Purely Portugal

Tour highlights

  • Visit vineyards in the Douro Valley
  • Discover the cities of Porto, Lisbon and Lagos
  • Tour Sintra and the Pena Palace
  • Explore the rugged coastline of Cabo da Roca
  • Boat trip to Ponta da Piedade

Day 1 – 6: Porto and the Douro Valley

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Day 1 – Arrive at Orbitur Rio Alto

Meet your tour hosts and fellow members with a welcome drink and meal at the campsite’s restaurant.

Day 2 - A day at your leisure

Day 3 – A visit to Porto

The holiday starts off with a visit to this beautiful city. With the Douro River running through it, Porto is famous for its bridges and it’s Port (fortified wine), which is still stored and matured in cellars along the riverbank. Why not visit a cellar and try some for yourself?

Learn all about Porto’s historic centre, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and explore the colourful, narrow streets of the Ribeiro district.

Day 4 – A day excursion to the Douro Valley

Also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, these vineyards run alongside the Douro River in this dramatic but peaceful landscape. Although Port is the main product of the vineyards here, white wines, sparkling and more recently, rosés are also made from the various grape varieties grown here.

Day 5 – Departure from site and arrival at Vale Paraíso Naturpark

Settle in on site and relax with a welcome drink.

Day 6 – Nazaré and Óbidos

Visit the nearby town of Nazaré this morning – a popular seaside resort on the ‘Silver Coast’ of Portugal. Then, after lunch in a local restaurant, visit the medieval village of Óbidos and admire its pretty cobbled streets, its architecture and learn about its history. End the day with a local cherry liqueur tasting session.

Day 7 – 12: Lisbon and Cabo da Roca

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Day 7 – Free day

Day 8 – An excursion to Fátima and Batalha

Today take a trip to Fátima, a site of religious significance following the holy apparitions as witnessed by the three little shepherds. Find out all about this and more. Then, after lunch in a local restaurant, trek into the Moeda (or Coin) Caves and marvel at the underwater lakes, stalactites and stalagmites. End the day with a visit to the monastery of Batalha, an important national monument and UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day 9 – Departure from Vale Paraíso Naturpark and arrival at Camping Guincho

Arrive at Guincho to a welcome drink and meal after your journey.

Day 10 – Free day

A free day at your leisure to relax after your excursions and travels.

Day 11 – An excursion to Lisbon

Enjoy a coach excursion to Lisbon today and explore this hilly, coastal city and the capital of Portugal. This buzzing city is built on no less than 7 hills! But don’t let that put you off. The iconic 1930’s number 28 yellow tram (of which there are many) is the main mode of transport here, as well as the famous street funiculars that tackle the steeper areas of the city. Whilst here, why not try some local specialities such as cod fishcakes or ‘pasteis de nata’ (a custard type tart)?

Day 12 – Cabo da Roca and Sintra

In the morning, take a trip to Cabo da Roca, the most westerly point of Europe. Take in the fabulous views of this rugged coastline and cliffs, once thought to be the edge of the world.

In the afternoon, visit Sintra and the extraordinary Pena Palace. This palace, built by a German prince who had married into the Portuguese royal family, boasts colourful architecture and extensive gardens.

Day 13 – 19: Obidos and and Portimao

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Day 13 - Free day at your leisure

Why not go back and explore a bit more of Lisbon? Or perhaps the Quinta de Regaleira in Sintra and its stunning gardens?

Day 14 – Departure from site and Arrival at Turiscampo, Algarve

Settle in to this last site, right in the Algarve with a welcome drink in the evening.

Day 15 – A day at your leisure

Day 16 – An excursion to Portimão and a local winery

Today, visit the nearby town of Portimão. Spend the morning wandering its beautiful shopping areas and its marina. After free time for lunch, you will visit a local winery with a guided tour and wine tasting accompanied by specially selected tapas.

Day 17 - A trip to Lagos and boat trip to Ponta da Piedade

Discover Lagos' historic centre and its traditional charm. Then, in the afternoon, take a boat trip out to the Ponta da Piedada – a unique headland made of sandstone that has been carved into incredible formations such as rock pillars, tunnels and hidden grottos. The best way to see them is by boat.

Day 18 – Free day and farewell meal

A last chance to explore more of the Algarve. Why not visit Cape St Vincent – the most south-westerly point of Europe. Or perhaps head back into Lagos and buy some last-minute souvenirs. End the tour with a farewell meal at the campsite restaurant in the evening.

Day 19 – Departure from site

 

Please note that this itinerary may be subject to change and minimum numbers may apply.

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