Transfer Lisbon to Porto
Transfer from Lisbon to Porto with stops en route. An option to be considered. It might be the smartest and a perfect solution and fine way to discover more of woderful Portugal on the way to Porto- or opposite drection.
Comfortable Mercedes vans are always used and help will make your transfer and tour memmorable.
Value and cost, price comparison below
Subjects of this post:
Advantages of a private tour / transfer
- Reputation of a tours & transfers company.
- Value and cost, price comparison
- Detailed itinerary and what you will see
- Availabities and prices
As we all know, transportation is a key part of most trips. A tour company takes you from point A to point B, so you won’t have to worry about getting lost, luggage, etc.
In this case it will take you from A to B, but you will enjoy wonderful sights along the way. It’s a day trip from Lisbon to Porto, but at the same time it’s a tour.
You will be able to see in approx. 7H30 hours, what it would take in 2 days, if you do it on your own or buying day tours.
Even more, you won’t have to deal with confusing public transportation or taxi drivers who might not speak the same language. This can also help with places you can’t get to with public transportation, which is this case.
Choosing this private transfer from Lisbon to Porto with stops en route might be the smartest and perfect solution. Take advantage of the free cancellation policy.
But there´s more:
Tours provide a wealth of information
A transfer and tour will come with a guide. Not only does this mean being with someone who knows a lot about the area you’re traveling in, but it means you will have someone giving you information about the sights you’re seeing.
In addition, historical information can allow you to imagine an ancient city instead of just a pile of rocks and pillars when you’re looking at ruins. TopTenTours will make your experience interesting and fun.
TopTenTours offers a comfortable private transfer from Lisbon to Porto with some great stops along the way.
This company is also giving private tours in Portugal since 2010. With a fleet that’s composed by Mercedes Benz vans with luggage room and air-conditioned.
Please check TopTenTours’ reputation and reviews on TripAdvisor.
The drivers/guides speak fluent English.
Of course, it’s as a door-to-door service. A Private transfer Lisbon to Porto means that your party only will on this tour.
For sure, a good way to make the most of your day trip in Portugal and the only one that you will be able to enjoy so many wonderful places in a day.
Have a look to this great itinerary to get you to your final destination.
Like the philosopher said…It’s not the destination, it’s the journey!
Is this transfer pricey?
Well, that’s relative.
The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Porto is by bus or by train. They are cheap and reliable means of transportation in Portugal. Therefore, a good choice for single travelers and for those who travel light or in a small budget. When looking just for transportation, the price is unbeatable. Search no more.
But, if you’re looking for more than a transfer Lisbon to Porto and want to see and learn about Portugal ther’s more to consider.
The value that adds to your trip to Portugal.
This is not about transportation only.
Before going to that questions, here’s a few considerations:
Firstly , a transfer/tour like this, is all about learning and experiencing our culture and traditions. At the same time, seeing beautiful attractions and scenery.
Keep reading more, to find out what you will see during this day-trip from Lisbon to Porto.
Secondly, time, comfort and convenience.
You would need to spend one day of your vacation in Portugal just to get to Porto, anyway. It’s up to you to choose at what time you want your departure. As described, only comfortable and large cars will be used.
A transfer and a tour
Finally, the price.
“Price is what you pay; value is what you get.”
How much money would you need to spend on tours, either from Lisbon or Porto to visit Obidos, Nazaré, Aveiro and Costa Nova?
And if you add the cost of a transfer?
As TopTenTours is the provider of this service, you will be booking directly. Afterall, you would be skipping intermediaries in the transaction. Websites like Viator, TAdvisor, Expedia, etc. are intermediaries. Have a look at how a much poorer transfer Lisbon to Porto charges, through one of the above websites.
At the bottom of this page, you may find availability and prices for this transfer, so you can compare.
Transfer Lisbon to Porto
Composed by 4 stops awsome stops en route
Learn more details of the service offered.
And then, what’s to enjoy along the way in this pleasant day trip.
Everything you need to know bout this private transfer
- Pick up from your hotel, B&B or from any other location in Lisbon area.
