Rating in Portugal
$ 1301

One Week in Porto (1100S)

Self-guided trekking+walking
Self-guided trekking+walking
min $ 1301
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Porto, Guimaraes, Povoa de Varzim, Vila do Conde
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 1301 — max $ 1455
Group size: min 2
Duration: 8 days
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  • Itinerary
  • The Hotel
  • What's Included
  • Not Included
  • Other

Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrival at Porto Airport and transfer to the Hotel

Once you get to Porto airport you will be met inside the airport terminal, at the exit hall by our driver who will hold a sign with your name written upon it.

The airport terminal can be very crowded, therefore if you cannot locate your driver, please contact us immediately on 00351 960170789, so we can call the driver and arrange an easy meeting point for you in the terminal.

DAY 2

Walk to Gaia and Back

A walk taking in some of Porto´s most iconic monuments and places such as the Cathedral, the Stock Exchange, S. Bento Station, the Praça da Ribeira and the Port Lodges.

We see some magnificent views from the top of D. Luis I Bridge and the viewpoint of the Serra do Pilar. We also have the chance to taste port in the old Port houses of Vila Novade Gaia. The walk is short to allow for the various visits along the way.

ROUTE NOTES

Distance: 4.5 km

Ascent/Descent: +80m, -60m

Transport & Costs: Circular Walk, no transports needed

Food/drink: There are plenty of cafés/restaurants along the way.

DAY 3

Porto Walk South

The walk follows the coast south of Porto along boardwalks and promenades giving access to beautiful sandy beaches. 

The fishing village of Afurada, with many cafés and restaurants, is worth exploring and makes a great lunch time stop.

We then follow the imaginatively created walkway along the south bank of the river backto the centre.

ROUTE NOTES

Distance: 14.2km

Ascent/Descent: Fairly flat

Transport & Costs: Transport to the start of your walking day will be at the hoteldoor every walking day at precisely 9:00am (transport included)

If you are not there by 09:05 it will be assumed that you have decided not to come that day and the transport will leave.

Food/drink: There are plenty of cafés and restaurants en route

DAY 4

Porto Walk North

A walk along the north bank of the river starting at the fishing port of Matosinhos, renowned for its superb fish restaurants.

Our walk follows promenades and boardwalks down the Atlantic coast to Foz do Douro where the river meets the sea.

Then on to the centre of Porto.

Our route enables us to enjoy superb views of the river, the town and the sea for the first part and then the classic Porto architecture.

ROUTE NOTES

Distance: 12km

Ascent/Descent: Fairly flat

Transport & Costs: Transport to the start of your walking day will be at the hotel door every walking day at precisely 9:00am (transport included)

If you are not there by 09:05 it will be assumed that you have decided not to comethat day and the transport will leave.

Food/drink:There are plenty of cafés/restaurants along the way.

DAY 5

Guimarães Town Walk

This route leads from Guimarães railway station through the centre of Guimarães old town and up to the Ducal Palace and Castle using the most straight forward route possible.

Clients can then explore the town and return to the railway station at the end by the same route.

ROUTE NOTES

Distance: 4km

Ascent/Descent: Fairly flat

Transport & Costs: Train from S. Bento railway station to Guimarães railway station and back again.

Train time tables: https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en/train-times

Food/drink:There are plenty of cafés and restaurants in Guimarães

DAY 6

Castelo do Queijo Walk – Hotel - Park

A lovely walk taking in some beautiful parks and gardens, along leafy quiet lanes.

We go through some picturesque and ancient neighbourhoods and can visit places of interest along the way such as the Museu Romantico, Casa Tait, the Crystal Palace and also the splendid Parque da Cidade.

ROUTE NOTES

Distance: 10.5 km

Ascent/Descent: + 60m, -40m

Transport & Costs: Transport to the start of your walking day will be at the hoteldoor every walking day at precisely 9:00am (transport included)

If you are not there by 09:05 it will be assumed that you have decided not to comethat day and the transport will leave.

Food/drink:There are plenty of cafés/restaurants along the way.

DAY 7

Vila do Conde and Póvoa do Varzim Coast Walk

A great coastal walk visiting two charming seaside towns, Povoa de Varzim and Vila do Conde. Much of the route gives access to wonderful beaches.

ROUTE NOTES

Distance: 12.2 km

Ascent/Descent: Fairly flat

Transport & Costs: Transport to the start of your walking day will be at the hotel door every walking day at precisely 9:00am (transport included)

If you are not there by 09:05 it will be assumed that you have decided not to comethat day and the transport will leave.

Food/drink:There are plenty of cafés/restaurants along the way.

DAY 8

Individual departure or extra days

At convenient time departure to Porto Airport or Porto Train station

The Hotel

This modern hotel is situated about 1.5 km from Praça da República, close to a large shopping centre in the heart of Oporto. Public transportation links are 50 m away. Restaurants and bars are to be found 3 km from the hotel and the closest beach is 8 km away. While on holiday in Oporto, guests should take the opportunity to visit the renowned Port Wine Caves, located 15 minutes from the Hotel, and taste one of the most famous Portuguese wines of international repute.

What's Included

Accommodation:

  • 7 nights in a twin room (4 stars hotel)
  • Single supplement applied in single rooms
  • Extra nights can be added 

Meals:

  • 7 buffet breakfasts at the Hotel.

Transport:

  • Transfers from Porto airport / Porto train station / Porto bus station to the Hotel on the first day
  • Transfers from the Hotel to Porto airport / Porto train station / Porto bus station on last day

Your information pack includes:

  • Accommodation vouchers
  • Taxi vouchers
  • Emergency contact numbers
  • General information on your holiday
  • List of hotels
  • Directions for arriving at your first hotel
  • Walking / cycling maps
  • Foreign Office Travel Advice
  • Assistance 24/7

Optional:

  • Trip documents can be provided in English or German.
  • Extra nights can be added

Not Included

  • Any services not listed as included
  • Flights to and from Portugal
  • Meals, tips/gratuities, baggage or personal insurance (except as outlined)
  • Admission fees to castles & attractions or events (except as outlined)
  • Personal expenses
  • Supplements.

Other

The land only option allows you to book your own transport to and from the holiday. This package already includes a transfer departing from Porto airport, Porto train station and Porto bus station.

If none of this option suits you, please add to your booking a transfer that does. You can also rent a car.

If you wish to stay more nights, just add that option to your booking - Vila Galé Porto ****

All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Be Cool Travel
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