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Day 1: Lisboa |Sintra | Cabo da Roca | Cascais | Estoril | Lisboa
We leave in direction of the majestic and romantic Pena Palace, an astonishing fairy-tale castle, located in one of the highest peaks of Sintra mountain range. At the end of the morning free time to walk in the streets of the village of Sintra (Cultural Landscape by UNESCO) that enchanted Kings and inspired poets to appreciate the several handicraft shops and tea-rooms to taste the delicious local sweets like the “queijadas” or the “travesseiros”. We leave to Colares, region demarcated and recognized for its table wines, following until Cabo da Roca, the most western point in continental Europe, passing for the beach of Guincho until Boca do Inferno always sea viewing enjoying the landscape until Cascais where we take a glimpse of the fishing port. We return to Lisbon by Estoril Coast where we can have a panoramic view of the Casino and its gardens.
Lisboa – Hotel accommodation.
Day 2: Lisboa | Óbidos | Alcobaça | Nazaré | Batalha | Fátima | Lisboa
Leaving Lisbon, we head north. Our first stop will be at Óbidos, a small village surrounded by medieval walls, with its typical whitewashed houses and wrought iron balconies, its handcraft and the famous Pousada do Castelo. Then we go on to Alcobaça to visit the church of the Monastery (World Heritage by UNESCO), the longest and first entire church in gothic style in Portugal, where you can admire the tombs of D. Pedro and of D. Inês de Castro. Our lunch will be at Nazaré, the most typical and colourful Portuguese fishing village. In the afternoon we visit the wonderful church of Batalha Monastery (World Heritage by UNESCO) a masterpiece in gothic style, with his beautiful stained-glass windows. Then we arrive at the Sanctuary of our Lady of Fátima centre of Christian faith and world pilgrimage. To visit; the Basilica with the tombs of: Lúcia, Francisco and Jacinta; the Apparition Chapel, heart of the shrine. If possible, time to attend mass. We return to Lisbon by a rich agricultural region.
Lisboa – Hotel accommodation.
Day 3: Lisboa | Évora | Monsaraz | Lisboa
LisboaOne day discovering the town of Évora, mosaic of culture, history and traditions. Leaving Lisboa, we cross the bridge over the river Tejo where by a beautiful and bucolic landscape of olive trees, cork oak trees and vineyards we arrive at Évora – World Heritage of UNESCO. In the narrow streets of the whitewashed town of Évora we walk along the time visiting some of the most important monuments: the Roman Temple, the Romanesque-gothic Cathedral, Saint Francis Church whit the “Bones Chapel“, and the University. At the market we see and feel the richness of product used to prepare one of the most elaborated and appreciated gastronomies of Portugal. Along the visit we also admire the diversity and authenticity of local handicraft with cork, ceramic and copper objects. Time to lunch. In the afternoon we depart to Monsaraz where we visit the Herdade do Esporão one of the most important wine cellars in Portugal and, at the end of the visit we taste some wines and olive oil.
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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: March to October – daily except Wednesday & November to March – Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Departure Time: 09:00
Languages: English, Portuguese & Spanish
Includes: Accommodation with breakfast in Hotel Lutécia, 4*, or similar in Lisbon. Transport by coach with air conditioning or minibus, depending on the respective itinerary. Accompanying guide throughout the tour. Entrance into the following monuments: Pena Palace (Sintra), Monastery of Batalha, Chapel of Bones and Church of São Francisco (Évora), Évora Cathedral. Three lunches.
Does not include: other expenditure in addition to those detailed above, hotel baggage services, dinners, room service, and monument entrance charges beyond those stipulated.
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