Portugal Explorer


  • 7 days

  • Spain and Portugal

  • Leisurely pace

Tour : 7560

From

£539 pp

Tour only

Based on 8th Nov 2020

From

£685 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Gatwick

Overview

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Join us for à la carte touring on your escorted vacation 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!

Your escorted tour of Portugal begins in the capital city of Lisbon. Enjoy three nights in this dramatic seaside city, with lots of free time to dine, explore, and enjoy its nightlife. You can also choose an optional walking tour of the cobblestone streets, or find other excursions on MyCosmos. Travel along the Atlantic coast to stop within the medieval walls of Obidos on your way to lively Coimbra. Your CosmosGO mobile app is full of directions and recommendations for the best eateries and bars. On to the artistic city of Oporto, an artist’s haven and colorful ceramic tilework to the city’s famed street art and prolific graffiti. The real star of this region, of course, is its Port wine. You can reserve your space on our optional walking tour of Oporto, with lunch and wine-tasting in a local winery. Tap your CosmosGO mobile app for the best eateries and libations with optional guided tours of Portugal’s colorful and culinary delights!

This tour is from our new Cosmos Lite range, which offers all the hassle-free features of a Cosmos holiday while leaving the itinerary, pace and budget up to you. Learn more

Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts

Arrive in Lisbon, Portugal

Day
1

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.

Lisbon

Day
2

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. MyCOSMOS makes it easy to secure your reservation for optional activities.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Lisbon

Day
3

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Lisbon—Obidos—Coimbra

Day
4

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. Today’s Distance: 137 mi/ 220 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Coimbra—Porto

Day
5

A Life of Art—A Love of Wine
Porto’s connection with Port wine is undeniable, but that’s just one aspect of this colorful 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.
Today’s Distance: 78 mi/ 125 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Porto

Day
6

Creative Arts and the Legend of the Cockerel
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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Porto

Day
7

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

From

£539 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach

Tour with flights

From

£685 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • All airport taxes

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