6 Days Tour in Portugal: Lisbon, Fátima, Porto & Santiago de Compostela

Language
Portuguese, English
Duration
6 days, 5 nights
Free! cancellation up to 72h

Description

Discover North of Portugal on a journey that is sure to surprise and amaze you. From Lisbon to Fatima, learn the history and traditions of Portugal! Sample local delicacies and see fabulous historic sites. This is a perfect overview of the north!

  • Day 1: Lisbon/óbidos/Alcobaça/Nazaré/Batalha/ Fátima
  • Through a landscape rich in windmills and fruit trees, we arrive in Óbidos 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 liqueur). Visit Alcobaça with the first and largest gothic church in Portugal with the tombs of the doomed lovers Pedro and Inês de Castro. Stopping in Nazaré, a typical fishing village and seaside resort immersed in tradition and legend. We continue to Batalha - visit the Monastery of Santa Maria de Victoria, a masterpiece of the Gothic architecture in Portugal where we also encounter the tomb of Henry the Navigator, the mastermind behind Portugal’s era of maritime discoveries. After we arrive in Fátima, the famous Marian Shrine, there is the opportunity to attend the candle-lit procession. Fátima - Hotel accommodation.

  • Day 2: Fátima/Coimbra/Aveiro/Oporto
  • Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Coimbra - visit to the University, one of the oldest in the world, with its magnificent baroque library and its unique atmosphere characterised by ancient traditions and customs such as the black student capes and the melancholic fado music. Stop at St Clara Church, where lies the tomb of Queen St. Isabel, the protagonist of the “miracle of the roses”. In the city centre, there is a chance to admire Coimbra’s exclusive ceramics. In the afternoon, we continue to Aveiro, a city of canals and known as the “Venice of Portugal”, where you shall have time to see the graceful “moliceiro” vessels and taste the local sweet delicacy “ovos moles”. Porto - Hotel accommodation.

  • Day 3: Oporto/Guimarães/Braga/Oporto
  • Breakfast at the hotel. Oporto, the 2nd city of Portugal and a UNESCO classified world heritage site - a living amphitheatre inviting us to make a morning visit to discover the riverside area, old houses, palaces and churches that history has made eternal and served up with a glass of the world famous port. We continue to Minho, region of Portugal that offers natural green sceneries and sparkling “green wine”. Starting in Guimarães - the cradle of the nation and birthplace of the first king of Portugal where, walking through the historic centre, one is plunged for moments back into medieval times. Visit the Sacred Hill, crowned by the Castle, as well the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança with its original buildings dating back to the 15th century. Drive to Braga known as the “Portuguese Rome” for its concentration of religious architecture, including the oldest cathedral in the country and the Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary with its famous baroque stairway and gardens. Return to Oporto Porto — Hotel accommodation.

  • Day 4: Oporto/Santiago de Compostela/Oporto
  • Breakfast at the hotel before setting off for Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia and the centre of pilgrimage at the end of the Santiago Way. In 1985, UNESCO declared Santiago de Compostela World Cultural Heritage Site and you have the entire day to freely discover this fascinating city. Wander its historical streets and learn about its most extraordinary monuments before sampling some of the traditional local dishes. Porto — Hotel accommodation.

  • Day 5: Oporto/Amarante/Vila Real/Douro Valley/ Lamego/Urgeiriça
  • Departure for Amarante, a pretty town proud of its Saint Goncalo, renowned for promoting love and marriage and where the river facing monastery houses his tomb and with a lively, bustling market where you can find fruit, vegetables, chickens, fabrics and an immense variety of other popular items. Afterwards, we drive onto Vila Real - visiting the gardens of the Mateus estate, whose façade is still depicted on the well- known Portuguese rosé wine bottles. Then, we enter the demarcated port region, travelling through the vineyards and the breathtaking landscapes of the Douro Valley. Stop in Lamego, overlooked by one of Portugal’s most important shrines N. S. Remédios with its magnificent baroque style staircase. Here, you can sample some of the local delicacies, including the local ham and the famous “Bola de Lamego” (a loaf baked in the oven with smoked ham). Continue on through the mountainous hinterland to Viseu, centre of the Dão Vineyards and a city connected to Portugal’s oldest hero, Viriato, a Lusitanian chief. In the shadow of the cathedral, narrow streets and doorways with coats of arms carved in granite make up the ancient town of Viseu. We tour the centre and its busy commercial zone. Arrival in Urgeiriça. Urgeiriça — Hotel accommodation.

  • Day 6: Urgeiriça/Bussaco/Tomar/Lisbon
  • Breakfast at the hotel. Drive through the heart of Portugal to Bussaco well known for its luxuriant forest, made up of a selection of rare trees and plants of exotic beauty, and hosting a charming and romantic hotel, formerly a royal hunting lodge. We continue to Tomar, a city whose development is closely interlinked with the Order of the Templars, which received these lands in 1159 as a reward for the assistance given to Dom Afonso Henriques (the first King of Portugal) in the Christian reconquest of the country. It was Dom Gualdim Pais, the first Grand Master of the Order in Portugal who founded the castle and the remarkable Convent of Christ within. Enlarged and altered over the centuries, the complex displays the influences of various architectural styles; it is the centrepiece of the city and classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. We continue our journey until Lisbon. End of our services.

    Itinerary

    • Day 1: Lisboa | Óbidos | Alcobaça | Nazaré | Batalha | Fátima
    • Day 2: Fátima | Coimbra | Aveiro | Porto
    • Day 3: Porto | Guimarães | Braga | Porto
    • Day 4: Porto| Santiago de Compostela | Porto
    • Day 5: Porto | Amarante | Vila Real | Vale do Douro | Lamego | Urgeiriça
    • Day 6: Urgeiriça| Bussaco | Tomar | Lisboa

    Included

    • Pick-up at any Lisbon Hotel.
    • Accommodation on buffet breakfast bases on the following hotels, or similar: Hotel Santa Maria 4* in Fátima; Ipanema Porto 4* in Oporto; Hotel da Urgeiriça 4* in Canas do Senhorim or similar.
    • Air-Conditioned Bus or Minivan Transportation.
    • Tour Guide.
    • Entrance Fees for Batalha Monastery, Coimbra University, "Palácio da Bolsa" and St. Francis Church (both in Oporto), Palácio Mateus Gardens, "Convento de Cristo" (Tomar)

    Not included

    • Porter fees at hotels.
    • Lunches and Dinners.

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    COVID-19 Measures

    • Enjoy the activity safely! We adopt the recommended legal and sanitary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Among them, keeping the safety distance, the use of masks for both the guide and the participants, small groups, disposable headphones, vehicle disinfection before and after each service, disinfectant gel available, avoiding the use of printed material, among others, according to the specific type of activity.

    Additional details

    • Tickets for children up to the age of four are free but only includes transportation (with any other costs incurred by the accompanying adult). Children with more than five years old pay the adult fee.
    • This tour has a minimum 4 passenger requirement and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. In the unlikely event of such a cancellation, a refund will be provided.

    Cancellation

    Free! cancellation up to 72 hours before the date of the activity with 100% refund / Less than 72 hours, late arrival or no show: no refund will be provided.

    Starting point

    • The tour departs from the terminal at Marquês de Pombal (Lisbon) and includes free pick up at any hotel in Lisbon.
    • For the pick-up at your hotel in Lisbon city center, please advise your hotel at time of booking.
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