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Day 1: Lisboa | Óbidos | Alcobaça | Nazaré | Batalha | Fátima
From Lisbon, travel northward to the medieval town of Óbidos, with narrow streets surrounded by walls. Alcobaça with the first and largest gothic church in Portugal. The fishing port of Nazaré with endless stretches of beach. Architectural landmark the Monastery of Batalha. Arrive in Fátima, the famous Marian Shrine. Overnight stay.
Day 2: Fátima | Coimbra | Aveiro | Porto
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart towards Coimbra invites us to discover its old traditions and university. In the afternoon, continue to Aveiro, the “city of canals”, known as the “Portuguese Venice”. Drive to Vila Nova de Gaia, near Oporto. Overnight stay.
Day 3: Porto | Guimarães | Braga | Porto
Porto is the 2nd city of Portugal and recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Discover the
riverside area, old houses, palaces, churches that history has made eternal and Port wine which is known worldwide. Your afternoon is free.
Day 4: Porto | Guimarães | Braga | Porto
Breakfast at the hotel. Travel to Minho, the north most province of Portugal. In Guimarães, the birth place of the nation, visit the Sacred Hill, crowned by the castle and palace of the Duques de Bragança. Braga is the city of the archbishops and the country’s religious capital. It has the oldest cathedral of Portugal and the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Braga, with its
monumental baroque staircase. Barcelos, the town
of the legend of the rooster. Return to Oporto and overnight.
Day 5: Porto | Amarante | Vila Real | Vale do Douro | Lamego | Urgeiriça
Breakfast at the hotel. Through a landscape speckled with granite houses and wrought iron balconies, enter the Port Wine region, the Douro Valley, by the way of Amarante and Vila Real. Stop in Lamego, overlooked by one of Portugal’s most important shrines N.S. Remédios with its magnificent baroque style
staircase. You will also see Viseu, a city of warriors and painters. Arrive in Urgeiriça and overnight.
Day 6: Urgeiriça| Bussaco | Tomar | Lisboa
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to the heart of Portugal until Bussaco well known for the luxuriant forest, made up of a selection of rare trees and plants of exotic beauty. We continue to Tomar. The development of the city is closely linked to the Order of the Templars, which received these lands in 1159 as a reward for
the assistance they gave Dom Afonso Henriques (the First King of Portugal) in the Christian reconquest of the territory. It was Dom Gualdim Pais, the first Grand Master of the Order in
Portugal, who founded the castle and the remarkable Convent of Christ inside. Enlarged and altered over the centuries, this retains the influences of
various architectural styles; it is the
centerpiece of the city and classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
Return to Lisbon.
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Departure: Marques de Pombal Square (Lisbon).
Free pick up: only at selected hotels in Lisbon. Additional fees will apply for pick up outside of Lisbon area.
Frequency: Saturdays (on guaranteed dates)*
Departure Time: 09:00
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish & French
Minimum: 04 passengers
Includes: Accommodation with buffet breakfast in the hotels indicated or similar.
Hotel Santa Maria, 4*, in Fátima;
Hotel Ipanema Porto, 4*, in Oporto;
Hotel da Urgeiriça, 4*, in Canas de Senhorim.
Hotel Melia Braga, 4*, in Braga
Transport by coach with air conditioning or minibus, depending on the respective itinerary. Accompanying guide throughout the tour. Entrance into the following monuments: Monastery of Batalha, University of Coimbra, Bolsa Palace (Oporto), Church of São Francisco (Oporto), Mateus Palace Gardens, Convent of Christ (Tomar).
Does not include: other expenditure in addition to those detailed above, hotel baggage services, lunches and dinners, hotel room service and monument entrance charges beyond those stipulated.
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