7 Day Postcard from Portugal
CruisePlus Land Offer
Lisbon to Porto
November 9, 2018
Cosmos Land Tour
Embark on your affordable tour of Portugal’s Western cities to discover ancient architecture, art, and culture steeped in history. Throughout your journey from Lisbon to Porto, you’ll savour local cuisine and regional wines and experience breathtaking land- and seascapes.
- Savour local cuisine & regional wines
- Get immersed in one of Europe’s oldest cities – Lisbon, discovering Praca do Comércio, Belem Tower & more!
- Take the walking tour of Portugal’s 13th-century university & library in Coimbra
- Enjoy the views of Douro River in Porto & delight your taste buds with some Port wine
What we are Including
- 7-day professionally guided tour
- Full buffet breakfast daily & 1 dinner
- Private air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
- 1st class accommodations
- Included sightseeing with individual headsets
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN LISBON, PORTUGALCheck into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring Lisbon, the “City of Explorers.” Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
DAY 2 LISBONSituated on the Iberian Peninsula along the Tagus River and close to the Atlantic Ocean shores, Lisbon is continental Europe’s westernmost capital, and one of the oldest cities in the world. During your guided sightseeing, discover the elegant Praca do Comercio (Commerce Square), an elegant meeting point for locals and tourists. Also, see iconic Belem Tower, the ceremonial gateway to Lisbon; Jerónimos Monastery with the tomb of explorer Vasco da Gama; and Henry the Navigator’s Monument to the Discoveries. The rest of the day is at leisure—maybe wander through the historic Alfama quarter or visit one of the many intriguing museums.
DAY 3 LISBONToday is free to explore at your own pace. Consider joining the optional excursion to Évora with its well-preserved Old Town and captivating historic monuments, including a Roman temple dedicated to the goddess Diana and the grand 13th-century cathedral.
DAY 4 LISBON–OBIDOS–CONIMBRIGA–COIMBRATravel north to picturesque Obidos. Walk along its cobblestone streets and marvel at its wall, castle, and other excellent examples of medieval architecture. Next is Conimbriga, home to one of the largest ancient Roman settlements in the country. Visit the EXCAVATION SITE and see vestiges of the thermal baths, aqueducts, civic buildings, homes, amphitheatre, mosaic floors, and more. Later, arrive in Coimbra, where a walking tour with a Local Guide introduces you to the 13th-century university, Portugal’s oldest university, followed by a visit to its historical LIBRARY, built to showcase the wealth of the colonial empire and the power of the monarchy.
DAY 5 COIMBRA–OPORTO AREAThis morning, drive to history-steeped Oporto on the banks of the Douro River. Here, your Local Guide will introduce you to the city renowned for its Port wine and celebrated wine cellars along the riverbank. Later, walk around the Old Town and maybe enjoy a drink in one of the lively bars!
DAY 6 OPORTO AREARelax and enjoy a morning at leisure. This afternoon, how about an optional excursion to Guimarães, “Birthplace of Portugal,” with its mesmerizing medieval centre?
DAY 7 OPORTO AREAYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning.