Highlights of Northern Portugal

Main destination Portugal 8 Days Tour

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Highlights of Northern Portugal
Welcome to Northern Portugal. This 8 day/7-night stay at Carmos Boutique Hotel will give you the perfect blend of both leisure and exploration. On this program, you will enjoy city tours, wine tasting, hiking, and spa treatments. This 5-star boutique hotel is perfect for leisure time as you take in the beauty all around you.

Price Includes

Accommodation As Follows:
  • Carmos Boutique Hotel
  • 7 nights including traditional Carmo's breakfasts a la carte
The Following Meals
  • Day 1: Dinner
  • Day 2: Lunch
  • Day 4: Lunch
  • Day 5: Dinner
  • Day 7: Lunch
Other Services:
  • Private transfers to and from Porto Airport
  • Official guide service during mentioned program
  • Road tolls, Taxes, Vat; Porterage service at the hotels (1 bag per person)
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
  • Access to the Divine Spa (pool and jacuzzi)

Price does not Include

  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Tips - the value of the tip is up to the client
  • All other services not mentioned as included
  • Personal expenses
Day 1

Welcome to Portugal!

Welcome to Portugal the land of beautiful beaches, port wine and pasteis de nata.
Upon arrival you can expect not only a smile but a glass of bubbles or porto tonic to properly welcome you before you check-in and enjoy the afternoon at your leisure.
This evening, enjoy an authentic traditional Portuguese cuisine by candlelight at Carmo’s Saloon.
Meals: Dinner
Overnight: Carmos Boutique Hotel
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Day 2

Ponte Lima

After a delightful a la carte breakfast at Carmo’s Saloon we enjoy a morning of relaxation including a body & mind ritual with an organic essential oils head massage.
After a light lunch we head out to explore Ponte Lima’s old center – the pure and special beauty of the oldest town in Portugal conceals deep roots and ancestral legends. A medieval village enclosed of walls and nine towers, of which two still remain, making the access to the town possible through six doors. Tonight is yours to explore Ponte de Lima by night and experience this epic city all lit up. 
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Overnight: Carmos Boutique Hotel
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Day 3

Porto

After a morning of wellness activities and a la carte breakfast at Carmo’s Saloon, we get set for our full day tour to Porto city. Your full day tour to Porto city includes an unbelievable Porto Wine cellar tour and wine tasting along with a city tour of this beautiful Unesco World Heritage bestowed city. Upon arrival back at your hotel, enjoy an evening free to enjoy the hotel amenities.
Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: Carmos Boutique Hotel
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Day 4

Santiago de Compostela

After a morning of wellness activities and a la carte breakfast at Carmo’s Saloon we set off for a fun day tour to Santiago de Compostela. See the amazing city center and Santiago de Compostela's unique Cathedral and cobblestone streets. After lunch on our way back to our hotel we stop for a visit to Palácio da Brejoeira, one of the most beautiful Palaces in Portugal.
After a tour we cap the day off with a fantastic wine tasting. Upon your return the evening is yours for rest and relaxation. 
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Overnight: Carmos Boutique Hotel
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Day 5

Braga - Guimarães

Start the day with a delightful a la carte breakfast followed by an epic half day of cultural immersion and exploration. Today we visit Braga and Guimarães. Braga is the third most important city in Portugal, it’s old town is not be missed with all the historical places and churches and the trendy restaurants and stores; also the “Bom Jesus” Sanctuary (UNESCO heritage site) where one can enjoy an incredible view of Braga city! Another highlight is Guimarães the place where Portugal was born and it’s old centre which is a UNESCO Heritage site and exceptionally well-preserved. After lunch we make our way back to the hotel for some time at leisure before an extravagant dinner of Portuguese tapas by candlelight.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Overnight: Carmos Boutique Hotel
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Day 6

Peneda Gerês National Park

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning before our amazing wellness experience. This morning we will do a scenic, ethnographic walking tour on the magnificent trails of the Peneda Gerês National Park. We will stop halfway for a delectable lunch at Sistelo one of the coolest villages in Portugal and also known as “the Portuguese Tibet”. After returning from our day you will have an evening at leisure to enjoy your hotels amenities and relax. 
Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: Carmos Boutique Hotel
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Day 7

Free Day

Start the day with a delightful a la carte breakfast followed by yoga or wellness activities. The rest of the morning is a free day at the hotel to relax and enjoy the garden area, swimming pool and indulge in an optional spa treatment.
Optional activities are available through the hotel concierge.
A picnic style lunch is included (weather permitting). Indulge in homemade cornbread cooked in wood oven as you take in the beautiful scenery during your last day. Enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Overnight: Carmos Boutique Hotel
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Day 8

End of Itinerary

After leisurely morning wellness activities and a la carte breakfast at Carmo’s, it’s time to say see you again soon and head for airport upon departing back home. 
Meals: Breakfast

The activity Level for this tour is:

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Portugal!

