Portugal won the Oscar Award for the Best Destination in the World 2018 (World Travel Awards). It’s really worth considering Portugal these days, as there is more to do than listening to Fado, tasting exquisite gastronomy, walking, watching, living and inspiring Portugal atmosphere, nature, culture and people! Or visiting monuments classified as World Heritage by UNESCO!
We have all that, and so much more…
There’s diversity at a very short distance, there’s a perfect balance between urban lifestyle and local traditions, there’s still a genuine simplicity, and our gastronomy is so tasty!
From North to South, on the streets, in the restaurants, wherever you go, you will be treated with courtesy and friendly smiles all around.
Our people are friendly and humble, and loves to welcome you!
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See Portugal as you never saw
DAY 1 - LISBON
Arrival in Lisbon. Pick up the car at the rent-a-car desk at the airport. In the afternoon, enjoy a fabulous view of the beautiful city of Lisbon in a boat cruise on the tagus river. You’ll never forget the most exquisite belvedere in Lisbon, hop aboard for this unforgettable experience. Accommodation in the selected hotel.
DAY 2 – LISBON
Breakfast at hotel. Visit the coolest city of the moment and considered the best city break in the world according to World´s Travel Awards. Indulge yourself across the glamorous Avenida da Liberdade, starting the route in the majestic Marquês de Pombal Square to Rossio, historic center. Restaurants, shops and bars here and there. Just a stone's throw from the Moorish quarter, stroll through the narrow, winding alleyways with stunning views. Contemplate the Tagus of the Terreiro do Paço, place from where the caravels left in search of new seas. Along the river enjoy the great monuments as Tower of Belém and Jerónimos Monastery the UNESCO World Heritage, two magnificent examples of the Gothic Manueline and the Monument of the Discoveries landmark erected in 1960. At the end of the day you will experience the true and authentic fado accompanied by the sound of the Portuguese Guitar, UNESCO World Heritage, while enjoying our gastronomy. Accomodation.
DAY 3 – LISBON | ÉVORA
Breakfast at hotel. Head towards Évora. In 1986, the city's historic center was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, stood out for its various historical monuments in contrast to the white houses that were inspired by the Islamic Art of Alandalus. Visit the cathedral with interesting Gothic details, The Roman Temple of Evora, known as the Roman Temple of Diana, and the strange, most impressive, century-old Bones Chapel located in St. Francis Church. It was built in the 17th century on the initiative of three Franciscan monks who, in the spirit of the time (Religious Counter-Reformation according to the norms of the Council of Trent), intended to convey the message of the transience of life, as can be deduced from the famous warning at the entrance : "We bones here are waiting for you." Accommodation.
DAY 4 – ÉVORA| TOMAR | COIMBRA
Breakfast at hotel. Continue to Tomar, the capital of the Knights Templar, the artistic and cultural richness of Tomar a charming city. Visit the imposing Convent of Christ - The beginning of its construction dates back to 1160 and is closely linked to the beginnings of the kingdom of Portugal and the role then played by the order of the Templars, having been reconfigured and expanded in subsequent centuries, when it was settled there the Order of Christ. The medieval castle and the Templar Charolais, the Fourteenth-century cloisters, the Manueline church and the Renaissance convent stand out. The Convent of Christ stands out as one of the most important monumental groups existing in Portuguese territory and is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Continue to Coimbra. Accommodation.
DAY 5 – COIMBRA | AVEIRO | PORTO
Breakfast at hotel. Discover the romantic city of Coimbra, home to the oldest and most prestigious university in the Iberian Peninsula after Salamanca. The University of Coimbra is one of the oldest in the world still in operation (728 years), and one of the largest in the country. On 22 June 2013 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. we can also visit the magnificent 18th-century Johannine library located in the Palace of the University of Coimbra. It has a distinctly Baroque style, being recognized with one of the most original and spectacular European baroque libraries. From the Roman ruins of Conímbriga considered one of the new seven wonders of the world by the agency Bloomberg. The most curious travelers have a unique opportunity in this region to be part of history through secular rituals, breathtaking monuments and magical places. Visit Aveiro, famous for its tiles and ceramics, a city of typical moliceiros boats, known as the "Portuguese Venice" and see the beautiful facades of the houses that connect the river to the city. Arrival in Porto. Accommodation.
DAY 6 - OPORTO | BRAGA | GUIMARÃES | OPORTO
Breakfast at hotel. Enjoy to know the city of Porto and its charms. It is one of the oldest tourist destinations in Europe unfolding in landscapes of singular beauty. Ribeira, located by the river Douro, is part of the historical center of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the environment that enhances its modernity and architectural granite strength. To visit, wishing oneself, the Church of San Francisco and the Palace of the Stock Exchange. In the afternoon, dedicate your time to the greenest region of Portugal, the Minho. Take the opportunity to visit Braga, one of the oldest religious cities in the world and also the shrines that make up the triangle of faith: The Cathedral and the Sanctuaries of Sameiro and Bom Jesus and get to know the city of Guimarães, the cradle of Portugal, to know the unique historical center - UNESCO world heritage site. Return to Porto enjoying the scenery. Discover Porto is to find many surprises, namely the contrast between the traditional and the modern of its exclusive spaces, leisure, esplanades, museums, boats and Port Wine. Accommodation.
DAY 7 - OPORTO | BATALHA | FÁTIMA
Breakfast at hotel. 50-minute boat group tour on the Douro River aboard the traditional "Rabelo". Head towards the center of Portugal. The Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória (better known as the Monastery of Batalha) is a monastery located in the town of Batalha, in the region of Centro, Portugal, which was built in 1386 by King João I of Portugal as a thank you to the Virgin Maria for the victory against the Castilians in the battle of Aljubarrota. This monastery of the Order of St. Dominic was built over two centuries until about 1563, during the reign of seven kings of Portugal, although from 1388 already there lived the first Dominicans. Late Portuguese Gothic architecture, or Manueline style, is considered a UNESCO world heritage site. Monument particularly loved by the Portuguese because it houses the tomb of two unknown soldiers. This masterpiece of Gothic art contains wonders, such as the Royal Cloister and the "unfinished chapels". Continue to Fatima. Accommodation.
DAY 8 – FÁTIMA | LISBON
Breakfast at hotel. Fátima became one of the greatest centres of Marian worship after the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. The first apparition was in 1917, in the Cova da Iria, where it is currently the Sanctuary, to visit the homes of the three shepherds in the village of Aljustrel. Take the Via Sacra - one of the most popular routes in Fatima, which leads pilgrims through the 14 chapels that represent the different seasons of the Passion of Christ. Return to Lisbon and enjoy walk on your own through Alfama district which is the oldest and one of the most typical of the city of Lisbon. Its name derives from Arabic al-Hamma (الحمة), which means baths or fountains. The most spectacular views over Alfama are the public walk formed by the gazebos of the Portas do Sol and Santa Luzia. Above and surrounding Alfama are the hill of Castelo de São Jorge, fortress and royal palace until the 16th century, and the hill of São Vicente. In addition to the Castle, the main monuments of the area are the Cathedral, the Church of Saint Stephen and the Church of Saint Vincent de Fora Alfama is a neighborhood very peculiar in resembling an old village not only in appearance but for having a relatively small and close community. Accommodation.
DAY 9 – LISBON
Breakfast at hotel. Check-out. Departure to the airport and return of the car. Shipping formalities.
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