Extremely helpful information.

Client 2018

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