Treasures of Portugal


TREASURES OF PORTUGAL

Lisbon – Fatima – Coimbra – Porto  – Algarve
–  14 nights from $1295 per person –

 

 

ITINERARY:

Day 1 Lisbon – arrival
Today is the arrival day. Upon arrival at Lisbon airport you will be transferred to your hotel. After checking in you are free to relax or explore Lisbon on your own.

Day 2 Lisbon City Tour 
Morning city sightseeing tour – Alfama Quarter, the oldest and most picturesque quarter; then drive along the River-Side  admire Black Horse Square, crossing the Bridge over Tagus river, with stops at Belém Tower , Monument to the Discoveries, Jerónimos Monastery, etc. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Lisbon (B)

Day 3 Lisbon- Obidos – Alcobaca – Nazare – Bathala – Fatima
After breakfast , full day trip to Obidos, Alcobaça, Nazaré, Batalha and Fatima – travel northwards and arrive at the beautiful and very ancient walled town called Obidos with picturesque streets. Guided tour and free time to walk through the narrow streets and old castle in an unforgettable trip to the past. Then drive to Alcobaca to visit the 12thcentury Church of Alcobaca Monastery, the longest and in the most ancient Gothic Monastery in Portugal. For lunch we are going to Nazaré, the most colourful Portuguese fishing village. In the afternoon, proceed to Batalha Monastery for a guided visit of the church, a 14th century masterpiece in Gothic style.

Finally we arrive at the Fátima’s Sanctuary, center of Christian faith and a local of world pilgrimage, to visit the Basilica where the tombstones of Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco are, as well as the Chapel of the Appearances, heart of the shrine. Eventually, we will have time to attend to the mass. Return to Lisbon in the evening. Overnight in Lisbon (B, L)

Day 4 Lisbon – Coimbra
After breakfast, departure by train from Lisbon to Coimbra. Arrival and installation at the hotel. The remainder of the day is free at leisure to discover Coimbra – former Portugal’s capital is steeped in history having been the place for Portugal’s first and only university for some time. Overnight in Coimbra. (B)

Day 5 Lisbon – Porto
In the morning, continue exploring Coimbra’s old town. In the afternoon, departure by train from  Coimbra to Porto – The second largest city in Portugal located near the mouth of Douro River and world Heritage by Unesco. Arrival and make your own way to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is free to explore the city. Overnight in Porto (B)

Day 6 Porto
Morning sightseeing tour of Porto – the famous bridges of  Luís I and Arrábida, the Cathedral, S. Francisco, Carmo, Clérigos, Foz, Boavista, Porto Stock Exchange Building,  Aliados avenue, Batalha square, Santa Catarina shopping street, Miragaia, Vila Nova de Gaia section to visit a Port wine lodge. Overnight in Porto  (B)

Day 7 Porto
Day at leisure. Optional ($), full-day excursion to Douro or Minho.  Overnight in Porto (B)

Day 8 Porto – Algarve
After breakfast, find your own way to Porto train station for train transportation to Albufeira (Algarve). Arrival in Albufeira and check-in at your hotel. Formerly a fishing village, Albufeira is nowadays one of the leading tourist resorts of the region, the St. Tropez of the Algarve. The remainder of the day is free. Overnight in Albufeira (B)

Day 9-13 Albufeira
Free time at leisure to enjoy this beautiful southern region of Portugal. You may consider taking advantage of the optional tours to discover the Algarve:  half day tour to Lagos & Sagres or half day tour  to Silves & Monchique… Overnight in Albufeira (B)
Day 14. Albufeira- Lisbon
After breakfast, early morning departure by train to Lisbon. Arrival in Lisbon and make your own way to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is free or we suggest taking an optional tour ($) half day tour to Sintra, Cascais and Estoril. Overnight in Lisbon  (B)

Day 15 Lisbon – tour finishes
After breakfast, transfer to Lisbon airport. (B)

INCLUDED :

Private transfer from Lisbon airport to hotel
14 nights accommodation in 3* hotels as per above itinerary ( Lisbon – 4 nights, Coimbra – 1 night, Porto – 3 nights, Albufeira (Algarve) – 6 nights)
Half day City Tour in Lisbon and Porto
Full day tour from Lisbon to Obidos – Alcobaca – Nazare – Bathala – Fatima, lunch included
2nd class train transportation between Lisbon – Coimbra –  Porto – Albufeira –  Lisbon
Private transfer from hotel to Lisbon airport
Daily breakfast
Hotel taxes

EXCLUDED :

International flight from Canada
Personal expenses
Beverages and meals not mentioned above
Tips
Everything that is not mentioned in the paragraph “INCLUDED”

 *  Note: The rate $1295.00 is valid for April
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