Arrival and transfer from Lisbon airport to the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a full day sightseeing tour of Lisbon and surrounding areas. Cross the bridge over the Tagus, from the other bank, take in the amazing views of Lisbon and its hills. Then proceed to Belém district to encounter some of the most emblematic monuments of maritime voyages in the 15th and 16th centuries. Stop by the Torre de Belém, visit the Monastery of Jerónimos (both classified as UNESCO World Heritage) and the Coach Museum. Continuing along River Tagus, also visit Alfama, a charismatic neighbourhood immersed in history. Return to Marquês de Pombal square, via the monumental Praça do Comércio, Rossio, the heart of the city and Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbon’s main boulevard. You may try one of its many cafes for lunch.
We depart from Lisbon for Sintra, the town where the royal family spent their summers. You will visit the town’s National Palace*. There is some free time to peruse the local handicraft stores or try some of Sintra’s famous pastries. We head to Cabo da Roca (the most westerly point of mainland Europe) and continue along the coast. Before returning to Lisbon, we visit Estoril, with its famous Casino.
*The Palace is closed on Wednesday, so alternatively, we tour the equally spectacular Queluz Palace.
After your breakfast at the hotel, embark on a one-day voyage through the city of Évora – UNESCO World Heritage. Leaving Lisbon behind, drive through a pleasant landscape dotted with cork oaks, olive groves and vineyards. The whiteness of the walls, tells you have arrived in Évora. Wander the narrow streets, savour masterpieces of past eras and the key monuments of Évora: the Roman Temple of Diana, the Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral, the Church of São Francisco and its Chapel of Bones as well as the University. At lunch experience the depth and breadth in the ingredients of the most defining dishes in Portuguese gastronomy. Following lunch, proceed to Azeitão, nestling among olive and cork trees, Azeitao is a pretty and prosperous little village known for its red wine, olives and creamy sheep cheese. It also features some of the finest quintas (villas/ country estates) in the region.
At the end of this marvellous day, return to Lisbon.
Overnight at a hotel in Lisbon.
After breakfast, check out and leave for Fatima.
Enroute visit Óbidos, with its medieval walls, rustic white houses and rich local traditions. Continue to Alcobaça to see the imposing monastery church (UNESCO world heritage). Stop at the picturesque and colourful fishing town of Nazaré for lunch. There’s also a chance to find out more about the legends and traditions of this town. Proceed to Batalha to visit the monastery church (UNESCO world heritage). Finally, reach ‘Our Lady of Fátima Sanctuary’, an altar of the Christian faith and site of world pilgrimage. You have some free time to attend mass.
Overnight at hotel in Fatima.
After breakfast check out and leave for Porto via Coimbra, one of Portugal's oldest cities and is home to one of world's first universities. Today this impressive university is still one of the world's most illustrious and the city's biggest attraction.
Surrounding it in the old town (called "cidade alta" or "upper town") are fine old churches and narrow streets standing on a hill overlooking the Modego River.
Then proceed to the magical city of pastel hues, Aveiro, surrounded by turquoise water and golden sands has earned it a title of being’ Venice of Portugal’.
Drive to Porto for your overnight stay.
Tour of Porto in the morning.
Visit the beautiful and mysterious and one of the most ancient cities of Europe. It was in Porto and Northern regions that Portugal was founded in 12th century.
It combines ancient monuments such as the Cathedral and church of Sao Fransisco and modern buildings like Casa da Musica and Serralves Mueseum. A unique and unforgettable experience is a tour through “Bairro da Sé”, the heart of ancient PORTO with medieval roots. End this unforgettable tour in the famous wine cellar “CAVES CROFT”, in the historical heart of VILA NOVA DE GAIA in an atmosphere that will take you on a journey to the past.
Rest of the day is at leisure to explore this charming town on your own.
Overnight at a hotel in Porto.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Minho is considered to be the country's most beautiful province, known for its colorful festivals, baroque churches, well-preserved towns, and lush vegetation. It offers splendid opportunities for cultural sightseeing, with some of the country's most historic cities, including the country's first capital, Guimarães.
One history to discover, one unique journey starting by the “birth of the nation”, Guimaraes, then through the capital of Minho, Braga, one of the country's most beautiful cities. Have lunch at one of the jewels of Portuguese baroque art. End this tour in the city of the miraculous rooster, which became the symbol of Portugal, BARCELOS, also famous for its market.
Return to Porto for your overnight stay.
After breakfast at the hotel, check out and transfer to Porto airport for your onward flight.