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Great Road Trips: Portugal from Porto to Lisbon

World class wine and delicious seafood; hilltop villages and clifftop trails. Enjoy this and more on our relaxed journey between Portugal's greatest cities.

From the wine houses of Porto to the terraced vines of the Douro; from cork oak forests and hilltop villages to a rugged coastline of wild beaches in the Alentejo and up to the fado bars and trundling trams of Libson, this highly varied self drive trip immerses you into the nature, flavours and history of this enchanting country.

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Day 1 - Arrive in Porto

Arrive in Porto and make your way to your hotel in the heart of the city's Ribeira Quarter. Enjoy your first great views of the Douro river on an evening stroll with sunset views.
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Day 2 - Explore Porto with your guide

Meet your guide today to enjoy a privately guided day exploring Porto and the wineries of Vila de Gaia. They will also go over all your holiday details to make sure you have all you need.
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Day 3 - Explore the capital of Vinho Verde wine

Collect your car this morning and set off north to the small historical town of Ponte de Lima. On arrival, strike out on foot to explore the beautiful town, as well as the local Vinho Verde wine.
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Day 4 - Walk in the Peneda Geres National Park

Explore the mountains of Peneda Geres National park, with its beautiful granite mountains and ancient rural landscapes and traditions, best appreciated on foot from the village of Sistelo.
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Day 5 - Walk or cycle along the Minho river

Choose to hike or cycle along the Minho river this morning. In the afternoon head to your lovely small hotel at the beautiful mouth of the river, where the Minho meets the Atlantic ocean.
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Day 6 - Explore the Spanish side of the Minho

Cross the Minho river for a walk along the Spanish coast to the port of A Guarda, an ideal spot for a fish lunch. Later enjoy the history and views from one of the largest Iron Age sites in Iberia.
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Day 7 - Walk along the Atlantic, then travel to the Douro

Travel south today as you take a walk on the Atlantic coast with your guide, followed by a tour of the city port town Viana do Castelo. Travel to your wine hotel in the Douro and enjoy a first taste.

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