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 PORTO

Destination(s) : Porto Portugal
A lot of investments have made the city win a lot of awards in the past years, namely Top 10 Destination in the world, Best wine Tourism award and European Best Destination award from European Travellers Choice.

Located along the Douro river estuary in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centers, and the whole city was registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Its settlement dates back many centuries, when it was an outpost of the Roman Empire. Its Latin name, Portus Cale, has been referred to as the origin for the name "Portugal". 

Known mostly for the fortified Porto wine and for the fascinating and exciting night life, the second largest city in Portugal has many impressive sights, some dating from hundreds of centuries ago: cathedrals, palaces, museums, towers create an unforgettable atmosphere that takes us back centuries ago to the glorious period of the Discovery Age.

The hotspots of Porto include:

Porto Cathedral (Sé do Porto)
Located in the historical part of the city Sé was built in the 12th century, resembling more a medieval fortress than a church with a splendid view from the top of the edifice.

Clerigos Tower
 This tower is one of the symbols of Oporto and from there you can admire most of the city’s attractions. This magnificent monument that seems to guard the entire city from 76 meters high was built in the 18th century and is part of Clerigos Church.

Dom Luis Bridge
Connecting Porto and Gaia over Douro river, Dom Luis Bridge is 172 meters long and it used to hold the world record for the longest bridge at the time of its construction, in 1881. The concept of this iron bridge belongs to Eiffel’s partner, Téophile Seyrig. The glittering lights placed alongside the bridge can be seen from far away in the city, representing a major attraction for tourists and their cameras.

Sao Francisco Church 
One of the most opulent edifices in the entire Europe, a symbol of the Church’s power and wealth in the 14th century, Sao Francisco Church should definitely be on your visiting list. Combining in a unique way elements of Baroque and Gothic style, the monument displays wonderful motifs of wood carvings, marble and gold. 

Cais da Ribeira
The “Soul of Porto” as many locals call it, represents the medieval part of the city and the most touristic area in Porto. Small cobbled streets, leading to Praça da Ribeira, ancient houses and plenty of terraces, located near the quayside, create a special atmosphere for everyone that wants to have a drink in this picturesque spot. 


For those that love the cruises environment Douro River offers a lot of experiences and options. There are plenty of cheap options of boats that will take you around for sightseeing on the city for one hour from the river point of view. If you have a higher budget and more time, you can enjoy the 3 or 7 days cruises in the Douro River Valley. There are also a lot of five star cruises that will take you upstream the Douro River so that you can enjoy the views and tranquility of the river valleys and the landscapes of the countryside along with great food and amazing facilities.

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Enjoy Portugal in MyOwnTours exclusive week tour!! A week of culture, history and beauty!

Cities - PORTO - COIMBRA - LISBON

Day 01 - Arrival

Arrive in Porto and check in your hotel. Depending on the hour of arrival, enjoy the afternoon/evening nearby the hotel. Relax and delight yourself with your first Portuguese dinner. Overnight at the hotel

Day 02 - Porto Sightseeing

Have a great start of the day with a good breakfast at the hotel. It will help you get the energy you need for this day full of new experiences.

Jump into the hop-on-hop-off bus and enjoy great panoramic views its carefully designed route in Porto's main highlights. You can customize your own sightseeing itinerary with this fun, flexible tour.

The tour will let you discover famous wine houses where you can do some wine tasting, El Corte Inglés - one of the biggest department stores in Portugal, and plenty of monuments like Sé Cathedral, famous for its magnificent artworks and gorgeous blue and white tile decorations, Torre dos Clérigos, Aliados Avenue and Infante D.Henrique bridge. During the tours you will have informative audio commentaries so that you dont miss a thing. 
Enjoy evening in Baixa/downtown. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 - Douro River Cruise (subject to weather conditions)

Enjoy a full day of natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes with a Douro river cruise - Boat upstream and train downstream. 

