Days : 14 | Nights : 13Lisbon , Portugal
Portugal is a beautiful country with rich culture and tradition and travelers can visit this destination during any time of the year. You can enjoy incredible travel experience and great value for your money by visiting this country because of its fabulous beaches, captivating scenery and bustling nightlife. Explore the authentic, rich culture of Portugal and enjoy its gorgeous landscapes, white sandy beaches and unlimited leisure facilities through our affordable Lisbon holiday packages. You can plan a day-trip to Óbidos from Libson to explore this small town.
Portugal is an alluring tourist destination with full of surprises and you can explore them conveniently through our Sintra tour. Some of the popular tourist attractions in this country include Lisbon, Sagres, Obidos, Lagos, Porto and Tavira. This takes you to the incredible architecture, stunning back streets and amazing culture of Libson and the romantic palaces, picturesque parks and fairy-tale sceneries of Sintra.
You will never forget wandering through the awe-inspiring cobbled streets of Porto and taste some Port during your Porto holidays. Portugal offers memorable holiday moments to travelers through its sandy Lagos Beaches, sleepy fishing villages, freshly caught fish and Madeira wine. Both coastal resort town of Cascais and the Catholic Pilgrimage site of Fátima offer unforgettable holiday experience to travelers.
Day 01: Arrival Lisbon
Arrival at Lisbon airport, go to the rental car station and pick up your rental car. Portugal's capital has much to offer. Lisbon's cityscape is characterized by numerous historic buildings. The old town with its tile facades and medieval, narrow streets is charming and will inspire you. Take a stroll through the oldest district of the city - Alfama. Visit the castle of Saint George, which is located on the highest of the eastern part of the town and offers a beautiful view of the city. The discovery of the Marques de Pombal monument, along the Avenida da Liberdade, is the splendid avenue of Lisbon, the heart of the urban life of Lisbon, the Rossio square and the "Baixa", the suburb. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Lisbon
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to the Belém district, where you will visit the world famous Hieronymus monastery. Continue to the Maritime Monument. On the square in front of the monument is a mosaic in the shape of a windrose, a gift from the Republic of South Africa dating back to 1960. Finally, try one the delicious dessert "Pasteis de Belem “in one of the coffee houses. For dinner, go to the "Adega Machado" restaurant, where you can enjoy the rest of the evening with the sound of the fado. Fado is Portugal's most important, traditional music style. A kind of song that can encompass everything, but it is characterized mainly by its melancholic melodies and lyrics. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Cascais
Breakfast at hotel. Today you will drive to Cascais with your rental car. Cascais has managed to preserve its original charm of the old fishing village, on the other hand, it also radiates a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Particularly interesting is the small port in the Bay of Cascais. There you can still see small fishing boats. There are also cafés and restaurants in the port, which invite you to take a break. The Boca do Inferno is a gorge in the coastal cliffs west of Cascais. The water of the Atlantic Ocean has access to the deep bottom of the gorge, so that it flows back from the rock walls, hence the name ‘’Infernos’ mouth’’. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Sintra
After breakfast, drive to Sintra where the PalácioNacional da Pena will be seen from afar. It is located on a top of the Serra de Sintra. Visit the fairytale castle. It seems as if you were back in the 19th century. You will get an impression of the splendid living habits of the royal family and the most important persons of the court. If you like something quieter, there is another highlight in the Quinta da Regaleira. This place with its charming gardens and the underground tunnel system are a real experience. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça, Nazaré
Breakfast at hotel. Today you are on your way to explore Fátima one of the most important place of pilgrimage and one of the most important of the Roman Catholic Church. Continue to Batalha. The name comes from the Portuguese word for "battle". In Batalha you should look at the Gothic monastery from the 14th century. After a 20 minute drive you will find the impressive Monastery of Alcobaça. It was declared a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1989. In the small town of Nazaré you finally reach the Atlantic Ocean. The mighty waves of the Atlantic, which are prevalent here, give extreme insights into the Guinness Book of Record. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Porto
Breakfast at hotel. Today you will be able to spend the whole day exploring Porto. Its numerous, old churches have given the city its nickname "Baroque Town". The old town has been a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage since 1996. Visit the most important sights of the city and take a mini-cruise (50 minutes) on the Douro in old wine ships, the "barcosrabelos". Afterwards take a port wine tasting in a traditional port wine cellar from Vila Nova de Gaia. Popular photographs are among others. also the large entrance hall of the S. Bento station, decorated in 1930 wallpaper-like with blue-and-white tiles, and the steel double bridge Dom Luís I, a bold iron construction by the French engineer Gustave Eiffel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Guimarães, Braga
