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Picturesque Portugal End Lisbon

Religious landmarks, monuments, and the melancholic trill of fado follow this 7 day journey from Lisbon, Portugal’s seafaring capital, to Porto on the Douro River. Connect with your generous Portuguese hosts, wander through medieval cities and savour a delicious pastel de nata or two as you wind your way north through villages, towns and cities, delving into the country’s colourful history and culture.
Tour details
Tour Provider Costsaver
Price From
$1,781
Number of Days
7
Start Location
Lisbon, Portugal
End Location
Lisbon, Portugal
Age Range
Avg. 35+
Group Size
20 to 45
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
No specific theme
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Itinerary Open all
Arrive Lisbon (3 Nights)
Pastel and azulejo-clad façades line Lisbon’s narrow streets which ramble across and over its seven hills from St. George Castle to the Tagus River. Gaze over the Portuguese capital’s terracotta rooftops, soaking up its small-town atmosphere before kicking off your adventure later this evening. Tonight you’ll join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for dinner and sample some of the local favourites that you’ll encounter throughout your journey across Portugal.
Lisbon sightseeing and free time
Explore the Age of the Discoveries and Portugal’s role as a global maritime power many centuries ago when you join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour. See the Hieronymite Monastery and the medieval quarter as well as views of the alabaster-white Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries before taking the rest of the day to explore on your own. Consider joining an Optional Experience to Portugal’s Golden Triangle of Cascais, Estoril and Sintra to see some of the country’s most extravagant palaces during your free afternoon. This evening, perhaps join an optional traditional Portuguese dinner amidst the heart-wrenching, melancholic sounds of the fado.
Lisbon free day
Que bom! A full free day in Lisboa to explore the enchanting Portuguese capital your way. The secret to living a long life lies in eating a big breakfast, but as you’ll come to discover in Lisbon that may extend to a big lunch and dinner too. Spend the day indulging in a culinary adventure on your own or choose an optional visit to the fishing village of Nazaré, set on a wide bay overlooking the Atlantic. This Optional Experience also includes a visit to Óbidos where you’ll have time to explore the medieval walled city with its whitewashed houses and cobblestone lanes. Aside from its obvious charm and history that pre-dates the founding of Portugal, Óbidos is also home to the delightfully decadent Ginja cherry liqueur served up in tiny chocolate cups. Don’t go home without a taste or two!
Lisbon – Tomar – Fátima (1 Night)
Leave Lisbon behind, bound for the Templar city of Tomar for an orientation with your Travel Director, a beautiful reminder of Portuguese Renaissance. Continue to Fátima, a site of a celebrated religious miracle where three young shepherds are said to have seen an apparition of the Virgin Mary in 1917. Explore the Basilica and Sanctuary on your own before dinner at your hotel with your travel companions.
Fátima – Coimbra – Porto (2 Nights)
Travel to Coimbra to explore the city your way before continuing to Porto. Arrive in time for a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist of the city’s UNESCO-listed medieval Ribeira Quarter, the port and the remarkable bridges that span the Douro River. With an evening to do as you wish, you may be tempted to head to the water's edge and one of the city’s Port wine cellars for a tasting and insights into the centuries-old tradition of local Port production.
Porto free day
Savour a full day to go back in time and explore Porto’s historic centre with its beautiful Baroque façades. You could choose instead to join an Optional Experience to Braga, Portugal’s religious capital. A Local Specialist will reveal insights into Braga’s historic centre and you’ll have an opportunity to see Europe’s largest and most magnificent sculpted Baroque staircase. This evening, an optional cruise along the Douro, followed by a dinner of local specialties, is a fitting way to end your journey through Portugal. Watch the city light up as you enjoy a night cap and the fresh river breeze.
Depart Porto – Lisbon
Say a fond farewell to our Tripeiros hosts as you prepare for your return Lisbon. You've explored Portugal's illustrious past, savoured Mediterranean flavours that will linger long after you leave and made lasting new friendships. Your coach returns to Lisbon from Porto, drop-off will be at the Costsaver Lisbon hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be at approximately 5pm, depending on traffic conditions.
Inclusions
  • 2 Dinner (D)
  • 6 Breakfast (B)
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Many meals and daily breakfasts included
  • City orientation tours
  • Audio headsets are provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Extensive variety of Choice Optional Experiences
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised.
Departure dates
Start End Availability Price NZD
07 Apr 2024 13 Apr 2024 onRequest $2,095
28 Apr 2024 04 May 2024 onRequest $2,095
12 May 2024 18 May 2024 Available $1,828
26 May 2024 01 Jun 2024 onRequest $2,150
09 Jun 2024 15 Jun 2024 Available $1,806
16 Jun 2024 22 Jun 2024 Available $2,125
23 Jun 2024 29 Jun 2024 Available $2,095
07 Jul 2024 13 Jul 2024 Available $1,781
21 Jul 2024 27 Jul 2024 Available $1,781
04 Aug 2024 10 Aug 2024 Available $1,806
18 Aug 2024 24 Aug 2024 Available $1,806
01 Sep 2024 07 Sep 2024 Available $1,828
15 Sep 2024 21 Sep 2024 onRequest $1,806
29 Sep 2024 05 Oct 2024 Available $1,806
13 Oct 2024 19 Oct 2024 Available $1,781
30 Mar 2025 05 Apr 2025 Available $2,295
06 Apr 2025 12 Apr 2025 Available $2,295
20 Apr 2025 26 Apr 2025 Available $2,295
04 May 2025 10 May 2025 Available $2,350
11 May 2025 17 May 2025 Available $2,350
18 May 2025 24 May 2025 Available $2,350
25 May 2025 31 May 2025 Available $2,350
01 Jun 2025 07 Jun 2025 Available $2,325
08 Jun 2025 14 Jun 2025 Available $2,325
15 Jun 2025 21 Jun 2025 Available $2,325
22 Jun 2025 28 Jun 2025 Available $2,295
29 Jun 2025 05 Jul 2025 Available $2,295
06 Jul 2025 12 Jul 2025 Available $2,295
13 Jul 2025 19 Jul 2025 Available $2,295
20 Jul 2025 26 Jul 2025 Available $2,295
27 Jul 2025 02 Aug 2025 Available $2,295
03 Aug 2025 09 Aug 2025 Available $2,325
10 Aug 2025 16 Aug 2025 Available $2,325
17 Aug 2025 23 Aug 2025 Available $2,325
24 Aug 2025 30 Aug 2025 Available $2,325
31 Aug 2025 06 Sep 2025 Available $2,350
07 Sep 2025 13 Sep 2025 Available $2,350
14 Sep 2025 20 Sep 2025 Available $2,325
21 Sep 2025 27 Sep 2025 Available $2,325
28 Sep 2025 04 Oct 2025 Available $2,325
05 Oct 2025 11 Oct 2025 onRequest $2,295
12 Oct 2025 18 Oct 2025 Available $2,295
19 Oct 2025 25 Oct 2025 Available $2,295