Leaving Porto right in the morning you will be served breakfast as the boat passes under some of the famous high level bridges and the urbanization is soon left behind leaving the steep banks with small villages and riverside homes.  As the journey continues the boat is raised by a series of locks, some being the highest in Europe. Enjoy lunch as the river passes through the demarcated port wine region of steeply terraced hills and mountains and white painted quintas until it reaches Regua, the important Port Wine town. To return to Porto you will be taken to the railway station and enjoy the beautiful way back now from the mountains to the river. Enjoy dinner and evening in Porto. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04 - Porto to Coimbra

Enjoy breakfast and check out of the hotel. Proceed to the train station that will take you to Coimbra, the city of students. Check in the hotel in Coimbra and proceed to the downtown of Coimbra - baixa, nearby the hotel, where there are countless restaurants for you to enjoy a good lunch. 

After your meal, proceed to the heart of the city, the University of Coimbra. To get there, try the hard but beautiful way through the tiny medieval streets. Start climbing the ancient stairs-street Quebra Costas that will lead you to the famous Sé (cathedral), one of the most important Romanesque Roman Catholic buildings in Portugal. Afterwards, continue climbing the city until you reach the University where you can contemplate its energy, oponence and ancient traditions, still so alive. The library Joanina, Sala dos Capelos and Porta Férrea.

Going out of the University, proceed to the Botanical Garden and relax in this place full of tranquility and romantic places. Discover the surrounding streets, have a good meal and if you are into party and nighlife, you should definetly try the countless clubs, bars and cafés of the city. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 05 - Coimbra to Lisbon

Enjoy breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed to the train that will take you to Lisbon. In Lisbon check in the hotel and then enjoy lunch in one of the recomended places. Afterwards, proceed to the castle of Saint George. The castle is located on the top of a hill creating the best views and landscapes for you to delight your eyes and feed your soul with the beauty of the river Tagus and the roofs of the city houses. 
After the castle, go down the medieval streets until you reach the organized streets flanked by uniform and neoclassical buildings - baixa or downtown.
Enjoy dinner in Chiado, the party place of Lisbon with vibrant nights and good restaurants. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06 - Belem & Sintra

Enjoy breakfast and proceed to Belem in a 20minutes ride in the old tram of Lisbon. In Belém you will find 3 important icons of Portugal history and culture: Belém Tower, Jeronimos Monestary and ... the most famous portuguese egg tart! Enjoy lunch and proceed to Sintra to the park and national palace of Pena, the most romantic place in Portugal. Come back to Lisbon by sunset. Enjoy dinner and the lisboeta nightlife.

Day 07 - Shopping & Fun

Enjoy breakfast and this last day is free for you to explore the modern side of Lisbon in a relaxed fashion. called Nations Park, this other side of Lisbonis the most recent part of the city. Created in 1998 for a World Exposition, it is now a leisure, commercial and residential area. Main attractions are Vasco da Gama shopping mall,  the Tower, the volcano fountains and the Oceanarium, the largest indoor aquarium in Europe. Enjoy full day shopping, eating and visiting all the attractions near the calm waters of the Tagus river. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 08 - Departure

Enjoy breakfast and check out of the hotel. Transport to the airport depending on the hour of departure.


Final Price: 990€/pax

Price includes:
- 03 nights Porto
- 01 night Coimbra
- 03 nights Lisbon
- Breakfasts
- Pick up from airport in private taxi (Porto)
- Drop off at airport in private taxi (Lisbon)
- Return transportation train station of Porto, Coimbra & Lisbon
- Hop-On-Hop-Off Porto
- Porto cruise & train tickets (with breakfast and lunch)
- Tickets for University Tour and Botanical Garden in Coimbra
- Full Day metro, bus, train and tram single card for Lisbon public transport system
- Ticket to Park and Palace of Pena in Sintra
- Ticket to Jeronimos Monestary
- MyOwnTours maps of Porto, Coimbra and Lisbon/Belem/Sintra with recomendations, instructions and tips

Price considerations:
- 4 star hotels in central areas only;
- Double occupancy;
- Cruise subject to be canceled if weather is not apropriate (price will be refunded);
- Prices subject to change depending on season, availability, hotels and number of pax traveling;

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