9 Days/ 8 Nights. Enjoy some of the best attractions Portugal has to offer with this guided tour. Begin your journey in Lisbon, and see some of the historical and cultural attractions the city has to offer. Continue your trip through north to see some of the splendid sights of the region. Visit some of the beautiful towns of the North including the medieval walled town of Obidos, the famous Porto and the pilgrimage destination of Fatima. This and so much more awaits you on this wonderful adventure.
Day 1 - Sunday: Lisbon
Arrival at Lisbon airport. After clearing simple immigration and customs formalities, you will be transferred to your hotel. Free day in Lisbon to get to know the picturesque Portuguese capital. Accommodation.
Day 2 - Monday: Lisbon
Buffet breakfast. Morning tour of this ancient and lovely city overlooking the Tagus River. Admire its splendid avenues and monuments like the Tower of Belem and the Jeronimos Monastery. Afternoon free, with a strong recommendation to visit the graceful hilltop village of Sintra and the vibrant seaside resort town of Cascais. (This tour is included in the Premium Package). Accommodations.
Day 3 - Tuesday: Lisbon – Evora – Lisbon
Buffet breakfast. As we depart Lisbon, we will cross the April 25 Bridge, making a brief stop at the Cristo Rey. We will continue our journey to Evora, a historic city in the heart of the Alentejo. Free time to have lunch. Optionally, we can visit the Esporão winery, where we will have 3 wine tastings, and then a typical lunch (Visit and lunch included in the Premium Package). As we return to Lisbon, we will cross the Vasco da Gama bridge to reach the Parque das Nações. Accommodation.
Day 4 - Wednesday: Lisbon – Obidos – Batalha – Tomar – Coimbra
Breakfast buffet. Departure from Lisbon towards the medieval walled town of Obidos, one of the most beautiful and preserved villas in Portugal. We will continue our trip to Batalha to visit the monastery of Santa María de Victory and we can enjoy the changing of the guard. We depart to Tomar, city of the Templars and one of the most beautiful cities in central Portugal, where we can visit the Convent of the Christ of Tomar. Free time for lunch (Lunch included in the Premium Package). We continue to Coimbra, known worldwide for its University. Arrival and dinner at the hotel. Accommodation.
Day 5 - Thursday: Coimbra – Guimaraes – Braga
Buffet breakfast. This morning we visit Coimbra with a local guide, where we can see part of the university enclave and the Santa Cruz neighborhood, which is the heart of the city of Coimbra (entrance not included). Continue our journey to Guimarães, birthplace of Portugal, famous for its walls and narrow streets, palatial houses and especially the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança Portugal. Free time for lunch. (Lunch included in Premium Package). After lunch, we continue to Braga, the Archbishop’s city. Arrival and dinner at the hotel. Accommodation.
Day 6 - Friday: Braga – Bom Jesus – Val do Douro – Peso da Regua – Lamego – Porto
Buffet breakfast. This morning we visit Bom Jesus, and as we continue our tour we cross one of the incredible and picturesque areas of northern Portugal until we reach Peso da Regua. Free time for lunch We continue to Lamego to see the Church of Los Remedios, and then travel to the city of Porto. Accommodation.
Day 7 - Saturday: Porto
Buffet breakfast. This morning enjoy a guided tour of this city on the banks of the Douro river including a visit to a local Port winery. (Premium Package includes lunch). Afternoon free. Accommodations
Day 8 - Sunday: Porto – Aveiro – Fatima – Lisbon
Buffet breakfast and departure to Aveiro "city of canals", the Venice of Portugal. Continue to Fatima, one of the pilgrimage centers of Christianity. Free time to visit the basilica and enjoy lunch before continuing to Lisbon. (PREMIUM PACKAGE includes lunch.) Tonight, enjoy an optional opportunity to listen to the hauntingly beautiful Fado music while enjoying a delicious dinner. (Premium Package includes Fado show and dinner). Accommodations.
Day 9 - Monday: En Route
Buffet breakfast. Pre-arranged transfer to Lisbon airport at the proper time to check-in for your trans-Atlantic flight.