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Portugal & the Azores

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Trip Overview
Take in the different sides of Portugal and its sun-kissed splendour on a 14-day exploration of the highlights and some lesser-known outposts. Taste port in its birthplace, explore riverfront Coimbra and its historic university, and weave through the verdant countryside all the way to the capital, Lisbon. Venture far into the Atlantic to see the rolling blue hydrangeas of Faial, the steep cliffs of Sao Jorge and the black volcanic soil under the vineyards of Pico in the Azores, offering a delightful insight into both island and Portuguese living. Discover some new sides to ancient Portugal on this diverse adventure.
Essential Info
Starts: Porto
Ends: Faial Island / Horta
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery, Walking
Trip Code: IZMSPC
Countries visited: Portugal, Azores
What's Included

Meals

11 Breakfasts included
1 Lunches included

Transport

Train,Private vehicle,Plane,Ferry,Boat,On Foot,Taxi

Accommodation

Hotel (12 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.

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

•   Admire beautiful green pastures as you drive along roads bordered with flowers on your excursion to Capelinhos volcano.

•   Enjoy a whale-watching tour on a small-boat excursion with an experienced guide who’ll offer insights into the lives of these amazing creatures.

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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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