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Grand Tour of Portugal

By train from south to north visiting remarkable cities, crossing scenic landscapes to regional and cultural capitals, through Portugal’s past, to Roman ruins, Moorish enclaves, and medieval towns

A leisurely way to travel the length of the country, with time to explore and enjoy five fascinating cities, punctuated with moving panoramas of Portugal’s scenic countryside, from the window of your train and the comfort of your seat. With two nights in each place, begin in Faro, its Moorish-walled, medieval town perfectly proportioned for effortless sightseeing. In intriguing Evora, Roman ruins, regal façades, a Gothic cathedral, and whitewashed houses all sit side-byside. At the centre point of the journey, Lisbon, on the Tagus estuary, is the first of three sentinel riverside cities on the tour, followed by Coimbra on the banks of the Mondego, and Porto straddling the Douro. Complementing each other in character, Lisbon is home to fountains, Fado singers in Old Town cafés, and vintage trams, in sunshine yellow.

Overview

  • Faro  - 2 nights
  • Évora  - 2 nights
  • Lisbon  - 2 nights
  • Coimbra  - 2 nights
  • Porto  - 2 nights
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Tour Highlights

  • Cultural & Rail Tour
  • Jules Verne Sightseeing
  • 3 UNESCO Sites
  • Local Expert Guides
  • Central Hotels

By train from south to north visiting remarkable cities, crossing scenic landscapes to regional and cultural capitals, through Portugal’s past, to Roman ruins, Moorish enclaves, and medieval towns

Notes:

Travel in between cities will be on Portuguese public trains which operate to pre-scheduled departure times and are generally reliable, clean and efficient. Rail journeys will vary from approximately one hour to just over four hours. Transfers from hotel to station and vice versa will be escorted and during each train journey you will be escorted to your train by a local guide and be required to carry your luggage through the station and onto the train. Whilst on the train you will have WiFi access (free) and an allocated seat number. Food and drinks are usually sold on board.

Accommodation

Hotel Eva - Faro

A centrally located 4-star hotel with restaurant, bar, pool, spa, WiFi (free) and 134 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV. An accommodation tax is payable locally, currently €1.50 per person per night.

M'AR De AR Muralhas - Évora

A 4-star hotel in the historic centre of Évora, five minutes’ walk from the Giraldo Square with restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 91 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

My Story Hotel Tejo - Lisbon

A 4-star hotel is located in the heart of Lisbon, close to the tram network, railway station and a choice of metro stations. Restaurant and WiFi (free). 135 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe and satellite TV. An accommodation tax is payable locally, currently €2 per person per night.

Dona Ines - Coimbra

A 4-star hotel within walking distance of the old town centre with restaurant, bar, pool, spa, WiFi (free) and 122 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Grand Hotel do Porto - Porto

A charming 3-star hotel, centrally located in a pedestrian zone. Restaurant, bar, WiFi (free) and 94 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV. Breakfast included. An accommodation tax is payable locally, currently €2 per person per night.
Notes:

An accommodation tax is payable locally, currently €2 per person per night in Lisbon and Porto and €1.5 per person per night in Faro.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
easyJet from Gatwick

May
May 14 (Tuesday)
  • On Request: Please Call
October
October 8 (Tuesday)
Price Includes:

Air travel and UK departure taxes, transfers, 10 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, itinerary as described, services of a guide and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Notes:

An accommodation tax is payable locally, currently €2 per person per night in Lisbon and Porto and €1.5 per person per night in Faro.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • 2024: May, Oct
  • £525
  • 2025: May, Oct
  • £685
  • 2025: Sep
  • £735
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £325
  • Arrival transfer
  • £20
  • Departure transfer
  • £23 (2025 £33)

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