6-Day North Portugal Tour: Porto, Braga, Fátima, Coimbra, Guimaraes, Aveiro And Batalha, From Lisbon

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Key Details

  • Printed Voucher Required
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Rua do Infante D. Henrique 63, 4050-553 Porto, Portugal
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please contact the tour operator in order to confirm your pick up time and local till 24hours before the tour.<.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Explore northern Portugal on a 6-day tour. Departing from Lisbon, discover important cities like Porto and Braga, as well as historical locations like Coimbra, Guimares, bidos, and Aveiro. See religious sites like the Batalha Monastery, Our Lady of Ftima Sanctuary, and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Convent of Christ in Tomar. Take in views of Portuguese vineyards and coastal roads from your coach, and have plenty of free time during the day and night to discover more on your own.

Highlights

Multi-Day Trip

Breakfast included

All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

Fully narrated tour

Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

Experience northern Portugal on this six-day tour from Lisbon to the country's renowned cities and historical monuments. Discover bidos, a beautiful medieval village; Aveiro, known as the Venice of Portugal; and Coimbra, home to one of the most ancient universities in the world and the beautiful Mateus Palace gardens. Spend time in Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit the city's Stock Exchange Palace and St Francisco Church. See historical monuments like the Batalha Monastery (Mosteiro Santa Maria da Vitria), the Alcobaa Monastery, the Cathedral of Braga, Amarante's So Gonalo Convent, Our Lady of Ftima Sanctuary and the Convent of Christ in Tomar.

During your six-day tour you will learn interesting facts about the attractions and cities from your guide, who will lead you through the Main sights of the locations you visit. You will also have free time to explore more on your own in the towns of Nazar, Guimares, Barcelos, Viseu and Tomar.

Five nights of accommodation in superior-class hotels and five continental or buffet breakfasts are included.

Please see the Itinerary section below for details on each day of the tour.

Inclusions

5x Breakfast

Accommodation included: 5 nights

5 nights accommodation

Professional guide

Port wine tasting in Porto city center

Air-conditioned vehicle

Entry/Admission - University of Coimbra

Entry/Admission - Palacio da Bolsa

Entry/Admission - Monument Church Of St Francis

Entry/Admission - Burmester

Entry/Admission - Convento de Cristo

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Entry/Admission - Nazaret - Artesanato e design de Autor

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

There is no toilet on board the coach

Stroller accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

The tours may be changed without prior notice

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Dress code is smart casual

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

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  • 19-Nov-2022

    What a fun trip! Cristina provided a very educational and fun trip. Her deep knowledge of Portuguese and Catholic histories provided keen insights to the places we visited. The hotels during the trip were quite nice topped off with our final night at the exquisite Hotel Urgeirica. On a couple of occasions she shared her favorite gems of lunch restaurants. Yes, we walked a LOT, and yes, it rained on us a couple of days. NO, these did not dampen our spirits at all! Our driver Pedro was friendly and very accommodating. Our only regret: not realizing we could’ve booked Cityrama for our final day after the six-day tour.

  • 25-Nov-2019

    We had plans to surf north Portugal by ourselves without any escort but people rarely speak English there. So we decided to take this tour and now we are completely satisfied.

  • 26-Mar-2019

    Pelo preço pago deixou muito a desejar. A operadora Shultz nos colocou um guia(motorista) muito bem educado mas que não descrevia os locais que nós visitávamos.(cidades). tínhamos de perguntar tudo e não raro a explicação não era convicente. Poderia ser bem melhor.

  • 01-Mar-2018

    Gostei muito do roteiro. Transporte de primeira, hotéis excelentes e guia muito informado e culto. Um roteiro que indico sem erro.

  • 13-Oct-2016

    6-day North Portugal tour of September 17th 2016
    Negative feedback for this tour
    We were very disappointed by the tour handled by Cityrama/Grayling with a bad start, becoming a tri-language tour and an attempt to make a drastic change on the initial program we paid for.
    Pick up time was set for 09.00hrs, another couple waiting with us were told 08.30hrs we were not able to connect with anyone and finally we were picked up by 10.00hrs. The pick up exercise ended at 10.30hrs with 52 people on board, half french, half english with 2 persons from Argentina. On the first day we were told it was a bilingual tour and during the visit our guide would translate in Spanish without the microphone since they were seated at her side. The next day the tour became tri-language with the micro and during the entire visits. The group did complained since we were delayed by this exercise without success, our guide was stubborn.

    During the tour we were always running out of time, sometimes with too many little attractions convent, churches and university site we never stop for lunch before 14.00hrs, on two occasions we stopped at 15.00hrs for lunch. In Tomar we were told all kitchen at restaurants were closed since it was after 15.00hrs. We had to eat sandwiches. Every evening the tour ended after 19.00hrs for dinner. No possibilities to have a free evening.

    We spent only 20 minutes in Obidos, a charming middle-age village. We spent only 1 hour in Aveiro, the Venice of Portugal, not even able to do the famous gondola 50 minutes tour.
    We arrived in Fatima at 19.00hrs at dust and we had to visit the site at 07.00hrs the next morning before the tour departure.
    The Porto disaster
    Our program we bought specified a 3 nights stay in Porto. ONE HOUR before arriving in Porto we were informed by hour guide a major change in the program as Porto destination was to be changed to Santiago de Compostela. There was almost a riot on board the bus since most people bought the tour to visit PortoAfter 4 surveys under pressure and numerous calls to the tour operator by our guide it was decided that 10 people in our group would go to Santiago de Compostela. Then we heard the real story, there was an hotel overbooking in Porto. The Ipanema hotel 4 listed in our program was not available and we had to split in two different hotels for the first night -3hotel. There was about an hour drive between the 2 hotels and our free time in Porto just vanished since we check-in at 19.00hrs for dinner. The second night had to be spent in the city of Braga an hour drive from Porto since no hotels were available for us in Porto. The third night we came back to Porto at the same 3 hotel, 20 minutes taxi drive for Porto downtown. Beside the program in Porto we had only 2 hours of free time in our 3 days in Porto.

    In this adventure I must say the guide did not tried to alleviate these events and became very adversarial. Obviously she was also a victim of the situation but did not do any effort to diminished our frustrations. Considering the problems we had in Porto, not being able to enjoy the city and staying in a -3 stars hotel

    Hoping these comments will help you to improve
    Normand from Canada

  • 13-Oct-2016

    6-day North Portugal tour of September 17th 2016
    Negative feedback for this tour
    We were very disappointed by the tour handled by Cityrama/Grayling with a bad start, becoming a tri-language tour and an attempt to make a drastic change on the initial program we paid for.
    Pick up time was set for 09.00hrs, another couple waiting with us were told 08.30hrs we were not able to connect with anyone and finally we were picked up by 10.00hrs. The pick up exercise ended at 10.30hrs with 52 people on board, half french, half english with 2 persons from Argentina. On the first day we were told it was a bilingual tour and during the visit our guide would translate in Spanish without the microphone since they were seated at her side. The next day the tour became tri-language with the micro and during the entire visits. The group did complained since we were delayed by this exercise without success, our guide was stubborn.

    During the tour we were always running out of time, sometimes with too many little attractions convent, churches and university site we never stop for lunch before 14.00hrs, on two occasions we stopped at 15.00hrs for lunch. In Tomar we were told all kitchen at restaurants were closed since it was after 15.00hrs. We had to eat sandwiches. Every evening the tour ended after 19.00hrs for dinner. No possibilities to have a free evening.

    We spent only 20 minutes in Obidos, a charming middle-age village. We spent only 1 hour in Aveiro, the Venice of Portugal, not even able to do the famous gondola 50 minutes tour.
    We arrived in Fatima at 19.00hrs at dust and we had to visit the site at 07.00hrs the next morning before the tour departure.
    The Porto disaster
    Our program we bought specified a 3 nights stay in Porto. ONE HOUR before arriving in Porto we were informed by hour guide a major change in the program as Porto destination was to be changed to Santiago de Compostela. There was almost a riot on board the bus since most people bought the tour to visit PortoAfter 4 surveys under pressure and numerous calls to the tour operator by our guide it was decided that 10 people in our group would go to Santiago de Compostela. Then we heard the real story, there was an hotel overbooking in Porto. The Ipanema hotel 4 listed in our program was not available and we had to split in two different hotels for the first night -3hotel. There was about an hour drive between the 2 hotels and our free time in Porto just vanished since we check-in at 19.00hrs for dinner. The second night had to be spent in the city of Braga an hour drive from Porto since no hotels were available for us in Porto. The third night we came back to Porto at the same 3 hotel, 20 minutes taxi drive for Porto downtown. Beside the program in Porto we had only 2 hours of free time in our 3 days in Porto.

    In this adventure I must say the guide did not tried to alleviate these events and became very adversarial. Obviously she was also a victim of the situation but did not do any effort to diminished our frustrations. Considering the problems we had in Porto, not being able to enjoy the city and staying in a -3 stars hotel

    Hoping these comments will help you to improve
    Normand from Canada

  • 28-Jun-2016

    This tour was great. Except one thing - we did not spent enough time in Porto as was promised. Instead we traveled to Santiago de Compastelo Spain. I preferred to stay in Porto. I believe that Viator should change the description of that.
    Our guide Ana is very knowledgeable. She gave us a lot of very interesting information.

  • 28-Jun-2016

    This tour was great. Except one thing - we did not spent enough time in Porto as was promised. Instead we traveled to Santiago de Compastelo Spain. I preferred to stay in Porto. I believe that Viator should change the description of that.
    Our guide Ana is very knowledgeable. She gave us a lot of very interesting information.

  • 27-Jun-2016

    I HAVE TO SAY I REALLY ENJOYED THIS TRIP. MY ONLY COMPLAINT WAS THAT WE HAD TO GO THROUGH ENGLISH POUTUGESE and SPANISH WHICH SEEMED TO GO ON FOR SO LONG. OUR GUIDE JOANNA WAS EXCELLENT and MUCH TO MY DELIGHT WE VISITED SAN T AGO WHICH WASNT LISTED ON YOUR ITINERARY BUT WE WERE TOLD IT HAD BEEN CHANGED FOR 2 YEARS. VERY IMPRESSED. I WILL DEFINATLEY DO ANOTHER ONE.

  • 11-Oct-2015

    You must change the program and include Portugal city tour because then program was very boring

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