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Portugal’s best
Cultural tour
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7 Days
  • 6 nights at the selected hotels in DBL room with breakfast
  • Luxury transportation and licenced guide during the tour
  • Entrance fees of the selected museums and historical sites
  • Port Wine tasting
What's included
  • Cultural and Landscape tour
  • City tour in Lisboa, Évora, Coimbra and Porto
  • Portuguese religious monuments discovery
  • Charming towns
  • Typical gastronomy
Highlights
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  • 06 November 2013
Come and discover Portugal, a country of contrasts which leaves nobody indifferent to the diversity of landscapes, cultures, gastronomy and traditions of each region.

This is a unique opportunity to get to know the most emblematic spots of Portugal’s history, culture and heritage. Discover the north of Portugal, the ‘other’ Portugal, green, mountainous and rich in exciting religious festivities, pilgrimages and small Romanic churches. The centre of Portugal is multifaceted, on one side a mountainous region which hides small villages and big woods, on the other the Atlantic coast with its fishing towns and big cosmopolitan cities.

If you cross the Tejo and travel south, you will arrive at Alentejo, Portugal’s biggest plain, covered in cork trees and olive trees, small towns and villages, here and there, painted white, where time goes past slowly.

For all these reasons Portugal is a unique country, just waiting for you!

Surprise yourself, come and visit us!

  • Day 1: Lisboa - Óbidos - Alcobaça - Nazaré - Fátima - Coimbra

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    Departure from Lisbon to Óbidos, a medieval town surrounded by fortified walls, which hide colourful houses and narrow flowered streets. Don't miss the famous cherry liquor served in chocolate cups. In Alcobaça you will find an important Cistercian monastery and the tombs of Pedro and Inês, whose love story is the greatest in Portuguese history. Lunch time in Nazaré, a typical fishing town, where fishing traditions play an important role and you can still find women wearing the traditional ‘seven skirts’ with pride.

    Next, a stop at the Batalha Monastery, a work of art from the Portuguese Gothic period and a World Heritage Site, followed by a visit to Fátima, the biggest Marian centre and the destination of many pilgrims ever since the 1917 apparitions.

    Suggested Hotel in Coimbra

    Vila Galé Coimbra ****

  • Day 2: Coimbra - Aveiro - Porto

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    City tour of Coimbra, Portugal's first capital and considered the city of students. The tour includes a visit to the Coimbra University, the oldest in Portugal, to the magnificent baroque library, and the chapel of St Michael. Take a walking tour through the old town passing by the old roman cathedral and the St. Cross church. Typical lunch. Departure to Oporto, with a stopover at Aveiro, a charming town known for its canals, typical flat bottom boats and typical pastries.

    Suggested Hotel in Porto

    Vila Galé Porto ****

    Hotel Carris Porto Ribeira ****

  • Day 3: Porto

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    City tour of Porto. Discover its 7 bridges and most important sites such as the Clerigos tower, the Cathedral and St. Francis Church where you can find one of the best examples of baroque art. Across the Douro river in Gaia, visit one of Oporto’s many wine cellars and taste the famous Port wine. Lunch in the typical Ribeira quarter. Afternoon free to enjoy a 1h river cruise or simply have a coffee at the famous Majestic Café.

  • Day 4: Porto - Braga - Guimarães - Régua

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    Departure to Braga, an ancient Roman settlement, whose religious legacy, dating back to the Visigoths, is embodied in its cathedral, numerous churches and in the shrines of Bom Jesus and Sameiro. After lunch continue the visit to Guimarães, the birthplace of the 1st king of Portugal. Visit the Duke's palace and take a stroll through its well-preserved medieval historic centre, considered a world heritage site. Visit Amarante on the banks of the Tamega river, and the church of St. Goncalo. Enter the Douro Wine Region and take the opportunity to visit a wine estate and taste the local wines.

    Suggested Hotel in Régua

    Douro River Hotel ****

    The Wine House Hotel

  • Day 5: Régua - Lamego - Viseu - Guarda - Marvão

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    Visit Lamego, known for the famous shrine of Our Lady of Remedies on the top of the hill and for its Roman cathedral. Continue inland with stopovers at Viseu and Guarda the highest city in Portugal. In Guarda visit its cathedral and old Jewish quarter. Skirted the foothills of Serra da Estrela, we'll enter the upper Alentejo where you can enjoy the border towns of Castelo de Vide, a former Jewish refuge and Marvão a fortified town also named "eagle's nest" located at the top of a magnificent cliff.

    Suggested Hotel in Marvão

    Hotel El-Rei Dom Manuel ****

  • Day 6: Marvão - Estremoz - Vila Viçosa - Monsaraz - Évora

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    Southwards to Estremoz, land of marble and wine, visit the St. Isabel's Pousada. While there, take the opportunity to discover Estremoz’s local handcrafts, a good example of which are the clay figurines. Our journey will take us through the rolling plains of Alentejo all the way to Vila Viçosa, a former getaway of the royal family, with its 15th century ducal palace. On the way to Évora, we will stop at Monsaraz, probably one of the hidden gems of the south, a medieval fortified village on a hilltop that offers you the best views over the plains and the Alqueva, the biggest European artificial lake. Visit a winery with wine and olive oil tasting.

    Suggested Hotel in Évora

    Hotel M'ar de Ar Muralhas****

  • Day 7: Évora - Lisboa

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    City tour of Évora, a city surrounded by fortified walls and a World Heritage Site, where you can appreciate archaeological evidence from the megalithic period up to the Roman occupation, as well as visit the famous ‘Chapel of Bones’ covered with more than 5.000 bones, the Roman temple, and the famous Jesuit University. Typical lunch at a local restaurant.

    Return to Lisbon through the Palmela region.