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The Douro Valley

Follow the path of the Douro River as it meanders through an enchanting landscape of ever changing colour, on one of the world’s great train journeys.

From£1,685

  • Portugal

  • 14 nights
  • Rail & Walk

  • Sep

Moderate

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Tour codes: 26600

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Our holiday walking grades

Moderate

Grade 4

Full and half day walks at a moderate pace over hilly terrain.

Most of these holidays have an element of sightseeing as well.

Half day walks will probably involve about 3 hours of walking, with full day walks having around 5 hours. Expect ascents and descents of up to 600m.

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Travel beside the Douro River on one of the world’s most spectacular railway lines.
  • Sample young wines and delicious port.
  • Visit the old town of Lamego, full of rich charm, history and culture.
  • Explore the charming medieval town of Miranda do Douro set high above the magnificent gorge of the Rio Douro.
  • Walk through the distinctive landscape of vineyards in Regua.
  • Visit the shrine of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios in Lamego.

Follow the path of the Douro River as it meanders through an enchanting landscape of ever changing colour. Relax on one of the world’s great train journeys as you look out over terraced vineyards carefully folded into verdant hillsides. Walk through gently rolling meadows and lush green valleys bursting with springtime almond blossom and the sweet smell of grapes ripening in the midday sun. We follow the Great Douro River from its estuary in the ancient city of Oporto, through the famous Port wine vineyards and into the upper reaches of Portugal, where the river forms the border with Spain. Experience this journey with Ramblers Walking Holidays.

We begin our journey in Oporto, where we explore the historic buildings and magnificent churches that comfortably rub shoulders with the picturesque old quarters and squares. You will have the opportunity to take an optional excursion while in Oporto, perhaps to Braga, founded over 2,000 years ago; the fascinating medieval town centre of Guimaraes or the beautiful coastal town of Vila Conde. Leaving the coast, we travel by train along the Douro Valley as far as Pocinho and continue by road to the charming medieval town of Miranda do Douro. Sitting high above a magnificent gorge of the Rio Douro our walks from Miranda do Douro pass through villages where people follow a traditional way of life and still speak the Mirandese dialect that has survived the centuries.

From Miranda we again travel by road and train, to Regua, to walk through a distinctive landscape of vineyards. We’ll also be able to see how Port is made, and taste it too! During our stay here we visit the magnificent old town of Lamego, which is rich in charm, history and culture.

  • Return flights Gatwick to Oporto (TAP Portugal).
  • Airport transfers.
  • En suite accommodation.
  • Half board meals with breakfasts taken in the hotel and dinners in local restaurants.
  • All local transport costs.
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance (you can add this when you book)

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Porto

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

We arrive at Oporto's airport and make the short transfer by private coach into the city. Depending on our arrival time, there may be time for an orientation walk before dinner at a local restaurant.

Transfer Time = 30m

Day 2

Porto

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

We start our exploration today with a walking visit of Oporto's old town seeing the Clerigos Tower, and cathedral, amongst other sites. Narrow cobbled streets open onto shady squares and the river front is a nice spot to have lunch or a coffee. A lovely day that will give us a wonderful understanding of Porto.

Day 3

Porto

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

We head to Porto's Sao Bento station this morning to catch our train to Guimaraes. The station is beautifully decorated in blue tiles and is definitely worth a stop before we board the train. Once in the World Heritage city of Guimaraes, we explore the lanes and plazas of the medieval centre.

Day 4

Porto

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Porto is situated on the River Douro, at its outlet to the Atlantic Ocean. Taking the tram out to Castelo do Queijo, our walk takes us along the Atlantic coastline to Foz, where we can walk back into the city or take the tram. This afternoon you may want to visit a museum, enjoy a boat trip on the Douro or do some shopping

Day 5

Miranda do Douro

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

We leave Oporto today and take the train to Pocinho, where we meet our coach for the last leg of the journey to Miranda do Douro. This train journey provides some of the most beautiful scenery of northern Portugal as much of it follows the river valley as it heads eastwards. We catch glimpses of terraces of vineyards of the Port producing region, small farms and villages, on a route that is considered as one of the most picturesque railways in Europe.

