Hike Portugal’s landscape of terraced vineyards and ancient ruins as you tour the Douro Valley and wander Minho’s earliest pathways.

The countryside of Portugal, with its hillside farms and historic vineyards, has a timeworn charm that demands exploration. Start your tour in the Minho region, hiking a segment of the famous pilgrimage route, the Caminho de Santiago. You’ll trek through forested valleys and rugged mountain pastures before descending the ancient “Way of Faith.” The entire Douro River Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage site that’s renowned for its terraced vineyards and stunning beauty. Here, you’ll discover the stone fortress town of Marialva and cruise the Douro River in a traditionally styled wine cask boat. During your Minho and Douro Valley tours you’ll stay at an elegant manor house built for traveling kings as well as a heritage estate on the banks of the Douro River.

Highlights

  • Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims as you hike a section of the famous “Way of St. James.”
  • Taste a flight of elegant wines at the Quinta do Bomfim winery.
  • Cruise down the picturesque Douro River aboard a private barco rabelo, a boat traditionally used to carry wine casks.
  • Explore high mountain valleys and tiny farming hamlets forgotten by time.
  • Follow well-marked hillside trails among cypress, orange, and almond trees.
  • Visit Moorish villages including the birthplace of explorer Ferdinand Magellan.
  • Tread across the elegant stone arches of an expansive 2,000-year-old Roman bridge in Ponte de Lima.
  • Hike through a medieval village carved into rocky cliffs.
  • Stay at a historical, luxurious inn on the banks of the Douro River in Porto.
  • Enjoy delicious meals featuring family recipes passed down over generations.
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A maximum of 20 fun-loving fellow travelers to share the journey.
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Itinerary

Thu, Apr 1 to Sat, Apr 10 - 2021

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Begin your adventure by departing from a convenient gateway city in the United States or Canada. Spend your first night aloft.

Upon your arrival at Porto’s international airport, a representative holding a Country Walkers sign meets you as you exit the baggage claim area. Please note that there may be up to a 45-minute wait if there are other guests arriving within the same time frame. A complimentary small-group transfer is provided to your hotel in the center of Porto. The remainder of the day is at your leisure (no meals included).

If you are going to be delayed meeting our transfer representative for more than 15 minutes due to delayed or lost luggage, please contact Allianz Global Assistance to advise of your delay, and they will contact our transfer service on your behalf. Our drivers are generally able to wait for up to 45 minutes from the time your flight lands, after which you would be responsible for your own transfer.
Please note: If you arrive early, and your hotel room is not available prior to the designated check-in time, you may store your luggage with the reception desk.

Country Walkers provides you with City Information including recommendations on what to see and do in Porto during your stay.

Accommodation: Pestana Vintage Porto Hotel & World Heritage site

Camino de Santiago: Ponte de Lima to Paço de Calheiros; 2.5 – 5 miles, easy to moderate, 1,003-ft. elevation gain

Breakfast is included at your hotel. Your Country Walkers representative meets you at the Pestana Vintage Porto Hotel at 9:00 a.m. in the lobby. The tour begins with a short transfer to Ponte de Lima.

This morning, join your guides for a brief orientation before a short transfer to the Minho—one of three regions you will visit in Portugal. In the heart of the Minho region, drive along the Lima River to the attractive riverside town of Ponte de Lima, named after its Roman Bridge. Here you will have lunch before lacing up your walking shoes and tracing a Portuguese segment of the religious route Caminho de Santiago that leads to the town of Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

Your walk today begins with a crossing of the legendary Ponte de Lima. Seven of the original Roman arches remain on this elegant bridge.

After crossing the bridge, begin your journey through a farming landscape. Pilgrims from around the world have been walking this “Way of St. James” for more than a millennium to arrive at Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain, where many believe St. James is buried. Soon, pastures give way to huge vineyards surrounding beautiful manor houses. One of them is a Paço, a small country palace used as a rest stop for the king during his travels through the countryside.

