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Portugal is one of Europe’s oldest nations, and its landscape is dominated by castles and dramatic walled towns.
Then there are the mountains and the wide, sandy beaches, as well as the hearty homecooked food and world-class wine. Portugal has twelve UNESCO World Heritage sites, including towns such as Évora and Guimaräes.

Travel Facts about Portugal

Language: Portuguese, which has ten unique dialects.
Currency: Euro (€)
Geography: Including the perimeter of its islands, Portugal boasts 1793 kilometres of coastline. Its only neighbour is Spain.
Population: Ten million

Route Tours

Serra Da Estrella Itinerary

General Info

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Departure for a full day tour to discover the interior of the region. First stop in the city of Viseu, home of Viriato, the famous warrior who stood up to the Roman invasions. Walk through the very well-preserved historic center with its granite houses and monuments. On the way to the Serra da Estrela mountain range, we will visit a traditional cheese factory to learn more about its history and flavor. We continue our journey passing through Guarda, the highest city in the country, to reach Belmonte, a medieval village where an important Jewish community settled mainly from the 15th century onwards, it is also the birthplace of Pedro Álvares Cabral, in 1467. Next to the Church, there is Casa Brasil, where he lived until his death. We continue the journey, climbing to the top of Serra da Estrela, which with its 1995m is the highest mountain range in Portugal. We continue to the Bread Museum in Seia and finally return to Coimbra. End of services.

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Gallery

Templar's Roadmap

General Info

We leave Coimbra around 9:00 am and drive for almost 1 hour to the city of Tomar to visit the Convent of Christ, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, founded in 1160 by the Templars’ Grand Master, the building impresses with its cloisters and the Charola, which It was only built in the 17th century.

We continue to Fátima to visit the Sanctuary, an attraction in the region that receives thousands of pilgrims every year. We start the tour by entering the Basilica of Santíssima Trindade, then the Chapel of Apparitions, which is where the Saint appeared, and finally the Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Rosário de Fátima with its white interior and colorful stained glass windows.

We continue to Batalha, where the Dominican abbey of Santa Maria da Vitória, or Batalha Monastery, is located, a masterpiece of Portuguese Gothic architecture that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The building began to be built in 1386 and impresses with its Manueline details. Unfinished Chapels and the Royal Cloister.

We continue to Alcobaça where the largest church in Portugal is located, the Monastery of Sta. Maria de Alcobaça, which is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and was founded in 1153, being linked to the birth of the Portuguese nation with the tombs of King Pedro and his lover Inês de Castro, who was the first queen to be crowned after she was dead.

Finally, we head to Nazaré, a city known for its giant waves. Return to Coimbra.

Tour Inclusions

WineTour - Douro Valley

General Info

VISIT ONE OF THE BEST KNOWN WINE PRODUCERS IN THE REGION AND TASTE THE BEST PORT WINES.

Tour Inclusions
Itinerary

DOURO VALLEY – PINHÃO, PESO DA RÉGUA, MATEUS, AMARANTE.

We set out to meet the Douro Valley. We visited the picturesque village of Pinhão, and got to know the Rabelo boats that transported port wine to Vila Nova de Gaia. We will continue towards Peso da Régua, located on the bank of the Douro River, home to the old port wine production companies. We will visit a winery and have the opportunity to taste the famous wine (visit). Passing through the unforgettable wine landscapes of the Douro Valley (stops along the way). Arriving in Mateus we will visit the Solar and its gardens (visit). We continue to the city of Amarante with its privileged location. We will get to know São Gonçalo Church (visit), and its bridge (stop) and we will walk in the late afternoon through the streets of the Historic Center. End of services.

Portugal 6 Days Iterenary

Tour Inclusions
Tour Inclusions
Itinerary
Day 1: Jewish Tour in Portugal
Day 2: Coimbra – Tomar – Castelo Branco – Covilhã

Leaving Coimbra towards Tomar where we will visit its century-old Synagogue, the oldest in Portugal. The construction of the Convent of Christ begins with the Templar castle.

We continue our Jewish Route in Portugal, arriving in Castelo Branco, where the Casa da Memória Judaica in Castelo Branco is a must visit, divided into different areas portraying the Jewish presence in this city such as Amato Lusitano or Afonso de Paiva.

We continue to Covilhã, where the city’s Jewish community, since the 12th century and until its dilution, was the largest and most important in the Serra da Estrela Region and one of the largest and strongest in Portugal. At the end of the 15th century, there were at least three Hebrew centers. One within the walls next to Portas do Sol; the second, on the outside of the same bordering them, and the third would correspond to neighborhoods located close to the city. The latter should have its name linked to an area that would have been a refuge for persecuted Jews.

Day 3: Covilhã – Belmonte – Guarda

We continue our route towards Belmonte, a Portuguese land where the presence of Jews is strongest, standing out for having been a unique case, in the peninsular territory, of the permanence of Hebrew culture and tradition from the beginning of the 16th century until the present day. The Jewish community has been established there since the Middle Ages, and the Jewry then extended between the current streets of Fonte da Rosa and Direita. In 1297, the first synagogue in the village was inaugurated, which was later adapted to Christian worship. With the expulsion edict of D. Manuel, a group of crypto-Jews remained in Belmonte, which still exists today.

Despite the persecutions that they were often subjected to, these Children of Israel have maintained the basic customs of Judaism up to the present, subsisting in a closed community, in which women have been in charge of preserving and maintaining the tradition for 500 years. The isolation caused this community to lose the common use of Hebrew and many of the religious rites, but it allowed the religious basis of Judaism to be maintained. Only in 1989 did the Sephardim from Belmont effectively return to Judaism, officially founding the Jewish Community of Belmonte.

We follow our Jewish route to Guarda, where the Jewish community of Guarda was for long periods one of the most important in the country and is considered one of the oldest.

Day 4: Lamego – Douro Valley – Amarante – Porto

We leave for a visit to the City of Lamego where since the sec. XIV that the Jews of the then important city of Lamego occupied the area between the castle and the church of Stª. Mary of Almacave. In the century next the Jewish quarters were already two; the oldest (old Jewry), was located next to Porta do Sol, which corresponded to the new or back Jewry, next to the churchyard of the aforementioned church. In this neighborhood was located the synagogue in the old Rua da Esnoga. In 1436, there were more than 400 Jewish inhabitants of the two zones. Despite the Catholic religious importance of Lamego, the percentage of this number is extremely significant. From the reign of D. Duarte onwards, the two neighborhoods were closed off at night through doors placed for that purpose. These were located respectively on the street that opened onto the Praça (do Comércio) and on the one that opened onto the churchyard of Almacave. The current Rua Nova corresponded to the first case (plus Rua (Travessa) da Fonte Velha, Rua da Seara and Rua da Cruz) and even occupied Rua do Almacave. In Rua Nova (formerly the new Jewry) you can see a characteristic granite ogival portal (now with a Christian inscription). The ancient synagogue may have been here. José de Lamego, a Jewish shoemaker, was the one who received from Pêro da Covilhã in the city of Cairo the information that then allowed D. João II to know all the data referring to the East African, Arabian and Indian coasts that launched Vasco da Gama’s voyage . Rua da Seara and Rua da Cruz) and even occupied Rua do Almacave. In Rua Nova (formerly the new Jewry) you can see a characteristic granite ogival portal (now with a Christian inscription). The ancient synagogue may have been here. José de Lamego, a Jewish shoemaker, was the one who received from Pêro da Covilhã in the city of Cairo the information that then allowed D. João II to know all the data referring to the East African, Arabian and Indian coasts that launched Vasco da Gama’s voyage . Rua da Seara and Rua da Cruz) and even occupied Rua do Almacave. In Rua Nova (formerly the new Jewry) you can see a characteristic granite ogival portal (now with a Christian inscription). The ancient synagogue may have been here. José de Lamego, a Jewish shoemaker, was the one who received from Pêro da Covilhã in the city of Cairo the information that then allowed D. João II to know all the data referring to the East African, Arabian and Indian coasts that launched Vasco da Gama’s voyage .

We continue our journey to the most important tourist spots in Portugal, the Douro Valley where you can visit and discover one of the most important Portuguese products Port wine and admire a breathtaking view at the Miradouro de Casal de Loivos and visit the train station Pinhão train where the 24 tile panels show us the hard work in the production of the precious wine. This region was considered by Unesco as a World Heritage Site in 2001.

And now the reason that brought us to the Douro Valley, the visit to a Quinta, where for two hours we saw hectares of vineyards and their history and finally a wine tasting.