Day 6 to 9

Mirando do Douro

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

From Mirando do Douro, our walks take us on undulating countryside tracks and offers scenic overlooks of the Douro river. Terraced vineyards that appear to fold into the hillside, rolling meadows as far as you can see and ever changing shades of green accompany us on our walks. Lunchtime picnic spots offer wonderful panoramas. Examples of our walks from Mirando do Douro:

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    9 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    Minimalm

Malhadas: This is a linear walk, mostly on the flat or with a slight descent. The walk is on good dirt tracks and passes through a number of quaint villages, as well as the ruins of Nossa Senhora do Pico, where, it is said that the Virgin Mary appeared several times to a little girl, prior to the Fatima apparitions. The waters of the well here are said to have healing properties. 

  • Time

    6 hours

  • Distance

    9 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    150/275m

Ifanes: The Ifanes walk is one of our longer walks, however it is easy walking through good undulating or flattish paths. A scenic spot overlooking the Rio Douro, is ideal for our picnic lunch. 

  • Time

    3.5 hours

  • Distance

    7 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    150m

Cercio: A circular walk starting at our hotel, with no transport needed, follows undulating lanes and stony dirt tracks. There is an excellent museum in Miranda's main square that is worth visiting when you return. 

  • Time

    3.5 hours

  • Distance

    8 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    150m

Clapper Bridges: A circuit showing us traditional agricultural landscapes and smallholdings as well as some fine examples of extremely ancient and beautiful Clapper bridges. 

Day 10

Regua

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

We take the train again today as we travel to Regua, located in a region famous for its young wine, the Vinho Verde. We arrive in time for lunch followed by an orientation walk and possibly a short boat ride before we get ready for dinner.

Day 11 to 14

Regua

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Our walks from Regua take us through vineyards, to small historic villages and past small churches, all with superb views as we go. Examples of the walks we plan to offer from Regua:

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    7 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    250m

Fontelo walk: This walk starts at the hilltop Chapel of S. Domingos from where the views of the surrounding countryside are stunning. On our way back down we pass through vineyards, before we reach the river Douro and the dam. This walk offers an excellent cafe and coffee stop en route as well as a wonderful Port estate. 

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    9 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    210/315m

Povoacao: This walk follows the first part of the Corgo railway line track in the dramatic and stunning Corgo valley before climbing and descending into Regua through wonderful local vineyards. 

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    8 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    1520/230m

Armamar: This walk is a circuit in the hills around Armamar on lovely tracks through vinyards and apple orchards for which the area is justly famous.

Lamego: A lovely day sightseeing in Lamego visiting its many monuments and the impressive sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remedios with its impressive staurcase. For those who wish, the day can be rounded off with a lovely walk into Regua through the vineyards.

Day 15

Final day

Meals

Breakfast

Enjoy a relaxing breakfast , some last minute views and time in the Douro Valley before our coach transfers us to Porto airport in time for our flight back to the UK

From (GBP)£1,685

Departure dates for your selected tour

9th Sep 2020 - 23rd Sep 2020 (14 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from Gatwick to Oporto (TAP Portugal)
  • Airport transfers by road c.30mins
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Grande Oceano Guest house

Porto is the second largest city in Portugal and is a UNESCO world heritage city. It is famous for its production of Port wine, its medieval historical centre, its ancient buildings and its narrow cobbled streets with rooftop terrace bars. Porto is rich in rail history. The city and the surrounding areas are home to trams, funicular railways and narrow gauge tracks, linking the city with the beautiful Douro Valley. 

The centrally located Grande Oceano is a a simplistic but comfortable guest house, selected for its ideal location. It is just short stroll away from the UNESCO world heritage downtown area, the old town. It is close to the S.Bento train station, well known for its wonderful mosaics. A short walk brings you to cafes, restaurants and shops. The Grande Oceano is a typical city guest house and has recently been renovated and decorated with bright pastel colours and modern simplistic furniture. There is no lift, however staff can assist with carrying luggage to rooms. As this is a city guest house, en suite rooms are small and simple. Facilities include air conditioning, satellite TV and free WIFI. Twin rooms have Austrian style twin beds with one bed frame, two mattresses and two bed packs. Some twin rooms may be triple or quadruple bedded. There is no dining area in the guest house so we will take the short stroll around the corner to the Hotel Malaposta for a continental buffet breakfast.