Your accommodation for the next two nights is the Paço de Calheiros, which has been owned and operated by the family of Count Calheiros since medieval times. The present-day family home was built in the 17th century. Its stalwart structures and three-foot granite wall have stood the test of time. You may stroll the grounds which offer breathtaking views of the Lima Valley. If the day is clear you may also glimpse the Atlantic Ocean.

In the evening, get to know your host, Count Calheiros, at a welcome reception followed by a sumptuous dinner.

Accommodation: Paço de Calheiros, Ponte de Lima
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Parque Nacional da Peneda- Gerês & Caminho da Fé; 3 – 4 miles, easy to moderate

Today, explore the Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês in the northern Minho region. With its forested valleys and mountain pastures, this is Portugal’s only national park. The little mountain villages in the park appear lost in time but have adapted to the new world of tourism with well-marked footpaths linking them together. There will be time to learn about the unique grain storages known as espigueiros. Made of wood or granite, these structures have a clever design that keeps animals away from harvested grains.

Your trail will descend into the valley between the granite peaks of Peneda-Gerês National Park, arriving in the ancient village of Soajo. The Romans paved the road using large stones, and for centuries it has been walked by pilgrims from Peneda to Soajo which is why it is known as the Caminho da Fé, the Way of Faith. It is also known as the Caminho do Pão, the Way of Bread. The inhabitants of this valley have made their living by moving their livestock up and down the mountains with the change of seasons. As you walk past aqueducts used for irrigating fields and powering flour mills, you may even see the indigenous Cachena milk cows or the wild Garrano horses.

Nearing the village of Soajo, with its dramatic backdrop of the Serra do Soajo Mountains, you walk under a grape arbor past small, terraced gardens and vineyards. Winding your way through the village and past its ancient granite houses, you will soon arrive at the communal granary and its granite espigueiros.

En route back to Paço de Calheiros, your shuttle will stop for guests who wish to take an optional walk that ends at the hotel. On this walk, you cross scenic rolling hills on your way to the estate. From a distance, the Paço’s beautiful architecture is strikingly majestic. As you amble downhill to your lodgings, a landmark chestnut grove comes into view, letting you know your destination is close.

Back at the manor house, you may opt to venture out and explore the forests that surround Paço de Calheiros on well-kept trails, join a walk through the Count’s gardens, or relax by the swimming pool. This evening, shuttle into nearby Ponte de Lima for dinner on your own.

Accommodation: Paço de Calheiros, Ponte de Lima
Included Meals: Breakfast

Guimarães; Provesende to Pinhão; 2.5 – 4 miles, easy to moderate

Say your farewells to the Count and his family and shuttle to Portugal’s birthplace and former capital—Guimarães. The historical town center is an exceptional example of a medieval town transformed into a modern city and hence the reason it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll have a short orientation of the town followed by some free time to explore on your own.

After your visit to Guimarães you venture to the county of Sabrosa, the birthplace of the famous explorer Ferdinand Magellan. Your destination and the start of today’s walk is the charming village of Provesende, dating to the Moorish era. Following a brief exploration of the town and its Baroque church, we follow paths downhill through vineyards, keeping the Douro River in sight. In 1756, the Douro Valley and Portugal’s wine regions became the first controlled and demarcated winemaking region in the world. It’s all thanks to the Marquis de Pombal, who planted granite pillars in 1756 to define the boundary of the land that produced the finest port. Today, the entire valley is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This magnificent landscape continues to inspire poets, painters, and photographers to this day.

The walk ends at your accommodation for the next two nights in the heart of the wine region in the town of Pinhão. You’ll stay at a historical hotel set on the banks of the Douro River, with spectacular views of the Douro River Valley. Just steps away, you’ll find shops and restaurants in the small town of Pinhão.

This evening, enjoy dinner at your lovely hotel.

Accommodation: The Vintage House, Pinhão
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Vineyard Walk to Ferrão train station; 3 – 4 miles, easy to moderate

Fueled by a satisfying breakfast, you shuttle to nearby vineyards with sweeping views of the Douro River Valley. Walking through paths of some of the most famous vineyards of the region, we will we arrive at the small riverfront Ferrão train station. Here, we will embark on a short scenic train ride along the banks of the river back to Pinhão, whose famous train station boasts 3,500 hand-painted Portuguese tiles. You conclude today’s special walk in the lovely vineyards of the Quinta do Bomfim, where you will enjoy a splendid picnic before sampling some of the vineyards renowned wines. After lunch it is just a short walk back to your hotel.

