DAY 01- PORTO
Arrival at Sá Carneiro Airport. Assistance and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation and overnight stay.
DAY 02 – PORTO
Breakfast and departure for a sightseeing tour of the city: the Cathedral, the tiles of the São Bento station, the Stock Exchange Palace, St Francis Church, the Ribeira quay, the D. Luis bridge, tour of one of the cellars and tasting of the famous Port wine.
One-hour “Rabelo” boat trip in the Douro River. Free afternoon. Accommodation and overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 03 – PORTO / GUIMARÃES / BRAGA / PORTO
Breakfast. Departure for Guimarães. Walking tour through the fantastic historical centre of the city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour of the castle and the Ducal Palace.
Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, tour of Braga, one of the oldest religious cities in the world: Braga’s Cathedral, Sameiro and Bom Jesus. Return to Porto and hotel accommodation.
DAY 04 – PORTO / COIMBRA / LISBOA
Breakfast and departure for Coimbra, the historical city of students, famous for its university. Sightseeing tour of the University, founded on 1st March 1290. Free time for lunch. The trip procedes to Lisbon. Arrival and accommodation.
DAY 05 – LISBOA / SINTRA / CASCAIS / ESTORIL
Breakfast and city tour: Marquês de Pombal Square, Avenida da Liberdade, Restauradores, Rossio, Praça do Comércio and the monuments in Belém. The Monument to the Discoveries, The Tower, Jerónimos Monastery. Tasting of the famous custard tarts of Belém. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, tour of the romantic village of Sintra, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the way back to Lisbon, we will pass through the cosmopolitan towns of Cascais and Estoril. Overnight stay in the hotel.
DAY 06 – LISBOA / ÓBIDOS / NAZARÉ / BATALHA / FÁTIMA / LISBOA
Breakfast and departure for a full day tour of the medieval town of Óbidos and then Nazaré, a sacred place for surfers and the most traditional Portuguese fishing village. Free time for lunch. The tour procedes to Batalha Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The next stop is Fátima, a place of devotion and worldwide pilgrimage: the Chapel of the Apparitions, the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary and the
New Basilica of the Trinity. Return to Lisbon and overnight stay.
DAY 07 – LISBOA / ÉVORA / LISBOA
Breakfast and departure for the full day tour to Évora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986: the Roman Temple, the Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral, St Francis Church, The Bones Chapel and the University. Free time for lunch. After the meal, the journey goes on to the quiet town of Reguengos de Monsaraz, where we will tour the wine cellars of Herdade do Esporão. Wine tasting. Return to the hotel in Lisbon and
DAY 08 – LISBOA / ALBUFEIRA
Breakfast and free morning. Check out of the hotel. Departure by bus to Albufeira, in the Algarve region. Today, Albufeira is one of the most important and busiest tourist centres of southern Europe. Here you will find the most beautiful beaches in Portugal, with fine white sand and clean, warm water, along more than 30km of coastline. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
DAY 09 – ALMANCIL / FARO / OLHÃO / TAVIRA
Breakfast, and full-day tour with lunch included, exploring the Eastern Algarve, starting with Almancil, where we will tour São Lourenço Church and admire its 18th century white tiles; Faro, the capital of the Algarve, is the southernmost city in Portugal; Olhão, a town built under Arab inﬂuence; and ﬁnally Tavira. Return to the hotel in Albufeira. Dinner and accommodation.
DAY 10 – SILVES / MONCHIQUE
Breakfast and departure for a full-day tour with lunch included, starting in the city of Silves, which is surrounded by a magnificent fortified wall, and was once the Moorish capital when the Arabs occupied the province. Then we will tour the Caldas de Monchique, and the Mina Park. We will pass through Foia, the highest point in the Algarve region. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 11 – LAGOS / SAGRES
Breakfast and departure for a full-day tour with lunch included, starting in the beautiful town of Lagos, where fishing and tourism are the main activities. Tour to the headland of Ponta da Piedade, with its wonderful rock formations and caves sculpted by Mother Nature. Then, we will tour the fortress in the village of Sagres. Finally, Cape St. Vincent, located at the extreme southwest of mainland Portugal. Return to the hotel. Dinner and accommodation.
DAY 12 – ALBUFEIRA / LISBOA
Breakfast and transfer by bus to Lisbon. Arrival at the hotel. Accommodation and overnight stay.
DAY 13 – LISBOA
Breakfast. Transfer from the hotel to Lisbon International Airport.