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8 Night Portugal with Santiago de Compostela

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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

Please note

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.

For English language only please check the following tours:


Day 1: 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:  Lisbon - Obidos - Nazare - Alcobaca - Aveiro - Porto

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. Free time for lunch. Departure to Aveiro, the “city of canals” knowns as the Venice of Portugal including an opportunity to taste the local delicacies: “Ovos moles” a delicious sweet. We arrive in Porto, on the banks of the Douro river and Portugal’s second largest city, at the end of the day. Overnight in Porto.
Lunch included in premium package.

Day 3: Porto

Buffet breakfast. This morning enjoy a guided panoramic tour of this city on the banks of the Douro river including a visit to a local Port winery on the opposite side of the river in Vilanova da Gaia. Afternoon free in Porto for independent activities. Overnight in Porto.
Lunch included in premium package.

Day 4: Porto - Viana do Castelo - Santiago de Compostela

Breakfast buffet. Departure to the city of Viana do Castelo for a visit of the old quarter, castle and the Monte Santa Luzia 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 the exterior of its magnificent cathedral. Overnight in Santiago. 
Dinner included in premium package.

Day 5: Santiago de Compostela - Braga - Guimaraes - Vila Real - Lamego - Viseu

Breakfast buffet. Departure along the Rias Baixas to Braga, the Archbishops city, for a panoramic visit of the exterior of the largest cathedral in Portugal and a visit to the Sanctuary of “Bom Jesus”. Continue our journey to Guimarães, birthplace of the Portugal, famous for its walls and narrow streets, palatial houses and especially the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança Portugal. Free time for lunch. After lunch, we continue along the Douro river valley passing through Vila Real and Pinhao for a short stop to see its lovely train station and then on to Lamego to visit the church of “Nossa Senhora dos Remedios – one of the most important in the country. Arrive in historical Viseu, a Heritage of Mankind site, in the late afternoon for overnight in Viseu.
Lunch included in premium package.

Day 6: Viseu - Coimbra - Fatima

Buffet breakfast. This morning enjoy a guided tour of Viseu’s old quarter, Rua Direita and the “Se” (cathedral) and Misericordia church. Afterwards continue to historical Coimbra, known for its prestigious university. Free time will be provided in Coimbra for lunch and for you to discover Coimbra’s charming narrow streets and alleys on your own. In the late afternoon, we continue to Fatima for overnight. 
Dinner included in premium package.

Day 7: Fatima - Tomar - Lisbon

Buffet breakfast. Morning free in Fatima, the religious capital of Portugal, to visit the Chapel of the Apparitions and the Basilica (where rest the tombs of Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta, the children to whom the Virgin appeared in 1917). Free time for lunch on your own. In the afternoon, we depart to Tomar, city of the Templars and one of the most beautiful cities in central Portugal. Free time in Tomar to visit the Synagogue, Jewish quarter, Mouchao park and the historical center of the city on your own. Late afternoon departure to Lisbon for overnight.

Day 8: Lisbon - Sintra - Cascais - Estoril - 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. In the afternoon, we continue our tour to the graceful hilltop village of Sintra, once home to Portugal’s royalty and World Heritage of Mankind site. Discover the Palacio Nacional de Sintra and the towns medieval streets. Before returning to Lisbon, we will make brief stops in the vibrant seaside resort towns of Cascais and Estoril. This evening in Lisbon you’ll have an opportunity to attend an optional sultry Fado Show including dinner in one of the city’s Fado nights. Overnight n Lisbon.
Fado show and dinner  included in premium package.

Day 9: Lisbon

Buffet breakfast. Transfer to Lisbon airport for your return flight.

  • Rates shown are per person in US dollars
  • Dates shown are for tour land departure. If you are taking an overnight flight to reach the tour city of origin plan to leave one day earlier than date shown in table
  • Rates do not include cost of flight.This vacation does not have an air option. We can however hold your land reservation while you book air. Once you confirm your air itinerary we can then proceed with booking your land portion
  • Comfort class Hotels = 4 Star; may include 3 Star | Superior class Hotels = 4 Star; may include 5 Star
  • Single = 1 person per room | Double = 2 persons per room | Triple = 3 persons per room
  • Child rate applies only when sharing a room with two adults. Child age up to 12 years old

Your tour includes:

  • Transfers airport-hotel-airport
  • Accommodations in your choice of hotels (Comfort or Superior)
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Deluxe air-conditioned coach transportation
  • Professional multilingual (Spanish & English) tour escort throughout
  • Escorted sightseeing tours with multilingual (Spanish & English) per itinerary - guide in Santiago, Porto and Lisbon
  • Protection and assistance insurance while on tour

Optional premium package:

Please note: You may buy individual activities listed here from the tour Director on location. However buying the package as a whole is much more cost effective than buying the sum of activities individually.

