Cool Porto – 20200G

Small Group City Break

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights

Porto dramatically perched at the mouth of the Rio Douro has a wonderful atmosphere. It is packed with ancient and great monuments rubbing shoulders with everyday Portuguese life.

The old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site full of historic buildings and outstanding monuments as well as quaint medieval streets.

  • Groups accepted with a minimum of 6 pax

Groups accepted with a minimum of 6 pax.

 

Porto dramatically perched at the mouth of the Rio Douro has a wonderful atmosphere. It is packed with ancient and great monuments rubbing shoulders with everyday Portuguese life.

The old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site full of historic buildings and outstanding monuments as well as quaint medieval streets.

Highlights of this wonderful city include the formidable Porto cathedral, the Torre dos Clérigos and the famed Port wine lodges that dominate the hillside of Vila Nova de Gaia.

Porto offers a compelling synthesis of ancient and contemporary attractions and it is a delight to stroll gently through its diverse landscape.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival to Porto

On arrival into Porto Airport we will have a private coach transfer to our centrally located hotel. Depending on our arrival time, we’ll have an orientation walk before dinner at a restaurant close to our hotel.
Dinner with drinks included.

 

Day 2 – Orientation Walk, River Trip – Port Lodge Visit

Today we’ll discover Porto, starting with an orientation walk including a visit to S Bento Station to view the beautiful tiled panels, the Carmo church, Clérigos tower, the frontage of Lello bookshop, the cathedral then down to Ribeira for lunch.
In the afternoon we will visit a Port Lodge and enjoy a cruise along the Douro River.
Free time for dinner – not included.

 

Day 3 – Castelo do Queijo Walk

The Fort of S. Francisco Xavier was built in the 17th century to protect the coast from the pirates of North Africa, it is located on a cheese-shaped rocky hill, thus the name Castelo do Queijo (Cheese Castle).
Our walk starts here and shadows the restless Atlantic all the way to the river Douro estuary.
After lunch, we will get back into town and then walk through the old town to visit the Stock Exchange (Palacio da Bolsa) followed by an optional visit to the S Francisco Church and the catacombs.
Free time for dinner – not included.

 

Day 4  – Departure

Transfer from hotel to Airport.

 

What's included

Accommodation

  • 3 nights in a twin standard room for two pax
  • Shared ensuite room with a travelling companion of the same sex
  • Single supplement available with a surcharge
  • Extra nights available on request

Meals

  • 3 buffet breakfasts at the Hotel
  • 1 Dinners with drinks included

Transport

  • Meet & Greet Airport Transfer to the hotel on the first day – group transfer
  • Transfer from the hotel to the Airport on last day – group transfer
  • All land travel (as outlined) with public transport
  • Additional transfers available on request at an extra cost

Tour Leaders

  • Dedicated English speaking local tour leader
    The tour leader will assist and guide the group throughout the holidays, handle all the arrangements and other needs that might arise, making sure that you don’t have to worry about planning your days and you can enjoy your holiday
    Each evening, your tour leader will discuss the details and program for the following day

Walks and Activities

  • Walks and activities according to program
  • 1 river cruise
  • Port Lodge visit with wine tasting

Exclusions

Any services not listed as included

  • Flights to and from Portugal
  • Meals, tips/gratuities, baggage or personal insurance (except as outlined)
  • Admission fees to castles & attractions or events (except as outlined)
  • Personal expenses
  • Supplements
  • Guide services inside monuments

Insurance

You must be adequately insured to join our Guided and Self-Guided holidays. We do not insist that you insure with us but we require that you are adequately insured for the nature of your holiday.

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