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Experience more with so much included

  • Guided tour of Lisbon with its magnificent squares, Baixa and Moorish quarters, including a visit to the astounding Monastery of Jeronimos
  • Visit to Sintra and its Royal Palace including entrance fees – summer residence of the Portuguese monarchy
  • Guided tour of Oporto, centre of the port wine trade, including a visit and tasting at Taylor’s wine lodge
  • Full day touring the Douro, one of Europe’s most dramatically beautiful river valleys
  • See the holy shrine of Fatima and visit Coimbra University, one of Europe’s oldest seats of learning with its astonishing gilded Baroque library, with entrance fees included
  • Visit the 13th century walled city of Obidos, with its cobbled streets and lofty medieval fortifications
  • Escorted by our experienced tour manager
  • Seven nights in four and five-star accommodation including all local taxes, with breakfast and three dinners
  • Return travel from a selection of regional airports and transfers to and from your hotel included

Selected departures up to October 2019 & April to October 2020

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At a Glance
7 nights in 4 to 5-star accommodation
Return flights & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
Daily breakfast & 3 dinners (1 at Royal Bridges Hotel)
Expert tour manager
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

You’ll discover the real Portugal on this tour – a rich and varied country with a proud history that’s admirably reflected in the many fascinating places we visit. Inland Portugal, long overlooked on European itineraries, has only recently been brought to the discerning traveller’s attention. It’s one of the world’s oldest countries, Britain’s longest ally and has been ruled by the Romans, Visigoths, by the remarkable Moors and almost every other race of invaders ever since, with all leaving their legacies. Without doubt the country’s most defining period was the Middle Ages. A succession of maritime explorers pioneered by Henry the Navigator and Vasco da Gama discovered the sea route to India, thus passing the Ottoman Empire. They created hugely profitable links with today’s Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and even Japan – then the most closed of societies. Returning with gold, silks, spices, fine furniture and exquisite porcelain, selling it to Europe’s aristocracy for a fortune they created the world’s richest country.

With the discovery of yet more gold in Brazil, huge newfound wealth financed the building of palaces, fine monasteries and cathedrals - many of which we visit on this thought provoking tour. This Golden Age lasted until its eclipse by greater powers during the late 17th century, at which point Portugal slipped into centuries of relative obscurity as the world’s political centre moved first to northern Europe and then to other continents. Portugal today is a country of great contrasts; it’s modern in many ways, yet still has one foot very firmly set in its traditional past. Full of history and appeal, and spared from large-scale industrialisation or re-development, its remarkably well preserved medieval towns with their tiny cobbled streets are truly delightful.

Set on the very edge of Europe, its scenery is just as stunning and dramatic. You’ll experience it in full - from its coastal forests, wild seascapes, fertile fields and dramatic valleys to sweeping biscuit-coloured hillsides covered with olive trees, fragrant pine forests and lush meadows.

Your Itinerary

Lisbon, Oporto & the Douro Valley

Price Includes

The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability at the relevant supplement. The price includes return flights, seven nights accommodation, daily breakfast and three dinners (or one dinner if staying at the Royal Bridges Hotel) all tours as mentioned, all local accommodation taxes, all transfers and the services of a Riviera Travel tour manager.

Save £167 when you choose Riviera Travel

Our Lisbon, Porto & the Douro Valley tour ticks all the boxes ✓

Our carefully crafted group tours offer superb value. We take care of all your holiday arrangements from the moment you contact us until you return home. Our superb tour managers and guides will share eye-opening insights to connect you with the heart of your destination. You'll really learn far more from them than you would in any guidebook. 

  When you book with Riviera Travel If you book independently
Return flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon ✓ Included £213
1 hold bag ✓ Included £55
3 nights in the four-star Tivoli Oriente Hotel in Lisbon, with breakfast ✓ Included £227
3 nights in the four-star Royal Bridges Hotel in Porto, with breakfast ✓ Included £338
1 night in the five-star Pousada Hotel, with breakfast ✓ Included £108
Return airport transfers ✓ Included £37
Dinner for 1 night in Porto ✓ Included £26
Portuguese City Taxes ✓ Included £10
Transport by bus from Lisbon to Porto, and from Porto to Lisbon ✓ Included £33
A guided tour of Lisbon ✓ Included £31
A visit to the hillside town of Sintra ✓ Included £42
A guided tour of Porto ✓ Included £33
A visit and tasting at Taylor's wine lodge ✓ Included £13
A full-day tour of the Douro valley ✓ Included £57
A visit to Coimbra University ✓ Included £33
35 years of Riviera Travel experience ✓ Included Not included
Dedicated Riviera Travel tour manager throughout ✓ Included Not included
Tour headsets on guided tours ✓ Included Not included
24hr assistance overseas ✓ Included Not included
ABTA and ATOL protection ✓ Included Not included
Total £1,089 £1,256
Saving per person when you book with Riviera Travel £167
All costs verified on 14/05/19 for the 26th September 2019 departure.

Personalise Your Holiday

tuk tuk
 

A private tuk tuk for two - from £39 per person

Enjoy a one-hour ride around Lisbon seeing the sights from a different perspective! A fun way to get around the city.

Useful Information

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: £100 per person
  • Flight time:  Approx. 3 hrs to 3 hrs 20 mins
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Time zone: GMT
  • Country: Portugal

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Arrival airport First hotel location Transfer time Final hotel location Departure airport Transfer time
Lisbon Airport Lisbon 45 mins Cascais Lisbon Airport 1 hr


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