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North and Central Route in Portugal

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This is a script created with all the rigor and knowledge, of this our Portugal. So that you feel relaxed and comfortable while traveling through our cultural, landscape and gastronomic heritage. Always with the presence of our drivers who accompany our customers giving the best restaurant tips and all the historical information of the places.
What to Expect
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Stop At: Castelo de S. Jorge, Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo, Lisbon 1100-129 Portugal

We will visit this castle built by the Moors in the 11th century. Here we will have the best Lisbon

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Cidade Baixa, Lisbon Portugal

In this is one of the most iconic parts of Lisbon, where we recognize its Pombal architecture and the Tagus River that unite in a symphony of colors and culture. We walk through the streets where we will taste one of Lisbon's most iconic pastels, the cod cake.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbon Portugal

Panoramic view of the avenue, through the Restauradores Square, Rossio Square and Figueira Square

Pass By: Alfama, Lisbon Portugal

Historical district known for its streets and alleys. Fado restaurants and festivities in Santo António.

Stop At: Torre de Belem Garden, Avenida de Brasilia avenida da torre de Belem/avenida de Brasilia next to combattentes memorial, Lisbon 1400-038 Portugal

Here we visit the Jeronimos monastery, the tower of Bethlehem and the pattern of the discoveries.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Centro Historico de Sintra, Sintra 2710-616 Portugal

We walk in this fantastic historic center, discovering all its charms and secrets.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Palacio Nacional de Sintra, Largo Rainha Dona Amelia, Sintra 2710-616 Portugal

Palace of the nineteenth century. One of the most visited palaces in Portugal, not only its history and grandeur stand out, but also the colors that appear in the distance as we approach (optional visit).

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Farol do cabo da Roca, Estrada do Cabo da Roca, Sintra 2705-001 Portugal

The westernmost point of Western Europe.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Cascais Marina, Avenida Rei Humberto II de Italia Casa de S. Bernardo, Cascais 2750-800 Portugal

Baia de Cascais and Estoril

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, Rua do Arco da Traicao, Coimbra 3000-056 Portugal

The University of Coimbra, with its fabulous Joanina Library. We will walk through the historical center discovering the charms of the city by the arc of the Almedina and visiting the Santa Cruz Monastery, where is the tomb of the first King of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques. Going down to the lower part of town we will dazzle ourselves with beautiful squares and with the view on the Mondego River.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Alfandega Porto Congress Centre, Rua Nova da Alfandega, Porto 4050-430 Portugal

We will start at the top of Porto, an unconquered city where we will visit the Cathedral, the beautiful São Bento station as its magnificent tile panels. We pass the Ponte D. Luis enjoying the wonderful view of the Douro River, crossing to the city of Gaia. In the afternoon we will visit the Clérigos tower and the Lions square. We will take a panoramic tour at the mouth of the Douro where we finish our tour.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Pelourinho de Vila Nova de Gaia, Cais de Gaia, Av. de Ramos Pinto Roundabout, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-261 Portugal

In Gaia are located some cellars where is stored the Port Wine, here we will take a guided tour to the cellars with wine tasting at the end.

Duration: 1 minute

Stop At: Guimaraes Castle, Rua Conde D. Henrique Paço dos Duques, Guimaraes 4810-245 Portugal

Considered the first Portuguese castle, it was built by Countess Mumadona. Optional visit

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Centro Historico de Guimaraes, Guimaraes Portugal

"Cradle" of Portugal, where is the first Portuguese castle, the Paço dos Duques, we also visit the chapel of S. Miguel where we will be baptized the first King of Portugal and we will walk on foot through the historical center of the city appreciating the magnificent medieval streets and its charms.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bom Jesus do Monte, Estrada do Bom Jesus, 4715-056 Tenões, Portugal

A beautiful Sanctuary with the best views of Braga and also one of the only working examples of a water-powered lift / funicular.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Sao Goncalo Church, Praca da Republica, Amarante 4600-038 Portugal

 Our day will start with a wonderful tour of the Douro region. We will visit the city of Amarante, where the Roman Bridge over the River Tâmega stands and visit the Church of São Gonçalo.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: The Douro River, Portugal

We go to Alto Douro, we will make one of the most beautiful roads of Portugal (so considered), passing through Mesão Frio.  We stopped for a traditional lunch.  

Stop At: Rio Douro, Porto Portugal

 In the afternoon we will continue by magnificent landscapes between the vineyards of the region and the Douro River. Optional visit a winery producing wine.

Duration: 1 minute

Stop At: Pinhao Railway Station, Largo da Estacao, 5085, Pinhao 5085-037 Portugal

Visit to the famous railway station of Pinhão. We walked along the road from Régua to the town of Pinhão.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Paco dos Condes de Barcelos, Largo Doutor Martins Lima, Barcelos 4750-318 Portugal

Leaving Porto, we head towards Barcelos, where the famous Gallo de Barcelos legend is born, we cross its ancient streets full of history.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Igreja Matriz de Viana do Castelo, Largo do Instituto Historico do Minho, Viana do Castelo 4900-522 Portugal

Starting at Viana do Castelo, our first stop is in the fiery Basilica of Santa Luzia, situated at the top of the city this is the best view on Viana do Castelo.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Igreja Matriz de Viana do Castelo, Largo do Instituto Historico do Minho, Viana do Castelo 4900-522 Portugal

In the historical center we will wander through its streets and alleys, finding the cathedral and the ancient Paços dos Reis.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Aveiro Portugal

 Our first stop is in the beautiful city of Aveiro, known as the "Portuguese Venice".  In addition to its beautiful historic center with beautiful Art Deco mansions. The city has a rich cuisine and sweets. Aveiro is a city cut by Rias, and famous for its boats, the "moliceiros", boats whose function was to transport the molasses seaweed.  In the afternoon we return to Lisbon.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Ria de Aveiro, Aveiro Portugal

Guided trip by boat "Moliceiro".

Duration: 45 minutes
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Important Information
8 days
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • WiFi on board
  • Bottle of water
  • Entry/Admission - Pelourinho de Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Entry/Admission - Rio Douro
  • Lunch
  • Snack
  • Dinner
  • Entry/Admission - Castelo de S. Jorge
  • Entry/Admission - Cidade Baixa
  • Entry/Admission - Torre de Belem Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Centro Historico de Sintra
  • Entry/Admission - Palacio Nacional de Sintra
  • Entry/Admission - Farol do cabo da Roca
  • Entry/Admission - Cascais Marina
  • Entry/Admission - Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia
  • Entry/Admission - Alfandega Porto Congress Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Guimaraes Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Centro Historico de Guimaraes
  • Entry/Admission - Bom Jesus do Monte
  • Entry/Admission - Sao Goncalo Church
  • Entry/Admission - Ria de Aveiro
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Pets are welcome
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
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  • Duration: 8 days
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