Hidden Portugal

Hidden Portugal, as it has come to be known, remains to this day largely untouched by mass tourism. Our fantastic packaged tour allows us to discover the rugged coastline and dramatic mountain scenery, experience its fine food, visit its vineyards, historic cities and hilltop villages - prepared to be charmed...
Day 1 Arrival
Today we depart for our flight to Porto. On arrival we will be transferred to the Suave Mar Hotel.

Day 2 Porto
After breakfast we will be met by our guide for a full day excursion of Porto, where we will discover its charm, wandering through the mazes and alleys of the city. There is plenty to see, including the picturesque UNESSCO World Heritage Site of the Ribeira area, Sao Francisco church and traditional markets, before we enjoy a tour and tasting at one of Porto's many renowned port wine producers.

Day 3 Barcelos
Today, we enjoy a half day guided tour of Barcelos, a small town known for its pottery and the most widely recognised symbol of Portugal - the Barcelos cockerel. We can then enjoy the afternoon exploring.

Day 4 Esposende
Today, we have a full day at leisure enjoying the facilities at the hotel.

Day 5 Amarante & Quinta da Aveleda
After breakfast, we visit the charming town of Amarante, surrounded by prized vineyards. We have time to explore at leisure before we make our way to the amazing Quinta da Aveleda vineyard estate, and enjoy a wine tasting.

Day 6 Guimarães & Braga
This morning we make our way to the historic town of Guimarães where we will enjoy a guided tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, visiting historic Ducal Palace along the way. In the afternoon we travel to Braga for a visit to the Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary, one of the most remarkable examples of 18th century religious architecture, which is simply breathtakingly beautiful and decorated with fountains and stone carvings.

Day 7 Esposende
We spend our last day relaxing after our week's excursions.

Day 8 Departure
After breakfast this morning, we check out of our hotel and transfer back to the airport for our flight home.
Legend

Suave Mar Hotel

Braga, Portugal
The welcoming 3-star Suave Mar hotel is situated in Esposende facing the River Cavado offering fantastic views. Why not relax at the poolside bar or retire to your well equipped room all of which include air conditioning, satellite TV, safe and hairdryer.

Suave Mar Hotel

Esposende

7 Nights Half Board
Apr & Oct 2019 Twin from £759
May 2019 Twin from £774
Jun & Sept 2019 Twin from £834

Double for Sole Use Supplement from £139
Selected Dates Only

Inclusions
• Return flight from the UK
• Return airport transfer
• Porterage
• Choice of starter & main
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• 1/4l wine with dinner
• Full day coach hire to Porto
• Full day guide for excursion to Porto
• Guided tour of port wine estate & tasting
• Half day coach hire to Barcelos
• Half day guide for excursion to Barcelos
• Full day coach hire to Amarante & Quinta da Aveleda
• Wine tasting at Quinta da Aveleda
• Full day coach hire to Guimarães & Braga
• Full day guide for excursion to Guimarães & Braga
• Entrance to Ducal Palace
• Entrance to Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary
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Prices starting from...

£759 for 8 days

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Features of this tour

• Full day guide for excursion to Porto
• Guided tour of port wine estate & tasting
• Half day guide for excursion to Barcelos
• Wine tasting at Quinta da Aveleda
• Full day guide for excursion to Guimarães & Braga
• Entrance to Ducal Palace
• Entrance to Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary