Portugal for first time travelers

Portugal for first time travelers

Portugal for first time travelers

Portugal is a country situated in south-western Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. It is the westernmost country of Europe, and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the West and South and by Spain to the North and East. The Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira are part of Portugal. The country is named after its second largest city, Porto, whose Latin name was Portus Cale. The land within the borders of today's Portuguese Republic has been continuously settled since prehistoric times: occupied by Celts like the Gallaeci and the Lusitanians, integrated into the Roman Republic and later settled by Germanic peoples such as the Suebi and the Visigoths, in the 8th century the lands were conquered by Moors. In the 15th and 16th centuries, as the result of pioneering the Age of Discovery, Portugal expanded western influence and established a global empire that included possessions in Africa, Asia, Oceania, and South America, becoming one of the world's major economic, political and military powers. The Portuguese Empire was the first global empire in history. Mainland Portugal is split by its main river, the Tagus that flows from Spain and disgorges in Tagus Estuary, before escaping into the Atlantic. The northern landscape is mountainous towards the interior with several plateaus indented by river valleys, whereas the south, that includes the Algarve and the Alentejo regions, is characterized by rolling plains. Portugal is among the 20 most visited countries in the world, receiving an average of 13 million foreign tourists each year. Tourist hotspots in Portugal are Lisbon, the Algarve and Madeira. Lisbon is, after Barcelona, the European city which attracts the most tourists.Porto and Northern Portugal, especially the urban areas north of Douro River valley, was the tourist destination which grew most.

Trip Itinerary

Arrival to the Oporto and city tour. (1 Day )

Arrival to the airport. Meet and assistance. Transfer to the hotel. After Lunch in the afternoon, you’ll have a city tour with a winery visit and Oporto wine tasting.

Douro Full Day Tour (1 Day )

Breakfast and visit to the Duoro region.

BRAGA & GUIMARAES FULL DAY TOUR (1 Day )

Today you will visit the famous cities of Braga & Guimaraes. One history to discover, one unique journey starting by the “birth of the nation”, GUIMARÃES, them through the capital of MINHO, BRAGA with their three...

OPORTO – COIMBRA - LISBON (1 Day )

Today you will depart, making a stop in the famous city of Coimbra to visit its University. The presence of the Romans is still visible in the various archaeological remains housed at the Museu Nacional Machado de Castro, built over the...

LISBON CITY TOUR (1 Day )

Breakfast.Today we will have a half-day tour of Lisbon city.

CASCAIS / SINTRA & CABO DA ROCA FULL DAY TOUR (1 Day )

Breakfast. Today you will visit the outskirts of Lisbon.

DEPARTURE TRANSFER (1 Day )

Breakfast. Departure to the airport. End of our services.

Whats included in this tour

Accommodation

  • Full board basis: Dinner (drinks included) at hotel + lunch meals (drinks included) at local restaurants
  • English speaking guide for arrival transfer.
  • Accommodation in the mentioned hotels, breakfast included.
  • 35/50 seater bus for the whole mentioned visits.  
  • Local guides for: ½ Oporto + ½ Lisbon + ½ Coimbra. FD: Guimarães/Braga + FD Douro + FD Sintra & Cascais. 
  • Wine tasting at Douro Area, Wine tasting in Oporto, University entrance to Coimbra University, Palacio da Pena in Sintra.
  • All taxes and city taxes included 

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Trip length

7 Days

Starting From

€ 1185

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