Day 5: Porto

City tour in Porto.

The city of Porto, which since the beginning of nationality had several Jewish quarters, saw D. João I, in 1386, order the Jews to concentrate in the Olival district, within the medieval walls. The new Jewish quarter bordered two of the gates of that wall, places that are still referenceable today: Olival and Escadas da Esnoga. The Synagogue was located on the site of the current convent of S. Bento da Vitória. During medieval times, Porto was home to one of the seven Jewish ombudsmen (autonomous administration of justice) in the country; that of Entre Douro e Minho. Already in the time of the New Christians, these, mainly linked to the mercantile bourgeoisie and the maritime business, were forced to settle on R.de S. Miguel, the main axis of the neighbourhood. A few years ago, the secret Synagogue (nº 9-11) was discovered here, whose Hejal is now preserved and can be visited. Visit to the Synagogue, as well as to all places of important tourist interest. Visit to one of the Cellars where Port Wine rests after having come from the Douro Valley, as well as a tasting. We continue to visit one of the most famous and beautiful bookshops in the world, Livraria Lello, then Porto Cathedral with a fantastic view of the city, Palácio da Bolsa, São Francisco Church. We will cross the Ponte de D. Luis, towards Gaia where we will visit one of the Port Wine cellars, to understand the whole production process of this unique wine that is Port wine.

Day 6: Porto – Aveiro – Coimbra

Departure from Porto to Aveiro known as the Portuguese Venice with its canals, formerly used for the transport of salt and moliça. Time to get to know and try their traditional sweets, the “ovos moles”, with a possible trip on the Moliceiro boat, these small boats that almost resemble gondolas. Visit to the salt pans, the salt industry, continues to be important in this center which for many years was dedicated to salting cod. Palheiros da Costa Nova are famous and authentic striped houses on the beach. Continuing our tour, we arrive at the City of Students. End of Services.

Leaving Coimbra towards Tomar where we will visit its century-old Synagogue, the oldest in Portugal. The construction of the Convent of Christ begins with the Templar castle.

We continue our Jewish Route in Portugal, arriving in Castelo Branco, where the Casa da Memória Judaica in Castelo Branco is a must visit, divided into different areas portraying the Jewish presence in this city such as Amato Lusitano or Afonso de Paiva.

We continue to Covilhã, where the city's Jewish community, since the 12th century and until its dilution, was the largest and most important in the Serra da Estrela Region and one of the largest and strongest in Portugal. At the end of the 15th century, there were at least three Hebrew centers. One within the walls next to Portas do Sol; the second, on the outside of the same bordering them, and the third would correspond to neighborhoods located close to the city. The latter should have its name linked to an area that would have been a refuge for persecuted Jews.

We continue our route towards Belmonte, a Portuguese land where the presence of Jews is strongest, standing out for having been a unique case, in the peninsular territory, of the permanence of Hebrew culture and tradition from the beginning of the 16th century until the present day. The Jewish community has been established there since the Middle Ages, and the Jewry then extended between the current streets of Fonte da Rosa and Direita. In 1297, the first synagogue in the village was inaugurated, which was later adapted to Christian worship. With the expulsion edict of D. Manuel, a group of crypto-Jews remained in Belmonte, which still exists today.

Despite the persecutions that they were often subjected to, these Children of Israel have maintained the basic customs of Judaism up to the present, subsisting in a closed community, in which women have been in charge of preserving and maintaining the tradition for 500 years. The isolation caused this community to lose the common use of Hebrew and many of the religious rites, but it allowed the religious basis of Judaism to be maintained. Only in 1989 did the Sephardim from Belmont effectively return to Judaism, officially founding the Jewish Community of Belmonte.

We follow our Jewish route to Guarda, where the Jewish community of Guarda was for long periods one of the most important in the country and is considered one of the oldest.

We leave for a visit to the City of Lamego where since the sec. XIV that the Jews of the then important city of Lamego occupied the area between the castle and the church of Stª. Mary of Almacave. In the century next the Jewish quarters were already two; the oldest (old Jewry), was located next to Porta do Sol, which corresponded to the new or back Jewry, next to the churchyard of the aforementioned church. In this neighborhood was located the synagogue in the old Rua da Esnoga. In 1436, there were more than 400 Jewish inhabitants of the two zones. Despite the Catholic religious importance of Lamego, the percentage of this number is extremely significant. From the reign of D. Duarte onwards, the two neighborhoods were closed off at night through doors placed for that purpose. These were located respectively on the street that opened onto the Praça (do Comércio) and on the one that opened onto the churchyard of Almacave. The current Rua Nova corresponded to the first case (plus Rua (Travessa) da Fonte Velha, Rua da Seara and Rua da Cruz) and even occupied Rua do Almacave. In Rua Nova (formerly the new Jewry) you can see a characteristic granite ogival portal (now with a Christian inscription). The ancient synagogue may have been here. José de Lamego, a Jewish shoemaker, was the one who received from Pêro da Covilhã in the city of Cairo the information that then allowed D. João II to know all the data referring to the East African, Arabian and Indian coasts that launched Vasco da Gama's voyage . Rua da Seara and Rua da Cruz) and even occupied Rua do Almacave. In Rua Nova (formerly the new Jewry) you can see a characteristic granite ogival portal (now with a Christian inscription). The ancient synagogue may have been here. José de Lamego, a Jewish shoemaker, was the one who received from Pêro da Covilhã in the city of Cairo the information that then allowed D. João II to know all the data referring to the East African, Arabian and Indian coasts that launched Vasco da Gama's voyage . Rua da Seara and Rua da Cruz) and even occupied Rua do Almacave. In Rua Nova (formerly the new Jewry) you can see a characteristic granite ogival portal (now with a Christian inscription). The ancient synagogue may have been here. José de Lamego, a Jewish shoemaker, was the one who received from Pêro da Covilhã in the city of Cairo the information that then allowed D. João II to know all the data referring to the East African, Arabian and Indian coasts that launched Vasco da Gama's voyage .

We continue our journey to the most important tourist spots in Portugal, the Douro Valley where you can visit and discover one of the most important Portuguese products Port wine and admire a breathtaking view at the Miradouro de Casal de Loivos and visit the train station Pinhão train where the 24 tile panels show us the hard work in the production of the precious wine. This region was considered by Unesco as a World Heritage Site in 2001.

And now the reason that brought us to the Douro Valley, the visit to a Quinta, where for two hours we saw hectares of vineyards and their history and finally a wine tasting.

City tour in Porto.

The city of Porto, which since the beginning of nationality had several Jewish quarters, saw D. João I, in 1386, order the Jews to concentrate in the Olival district, within the medieval walls. The new Jewish quarter bordered two of the gates of that wall, places that are still referenceable today: Olival and Escadas da Esnoga. The Synagogue was located on the site of the current convent of S. Bento da Vitória. During medieval times, Porto was home to one of the seven Jewish ombudsmen (autonomous administration of justice) in the country; that of Entre Douro e Minho. Already in the time of the New Christians, these, mainly linked to the mercantile bourgeoisie and the maritime business, were forced to settle on R.de S. Miguel, the main axis of the neighbourhood. A few years ago, the secret Synagogue (nº 9-11) was discovered here, whose Hejal is now preserved and can be visited. Visit to the Synagogue, as well as to all places of important tourist interest. Visit to one of the Cellars where Port Wine rests after having come from the Douro Valley, as well as a tasting. We continue to visit one of the most famous and beautiful bookshops in the world, Livraria Lello, then Porto Cathedral with a fantastic view of the city, Palácio da Bolsa, São Francisco Church. We will cross the Ponte de D. Luis, towards Gaia where we will visit one of the Port Wine cellars, to understand the whole production process of this unique wine that is Port wine.

Departure from Porto to Aveiro known as the Portuguese Venice with its canals, formerly used for the transport of salt and moliça. Time to get to know and try their traditional sweets, the “ovos moles”, with a possible trip on the Moliceiro boat, these small boats that almost resemble gondolas. Visit to the salt pans, the salt industry, continues to be important in this center which for many years was dedicated to salting cod. Palheiros da Costa Nova are famous and authentic striped houses on the beach. Continuing our tour, we arrive at the City of Students. End of Services.

8-day Itinerary: Portugal Iberico

General Info

Immerse yourself in the cultural and architectural heritage of Iberian Portugal.

Tour Inclusions
Itinerary
Day 1: ARRIVAL IN LISBON

Reception at the airport and private transfer to the Hotel in Lisbon. Rest of the day free for personal activities. Accommodation.

