Join us for independent touring on your escorted holiday in Portugal — home to many of history’s great explorers. With so much to see and do in this beautiful country, it’s hard to imagine why anyone would leave to discover the world! From the international flair of Lisbon, to the cobblestone charm of Obidos, to the history of Coimbra, and the wine cellars of Oporto, your Tour Director will point you in the right direction to discover a new world of your own!
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Day 1: Arrive in Lisbon, Portugal
Soak up the Capital Sights. Time to dive in and explore this capital city-easy to navigate, both on foot and with public transport. Feel free to get started enjoying Lisbon’s highlights. Hop on a ride on Tram number 28, see the Belem Tower, or take the Santa Justa Lift. Simply tap your CosmosGO app for directions and suggestions, or find a relaxing spot to soak up the rich Portuguese culture. Your Tour Director will be available in the early evening to provide suggestions on how to make the most of your time throughout your tour.
Hotel: Roma, 3 nights
Day 2: Lisbon – Food, Glorious Food
Today, we offer the option to join us on a guided walking tour of the city, with insight into life in Lisbon in the past and in the present. if you are passionate about food, you’ll want to purchase an evening culinary experience to learn how to prepare some traditional Portuguese delicacies and the fine art of enjoying them in good company. Myaccount makes it easy to secure your reservation for optional activities.
Day 3: Lisbon – A Little Night Music
Now that Lisbon has captured your heart, enjoy another full day to discover more! There are countless museums to visit, quaint cafes for lingering, or how about a romantic boat trip on the Tagus river? if you prefer to venture out into the landscapes, we suggest you join our optional excursion to Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At day’s end, celebrate with Lisbon’s exciting nightlife, maybe listening to passionate live fado music.
Day 4: Lisbon — Obidos — Coimbra
Learning from the Locals. Leaving the capital, we follow the Atlantic coast to stop in charming Obidos, a labyrinth of cobbled streets surrounded by medieval fortress walls. Later, we head to Coimbra, known for its historical university, still attracting students from around the world. This university town makes for lively nightlife, with many bars and restaurants.
Day 5: Coimbra — Porto
A Life of Art-A Love of Wine. Porto’s connection with Port wine is undeniable, but that’s just one aspect of this colourful city. Built on the banks of the Douro River, it’s been an inspiration for art and culture for centuries; from traditional azulejos to graffiti, you’ll see evidence of its artistic history around every corner. We recommend our optional walking tour with a local guide, highlighting the twists, turns, and secrets of this fascinating city, including a sample of its gastronomic delicacies and a wine tasting session.
Day 6: Porto – Creative Arts and the River of Gold
Take advantage of your time in Porto to explore the city your way. Your Tour Director is on hand with suggestions, and your CosmosGO app shows you the way. Walk the Ribeira District, the oldest of the city, a labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets, ancient houses and bags of character, take a boat tour on the Douro river or join an optional excursion. Enjoy the city’s buzzing nightlife, or a local meal in a restaurant overlooking the river.
Day 7: Porto
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|June: 07, 14||$1,229.00||$1,546.00|
|August: 16, 23||$1,229.00||$1,546.00|
|Transport:||Luxury air-conditioned coach|
|Accommodation:||6 nights accommodation|
|Guide:||Professional Tour Director|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.