In the afternoon, spend time at your leisure exploring the town of Pinhão and its train station where the “Wine House” museum is located. Then, relax poolside at the hotel and enjoy the river views and its slow-passing boats. Later, dine at one of the restaurants in Pinhão or in the hotel’s dining room.

Surrounded by terraces hillsides where some of the world’s best port wine is produced, Pinhão is a picturesque destination. Take in its landscape from its trails, the Douro River, or by train.

Accommodation: The Vintage House, Pinhão
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Rota das Aldeias Históricas to Marialva; 2 miles, moderate

Cruise the Douro River in a rabelo boat, traditionally used for transporting wine casks. Enjoy a picnic lunch on board and pass through the Douro’s Ferrão lock, before disembarking to visit an imposing medieval village carved into a rocky cliff.

This morning, you embark on a wooden sailing ship similar in style to the bygone rabelos that carried wine up and down the Douro River to other regions. Relax and watch the scenery glide by as your privately chartered boat cruises the Douro River. For lunch, your guides will prepare a delectable picnic on board the rabelo. One of the highlights of your cruise will be passing through the Douro’s Ferrão lock before disembarking in Ferradosa. From here, you may choose to shuttle to your lodgings or you may opt to walk a short distance on the Rota das Aldeias Históricas – a historical trail of more than 300 miles connecting 12 small villages. Your destination is in Marialva, a haunting medieval village carved into a rocky cliff.

Enjoy the remainder of the evening and dinner on your own.

Accommodation: Casas do Côro, Marialva
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Loop walk from Casas do Côro; 2.5 – 5 miles, easy to moderate, 703-ft. elevation gain

As you wander the historical streets of Marialva, past stone buildings and daunting battlements, you’ll understand why this medieval town once served as an important military fortress. Take a guided tour of the castle ruins, and return for your farewell dinner.

Begin your morning with a delicious breakfast and time at your leisure; perhaps you’ll take a stroll between stone walls, through vineyards, and past fruit trees and cultivated fields.

After lunch, venture out to explore Marialva and its castle. Though its origin dates back to the sixth century BC, it was not officially granted a town charter until 1179. This medieval hillside village seems carved from the craggy slopes, making it easy to see why it once served as an important military fortress. Wandering these streets on old, stone-paved roads makes for an intriguing, otherworldly experience, and you’ll want to leave no corner ignored. Venture up to the medieval castle for a guided tour, where you’ll learn more about Marialva’s past.

This evening’s farewell dinner is sure to please, featuring family recipes passed down over generations to your hotel’s owner.

Marialva is home to an imposing medieval castle and impressive fortifications. Overlooking a rugged valley, its quiet streets are a delight to explore.

Accommodation: Casas do Côro, Marialva
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

A morning bus journey takes you to Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, approximately four hours away. Arrive in Lisbon midday at your centrally located hotel; you will have the remainder of the afternoon to explore the historical capital of Portugal.

Country Walkers provides you with City Information including recommendations on what to see and do in Lisbon during your stay.

Accommodation: Fontecruz Lisboa, Autograph Collection, Lisbon
Included Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to Lisbon’s international airport (approximately 30 minutes) for your departing flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Sat, Apr 3 to Fri, Apr 9 - 2021

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Camino de Santiago: Ponte de Lima to Paço de Calheiros; 2.5 – 5 miles, easy to moderate, 1,003-ft. elevation gain

Meet your Country Walkers guide(s) at the Pestana Vintage Porto Hotel in Porto at 9:00 a.m.