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Guimarães, the cradle of the nation. Visit the mighty Castelo de São Mamede Castle, which bears witness to the uncertain times of the birth of Portugal, and the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança. The spacious halls of the palace are tastefully decorated and give an insight into the way of life of the nobility in the 15th century .. Continue along the Minho region. Among the most important monuments are the remarkable cathedral Sé and the "Bom Jesus do Monte", a splendid Baroque pilgrimage church, perched high above the city of Braga. Return to your accommodation in Porto. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Coimbra, Óbidos
After breakfast drive to Coimbra, one of the oldest university cities in Europe. Do not miss to visit the oldest and probably the most beautiful library in Europe, BibliotecaJoanina, in the university in the highest part of the city, classified by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage. Have lunch in the restaurant '' O Trovador '' near Catedral da Sé. On the other side of the Mondego River is Portugal dos Pequenitos, a theme park where miniature replicas of various monuments and traditional houses of Portugal are found. Continue to visit Óbidos. From the stories of love and the medieval atmosphere, it is an inspiring suggestion for a romantic getaway or simply quiet stay. A famous beverage is Ginjinha de Óbidos, which can be enjoyed in several places, preferably in a chocolate glass. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Evora
Breakfast at hotel. Drive with your rental car southwards towards Évora in the province of Alentejo. The landscape is changing. It is flat and the vegetation is characterized by cereal fields, cork oaks and dry bushes under a always blue sky. The city has a lot of ancient and medieval architecture to offer. A stroll through the alleyways of the old town will take you back to the time of the Roman occupation. The Diana Temple, the castle and the aqueduct dating back to this period are also located. A special experience is a visit to the Capela dos Ossos (bone chapel). On the walls of the chapel, human bones, bones and skulls are piled up from the cemeteries of the many surrounding cathedrals. A bit odd and oppressive may be the visit, but certainly an experience and a lasting memory. Have a lovely romantic dinner in ‘’Jardim do Paço’’ Restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Costa Vicentina
Breakfast at hotel. From Évora, drive your car to Portugal's west coast to Vila Nova de Milfontes. Here you will find beautiful beaches like Praia das furnas, praia do farol and praia da franquia. Here is the true essence of Alentejo. You will get to know the original Costa Vicentina. We recommend taking the coastal road and enjoy the numerous beautiful panoramic views of the endless Atlantic Ocean. The south-west coast of Portugal is protected and forms the natural park "Parque Natural doSudoesteAlentejo e Costa Vicentina". When you are there, you will quickly see why you decided to protect this landscape in 1988 - it is simply beautiful! They always head south, and soon reach the Praia de Odeceixe and Praia do Amado. Explore the area by foot. You can walk for miles along the beautiful and wide sandy beach and let the soul dangle with the view of the water. Your hotel is located in Sagres half an hour from Praia do Amado. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Sagres
Breakfast at hotel. Now go to the coast. A truly impressive picture is presented when you approach Cabo de São Vicente. The lighthouse of the European mainland is on a 60-meter-high rock of the Cape. It was not by chance that this area in former times was called the "end of the world". In the harbor town of Sagres, the Portuguese Crown Prince Henry the Navigator founded his famous navigation school. You should not miss to stand on the platform at sunset. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Lagos
After breakfast, start your trip to Lagos. On a walk you will see the fortifications of the 15th century and the church "Igreja de Santo António" from the 18th century (exterior view). Through the pretty old town is a pedestrian zone with many boutiques and small squares. After the visit of the town, you will hike to "Praia da Luz". The Atlantic floods the beautiful rock and grotto landscape. Admire the whimsical form of the sea. At Ponta de Piedade, the tip of the spur of the sea extends far into the sea, you have a unique view of the coast. Enjoy a lunch on the beach and relax while sunbathing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Tavira
Breakfast at hotel. In Tavira, the "Venice of the Algarve", you will succumb to the charms of this city, marked by bridges and churches. Take a stop at Castro Marim, from where we can enjoy a breathtaking view over the Salinas and the Guadiana River to the Iberian neighbor country. Whether you want to relax and be a little quieter, a boat can take you to one of the outlying islands. The evenings are spent with a glass of good Portuguese wine on the coast and enjoy the grandiose view of the Atlantic. In the west, the sun goes down. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Departure
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport to catch a flight.
Days : 14 | Nights : 13