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Lisbon, Coimbra & Porto

Half way between Lisbon and Porto, Coimbra is a charming historic university town well worth exploring

7 nights from £429 pp

Depart: UK Airports

Idyllic scenery, history, medieval castles and outstanding food make Portugal a country worthy of visiting time and time again...

Departures from UK airports are available throughout the year. Flight schedules vary between airports and seasons so please contact us for details of flights operating from your local airport. The lead-in price from £429pp is available in the low season from November through to March. April to October prices start from £529pp. The price is based on two people sharing a twin/double room and may vary depending on choice of departure date and airport. All holidays are tailor-made with extra nights, single rooms and hotel upgrades available at a supplement.

Your itinerary


Day 1

Fly direct to Lisbon. On arrival join the private transfer to your hotel where you will spend 3 nights.


Day 2

Lisbon: Explore the most historic district of Alfama. Perched high above the city you will find a mix of narrow, cobbled streets and historic buildings, influenced indelibly by the area's Moorish origins.


Day 3

Lisbon: Continue to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of a capital city that doesn't come with all the usual commotion of being a nation's capital!


Day 4

Make your own way to the station for the journey by rail to Coimbra. The journey time is approximately 1hr 50mins.


Day 5

Coimbra: Atmospheric and beautiful, the city is home to Portugal's greatest university.


Day 6

Make your own way to the station for the journey by rail to Porto where you will spend 2 nights.


Day 7

Porto: Wander the historic Ribeira district, a Unesco World Heritage Site. For a relaxing afternoon why not cross the water and familiarise yourself with Porto's most celebrated export  - the port wine from the cellars of the Vila Nova Gaia.


Day 8

Join the private transfer from your hotel to the airport for the return flight to the UK.


Your Holiday Price Includes

 Direct flights from UK airports to Lisbon returning from Porto
 3 nights central 3* hotel sharing a twin/double room in Lisbon
 2 nights central 3* hotel sharing a twin/double room in Coimbra
 2 nights central 3* hotel sharing a twin/double room in Porto
 Standard class rail travel from Lisbon to Coimbra
 Standard class rail travel from Coimbra to Porto
 Return airport transfers
 VAT
 UK Air Passenger Duty
 Breakfast
 Airport Taxes
 Services of Our 24 hour duty manager
 Checked Baggage

Your Holiday Hotels

Our opinion…This hotel offers good facilities at a very affordable price. It is very popular due to its great location, walking distance to Marques de Pombal square and other main attractions.

Location... Set in a historical building facing the delightful park Eduardo VII, this city hotel is conveniently located just off Marquês de Pombal Square and close to Avenida da Liberdade with its elegant shops and boutiques

Accommodation… All the rooms are decorated in a classical style. Facilities include insulated windows, a working space and free Wi-Fi and are equipped with LCD TV, telephone, mini-bar, safe-box and hair dryer in the bath-room.

 Facilities... The hotel bar offers a wide variety of sandwiches, soft drinks, wines and local beers.

14 Reviews

Our opinion… An ideal base from which to explore Coimbra

Location… C. Abel Dias Urbano 12. The Hotel Dona Ines is located in the commercial heart of Coimbra, beside Rio Mondego. The hotel is about a 15 minute walk from the downtown area.

Accommodation… All rooms are ensuite and come with safety deposit Box, air conditioning, desk, hairdryer, telephone, radio, satellite channels, flat-screen TV and Minibar. Free WiFi is available in all rooms.

Facilities… The hotel has a bar, restaurant and outdoor pool.

1 Reviews


Our opinion… This hotel enjoys a great location, it’s ideal for a weekend in the city, being close to the main monuments, restaurants and bars.

Location… Praca da Batalha, 127 - 130, Porto. Ideally located at one of the main squares in Porto, Praça da Batalha. The Quality Inn Porto hotel is just minutes from popular attractions like the University of Porto, the Crystal Palace Garden and Music Hall.
The Porto Wine Cellars are just 3 km away whilst the Douro River with the iconic D. Luís Bridge is 300 metres away.

Accommodation… 113 modern sound proofed, air conditioned rooms with tea and coffee-making facilities and satellite TV.

Facilities… Breakfast room and bar/lounge.

Transport… Quality Inn Porto is a 5-minute walk from São Bento Metro Station.

17 Reviews

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