Gems of Northern Portugal

Coimbra | Porto | Serra da Estrela (7 Days)

See the best of Northern Portugal, and even cross the border into Spain. This route is designed as an ideal addition to a stay in Lisbon.

  • Step into a storybook in the charming walled village of Óbidos
  • Visit the typical fishing village of Nazaré
  • Spend time in the attractive university city of Coimbra
  • Discover the charming canal town of Aveiro
  • Marvel at the lovely sights of Porto and its rich history
  • Go off-the-beaten-path in the delightful towns of the Alto Minho region
  • Explore Spain’s magnificent pilgrimage town and cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
  • Be in awe of the beautiful Douro Valley vineyards and towns
  • Enjoy the beautiful landscapes and local culture of the Serra da Estrela region
  • See the Convent of Christ, headquarters of the Knights Templar
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Brief Itinerary
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Depart from Lisbon. Visit central Portugal, including medieval Óbidos, Nazaré fishing village and Batalha Monastery, en route to your hotel in Coimbra. Coimbra
Day 2 Visit Aveiro for a canal boat ride en route to your hotel in Porto. Guided city tour of Porto. Porto
Day 3 Day trip to the towns of the northern Minho region, including Guimarães, Braga and Barcelos. Porto
Day 4 Day trip to Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and Viana do Castelo. Porto
Day 5 Discover the Douro Valley and the Serra da Estrela mountain range en route to your nearby hotel in a town such as Manteigas or Covilhã. Serra da Estrela
Day 6 Day trip around the Serra da Estrela area, including the typical Portuguese town of Monsanto. Serra da Estrela
Day 7 Visit historic Tomar en route to Lisbon for departure or continuation of your stay.  

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