Day 2: LISBON

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. We begin our visit to the capital of Portugal, starting with the monumental neighborhood of Belém, from where the great expeditions in search of new worlds once departed. We make a first stop in front of the Padrão dos Descobrimentos and the Belém Tower, symbol of the city. Free time to try the famous pastéis de Belém in the pastry shop that claims its origin. Returning to the historic center of the capital of Portugal, we begin a walk through the alleys of Alfama with a visit to the Cathedral of Lisbon. we follow the elegant Avenida da Liberdade to Marquês de Pombal on the way to the hotel. Rest of the day free. Accommodation.

Day 3: LISBON / AZEITAO / ARRABIDA / SETUBAL / EVORA

After breakfast and check-out, we leave Lisbon, crossing the famous 25 de Abril Bridge, towards the Arrábida National Park, located by the sea, between Setúbal and the fishing village of Sesimbra. Stop in Azeitão for a guided visit to one of the reference cellars, with a tasting of muscat wine, characteristic of this region. We continue crossing the park, with its incomparable beauty, where the blue of the sea alternates with the green of the dense vegetation that covers the mountains, until we reach Setúbal, a city inhabited since ancient times by the Phoenicians and the Romans and today modern city ​​with a strong connection to the fishing industry. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon we continue crossing the plains as far as the eye can see with a landscape that combines sun, heat and a rhythm. It’s the Alentejo. Arriving in Évora, city ​​crowned by its imposing cathedral, and which keeps in its historic center, surrounded by a vast belt of walls, a valuable cultural heritage that UNESCO has listed as a World Heritage Site. We visit the city strolling through the narrow Moorish streets that contrast with squares flooded with light and based on two millennia of history. Accommodation in Évora.

Day 4: ÉVORA / ESTREMOZ / VILA VICOSA / EVORA

Departure after breakfast for a day of discovery in the unique region that is the Alentejo. We started the morning with a visit to a cork factory. Discover this unique product and see what can be done with it, in addition to the corks we are all familiar with. We then head to Estremoz, for a walk through the white and noble city that is divided into two nuclei that mark its evolution: the medieval houses next to the castle and, outside the walls, the modern town. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon we continue crossing the Alentejo plain until we reach Vila Viçosa, which has some important moments in the country’s history in its past. Here was established the House of the Dukes of Bragança, the most powerful noble family after the Royal House. We visited the Ducal Palace, today a museum whose collection is part of one of the last palaces of the royal family. Return to Évora at the end of the afternoon. Accommodation.

Day 5: ÉVORA / MONSARAZ / JABUGO / SEVILLE

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. We leave Évora towards Spain, with a first stop at the medieval village of Monsaraz, which has managed to maintain its characteristics over the centuries. A tour of Monsaraz is also a trip back in time, as it is a unique place where you can still find peace and tranquility forgotten by modern times. We then set off for the mountainous lands of Aracena, the natural habitat of the Iberian pig that feeds in freedom, contributing to the unmistakable flavor of the famous Jabugo ham. We visit a traditional “secadero” to discover the secrets of this famous gastronomic product and we will have the opportunity to taste it during lunch on site. In the afternoon we continue our journey and our destination is the capital of Andalusia, the vain Seville that lives to the rhythm of the sun, Flamenco and castanets.

Day 6: SEVILLE

After breakfast, we begin the visit, with a local guide, to this UNESCO World Heritage Site: the “Torre del Oro”, the “paseo” of Christopher Columbus where we find the “Mastreanza”, the bullring of triumphs indescribable, the charming neighborhood of Santa Cruz where the old Jewish quarter was located, the impressive cathedral, the third largest in the world, dominated by the bell tower “La Giralda”, Maria Luísa Park and Praça de Espanha. Rest of the day free. At night, we suggest an optional dinner  with a traditional Flamenco Show. Accommodation.

Day 7: SEVILLE / LOULE / FARO / VILAMOURA

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out and departure back to Portugal. We take the highway straight to the village of Loulé, where we visit the largest market in the region. Let yourself be enveloped by the colours, smells and sounds reminiscent of Arab markets, in a popular environment, which has been held since 1908 in the municipal market building, also known as the “Praça”. After a walk through the market, we head to Faro, the capital of the Algarve since 1756. In the historic center, we walk from Arco da Vila to the cathedral. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon we continue, crossing the Sotavento Algarvio to Vilamoura, currently one of the largest leisure resorts in Europe. Lodging in the region. VILAMOURA / SAGRES /

Day 8: LAGOS / LISBON

After breakfast at the hotel and check-out, we set out to discover the western Algarve. The first stop is in Sagres, a town that dates back to before the Roman conquest. The frequent presence of Infante D. Henrique, during the beginning of the Atlantic navigation and the discovery of the African coast to the Gulf of Guinea, forever associated this simple fishing port with the Discoveries. At Ponta de Sagres, a gigantic finger of stone pointing towards the ocean, some buildings still evoke the past of this place that is part of the history of the world, recalling Vila do Infante and the fortress that protected it. We continue to Lagos, one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the region. After the Celts and Phoenicians, it was the Arabs who in the 16th century X surrounded the city with walls, where they stayed until they were conquered by the Christians in 1249, year in which the village was integrated into Portuguese territory. Lunch at a traditional local restaurant. After lunch, we’ll head straight to Lisbon, where we’ll arrive in the late afternoon. Hotel in Lisbon. End of Services.

Reception at the airport and private transfer to the Hotel in Lisbon. Rest of the day free for personal activities. Accommodation.

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. We begin our visit to the capital of Portugal, starting with the monumental neighborhood of Belém, from where the great expeditions in search of new worlds once departed. We make a first stop in front of the Padrão dos Descobrimentos and the Belém Tower, symbol of the city. Free time to try the famous pastéis de Belém in the pastry shop that claims its origin. Returning to the historic center of the capital of Portugal, we begin a walk through the alleys of Alfama with a visit to the Cathedral of Lisbon. we follow the elegant Avenida da Liberdade to Marquês de Pombal on the way to the hotel. Rest of the day free. Accommodation.

After breakfast and check-out, we leave Lisbon, crossing the famous 25 de Abril Bridge, towards the Arrábida National Park, located by the sea, between Setúbal and the fishing village of Sesimbra. Stop in Azeitão for a guided visit to one of the reference cellars, with a tasting of muscat wine, characteristic of this region. We continue crossing the park, with its incomparable beauty, where the blue of the sea alternates with the green of the dense vegetation that covers the mountains, until we reach Setúbal, a city inhabited since ancient times by the Phoenicians and the Romans and today modern city ​​with a strong connection to the fishing industry. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon we continue crossing the plains as far as the eye can see with a landscape that combines sun, heat and a rhythm. It’s the Alentejo. Arriving in Évora, city ​​crowned by its imposing cathedral, and which keeps in its historic center, surrounded by a vast belt of walls, a valuable cultural heritage that UNESCO has listed as a World Heritage Site. We visit the city strolling through the narrow Moorish streets that contrast with squares flooded with light and based on two millennia of history. Accommodation in Évora.

Departure after breakfast for a day of discovery in the unique region that is the Alentejo. We started the morning with a visit to a cork factory. Discover this unique product and see what can be done with it, in addition to the corks we are all familiar with. We then head to Estremoz, for a walk through the white and noble city that is divided into two nuclei that mark its evolution: the medieval houses next to the castle and, outside the walls, the modern town. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon we continue crossing the Alentejo plain until we reach Vila Viçosa, which has some important moments in the country’s history in its past. Here was established the House of the Dukes of Bragança, the most powerful noble family after the Royal House. We visited the Ducal Palace, today a museum whose collection is part of one of the last palaces of the royal family. Return to Évora at the end of the afternoon. Accommodation.

We continue our journey to the most important tourist spots in Portugal, the Douro Valley where you can visit and discover one of the most important Portuguese products Port wine and admire a breathtaking view at the Miradouro de Casal de Loivos and visit the train station Pinhão train where the 24 tile panels show us the hard work in the production of the precious wine. This region was considered by Unesco as a World Heritage Site in 2001.

And now the reason that brought us to the Douro Valley, the visit to a Quinta, where for two hours we saw hectares of vineyards and their history and finally a wine tasting.

