Highlights of Portugal

9 days / 8 nights

From 885,– €
From 885,– €

Program

Day 1: Lisbon (-/-D)

Arrival at Lisbon airport. Transfer to hotel. Free time to relax or start exploring the Portugese capital. Dinner and overnight in Lisbon.

Day 2: Lisbon – Obidos – Alcobaca – Nazare – Batalha – Fatima (B/-D)

Driving through a scenic landscape with windmills and fruit trees we arrive to Obidos, an enchanting walled city. After lunch stop in Nazare, the most picturesque and colorful of all Portugese fishing villages, we continue via Alcobaca to Batalha. Enjoy a visit of the Monastery of Santa Maria de Victoria, one of the best and original examples of late gothic architecture in Portugal. Our today’s journey ends in Fatima, a center of Christian pilgrimage, famous for the shrine called the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary. Dinner and overnight in Fatima.

Day 3: Fatima – Coimbra – Aveiro – Oporto (B/-D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Coimbra, home of one of the world’s oldest universities – visit of the university and its magnificent baroque library. Stop at St Clara Monastery. In the center you can admire the exclusive ceramic of Coimbra. Continue to Aveiro, known as the “Portuguese Venice”, where you shall have time to see the graceful boats “moliceiros” and taste the local sweets “ovos moles”. Drive to Oporto. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Oporto (B/-D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning city tour of Oporto, the second largest city in Portugal situated on the Douro River. Our visit includes the St. Francisco Church, Palacio da Bolsa (the Chamber of Commerce) with its splendorous Arabian Hall. Next, visit a port wine cellar with wine tasting. The afternoon is at leisure so that you may enjoy some more time in Oporto. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Oporto – Amarante – Vila Real – Viseu (B/-/D)

Morning departure to the elegant village of Amarante, which has been described as one of the most beautiful places on earth. After that, drive to Vila Real - visiting the gardens of the manor of Mateus, whose picture graces the label of the excellent Mateus rose win. Then we enter in the port wine region, travelling through the vineyards and the breathtaking landscapes of the Douro Valley. Continue via the mountainous hinterland to Viseu. Dinner and overnight in Viseu.

Day 6: Viseu – Belmonte – Evora (B/-/D)

Drive to Belmonte, today a symbol of Jewish awakening, and visit the Jewish Museum, which portrays the history of Jewish people in this country. In the afternoon, break in the beautiful Castelo de Vide, an enchanting small town with the ancient Jewish Quarter. Continue to Evora, a living museum of tradition and history, handicrafts and gastronomy and the cultural center of southern Portugal. Dinner and overnight in Evora.

Day 7: Evora – Sintra – Lisbon (B/-/D)

Morning departure for an unforgettable discover of „Coast of the Sun“ and its beaches. See Estoril, a cosmopolitan village between Lisbon and Cascais. We follow to Cascais and its colourful bay. We pass through Boca do Inferno – a picturesque cliff formed by the erosion of the sea. Stop at Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Europe, to admire the beautiful landscape. We continue to Sintra. Its mountains and its luxuriant vegetation framing our tour. We visit the charming Village Palace in Moorish style. Late afternoon arrival in Lisbon. Overnight and dinner.

Day 8: Lisbon (B/-/D)

On our half day city tour we will see Vasco da Gama’s tomb inside the Jeronimos Monastery. Stop for pictures of Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoverers. Drive past the Bull Ring to Pombal Staue and along the grand Avenida de Liberdade. Afternoon at leisure. Farewell dinner and overnight.

Day 9: Lisbon – Lisbon airport (B/-/-)

Breakfast and coach transfer to Lisbon airport.

Services

Our prices include:

  • Deluxe motor coach throughout as per itinerary
  • English-speaking tour escort throughout
  • Accommodation in 4★ hotels in double/twin room
  • 3 nights with half board in Lisbon
  • 1 night with half board in Fatima
  • 2 nights with half board in Oporto
  • 1 night with half board in Viseu
  • 1 night with half board in Evora
  • Guided visits: Lisbon (2h), Oporto (2h)
  • Wine tasting in Oporto
  • Admission to the following sights:
    • Batalha Monastery
    • Coimbra University
    • St. Clara Monastery
    • Palacio da Bolsa
    • St. Francisco Church
    • Gardens of Palacio Mateus
    • Jewish Museum (Belmont)
    • Village Palace
    • Jeronimos Palace
  • Porterage at hotels in / out
  • All taxes and charges

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