Portugal's Atlantic Coast
Portugal's Atlantic Coast
Following a relaxing cruise from the UK to Santander, traverse Spain to Portugal and explore the wonderful Atlantic coastline. This two centre tour includes stays in the stylish coastal towns of Póvoa de Varzim and Ericiera, near Estoril. Each of these attractive and stylish towns provides an excellent base from which to explore.
Povoa de Varzim • Porto • Lisbon • Sintra and Estoril
Day 1 Board the Brittany Ferries cruise ferry service to Santander. Relax and enjoy a night on board ship.
Day 2 Arrive in Santander and proceed to the wonderful old town of León for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 3 Leave León and continue west, into Portugal and on to Póvoa de Varzim for a 2 night stay.
Day 4 A full day at leisure. Póvoa de Varzim is a cosmopolitan resort. The town is fortified by a small 18th century fort which guards the busy harbour.
Day 5 Leave Póvoa de Varzim and travel to Porto, home of the Port wine trade. It is filled with narrow alleys, steep winding streets and historic buildings. We include a visit to a Port Wine House and museum. In the afternoon depart Porto and proceed to Ericiera for a 3 night stay.
Day 6 Enjoy a leisurely day exploring the Lisbon coast to include Cabo da Roca, Sintra and, of course, time in the charming coastal town of Estoril.
Day 7 A full day excursion to Lisbon. See the busy Rossio Square, the Black Square and the old quarter of Alfama with its narrow streets, which lead up to Saint Georges Castle.
Day 8 Leave Portugal and travel east, back into Spain, for dinner and an overnight stay near Valladolid.
Day 9 To Santander to board the afternoon cruise-ferry crossing back to the UK.
Day 10 Arrive back on the south coast and travel home.
All tours are tailored to your requirements
Hotels have convenient locations and are 3 star superior or 4 star. In Portugal our hotels are Grande Hotel de Póvoa, Póvoa de Varzim, and Hotel Vila Gale, Ericeira. Buffet breakfast is included, dinner is a 3 course menu or buffet. Hotel descriptions will be included with written quotations.
Your tour includes:
• Return overnight ferry crossings as shown in inside cabins with private facilities
• 1 night half board in the León area
• 2 nights half board in Póvoa de Varzim
• 3 nights half board in Ericeira
• 1 night half board in the Valladolid area
• Water and wine with dinner at all hotels
• Morning visit to a Port wine house
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