Ancient towns like Guimarães and Braga are some of the oldest in europe. Easily accessible from Porto and Galicia in Northern spain, offering fantastic opportunities for a self-drive itinerary off the beaten track.
In the Northern Portugal you can cruise along the Douro River, explore the city of Porto, Guimarães and Brega with its remarkable 12th century cathedral, or discover geological formations at the National Park of Peneda-Gerês.
When to visit
In general, the best times to visit and experience as much as possible in Northern Portugal are between March and early June or mid-September and mid-to-late November, ideal for sightseeing and day trips.
Northern Portugal tend to be cooler and wetter than the rest of the country. The peak season is from June to the end of August, and this season offers hot and dry weather, which is suitable for spending time on the beaches.
During winter there is a very high possibility of rain.
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Some popular Northern Portugal Packages
Travel from Lisbon to Evora and Lagos during your 4-day South of Portugal holiday filled with intriguing history, azure beaches, and unspoilt nature.
Explore the wonderful northern region of Portugal in this enthralling, 6-day escorted tour.
Immerse yourself in the charm of northern Portugal aboard the Spirit of Chartwell. This 8-day cruise will take you to the historic cities and towns of Portugal including Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, Regua, Barca d'Alva and Salamanca.
Savour endless amounts of Portuguese charm as you journey through Portugal’s most vivacious cities: Lisbon and Porto.
Experience some of Portugal’s world-famous destinations and sightseeing locations on this 6-day escorted tour.
Pass by idyllic vineyards, lush forests, old villages and river valleys as you follow the Portuguese Way of Camino de Santiago from Coimbra to Porto.
Immerse in fascinating scenery, history and gastronomy as you hop from one distinguished region to another through this 10-day escapade in Portugal and Spain. This tour is powered by Collette Tours.