- Ambient Tours offer this fully escorted tour of Portugal that includes visits to the three key cities of Lisbon, Coimbra and Porto. The cultural and heritage experience starts the moment you arrive in Lisbon. You will be met at the airport by one of our experienced tour guides who will ensure that everything runs smoothly and that your stay is all that you hoped it would be.
Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is known as the White City or the City of Light. It is a city of contrasts combining modern architecture with richly decorated palaces, picturesque renaissance churches, castles, monasteries, convents and impressive 18th century buildings and avenues. All this sits atop seven hills and faces the majestic Tagus River.
Your package includes visits to the main cultural and heritage sites in Lisbon and the surrounding area.
Built of the banks of the Mondego River, Coimbra is one of the most important urban centres in Portugal. Six of Portugal’s kings were born in the city and in the Middle Ages it was the nation’s capital. Today, Coimbra is better known for its magnificent University. Established in 1290, it is one of the oldest in Europe.
Amongst the highlights of the tour are the University Chapel and its Baroque Library. Coimbra is a modern student city where past and present stand side by side. Amazing Roman remains, Romanesque and Manueline Churches are all within easy walking distance of a thriving commercial area.
Built on the steep bank of the Douro River, Porto is much more than the centre of the Port wine industry; it is also the undisputed capital of the north of Portugal and gateway to the Douro valley and the cultural heritage of the whole country. The city boasts numerous hotels, cafes and restaurants whilst the charm of the narrow streets of the old town has led to it being designated a World heritage city by UNESCO.
Your cultural and heritage experience starts the moment you arrive in the city. The package includes visits to the main attractions of Porto, the Douro Valley and the North of Portugal but allows you free time to soak up the unique atmosphere of the City and the facilities at your hotel.
Proposed Tour Dates 2017
- 23-29 April 2017
- 11-17 June 2017
- 5-11 November 2017