Residencial Planalto

Miranda do Douro is an ancient roman settlement located on the Portuguese/Spanish border. The town is both modern and medieval, still renowned for the traditional white flannel kilts, the famous stick dance and musical bagpipes of the Pauliteiros de Miranda. The Costanilha Street and the historic centre is home to many restaurants, cafes, bars, post office, banks and shops. A number of food shops and the tourist office is only a short stroll from our hotel. 

The Residencial Planalto is a simple, yet comfortable residence located in the heart of Miranda do Douro, close to the cathedral. The Planalto's lounge provides fantastic views of the historic centre during breakfast. Rooms include a private bathroom, air conditioning and satellite TV.  

Hotel Regua

Regua is located on the banks of the beautiful Douro River. It is conveniently located town with buildings decorated by vines growing along the terraced slopes through its cobbled streets and a scenic riverfront. The old town is very quaint and only a short walk uphill, definitely worth a visit! 

Set right on the banks of the Douro River and with panoramic views of the unspoilt rolling green hills beyond, the Hotel Regua has everything you need for a great stay in the famous wine country and really does have the best location in town. After a days walking, enjoy a cool off in the outdoor pool a drink at the bar and lounge. Bedrooms come with TVs, en-suite facilities and balconies with city or river views. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

This Grade 4 holiday features full and half day walks at a moderate pace over hilly terrain and is likely to include an element of sightseeing as well. Some days, as with our time in Porto, will mainly be sightseeing days.  We generally walk 7 miles-10 miles a day, with ascents and descents  mostly between 100m and 500m. We can expect to be walking 3-5 hours a day on good undulating paths during our stay in Miranda do Douro and Regua. The maximum altitude reached on this holiday is approx. 800m.

Walks & Excursions

Local Transport Costs

All local transport costs in conjunction with the advertised activity programme are included in the holiday cost. There may be occasions where additional visits or excursions are added to enrich your experience, these will be paid for locally by you if you choose to participate. Local transport can be a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses and ferries depending on the itinerary.

Optional Excursions

A range of local excursions and activities may be available to book at your destination through a local operator. We have no involvement in such activities or excursions which are not run, supervised or controlled in any way by us. Your contract will be with the local activity supplier and we accept no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

When budgeting for your holiday, you will need to consider drinks, any meals not included in the holiday price, non-included entrance fees, optional excursions you may choose to participate in locally and any souvenirs or additional services such as laundry. A general guideline for lunches and drinks is £10-£20 per person per day.

Currency in Portugal

The currency in Portugal is the euro. You may wish to take some euro cash with you until you reach an ATM. Credit cards may not be accepted in smaller towns and rural areas.

Tipping

Although entirely at your own discretion, tipping is an important aspect of tourism and hospitality life and expectations are fairly high. In order to simplify tipping, we strongly recommend that you allow your leader to take care of making sure tips are given to hotel and restaurant staff and to local guides and drivers. This will be done using some funds provided by us together with, if you wish, a contribution from you, which he/she will collect during the holiday.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader makes the world of difference to your holiday and ours are as passionate about discovering the world on foot as you are. They're resourceful, organised and widely travelled. They will handle all the local administration and other needs that might arise to ensure that you don't have to worry about planning your days and you can enjoy your holiday. Although leading group holidays, they won't forget that every group is made up of individuals. Each tour leader has their own individual style, talents and professional backgrounds and all are trained, qualified, experienced and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting and inspiring as possible.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will discuss with you the programme for the following day. This will be your opportunity to discuss the details and ensure the planned activities suit your walking ability. If you have concerns on clothing or equipment, this can be discussed then also. If you do not wish to join the organised group programme, please let the leader know.

Your Travel Details

Our return flights are with TAP Portugal and we fly from London Gatwick to Oporto. Transfers between centres will be by road and rail. On arrival the transfer from the airport to the Best Western Hotel Inca takes approximately 30 minutes by road. The transfer from Oporto to Miranda do Douro will take approximately 5 hours. Our transfer between Miranda do Douro and Regua will be approximately 4 hours and our transfer from Regua to Oporto will take about 2 hours. 

If you intend joining and leaving in Portugal, it is assumed, unless you have advised us otherwise, that you will meet and leave the party at the Best Western Hotel Inca. If this is not your intention, please let us know in writing 5 weeks before departure.

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements?