Welcome to Portugal the land of beautiful beaches, port wine and pasteis de nata.
Upon arrival you can expect not only a smile but a glass of bubbles or porto tonic to properly welcome you before you check-in and enjoy the afternoon at your leisure.
This evening, enjoy an authentic traditional Portuguese cuisine by candlelight at Carmo’s Saloon.
Meals: Dinner
Overnight: Carmos Boutique Hotel
GettyImages-1134294342.jpg
Day 2

Ponte Lima

After a delightful a la carte breakfast at Carmo’s Saloon we enjoy a morning of relaxation including a body & mind ritual with an organic essential oils head massage.
After a light lunch we head out to explore Ponte Lima’s old center – the pure and special beauty of the oldest town in Portugal conceals deep roots and ancestral legends. A medieval village enclosed of walls and nine towers, of which two still remain, making the access to the town possible through six doors. Tonight is yours to explore Ponte de Lima by night and experience this epic city all lit up. 
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Overnight: Carmos Boutique Hotel
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Day 3

Porto

After a morning of wellness activities and a la carte breakfast at Carmo’s Saloon, we get set for our full day tour to Porto city. Your full day tour to Porto city includes an unbelievable Porto Wine cellar tour and wine tasting along with a city tour of this beautiful Unesco World Heritage bestowed city. Upon arrival back at your hotel, enjoy an evening free to enjoy the hotel amenities.
Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: Carmos Boutique Hotel
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Day 4

Santiago de Compostela

After a morning of wellness activities and a la carte breakfast at Carmo’s Saloon we set off for a fun day tour to Santiago de Compostela. See the amazing city center and Santiago de Compostela's unique Cathedral and cobblestone streets. After lunch on our way back to our hotel we stop for a visit to Palácio da Brejoeira, one of the most beautiful Palaces in Portugal.
After a tour we cap the day off with a fantastic wine tasting. Upon your return the evening is yours for rest and relaxation. 
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Overnight: Carmos Boutique Hotel
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Day 5

Braga - Guimarães

Start the day with a delightful a la carte breakfast followed by an epic half day of cultural immersion and exploration. Today we visit Braga and Guimarães. Braga is the third most important city in Portugal, it’s old town is not be missed with all the historical places and churches and the trendy restaurants and stores; also the “Bom Jesus” Sanctuary (UNESCO heritage site) where one can enjoy an incredible view of Braga city! Another highlight is Guimarães the place where Portugal was born and it’s old centre which is a UNESCO Heritage site and exceptionally well-preserved. After lunch we make our way back to the hotel for some time at leisure before an extravagant dinner of Portuguese tapas by candlelight.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Overnight: Carmos Boutique Hotel
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Day 6

Peneda Gerês National Park

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning before our amazing wellness experience. This morning we will do a scenic, ethnographic walking tour on the magnificent trails of the Peneda Gerês National Park. We will stop halfway for a delectable lunch at Sistelo one of the coolest villages in Portugal and also known as “the Portuguese Tibet”. After returning from our day you will have an evening at leisure to enjoy your hotels amenities and relax. 
Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: Carmos Boutique Hotel
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Day 7

Free Day

Start the day with a delightful a la carte breakfast followed by yoga or wellness activities. The rest of the morning is a free day at the hotel to relax and enjoy the garden area, swimming pool and indulge in an optional spa treatment.
Optional activities are available through the hotel concierge.
A picnic style lunch is included (weather permitting). Indulge in homemade cornbread cooked in wood oven as you take in the beautiful scenery during your last day. Enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Overnight: Carmos Boutique Hotel
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Day 8

End of Itinerary

After leisurely morning wellness activities and a la carte breakfast at Carmo’s, it’s time to say see you again soon and head for airport upon departing back home. 
Meals: Breakfast
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