Day 1 Lisbon

We’ll meet with the group before delving into a full day tour of Lisbon. On a visit to the Tile Painting Museum, we’ll have the opportunity to paint our own tiles. This afternoon we’ll drive to Sintra, where we’ll visit the famous Pena Palace. This evening, we’ll enjoy a welcome dinner in a local restaurant – accompanied by a Fado performance. (D)

Day 2 Lisbon - Obidos - Nazare - Alvados

Today we’ll visit Óbidos before moving on to the charming fishing town of Nazaré. This evening we’ll enjoy a Portuguese cookery lesson and sumptuous dinner together in Alvados. (B,D)

Day 3 Alvados - Tomar - Alvados

After breakfast we’ll continue our journey to Tomar, where we’ll visit the World Heritage-listed Convent of Christ and the 15th-century Synagogue. After sampling some of the local pastries, we’ll return to Alvados. (B)

Day 4 Alvados - Fatima - Coimbra

Today we’ll travel to Coimbra, where we’ll visit the famous Joanina Library. After some free time in the city centre, our road will take us to Viseu. (B)

Day 5 Viseu - Lamego - Quinta Nova

Today we’ll visit a traditional cheesemaker, who will let us in on the secrets behind Viseu’s delicious buttery cheese. After a tasting we’ll move on to historic Lamego, which is home to the 18th-century Shrin of Our Lady of Remedies. After some free time here, it’s off to our hotel in Quinta Nova. (B,D)

Day 6 Quinta Nova - Pinhão - Peso Da Regua - Quinta Nova

This morning we’ll board a train and make the scenic journey to Pinhão, with plenty of magnificent views of the Douro River along the way. When we get there, we’ll take a leisurely boat trip to Peso da Régua in an electric rabelo boat. (B)

Day 7 Quinta Nova - Amarante - Quinta Da Aveleda - Guimarães

After heading to Amarante this morning (where we’ll see the 16th century São Gonçalo Church), we’ll visit the Aveleda Winery. Here, we’ll savour a glass of the region’s famous green wine and learn more about the wine making process. Our day will end in Guimarães. (B)

Day 8 Guimarães

After learning about the castle, the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza and the historic city centre on a walking tour with a local guide, you’ll have a free afternoon to relax. This evening, we’ll enjoy one last dinner together – accompanied by a traditional dance performance. (B,D)

Day 9 Guimarães - Porto

Our journey will end in Porto, where we’ll tick off some important landmarks – including the Clérigos Tower, Aliados Avenue, the cathedral and the Ribeira district. This afternoon we’ll visit the famous port wine cellars and indulge in a tasting before our trip ends. (B)

This tour can be combined with Iberian Inspiration. Call for details.

Departure dates and prices 2019 Discover Portugal - tour code BEHHEEL-9

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July 6


March 30


August 10


April 17g, 20


September 4, 14g, 16, 18g, 21, 25


May 1g, 4, 8, 15g,18, 22, 29g


October 2g, 5


June 1, 3, 12, 19, 26


October 16


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Discover Portugal

9 days / 8 nights - 5% discount

Prices from only £2394

From cosmopolitan Lisbon to Porto’s medieval cobblestone streets. Cruise the Douro River in
a traditional-styled, but electric powered rabelo
boat and wine and port tasting. 

Small group up to 18 guests

To book this diverse Discover Portugal tour with Back-Roads Touring call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote the Travel 55 code T55BR to receive the 5% discount. 

You can claim a 5% discount on all Back-Roads tours. To book, call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote ref: T55BR to receive the Travel 55 discount price.

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The Back-Roads Difference

  • Cruise the Douro River in a traditional styled, but electric powered, rabelo boat

  • Explore the magnificent Coimbra University Library

  • Taste delicious buttery cheese from a traditional producer outside Viseu

Tour Inclusions

  • 8 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Local guide Porto
  • Daily European-style breakfasts (B), 4 evening meals (D)
  • Wine and port tasting
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: Pena National Palace, the Shrine of Our Lady of Remedies and Porto Cathedral

Why Back-Roads Touring?

Smaller groups of up to 18

With a maximum group size of 18 people on Europe tours (22 on French barge tours) and 14 people on Asia tours, Back Roads pride themselves on ensuring that each guest has a personalised holiday experience.


On the vast majority of tours we travel by Mercedes or Mercedes Vito mini-coaches, equipped with comfortable seats, air-conditioning and large windows for enjoying the view. With the flexibility to go anywhere a car can, we take the smaller roads through beautiful scenery and get right to the heart of tiny villages and buzzing cities.
Along the way, your Tour Leader can offer intriguing insights about the views we see over the onboard PA system. And, with long drives kept to a minimum, you’ll have plenty of time to stretch your legs and explore sites for yourself.

Scenic back roads not motorways

Winding country lanes. Coastal beauty spots. Breathtaking mountain passes. With luxury mini-coaches that take us along scenic roads beyond the reach of large vehicles, the journey is as much a part of the adventure as the destination.

Authentic Local Experiences

Truly getting to know a destination means stepping off the typical tourist trail. From hidden-gem attractions to local favourites, we take time to seek out genuine experiences that take you to the heart of each spectacular region.

Culinary Discoveries

One of the most enjoyable ways to experience a different culture is to sample the cuisine. From visits to local producers to food and wine tastings and even cooking lessons, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to discover new flavours.

Hand Picked Boutique Accommodation

Whether it’s a classic country inn or an elegant chateau, each day’s journey ends in a hotel with plenty of character. We opt for accommodation that reflects the personality of the local area, and fits right in with its surroundings.

Leisurely Paced Travel

Forget sunrise starts and long days hopping on and off the bus. We rarely leave before 8.30am and give each stop the attention it deserves – keeping long drives to a minimum. And giving you plenty of time to explore at your own pace.


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