If you wish to organise your own flights from a non-UK or provincial airport or travel by rail or car to your holiday destination, 'land only' reductions are often available. Please contact us for details.

Before finalising any independent travel arrangements, please check with us first - especially if doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended date of travel. If you do intend to join your holiday locally please do tell us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you are joining and leaving your holiday overseas we assume, unless you advise us otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making their own independent travel arrangements, if you wish to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time, you may be able to be included on the group's transfer. Please contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details. 

Please note that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be able to join the group transfer. We also need your flight number, arrival time and departure point so that the group leader is able to meet up with you.

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

For all those booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be confirmed in your travel documents, sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure.

Personal Details Check

To ensure that we can accurately administer your holiday arrangements, please confirm that the personal details we hold for you are up to date and that you have provided the information we need to secure your holiday travel and accommodation arrangements. Please check your passport details, date of birth and any other important details necessary for us to properly manage your holiday booking. You can view and update information already provided, and add details not yet asked for, by using the Manage My Booking facility on our website www.ramblersholidays.co.uk, or by calling our Sales and Reservations team on +44 (0)1707 331133. When you receive your booking confirmation please check the details as soon as possible.

Passports and Visas

General Passport Advice

It is a good idea to carry photocopies of the personal details pages of your passport. Should you lose your passport, this may assist with the issue of replacement documents and your return to your home country.

Passport and visa requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements.

General travel and destination advice for UK nationals is available from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at www.fco.gov.uk/travel and at www.gov.uk/travelaware.

Brexit Passport Advice

You should have at least 6 months validity left on your passport from your date of arrival.

If you renewed a 10 year passport before it expired, extra months may have been added to your passport’s expiry date. These extra months will not count, so you should ensure that your passport is not older than 9 years and 6 months from the date of issue at the time of travel.

You may wish to renew your passport sooner rather than later, in order to make sure you have it in time for your holiday or travel plans.

Please ensure to regularly check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website for updates on passport requirements leading up to and after Brexit or contact us for more assistance. 

UK Government Brexit Information for Passports can be found at www.gov.uk/guidance/passport-rules-for-travel-to-europe-after-Brexit.

The UK Government has published a website tool to check the validity of your passport under these rules  which can be found at www.passport.service.gov.uk/check-a-passport.

In the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal, UK citizens will be able to visit the EU for up to 90 days within a 180-day period without a visa. The UK Government also has information for travellers available at gov.uk/EUexit

Non British Passport holders should consult the host country’s embassy for applicable passport and visa entry requirements.

Meals

Breakfast and dinners are included in the price of the holiday. Buffet breakfasts are plentiful, and we dine in local restaurants in the evening to sample the excellent Portuguese cuisine. As our hotels are quite rural, there are limited restaurant choices. However, we choose the best of the limited choice! Local restaurants tend to be very simple but allow us to enjoy an authentic experience and sometimes lively atmosphere in a traditional Portuguese restaurant along with local diners and the Portuguese hospitality. Portuguese dishes are usually created using locally sourced fresh ingredients, and usually consist of soup, meat or fish, vegetables and potatoes. Portugal is famous for its fresh fish and usually it is caught, cooked and eaten the same day! 

Footwear & Kit List

Footwear

Lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support are strongly recommended and may be essential for some walks. 

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in Portugal

Electricity is supplied at 220 Volts. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a European two pin adaptor with round pins. More information can be found at https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/

Water To Go

An alternative to bottled water from single-use sealed water bottles is filtered water from a refillable bottle containing its own water filter such as a Water-to-go bottle available from www.watertogo.eu. Just fill up from any water source and save the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

We have negotiated an exclusive 15% discount with our partners Water-to-Go for you as a thank you for helping the environment. Please go to their website at www.watertogo.eu and enter the code RWH17 when ordering. In addition, Water-to-Go will match the discount with a donation to our charity, Heart & Sole, which will allow us to continue to make a difference in the countries you visit on our holidays.

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

Maps, Guidebooks & More

Books:

“The Rough Guide to Portugal” - Mark Ellingham, John Fisher & Graham Kenyon (Penguin)

“Portugal - A Travellers’ Guide” - Susan Loundes (Thornton Cox)

“Blue Guide: Portugal” - Ian Robertson (A & C Black).


