Lisbon & Portugal's Picturesque 'Silver' Coast

9 days from £879 pp.

Douro River, Porto, Portugal

Visit: Douro River, Porto, Portugal, Portugal

About the Tour

Fly into Lisbon, Portugal and embark on a spectacular journey on this Grand Explorer holiday. On this tour, we combine Portugal’s ‘Silver’ coast, with visits to the capital of Lisbon, Porto and the pilgrimage town of Fatima. We take a guided coach tour of Lisbon and see the city’s many famous sights. In Fatima, explore the beautiful buildings and amazing architecture, and why not visit Porto? Sitting on the banks of the Douro River, the city offers a unique historical quarter. With trips on offer to Coimbra, Obidos, Sintra, and Cascais, you’ll return home with amazing memories of your time in Portugal. This holiday is part of our GRAND EXPLORER range.

Tour Includes

  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 8 evening meals
  • Return flights to Lisbon
  • Airport transfers in Portugal
  • Escorted in Portugal by a Tour Manager
  • Air-conditioned coach travel
Dates & Prices

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Your Itinerary

    Fly to Lisbon, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for three nights.

    • Included meals: Dinner


    Full day in Lisbon. We include a panoramic guided tour seeing the main sights before visiting the Belem area of the city. Belem is Lisbon’s historical area, with many important monuments and attractions and was also the place many explorers departed from, on their voyages of discovery. Prince Henry the Navigator, Bartholomeu Dias, Ferdinand Magellan, and Vasco da Gama are all known to have commenced their journeys from here. Not far from the Belem Palace is Rua Vieira Portuense with its many traditional houses and many cafés, where you can sample the local custard tarts, known as ‘Pastel de Nata’.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    Join our full-day, optional excursion, first to Sintra, once a favourite of Portuguese royalty. The town can be found on the Serra de Sintra hills, and its cobbled streets contain many colourful and flamboyant buildings hilly landscape and scenic views make Sintra a popular destination. Later, we visit the coastal resort of Cascais, once a traditional fishing village and a calling point for boats going to Lisbon, due to its sheltered bay. The town’s seafront promenade is a good place for a stroll, and nearby, you can find many restaurants serving local fresh fish and shellfish dishes.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Obidos & Wine Tasting

    Obidos & Wine Tasting

    We leave Lisbon and head north, calling at a winery and vineyard, where we sample some wines. We then visit the pretty medieval, walled town of Obidos, which is known for its religious architecture, and for being the home of 17th century woman painter, Josefa de Obidos. Why not sample the local sour cherry liqueur, Ginjinha de Obidos, which is often served in an edible chocolate cup? Later we continue to our hotel in the coastal resort of Figueira da Foz for a five night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    Included morning guided excursion to the pilgrimage town of Fatima, where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to three shepherd children in 1917. The basilica at Fatima houses the tombs of two of the visionary children. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    Optional excursion to Porto, a wonderful, walled city on the banks of the Douro River and birthplace of the famous fortified Port wine, which is still stored in huge cellars along the banks of the river Douro. Porto has a great deal of history and a wealth of monuments and landmarks to be visited. The Ribeira district next to the river Douro contains a huge variety of houses in pretty colours and is where you can see iconic Dom Luis bridge, linking with the port producing district of Vila Nova de Gaia. Our guided tour will introduce you to the many sights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Enjoy a free day at leisure.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    Enjoy an included, guided excursion taking in the pretty town of Coimbra, set beside the Mondego river, and home to many medieval churches, and two Cathedrals, ‘Se Velha’ or old, and ‘Se Nova’ meaning new. The University of Coimbra Botanical Gardens were originally established in 1772 by the Marques de Pombal and cover over 13 hectares, with decorative fountains, a medicinal plants nursery, and also a tropical greenhouse. The 16th century reconstructed Aqueduct can be seen next to the Botanical Garden, and is known as the ‘Arches of the Garden’. Coimbra is the medieval capital of Portugal and home to its greatest university where we see a Fado Show with traditional Portuguese music.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    To Lisbon airport for your return flight.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Lisbon - Portugal's capital city
    • Obidos & Wine Tasting - Pretty walled town, and wine tasting
    • Fatima - Pilgrimage town
    • Coimbra - Portugal's medieval capital

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Sintra & Cascais - Picturesque hillside town and coastal resort
    • Porto - Birthplace of the famous fortified wine


    Travel Insurance from £35.00 (9 days). Single Room Supplement from £259.00 (9 days).

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    You will stay for three nights at the 3-star Hotel VIP Zurique, or similar, in Lisbon, then five nights at the 4-star Hotel Mercure in Figueira da Foz, located with a magnificent view over the beach and Atlantic Ocean, an excellent location to enjoy a few days on the coast.

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    Yes, unfortunately there is no feeder/transfer service to/from the U.K. airports.

    Flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.

    Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure. For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at

    We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service. Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
    Yes, we can. Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 to arrange wheelchair assistance or any other medical requests.
    We recommend you check-in for your flight three hours before the scheduled time for long haul flights and two and a half hours before the scheduled time for any European holidays.

    Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage. Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.

    For more information on luggage allowances please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at

    The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call. On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.
    This depends on which airline the flight is booked with. Please call our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 for more details.

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