This morning, join your guides for a brief orientation before a short transfer to the Minho—one of three regions you will visit in Portugal. In the heart of the Minho region, drive along the Lima River to the attractive riverside town of Ponte de Lima, named after its Roman Bridge. Here you will have lunch before lacing up your walking shoes and tracing a Portuguese segment of the religious route Caminho de Santiago that leads to the town of Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

Your walk today begins with a crossing of the legendary Ponte de Lima. Seven of the original Roman arches remain on this elegant bridge.

After crossing the bridge, begin your journey through a farming landscape. Pilgrims from around the world have been walking this “Way of St. James” for more than a millennium to arrive at Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain, where many believe St. James is buried. Soon, pastures give way to huge vineyards surrounding beautiful manor houses. One of them is a Paço, a small country palace used as a rest stop for the king during his travels through the countryside.

Your accommodation for the next two nights is the Paço de Calheiros, which has been owned and operated by the family of Count Calheiros since medieval times. The present-day family home was built in the 17th century. Its stalwart structures and three-foot granite wall have stood the test of time. You may stroll the grounds which offer breathtaking views of the Lima Valley. If the day is clear you may also glimpse the Atlantic Ocean.

In the evening, get to know your host, Count Calheiros, at a welcome reception followed by a sumptuous dinner.

Accommodation: Paço de Calheiros, Ponte de Lima
Included Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Parque Nacional da Peneda- Gerês & Caminho da Fé; 3 – 4 miles, easy to moderate

Today, explore the Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês in the northern Minho region. With its forested valleys and mountain pastures, this is Portugal’s only national park. The little mountain villages in the park appear lost in time but have adapted to the new world of tourism with well-marked footpaths linking them together. There will be time to learn about the unique grain storages known as espigueiros. Made of wood or granite, these structures have a clever design that keeps animals away from harvested grains.

Your trail will descend into the valley between the granite peaks of Peneda-Gerês National Park, arriving in the ancient village of Soajo. The Romans paved the road using large stones, and for centuries it has been walked by pilgrims from Peneda to Soajo which is why it is known as the Caminho da Fé, the Way of Faith. It is also known as the Caminho do Pão, the Way of Bread. The inhabitants of this valley have made their living by moving their livestock up and down the mountains with the change of seasons. As you walk past aqueducts used for irrigating fields and powering flour mills, you may even see the indigenous Cachena milk cows or the wild Garrano horses.

Nearing the village of Soajo, with its dramatic backdrop of the Serra do Soajo Mountains, you walk under a grape arbor past small, terraced gardens and vineyards. Winding your way through the village and past its ancient granite houses, you will soon arrive at the communal granary and its granite espigueiros.

En route back to Paço de Calheiros, your shuttle will stop for guests who wish to take an optional walk that ends at the hotel. On this walk, you cross scenic rolling hills on your way to the estate. From a distance, the Paço’s beautiful architecture is strikingly majestic. As you amble downhill to your lodgings, a landmark chestnut grove comes into view, letting you know your destination is close.

Back at the manor house, you may opt to venture out and explore the forests that surround Paço de Calheiros on well-kept trails, join a walk through the Count’s gardens, or relax by the swimming pool. This evening, shuttle into nearby Ponte de Lima for dinner on your own.

Accommodation: Paço de Calheiros, Ponte de Lima
Included Meals: Breakfast

Guimarães; Provesende to Pinhão; 2.5 – 4 miles, easy to moderate

Say your farewells to the Count and his family and shuttle to Portugal’s birthplace and former capital—Guimarães. The historical town center is an exceptional example of a medieval town transformed into a modern city and hence the reason it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll have a short orientation of the town followed by some free time to explore on your own.

After your visit to Guimarães you venture to the county of Sabrosa, the birthplace of the famous explorer Ferdinand Magellan. Your destination and the start of today’s walk is the charming village of Provesende, dating to the Moorish era. Following a brief exploration of the town and its Baroque church, we follow paths downhill through vineyards, keeping the Douro River in sight. In 1756, the Douro Valley and Portugal’s wine regions became the first controlled and demarcated winemaking region in the world. It’s all thanks to the Marquis de Pombal, who planted granite pillars in 1756 to define the boundary of the land that produced the finest port. Today, the entire valley is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This magnificent landscape continues to inspire poets, painters, and photographers to this day.

