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Douro Valley

Central Portugal

Visit Central Portugal

Introduction

Bordered to the north by the Douro River and to the south by the river Tagus, Central Portugal is a region that stretches the breadth of the country. Encompassing beautiful sandy beaches and ski resorts, this diverse landscape has something for everyone. Viseu is one of the region's major cities, its central location making it the perfect starting point for first time visitors.

Combria is another stunning town, with plenty of historic buildings and picturesque streets. Built in 1290, the University of Combria has become more than just a place of learning; its historic campus buildings attracting tourists from all over the world.

Meanwhile, winter sports fans will delight at the location of Guarda, the highest town in Portugal, at over 1000 m above sea level, this is the perfect stop off en route to ski resorts in the Serra da Estrela mountain range. However, this town has its own cultural significance, with lively locals and an historic cathedral.

Top itineraries in Central Portugal

Pousadas of Portugal: Alentejo & the Algarve

8-day tailor-made self-drive from £440 pp incl. flights

Driving south from Lisbon, this road trip brings you through Portugal's Alentejo region to the sun-drenched Algarve, staying in historic pousada hotels throughout.

Pousadas of Portugal: The Heart of Portugal

8-day tailor-made self-drive from £420 pp incl. flights

Explore the history and beauty of Portugal's Alentejo region with stays in characterful pousadas, heritage hotels converted from palaces, castles, convents and forts.

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Top places to stay in Central Portugal

Sublime Comporta

Contemporary hotel from £675 pp incl. flights

Set in 17 acres of wooded wilderness and just minutes from Portugal's Atlantic coast, this stunning boutique hotel has little difficulty in living up to its bold name.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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