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. We leave Évora towards Spain, with a first stop at the medieval village of Monsaraz, which has managed to maintain its characteristics over the centuries. A tour of Monsaraz is also a trip back in time, as it is a unique place where you can still find peace and tranquility forgotten by modern times. We then set off for the mountainous lands of Aracena, the natural habitat of the Iberian pig that feeds in freedom, contributing to the unmistakable flavor of the famous Jabugo ham. We visit a traditional “secadero” to discover the secrets of this famous gastronomic product and we will have the opportunity to taste it during lunch on site. In the afternoon we continue our journey and our destination is the capital of Andalusia, the vain Seville that lives to the rhythm of the sun, Flamenco and castanets.

After breakfast, we begin the visit, with a local guide, to this UNESCO World Heritage Site: the “Torre del Oro”, the “paseo” of Christopher Columbus where we find the “Mastreanza”, the bullring of triumphs indescribable, the charming neighborhood of Santa Cruz where the old Jewish quarter was located, the impressive cathedral, the third largest in the world, dominated by the bell tower “La Giralda”, Maria Luísa Park and Praça de Espanha. Rest of the day free. At night, we suggest an optional dinner  with a traditional Flamenco Show. Accommodation.

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out and departure back to Portugal. We take the highway straight to the village of Loulé, where we visit the largest market in the region. Let yourself be enveloped by the colours, smells and sounds reminiscent of Arab markets, in a popular environment, which has been held since 1908 in the municipal market building, also known as the “Praça”. After a walk through the market, we head to Faro, the capital of the Algarve since 1756. In the historic center, we walk from Arco da Vila to the cathedral. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon we continue, crossing the Sotavento Algarvio to Vilamoura, currently one of the largest leisure resorts in Europe. Lodging in the region. VILAMOURA / SAGRES /

After breakfast at the hotel and check-out, we set out to discover the western Algarve. The first stop is in Sagres, a town that dates back to before the Roman conquest. The frequent presence of Infante D. Henrique, during the beginning of the Atlantic navigation and the discovery of the African coast to the Gulf of Guinea, forever associated this simple fishing port with the Discoveries. At Ponta de Sagres, a gigantic finger of stone pointing towards the ocean, some buildings still evoke the past of this place that is part of the history of the world, recalling Vila do Infante and the fortress that protected it. We continue to Lagos, one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the region. After the Celts and Phoenicians, it was the Arabs who in the 16th century X surrounded the city with walls, where they stayed until they were conquered by the Christians in 1249, year in which the village was integrated into Portuguese territory. Lunch at a traditional local restaurant. After lunch, we’ll head straight to Lisbon, where we’ll arrive in the late afternoon. Hotel in Lisbon. End of Services.

8-day Itinerary: Portugal

Tour Inclusions
Itinerary
Day 1: PORTO

We start our day with a tour of the city of Porto, the 2nd largest Portuguese city considered the European destination of the year 2014, Porto best known for its Invicta city. Oporto bathed by the banks of the Douro river, the city is full of historical monuments worthy of a visit, especially the Clérigos Tower, Palácio da Bolsa, sé do Porto or even Livraria Lelo. The old downtown area is quite well preserved as in recent years it has undergone several improvements that impress all those who pass by, the narrow alleys hide small taverns where typical northern cuisine stands out, with clear emphasis on the famous Francesinha, the most famous dish of that region. region, the famous Port Wine cellars stand out on the other side of the Douro bank where we find the best “balcony” for all of downtown Porto and the Ribeira district, our tour includes a visit to a cellar and Port wine tasting and a boat trip on the Douro river where you will travel over the famous 6 bridges that connect Porto to the city of Gaia. The Dom Luis I Bridge with its unique architecture, completed its construction in 1888 with 2 decks where vehicles, people and train share almost the same track. Return to origin.

Day 2: BRAGA / GUIMARAES

We leave the city of Porto in the morning towards Braga city of Romans and later “city of archbishops”, Braga is one of the main religious centers of Portugal, where the Baroque predominates. We will discover its main places of worship, its historic center, its green landscapes and delight with the typical flavors of this famous region. We then continue to the city of Guimarães, considered the birthplace of Portugal, Guimarães offers us a magnificent historic center classified as World Heritage by UNESCO (2001). We will visit the corners of the 2012 European Capital of Culture city, where it is possible to appreciate the evolution of a city of medieval origin, which maintains its authenticity today. Return to origin.

Day 3: SANTIAGO / VALENCIA

We leave the city of Porto in the morning towards Santiago, due to the beauty and value of its monuments, the city of Compostela, in addition to being a reference in the field of pilgrimage along the famous Camino de Santiago, deserves the title of World Heritage. In 1993, 8 years later, the Camino de Santiago was also recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the most important pilgrimage centers in the Christian world, which is why and exactly related to this issue, one of the references of the Galician capital is its Cathedral built in honor of the Apostle Santiago El Mayor. A visit to the Cathedral, strolling through the Plaza del Obradoiro is a must for everyone who comes to Santiago de Compostela. Another of the monuments that make the City of Santiago an important city is its University with 500 years of history, which gives the city the university atmosphere that is breathed in the streets, and in the bars, due to its traditions. Even before returning to Porto, time for a visit to Valença do Minho, which has very remote origins. Its occupation dates back to very ancient times, the cave engravings that can be seen in certain places in certain parishes are irrefutable proof of a distant occupation in time. D. Afonso III’s inquiries also allude to dolmen-like buildings in the municipality of Valença. Coming from the most varied origins – Indo-European, Mediterranean and African – various peoples flocked to this region, attracted by the abundance of hunting and fishing, and by the fertility of the soil. Return to origin. Even before returning to Porto, time for a visit to Valença do Minho, which has very remote origins. Its occupation dates back to very ancient times, the cave engravings that can be seen in certain places in certain parishes are irrefutable proof of a distant occupation in time. D. Afonso III’s inquiries also allude to dolmen-like buildings in the municipality of Valença. Coming from the most varied origins – Indo-European, Mediterranean and African – various peoples flocked to this region, attracted by the abundance of hunting and fishing, and by the fertility of the soil. Return to origin. Even before returning to Porto, time for a visit to Valença do Minho, which has very remote origins. Its occupation dates back to very ancient times, the cave engravings that can be seen in certain places in certain parishes are irrefutable proof of a distant occupation in time. D. Afonso III’s inquiries also allude to dolmen-like buildings in the municipality of Valença. Coming from the most varied origins – Indo-European, Mediterranean and African – various peoples flocked to this region, attracted by the abundance of hunting and fishing, and by the fertility of the soil. Return to origin. the cave engravings that can be seen in certain places in certain parishes are irrefutable proof of an occupation far back in time. D. Afonso III’s inquiries also allude to dolmen-like buildings in the municipality of Valença. Coming from the most varied origins – Indo-European, Mediterranean and African – various peoples flocked to this region, attracted by the abundance of hunting and fishing, and by the fertility of the soil. Return to origin. the cave engravings that can be seen in certain places in certain parishes are irrefutable proof of an occupation far back in time. D. Afonso III’s inquiries also allude to dolmen-like buildings in the municipality of Valença. Coming from the most varied origins – Indo-European, Mediterranean and African – various peoples flocked to this region, attracted by the abundance of hunting and fishing, and by the fertility of the soil. Return to origin.

Day 4: AMARANT / RULER / PINION

We leave the city of Porto towards the Douro Valley A unique place, where the combination of climate, river, grapes and human effort gave rise to the first demarcated wine region in the world, for the production of Port Wine. A picturesque place, with verdant landscapes and exuberant nature, the Douro invites all its visitors to a temporary abstraction from reality, we begin our tour of Amarante, which is rich in historical and cultural heritage. Crossed by the river Tâmega and surrounded by mountains, this beautiful city proudly displays its 17th century houses, whose colorful wooden balconies adorn the narrow streets. The city of Amarante is characterized by its relationship with the mountains and the river, which us with its banks surrounded by trees, still passing through Calda de Moledo before arriving in Peso da Régua Peso and its origins remain unknown, but legend has it that a rural Roman house called “Villa Reguela” existed here. However, it grew from 1756, due to the creation of the Companhia Geral do Alto Douro Vinha Agricultura. Marquês de Pombal, who was the founder of the world’s first wine region, created this institution. Company warehouses were thus built in Peso da Régua, and the first “wine fairs” In 1998, it was classified as International Vine and Wine city. Its natural landscapes are absolutely unique, since the Alto Douro wine region has been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, we then depart Pinhão which is another base in the Douro Valley, where Port wine dominates the culture, the city is at the base of slopes covered with vines and spectacularly formed at the confluence of the Douro rivers, highlighting the fabulous train station with its typical Portuguese tile panels. Return to origin.