  • Lunch in Nazare
  • Lunch in Porto
  • Dinner in Santiago hotel
  • Lunch in Guimaraes
  • Dinner in Fatima hotel
  • Dinner in Lisbon 
  • Dinner and Fado show in Lisbon
  • Visit to Sintra and Cascais
    • It does not include visit the Pena palaces
Nazare's city - Nazare - Portugal
guimaraes home style - Portugal
Convent of Christ - Knights Templar
Lisbon's main squad - Lisbon - Portugal
buildings - Porto - Portugal
Batalha Monastery
Note: Hotels shown are for reference only. We reserve the right to change hotels based on availability, group size or other factors. Should alternate hotel be required, it will be of same or better rating .

Superior Hotels

Santiago de Compostela - Gran Hotel Los Abetos

Grand Hotel Los Abetos entry - Santiago de Compostela |

The Gran Hotel Los Abetos is set in the San Lazaro neighborhood, offering impressive views of Santiago de Compostela. It offers an outdoor swimming pool during summer.

Free shuttle service is offered Monday through Friday.

Each air-conditioned room in Los Abetos has free Wi-Fi and a large flat-screen TV. All rooms are soundproofed, and all have marble bathrooms.

The Gran Hotel Los Abetos has a tennis court, as well as 2 saunas and a gym. Staff will be happy to advise on golf courses and other outdoor activities.

The hotel’s Bordon Restaurant offers a good range of regional dishes, and has a well-stocked wine cellar. You can enjoy city views from the poolside bar and there is also a lobby bar with a piano.

Set in the San Lazaro neighborhood, Los Abetos is located just off the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage Route, close to the Galician Convention Center, As Cancelas Shopping Centre and the Galicia Culture City.

It is within 10 minutes’ drive of the city center and Santiago Airport. The hotel has free onsite parking.

Grand Hotel Los Abetos garden - Santiago de Compostela | Portugal.comGrand Hotel Los Abetos swimming pool Santiago de Compostela | Portugal.comGrand Hotel Los Abetos bedroom - Santiago de Compostela |

Viseu - Hotel Grao Vasco

Hotel Grao Vasco is situated on extensive grounds, with an oval-shaped swimming pool and well-tended hedges. The restaurant has large windows and overlooks the green lawn.

Rooms at Grao Vasco are air conditioned and offer a balcony, satellite TV and a private bathroom with bathtub and shower. 

Guests can enjoy the sun on the outdoor terrace or relax under a sun umbrella by the swimming pool. The Parque Florestal do Fontelo, less than half a mile away, offers a quiet setting for an afternoon walk.

The Grao Vasco restaurant serves a range of international dishes in a traditional setting, with beamed ceilings and a red carpet. Room service is available as well.

Hotel Grão Vasco is situated in the heart of Viseu, only 330 ft from the Rossio Bus Station. Viseu Cathedral is a 7-minute walk away.

Porto - Hotel Mercure Porto Centro

Located in the heart of Porto, the Hotel Mercure Porto Centro offers free Wi-Fi and a themed theatre bar. The Sao Bento Train Station is just a 7-minute walk away.

Rooms of the Porto Centro include air conditioning and satellite TV. Each bathroom has a relaxing bathtub and a hairdryer.

While enjoying the city views from the hotel’s Tribuna Restaurant, guests can taste regional Portuguese cuisine. For a drink or snack, the Moliere theater bar offers a modern and lively setting.

The Mercure Porto Centro is situated close to many tourist attractions. The famous Torre dos Clérigos bell tower and the romantic Ribeira district with its many caffés can be reached within a 10-minute walk.

Sé is a great choice for travelers interested in alternative culture, UNESCO site and nightlife.