- Starting at any time of the day
- Duration 7H30
Transfer Lisbon to Porto with stops en route
- Óbidos- Nazaré- Aveiro-Costa Nova
- Óbidos 60 minutes
- Nazaré and Sítio da Nazaré 90 minutes. Free time for lunch or snack
- Aveiro 30 minutes
- Costa Nova 30 minutes
- Assistance with the luggage
- All expenses related to the transportation and driver/guide service
- Bottled water
- Infant seats- mandatory for under 12- available upon request
The flexibility of a transfer from Lisbon to Porto with stops
Because it’s a private tour you can make it shorter if you don’t want to spend so much time in each place. If you are not interested in seeing so much in a day, you can simply skip what you want.
- Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the starting of this transfer.
- Mercedes Benz van, air-con and luggage compartment
- Well maintained and clean
- Capacity 7 passengers and luggage space
Prices vary from €80€ to €200 per person, deppending on the number of passengers in party.
Although by default, you will have to select 8:30 am as the departure time, you may choose a different starting one, as it’s more convenient to you.
Post on the comments field for special requests.
Next, comes a detailed description.
Transfer Lisbon to Porto with stops en route
Being a private transfer/tour it will be exclusively with your party only.
The first experience after the Lisbon pick up will be visiting Óbidos.
What’s in Óbidos?
Obidos is called the wedding town for a very curious reason. You will be told why during this stop on the There’s no better way to experience the fairy-tale character of Obidos than by strolling down the narrow cobblestone streets.
Like any other popular tourist spot, Óbidos has an array of souvenir stores across its length and breadth.
In the usual piles, you will often find stunning pieces of handicraft, magnets, bags, and antiques that aren’t manufactured to trap tourists.
You will have time to try the local liquor ginjinnha.
The castle and walls of Óbidos were remodeled during the 13th century.
But, beyond the main castle itself, there are architectural delights at every corner beginning with the main entrance to old town.
At the begining, the double arched entrance is peppered with tiles from the 18th century and decorated in intricate paintings.
There’s more ceramic tiles and painted panels to admire at the Churches.
Although this would be an opportunity to visit Óbidos, you will not have all the time for a complete discovery of the walled town. But you will definitely love it!
Admire the 16th-century aqueduct that is another architectural marvel whose style is in stark contrast to the rest of the buildings.
The origin of Óbidos
“Óbidos” is Latinized (oppidum, citadel). The municipality had its growth from a Roman settlement near the foothills of an elevated escarpment. The region of Óbidos, extending from the Atlantic to the interior along the rivers and lakes has been inhabited since the late Paleolithic.
Archeological evidence from the base of the medieval tower at Óbidos Castle indicates Roman construction linked to an outpost of the Roman city of Eburobrittium. A large urban area that has been under excavation. Archeological surveys found the remains of many other Roman structures near the settlement.
Transfer Lisbon to Porto with stops en route continues…
The second stop will be the famous Nazare
What’s in Nazare?
Nazaré (Portuguese for Nazareth) is one of the Portugal’s most picturesque fishing village, although its days as a traditional place are long gone. An old and famous summer resort for nationals, it has become internationally famous for having the world’s biggest waves. As a result, it is now better known as a surfing mecca. Everybody is talking about the Nazare´s big waves, although it is only happening between October and January.
Located in the center of the country, less than 90 minutes north of Lisbon, it hasn’t lost its laid-back ambience. However, local traditions are still preserved for visitors to get a taste of the old days. You will be able to see fish that is still put out to dry in the sun. Colorful fishing boats remain on the beach to remind us of the old days.
Some older locals hold on to the traditional dress – berets for men, and shawls and seven layers of skirts or petticoats for women.
Learn the origin of the use of the seven skirts and more stories of Nazare, during this trip from Lisbon to Porto with wonderful stops en route.
The third stop on the way to Porto
Aveiro and Costa Nova
Aveiro and Costa Nova: coastal and flat towns near the ocean. Crossed by a network of channels through which local boats meander.
It is characterized by, among other things, its modernist architecture and the canals which cross the city-center.
Tourists can sail through them in the typical boats of the locality, named as moliceiros. The moliceiro navigates lagoons and the marcantel navigates canals transporting salts and goods.
Thanks to the wonderful weather and the warm temperatures practically all year, you will definitely enjoy taking a walk under the sun by the canals.
