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Porto: Pestana Palacio do Freixo: Stay of Distinction

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,471

Stay in deluxe accommodations and enjoy privately guided excursions through the capital of the north and it's surrounding regions. See medieval alleys and historic monuments in Porto's enchanting atmosphere. Then, visit the Minho region's most historic cities of Guimarães and Braga.


Spend 4 days in Porto, staying at the luxurious Pestana Palaco do Freixo on the banks of the Douro.

Porto brings together the riches and grit of a port city and gives it the flavour of the magnificent Douro Vally. Embark on a half-day city tour that visits the tiled train station of Sao Bento, Torre des Clegios, the highest point in Porto, Leilo bookshop, and of course the Dom Luis I Bridge, which connects the city to the famous port wine cellars of Gaia. You'll have the option to visit one of the cellars for a tasting after your tour.

The following day, take an historic tour of two of Portugal's most fabled towns. Braga preserves the Portugal of the Roman empire, with beautiful ruins and Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte, famed for its 116 metre staircase. Guimaraes meanwhile takes you back to medieval times in the birthplace of Portugal's first king. Return to Porto for one more night before you depart.


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,471

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Day 1

Porto Airport to Porto Hotels

Duration1 Hour

Pestana Palacio do Freixo

In the most unique and vibrant city of Portugal, discover the palace of the eighteenth century that, for a few days, will be your haven. Pestana Palacio do Freixo belongs to the Leading Hotels of the World and offers a unique and absolutely memorable experience, wrapped in classic luxury and filled with contemporary comfort.

Located on the river that gives life to the best wine in the world, Pestana Palacio do Freixo rises serene, between French-style gardens and granite stonework, in a contrasting and balanced dialogue that welcomes you with care and attention.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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Pestana Palacio do Freixo

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    Pestana Palacio do Freixo



    In the most unique and vibrant city of Portugal, discover the palace of the eighteenth century that, for a few days, will be your haven. Pestana Palacio do Freixo belongs to the Leading Hotels of the World and offers a unique and absolutely memorable experience, ...

    In the most unique and vibrant city of Portugal, discover the palace of the eighteenth century that, for a few days, will be your haven. Pestana Palacio do Freixo belongs to the Leading Hotels of the World and offers a unique and absolutely memorable experience, wrapped in classic luxury and filled with contemporary comfort.

    Located on the river that gives life to the best wine in the world, Pestana Palacio do Freixo rises serene, between French-style gardens and granite stonework, in a contrasting and balanced dialogue that welcomes you with care and attention.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Gym
    • Indoor heated pool
    • Laundry
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Turkish Bath

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Day 2

Private Half Day Guided Porto City Tour

On this private tour you will discover the fascinating city of Porto, a UNESCO world heritage site, known for its Port Wine and visited for its riverside hills, medieval alleys, historic monuments, churches and enchanting atmosphere. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the Avenue dos Aliados, one of the central points of Porto due to its wide boulevard, surrounded by impressive Neoclassical buildings. Visit the Estacao de Sao Bento, Porto's main train station and admire its 20,000 azulejos (typical ceramic tiles of Portugal). Close to the Avenida dos Aliados, see the Torre dos Clerigos, the symbol of Porto dating back to the 18th century. Discover the Lello bookshop with its neo-gothic facade and Carmo church splendid architecture. Finally, see the Dom Luis I Bridge dating back to the 19th century, with its two levels, the lower part connecting the Ribeira district with the area of the wine cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. At the end of this tour, you will have the option to visit a famous wine cellar with a Porto wine tasting (supplement required).

Duration4 Hours
Day 3

Private Full Day Historical Minho: Guimaraes + Braga

On this private tour you will head northwest towards the fascinating region of Minho, visiting two of the most beautiful cities in the North, Guimaraes and Braga. In Guimaraes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is known as the the cradle of Portugal, the birthplace of the first king of Portugal, where, walking along the historic centre, takes you back to the medieval times, through the historical monuments like the Sacred Hill, crowned by the 10th century medieval castle and the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza, original building dating from the 15th century. In the afternoon, proceed to Braga, a city founded by the Romans, being one of the oldest Portuguese cities and one of the oldest Christian cities in the world with over 2000 years of history. Known as the "Portuguese Rome" for its concentration of religious architecture, as the oldest cathedral in the country, the 12th century and the 18th century Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte with the famous baroque staircase that climbs 116 metres with beautiful gardens.

Duration9 Hours
Day 4

Porto Hotels to Porto Airport

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURES:

Daily 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 3 nights' deluxe accommodations
  • Private Half Day Guided Porto City Tour
  • Private Full Day Historical Minho: Guimaraes + Braga

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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28 Oct 2019
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