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Camping Tour North

A camping safari through the North of Portugal

During this scheduled, safari-style mobile-camping tour we are going to explore the North of Portugal. The North is the forgotten corner of Portugal. It is the birthplace of the first king and the richest area of the history of Portugal. It is peaceful and beautiful, welcoming and authentic.

While the itinerary covers the North of Portugal’s main tourist sites, we stay off the well-trodden routes and experience Portugal in a unique way. Our journey takes us to the Sintra-Cascais, the Serra da Estrela and Douro Natural parks. We visit the Prehistoric Rock Art sites in the Côa Valley and Siega Verde, the historic centre of Guimarães as well as the convent of Christ in Tomar. We also get the chance to admire the spectacular beauty of the Douro Wine region.

Day 1

Lisbon Airport – Cascais (Sintra-Cascais Natural Park)

Reception at the airport and transport to the Campsite Orbitur Guincho in Cascais located in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, just a few miles from the mouth of the Tagus estuary. It offers very special surroundings given its location in the midst of pines and behind the dunes in Guincho.

Dinner at campsite.

Day 2

Cascais – Sintra – Tomar – Ferreira do Zêzere

Visit Sintra with its mystical hills dotted with fairytale palaces and extravagant villas. Tomar, the jewel in the crown of Central Portugal, a magical city bursting with handsome architecture and historical significance: the Templar Knights. We then arrive at Ferreira do Zêzere, bathed by the most beautiful and stunning artificial lake in Portugal, once the largest in Europe.

Dinner and overnight at Camping Site Quinta da Cerejeira

Day 3

Ferreira do Zêzere - Coimbra – Nabainhos, Gouveia (Serra da Estrela Natural Park)

In the morning: optional activities – hiking or a tour to Almourol Castle. Today we visit Coimbra, the country’s first capital for 200 years during the reigns of the earliest monarchs. We continue our journey to Gouveia, a quiet place, crossed by old streets, sculptured gardens and plenty of other artistic manifestations, located in Serra da Estrela Natural Park, the largest mountain range in mainland Portugal.

Dinner and overnight at Campingsite Quinta das Cegonhas.

Day 4

Gouveia – Vila Nova de Foz Côa - Miranda do Douro (International Douro Nature Park)

In the morning there are two optional activities: a 3 hour walking or a tiur by car in Serra da Estrela Natural Park. Continuing the tour to Vila Nova de Foz Côa to visit the rock art site in the Côa Valley Archeological Park or visit a historical Portuguese village – Marialva.

Departure to Miranda do Douro, a border village located in the International Douro Natural Park. The park with its beautiful scenery with its steep banks and vineyards along the waterfront, is a World Heritage Site.

Dinner and overnignt at Campingsite Santa Luzia.

Day 5

Miranda do Douro – Vila Real

In the morning: a tour by car in the International Douro Nature Park or an environmental cruise including, at the end of the course, a didactic and interactive display with wildlife.

The next stop of our tour is the Nature Water Park, our next campsite. It is situated in a green area in the north of Portugal. It is a holiday complex that also has a water park, an adventure park and one educational farm.

Dinner and overnight at camping site.

Day 6

Vila Real – Lugar da Ermida (Peneda-Gerês National Park)

Earlier in the morning, we make a brief visit to Mateus Palace. The most celebrated tourist sight in Vila Real. Next we make our way to the unspoilt countryside, consisting of two main mountain ranges with a number of villages scattered around. The valleys, rocky peaks, streams, and cascades make this an ideal hiking destination, with wild ponies, deer, cattle, and golden eagles for company.

Dinner and overnight at Ermida Gerês Camping, a Rural Camping Park, located in one of the last communal villages of Portugal.

Day 7

Lugar da Ermida – Guimarães - Viana do Castelo

Today we can choose an optional activity in the moring again - a canoe trip, a walking trail, a horse ride or a jeep tour; or just a stroll through the park. Finally our tour takes us to Guimarães, known as the birthplace of the nation, and Viana do Castelo, a town with a seafaring history.

Dinner and overnight at Camping Site Orbitur Viana do Castelo.

Day 8

Cabanas de Tavira – Porto Airport

Transfer to Porto Airport.

08 Days / 07 Nights
795,00 /pp

Departure on Saturday

  • Min group of 4 people -
    € 795,00 per person
  • The price includes all transport, accommodation, food, drinks (water, coffee and tea, juice), equipment.
  • Travel insurance optional -
    € 35,00
  • Before departure clients will be required to enter into an agreement pertaining to our booking conditions and general information.
  • Clients are required to have their own backpacks, sleeping bags, personal hygiene products and towels.

* Price based on minimum of 8 persons per group.
* The prices are always subject to change and availability.
* Price based on shared accomodation. Private accomodations are also available

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  • Departures: On Saturday
  • Duration: 8 Days (7 nights at campsites)
  • Vehicle: 8-seater minibus
  • Fully accommodated tour: All linen provided


  • Sintra-Cascais Natural Park
  • Serra da Estrela Natural Park
  • International Douro Natural Park
  • Peneda-Gerês National Park
  • Convent of Christ in Tomar
  • Cultural Landscape of Sintra
  • Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley and Siega Verde
  • Alto Douro Wine Region
  • Historic Centre of Guimarães
  • University of Coimbra – Alta and Sofia


The accommodation is at camping sites only:

  • Orbitur Guincho
  • Quinta da Cerejeira
  • Quinta das Cegonhas
  • Camping Site Santa Luzia
  • Nature Water Park
  • Ermida Gerês Camping
  • Orbitur Viana do Castelo


  • Optional activities will be booked in advance. They are subject to availability and weather dependent
  • Activities: hiking, horse riding, canoeing, bike tours, riding a donkey, jeep tours, boating, cooking workshops, or visits to historical sites not included in the program.
  • The activities will be proposed according to the specific interests of each group.


  • The tour requires participation from all tour members. This entails assisting with the food preparation, washing of dishes and keeping the tents and minibus clean.
  • Please keep in mind that flexibility and an open mind will contribute greatly to an enjoyable tour.

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