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Highlights of Portugal

From £1270 for 8 days
Trip Overview
Take in the highlights of the sun-kissed splendour of Portugal on an eight-day sightseeing adventure from Porto to Lisbon. Taste port in its birthplace, explore riverfront Coimbra and its historic university, and weave through the verdant countryside all the way to the capital. From the leafy Schist Villages to a traditional Fado show, you’ll be experiencing the best of Portugal’s arts and culture. Oh yes – they have pretty good custard tarts too. Put Portugal on your itinerary today with a small-group journey that gets you to the places you need to see.
Essential Info
Starts: Porto
Ends: Lisbon
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery, Culture & Festivals
Trip Code: IZMSZ
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Portugal
What's Included

Meals

5 Breakfasts included

Transport

Train,Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (6 nights),Guesthouse (1 night)

Trip Highlights

•   Take a walk through the idyllic coastal city of Porto and understand why the birthplace of fortified wine is renowned for its narrow lanes, charming buildings and delicious cuisine.

•   Explore the country’s oldest university when discovering the historic riverfront city of Coimbra – once the capital of Portugal.

•   Take in all the highlights of Portugal’s arts and culture scene with an included traditional Fado show in Coimbra.

•   Walk through the secluded Schist Villages, hidden between the mountain slopes, and consider the option of an authentic cooking class run by local residents.

•   Join your leader in Lisbon for sunset views over a picnic of local cheese and wine – this is European living.

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 2nd May 2020
Returning: 9th May 2020
£1,275pp
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Limited Availability
4 spaces
Departing: 23rd May 2020
Returning: 30th May 2020
£1,275pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 6th Jun 2020
Returning: 13th Jun 2020
£1,295pp
G
Limited Availability
2 spaces
Departing: 4th Jul 2020
Returning: 11th Jul 2020
£1,295pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 1st Aug 2020
Returning: 8th Aug 2020
£1,295pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 29th Aug 2020
Returning: 5th Sep 2020
£1,295pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 12th Sep 2020
Returning: 19th Sep 2020
£1,345pp
G
Limited Availability
4 spaces
Departing: 10th Oct 2020
Returning: 17th Oct 2020
£1,295pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 1st May 2021
Returning: 8th May 2021
£1,270pp
Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to Portugal! Stretching along the banks of the River Douro, Porto is one of Portugal's most romantic cities. Known for majestic bridges, medieval riverside district with its cobbled streets, merchants’ houses and cafes, Porto is also well known for one more thing; surprise surprise – Porto is the birthplace of the fortified wine, port. Today, there’s an important welcome meeting at 6 pm where you’ll meet your group leader and fellow travellers. After your meeting, why not get the crew together and head out to an optional dinner – your group leader will know of some great spots to go.
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