Little Trains of the Douro Valley

Little Trains of the Douro Valley

12 Days
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$1934

Little Trains of the Douro Valley

12 Days 

Visiting:

Wine Tasting & Historical Train of the Douro

,

Guimaraes

,

Braga & Viana do Castelo

,

Porto

,

Burgos

,

San Sebastián

Tour operator:

Leger Holidays

Trip Styles:

Tour code:

peldv

From:

$1934 (USD)


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Tour Overview

Explore some of the highlights of this corner of Portugal on this unique tour. Expect train journeys, cable car rides and wine tasting!

Itinerary

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icon Day 1

Regional departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Plymouth for the 24-hour overnight crossing to Santander. Accommodation is in inside cabins with en-suite. You can enjoy the facilities onboard including
restaurants, bars, shopping and swimming pool.

icon Day 2

Arrival in Santander, then onwards to our overnight accommodation near Palencia.

icon Day 3

We head west towards Portugal and to Guimaraes, where we stay for six nights.

icon Day 4 Wine Tasting & Historical Train of the Douro

Location:

  Wine Tasting & Historical Train of the Douro


One of the highlights of our tour today, as we join the Douro Historic Train, a steam locomotive which dates back to 1925. With our guide, we head first by coach to Quinta de Pacheca, a typical Portuguese vineyard for a visit and a wine tasting.


Later, we continue our trip to Régua from where the train will depart for the journey to Tua; here there will be some free time. We later rejoin the train to Régua where the coach will be waiting to take us back to the hotel.

icon Day 5 Guimaraes

Location:

  Guimaraes


We spend a day exploring Guimaraes. Considered the birthplace of Portugal, this beautiful UNESCO city boasts a rich and varied history, best represented in the national monuments, churches, elegant squares and historic buildings.


We include a trip by cable car to the Penha viewpoint above the city.

icon Day 6 Braga & Viana do Castelo

Location:

  Braga & Viana do Castelo


Join our full day guided excursion, which takes us first to Braga, known as the ‘Portuguese Rome’. We include a guided tour of the city and later take the funicular to the imposing Sanctuary of Bom Jesus, a historic pilgrimage site. Explore the surrounding gardens, decorated with ornate fountains and marvel at the awe-inspiring Baroque staircase.


In the afternoon, we head to Viana do Castelo, where we enjoy a guided visit and trip on the funicular to the Sanctuary of Santa Luzia, and also visit the Monastery. Enjoy the spectacular views from the summit.

icon Day 7 Porto

Location:

  Porto


Included excursion to Porto, which is one of the oldest cities in Europe. The unspoilt old quarter with its maze of winding narrow streets, arcaded houses and beautiful churches, has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. We include a guided tour of the city and a journey on the little town train. Porto is perhaps best known for its famous port wine made from local grapes grown along the banks of the Douro, we visit a wine cellar to taste the ‘precious nectar’.

icon Day 8 Day at leisure

Location:

  Day at leisure


Spend a leisurely final day in resort.

icon Day 9 Burgos

Location:

  Burgos


We head east back into Spain to Burgos, situated on the Pilgrim’s Road in the autonomous community of Castile and León. The cathedral and old quarter are masterpieces of Spanish Gothic architecture and El Cid is buried here.

icon Day 10 San Sebastián

Location:

  San Sebastián


We leave Burgos and head to the stunning city of San Sebastián, set on a sweeping shell-shaped bay with its charming, old quarter and Belle Epoque style. This is one of Spain’s capitals of gastronomy and the local tapas bars in the old town are a true delight. Continue into France and to the Ciboure/Biarritz area for one night.

icon Day 11

We head through France to Paris area for one night.

icon Day 12

Return home.

Accommodation

You will stay overnight near Palencia and then head to Guimaraes for six nights, before spending one night in the Burgos area. Another night will be spent in the Ciboure/Biarritz area, before a final night in the Paris area.

On the overnight ferry sailing, accommodation will be in en-suite inside cabins (meals at extra cost).

Dates & Availability

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Wednesday

Sep 27, 2023

Sunday

Oct 08, 2023
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Sep 25, 2024

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Oct 06, 2024
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Little Trains of the Douro Valley

12 Days 

Visiting:

Wine Tasting & Historical Train of the Douro

,

Guimaraes

,

Braga & Viana do Castelo

,

Porto

,

Burgos

,

San Sebastián

Tour operator:

Leger Holidays

Trip Styles:

Tour code:

peldv

From:

$1934 (USD)


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  • Balance due 42 days before departure
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