TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Arrival Reception. Transfer to hotel and free time. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
We will go on a sightseeing tour of the city in the morning during which we will visit Belém District which was the departure point of Portuguese sailors who crossed the oceans in the 15th century. Free afternoon. You may take an optional tour of the towns of Sintra, Cascais and Estoril.We include night transportation to Restauradores Square , full of atmosphere with its bars and cafes from where we suggest you to take the "Elevador da Gloria" that brings you to the Upper district and its viewpoint.
LISBON 61ºF - LAGOS 68ºF - CAPE ST. VINCENT - ALBUFEIRA 68ºF
We will depart for southern Portugal early in the morning. We will see beautiful landscapes as we cross the long bridge over the Tagus river. Arrival in ALGARVE, Portugal’s southern region. We will visit the historic town of LAGOS, its port from which the Portuguese vessels sailed off to Brazil, and its walled historic centre. Lunchtime. We will visit VILA MOURA and its exclusive marina in the afternoon. Afterwards, a visit to ALBUFEIRA, a beautiful coastal town where you can enjoy the beach or stroll around its charming historic centre.NB: Accommodation in Albufeira during the high season may sometimes be in hotels located in nearby cities.
ALBUFEIRA 68ºF - MÉRTOLA - EVORA 59ºF
We will travel to FARO, Algarve’s quiet capital city. We will continue our trip to Alentejo. We will visit MERTOLA on the bank of Guadiana river, an old Muslim town whose church was formerly a mosque; we will enjoy the sight of its walls and white streets. Arrival in ÉVORA at lunchtime. This town was declared a World Heritage Site due to its white streets, its Renaissance palaces and its cathedral. The ticket to the spectacular Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones) is included. This chapel was built with 5,000 skeletons! You may also relax at the hotel’s swimming pool.
EVORA 59ºF - MARVAO 57ºF - CASTELO DE VIDE - TOMAR 61ºF - FATIMA 61ºF
On this day we will travel through Alentejo’s beautiful landscapes. We will stop in MARVAO, a quite picturesque little walled town that offers a fantastic vista of the region. Afterwards, we will visit CASTELO DA VIDE, its castle and old Jewish quarter. We will have a chance to visit the old synagogue (a museum today) or wander around this town’s maze of quaint streets. After lunch, we will continue to TOMAR, a town over which CONVENT OF CHRIST looms, an old castle-convent where Templar Knights lived. Ticket included. Arrival in FATIMA. We will first go to ALJUSTREL, the village where the three little shepherds were born. We will have a chance to visit Casa de Lucia. Afterwards, visit to SANTUARIO DE FATIMA where you may watch the Procissão das Velas (Candlelight Procession, not celebrated in winter). Dinner included.
FATIMA 61ºF - OPORTO PORTO
We will travel to northern Portugal. Arrival PORTO – Portugal’s second largest city – around eleven in the morning. Sightseeing tour of this city on the bank of Duero river and its historic centre included. We also include a visit to the old cellars. Free time.
OPORTO (PORTO) - BRAGA 55ºF - GUIMARÃES 57ºF - MATEUS 55ºF - PINHAO - COIMBRA 59ºF
COIMBRA 59ºF - BATALHA 61ºF - NAZARE 61ºF - ÓBIDOS 61ºF - LISBON 61ºF
Viajamos hacia el sur. Tiempo en COIMBRA, la tercera ciudad de Portugal con antigua Universidad y calles empinadas llenas de encanto. Tras ello paramos junto al MONASTERIO DE BATALHA, impresionante edificio medieval donde están enterrados reyes. Tiempo para almorzar y pasear en NAZARÉ, ciudad pesquera y balnearia. Vistas impresionantes del Océano. Ya en ruta a LISBOA paramos en ÓBIDOS, uno de los pueblos más bonitos de Portugal, con sus calles blancas llenas de flores. LISBOA, llegada sobre las 19:30 h.End of our services.