Fatima - Hotel Santa Maria - Fatima

A 2-minute walk from the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, this hotel’s modern architecture lets in lots of daylight. It features spacious rooms and art works by Portuguese artists.

Santa Maria’s restaurant lays nestled on the hotel’s green grounds. It offers regional Portuguese cuisine as well as various international dishes. There is-athroom amenities. The rooms have free Wi-Fi and soft, carpeted floors.

Santa Maria hotel also features a meditation room and hotel chapel. There is a terrace on the 4th floor with views of the sanctuary.

Porto - Vila Gale Porto

This 4-star, central Porto hotel is 300 meters from Campo August 24  Train Station. Vila Gale Porto offers a health club with an indoor swimming pool. The Rua de Santa Catarina commercial district is  only a 10 minutes walk.

The spacious rooms and suites at Vila Gale Porto are air-conditioned and feature a bright décor. All come with a flat-screen cable TV, minibar and a private bathroom, including a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Vila Gale Porto’s Paris – Texas Restaurant serves Portuguese cuisine and pasta. Room service is available 24/7, at an extra cost. Guests can enjoy wine from the hotel’s vineyard Casa de Santa Vitória, at one of the 2 bars. A billiards room is also on site.

Vila Gale’s Health Club features an indoor pool, sauna, hot tub, Turkish bath, solarium, vichy shower, massage treatments and fitness center with views over Porto city. WiFi is available in all areas of the hotel.

Central Aliados Avenue is 1.4 km away, while the Clérigos Tower 1.6 km away. Dom Luis I Bridge is 1.6 km away and is next to Ribeira and the Port Wine Cellars. Galerias de Paris, Porto's main bar area, are a 10-minute drive.

Campanhã Railway Station is 1 km away. The hotel is located 15 km from Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, and has direct access to Porto Metro system.

Bonfim is a great choice for travellers interested in skyline, photography and tourism.

Lisbon - VIP Grand Lisboa Hotel

VIP Grand Hotel Lisbon Portugal Front View |

VIP Grand Hotel is located between Lisbon’s historical center and the city’s new financial district, the VIP Grand is a 5-star design hotel. It features modern accommodation, a lavish spa and an outdoor pool.

This deluxe hotel has Zen-inspired guest rooms, all of which are designed and furnished in a contemporary style. Guests can also enjoy stylish bathrooms with rain showers.

The VIP Grand Lisbon Hotel & Spa has a restaurants serving a wide range of international foods plus many Portuguese specialties. The hotel’s trendy bar is ideal for enjoying cocktails and refreshments.

Leisure facilities at the Grand include a sauna and a fitness center. The Spa offers a number of treatments and massages and is subject to a time schedule with previous arrangements. The Spa is closed on Sundays and bank holidays.

The VIP Grand Lisbon Hotel & Spa is located in the district of Campo Pequeno. There are public transport links to the rest of the city only 5-minutes away.

Avenidas Novas is a great choice for travelers interested in monuments, sightseeing and culture.

VIP Grand Hotel Lisbon Portugal Swimming Pool | Portugal.comVIP Grand Hotel Lisbon Portugal Bedroom | Portugal.comVIP Grand Hotel Lisbon Portugal Dining Room |

Booking your land only vacation

  • Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
  • A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $150 per person per vacation is required to reserve space for you.
  • Final payment is due 45 days before departure.

Booking your Vacation with Air

  • This vacation does not have an airfare option. We can however hold your land reservation while you book air. Once you confirm your air itinerary we can then proceed with booking your land portion.

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Hotel Package Categories

Note: Hotels shown are for reference only. Operator reserves the right to change hotels based on availability, group size or other factors. Alternate hotels will be of same or better quality of service for respective hotel package category.
  • Comfort package: includes 4 star 1st class hotels
  • Superior package: includes 4 star superior hotels; may include 5 star hotels

Cancellation Policy

  • Deposit is non-refundable
  • Cancellation 45 - 31 days prior to departure: 30% of total price
  • Cancellation 31 to 7 days prior to departure: 50% of total price
  • Less than 6 days, "no shows" and unused services - No refund
  • If Online cancels a tour for any reason full refund will be issued

Booking Changes

  • A fee of $35 per person, per transaction, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. 

Travel Insurance

  • We strongly recommend you purchase travel/cancellation insurance

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