Known as the Venezia of Portugal, one might think both cities have a lot in common due to the canals, but we don’t agree. Aveiro is related to natural salt extraction since the romans, art -deco architecture and the local pastry.
Must try in Aveiro for those who have a sweet tooth.
Delicacy of Portugal
Ovos moles are a Portuguese delicacy that you’ll see all over Portugal, but especially in Aveiro where they originate from. In fact, real ovos moles can only be made in Aveiro. Since 2008 this delicacy is classified as a product with Protected Geographical Indication by the European Union – the first Portuguese bakery product to get this classification.
The pastry grew in popularity when women wearing traditional Aveiro costume started selling them at the Aveiro train station on the Lisbon to Porto train line.
Recipes of ovos moles were passed down from generation to generation until, somewhere along the way, decided to set up a business selling them. That’s the case with the custard tarts -pasteis de nata- and it’s also the case with ovos moles.
But there’s more…ovos moles covered in great chocolate. Just try it in Aveiro. Every other shop in Aveiro’s streets is pastry shop!
Transfer Lisbon to Porto with stops en route, last stop…
Before Porto, the last stop will be the very trendy and instragramable Costa Nova. As this is a private transfer/tour from Lisbon with stops, you can always choose to spend more time or lesser in the different stops.
Costa Nova used to be a fisherman village, but now – since 1950’s- it is more a coastal resort town that attracts both foreigners and locals.
According to many people, it is also the home to one of the best beaches in central Portugal, Costa Nova do Prado. A very sandy beach with beautiful dunes and lovely views of the Atlantic Ocean.
The incredible landscape of the Ria, the golden sands, freshly caught fish and cooked seafood, colorful striped houses and the idyllic landscape of the area are all reasons why you should, at least pass by this enchanting resort town.
Almost there arriving in Porto…
From Costa Nova to your final destination will take approximately one hour. Before arriving to Porto, you will be amazed by the view when crossing the bridge accessing the city. It will be time to enjoy the Invincible City as we call to the second larger city of Portugal.
Enjoy a unique oportunity on this transfer!
We almost forgot to mention.
If you choose to book this Lisbon to Porto with Stops en Route with TopTenTours, you can ask your driver/guide to make one last stop “secret stop”. A breathtaking picture opportunity to admire the best view of Porto.
Porto is the second largest Portuguese city
Much smaller than Lisbon, very charming and looking older. Porto has beautiful buildings covered with colorful tiles.
An extraordinary architecture with a multitude of places to try the region’s delicious seafood, an array of nightlife options – and that’s just for starters.
What else is there to love in Porto?
In fact, until recent years the city was underrated.
Porto is a colorful, UNESCO-listed city that offers an authentic slice of Portuguese life. The pace is much slower than in Lisbon – and in that sense, it feels much more European.
The city is called Porto for its historical significance as a shipping port, for port wine and other goods.
Here, you will feel able to enjoy an espresso by the riverfront, a glass o wine or wander through the pretty streets, admiring shop windows.
It may seem like Porto is split by the river Douro, but it isn’t. Across the river is Vila Nova de Gaia, or just simply, Gaia.
Transfer Lisbon to Porto with Stops en Route
There is so much to see in Porto, that it’s hard to name a preference.
Without a doubt, one of the must go areas is the Ribeira of Porto. Amazing views and pleasant walks can be made here. Simply choose from dozens of restaurants line both banks of the river near Luis I bridge. However, for a more authentic and charming experience, walk along the south bank to the mouth of the Douro.
Transfer Lisbon to Porto
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Alternatively, inquireabout an exclusive 3-hours walking tour of Porto. A perfect kickstart of your stay in the city, where you will learn about the most interesting facts of Porto.
This walking tour can only be made at the following day of your arrival to the city. Use the comments field to signal your desire when booking this private transfer.
Transfer Lisbon to Porto with Stops en Route
Thanks for reading about this amazing tour and transfer.
A great option that is presented for travelers visiting Portugal.
Think about it. A valuable and smart way to enjoy an amazing private day trip from Lisbon to Porto. Please inquire TopTentours for a transfer in the opposite direction.
Certainly, you will love Obidos, Nazare, Aveiro and Costa Nova!
Have a great stay in Portugal!