Porto and Lisbon

Porto and Lisbon

Portugal - Porto and Lisbon

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Experience the best of Portugal on our fabulous holiday. Romantic Porto is a colourful dream with medieval relics, soaring bell towers and extravagant churches. In contrast, spread across the hillsides overlooking the Rio Rejo, Lisbon offers all the major attractions you would expect from Portugal’s capital city.


Hotel Mercure , Figueira da Foz * * * *

This Mercure Figueira da Foz is stunningly located right on the Praia da Clariade in the centre of the resort, ideal for exploring the city. • Stylish en-suite bedrooms • Television • Free Wi-Fi • Air conditioning • Minibar • Safe • Hairdryer • Restaurant • Bar • Lounge • Lift Accorhotels.com

Day 1

We travel to Portsmouth / Plymouth and board the overnight Brittany Ferries sailing to Santander. On board you can enjoy award winning service and top-class facilities including restaurants, stylish lounges and comfortable cabins.

Day 2

We disembark the ferry this morning and there is some free time to explore Santander, a picturesque coastal resort before we travel to the medieval city of Burgos for a short break. From here we continue on to Palencia for an overnight stay on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. ( D)

Day 3

Today we travel through the Portuguese countryside to the seaside resort of Figueira da Foz, the city at the mouth of the Mondego River. It offers extensive beaches of soft white sand which invite for a relaxing holiday. (B,D)

Day 4

Today we travel to beautiful Porto, Portugal’s second city where we enjoy a guided coach tour. The historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage City, and boasts many beautiful buildings and atmospheric squares. We then visit Cais de Gaia for an included lunch. Gaia’s Wharf is nowadays transformed into a pleasant tourist area, endowed with wonderful esplanades, restaurants and bars, with a great view over Porto’s historic centre. In the afternoon we visit a port wine estate and learn about the process of producing port whist enjoying a sample or two! (B, L,D)

Day 5

Today we visit Lisbon, Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city. Enjoy a guided coach tour before free time to explore at leisure. The city perfectly reflects Portuguese culture, which embraces modern culture whilst maintaining its unique heritage and traditions. (B,D)

Day 6

Our excursion today takes us to Coimbra where we enjoy a guided city tour by coach and on foot. Coimbra was the medieval capital of Portugal for over a hundred years, and its atmospheric, beautiful core cascades down a hillside in a lovely setting on the east bank of the Rio Mondego. It’s a multi-coloured collage of building spanning nearly a millennium. (B,D)

Day 7

Enjoy a day at leisure and discover a beautiful resort known as the ‘Queen of Beaches’. (B,D)

Day 8

It’s time to leave Portugal and make our way to Palencia in Spain where we stay once again on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. (B,)

Day 9

Spend a morning relaxing in the hotel before travelling to Santander to board the ferry for your return overnight trip back to the UK. (B)

Day 10

We arrive back in the UK and complete the journey home

Please Note

While we have carefully planned our programme to be as relaxing and informative as possible the tour does require a certain level of physical ability in order to walk reasonable distances, sometimes over uneven ground. Electric scooters and or wheelchairs would also not be suitable for this tour.

• Executive coach travel

• Return overnight ferry crossings in lower berth cabins (meals not included)

• 2 overnights dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation

• 2 overnights dinner, bed & breakfast in Palencia with ¼ bottle of wine and water with dinner and tea & coffee after dinner

• 5 nights dinner, bed & buffet breakfast accommodation in Figueria da Foz

• Welcome drink at main stay hotel

• Porterage at main stay hotel

• Guided coach tour of Porto

• Visit to Cais de Gaia with included lunch

• Tour and tasting at a port wine estate

• Guided coach tour of Lisbon

• Tour by coach and foot of Coimbra

• Free time in resort


Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated


Departure Dates

25th Jun 9 nights £1169

15th Oct 9 nights £1099


Hotels may charge you a tax during your tour which is beyond the control of Edwards Coaches and is entirely at the discretion of each hotel.

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Bracknell - Bagshot Road Opposite Glebewood Bus Stop
Bagshot Road - Before the Leisure Centre
Cardiff West Services Cardiff West Services Coach Park
Chieveley Services Chieveley Services (A34/M4) Newbury
Clackett Lane Services Clackett Lane Services, TN16 2ER (Anticlock)
Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet
Edwards Depot LLANTRISANT Edwards Depot, Llantrisant, CF72 8QZ
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