The wait for information about our 2019 European Spring tours is now over! Following the resounding success of our recent bus tour through Spain, next year we offer a two-week Bus tour through Portugal (Tour B). For those who would also like to visit southern Spain there is an option to add a further week exploring the most significant historic and cultural sites in Granada, Cordoba and Seville (Tour A).
The itinerary takes us to some of the most fascinating and scenic locations in Portugal. It is designed to provide participants with an in-depth encounter of the places visited, as well as plenty of free time to relax and pursue individual interests. The tour includes a wide range of travel experiences along the route of the Camino Portugues. We explore the rich cultural heritage of fortified towns along the southern coast; visit Coimbra, home to the one of the oldest Universities in Europe; and enjoy local family hospitality at our rural homestay near legendary Tomar, former headquarters of the Order of the Knights Templar.
We wander through the medieval streets and sample port-wine vintages in the UNESCO World Heritage listed city of Oporto and take a half-day river cruise through the picturesque Douro Valley. Extended time is spent visiting some of the prettiest villages and towns in northern Portugal, including Ponte de Lima with its historic 20-arched bridge and tiny Guimares birthplace of Portugal’s first King. Those interested will have an opportunity to walk long-distance on one of the most picturesque parts of the Camino trail, for centuries followed by pilgrims on The Way to Santiago de Compostela. Our journey ends in Lisbon a vibrant cosmopolitan city that once played an important role in the Portuguese ‘Age of Discovery’.
Daily transport is provided in a 22 seater, air-conditioned coach; and we stay in comfortable 3 and 4 star ensuite apartments, hotels and guesthouses. Due to interest from those who have been on one or more of our previous tours, places are booking fast! Numbers are strictly limited to 20 participants. To make a reservation or to request further information ENQUIRE NOW! .