FAMILY-FRIENDLY DISCOVERY OF PORTUGAL

A DISCOVERY OF PORTUGAL THROUGH NATURE BETWEEN VALLEYS, MOUNTAINS, RIVERS, PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES, CITY TOURS

A magnificent route with stunning landscapes, culture and adventure, sharing great moments with family.

A 15-day trip between Porto and Lisbon to discover little-known regions of Portugal less than an hour from the coast, designed to help you get to know this country better. A discovery for both young and old, offering the chance to enjoy natural, sports and cultural activities. 

Sharing fun, inspiring and peaceful moments with the family will create stronger bonds!

Level of difficulty: 2 / 5 (Moderate)

Level of comfort: 4 / 5 (Boutique Hotel)

Suggested itinerary

(fully customisable in length, experiences, accommodation, …)

Suggestions: Walk at night in Porto’s historical district 


Night: in Porto in a charming hotel/boutique hotel

Morning: Arrival at Pinhão, the central point of the Douro Valley, an internationally renowned wine region classified as a World Heritage Site and cultural landscape by UNESCO. 

The scenery is wonderful and unique in the world with its terraced vineyards shaped by men over the centuries. A truly breathtaking landscape!

 

Sportive afternoon: Slide over the water of the Douro River in towed buoys (Schedule to be determined)


Night : in a boutique hotel in Pinhão (2 nights)

Morning: Gentle physical activity: Stand Up Paddle in the Douro river

Afternoon Suggestion: Car ride through the Douro Valley 

Morning: Stop at Viseu to visit the town, whose origins go back to the Iron Age. 

Wander through the streets of Viseu and visit the city’s history museum where past will be told in a playful and child-friendly way by Viriato himself (the first Portuguese hero who defended Lusitania against the Romans in the 2nd century BC)

 

Afternoon: Check In at a charming rural village (4 nights)

«This old farm is a magical place to relax in, full comfort, to enjoy nature in its purest form, and a hideaway from everyday life. It has a rich variety of vegetation made of century-old trees. It also includes a large recreational area with vineyards, orange and blueberry fields, and contact with farm animals such as chickens, rabbits, peacocks, horses and trout. An eco-trail runs along the property, where you can take a leisurely walk or bike ride to later return to a cozy room or take a dive into the pristine infinity pool»

Morning : Suggestion: Discover the city of Aveiro and its beaches 

Walk in the historical centre of Aveiro (small charming coastal town) and discovery of the beaches of Costa Nova and Barra

Aveiro, a coastal city famous for its canals, its moliceiros (typical boats traditionally used for harvesting seaweed used as agricultural fertiliser), its Art Nouveau architecture, its saltwater lagoon and saltpans, its fine sandy beaches and its delicious gastronomy… Here life flows gently to the rhythm of the Ria!


Afternoon: Solar boat ride to discover the Ria of Aveiro

Playful and sporty morning: Aquatic hike along the Rio Gresso (duration 3h). 


Playful and sporty afternoon: Canoeing in the Rio Vouga reservoir (duration 3h)

Suggestions: Discovery of the Caramulo mountain (splendid landscapes). Exceptional viewpoint at the top of Caramulinho (easy walk with children).

The viewpoint of the Serra do Caramulo offers an exceptional panorama at an altitude of about 1075 metres. If the weather is good, you can see as far as Aveiro and the Portuguese coast. The Caramulinho is a place of great peace of mind and natural beauty, where the great beauty of the Serra do Caramulo can be observed. 

Visit to the Caramulo Museum, located at the top of the Caramulo mountain, which holds a collection of 65 vintage cars, a collection of old and new art and a museum of antique toys.

Morning: Suggestion: Visit to the City of the Templars “Tomar” and its beautiful castle. 

Afternoon: Head to Nazaré, a coastal fishing town.


Tomar: Former main location of the Templar Order, Tomar is a city of great charm, with a rich artistic and cultural heritage. A must-see is the Convent of Christ, Tomar Castle, one of the most important works of the Renaissance in Portugal.

