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A Tale of Two Cities: Exploring Northern Portugal

From 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
Book today with a £100/person deposit
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
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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.

Funicular Dos Guindais and Picturesque Houses of Porto City
Pastéis De Belém
Cafe on The Ramparts of The Ponte De Dom Luis I Bridge on The Douro River at Porto
University of Coimbra
Douro River Valley Vineyards
Picnic
Cruising River Douro with A Traditional Boat Called barco Rabelo
National Park Arrabida in Setubal
Lisbon Alfama Taverna Do St Antonio Hillside Pub

Trip Highlights

  • 1
    Cycle down the Douro river to the Atlantic coast, from Porto to Matosinhos
  • 2
    Float down the vineyard-lined Douro Valley on a rabelo boat
  • 3
    Sample locally produced wine in the lesser-known Alentejo region
  • 4
    Watch the sunset from the Troia Peninsula
  • 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

  • One night Douro Valley winery accommodation
  • Three nights boutique hotel accommodation
  • Four nights premium hotel 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

The 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

Wine 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

You 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

Be 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.

Book today with a £100/person deposit
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com