Portugal is one of the world’s countries with the highest number of World Heritage sites recognized by UNESCO.
From north to south, thirteen unique locations possess with pride and satisfaction, that distinction given by Unesco.
This holiday program will take you to visit many of these locations, with the help of a Local Host, dealing with all the details, going with you on the trip and leaving you the best part: Have fun!
Come along! Discover the World Heritage Sites in Portugal!
Day 1: Welcome at Porto airport. Transfer to your hotel. Before dinner, we’ll take a evening walk through Porto.
Day 2: Porto is a charming city located on the north bank of the River Douro, considered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The historic center of Porto is the city’s oldest area and corresponds to the representative urban fabric of the medieval origins of the city, with an area of about 49 hectares. We will visit some places of great interest, including the primitive wall, the Fernandina wall, the São Bento station, the square of the Ribeira, the Porto Cathedral, the Church and Tower of the Clerics. We also discover the zona Ribeirinha (waterfront zone).
Day 3: We will head north, to visit the city of Guimarães. It is a city with a strong historical past, linked to the birth of Portugal. The historic center is a faithfully preserved unique vestige, composed by squares and an architecture and traditional building techniques. Apart from the historical center, we will visit the Palace of the Dukes of Braganca and Guimaraes Castle. On return to Porto, a stop in the city of Braga, with a visit to the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte and the Republic Square, the historic center of Braga.
Day 4: Day to discover the city of Coimbra. Besides the University, was also recognized the uptown, that has developed in harmony with the University. It’s also part of the World Heritage Site the Sofia street, originally Santa Sofia street, due to the numerous colleges belonging to religious orders.
Day 5: Free day to enjoy the city of Porto.
Day 6: Departure towards the Douro Valley, the oldest demarcated region of the world, declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 2001. This distinction is due to the unique character of its landscape, its natural relationship with the culture of wine, olive oil and almond trees, and the diversity of the local architecture. Peso da Régua will be the starting point to the small town of Pinhão. We will visit the old train station which today operates as a museum and has a unique collection of pieces connected to wine and vineyard. We will also visit a producer of Port wine, and do a wine tasting.
Day 7: On this day we will visit the cave engravings of the Foz Côa Valley. It is an area inhabited by man for more than twenty-thousand years, with indelible marks of his passage. There are paintings and cave engravings, spread across six places, which represent the life in the Paleolithic period.
Day 8: Check out at the hotel and departure to the airport of Porto. We hope you will take a bit of Portugal in your heart. As for us, we love to be your host in Portugal!
Nights in: Porto | Peso da Régua
Customize your trip:
|LOW (November to May)||890€||1090€||1.390€|
|MEDIUM (June and October)||990€||1.390€||1.690€|
|HIGH (July to September )||1.490€||1.750€||2.290€|
*Guaranteed departures for minimum groups of 6 people.
**Double Occupancy, Land Package. For other dates, please ask for a quote.
STANDARD: |Porto| Quality Inn Portus Cale or similar |Peso da Régua| Hotel Régua Douro or similar
CONFORT: |Porto| Hotel Dom Henrique or similar |Peso da Régua| Quinta da Pacheca or similar
QUALITY: |Porto| Hotel Infante Sagres or similar |Peso da Régua| Quinta da Pacheca or similar
Notes: Pricing is valid through the date listed for each itinerary (all pricing is subject to change until booked and confirmed). Holiday season supplements apply for Christmas, New Years, Portuguese Holidays and Easter travel dates. Specials and/or lower rates may apply for November to May travel dates.
All itineraries are land only and international airfare is quoted separately. Itinerary adjustments may be necessary depending on your international flight schedule.
Please contact us to discuss your travel details.
You'll be able to customize your trip, according to your interests and needs.
You’ll have the opportunity to experience the culture like a local.
You’ll have the possibility to define a budget that suits you.