Day 5: AVIRO / COIMBRA

We start our day with a farewell in the city of Porto towards Aveiro, affectionately known as The Portuguese Venice. Anyone who hears about the city of Aveiro immediately associates it with its gastronomic ex-libris the Ovos-Moles, heritage of the Aveiro conventual tradition, then Coimbra of narrow streets, courtyards, stairs and medieval arches, Coimbra bathed by the Mondego river was birthplace of six kings of Portugal and the First Dynasty, as well as the country’s first University and one of the oldest in the world, with the first registration as a university taking place in 1290. Coimbra is the land of students, but more than that, It is a land of traditions where the past and the future intersect, which is more enchanting when saying goodbye. We continue to the Hotel in Coimbra.

Day 6: FATIMA / BATALHA 7 NAZARE / OBIDOS

In the morning we leave the City of Students and head to Fátima with its Sanctuary which is one of the largest pilgrimage centers to the Virgin Mary in the Catholic world, the famous Sanctuary of Fátima attracts about 6 million pilgrims who visit the Basilica of Nossa Senhora, the Capelinha das Apariões and the house of the Three Shepherds in Cova da Iria, after such a rich day we head to the city of Porto to stay. We then head to Batalha, the city that is home to the Dominican Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We then head to Nazaré for a walk in the narrow streets, chatting and photographing the “woman with the seven skirts”, eating some fresh fish and going up to the Pederneira and Sítio viewpoints and then going down to the beach using the century-old elevator. Gone are the days when there was no beach because of the sea’s insistence on advancing inland. For this reason, until the 16th century, the Nazarenes lived in Pederneira and in the local Sítio that, together with Praia, make up Nazaré. Last visit of the day will be in the charming medieval village of Óbidos surrounded by the imposing 14th century walls that make up a very well preserved castle. We will go through its walls and landscapes of small alleys and churches, at the end time to taste the famous Ginjinha de Óbidos. after such a rich day we head to the city of Lisbon to the Hotel. Last visit of the day will be in the charming medieval village of Óbidos surrounded by the imposing 14th century walls that make up a very well preserved castle. We will go through its walls and landscapes of small alleys and churches, at the end time to taste the famous Ginjinha de Óbidos. after such a rich day we head to the city of Lisbon to the Hotel. Last visit of the day will be in the charming medieval village of Óbidos surrounded by the imposing 14th century walls that make up a very well preserved castle. We will go through its walls and landscapes of small alleys and churches, at the end time to taste the famous Ginjinha de Óbidos. after such a rich day we head to the city of Lisbon to the Hotel.

Day 7: EVORA / MONSARAZ

In the morning we leave Lisbon towards Évora located in the Alentejo region one of the main attractions of Évora is the Capela dos Ossos, where hundreds of human bones exposed on the walls and ceiling will certainly be engraved in your memory the abundance of monuments in the city led to its Classification as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, highlighting the famous Chapel of Bones, Sé de Évora and the Roman Temple. This is followed by a visit to Herdade do Esporão, where the almost endless stretches of green fields manage to withstand the scorching heat of the Alentejo summer, all thanks to the modern irrigation system that automatically delivers the necessary drops to each vine foot so that production is optimized, surrounded by several hectares of planted area, this is the first impression you have as soon as you enter Esporão. Lastly, but not least we will visit Reguengos the village of Monsaraz is currently the balcony of the Great Lake of Alqueva that allows you to enjoy beautiful boat trips between hundreds of islands and hidden corners that knows very well to captivate our eyes, constituting one of the most beautiful Tourist postcards from Portugal. Its surroundings take our imagination back for many centuries and the presence of more than 150 megalithic monuments gives us the pleasure of walking through stories that are more than five thousand years old. In addition to a rich historical heritage and magnificent and preserved landscapes, the council has a strong identity marked by traditional uses and customs in handicrafts, where it is mandatory to make special reference to São Pedro do Coval, the largest pottery center in Portugal, still in terms of gastronomy. and the wines of the region.

Day 8: SINTRA / CASCAIS / ESTORIL

We started our day with a fabulous tour of Lisbon, which is an illuminated city. The Tagus and the sun, almost always present, make the Portuguese capital a mirror of color in which the beauty and architectural contrasts do not go unnoticed in this city with blue skies all year round and a mild winter. mouths of the world. After lunch, the picturesque city of Sintra, once much appreciated by the Portuguese and European bourgeoisie, has a rich collection of palaces such as Pena, considered one of the most beautiful palaces in the world, followed by the Seteais palace, famous for its beautiful unique gardens. in Portugal. Still time for a visit to Cascais, considered by many to be the Portuguese Riviera, the Estoril and Cascais combination is full of glamor and charisma. With many attractions in a small space and exceptional setting in terms of nature, culture and heritage. Return to origin. End of services.

We start our day with a tour of the city of Porto, the 2nd largest Portuguese city considered the European destination of the year 2014, Porto best known for its Invicta city. Oporto bathed by the banks of the Douro river, the city is full of historical monuments worthy of a visit, especially the Clérigos Tower, Palácio da Bolsa, sé do Porto or even Livraria Lelo. The old downtown area is quite well preserved as in recent years it has undergone several improvements that impress all those who pass by, the narrow alleys hide small taverns where typical northern cuisine stands out, with clear emphasis on the famous Francesinha, the most famous dish of that region. region, the famous Port Wine cellars stand out on the other side of the Douro bank where we find the best “balcony” for all of downtown Porto and the Ribeira district, our tour includes a visit to a cellar and Port wine tasting and a boat trip on the Douro river where you will travel over the famous 6 bridges that connect Porto to the city of Gaia. The Dom Luis I Bridge with its unique architecture, completed its construction in 1888 with 2 decks where vehicles, people and train share almost the same track. Return to origin.

We leave the city of Porto in the morning towards Braga city of Romans and later “city of archbishops”, Braga is one of the main religious centers of Portugal, where the Baroque predominates. We will discover its main places of worship, its historic center, its green landscapes and delight with the typical flavors of this famous region. We then continue to the city of Guimarães, considered the birthplace of Portugal, Guimarães offers us a magnificent historic center classified as World Heritage by UNESCO (2001). We will visit the corners of the 2012 European Capital of Culture city, where it is possible to appreciate the evolution of a city of medieval origin, which maintains its authenticity today. Return to origin.

We leave the city of Porto in the morning towards Santiago, due to the beauty and value of its monuments, the city of Compostela, in addition to being a reference in the field of pilgrimage along the famous Camino de Santiago, deserves the title of World Heritage. In 1993, 8 years later, the Camino de Santiago was also recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the most important pilgrimage centers in the Christian world, which is why and exactly related to this issue, one of the references of the Galician capital is its Cathedral built in honor of the Apostle Santiago El Mayor. A visit to the Cathedral, strolling through the Plaza del Obradoiro is a must for everyone who comes to Santiago de Compostela. Another of the monuments that make the City of Santiago an important city is its University with 500 years of history, which gives the city the university atmosphere that is breathed in the streets, and in the bars, due to its traditions. Even before returning to Porto, time for a visit to Valença do Minho, which has very remote origins. Its occupation dates back to very ancient times, the cave engravings that can be seen in certain places in certain parishes are irrefutable proof of a distant occupation in time. D. Afonso III’s inquiries also allude to dolmen-like buildings in the municipality of Valença. Coming from the most varied origins – Indo-European, Mediterranean and African – various peoples flocked to this region, attracted by the abundance of hunting and fishing, and by the fertility of the soil. Return to origin. Even before returning to Porto, time for a visit to Valença do Minho, which has very remote origins. Its occupation dates back to very ancient times, the cave engravings that can be seen in certain places in certain parishes are irrefutable proof of a distant occupation in time. D. Afonso III’s inquiries also allude to dolmen-like buildings in the municipality of Valença. Coming from the most varied origins – Indo-European, Mediterranean and African – various peoples flocked to this region, attracted by the abundance of hunting and fishing, and by the fertility of the soil. Return to origin. Even before returning to Porto, time for a visit to Valença do Minho, which has very remote origins. Its occupation dates back to very ancient times, the cave engravings that can be seen in certain places in certain parishes are irrefutable proof of a distant occupation in time. D. Afonso III’s inquiries also allude to dolmen-like buildings in the municipality of Valença. Coming from the most varied origins – Indo-European, Mediterranean and African – various peoples flocked to this region, attracted by the abundance of hunting and fishing, and by the fertility of the soil. Return to origin. the cave engravings that can be seen in certain places in certain parishes are irrefutable proof of an occupation far back in time. D. Afonso III’s inquiries also allude to dolmen-like buildings in the municipality of Valença. Coming from the most varied origins – Indo-European, Mediterranean and African – various peoples flocked to this region, attracted by the abundance of hunting and fishing, and by the fertility of the soil. Return to origin. the cave engravings that can be seen in certain places in certain parishes are irrefutable proof of an occupation far back in time. D. Afonso III’s inquiries also allude to dolmen-like buildings in the municipality of Valença. Coming from the most varied origins – Indo-European, Mediterranean and African – various peoples flocked to this region, attracted by the abundance of hunting and fishing, and by the fertility of the soil. Return to origin.

