This central region of Portugal is characterised by a green, rugged landscape. This itinerary enables visitors to explore the riverfront and historical city of Coimbra and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Evora.
Porto 1 night | Coimbra 1 night | Lisbon 2 nights | Evora 2 nights
Day 1 : UK to Porto
Fly from the UK to Porto. In the afternoon, you will discover the real Porto city centre on a half day private guided city tour, visiting the most iconic sites such as Oporto Cathedral, Clerigos Tour and the 100 years old S. Bento railway station with its remarkable glazed tile panels. After this, you can cross the Douro River to Vila Nova de Gaia to visit a Port Wine Cellar and have a tasting.
Day 2 : Porto to Coimbra
This morning, you will visit Aveiro, a magical city surrounded by the river and the sea with many water canals. Take a ride in one of the traditional ‘moliceiro’ boats and admire the beautiful art nouveau houses along the boardwalk. Your next stop will be Coimbra, home of one of the oldest universities in Europe and King John Library – built in 1728, it is considered the most beautiful library in the country with more than 7,000 books.
Day 3 : Coimbra to Lisbon
Today you will visit Nazare, a colourful fishing village with a lovely sandy beach, before continuing to Obidos, one of the most beautiful villages of the country, surrounded by 13th century castle walls. After this you will be transferred to Lisbon.
Day 4 : Lisbon
Explore the oldest part of the town, next to Lisbon’s Castle, where you can still find very well preserved Roman and Moorish vestiges. Here you can also find the best viewpoints of the city, near the Cathedral. Then head downtown and visit the Belem neighbourhood.
Day 5 : Lisbon to Evora
Today you will be taken to the south of Lisbon, crossing the amazing Arrabida Natural Park towards Azeitao, home of the famous sweet moscatel wine – here you can visit a wine producer and enjoy a tasting before continuing to Evora, a world heritage site.
Day 6 : Evora
Explore the capital of the Alentejo region – a city full of history and culture. Visit the Roman temple of Diana, one of the oldest universities in the country and the biggest medieval Cathedral in Portugal. You can also visit one of the best wine producers and taste its wines.
Day 7 : Evora to Lisbon to UK
You will be transferred by private car to the airport, before your flight home to the UK.