The walk ends at your accommodation for the next two nights in the heart of the wine region in the town of Pinhão. You’ll stay at a historical hotel set on the banks of the Douro River, with spectacular views of the Douro River Valley. Just steps away, you’ll find shops and restaurants in the small town of Pinhão.

This evening, enjoy dinner at your lovely hotel.

Accommodation: The Vintage House, Pinhão
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Vineyard Walk to Ferrão train station; 3 – 4 miles, easy to moderate

Fueled by a satisfying breakfast, you shuttle to nearby vineyards with sweeping views of the Douro River Valley. Walking through paths of some of the most famous vineyards of the region, we will we arrive at the small riverfront Ferrão train station. Here, we will embark on a short scenic train ride along the banks of the river back to Pinhão, whose famous train station boasts 3,500 hand-painted Portuguese tiles. You conclude today’s special walk in the lovely vineyards of the Quinta do Bomfim, where you will enjoy a splendid picnic before sampling some of the vineyards renowned wines. After lunch it is just a short walk back to your hotel.

In the afternoon, spend time at your leisure exploring the town of Pinhão and its train station where the “Wine House” museum is located. Then, relax poolside at the hotel and enjoy the river views and its slow-passing boats. Later, dine at one of the restaurants in Pinhão or in the hotel’s dining room.

Surrounded by terraces hillsides where some of the world’s best port wine is produced, Pinhão is a picturesque destination. Take in its landscape from its trails, the Douro River, or by train.

Accommodation: The Vintage House, Pinhão
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Rota das Aldeias Históricas to Marialva; 2 miles, moderate

Cruise the Douro River in a rabelo boat, traditionally used for transporting wine casks. Enjoy a picnic lunch on board and pass through the Douro’s Ferrão lock, before disembarking to visit an imposing medieval village carved into a rocky cliff.

This morning, you embark on a wooden sailing ship similar in style to the bygone rabelos that carried wine up and down the Douro River to other regions. Relax and watch the scenery glide by as your privately chartered boat cruises the Douro River. For lunch, your guides will prepare a delectable picnic on board the rabelo. One of the highlights of your cruise will be passing through the Douro’s Ferrão lock before disembarking in Ferradosa. From here, you may choose to shuttle to your lodgings or you may opt to walk a short distance on the Rota das Aldeias Históricas – a historical trail of more than 300 miles connecting 12 small villages. Your destination is in Marialva, a haunting medieval village carved into a rocky cliff.

Enjoy the remainder of the evening and dinner on your own.

Accommodation: Casas do Côro, Marialva
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Loop walk from Casas do Côro; 2.5 – 5 miles, easy to moderate, 703-ft. elevation gain

As you wander the historical streets of Marialva, past stone buildings and daunting battlements, you’ll understand why this medieval town once served as an important military fortress. Take a guided tour of the castle ruins, and return for your farewell dinner.

Begin your morning with a delicious breakfast and time at your leisure; perhaps you’ll take a stroll between stone walls, through vineyards, and past fruit trees and cultivated fields.

After lunch, venture out to explore Marialva and its castle. Though its origin dates back to the sixth century BC, it was not officially granted a town charter until 1179. This medieval hillside village seems carved from the craggy slopes, making it easy to see why it once served as an important military fortress. Wandering these streets on old, stone-paved roads makes for an intriguing, otherworldly experience, and you’ll want to leave no corner ignored. Venture up to the medieval castle for a guided tour, where you’ll learn more about Marialva’s past.

This evening’s farewell dinner is sure to please, featuring family recipes passed down over generations to your hotel’s owner.

Marialva is home to an imposing medieval castle and impressive fortifications. Overlooking a rugged valley, its quiet streets are a delight to explore.