Nazaré: The beach of Nazaré, is an enchantment and remains one of the most famous beaches for the traditional fishing and for its waves which in winter are among the highest of the world reaching 30 m!

The town’s half-moon shaped waterfront is known for its largeness, and its brightly coloured awnings that decorate the white sandy beach in contrast to the blue water. From the top of the cliff, the view is of great beauty!

City of Nazaré: discovery of the steep and impressive coastline to Peniche and its lagoon, Foz do Arelho, a stop at Óbidos

Óbidos is one of the most beautiful fortified mediaeval villages in Portugal, dominated by a castle that dominates the surrounding landscape, a village filled with whitewashed, blue and yellow houses decorated with colourful flowers. Churches, restaurants, craft shops and other businesses are spread throughout the narrow streets of the fortified town.

Tapada National Park of Mafra: A huge 800 ha leisure park, built by King Dom João V.

Adventure park for the family (Time to be confirmed: 10am or 3pm)

Day trip to the Mira de Aire Caves (the largest caves in Portugal) in the Serra de Aires e Candeeiros Natural Park.

The Mira de Aire caves are the largest tourist caves in Portugal. Their length reaches 11.5 km, but only 600 metres can be visited by tourists. A deep descent to the centre of the earth! A lighting of more than 3000 lamps of all colours . A spectacle of great beauty!

Going to Lisbon

Check in a boutique hotel (1 night)


Visit to Lisbon

Departure from the airport  

It includes

Overnight stays in charming hotels or villages with all comforts (2 close rooms or family room)

– Breakfasts

– A rental car for the 14 days of the stay

– Private activity on day 2: Towed buoy on the Douro River for 5 people (duration 1 hour)

– Private activity on day 3: Stand Up Paddle on the Douro River for 5 people (duration 1h30) 

– Private activity on day  5: Promenade en bateau solaire sur la Ria (durée 2h)

– Private activity on day 7: Water hike along the Gresso river for 5 people (around 3 hours)

– Private activity on day 7: Canoe in the Vouga River dam reservoir for 5 people (around 3 hours) 

– Activity on day 10: Adventure park tickets for 5 people in the Tapada National Park in Mafra

Does not include

– The plane ticket

– The meals (lunches, picnics and diners)

– The entrance tickets to the suggested museums

– Travel / Medical / Repatriation insurance 

– Extras / tips / personal expenses  

– Cancellation / Interruption of the stay / Loss of luggage and assistance insurance.  

– Everything else that is not included

You can privatise this trip on the dates of your choice, just for you and your travel companions. For a private trip, the price depends on the number of participants, the choice of hotels, the desired date and the duration. In this case, we recommend that you contact us directly and we will be happy to discuss your wishes with you.

In high season, our guides and hotels may not be available. If you would like the guarantee of a guide and the hotels of your choice, we recommend that you advance your programme booking as soon as possible.

Points of interest:

Douro Valley, Viseu, Magic Mountains, Aveiro, Serra do Caramulo, National Park of the Serras de Aires e Candeeiros, Mafra, Nazaré, Lisbon

Activities:

Hikes, aquatic sports, museums, caves, historical and coastal cities.

Accommodation:

12 nights in boutique hotels (3/4 stars) and rural and charming tourism

Transportation:

Rented car

Our Guides:

We have a group of specialized and experienced guides who will accompany you in the key moments of your family’s discovery of Portugal! They are passionate people about making Portugal known to those who visit us.

Price for this tour:
1 440 € per person, based on 5 people (2 adults and 3 children)
(customisable in length, experiences, accommodation, …)

11 nights and 10 full days 

– Accommodation in boutique hotels and charming villages, all comfort

– Breakfasts included 

– Rental car

– 5 private activities to be enjoyed in family 

– 1 activity to be enjoyed in family

Family-friendly discovery of Portugal | SóPraSi