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A Tale of Two Cities: Exploring Northern PortugalFrom Porto to Lisbon, this nine-day trip whisks you off to Douro Valley vineyards, secret beaches and Jurassic-age headlands.
Starts AtPorto
Ends AtLisbon
Duration9 days
Group SizeMaximum 16
Physical Rating
Light
Style
Discovery
Starts AtPorto
Ends AtLisbon
Duration9 days
Group SizeMaximum 16
Physical Rating
Light
Style
Discovery
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About Your Trip

Immerse yourself in the most vibrant cities in Portugal – Porto and Lisbon – on this leisurely nine-day trip. You’ll have the chance to sip fine wine in two leading wine regions, the Douro Valley and the lesser-known Alentejo. Beyond the lush vineyards, you’ll trace the wild Atlantic coastline, where you'll find miles of white sand beaches and turquoise water. Tuck into regional delicacies – such as the heavenly pasteis de belem – on a culinary walking tour, plus float down the River Douro on a rabelo boat ride. Experience an authentic side to northern Portugal.

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Trip Highlights

  • 1
    Sample the best bites in Porto on a culinary walking tour
  • 2
    Float down the vineyard-lined Douro Valley on a rabelo
  • 3
    Taste vinho verde wine in the lesser-known Alentejo region
  • 4
    Watch the sunset in the hip surf town of Comporta
  • 5
    Stroll along the secluded beaches of Sesimbra
  • 6
    Picnic with a view on a Lisbon hilltop
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Your Itinerary

What's Included

  • Eight nights twin-share accommodation
  • Private and local transport
  • Eight breakfasts, one lunch, two dinners
  • Local Insider
  • Porto culinary walking tour
  • Matosinhos cycle tour
  • Douro Valley hike
  • River Douro rabelo ride
  • Quinta da Pacheca wine tasting
  • Coimbra visit
  • Arrábida Natural Park hike and drive
  • Azeitão and pasteis de belem tasting
  • Lisbon walking tour
  • Miradouros picnic
  • Lisbon tram ride
  • Belem walking tour
  • Alentejo winery tour and tasting

Accommodation

Hotel Moon & Sun, PortoThe award-winning Hotel Moon & Sun offers contemporary surroundings in the heart of Porto. Plush rooms are decked out with crisp white linen and blackout curtains for a good night’s sleep. As night falls, toast the moon on the rooftop terrace, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Quinta da Pacheca, LamegoWine lovers will enjoy a stay at this hotel in the lush Douro Valley. Highlights include a wine cellar with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the 75ha (185-acre) vineyard, primed for tastings. Don’t miss the guided meditation and pilates sessions by the tempting outdoor pool.
Troia Design Hotel, TroiaYou can’t miss this hotel with its undulating blue curves, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean near Comporta. Inside, you’ll find luxe rooms with expansive sea views. Indulge in a massage at the award-winning spa or order a martini at the on-site casino.
Hotel My Story Figueira, LisbonBe inspired to write your own story surrounded by sleek mid-century modern décor in this historic hotel on Rossio Square in Lisbon. Splashing fountains and flower stalls will greet you as you breakfast on the outdoor patio.

Covid Safety

Your safety and wellbeing are our top priority, so we’ve put the following measures in place on all our TRIPS:
  • Our average group size is 10 people (max 18), which gives you all the security of being in a group whilst avoiding a crowd.
  • Our private vehicles have daily assigned seating, and every day they undergo deep cleaning of all surfaces.
  • Where possible, we use small/ boutique accommodation – this means fewer guests and reduced exposure to other travellers.
  • We require all accommodation providers to share protocols around the extra health and hygiene measures they are taking.
  • Included activities are exclusive to our group wherever possible, to minimise contact with others.
  • Covid-19 negative test results or vaccine certificates may be required. Please check the entry requirements for the destination you are travelling to. Our travel experts can assist you in finding this information.
  • We recommend you confirm all guidance on official government sites and check that you are able to travel with your travel insurance issuer. Your travel insurance may be invalidated if you travel against government advice. Our travel experts can assist you in finding this information.

Important Info

  • You must be aged 25 years or over to join this trip.
  • Please be sure to check whether or not you need a visa to enter the country you're travelling to. Please refer to our Booking Terms & Conditions for further information.
  • If you have any pre-existing medical conditions or accessibility requirements, please notify our Customer Support team as soon as possible.
  • We won't charge you extra if you travel alone – you'll be allocated a twin room with another traveller of the same gender.
  • To upgrade to a private room, share a room with a friend, or book pre- and post-trip accommodation and/or airport transfers, please contact our Customer Support team.
  • Please be aware that travel insurance is compulsory for all travellers.
  • Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. While unlikely, these changes can happen due to circumstances beyond our control. We will always do our best to ensure minimal impact on your experience.
  • Please be aware images on this page are for illustrative purposes and may not reflect your itinerary exactly.

Additional Info

Book today with a small deposit
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