Accommodation: Casas do Côro, Marialva
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning you’ll shuttle (approximately four hours) to Portugal’s capital, Lisbon. Your tour concludes at the hotel in Lisbon at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Accommodations

Linger Longer with a Tour Extension

Portuguese city waterfront
Pre-Tour
Flight + Tour Combo Only
2020 2021

2020 Pre-Tour Extension - Porto

  • Two nights at the Pestana Vintage Porto
  • Daily Breakfast
  • City Information
  • Airport transfers

2 Nights From $298
per person, double occupancy

Single Supplement: From $298

Depart the US and travel to Portugal. The particulars of your arrival overseas are detailed in your flight itinerary and airline tickets.

Upon your arrival at Porto’s International Airport, a representative holding a Country Walkers sign meets you as you exit the baggage-claim area. Please note that there may be up to a 45-minute wait if there are other guests arriving within the same time frame. A complimentary small-group transfer is provided to your hotel in the heart of Porto. The remainder of the day is at your leisure (no meals included).

If you are going to be delayed meeting our transfer representative for more than 15 minutes due to delayed or lost luggage, please contact Allianz Global Assistance to advise of your delay, and they will contact our transfer service on your behalf. Our drivers are generally able to wait for up to 45 minutes from the time your flight lands, after which you would be responsible for your own transfer.

Please note: If you arrive early, and your hotel room is not available prior to the designated check-in time, you may store your luggage with the reception desk.

Country Walkers provides you with City Information that includes recommendations on what to see and do in Porto during your stay.

Accommodation: Pestana Vintage Porto Hotel & World Heritage site

Explore Porto independently today. The Pestana Vintage Porto is ideally located on the banks of the Douro River in the heart of the historic district. Built within the walls of 16-18th-century buildings, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Step out onto the Praca da Ribeira square next to the quayside of the Cais da Estiva. Here, wonderful outdoor cafés line the riverfront. Explore the city’s magnificent neo-classical architecture, admire the traditional boats, rabelos barcos, on the water, or take a Douro River cruise.

Included Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Pestana Vintage Porto Hotel & World Heritage site

Continue your independent exploration of Porto today.

Included Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Pestana Vintage Porto Hotel & World Heritage site

Portuguese city waterfront
Pre-Tour
Flight + Tour Combo Only
2020 2021

2021 Pre-Tour Extension - Porto

  • Two nights at the Pestana Vintage Porto
  • Daily Breakfast
  • City Information
  • Airport transfers

2 Nights From $248
per person, double occupancy

Single Supplement: From $198

Begin your adventure by departing from a convenient gateway city in the United States or Canada. Spend your first night aloft.

Upon your arrival at Porto’s international airport, a representative holding a Country Walkers sign meets you as you exit the baggage claim area. Please note that there may be up to a 45-minute wait if there are other guests arriving within the same time frame. A complimentary small-group transfer is provided to your hotel in the heart of Porto. The remainder of the day is at your leisure (no meals included).

If you are going to be delayed meeting our transfer representative for more than 15 minutes due to delayed or lost luggage, please contact Allianz Global Assistance to advise of your delay, and they will contact our transfer service on your behalf. Our drivers are generally able to wait for up to 45 minutes from the time your flight lands, after which you would be responsible for your own transfer.
Please note: If you arrive early, and your hotel room is not available prior to the designated check-in time, you may store your luggage with the reception desk.

Country Walkers provides you with City Information including recommendations on what to see and do in Porto during your stay.

Accommodation: Pestana Vintage Porto Hotel & World Heritage site

Explore Porto independently today. Your accommodation, the Pestana Vintage Porto, is a UNESCO World Heritage site built within the walls of 16-18th-century buildings. It is also ideally located on the banks of the Douro River in the heart of the historical district. Step out onto the Praca da Ribeira square next to the quayside of the Cais da Estiva. Here, wonderful outdoor cafés line the riverfront. Explore the city’s magnificent neo-classical architecture, admire the traditional boats, rabelos barcos, on the water, or take a Douro River cruise.

Accommodation: Pestana Vintage Porto Hotel & World Heritage site
Included Meals: Breakfast

Continue your independent exploration of Porto today. Perhaps you’ll make a visit to Vila Nova de Gaia, just south of Porto. This city is famous for Port wine, and along its streets you’ll find myriad cellars offering tours and tastings. Take the tram to Porto’s Foz district, where the Douro River reaches the Atlantic Ocean, home to some of the most gorgeous beaches in Porto. Have lunch in a seaside café, dip your toes in the water, or join the locals as they sunbathe on soft sand. Tonight, venture out to one of Porto’s many fine restaurants for a memorable meal.

