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Walks and Wine Tasting in Spain and Portugal
12 days
Portugal, Spain - Trip code MWW

Walks and Wine Tasting in Spain and Portugal

This unique two-country tour provides a fascinating journey from Madrid to Porto through the Ribera del Duero region of Spain and the Douro wine lands of Portugal. Sample regional vintages at local bodegas, explore national parks and river gorges and discover beautiful historic cities and picturesque villages full of culture and charm. Ideal for those who enjoy wine, culture and easy countryside walks, this journey ventures away from populr routes, showcasing a less-visited part of Europe.

Trip highlights

  • Segovia - UNESCO World Heritage city and easy walks in nearby Guadarrama National Park
  • Penafiel - Wine tasting in a picturesque medieval hilltop town
  • Zamora Region - Great wine and Romanesque architecture
  • Lamego - Magnificent views with great food and wine in a charming architectural gem of a village
  • Porto - UNESCO World Heritage city famous for its port wine
Accommodation grade:
Standard
Our standard, mid-range accommodation offers a good level of service, often with other amenities such as a restaurant, bar, garden or swimming pool. Generally rooms will be comfortable with en suite facilities.
Walking grade:
Easy
Suitable for most people in good health, these easy walks are predominantly on good paths, at low altitude and on undemanding terrain. Previous walking or trekking experience is not necessary.
Group Size:
10 - 16
Maximum group size ranges from between 6 to 20 people, depending on the type of trip, the transport and accommodation used and activities included. We rarely have groups that are smaller than five or six people and the average is 12 people plus an Explore leader.

Itinerary

Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select the itinerary that you wish to explore.

Day 1 - Join tour in Madrid

Join trip at the hotel in Madrid. The rest of the day is free to relax or see some of the city. Please note that the included free of charge airport transfer will depart from Terminal 1 of Madrid airport. If you arrive into other terminals, details of how to make your way to this terminal will be detailed in your final documentation.

Accommodation: Dos Castillas(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Single room available
Meals Provided: None
Day 2 - Walking tour of Madrid

This morning we head out for an orientation walk of Spain's busy capital city and the third largest city in the European Union after London and Berlin. Located on the Manzanares River, Madrid has its share of historic sights, great architecture, nightlife, fine dining, culture and shopping. The afternoon is left free to enjoy this lively capital.

Accommodation: Dos Castillas(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 3 - Walk in Guadarrama National Park; explore Segovia

This morning we leave Madrid behind as we head north to Segovia. After an hour and and a quarter we arrive at the village of Manzanares el Real, and the start of our walk into the Guaderrama National Park. This area of natural beauty is best known for the unusual granite rock formations of La Pedriza. Vegetation is sparse, however for rock-climbers it is a haven, as well as being a breeding colony for Griffon Vultures, which with a bit of luck we will spot on our walk. We continue by road for another hour until we reach the stunning UNESCO world heritage historic city of Segovia, with its huge 1st century Roman Aqueduct and Disney-like Alcazar Fortress. We have free time to explore on arrival. (3 hours walking, 10km +/-300m)

Accommodation: El Corregidor(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 4 - Walk through canyon lands of Duraton River valley; drive to Penafiel

Late morning we drive around forty-five minutes to the spectacular limestone canyon lands of Duraton River Natural Park, and take a walk along the gorge to the charming medieval town of Sepulveda. We continue on to Penafiel, right it in the heart of the Ribera de Deuro wine region. The Ribera de Deuro is one of several recognized wine producing regions along the Duero River. The region produces red wine from the Tempranillo grape. (3 hours walking, 12km +/100m)

Accommodation: Ribera de Duero(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 5 - Free morning in Penafiel; wine tasting in afternoon

This morning has been left free in Penafiel for time to stroll through the medieval town centre with its square once used for bullfights or walk up to the Penafiel Castle. The land under the town is full of excavated caves traditionally used to store wine. You will be able to spot the chimney vents that dot the landscape. In the afternoon we enjoy a wine tasting at the Protos Bodega, one of Spain's most innovative wineries.

Accommodation: Ribera de Duero(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 6 - Wine tasting in El Toro; visit the city of Zamora

This morning we drive around an hour and a half hour to El Toro in the province of Zamora, another top notch wine producing region on the Duero River. We will stop for wine tasting in the village, before continuing on to the city of Zamora for lunchtime. This delightful city is a real architectural gem and home to the most Romanesque churches in Europe. In the afternoon we will continue on the Portuguese border, to our home for the next three nights - the medieval hilltop village of Fermoselle, right in the heart of the Arribes del Duero Natural Park. Fermoselle dates back to pre-Roman times and with its own micro-climate, a landscape similar to that of Tuscany in Italy, its narrow cobbled streets, rustic stone houses and, most importantly, delicious wines - it is a very pleasant place to stay!

