Day 4 and 5.
OBIDOS - GUIMARÃES 2 NTS (Around 200 Km, about 2.5 hour drive)
Drive Northwest coast of Portugal, the Costa Verde region the mountainous
region revealing its prehistoric past, the Roman occupation and the medieval
times, the Douro demarcated wine region, has as a wonderful natural
tranquillity of green, open spaces and an age-old cultural heritage,
numerous lagoons in deep valleys are part of a landscape of unbelievable
beauty, the River Douro, which runs trough the heart of the region, very
pleasant to take a boat trip on the river.
Guimarães - linked historically to the birth in 1143 of the Portuguese
nation, and the Church of São Miguel do Castelo and the strong walls of the
castle bear this out. There is magnificent architecture in the city and of
special note is the Paço (Palace) Duques de Bragança. Overnight.
Braga – the centre of Baroque art, its cathedral, the oldest in Portugal.
Porto – the 18th Century tower of the Baroque Clérigos church, from the
Gothic period the Church of São Francisco famous for its interior of gilded
wood engravings “Golden Church”, the Stock Exchange Palace (Palácio da Bolsa).
Viana do Castelo – one of the commercial maritime centre during the time of
the Discoveries, evidence by the architectonic of the Praça da República, of
the churches of São Domingos and Nossa Senhora da Caridade.
Amarante – lovely town, reflected in the waters of the Tâmega River, with
the Church and Convent of São Gonçalo from the 16th-17th centuries.
Overnight in the majestic Santa Marinha Pousada (housed in the 12th century
Convent of Agostinhos that was rebuilt and restored) near the historical
centre of Guimarães, set on a hill overlooking the city of Guimarães.
Day 6. GUIMARÃES to CONDEIXA-A-NOVA for 1night (Around 150 Km, about 1h30 drive)
Drive South to Condeixa-a-Nova, on the way enjoys the area with its
Aveiro – The Portuguese Venice, with the many canals and the distinctive and
colourful “moliceiros” boats that are used to collect seaweed. The town is
basically a mixture of neat fishermen’s cottages and Art Nouveau mansions
with a few historic buildings. The small houses lining the beach area are
most attractive with their distinct colourful facades of different painted
Coimbra – looks out over the river Mondego, visit the Roman ruins at
Conímbriga; Romanesque Cathedral, the Santa Cruz Church, the Monastery of
Santa Clara and the University buildings that is one of the oldest in
Europe. Overnight in Pousada Santa Cristina in Condeixa-A-Nova, close to
Coimbra. 2 Km from the preserved Roman ruins at Coinimbriga.
Day 7. CONDEIXA-A-NOVA
to LISBON for 1 night (Around 200 Km, about 2 hours drive)
Drive South to Lisbon and stay the last night in Lisboa, to explore the
capital of Portugal, Lisboa.
Lisbon, beautiful town, visit its monuments, the medieval quarters of Alfama
and Mouraria, walk along the typical streets of Bairro Alto and Madragoa and
take the opportunity to dinner in one typical Fado Restaurants of the area
and enjoy this unique experience.
Suggest a visit to the new area of Lisbon ``Parque das Nações`` where the
Expo 98 took place, enjoy the riverside landscape and all the structures
built for the Exposicion - the Lisbon Ocean pavillon with the magnificent
Aquarium Overnight: Hotel Lisboa Regency Chiado in Lisboa.
Day 8. LISBON - Return your car either to meet your return flight or extend
your holidays to other touristic sites in
Independent Driving Package includes:
1 night in Pousada D.
Maria / Queluz
2 nights in Pousada do
Castelo / Óbidos
2 nights in Pousada
Santa Marinha / Guimarães *
1 night in Hotel
Quinta ds Lagrimas in Coimbra *
1 night in Hotel do
Chiado / Lisboa
Car -hire Grp A
(Peugeot 107 or similar) - 1 week Pick up and drop off Budget desk at Lisbon
Airport including unlimited mileage, CDW and taxes (Airport pick up fee
Euro 25 (surcharge for out of hours pick up and drop off + road tax
1.40 euro per day paid locally )
*New NWE - deductible in case of self provoked accident - or damages -
group ABC - E 750
to avoid this you can buy an insurance on spot for 12Euro per day
based on two passengers travelling together *:
|Price per person in Euro
($ rate varies depending the exchange)
|Jan 31 March 2014
||Apr -June 2014
|Jul -and 16--30 Sep 2014
|Price per person in double room including breakfast
|Supplement per week for Group C car (VW polo with A/;C or
|Supplement for Group E car (Ford Focus 1.4 with A/C or
* Saturday night
pousadas have a supplement of Euros 13 per
NOTE: New years 30Dec-2Jan / Easter
17-20 Apr supplements apply! Amount to
be confirmed at the time of reservation.