Accommodation: Pestana Vintage Porto Hotel & World Heritage site
Included Meals: Breakfast

Pathways Of Portugal: Walking The Douro Valley
Post-Tour
Flight + Tour Combo Only
2020 2021

2020 Post-Tour Extension - Lisbon

  • Two nights at the Fontecruz Lisboa, Autograph Collection
  • Daily Breakfast
  • City Information
  • Airport transfer

2 Nights From $448
per person, double occupancy

Single Supplement: From $398

Continue your independent exploration of Lisbon. Walking is the best way to explore Lisbon’s charming and historic neighborhoods. Take time to stroll through Lisbon’s three most important neighborhoods—Bairro Alto, the Alfama and the Baixa. Your included Country Walkers City Information packet will help point the way. You can also easily head to the beautiful nearby seaside towns of Estoril and Cascais, or the historic cities of Óbidos, Sintra, and Fatima.

Included Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Fontecruz Lisboa, Autograph Collection

Included Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Fontecruz Lisboa, Autograph Collection

After breakfast on the final morning, transfer to Lisbon International Airport (approximately 30 minutes) for your departing flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Pathways Of Portugal: Walking The Douro Valley
Post-Tour
Flight + Tour Combo Only
2020 2021

2021 Post-Tour Extension - Lisbon

  • Two nights at the Fontecruz Lisboa, Autograph Collection
  • Daily Breakfast
  • City Information
  • Airport transfer

2 Nights From $298
per person, double occupancy

Single Supplement: From $248

Continue your independent exploration of Lisbon. Walking is the best way to explore Lisbon’s charming and historical neighborhoods. Take time to stroll through the city’s three most important neighborhoods—Bairro Alto, the Alfama, and the Baixa. Your included Country Walkers City Information packet has ideas for sights to explore. You can also easily head to the beautiful nearby seaside towns of Estoril and Cascais, or historical cities such as Óbidos, Sintra, or Fatima.

Accommodation: Fontecruz Lisboa, Autograph Collection, Lisbon
Included Meals: Breakfast

Spend another day enjoying the sights and sounds that the capital of Portugal has to offer.

Accommodation: Fontecruz Lisboa, Autograph Collection, Lisbon
Included Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to Lisbon’s international airport (approximately 30 minutes) for your departing flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

What's Included

Flight + Tour Combo
Tour Only
Exceptional boutique accommodations Check Check
12 on-tour meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners Check Check
Local guides with you throughout tour Check Check
Entrance fees and special events as noted in the itinerary Check Check
Travel assistance available 24/7 provided by Allianz Check Check
Roundtrip airfare Check
One extra night in Porto and one extra night in Lisbon Check
Airport car service for arrival & departure Check
Pre- and post-tour breakfasts Check
Business-class upgrades available Check
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Dates & Prices

Flight + Tour Combo

10 days. Includes round-trip international airfare, airport car service, additional hotel nights with included breakfast, and your tour.

Single Supplement: From $948

Departing From New York, NY (JFK)

Tour Only

7 days. Includes your tour only.

Single Supplement: From $648

Thu, Oct 15 - Sat, Oct 24, 2020

$5,148

Reserve Online

Sat, Oct 17 - Fri, Oct 23, 2020

$3,898

Reserve Online

Flight + Tour Combo

10 days. Includes round-trip international airfare, airport car service, additional hotel nights with included breakfast, and your tour.

Single Supplement: From $848

Departing From New York, NY (JFK)

Tour Only

7 days. Includes your tour only.

Single Supplement: From $598

Thu, Apr 1 - Sat, Apr 10, 2021

$4,898

Reserve Online

Sat, Apr 3 - Fri, Apr 9, 2021

$3,798

Reserve Online

Thu, Apr 15 - Sat, Apr 24, 2021

$4,898

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