WONDERS OF PORTUGAL
3 Days/2 Nights
Day 1: Lisboa |Sintra | Cabo da Roca | Cascais | Estoril | Lisboa
Departing from Lisbon we set off for the majestic and romantic Palace of Pena, an astonishing fairytale castle located in one of the highest peaks of the Sintra mountain range. At the end of the morning, free time to walk in the streets of the village of Sintra (cultural landscape by UNESCO) that enchanted kings and inspired poets, to appreciate the several handicraft shops and tea-rooms to taste the delicious local sweets, like the “queijadas” or the “travesseiros”. We leave to Colares, region demarcated and recognised for its table wines, following until Cabo da Roca, the most western point in continental Europe, passing for the beach of Guincho until Hell’s Mouth always sea viewing enjoying the landscapes until Cascais where we take a glimpse of the fishing port. We return to Lisbon by Estoril Coast where we can have a panoramic view of the Casino and its gardens.
Overnight in Lisbon
Day 2: Lisboa | Óbidos |Nazaré | Batalha | Fátima | Aljustrel | Lisboa
Leaving Lisbon, we head north with our first stop will be in Óbidos, a small village surrounded by medieval walls, with its traditional whitewashed houses and wrought iron balconies, its handcrafts and the famous Pousada do Castelo. Our lunch will be at Nazaré (when lunch is included in price), the most typical and colourful Portuguese fishing villages. In the afternoon, we visit the wonderful church of Batalha Monastery (World Heritage by UNESCO), a masterpiece in gothic style,
with his beautiful stained-glass windows. Then, we arrive at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima centre of Christian faith and world pilgrimage to visit: the Basilica with the tombs of Lúcia, Francisco and Jacinta (the three little children that the Lady appeared) and the Apparition Chapel, heart of the shrine. In Aljustrel a visit to the houses of Lúcia, Francisco and Jacinta. We return to Lisbon by a rich agricultural region.
Overnight in Lisbon
Day 3: Lisboa | Évora | Lisboa
One day discovering the town of Évora, a mosaic of culture, history and traditions. Leaving Lisbon, we cross the bridge over the river Tagus and head through a beautiful and bucolic landscape of olive trees, cork oak trees and vineyards before arriving at Évora – World Heritage of UNESCO. In the narrow streets of this whitewashed town, we walk back through time visiting some of Évora’s most important monuments: the Roman Temple, the Romanesque- Gothic Cathedral, Saint Francis Church with its “Chapel of Bones” and the University. At the market, we see and feel the richness of the products used to prepare one of the most elaborated and appreciated gastronomies of Portugal. Throughout the visit, we also get to admire the diversity and authenticity of local handicrafts with cork, ceramic and copper objects. Time to lunch. In the afternoon we`ll be taking you to the famous Monte da Ravasqueira wine estate. At the end of the day, we will return to Lisboa.
● Accommodation on a buffet breakfast basis at 4* hotels.
● Transport by air-conditioned bus or minivan, as per detailed itinerary.
● Guide present throughout the tour.
● Entry into the following monuments: Palace of Pena (Sintra), ●Batalha Monastery, Évora Cathedral, São Francisco Church (Évora), Chapel of Bones (Évora).
●Wine tasting at Monte da Ravasqueira wine estate
Évora is only possible on Tuesdays and Saturdays, the itinerary will be adjusted accordingly.
* Departure at 9:00am from the terminal at Marquês de Pombal square in Lisbon and include free pick up and drop off at a central Hotel in Lisbon (pick up time from hotel or meeting point close to hotel to be informed in time of booking).
* Pick up and drop off in Estoril, Sintra and Cascais Hotels available at a supplement
Does Not Include:
● Expenses other than detailed above, porter fees at hotels, lunches, or dinners, personal expenses, entrances other than those mentioned.