Accommodation: Posada Dona Urraca(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 7 - Walk in Arribes del Duero Natural Park; wine tasting in Fermoselle

This morning we head into the Arribes del Duero Natural Park for a walk through its spectacular countryside. This afternoon we have a wine tasting in a local bodega, dug into the rock - one of around 900 granite bodega caves dating back to ancient times when wine production was large scale business in the area. (3 hours walking, 10km, +/-250m)

Accommodation: Posada Dona Urraca(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 8 - Walk to Fornillos; boat trip on Duero River

After breakfast we walk from the village through woodland and oak forest to the small village of Fornillos, where we have the opportunity to try local farmhouse cheese. We then drive to Miranda do Douro in Portugal for a walk around the historic centre. Afterwards we drive back to Fermoselle. (4 hours walking, 12km, +/-150m)

Accommodation: Posada Dona Urraca(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 9 - Local train along Duero Valley; walk in Lamego village surrounds

Today we drive two hours into Portugal, to the village of Pocinhos, from where we board the local train for a two and a half hour journey along the Douro Valley to Peso da Regua. A short taxi ride uphill then brings us to the beautiful Renaissance and Baroque village of Lamego. We have time to walk around the historic centre and the option to see the famous Nossa Senhora de Remdios church, before taking a short walk in the surrounding area before dinnertime. (1.5 hours walking, +/-150m)

Accommodation: Hotel Lamego(or similar)

Premium Hotel
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 10 - Visit Mateus Palace in Vila Real; walking tour and wine tasting in Porto

Today we drive to Vila Real and stop to visit the famous Mateus Palace; a stunning 18th century Baroque Palace with elegant manicured gardens. From here we drive to Porto. This afternoon we take an orientation walk in the town centre and enjoy a wine tasting at the Sandeman Bodega.

Accommodation: Hotel Moov Centro(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 11 - Free day in Porto

Today has been left free to enjoy this lovely riverside city and its sights. Porto is Portugal's second largest city after Lisbon, and offers visitors a range of architectural and cultural attractions, such as the Palacio da Bolsa, with its spectacular Alhambra-like interior, a charismatic medieval quarter and the monumental central avenue, Avenida do Aliados.

Accommodation: Hotel Moov Centro(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 12 - Tour ends Porto

Tour ends after breakfast. If you are staying on there is plenty to see and do, as well as plenty of wine to taste!

Meals Provided: Breakfast

Walking and Trekking information

Walking grade
Easy
Trek details
There are included walks on five days. The walks are between 1.5 to 3 hours and the terrain is gently undulating. We have graded this tour as easy.
Max walking altitude (m)
1350

Why book this trip

Ideal for those who enjoy wine, culture and easy countryside walks this journey from Madrid to Porto ventures deep into wine country in both Spain and Portugal, getting off the beaten track whilst showcasing a less visited part of Europe.

What's included?

Included meals
  • Breakfast: 11
Transport
  • Bus
  • Boat
  • Taxi
Trip staff
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Driver(s)
Accommodation
  • 10 nights standard hotel
  • 1 nights premium hotel
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Trip information

Country information

Portugal Holidays & Tours

Climate

Overall, spring, early summer and autumn are ideal times for a trip to Portugal - though the weather varies enormously from region to region. The northern high plains has both extremes, stiflingly hot in summer, bitterly cold and swept by freezing winds in winter. The Atlantic coast, in contrast, has a tendency to damp and mist, and a relatively brief, humid summer. The Mediterranean south is warm virtually all year round. The islands have very different weather patterns due to their positioning and can have sudden rain falls throughout the year so waterproofs are recommended even in the summer.

Time difference to GMT

0

Plugs

2 Pin Round

Religion

Roman Catholic

Language

Portuguese

Spain Holidays & Tours

Climate

Overall, spring, early summer and autumn are ideal times for a Spanish trip - though the weather varies enormously from region to region. The high central plains suffer from fierce extremes, stiflingly hot in summer, bitterly cold and swept by freezing winds in winter. The Atlantic coast, in contrast, has a tendency to damp and mist, and a relatively brief, humid summer. The Mediterranean south is warm virtually all year round. Spain's Islands the Canaries and Balaerics experience very mild winters and warm summers making them ideal year round destinations.

