Self-Guided Walking Holiday - One Week In Porto (1100S)_250426


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Self-Guided Walking Holiday - One Week In Porto

time-raw1 weeks
Starting point
Pick-up from Porto Airport.
Pickup Option
Free Pickup

Join this Porto walking tour and you'll spend a week exploring the south coast of Porto stopping at traditional fishing villages and quaint towns along the way! As you follow the walkway along the south bank of the Douro river you'll pass through glorious parks and gardens, ancient neighbourhoods, and there's time to stop at historical cathedrals and museums!

What to expect?

DAY 1 Individual arrivel to Porto Airport / Porto Train Station / Porto Bus Station

DAY 2 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 Nova de Gaia. The walk is short to allow for the various visits along the way.

DAY 3 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 lunchtime stop. We then follow the imaginatively created walkway along the south bank of the river back to the centre.

DAY 4 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.

DAY 5 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.

DAY 6 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.

DAY 7 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.

DAY 8 Individual departure or extra days At convenient time departure to Porto Airport / Porto Train station / Porto Bus Station

What is included?

  • 7 nights accommodation in a twin room (4 stars hotel)
  • 7 buffet breakfasts at the Hotel.
  • 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

Is this experience for me?

  • Perfect for seasoned walkers
  • Also good for those new to long distance walking (plenty of breaks)
  • Ideal for outdoor fans and nature enthusiasts

What do I need to bring?

  • General holiday bag
  • Walking shoes and warm weather gear
  • Sun protection including sunscreen and glasses

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 1 week in advance of the start of the experience.
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Meeting point

Pick-up from Porto Airport.

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