Classic Portugal

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Best time to go: March to November

6 Nights | from £1,635pp

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore neighbourhood Lisbon, from its riverside quarter to its lively hill tops
  • View the staggering art collection at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
  • Discover ancient, UNESCO-listed Ribeira, the Roman ruins of which lie beneath the city’s foundations
  • Head to the adegas – wine cellars on the harbour – for a taste of local Port.

Day 1 Lisbon
Lying on the River Tagus and spread over seven hills, Lisbon is a glorious, waterfront tumble of a city, seeped in history and full of life. Head to your hotel in the Bairro Alto, Lisbon’s most dynamic district.
Bairro Alto Hotel

Day 2 Lisbon
Your first morning in Lisbon will provide an insightful introduc-tion to the city, which sprawls over seven hills. Lisbon has distinct areas such as the fascinating Alfama Quarter, with its steep streets and alleys, and the Baixa, Lisbon’s main shopping and banking district. Visit Portugal’s finest museum – the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and find a quiet sanctuary set in its own lush grounds. The collection was donated to the people of Portugal by an Armenian oil magnate and the quality of the pieces is magnificent.
Bairro Alto Hotel | Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Lisbon
Explore the city on your own, take to the trams and be sure to visit the Mercato Ribeira for the best street food Europe has to offer. Perhaps relax at the Parque das Nações along the banks of the River Tagus, hire a bicycle and cross the Vasco da Gama bridge, the longest in Europe or ride across the river in the cable car.
Bairro Alto Hotel | Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Lisbon / Coimbra / Porto
Leave Lisbon behind with your driver and guide and head northwards to Porto, Portugal’s wonderful second city. En route you will stop in Coimbra, which is considered a special place amongst the Portuguese, not least because it is the seat of Portugal’s oldest university. Your guide will help you uncover this attractive city with its old cathedral cloister and university library and will also be happy to recommend somewhere to sample some local specialties for lunch, before you’re driven to Porto. When you reach Porto, check into the Yeatman, your riverside home for two nights.
The Yeatman | Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Porto
Porto embodies the Portuguese ‘good life’: wine, music, good food, sea air. This morning our expert guide will show you the best of the city of Porto, which has a glorious location on a steep hillside above the River Douro. You’ll visit the Cais da Ribeira, the quayside of the fascinating Ribeira dis-trict, and some of the city’s most beautiful monuments includ-ing the opulent 19th century Stock Exchange, the St Francisco Church and also enjoy a port wine tasting at one of the famous port wine lodges.
The Yeatman | Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Porto
Spend today exploring Porto under your own steam; we suggest taking a short trip to Porto’s stunning Atlantic beaches, such as Miramar in Vila Nova de Gaia.
The Yeatman | Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Porto / UK
Head to the airport for your flight home.
Meals: Breakfast

Pricing
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 7 day suggested holiday will cost from £1,635 per person, based on two sharing, including international flights.

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Best time to be there

Spring and autumn are the most pleasant times to visit. July and August can be very hot, especially in the sheltered bays of the
Algarve in the south, though this region is especially pleasant and mild during the winter months. Madeira and the Azores benefit from the warming influence of the Gulf Stream, so can be visited year round.

Fly to

Faro and Lisbon (British Airways); Porto and Funchal (Tap Air Portugal)

flying time

2 hours

time difference

Same as GMT

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