We leave the city of Porto towards the Douro Valley A unique place, where the combination of climate, river, grapes and human effort gave rise to the first demarcated wine region in the world, for the production of Port Wine. A picturesque place, with verdant landscapes and exuberant nature, the Douro invites all its visitors to a temporary abstraction from reality, we begin our tour of Amarante, which is rich in historical and cultural heritage. Crossed by the river Tâmega and surrounded by mountains, this beautiful city proudly displays its 17th century houses, whose colorful wooden balconies adorn the narrow streets. The city of Amarante is characterized by its relationship with the mountains and the river, which us with its banks surrounded by trees, still passing through Calda de Moledo before arriving in Peso da Régua Peso and its origins remain unknown, but legend has it that a rural Roman house called “Villa Reguela” existed here. However, it grew from 1756, due to the creation of the Companhia Geral do Alto Douro Vinha Agricultura. Marquês de Pombal, who was the founder of the world’s first wine region, created this institution. Company warehouses were thus built in Peso da Régua, and the first “wine fairs” In 1998, it was classified as International Vine and Wine city. Its natural landscapes are absolutely unique, since the Alto Douro wine region has been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, we then depart Pinhão which is another base in the Douro Valley, where Port wine dominates the culture, the city is at the base of slopes covered with vines and spectacularly formed at the confluence of the Douro rivers, highlighting the fabulous train station with its typical Portuguese tile panels. Return to origin.

We start our day with a farewell in the city of Porto towards Aveiro, affectionately known as The Portuguese Venice. Anyone who hears about the city of Aveiro immediately associates it with its gastronomic ex-libris the Ovos-Moles, heritage of the Aveiro conventual tradition, then Coimbra of narrow streets, courtyards, stairs and medieval arches, Coimbra bathed by the Mondego river was birthplace of six kings of Portugal and the First Dynasty, as well as the country’s first University and one of the oldest in the world, with the first registration as a university taking place in 1290. Coimbra is the land of students, but more than that, It is a land of traditions where the past and the future intersect, which is more enchanting when saying goodbye. We continue to the Hotel in Coimbra.

In the morning we leave the City of Students and head to Fátima with its Sanctuary which is one of the largest pilgrimage centers to the Virgin Mary in the Catholic world, the famous Sanctuary of Fátima attracts about 6 million pilgrims who visit the Basilica of Nossa Senhora, the Capelinha das Apariões and the house of the Three Shepherds in Cova da Iria, after such a rich day we head to the city of Porto to stay. We then head to Batalha, the city that is home to the Dominican Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We then head to Nazaré for a walk in the narrow streets, chatting and photographing the “woman with the seven skirts”, eating some fresh fish and going up to the Pederneira and Sítio viewpoints and then going down to the beach using the century-old elevator. Gone are the days when there was no beach because of the sea’s insistence on advancing inland. For this reason, until the 16th century, the Nazarenes lived in Pederneira and in the local Sítio that, together with Praia, make up Nazaré. Last visit of the day will be in the charming medieval village of Óbidos surrounded by the imposing 14th century walls that make up a very well preserved castle. We will go through its walls and landscapes of small alleys and churches, at the end time to taste the famous Ginjinha de Óbidos. after such a rich day we head to the city of Lisbon to the Hotel. Last visit of the day will be in the charming medieval village of Óbidos surrounded by the imposing 14th century walls that make up a very well preserved castle. We will go through its walls and landscapes of small alleys and churches, at the end time to taste the famous Ginjinha de Óbidos. after such a rich day we head to the city of Lisbon to the Hotel. Last visit of the day will be in the charming medieval village of Óbidos surrounded by the imposing 14th century walls that make up a very well preserved castle. We will go through its walls and landscapes of small alleys and churches, at the end time to taste the famous Ginjinha de Óbidos. after such a rich day we head to the city of Lisbon to the Hotel.

In the morning we leave Lisbon towards Évora located in the Alentejo region one of the main attractions of Évora is the Capela dos Ossos, where hundreds of human bones exposed on the walls and ceiling will certainly be engraved in your memory the abundance of monuments in the city led to its Classification as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, highlighting the famous Chapel of Bones, Sé de Évora and the Roman Temple. This is followed by a visit to Herdade do Esporão, where the almost endless stretches of green fields manage to withstand the scorching heat of the Alentejo summer, all thanks to the modern irrigation system that automatically delivers the necessary drops to each vine foot so that production is optimized, surrounded by several hectares of planted area, this is the first impression you have as soon as you enter Esporão. Lastly, but not least we will visit Reguengos the village of Monsaraz is currently the balcony of the Great Lake of Alqueva that allows you to enjoy beautiful boat trips between hundreds of islands and hidden corners that knows very well to captivate our eyes, constituting one of the most beautiful Tourist postcards from Portugal. Its surroundings take our imagination back for many centuries and the presence of more than 150 megalithic monuments gives us the pleasure of walking through stories that are more than five thousand years old. In addition to a rich historical heritage and magnificent and preserved landscapes, the council has a strong identity marked by traditional uses and customs in handicrafts, where it is mandatory to make special reference to São Pedro do Coval, the largest pottery center in Portugal, still in terms of gastronomy. and the wines of the region.

We started our day with a fabulous tour of Lisbon, which is an illuminated city. The Tagus and the sun, almost always present, make the Portuguese capital a mirror of color in which the beauty and architectural contrasts do not go unnoticed in this city with blue skies all year round and a mild winter. mouths of the world. After lunch, the picturesque city of Sintra, once much appreciated by the Portuguese and European bourgeoisie, has a rich collection of palaces such as Pena, considered one of the most beautiful palaces in the world, followed by the Seteais palace, famous for its beautiful unique gardens. in Portugal. Still time for a visit to Cascais, considered by many to be the Portuguese Riviera, the Estoril and Cascais combination is full of glamor and charisma. With many attractions in a small space and exceptional setting in terms of nature, culture and heritage. Return to origin. End of services.

10-days Portugal Itinerary

General Info

The Gastronomy and Wine Tour of Portugal has been carefully prepared for you! Come and enjoy the Portuguese lifestyle at its finest. This tour will show you why Portuguese cuisine and wines are so special. With stops that include Lisbon, Sintra, Porto, Douro and Alentejo, you will have Port wine tastings in famous wineries and traditional Portuguese food, you will visit fishing villages, family farms with centuries of history and local markets.

  •  UNESCO World Heritage
  •  architectural treasures
  •  Natural and urban landscapes
  •  traditional gastronomy
  •  excellent wines

 

Our tours are always private (just you and our guide/driver).

Our guide will pick you up at the hotel, airport, cruise terminal or any other location of your choice.

Each tour day has a maximum duration of around 8 hours (hotel-tour-hotel).

Tour Inclusions
Itinerary
Day 1: Lisbon

Your guide will pick you up at the airport and take you on a tour of the famous Belém neighborhood, where you can taste the famous Pastéis de Belém. You will also have the opportunity to admire two monuments classified as World Heritage by Unesco; The Jeronimos Monastery and the Belém Tower.

Dinner

You will only feel that you have arrived in Portugal the moment you hear Fado. Dine in a famous Fado house and enjoy grilled codfish with baked potatoes and olive oil, in the oven, to the sound of a Fado show.

 Night in:  Lisbon

Day 2: Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais

Sintra is a village surrounded by a magnificent natural park, with castles and summer palaces, built by the Portuguese royal family. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and due to its natural beauty it is the most visited village in Portugal.

Serra de Sintra Natural Park

The Park has more than 200 species of vertebrates: 33 species of mammals, more than 160 species of birds, 12 species of amphibians, 20 species of reptiles and 9 species of freshwater fish.

Local products and crafts

As you walk through the historic center, you will find many old houses that, over the years, have been converted into small shops and bakeries, where you can buy local products, regional sweets and handicrafts.

