6 Days / 5 Nights - Northern Portugal is not only the birthplace of the nation, but a must-visit location for travelers who love to explore. In Northern Portugal, you can see colorful villages, historic cities, ancient castles, and religious shrines. Enjoy the picturesque drives along the vibrant mountains and rivers, or spend your days experiencing the flavors of Northern Portugal's gastronomy and famous vineyards. A voyage through the north is a unique experience and yours to treasure. Combine a visit to this region with a day trip to Santiago de Compostela for an unforgettable experience!
Day 1: Lisboa - Obidos - Alcobaca - Nazare - Batalha - Fatima (195 Km/122 miles)
As you depart from Lisbon, you'll ride through a landscape rich with windmills and fruit trees. Take in the incredible sights at four different stops, before arriving in Fatima where you will spend the night.
- Medieval architecture in Obidos
- Ginginha (bitter cherry liqueur) - Obidos
- Largest Gothic church in Portugal - Alcobaca
- Tombs of D.Pedro and Ines de Castro - Alcobaca
- Seaside fishing village of Nazare
- Monastery of Santa Maria de Victoria - Batalha
- Tomb of Henry the Navigator - Batalha
- Marian Shrine in Fatima
Day 2: Fatima - Coimbra - Aveiro - Porto (223 Km/140 miles)
After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you'll depart for Northern Portugal and the famous city of Porto. On your way, visit the historic city of Coimbra, where you can take in the University's baroque library and ancient traditions. You'll also get to experience "Portuguese Venice" as you stop in Aveiro before continuing on to Porto for the night.
- Coimbra University
- Fado Music
- St. Clara Church - Coimbra
- Tomb of Queen St. Isabel - Coimbra
- Canals of Aveiro
- Moliceiros (boats) and Ovos Moles (sweets) - Aveiro
Day 3: Porto - Guimaraes - Braga - Porto (138Km/88 miles)
On your third day, you'll get a full day tour of Minho, the northwest region of Portugal. You'll get a chance to see the natural green countryside, the birthplace of the first king of Portugal, the oldest Cathedral in Portugal, and more spectacular sights. You'll then return to Porto for another night.
- Sacred Hill - Guimaraes
- Palace of the Dukes of Braganca - Guimaraes
- Roman architecture in Braga
- Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary - Braga
Day 4: Porto - Santiago de Compostela - Porto (464Km/290 miles)
Set off for Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia in Spain. In 1985, UNESCO declared Santiago de Compostela a World Cultural Heritage center, and you have the entire day to freely discover this fascinating city before returning to Porto for the night.
- End of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route
- Praza do Obradoiro
- Parque de la Alameda
- Delicious drinks and seafood
Day 5: Porto - Amarante - Vila Real - Lamego - Viseu - Urgeiriça (232Km/145 miles)
Take the inland route as you begin your journey south to Lisbon once more. As you travel, you'll get to experience the stunning landscapes and vineyards of the Douro Valley, delicious foods, popular markets, and more.
- Markets of Amarante
- Tomb of Sao Goncalo - Amarante
- Manor of Mateus - Vila Real
- N.S. Remedios shrine - Lamego
- Bola de Lamego (smoked ham dish) - Lamego
- Dao Vineyards - Viseu
- Viseu Cathedral
Day 6: Urgeirica - Bussaco - Tomar - Lisboa (312 km/195 miles)
On the last day of your tour, you'll get a chance to experience the luxurious and exotic forests of Bussaco. Then you'll travel to the city of Tomar, which was built with assistance from the Order of the Knights Templar. Then, you'll return to Lisbon, where your adventure ends.
- Rare trees of Bussaco Forests
- Royal hunting lodge - Bussaco
- Convent of Christ - Tomar
It is recommended you book an extra night in Lisbon as the tour ends in the afternoon. Please contact us if you wish us to book an extra night.