Private Transfer from the airport to the selected Hotel. Check in (only possible after 2.00 pm) and accommodation.
Breakfast at the Hotel. In the morning, we leave the Hotel for a Half-Day Tour of Oporto (Regular Tour).
Panoramic tour around the most interesting points of the city: Sé Catedral, S. Bento Station, Lello Library, Historical Center.
Visit to one of the Port Wine Cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia and have a wine tasting (included). Return to the Hotel.
Rest of the day free for activities of personal character.
Breakfast at the Hotel. In the morning, we head to Douro - World Heritage Site by UNESCO - for a Full-Day Tour (Regular Tour).
During our visit to the oldest Delimited Wine Region in the World, we will do a tour visiting different wine production farms and tasting different varieties of wine produced in the Douro Valley in its correspondent delimeted areas:
sparkling wine, table wine from the Douro Valley and Port wine.
During lunch (included) you will enjoy some delicacies of Portuguese cuisine accompanied by a good table wine produced in the region of the Douro Valley.
Return to the Hotel in Oporto.
Breakfast at the Hotel.
In the morning, we head to Minho for a Full-Day Tour (Regular Tour). This region is rich for its history and natural landscapes.
Our first stop will be the city of Braga: under the name of ''Bracara Augusta'' during the Roman Empire. It is one of the oldest Christian towns in the world.
A brief stroll along the historical center and visit to the Sameiro and Bom Jesus Sanctuaries. Our next stop will be Guimarães: birthplace of the Portuguese nation and of the first Portuguese King. Visit to its historical center, recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, for an overview of the Castle's exterior, symbol of the city.
Lunch (included) at a local restaurant.
Return to the Hotel in Oporto.
Breakfast at the Hotel.
In the morning, we head to Santiago de Compostela - World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO - for a Full-Day Tour (Regular Tour).
It's, along with Jerusalem and Rome, one of the most important pilgrimage places in the world and the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela one of the pillars of Christianity and the end point of the Santiago Pilgrimage Routes. Visit to the Cathedral and to the Historical Center.
On this tour we will also visit Viana do Castelo which combines history and natural heritage with an important urban experience still strongly associated with the sea.
Visit to the Historical Center and to the Sanctuary of Santa Luzia.
Return to the Hotel. Accommodation.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Check out until 12p.m. Private transfer to the train station in Campanhã.
Departure to Lisbon by train in 1st Class (duration: 2h50m).
Arrival in Lisbon - train station of Santa Apolónia.
Private transfer to the hotel.
Check in and accommodation.
After breakfast at the Hotel, we leave for a Half-Day Tour around Lisbon (Regular Tour).
We will start by visiting Belém quarter, where one can appreciate the monuments depicting the time of maritime discoveries, dating from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
We will make our first stop at the Belém Tower (classified as World Heritage by UNESCO); Then, we will make a stop at the Discoveries Monument, which marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Infante D. Henrique.
Next on our tour is a visit to the Church of the Jerónimos Monastery (classified as World Heritage by UNESCO), masterpiece of the Manueline style followed by a visit to the National Coach Museum, which houses and exhibits one of the most remarkable and rich collections of ceremonial coaches in the world.
From Monumental Lisbon, we move into the Old Lisbon, strolling through the old and charismatic quarter of Alfama.
The tour will end by visiting the more cosmopolitan side of Lisbon, passing through the monumental Praça do Comércio, Rossio (heart of the city) and Avenida da Liberdade. Return to the Hotel. Rest of the day free.
Breakfast at the Hotel. We leave Lisbon towards the beautiful village of Sintra for a Full-Day Tour (Regular Tour).
Sintra, a real link between land and ocean, where nature, architecture and history and combined in a unique way. It is, without a doubt, the capital of Romanticism.
We will start by visiting the Pena Palace, based on one of the highest points of the mountain and considered one of the seven wonders of Portugal. Afterwards, you will have some free time to visit and stroll along the historical center.
We then follow to Cabo da Roca, the ''most western point of continental Europe''.
A brief stop at the beautiful Cascais bay, rather well-known for the beauty of its beaches and for its lively nightlife.
On the return to Lisbon, we will finish our tour with an overview of Estoril, famous for its Casino and the majestic gardens that surround it.
Return to the Hotel in Lisbon.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Check Out.
In the morning we departure in private transportation, with Tourism Driver, towards Évora (Alentejo region).
Once Alentejo has been considered the Best Wine Region of the World, we will visit one of its prestigious local wineries, with wine tasting included. Stroll along the city center – classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO – to admire the most emblematic monuments and places of the city: Roman Temple, Cathedral, Giraldo Square, St. Francis Church and Bone Chapel. At the end of the visit, departure to Lagos (Algarve).
Check in and accommodation at the Hotel.
Breakfast at the Hotel. In the morning, we start a private tour, with Tourism Driver, through the Algarve region.
The visit will begin with the beautiful and bustling city of Lagos, whose activities focus on fishing and tourism.
As Lisbon, Lagos also pays due homage to the golden age of the discoveries, with the statue of Infante D. Henrique placed so as to be facing the sea.
Visit to the beautiful church of Santo António, which dates back to the 18th century XVIII, adorned with blue and white ceramic tiles, contrasting with the carved and merged wood in golden tones.
Then we will see the promontory known as Ponta da Piedade, which protects the Bay of Lagos, with its wonderful rock formations and caves, carved by Mother Nature, and surrounded by its peaceful and transparent waters.
In the afternoon we will visit the small village of Sagres, where Infante D. Henrique built a fortress and a sailing school, and Cape St. Vincent, located in the extreme southwest of Mainland Portugal and part of the Natural Park of Southwestern Alentejo and Vicentina Coast. Return to the Hotel. Accommodation.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Checkout until 12pm. Departure in private transportation, with Tourism Driver, towards Lisbon.
On the way, brief overview of the towns of Portimão and Albufeira. Arrival in Lisbon. Check in and accommodation.
In the evening, private transfer to the restaurant for dinner with Fado show.
FADO has been declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
Return to the Hotel on your account.
We suggest a visit to one of the busiest quarters in terms of 'nightlife': The Bairro Alto/ Chiado.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Check out until 12p.m. Private transfer to the Airport.
END OF THE JOURNEY
11 nights of accommodation, in Standard room, with Breakfast included, at the selected hotels or similar| All private transfers/tours with Tourism Driver, meals and entrances mentioned in the program.
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Personal Expenses | Meals (except the ones mentioned on the program) | Entrance Fees in Monuments and Museums (except the ones mentioned on the program) | Anything not clearly mentioned as included in the program.