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Tour code: BEHDPLP-0

Tour Inclusions

  • 8 Nights
  • 12 Meals 8 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
  • Hotel
  • Driver
  • Tour Leader

Discover Portugal

  • 9 days
  • Portugal
  • Max 18 Passengers


From charming medieval villages to the cobbled streets of Porto, the remote Douro Valley and countless world-famous pilgrimage sites, this tour will give us a taste of the real Portugal - which still basks in the glow of ancient customs.


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  • Tour Starts/Ends
  • 1 Overnight Stop
  • Day Stop

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Enjoy a ride along the Douro River in a rabelo boat
  • Explore the magnificent Coimbra University and the Joanina Library
  • Taste delicious buttery cheeses at a traditional farm near Viseu

Tour Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - Lisbon - Sintra - Queluz

    Our journey will begin in Lisbon, where we’ll meet the group and kick off our itinerary with a visit to a tile painting atelier. You’ll have the opportunity to try your hand at producing your own keepsake before we move on to Sintra. We’ll enjoy a welcome dinner in a restaurant in Queluz this evening – accompanied by an atmospheric Fado performance. Accommodation: Pousada Palácio de Queluz (or similar)

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  • Day 2 - Queluz - Obidos - Nazare -Alvados

  • Day 3 - Alvados - Tomar - Alvados

  • Day 4 - Alvados - Coimbra - Viseu

  • Day 5 - Viseu - Lamego - Douro Valley

  • Day 6 - Douro Valley - Pinhao - Peso Da Regua - Duoro Valley

  • Day 7 - Duoro Valley - Amarante - Penafiel - Braga

  • Day 8 - Braga - Guimaraes - Braga

  • Day 9 - Braga - Porto

Tour Inclusions


8 nights in boutique accommodation


The Crew

Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver



Premium mini-coach transportation



Reviews Rating
  • 28th July 2019
    Review rating
    There were too many small towns where we stopped for lunch with absolutely nothing to do. Most shops were closed. 2hours plus was too long at theses destinations. Tour guide was friendly, but a bit indecisive. Lisbon, Nazare, Duoro Valley and Oporto were excellent. Fatima was good too, but only if you were interested.
  • 27th July 2019
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    Excellent guide, good hotels in convenient locations, well-planned itinerary
  • 21st July 2019
    Review rating
    The whole trip experience was well organized and set out. However, we (my wife and I) were required to complete a form attesting to our fitness to carry a suitcase, walk for several hours, etc., but, in talking to our fellow travellers, most knew nothing about such a form, particularly emphatic was one who booked direct on the Back Roads web site. You need to be consistent and some on our trip certainly could not, in all honesty, complete the form we signed.
  • 20th July 2019
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    Our guide was very knowledgeable and looked after our group well. I felt cared for as the lone vegetarian she made sure I had menu choices to suit ahead of the meal venue. Much appreciated. All our tour guides were exceptional. Our group melded well which added to the fun. Accommodation all memorable in a good way. Coach comfortable and drivers smooth.