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Postcard from Portugal

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Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Europe

  • Steady pace

  • Cosmos escorted tours

Great value escorted tours in the world's most captivating places. No other travel company matches our expertise, on-trip experiences - with a great mix of included excursions and free time - and value.

Roman ruins, grand monasteries and historic quarters compete for your attention on this journey through the charming towns and cities of Portugal. Stroll the grand plazas and narrow cobbled streets of Lisbon and sip Porto’s famous local wine.

At a glance

  • Lisbon A guided sightseeing tour of the city including the elegant Praca do Comercio and grand Jerónimos Monastery.
  • Coimbra See the university that was founded in the 13th century and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
  • Obidos A picturesque walled town of cobbled streets and traditional painted houses.
  • Conimbriga Explore this important Roman site which dates from the 2nd century.
  • Porto Explore this ancient port and sample the delights of its distinct port wine.

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Service charges
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Make your own way

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Customer Reviews

Group size much to large Optional trips very expensive...

23rd September 2018
Mrs Sylvia Greenfield

Group size much to large Optional trips very expensive

This was probably my 11th or 12th Cosmos tour and...

20th August 2018
Ms Jacqi Bartlett

This was probably my 11th or 12th Cosmos tour and it didn't disappoint. I was surprised to discover that it was new this year. There certainly were no teething problems. It was good to stay at one base for a few days and do trips out from there before moving on to the next base. There was a good mix of events and sights. Our tour director, Steph (Estephania), was great.


Roman ruins, grand monasteries and historic quarters compete for your attention on this journey through the charming towns and cities of Portugal. Stroll the grand plazas and narrow cobbled streets of Lisbon and sip Porto’s famous local wine.

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner

UK - Lisbon


Fly to Lisbon, where you will be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel.

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring Lisbon, the “City of Explorers.” Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.



Situated on the Iberian Peninsula along the Tagus River and close to the Atlantic Ocean shores, Lisbon is continental Europe’s westernmost capital, and one of the oldest cities in the world. During your guided sightseeing, discover the elegant Praca do Comercio (Commerce Square), an elegant meeting point for locals and tourists. Also, see iconic Belem Tower, the ceremonial gateway to Lisbon; Jerónimos Monastery with the tomb of explorer Vasco da Gama; and Henry the Navigator’s Monument to the Discoveries. The rest of the day is at leisure—maybe wander through the historic Alfama quarter or visit one of the many intriguing museums.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast



Today is free to explore at your own pace. Consider joining the optional excursion to Évora with its well-preserved Old Town and captivating historic monuments, including a Roman temple dedicated to the goddess Diana and the grand 13th-century cathedral.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Lisbon - Obidos - Conimbriga - Coimbra


Travel north to picturesque Obidos. Walk along its cobblestone streets and marvel at its wall, castle, and other excellent examples of medieval architecture. Next is Conimbriga, home to one of the largest ancient Roman settlements in the country. Visit the excavation site and see vestiges of the thermal baths, aqueducts, civic buildings, homes, amphitheatre, mosaic floors, and more. Later, arrive in Coimbra, where a walking tour with a local guide introduces you to the 13th-century university, Portugal’s oldest university, followed by a visit to its historical library, built to showcase the wealth of the colonial empire and the power of the monarchy.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Coimbra - Porto


This morning, drive to history-steeped Porto on the banks of the Douro river. Here, your local guide will introduce you to the city renowned for its port wine and celebrated wine cellars along the riverbank. Later, walk around the Old Town and maybe enjoy a drink in one of the lively bars.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast



Relax and enjoy a morning at leisure. This afternoon, how about an optional excursion to Guimarães, “Birthplace of Portugal,” with its mesmerising medieval centre?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Porto - UK


Your tour ends today with breakfast this morning.

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
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Things to note

Special Departure

29th December 2018 - New Years in Lisbon including Reveillon Dinner


Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.

Lisbon Roma

Coimbra Dom Luis 

Porto Tryp Centro

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