Necklaces

The Colares wine region was defined in 1908, making it the second oldest demarcated region in the country. In 1865, the arrival of phylloxera in Portugal destroyed most of the country’s vineyards. In Colares, the ‘sand floor’ vines, due to the depth of the roots, did not allow the insect to propagate, as it did in other types of soil, and therefore the vines were not damaged. You will have the opportunity to taste this very special and unique wine.

Cape da Roca

Considered the westernmost point of continental Europe, it is located on a cliff 140 meters high, with one of the most beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Guincho Beach

It is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Lisbon region and was chosen for the recording of one of the scenes of the James Bond movie, ‘On Her Majesty’s Service’.

Cascais

Cascais is an old fishing village, which has managed to maintain its traditions over the centuries, combining them with aristocratic life.

Lunch

Taste fresh grilled fish at a seaside restaurant. Enjoy the view with a bottle of Vinho Verde to accompany your meal.

 Night in:  Lisbon

Day 3: Óbidos, Nazaré and Aveiro

This tour of the west coast of Portugal will offer you an unforgettable experience. Discover typical handicrafts, gastronomy, traditions and aromas in a unique atmosphere that characterizes the Oeste region.

Lourinhã

Lourinhã is one of the three demarcated wine brandy regions in the world, along with French brandy and Armagnac. You will experience the so-called ‘Aguardente’, so popular in Portugal and around the world.

Nazareth

A charming fishing village known around the world for the phenomenon of giant waves, and the perfect place to have lunch with fresh, grilled fish.

Aveiro

Considered the Portuguese Venice, where you will take a typical boat ride through the city’s canals and taste the famous regional sweets.

Lunch

In the village of Nazaré you can try grilled octopus with olive oil, garlic and mashed potatoes. A dish you will never forget!

 Night in:  Porto

Day 4: Porto

D.Luis metallic bridge

Inaugurated in 1886, it was designed by engineer Théophile Seyrig, a disciple of Gustave Eiffel. It connects the city of Porto with Vila Nova de Gaia, crossing the Douro River.

Port Wine Cellars

Port wine is internationally known for its quality and, although it is produced in the Douro Valley, the cellars are located in the city of Porto. You will see and taste this wonderful and unique wine.

Cruise on the Douro River

Enjoy the fantastic views of Porto, on a boat typical of the region, called ‘Rabelo’.

Sao Bento Railway Station

The Porto railway station built in the 20th century is one of the most beautiful in the country. It has a glass and iron structure and is decorated with twenty thousand tiles that illustrate the evolution of transport and important events in the history and lifestyle of the Portuguese.

Clérigos Church and Tower

It is a symbol of the city and the country. This baroque church, from the 18th century, is the work of the Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni.

Gothic Church of San Francisco

The Church of São Francisco was classified as a National Monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its extraordinary decoration in gilded carving, making it unique in the country.

Cathedral of Porto

The Cathedral of the city of Porto, located in the heart of the historic center of the city of Porto, is one of the main and oldest monuments in Portugal.

Stock Exchange Palace

Located in the center of Porto, it was built in 1834, in neo-classical style, by the Associação Comercial do Porto.

Lunch

The Francesinha in Porto is a must! Go to a local restaurant famous for cooking the best Francesinha in Portugal.

 Night in:  Porto

Day 5: Douro Valley

Explore one of the most beautiful regions of Portugal: the Douro Valley is the oldest demarcated wine region in the world and classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will visit a local Quinta where you can learn about wine culture and the region and taste the much appreciated Douro wine.

Village of Pinhão

The railway station became known for the 24 tile panels that portray the landscapes of the Douro valley.

Lunch

There’s nothing better than having lunch at a family farm surrounded by vineyards and with the Douro Valley as a backdrop.

 Night in:  Porto

Day 6: Alto Minho

A unique tour that highlights the charms of the Alto Minho region. Throughout the day, we will visit the historic centers of Valença, Monção and Melgaço and local wineries with vineyards and cellars with centuries of history.

Green wine

Vinho Verde is produced in the largest demarcated region in Portugal. It is a young and fresh wine, perfect for hot summer days.

Valencia

Valença is located at the top of a valley. Come with us and visit the fortress and enjoy the most fantastic views over the river Minho.

Monsoon

Small fortified village known for its wine, customs and traditions. Walk through the medieval center of Monção and appreciate this small Portuguese village.

Melgaço

Surrounded by vineyards and the mountains of the Peneda-Gerês National Park, with a breathtaking view.

Lunch

Visit a local winery and enjoy a delicious meal, prepared especially for you, accompanied by the famous “Vinho Verde” of the house.

 Night in:  Porto

Day 7: Coimbra

This tour will take you on a fantastic journey into the past. Visit two of the most important UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Portugal: Coimbra and Tomar.

Coimbra

Known as the city of students, it offers centuries of culture and history. Here you will visit the oldest University in Portugal and the Library of D. João V and walk through the historic center of the city.

Bairrada Region

The Bairrada region is famous for its sparkling wines, especially appreciated when accompanied by the region’s traditional dish: roast suckling pig. The meat is so tender and the skin is so crunchy and tasty that it has become one of the most requested dishes in Portugal. Served with fries and a salad! Lunch will be followed by a visit to the oldest winery in the region.

 Night in:  Marvão

Day 8: Marvão, Elvas and Vila Viçosa

Marvão

Marvão is considered one of the most spectacular fortified villages in the country. Located at the top of Serra de São Mamede, you can enjoy the most splendid views of the region.

Elvas

Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it holds what is considered the largest military building, as well as churches and monasteries of unique beauty.

Vila Viçosa

Surrounded by natural beauty, it is a hidden gem, full of history and cultural interest.

Lunch

The Alentejo region is famous for its Iberian black pig. This is raised in the vast plains of Alentejo, in freedom, with a diet based on acorns, so its meat is full of flavor, juicy and delicious.

 Night in:  Évora

Day 9: Évora and Monsaraz

Évora is the capital of Alto Alentejo and classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 1986.

Church of San Francisco

The Convent of São Francisco was the first house of the Franciscan Order in Portugal, having been founded in the 12th century. The Church of São Francisco was remodeled at the end of the 19th century. XV, and is of Gothic-Manueline architecture. It is related to the events that marked the period of maritime expansion and is one of the most beautiful churches in Portugal.

Chapel of Bones

The Capela dos Ossos is one of the best-known monuments in Évora and is located in what remains of the former Convent of São Francisco. It was built in the 17th century on the initiative of three friars with the aim of transmitting the message of the transience and fragility of human life. At the entrance, the notice: “We bones that are here, we wait for yours”. The walls and eight pillars of the church are covered with about 5000 human skulls and countless bones, from the city’s cemeteries.

Roman Temple of Évora

The Roman Temple of Évora was built at the beginning of the 1st century AD and is located in the historic center of the city, being one of the best known landmarks of the city and a symbol of the Roman presence in Portuguese territory.

Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption

Better known as Sé de Évora, it is the largest medieval cathedral in Portugal. Its construction began in 1186 and was consecrated in 1204, later completed in 1250. It is a fascinating granite monument that marks the transition from the Romanesque to the Gothic style.

Local Winery

Place where you will get to know how local wineries work, learn more about their wines and taste them in the cellar. The tasting will be accompanied by regional products, such as cheese, toast and chorizo.

Cork shop and factory

Cork is a plant material, 100% natural, derived from the bark of the cork oak tree.
It can be extracted every 9 years and has several uses, such as floor coverings, the manufacture of musical instruments, decorative items and clothing. Considered the most important industry in Portugal, with an area of ​​730,000 hectares of cork oak forests, it is responsible for more than 50% of world cork production.

S. Pedro do Corval

Small and typical Alentejo village where you can find about 35 potteries, an art of great tradition in Alentejo, for this reason the village is known as the capital of potteries.

Monsaraz

Medieval village conquered by the Moors in the 12th century. It played, over time, a very important role in the surveillance of the Guadiana River, after the border with Spain. The beauty and state of conservation of the village of Monsaraz are impressive, making it a museum village, unique in the region. From the top of the castle walls, built by D. Dinis in the 14th century and classified as a National Monument, we can see the entire village with white painted houses and slate roofs and the Alqueva dam.

Lunch

With so many different traditional dishes and flavors, Portugal has something for everyone. Why not try a little bit of everything? You will visit a local restaurant that will serve you the best Portuguese tapas. This is a great option for those who want to try different Portuguese dishes.