Time difference to GMT

+1

Plugs

2 Pin Round

Religion

Roman Catholic

Language

Castilian Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque

Budgeting and packing

Optional activities

Aditional wine tasting in Panafiel from €8pp Boat trip on Douro River in Porto from €10pp

Footwear

We recommend you bring walking/hiking boots, make sure that your boots are worn-in and comfortable before the start of the trip. Also trainers or sandals for relaxing and general wear. We suggest that on international flights you either carry your walking boots in your hand luggage or wear them - should your luggage be lost or delayed, your own boots are the one thing that will be irreplaceable.

Luggage

20kg

Luggage: On tour

One main piece of baggage and daypack. Remember you are expected to carry your own luggage so don't overload yourself.

Equipment

We also recommend taking a water bottle, insect repellent, and sun cream. You may find a walking pole useful.

Tipping

Explore leader
At your discretion you might also consider tipping your Explore Leader in appreciation of the efficiency and service you receive.
Local crew
Although entirely voluntary, tipping is a recognized part of life in this region of the world. Some local staff will look to members of the group for personal recognition of particular services provided. In order to make things easier for you, the Explore Leader may organise a group's tips kitty and if this is the case, they will account for it throughout the trip. Accordingly, we recommend approximately 15€ per person for tipping. 10% is recommended at meal times.
Country Information

Portugal Holidays & Tours

Food and drink

The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an upmarket restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more.


Dinner price
£15
Beer price
£2.00 - 3.00 depending on your location, well touristed areas are usually slightly more expensive.
Water price
£1.4
Foreign Exchange
Local currency
Euro.
Recommended Currency For Exchange
Take the majority of your spending money in Euros cash.
Where To Exchange
We recommend that you change any currency into Euros prior to arrival. Bureau de Change are generally only found in major cities and large airports.
ATM Availability
Cash-point machines are available in all major towns. Bankcards with the Cirrus logo are accepted.
Credit Card Acceptance
Visa and Mastercard are generally accepted in larger restaurants and some shops.
Travellers Cheques
Travellers cheques can be exchanged in all major towns but are not recommended due to the high rate of commission.

Spain Holidays & Tours

Food and drink

The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an upmarket restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more.


Dinner price
£12.00 - 16.00
Beer price
£1.50 - 2.50 (depending on the region/area in Spain)
Water price
£1.4
Foreign Exchange
Local currency
Euros
Recommended Currency For Exchange
We recommend you take the majority of your spending money in Euros cash.
Where To Exchange
We recommend that you change any currency into Euros prior to arrival. Bureau de Change are generally only found in major cities and large airports.
ATM Availability
In cities and most major towns.
Credit Card Acceptance
Visa and Mastercard are generally accepted in larger restaurants and some shops.
Travellers Cheques
Not recommended.

Transport, Accommodation & Meals

Transport Information

Bus, Boat, Taxi

Essential information

FCO Advice

We strongly recommend that you check your government's travel advisory for up-to-date information and advice about your destination: safety and security, entry requirements, health, local laws and customs. For UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice click here.

For more information from Explore about travel advice, click here
 

Under 18 immigration guidance

Please note that some countries require proof of parental consent when travelling overseas with under 18s. Please check requirements with the relevant embassy or consular office well in advance of travel if this applies to your party.

Essential Information

Once your booking has been confirmed we guarantee the price will not increase, whatever the circumstances. Before booking please ensure you have read our important tour pricing information.Booking Conditions

Visa and Passport Information

Spain: Visas are not required by UK, Australian, New Zealand, US and Canadian citizens. Other nationalities should consult their local embassy or consular office.


If you do require assistance in obtaining a visa then you may consider applying through Explore's recommended visa service in the UK, Travcour. See www.travcour.com to download the relevant visa application for your trip, if applicable (UK citizens only), along with details of how to apply for your visa through Travcour. The Team at Travcour will be happy to answer specific questions relating to visa applications, please call them directly on 0208 5431846.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of a full passport, with the correct validity for your chosen destination.
 

Booking conditions

Before booking your Explore trip, please ensure that you read both our Essential Information and Booking Conditions.

Transfers

Find out more about Trip Transfer Terms and Conditions before you book.

