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Portugal: Village Walks & the Douro Valley Escorted Small Group Coach Tour

Discover the enchanting medieval towns and hamlets of Portugal, steeped in history and timeless architecture. Experience the stunning Douro Valley's vineyards and olive groves, and savor the region's unique flavours of food and wine. Unwind in charming villages like Monsanto and Penha Garcia's natural pools.

Portugal: Village Walks & the Douro Valley Escorted Small Group Coach Tour

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DEPARTURE DATE: October 7, 2024
Countries Visited: Portugal

OVERVIEW

An ideal balance of city and countryside, walk through medieval towns and village hamlets as Portugal steals your heart on this 8-day active discovery. A feast for the senses, savour the regions' delicious food with fresh, local ingredients and hike along the vineyard and olive grove-laced landscapes of the Douro Valley, with pit stops to sample some of the delicious wines and delicacies of the region. Finish in Porto as a final course to cap off the perfect week. Rich in history and culture, experience Portugal as never before.

Travel Style: The Geluxe Collection
With perfectly paced itineraries, one-of-a-kind accommodations, and comfort at their very core, these premium active trips are adventure at its finest.

Service Level: Upgraded
Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average
Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group
Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12.

Age requirement: 18+

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
October 7, 2024from $5,619 CADPer Person

What's Included

  • 7 night escorted small group coach tour from Lisbon to Porto
  • 7 night hotel accommodations
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Hike the Rota dos Abutres from Salvaterra do Extremo
  • Village-to-village hike from Idanha-a-Velha to Monsanto with a local guide
  • Visit the natural pools of Penha Garcia
  • Hike from Casteleiros to Sotrelha and visit the castle
  • Hike in Serra da Estrela National Park to the Vale do Rossim Lagoon
  • Hike past vineyards in the Douro Valley along the Corgo River
  • Hike to the Casal de Loives from Pinhão
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Taxes

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Mon Oct 7Medelim: Portugal’s Countryside
2Tue Oct 8Medelim: Historic Village Hikes
3Wed Oct 9Manteigas: Hike to a Castle in the Sky
4Thu Oct 10Amarante: Explore Serra da Estrela National Park
5Fri Oct 11Amarante: Douro Valley Walk Along the Vineyards
6Sat Oct 12Amarante: Hike to Casal de Loivos
7Sun Oct 13Porto: Your OMG Day
8Mon Oct 14Porto

Day 1 – Medelim: Portugal’s Countryside

Speckled with charming and picturesque villages, Portugal will transport you into a fairytale from the the coast to the mountains. Dream of village-to-village hikes and delicious food as you head off into the countryside towards the Spanish border. We welcome you to Portugal, and invite you to savour the sights, sounds and flavours of the adventure to come.

Meals included: Lunch | Dinner

Day 2 – Medelim: Historic Village Hikes

Travel back in time over 1000 years to an era of castles, legends and traditions. Deemed one of Portugal’s 12 Historic Villages, Idanha-a-Velha will connect you to a time of conquerors as you traverse the paths through historic stone walls and castles. On the hike to Monsanto, hear the tales of this region’s fascinating history under fig and olive trees. Just up the road, the natural pools and a small waterfall at Penha Garcia offer the perfect place to conclude today’s adventure.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 – Manteigas: Hike to a Castle in the Sky

The enchanting Sortelha Castle stands on a crag at an altitude of 760 meters. It looms over the most mysterious of all the historic villages, where you will soon lose yourself in a maze of alleys and lanes as you hike up to the lofty castle. It is a place where time seems to have stood still. The wind whistles round the corners and hardly anyone passes by. This sentiment lingers when you arrive to the town of Belmonte after your hike in Sortelha.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 – Amarante: Explore Serra da Estrela National Park

In Portugal’s biggest National Park, rolling hills are interrupted by giant slabs of granite that protrude out of the ground. Pause to admire the beauty of this stark environment at the Chapel of Santiago before the hike leads you to the beautiful Vale do Rossim Lagoon.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 5 – Amarante: Douro Valley Walk Along the Vineyards

A tapestry of vineyards unfolds as you traverse Douro wine country, Portugal’s most esteemed wine region. With the perfect blend of nature and culture, crossing this picturesque countryside proves worthy of more than just wine tasting as you hike along a valley trail along the river. Soak in the incredible views as you sample some of the specialties of the land.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Foodie Moment Lunch With a View and Wine Pairings

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 6 – Amarante: Hike to Casal de Loivos

Mesmerizing mazes of vineyards scale the sides of the Pinhão hills. You will weave through historic village streets, beautiful buildings and up through paths draped with green grape vines. This hike allows for an endless panoramic riverscape and gorgeous views of the Douro River.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 – Porto: Your OMG Day

Porto is yours to discover today with a choice of two activities. Explore the best of Portugal’s second largest city on an e-bike tour through picturesque neighborhoods, along the coast to where the river meets the sea. Or choose to climb aboard a river cruise followed by a port wine tasting in the historic Vila de Nova Gaia area of the city.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 8 – Porto

Today your adventure comes to an end and you can depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

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