WONDERS OF PORTUGAL

Duration : 7 days

DAY 1
ORIGIN | LISBON
Arrival to the Portuguese Capital reception from someone’s VEFA representative and right the way transfer in Grand Turism Bus to the hotel for accommodation and dinner.

DAY 2
LISBON | SINTRA | CASCAIS | ESTORIL | BELÉM | LISBON
After the breakfast departure to the village of Sintra where we visit the palace called “Palácio Nacional da Pena” (included), wich represents one of the best expressions of architectural Romanticism in the 19th century (séc. XIX) In the world and by that constituting itself the first Palace of this style in Europe. Panoramic tour along the coast going to Cascais – once an old fisherman´s village could be considered today one of the most elegant residential areas of the country and follow the same line we have Estoril where is the famous “Casino Estoril” one of the most prestigious casinos in Europe. After the lunch departure to Lisbon founded around 3.200 years ago by Fenices merchants and later inhabited by Greeks, Carthartaginians, Romans, Visigoths and Moors. Brief stop in Belém where we visit Jerónimos Monastery (included). Free time and then will go  to downtown called “Baixa Pombalina” and here we could see a business district completely rebuilt after the big earthquake in1755 we also can see a huge square the so called “Praça do Comércio” which is one of the most beautiful of the Capital, next this one we find another one square called “Praça do Rossio” is the heart of the city with the statue of the King D. Pedro IV, very close we have another square called ”Praça dos Restauradores” in which there is an Obelisk that represents the restauration of Portugal Independence from Spain and  very close we have an avenue the so called “Avenida da Liberdade” and on the top of the avenue one iconic square called “Praça Marquês de Pombal” with a Monument built in memory of the former prime minister of the King D. José I. Return to hotel for dinner  and after dinner for those who wish there is the possibility of attending a live night Fado in one of the most prestigious and traditional Fado houses in Lisbon (optional).Return to hotel for acomodation

DAY 3
LISBON | ÓBIDOS | ALCOBAÇA | BATALHA
After breakfast departure to Óbidos, fascinating medieval village enclosed in ramparts of the century XIII. Walk through the medieval village, located inside the walls of its Castle, fruit of diverse architectural interventions throughout the centuries. Free time. Continuation to Alcobaça, visit to the Monastery of Alcobaça (included). Classified as a World Heritage Site by Unesco and National Monument. Inside the church, among others are the tombs of D. Pedro and his lover, D. Inês de Castro. Lunch and we will go to Batalha and visit to the church and cloister of the Dominican Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitoria (included), masterpiece of late Gothic Portuguese architecture or Manueline style of the 16th century. XIV to XVI, classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage. Continuation towards the north of the country. Arrival at the hotel for dinner and accommodation.

DAY 4
OPORTO | GUIMARÃES | OPORTO
Breakfast and after a City Tour in Oporto located on right bank of Douro River Oporto is the second largest city of the country and also the regional capital of the North of Portugal we may say the prosperity of the city began and is very much due to the maritime trade regarding his location near the “Foz do Douro” where the river ends and goes to the open sea and that made it possible to took advantage from the riches and treasures that maritime discoveries generated from the 15th up to 16th century add up to all this the fact that in the 17 th century began the wine trade with England and since that time long ago the famous Wine Oporto has never stopped the worldwide fame and reputation. Then we go to “Av. Dos Aliados” and as well the iconic tower called “Torre dos Clérigos” and also all the old part of the town classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. After lunch in the afternoon we go straight to the city of Guimarães “o Berço da Nação” that means known as the birthplace of Portugal here we will visit the Castel as well the historic center of the city and followed by free time. In the end of afternoon arrival to hotel, to dinner and acomodation.

DAY 5
OPORTO | COIMBRA | FÁTIMA
After the breakfast boarding on a Cruise boat to do the called Cruise of 6 Bridges (included) also a guided tour at one of the several Cellars of Oporto Wine with tasting included. After lunch still the trip up to Coimbra the third largest city of Portugal located in the banks of the Mondego river and have the single curiosity to has been the homeland for six Kings and Capital of Portugal up to 1256 besides is the headquarters of the oldest University in the Portugal which was founded in 1290 by the King D. Dinis, you also have the possibility to do a Boat Ride in the Mondego river (optional) In the end of the afternoon we go straight to Fátima where we will arrive at the to dinner. After dinner you have free time to participate in the event called “Terço Internacional” as well the candles procession (this has to be confirmed by the Santuary).

DAY 6
FÁTIMA | LISBON
After de breakfast we go visit the santuary of “Fátima” one of the most important pilgrimage places in the world for the Catholics which is a place of devotion up to a scale never seen. Free time and we strongly suggest a visit to the Wax Museum (optional) than we go lunch and have a free afternoon. Later departure to Lisbon to be able to dinner and acomodation.

DAY 7
LISBON | DEPARTURE TO THE ORIGIN COUNTRY
Breakfast and free time until the hour for the transfer to the Airport. End of our services.

 

INCLUDED

  • Transfer and transport in Grand Turism Bus according the program
  • Acomodation in double/twin room and hotels 3* or 4* with 6 breakfast;5 Lunches, 6 dinners;
  • Guide;
  • Trips and visits according the Program: Palácio da Pena, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Mosteiro de Alcobaça, Mosteiro Dominicano de Santa Maria da Vitória, Castelo de Guimarães, Cruzeiro no douro, Cave de vinho do Porto;

NOT INCLUDED

  • Suplement for single room;
  • Turístic taxe;
  • And all that is not mentioned on the rates considered included.

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