North 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 flowing to the Atlantic at Porto.

Historic towns and villages are strung like pearls along each river as they flow east, through vineyards, to the Atlantic coast and its invigorating beaches.

You’ll find World heritage culture in Porto, Guimaraes and the Douro valley, and stunning scenery, delicious local gastronomy and a warm welcome wherever you go.

Map of Portugal Touring Holidays
Photo of Dom Luis I Bridge - Porto
Real travel within easy reach

Numerous flights from the UK direct to Portugal mean that the country has never been easier to get to.

Direct flights to Porto, Lisboa or Santiago de Compostela make point-to-point touring in 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 Portuguese 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 tour Douro and Dao wine regions

3 stops - Round trip Porto, Douro & Dão

A compact tour taking in the main wine  regions of north central Portugal from famous Porto & Douro to lesser-known but charming Dão.

7 days

7 days minimum but extra nights can be added as required

From £450 to £800 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 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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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 Camino Portugues from Lisboa

6 stops – Lisboa to Santiago & finish in Porto

The Portugues Way – packs a lot into one of the shortest, and perhaps the prettiest, of the pilgrim ways to Santiago de Compostela.

14 days

14 days minimum but extra nights can be added as required

From £1150 to £1450 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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Photo of Porto - Dom Luis I Bridge
Photo of Santander to Porto - Circular Tour

7 stops - Round trip Santander to Porto & return by coast

An epic adventure! Bring your own car or motorbike to Santander and cut a swathe right through the heart of Spain to Porto on the Atlantic coast.

14 days

14 days minimum but extra nights can be added as required

From £1150 to £1450 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

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

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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.

Price per person shown includes:

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

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Oporto
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 North Portugal 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. To really get to grips with the north of Portugal the Caminando North Portugal combining city stops & natural highlights, is the one for you.

For a short tour focusing on cities and culture in the north the Taste of north Portugal tour is ideal.

Some tours loosely follow the Camino de Santiago. In the north our short version Porto to Santiago  takes around 10 days whilst the full tour from Lisboa to Santiago takes a fortnight.

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.

To combine the charms of Portugal with those of Spain we have devised a ‘dash’ from Santander to Porto and back via the coast- ideally suited for those coming by ferry. Alternatively you might want to try the Best of the North-West tour or North-west Iberia with Madrid – or, of course the Camino Portugues to Santiago.

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