Day 1: Lisbon/Sintra/Cabo da Roca/Cascais/Estoril/Lisbon
We leave in direction of the majestic and romantic Pena Palace , an astonishing fairy-tale castle, located in one of the highest peaks of Sintra mountain range. At the end of the morning free time to walk in the streets of the village of Sintra (Cultural landscape by UNESCO) that enchanted Kings and inspired poets, to apreciate the several handicraft shops and tea-rooms to taste the delicious local sweets like “Queijadas” or “Travesseiros”. We leave to Colares , region demarcated and recognized for its table wines, following untill Cabo da Roca , the most western point in continental Europe, passing for the beach of Guincho untill Boca do Inferno, always sea viewing enjoying the landscape until Cascais where we take a glimpse of the fishing port. We return to Lisbon by Estoril Coast where we can have a panoramic view of the Casino and its gardens. Lisbon (Overnight).
Day 2: Lisbon/Óbidos/Alcobaça/Nazaré/Batalha/Fátima/Lisbon
By a landscape rich in windmills and fruit trees we arrive to Óbidos (stop ), surrounded by medieval walls where we can admire the harmony of the architecture, the diversity of the handicrafts and taste the famous ginginha (bitter cherry liquer). Visit Alcobaça (stop) with the first and largest Gothic church in Portugal with the tombs of D. Pedro and Inês de Castro, known by it’s love story. Stopping in Nazaré (stop), a typical fishing village and seaside resort, with its traditions and legends. We continue to Batalha (stop) – visit the Monastery of Santa Maria de Victoria, a masterpiece of the Gothic in Portugal where we can find the tomb of Henry the Navigator, the promoter of the marine discoveries. After we arrive to Fátima (stop), the famous Marian Shrine to visit the Basilica with the tombs of: Lucia,Francisco and Jacinta; the Apparition Chapel, heart of the shrine. We return to Lisbon (overnight).
Day 3: Lisbon/Évora/Lisbon
One day discovering the town of Évora , mosaic of culture, history and traditions. Leaving Lisbon, we cross the bridge over the river Tejo by a beautiful and bucolic landscape of olive trees, cork oak trees and vineyards we arrive at Évora – World Heritage of UNESCO. In the narrow streets of the whitewashed town of Évora we walk along the time visiting some of the most important monuments: the Roman Temple , the Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral Saint Francis Church with the ” Bones Chapel”, and the University. At the market we see and feel the richness of product used to prepare one of the most elaborate and appreciated gastronomy of Portugal. Along the visit we also admire the diversity and authenticity of local handicraft with cork, ceramic and copper objects. Time to lunch. In the afternoon we depart to Monsaraz where we visit the Herdade do Esporão one of the most important cellars in Portugal and, at the end of the visit we taste the traditional: Moscatel de Setubal. Return to Lisbon.
SCHEDULE: November to March – Thursday, Friday and Saturday
April to October – Daily , except Wednesday | Time: 9:00am
PRICE WITHOUT LUNCH: 01 Nov 16/31 Mar 17: IN DBL $618 | IN SGL $672
01 Apr / 31 Oct 1: IN DBL $639 | IN SGL $674
PRICE WITH LUNCH: 01 Nov 16/31 Mar 17: IN DBL $668 | IN SGL $725
01 Apr / 31 Oct 1: IN DBL $692 | IN SGL $727
- Accommodation on buffet breakfast basis at Hotel Lutecia,4* or similar in Lisbon
- Transport by air conditioned bus or minivan as per itinerary and guide during entire tour
- Entrance fees into following monuments: Palacio da Pena, Cloister of Batalha monastery, Évora Cathedral, S. Francisco church and “Bones chapel”
- 3 Lunches (on the rate including lunches)
NOT INCLUDED: Other expenses or personal ones, dinners, entrance fees other than mentioned.
*Prices are in Canadian Dollars, per person, subject to availability and change without prior notice.