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True Portugal Suggestions

Portugal Tour Travel to Lisbon Minho Douro Valley

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Lisbon - Minho - Douro Valley

We recommend our True Repose vacation package to travelers who are looking to relax and explore a bit of everything away from the crowds. Begin in Lisbon, built over seven hillsides on the banks of the Rio Tejo, with numerous peaceful points offering majestic views to the cobbled alleys of the historic center. Continue on to Minho (considered by many as one of Portugal’s best kept secrets!) where you’ll explore this traditional province with its picture-perfect lush green landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Conclude your True Repose experience in the magnificent Douro Valley, the authentic wine region around the Douro River where you will discover charming small towns, incredible vineyards, and meet charismatic locals. Your True Repose Portugal holiday experience will be truly relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable.
 
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    Welcome to Portugal

  • Lisbon

    3 Nights

    Welcome to Lisbon, Portugal’s enchanting capital. Get settled in at your carefully selected luxury hotel and prepare to be dazzled by Lisbon’s alluring mix of charming locales and contemporary vibe. Head out to explore the city and discover sights like Castelo de Sao Jorge, the Moorish castle that overlooks the city’s historic center and Tagus River. Wrapped around the castle’s slopes you’ll find the Alfama, Lisbon’s oldest and most atmospheric neighborhood – walk around its winding alleys an take in traditional Portuguese street life. Stop in at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, a fascinating museum that holds an amazingly diverse collection of artifacts. During your stay in Lisbon be sure to visit Belem, a district with significant maritime history and home to the Belem Tower, as well as the sublime Jeronimos Monastery built to celebrate the achievements of the great Portuguese explorers. Lisbon is a fascinating European capital waiting to be explored!

  • Minho

    2 Nights

    Next stop Minho - Portugal’s northwestern province that offers an array of picture-perfect landscapes, beautiful river scenes, historic towns, and rocky Atlantic beaches. Make yourself comfortable at your authentic boutique hotel and embark on a journey of local Portuguese culture and heritage. The Minho’s two principal historic towns, Guimarães and Braga, are steeped in tradition. Together with your private local guide, discover Guimarães and the Citânia De Briteiros – a 300 BC Celtic settlement – as well as the Martins Sarmento Archaeological Museum. In Braga explore Bom Jesus do Monte, a Portuguese sanctuary and pilgrimage site with an impressive Baroque stairway that climbs 116 meters. Immerse yourself in local Portuguese culture with a visit to the weekly market at Barcelos, and definitely arrange to take part in the carnival celebrations at Viana do Castelo if you are visiting during the summer. Exploring the Minho will undeniably be one of the most authentic experiences of your entire vacation in Portugal.

  • Douro Valley

    3 Nights

    The Douro Valley is one of the most authentic destinations in Portugal; it is a beautiful region located along and around the Douro River in northern Portugal. Check in to your authentic boutique hotel and head out to uncover the hidden treasures of this stunning area. Famous for its wine production, the Douro Valley is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as being the oldest established wine region in the world. During your private local guided tour of the rolling vineyards, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the region’s history, meet friendly locals, and admire impressive landscapes. Your experience will include a lovely wine tasting and delicious meal at a traditional winery. More than just a wine region, the Douro Valley also offers numerous charming towns including Lamego, Mirandela, and Vila Flor – each of which is certainly worth exploring. The Douro Valley is paradise for the senses – a destination that will keep you coming back for more.

  • Lisbon

    1 Night

    Welcome back to Lisbon for your final stay on your True Elegance Portugal holiday! Having already explored most of the city’s important sights during your previous stay, take some time to relax and get better acquainted with local Portuguese life. Head to the area of Baixa to find some of the most interesting shops and cafes in Lisbon, and then climb up the Avenida da Liberdade until you’ve reached the beautiful Eduardo VII Park. In the evening visit the lively Bairro Alto to find some of Lisbon’s best bars and fado clubs. To conclude your True Repose Portugal holiday, your True Trips travel expert has planned a lovely dinner at one of Lisbon’s finest restaurants.

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