Guaranteed Saturday Departures:
2020: Jan 11, Feb 15,
Mar 14, Apr 4, 18, May 2, 16, Jun 6, 20, Jul 4, 18, Aug 1, 15, Sept
5, 19, Oct 3, 17, Nov 14, Dec 12.
2021: Jan 16, Feb 13, Mar 13.
Day 1: Lisbon - Obidos - Alcobaça - Nazaré - Batalha - Fátima
Depart Lisbon and drive to
Óbidos, the city surrounded by medieval walls. Admire the
the architecture, the diversity of the handicrafts and taste
the famous Ginginha (bitter cherry liqueur).
Visit Alcobaça, the first and largest gothic church in Portugal.
See the tombs of
D. Pedro and Inês de Castro, and learn of their undying love.
Nazaré. A typical fishing village and seaside resort. Afterwards we continue to Batalha and visit the
Monastery of Santa Maria de Victoria, a gothic masterpiece. Here you
will see the tomb of Henry the Navigator.
Lastly, we arrive in Fátima and see the famous
Marian Shrine. There is an option to assist in the Candle procession.
Overnight in Fátima.
Day 2: Fátima - Coimbra - Aveiro - Oporto
After breakfast we leave for Coimbra and visit one of the
oldest Universities in the world. The magnificent baroque
library and its unique atmosphere are characterised by ancient traditions
Make a stop at St. Clara Church to view the tomb of Queen St.
Isabel. The protagonist of the “miracle of the roses”.
In the afternoon we
continue to Aveiro, known as the “Portuguese
Venice”, where you shall have time to see the graceful boats
known as “Moliceiros” and taste the local sweets “Ovos
Drive to Oporto and overnight.
Day 3: Oporto - Guimarães - Braga - Barcelos - Oporto
Porto is a living amphitheatre and is UNESCO world heritage
listed. We make a morning visit to the riverside area. Replete with old houses,
palaces, churches and Port wine.
We continue to the Minho, the northwest region of Portugal
that offers natural green scenery and sparkling “green wine”.
Starting at Guimarães, birthplace of the
first king of Portugal, we walk along the historic centre through medieval
history. Visit the Sacred Hill,
crowned by a Castle. The Palace of the Dukes of Bragança, dates back to the 15th century.
Next we drive to Braga known
as the "Portuguese Rome" for its concentration of religious
architecture. See the oldest Cathedral in the country, and the “Bom Jesus
do Monte” sanctuary. Famous for its baroque stairway and gardens. Return to
Oporto for overnight.
Day 4: Oporto - Santiago de
Compostela - Oporto
Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia,
World Heritage Listed and the centre of Camino de Santiago pilgrimage.
Enjoy the entire
day free to discover this fascinating city. Overnight at the Sheraton Hotel
Day 5: Oporto - Amarante - Vila Real - Douro Valley - Lamego - Viseu - Urgeiriça
We start in Amarante, a pretty town known for São Gonçalo,
the patron saint of love and marriage. The
monastery houses his tomb and a lively bustling market.
After, we drive to Vila Real and visit the
gardens of the manor of Mateus, still
depicted on Rose wine bottles.
Then we enter
in the Port wine region, travelling through the vineyards and the
breathtaking landscapes of the Douro Valley. Stop in Lamego, and see one of Portugal's most important shrines.
Santuário de Nossa Senhora dos Remédio
has a magnificent baroque style staircase.
some of the local ham or the famous “Bola
de Lamego” a loaf baked in the oven with smoked ham. Continue to the
mountainous hinterland to Viseu. The center of the Dão Vineyards and
home of Portugal´s oldest hero, Viriato, the Lusitanian
chief. Later on arrive to Urgeiriça
Day 6: Urgeiriça - Bussaco - Tomar - Lisbon
In the morning
to Bussaco, with a luxuriant forest, filled with rare trees
and plants of exotic beauty. We continue to Tomar, given to the Order of
the Templars in 1159 as a reward.