Booking a land only package with Explore

Customers who have chosen to book on the ‘Land Only’ arrangements of our tour, please ensure that you have checked your tour specific ‘Joining Instructions’ prior to booking your own travel arrangements. Your joining instructions can be found below in the dates and prices information. 

You may also be eligible for the Free Explore Transfer.


Joining Tour Abroad

Customers booked on the ‘Land Only’ arrangements will now receive a Free Transfer, provided you arrive and depart on the tour only itinerary start and end dates. The transfers will be from the Explore designated airport or train station to the joining point of your tour, and then back from the ending point to the designated airport or train station. The exception to this rule is customers who are booked on a tour where the joining and ending point is at the designated airport or train station.  

Free transfers are not available for Self-Guided, Tailormade or Tours for Churches customers.

If you are not eligible for the Free Transfer then you will need to make your own way through to the joining and ending point. On a majority of our tours Explore will be able to provide a private transfer at an additional cost. Please ask for a quote at the time of booking.  


For more information regarding the Explore Free Transfer click here

Insurance

It is a condition of booking with Explore that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the tour, including all optional activities. Your Insurance Policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country. Please ensure your policy includes medical emergency helicopter evacuation in the event of illness or injury and covers the entire duration of your holiday. If you are trekking at altitude please ensure that there is no upper altitude limit which may limit or exclude cover for your trip. Medical and repatriation insurance cover is not mandatory for UK residents who are travelling on trips within the United Kingdom.
Read more information about what travel insurance is required.

Flight information

Explore offers a wide range of flexible flying options to make joining and leaving our trips easy. Read more about them here.


Flight Information

You are able to book this tour on a 'land only' basis or as a ‘flight inclusive’ package. Your flight inclusive package will be fully protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) ATOL protection scheme.

  

Booking a flight inclusive package with Explore

We have a good selection of flights not only from London but from many regional airports around the UK allowing us to compare fares between scheduled carriers as well as low cost and charter airlines. Our dedicated flights team will match the best flight options to your arrival and departure airport.

On our website we display a UK flight inclusive package guide price which is generally based on a London departure. To avoid paying supplements or to secure your preferred flight option, we recommend booking as early as possible, especially for peak travel dates.

Maximum altitude (m)

1350

Portugal Holidays & Tours

Vaccinations

Nothing compulsory but Tetanus is usually recommended as a precaution. Further information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found by following the NHS and NaTHNaC links at http://www.explore.co.uk/Travelhealth/ and from your local healthcare provider. Vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed before departure.

Spain Holidays & Tours

Vaccinations

Nothing compulsory but Tetanus is usually recommended as a precaution. Further information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found by following the NHS and NaTHNaC links at http://www.explore.co.uk/Travelhealth/ and from your local healthcare provider. Vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed before departure.

Dates, prices and booking

Date
Price from
Single room option
Saturday 19 May 2018 - Wednesday 30 May 2018
This departure is guaranteed
MWW_2018
From £1595
Single room option +£385

5 spaces available

Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Madrid
Time and place
19:00 at Hotel Reception
Information
There are two terminals where flights arrive and depart to and from the UK. Madrid airport has a free shuttle bus service between terminals that operates every 5-10 minutes, 24 hours a day and takes about 15 minutes. If your flight arrives into Terminal 4 then you will need to take the airport shuttle bus to Terminal 1 to meet your transfer. The shuttle bus stop is outside the terminal building. The buses are green so they are easy to distinguish from other buses. The Explore representative will be waiting for you with an Explore sign at Terminal 1. You will then be taken to your first nights' accommodation.
Ending Point
Town
Porto
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Download Trip Notes
Saturday 16 June 2018 - Wednesday 27 June 2018
MWW_2018
From £1599
Single room option +£385
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Madrid
Time and place
19:00 at Hotel Reception
Information
There are two terminals where flights arrive and depart to and from the UK. Madrid airport has a free shuttle bus service between terminals that operates every 5-10 minutes, 24 hours a day and takes about 15 minutes. If your flight arrives into Terminal 4 then you will need to take the airport shuttle bus to Terminal 1 to meet your transfer. The shuttle bus stop is outside the terminal building. The buses are green so they are easy to distinguish from other buses. The Explore representative will be waiting for you with an Explore sign at Terminal 1. You will then be taken to your first nights' accommodation.
Ending Point
Town
Porto
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Download Trip Notes
Saturday 8 September 2018 - Wednesday 19 September 2018
This departure is guaranteed
MWW_2018
From £1635
Single room option +£385
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Madrid
Time and place
19:00 at Hotel Reception
Information
There are two terminals where flights arrive and depart to and from the UK. Madrid airport has a free shuttle bus service between terminals that operates every 5-10 minutes, 24 hours a day and takes about 15 minutes. If your flight arrives into Terminal 4 then you will need to take the airport shuttle bus to Terminal 1 to meet your transfer. The shuttle bus stop is outside the terminal building. The buses are green so they are easy to distinguish from other buses. The Explore representative will be waiting for you with an Explore sign at Terminal 1. You will then be taken to your first nights' accommodation.
Ending Point
Town
Porto
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Download Trip Notes
Saturday 6 October 2018 - Wednesday 17 October 2018
MWW_2018
From £1599
Single room option +£385
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Madrid
Time and place
19:00 at Hotel Reception
Information
There are two terminals where flights arrive and depart to and from the UK. Madrid airport has a free shuttle bus service between terminals that operates every 5-10 minutes, 24 hours a day and takes about 15 minutes. If your flight arrives into Terminal 4 then you will need to take the airport shuttle bus to Terminal 1 to meet your transfer. The shuttle bus stop is outside the terminal building. The buses are green so they are easy to distinguish from other buses. The Explore representative will be waiting for you with an Explore sign at Terminal 1. You will then be taken to your first nights' accommodation.
Ending Point
Town
Porto
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Download Trip Notes
Date
Price from
Single room option
Saturday 19 May 2018 - Wednesday 30 May 2018
This departure is guaranteed
MWW_2018
From £1395
Single room option +£385

