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
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£825 p/p

* Indicative mid-season price for 7 nights (including car hire – between Lisboa & Porto - flights not included) in our suggested hotels.

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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
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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
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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
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The itinerary includes the following:

  • Accommodation in our listed hotels – 2 sharing 1 std. double ensuite, B&B
  • Economy 4dr car hire
  • Regional guide book
  • Personal Travel App including highlights, weather forecast and restaurant suggestions for all areas en-route
  • Instructions to find all accommodation

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

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 or Wizzair
From Edinburgh: Easyjet or Ryanair
From Manchester: Ryanair, Easyjet or TAP Portugal
From Bristol: Easyjet
From Dublin: Ryanair, TAP or Aer Lingus

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

From London Gatwick: TAP Portugal or Easyjet
From London Stansted: Ryanair
From Liverpool: Ryanair
From Manchester: Easyjet, TAP or Ryanair
From Birmingham: Ryanair
From Luton: Easyjet
From Bristol: Easyjet
From Dublin: Ryanair and TAP

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.

AITO reviews

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

Client 2018

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