9 Days - 8 Nights. A great excursion covering the best Portugal has to offer where you will visit Lisbon, Obidos, Alcobaca, Batalha, Coimbra, Viseu, Lamego, Guimaraes, Braga, Santiago de Compostela, Vigo, Viana do Castelo, Porto, Aveiro & Fatima
This is a bi-lingual tour operated by a local Spanish company and therefore has a larger contingent of Spanish speaking passengers. Since it caters to the Hispanic visitor it has a propensity to have groups from Hispanic countries. The tour is narrated in both Spanish and English therefore making it suitable to English speaking visitors. If you mind having to listen to the tour in both Spanish and English this tour may not suite your needs. This tour also leans towards a religious theme due to the visits to Santiago de Compostela and Fatima.
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Day 1, Monday: 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. Overnight in Lisbon
Day 2, Tuesday: Lisbon - Obidos - Alcobaca - Batalha - Coimbra
Breakfast buffet. Departure from Lisbon towards the medieval walled town of Obidos to visit its castle and the Church of St. Mary. We continue to Alcobaça where we visit the church and its monastery cloister. We will travel to picturesque fishing village Nazaré. Departure to Batalha and visit the Monastery of Santa Maria de la Victoria Manueline, a Gothic masterpiece. We end the day in the world famous university town of Coimbra. Accommodation. Dinner Included in premium package. Overnight in Coimbra.
Day 3, Wednesday: Coimbra - Viseu - Guimaraes - Braga
Breakfast buffet. Short visit of the city of Coimbra which include the Chancellor and the University Library. Continue to Viseu located in the Douro River Valley (World Heritage Scenic Site). Visit the historic downtown pedestrian walkway. We then continue to the upper the Douro and continue onto Guimaraes, birthplace of the Portugal, famous for its walls and narrow streets, palatial houses and especially the Palace of the Dukes of Braganca. Departure to Braga, Archbishop city and capital of the Minho. Dinner Included in premium package. Overnight in Braga.
Day 4, Thursday: Braga - Santiago de Compostela
Breakfast buffet. Visit of the city of Braga after which we will cross the Spanish border to the mystical pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela. In the afternoon we enjoy a guided tour of the city with its magnificent Obradoiro Square and its magnificent cathedral. Accommodation. Dinner included in premium package. Overnight in Santiago de Compostela.
Please note: Accommodations for the night of October 20, 2016 will be in Vigo and not in Santiago de Compostela.
Day 5, Friday: Santiago de Compostela - Viana do Castelo - Porto
Breakfast buffet. Departure to Rias Baixas to continue our journey to Portugal. Visit the town of Viana do Castelo, in the mouth of the Lima River with its historic center and castle. Continue to Porto, capital of northern Portugal in the Douro region. Overnight in Porto.
Day 6, 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. Overnight in Porto.
Day 7, Sunday: Porto - Aveiro - Fatima - Lisbon
Buffet breakfast and departure to Aveiro, the "city of canals" and affectionately called the Venice of Portugal. Continue to Fatima one of the pilgrimage centers of Christianity. Free time to visit the basilica and lunch lunch included in premium package Continue to Lisbon. 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. Overnight in Lisbon.
Day 8, 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. The tour of Sintra and Cascais is included in premium package. Please note that due to time constraints, this side tour does not visit any of the palaces in Sintra. Overnight in Lisbon.
Day 9, Tuesday: Lisbon
Buffet breakfast. Transfer to Lisbon airport for your return flight.