They assited Dom Afonso Henriques, the First King of Portugal,
in the Christian reconquest of the territory. Dom Gualdim Pais,
the first Grand Master of the Order in Portugal, founded the castle
and the remarkable Convent of Christ inside. Enlarged and altered over
the centuries, this retains the influences of various architectural
styles. We journey on towards Lisbon for an
Day 7: Lisbon - Sintra - Cabo da Roca - Cascais - Estoril
Visit the palace of Sintra and walk through this charming village. Enjoy
a the amazing view from the westernmost porint of Europe (Cabo da Roca).
Along the cost we pass by one of the most famous surfing beaches, the
incredible Boca do Inferno, the cosmopolitan Cascais and the gardens of
Estoril Casino. Return to Lisbon for overnight.
Day 8: Lisbon - Évora
Today discover the town of Évora, mosaic of culture, history and
traditions. Leaving Lisboa, we cross the bridge over the river Tejo. See
the beautiful and bucolic landscape of olive trees, cork oak
trees and vineyards. Next we arrive at World heritage Évora. We walk
through the narrow streets of this whitewashed town. View the Roman Temple,
the Romanesque-gothic Cathedral, Saint Francis Church with its “Bones
Chapel“, and the University.
We stop at the food and craft markets. In
the afternnon take free time to
discover the city. Stay in Évora overnight.
Day 9: Evora - Beja - Silves - Lagos
This morning is at your leisure. In the afternoon we drive southward passing Beja(stop) were the highest tower of
Portuguese Medieval castles dominates the town and the region. Crossing
small mountains we enter in the Algarve. Stop at Silves which is dominated by
a red sandstone
castle dating back to Moorish times. Continue to the golden sands of
the Algarve passing by Praia da Rocha to Lagos for our overnight stay.
Day 10: Lagos - Ponta da Piedade -
Sagres/Cabo de S. Vicente - Lagos
Our first stop is in Ponta da Piedade
for a magnificent view over the Atlantic Ocean. The cliffs have been sculpted by the erosive both the sea and
time. Continue to Sagres at the
fortress whoch was the navigation school of Prince Henry the Navigator.
along the cliffs to Cabo São Vincente we stop at the most southwestern point
in Europe. The city of Lagos, a cosmopolitan town with a marina and
fishing port. Here you can taste delicious fish and shellfish cooked in a copper
pan. Plus fine sweets such as
marzipan, almond and fig cakes. Return to the hotel for an
afternoon at your leisure.Lagos overnight.
Day 11: Lagos - Setúbal - Serra da Arrábida - Lisbon
farewell the Algarve and return to Lisbon. On the way we visit Setubal. Then
we take the scenic route over the Arrábida
Mountain Range, with an amazing
scenery and unique vegetation at the gates of Lisbon. Savor the
sweeping views of the Tróia Peninsula. Finally, we cross the bridge over the Tejo
River and arrive at the end of our tour in Lisbon.
2020 Price per person in Euro
Per person in double or twin
Per person in single
Nov 1 - Mar 31
Apr 1 - Oct 31
- The US$
price will vary depending the exchange rate.
with buffet breakfast
Transport by air conditioned bus or minivan, as
per detailed itinerary
Portuguese, English, Spanish and French speaking
guide during the tour
Entrance is included to the:
- Porterage fees at the hotels
Four Star Hotels:
- Hotel Lux Fatima
Sheraton - Oporto (5 Star)
- Hotel da Urgeiriça
- Hotel Lutecia
M'ar de Ar Muralas - Évora
Hotel Villa Gale Lagos - Lagos
- Free pick up from Lisbon hotels or depart
at 9 am from Marques de Pombal
square in Lisbon
- Children (sharing with 2 adults) 0-4 years : free
- Children 5-10 years (sharing with 2adults): 25% off the regular price
- Transfer from Lisbon Airport to Hotels
(or reverse) is Euro 45 per car for 1-3 people
- Night supplement
(8pm-8am) is Euro 18
Please see our
other tour and cruise options: