Northern Portugal Discovery

This 6-day itinerary offers a comprehensive exploration of the northern region of Portugal, combining historical, cultural, religious experiences
Exploring the northern region of Portugal from Lisbon and back is a captivating journey that will immerse you in the country's rich history, picturesque landscapes, and unique culture. This North of Portugal tour includes stops in Nazaré, a charming coastal town known for its big waves. Travel to Coimbra, home to one of Europe's oldest universities, and delve into the heart of Porto, Portugal's second-largest city. Venture into the Douro Valley, and admire the breathtaking landscapes and terraced vineyards. Travel to Guimarães, and explore the impressive castle of Tomar
6 Days from $2059/person CAD
Food & Wine
Off The Beaten Path
UNESCO World Heritage Sites


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Primary Location

Portugal, Europe


Various Saturday departures until March 2025


  • Accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • Daly Breakfast
  • Visits with an expert multilingual tour guide throughout the tour as per itinerary
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus or minivan
  • Entry into the following monuments: Batalha Monastery, Coimbra University, Palácio da Bolsa (Porto), St. Francisco Church (Porto), Mateus Palace Gardens, Convent of Christ (Tomar)

Not Included:

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Local city tax for overnight stays
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change

Optional Extras:

  • Optional Tours on Day 4 in Porto (Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket, or Fado Night in Porto)
  • Airport Transfers
  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • All optional excursions are subject to change and are based on availability. Optional excursions can be booked with the Tour Escort

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You can request to book this tour privately, travelling only with people you know.

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This morning, you will be picked up from a centrally located hotel in Lisbon, or at a central location in Lisbon. Please ensure that you are in Lisbon the day before the tour starts. If you need assistance in booking a hotel, we are more than happy to help.

From Lisbon, the tour will head to Obidos surrounded by medieval walls, windmills, and fruit trees to see the unique architecture and crafts and taste the famous bitter cherry liquor.

The next stop is Alcobaca with the first and largest gothic church in Portugal and the burial site of Ines de Castro. To see a traditional fishing village and seaside resort, a stop is made in Nazare. Heading to Fatima for the night a stop is made in Batalha at the famous monastery and tomb of Henry the Navigator. You will have the opportunity to attend the candle-lit procession in Fatima. Overnight in Fatima.

Accommodation at the Hotel Sainte-Marie, Fatima, or similar


After breakfast at the hotel, you will depart for Coimbra to see one of the oldest universities in the world with its magnificent baroque library. You will see St. Clara Church where lies, Queen St. Isabel. In the afternoon you will enjoy Aveiro, known as Portugal’s Venice because of its many canals and graceful boats. The tour continues to Porto. Overnight in Porto. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Vila Galé, Porto, or similar


After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will lead you to a riverside living amphitheater with old houses, palaces, and churches. We continue to Minho, the northwest region of Portugal that offers natural green sceneries and sparkling “green wine”. Stop at Guimaraes – the cradle of the nation, the birthplace of the first king of Portugal, where, walking along the historic center, for moments one is plunged back into medieval times. Visit the Sacred Hill, crowned by the Castle, as well as the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança, with an original building that dates back to the 15th century.

Then drive to Braga known as the “Portuguese Rome” for its concentration of religious architecture, as the oldest Cathedral of the country, and the Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary with famous baroque stairways and gardens. After continuing to Barcelos, a historical city rich in popular handicrafts where the Galo de Barcelos (the rooster of Barcelos) legend was born making the rooster a Portuguese icon. Return to Porto overnight. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Vila Galé, Porto, or similar


Enjoy time at leisure to explore picture-perfect Porto at your own pace, or relax at your hotel. Optional tours are available including the Hop-Off-Hop-On City bus to explore the many highlights of the city or experience live Portuguese fado music in the evening. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Vila Galé, Porto, or similar


After breakfast, depart to Amarante, a charming town known for the promotion of love and marriage and its beautiful market. The drive continues to Vila Real to visit the gardens of the manor of Mateus. Then, we enter the demarcated port region through vineyards and breathtaking landscapes. Stop in Lamego, overlooked by N.S Remedios, and trying some of the local delicacies here is highly recommended. Continue to the mountainous land of Viseu, a beautiful city in the shadow of a cathedral. We tour the center and its busy commercial zone. Arrival in Urgeirica. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Urgeirica, Urgeirica, or similar


After breakfast, the tour continues to Bussaco with its forest of exotic trees. Then on to Tomar, a city whose development is closely interlinked with the Order of the Templars. It was Dom Gualdim Pais, the first Grand Master of the Order in Portugal who founded the castle and the remarkable Convent of Christ within. Enlarged and altered over the centuries, the complex displays the influences of various architectural styles; it is the centerpiece of the city and classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Return to Lisbon in the late afternoon and end of services. Meals: B

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