5 spaces available

Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Madrid
Time and place
19:00 at Hotel Reception
Information
There are two terminals where flights arrive and depart to and from the UK. Madrid airport has a free shuttle bus service between terminals that operates every 5-10 minutes, 24 hours a day and takes about 15 minutes. If your flight arrives into Terminal 4 then you will need to take the airport shuttle bus to Terminal 1 to meet your transfer. The shuttle bus stop is outside the terminal building. The buses are green so they are easy to distinguish from other buses. The Explore representative will be waiting for you with an Explore sign at Terminal 1. You will then be taken to your first nights' accommodation.
Ending Point
Town
Porto
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Download Trip Notes
Saturday 16 June 2018 - Wednesday 27 June 2018
MWW_2018
From £1415
Single room option +£385
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Madrid
Time and place
19:00 at Hotel Reception
Information
There are two terminals where flights arrive and depart to and from the UK. Madrid airport has a free shuttle bus service between terminals that operates every 5-10 minutes, 24 hours a day and takes about 15 minutes. If your flight arrives into Terminal 4 then you will need to take the airport shuttle bus to Terminal 1 to meet your transfer. The shuttle bus stop is outside the terminal building. The buses are green so they are easy to distinguish from other buses. The Explore representative will be waiting for you with an Explore sign at Terminal 1. You will then be taken to your first nights' accommodation.
Ending Point
Town
Porto
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Download Trip Notes
Saturday 8 September 2018 - Wednesday 19 September 2018
This departure is guaranteed
MWW_2018
From £1415
Single room option +£385
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Madrid
Time and place
19:00 at Hotel Reception
Information
There are two terminals where flights arrive and depart to and from the UK. Madrid airport has a free shuttle bus service between terminals that operates every 5-10 minutes, 24 hours a day and takes about 15 minutes. If your flight arrives into Terminal 4 then you will need to take the airport shuttle bus to Terminal 1 to meet your transfer. The shuttle bus stop is outside the terminal building. The buses are green so they are easy to distinguish from other buses. The Explore representative will be waiting for you with an Explore sign at Terminal 1. You will then be taken to your first nights' accommodation.
Ending Point
Town
Porto
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Download Trip Notes
Saturday 6 October 2018 - Wednesday 17 October 2018
MWW_2018
From £1415
Single room option +£385
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Madrid
Time and place
19:00 at Hotel Reception
Information
There are two terminals where flights arrive and depart to and from the UK. Madrid airport has a free shuttle bus service between terminals that operates every 5-10 minutes, 24 hours a day and takes about 15 minutes. If your flight arrives into Terminal 4 then you will need to take the airport shuttle bus to Terminal 1 to meet your transfer. The shuttle bus stop is outside the terminal building. The buses are green so they are easy to distinguish from other buses. The Explore representative will be waiting for you with an Explore sign at Terminal 1. You will then be taken to your first nights' accommodation.
Ending Point
Town
Porto
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Download Trip Notes

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