LISBON - PORTO - CHAVES
Meeting with our guide in Lisbon. Transportation in Alfa Pendular train (Gare do Oriente Station), in tourist class, to Porto (Campanhã Station), where the bus that will take us to the first destination of the national nº2 awaits us. Lunch at Invicta. After lunch, departure towards Chaves. Arrival and visit to this emblematic city where Km 0 of our circuit is located. Visit to the historic center with emphasis on what remains of Castelo de Chaves, Torre de Menagem, Museum of Roman Art and Mother Church, Continuation of the visit to the famous thermal baths of Chaves where we can drink its thermal water. Visit to the Trajano Bridge, with its 2000 years of history, passing through the Madalena neighborhood, where Km 0 of this route is located. At the end of the day arrival at Hotel Aqua Flavea or similar. Accommodation and dinner.
VIDAGO - VILA REAL - LAMEGO
P. Lunch and departure towards the villages of Vidago where we can admire the emblematic Vidago Palace Hotel, built in 1910. Continuation of the trip through the village of Pedras Salgadas, where the source of the famous water of Pedras is located. Continuation of the trip with a brief visit to Vila Pouca de Aguiar, capital of granite in the north of Portugal. We will continue towards Vila Real, capital of the province of Trás-os-Montes, highlight of the Cathedral and the Paços do Concelho building, the chapel and church of mercy, the house of Diogo Cão and the splendid Mateus Palace (entrance not included) ), a manor built in the 19th century. XVIII. Lunch. Continuation of our trip with a brief visit to Régua, demarcated as the oldest region in the world. Continuation of the trip through Lamego, a municipality with a strong cultural heritage, full of churches, chapels, historic villages and medieval bridges. Visit to the Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios and its staircase, the city's ex-libris, built in the 19th century. XVIII on the hill of Santo Estevão. Continue through the Serra de Montemuro stopping at the village of Mezio, in Castro Daire. Arrival at the hotel, dinner and accommodation at Hotel Asturias 4 * / Hotel Termas S. Pedro do Sul.
VISEU - MORTÁGUA - PEDROGÃO GRANDE - VILA DE REI - ABRANTES
P. Lunch and departure towards Viseu, capital of the district. Brief visit to the historic Adro da Sé, the richly ornamented Cathedral, Praça da Républica and the Parque Aquilino Ribeiro. After the visit, we will continue on our national road to Santa Comba Dão, birthplace of António Oliveira Salazar, where we will visit the historic center and then follow our route passing through Mortágua. Lunch at Aguieira and continuation of the trip through Penacova, land of rivers and streams, viewpoints and rocks, mills and watermills. Passing by Livraria do Mondego. Continue through Góis to Pedrogão Grande, continue to Vila de Rei to visit the Geodetic Center of Mainland Portugal, in the heart of Serra da Melriça. Stop at the landmark about 20 meters high, called “Picoto”, which marks the Center at the level of geodesic coordinates. Proceed to Abrantes. Dinner. Accommodation at Hotel Luna Abrantes 4 * or similar.
ABRANTES - PONTE DE SOR - MORA - MONTEMOR-O-NOVO - FERREIRA DO ALENTEJO - ALJUSTREL
P. Lunch and visit to the city of Abrantes and the historic center, with a short walk through Jardim da República, Largo João de Deus, Actor Taborda Square and Abrantes Castle / Fortress, with the sumptuous Mausoleum of Almeida. Continue towards Ponte de Sor, one of the largest and most productive cork forest patches on the planet. Continue to the Montargil Dam, Avis, Mora and Montemor o Novo, where we will visit the Castle, the Towers of Má Hora and the Clock Tower, the convent of Nossa Senhora da Saudade and the Paço do Alcaide. Lunch. Continue to Viana do Alentejo, Alcácer do Sal, Ferreira do Alentejo, Ervidel and Aljustrel. Dinner. Accommodation at Hotel Villa Aljustrel 3 * or similar.
ALJUSTREL - CASTRO VERDE - ALMODÔVAR - ESTÓI - FARO
P. Lunch and visit to the old Compressor Plant, an industrial archeology center located in the Algares mine, which once served to transform the energy used inside the mines. Less than a kilometer away is one of the symbols of Aljustrel, the Malacate Vipasca, a huge iron elevator once used to transport miners from the interior of the earth. Departure to Castro Verde and visit the Royal Basilica. Passing through Almodôvar for lunch. Then visit Ameixel, São Brás de Alportel and Loulé, where we will visit the Church of São Lourenço, the Castle of Loulé and the Ruins of Cerro da Vila. Departure to Faro, capital of the Algarve, mark 738 and end of Estrada Nacional nº 2. Dinner and accommodation at Hotel Faro 4 * / Hotel D. José or similar.
FARO - LISBON - PORTO
After breakfast departure to visit Faro, highlight to its historic center, Palácio de Estoi, Convent Nsª Srª da Assunção, Castelo. Lunch and continuation of the trip through Lisbon to Porto.