Websites:

Portugal Official Tourism Website: www.visitportugal.com

Portugal National Tourist office: www.portugaloffice.org.uk

The Map Shop

Maps and guidebooks relating to the areas you will be walking in may be bought before your holiday from The Map Shop at www.themapshop.co.uk

Weather

Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before departure. Advice on vaccinations is available from your GP.

Health Advice for Portugal

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to Portugal. 

You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK. 

You may wish to consider immunisations against Tetanus. 

Dengue fever exists in Portugal; please take normal precautions against mosquito bites.

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

You must be adequately insured to join our holidays. We do not insist that you insure with us but we require that you are adequately insured for the nature of your holiday. You will be unable to participate in our local walking and other activity programmes without being able to demonstrate that you have valid travel insurance.

Please ensure that as a minimum your travel insurance policy covers you for travel to your holiday destinations (country and geographical region) and for medical expenses, mountain rescue (including helicopter rescue) and emergency repatriation to your home country in the event of illness or injury. Your policy should also provide adequate cover for the activities, included and optional, you are likely to participate in during your holiday.

See our brochure or website for further advice regarding holiday insurance.

Whoever you insure with, please ensure that you take full details, and ideally the policy itself, with you on holiday and provide our tour leader with your insurer's name, the policy number and emergency assistance contact numbers.

Please note that it is very difficult to obtain travel insurance once your holiday arrangements have started.

EHIC Cards

Please take your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with you; it will help you in the event of you needing medical assistance during your holiday. Please note that the EHIC has an expiry date, so please check that your card is valid for the duration of your holiday. Please note however the EHIC should not be considered a substitute for medical or travel insurance. 

For more information please visit ehic.org.uk.

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office provides up to date information on security and local laws for travellers, together with current passport and visa information, at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Please take a few minutes to look at the current advice on your planned destination.

Please be aware of what's going on around you, take sensible precautions with your credit cards and passport and avoid displays of wealth such as wearing expensive jewellery or watches. Do not carry more cash on you than you will need for each day, and we recommend that a money belt is used.

Cultural Awareness

Responsible Travel

We're committed to ethical tourism in all our destinations. Our holidays are designed for you to discover the essence of the country you are visiting. Travelling in small groups not only gives you an up close and personal experience of your destination, but minimises your impact on the immediate environment. We feel that the most important starting point to protect the environment is to be out in it. For more details visit our website.

The Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust

Unlike many tour operators we have our own trust through which RWH Travel’s profits are channelled back into a variety of outdoor, walking-related or environmental conservation projects in the UK. The focus of the Trust’s financial support is Britain’s leading walking charity, The Ramblers, and their role in promoting the benefits and importance of walking to the British public. In addition the Trust welcomes applications for small grants from local organisations in the UK who need support for walking-orientated activities. This includes the establishment of footpaths and bridleways, funding for rebuilding bridges and renovating huts, as well as bursary funding for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for children who could not otherwise afford to do it. Please visit the ‘About Us’ section of our website and click on the Charitable Trust link for more details.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Please do provide us with a mobile phone contact number. We will only use this to contact you with important information relating to your holiday arrangements. 

Do keep your mobile phones switched on and readily available when travelling to the airport or if delayed in transit so that we can contact you with any last minute information relating to your travel arrangements.  

As a matter of courtesy, please switch off your mobile phone during walks, or endeavour to minimise its use. Please also try to minimise the use of mobile devices during group meals.

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Portugal

  • Capital

    Lisbon

  • Currency

    Euro

  • Language

    Portuguese

  • Time Difference

    UTC, UTC +01:00

  • Flight duration

    3hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    11°C

    Avg. Rain: 109mm

  • February

    12°C

    Avg. Rain: 93mm

  • March

    13°C

    Avg. Rain: 75mm

  • April

    14°C

    Avg. Rain: 66mm

  • May

    16°C

    Avg. Rain: 52mm

  • June

    19°C

    Avg. Rain: 26mm

  • July

    21°C

    Avg. Rain: 12mm

  • August

    22°C

    Avg. Rain: 16mm

  • September

    20°C

    Avg. Rain: 44mm

  • October

    17°C

    Avg. Rain: 91mm

  • November

    14°C

    Avg. Rain: 111mm

  • December

    12°C

    Avg. Rain: 120mm

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