 Night in:  Lisbon

Day 10: Drop off at Lisbon Airport or Hotel

Your guide will pick you up at the airport and take you on a tour of the famous Belém neighborhood, where you can taste the famous Pastéis de Belém. You will also have the opportunity to admire two monuments classified as World Heritage by Unesco; The Jeronimos Monastery and the Belém Tower.

Dinner

You will only feel that you have arrived in Portugal the moment you hear Fado. Dine in a famous Fado house and enjoy grilled codfish with baked potatoes and olive oil, in the oven, to the sound of a Fado show.

 Night in:  Lisbon

Sintra is a village surrounded by a magnificent natural park, with castles and summer palaces, built by the Portuguese royal family. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and due to its natural beauty it is the most visited village in Portugal.

Serra de Sintra Natural Park

The Park has more than 200 species of vertebrates: 33 species of mammals, more than 160 species of birds, 12 species of amphibians, 20 species of reptiles and 9 species of freshwater fish.

Local products and crafts

As you walk through the historic center, you will find many old houses that, over the years, have been converted into small shops and bakeries, where you can buy local products, regional sweets and handicrafts.

Necklaces

The Colares wine region was defined in 1908, making it the second oldest demarcated region in the country. In 1865, the arrival of phylloxera in Portugal destroyed most of the country’s vineyards. In Colares, the ‘sand floor’ vines, due to the depth of the roots, did not allow the insect to propagate, as it did in other types of soil, and therefore the vines were not damaged. You will have the opportunity to taste this very special and unique wine.

Cape da Roca

Considered the westernmost point of continental Europe, it is located on a cliff 140 meters high, with one of the most beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Guincho Beach

It is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Lisbon region and was chosen for the recording of one of the scenes of the James Bond movie, ‘On Her Majesty’s Service’.

Cascais

Cascais is an old fishing village, which has managed to maintain its traditions over the centuries, combining them with aristocratic life.

Lunch

Taste fresh grilled fish at a seaside restaurant. Enjoy the view with a bottle of Vinho Verde to accompany your meal.

 Night in:  Lisbon

This tour of the west coast of Portugal will offer you an unforgettable experience. Discover typical handicrafts, gastronomy, traditions and aromas in a unique atmosphere that characterizes the Oeste region.

Lourinhã

Lourinhã is one of the three demarcated wine brandy regions in the world, along with French brandy and Armagnac. You will experience the so-called ‘Aguardente’, so popular in Portugal and around the world.

Nazareth

A charming fishing village known around the world for the phenomenon of giant waves, and the perfect place to have lunch with fresh, grilled fish.

Aveiro

Considered the Portuguese Venice, where you will take a typical boat ride through the city’s canals and taste the famous regional sweets.

Lunch

In the village of Nazaré you can try grilled octopus with olive oil, garlic and mashed potatoes. A dish you will never forget!

 Night in:  Porto

D.Luis metallic bridge

Inaugurated in 1886, it was designed by engineer Théophile Seyrig, a disciple of Gustave Eiffel. It connects the city of Porto with Vila Nova de Gaia, crossing the Douro River.

Port Wine Cellars

Port wine is internationally known for its quality and, although it is produced in the Douro Valley, the cellars are located in the city of Porto. You will see and taste this wonderful and unique wine.

Cruise on the Douro River

Enjoy the fantastic views of Porto, on a boat typical of the region, called ‘Rabelo’.

Sao Bento Railway Station

The Porto railway station built in the 20th century is one of the most beautiful in the country. It has a glass and iron structure and is decorated with twenty thousand tiles that illustrate the evolution of transport and important events in the history and lifestyle of the Portuguese.

Clérigos Church and Tower

It is a symbol of the city and the country. This baroque church, from the 18th century, is the work of the Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni.

Gothic Church of San Francisco

The Church of São Francisco was classified as a National Monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its extraordinary decoration in gilded carving, making it unique in the country.

Cathedral of Porto

The Cathedral of the city of Porto, located in the heart of the historic center of the city of Porto, is one of the main and oldest monuments in Portugal.

Stock Exchange Palace

Located in the center of Porto, it was built in 1834, in neo-classical style, by the Associação Comercial do Porto.

Lunch

The Francesinha in Porto is a must! Go to a local restaurant famous for cooking the best Francesinha in Portugal.

 Night in:  Porto

Explore one of the most beautiful regions of Portugal: the Douro Valley is the oldest demarcated wine region in the world and classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will visit a local Quinta where you can learn about wine culture and the region and taste the much appreciated Douro wine.

Village of Pinhão

The railway station became known for the 24 tile panels that portray the landscapes of the Douro valley.

Lunch

There’s nothing better than having lunch at a family farm surrounded by vineyards and with the Douro Valley as a backdrop.

 Night in:  Porto

A unique tour that highlights the charms of the Alto Minho region. Throughout the day, we will visit the historic centers of Valença, Monção and Melgaço and local wineries with vineyards and cellars with centuries of history.

Green wine

Vinho Verde is produced in the largest demarcated region in Portugal. It is a young and fresh wine, perfect for hot summer days.

Valencia

Valença is located at the top of a valley. Come with us and visit the fortress and enjoy the most fantastic views over the river Minho.

Monsoon

Small fortified village known for its wine, customs and traditions. Walk through the medieval center of Monção and appreciate this small Portuguese village.

Melgaço

Surrounded by vineyards and the mountains of the Peneda-Gerês National Park, with a breathtaking view.

Lunch

Visit a local winery and enjoy a delicious meal, prepared especially for you, accompanied by the famous “Vinho Verde” of the house.

 Night in:  Porto

This tour will take you on a fantastic journey into the past. Visit two of the most important UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Portugal: Coimbra and Tomar.

Coimbra

Known as the city of students, it offers centuries of culture and history. Here you will visit the oldest University in Portugal and the Library of D. João V and walk through the historic center of the city.

Bairrada Region

The Bairrada region is famous for its sparkling wines, especially appreciated when accompanied by the region’s traditional dish: roast suckling pig. The meat is so tender and the skin is so crunchy and tasty that it has become one of the most requested dishes in Portugal. Served with fries and a salad! Lunch will be followed by a visit to the oldest winery in the region.

 Night in:  Marvão

Marvão

Marvão is considered one of the most spectacular fortified villages in the country. Located at the top of Serra de São Mamede, you can enjoy the most splendid views of the region.

Elvas

Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it holds what is considered the largest military building, as well as churches and monasteries of unique beauty.

Vila Viçosa

Surrounded by natural beauty, it is a hidden gem, full of history and cultural interest.

Lunch

The Alentejo region is famous for its Iberian black pig. This is raised in the vast plains of Alentejo, in freedom, with a diet based on acorns, so its meat is full of flavor, juicy and delicious.

 Night in:  Évora

Évora is the capital of Alto Alentejo and classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 1986.

Church of San Francisco

The Convent of São Francisco was the first house of the Franciscan Order in Portugal, having been founded in the 12th century. The Church of São Francisco was remodeled at the end of the 19th century. XV, and is of Gothic-Manueline architecture. It is related to the events that marked the period of maritime expansion and is one of the most beautiful churches in Portugal.

Chapel of Bones

The Capela dos Ossos is one of the best-known monuments in Évora and is located in what remains of the former Convent of São Francisco. It was built in the 17th century on the initiative of three friars with the aim of transmitting the message of the transience and fragility of human life. At the entrance, the notice: “We bones that are here, we wait for yours”. The walls and eight pillars of the church are covered with about 5000 human skulls and countless bones, from the city’s cemeteries.

Roman Temple of Évora

The Roman Temple of Évora was built at the beginning of the 1st century AD and is located in the historic center of the city, being one of the best known landmarks of the city and a symbol of the Roman presence in Portuguese territory.

Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption

Better known as Sé de Évora, it is the largest medieval cathedral in Portugal. Its construction began in 1186 and was consecrated in 1204, later completed in 1250. It is a fascinating granite monument that marks the transition from the Romanesque to the Gothic style.

Local Winery

Place where you will get to know how local wineries work, learn more about their wines and taste them in the cellar. The tasting will be accompanied by regional products, such as cheese, toast and chorizo.

Cork shop and factory

Cork is a plant material, 100% natural, derived from the bark of the cork oak tree.
It can be extracted every 9 years and has several uses, such as floor coverings, the manufacture of musical instruments, decorative items and clothing. Considered the most important industry in Portugal, with an area of ​​730,000 hectares of cork oak forests, it is responsible for more than 50% of world cork production.

S. Pedro do Corval

Small and typical Alentejo village where you can find about 35 potteries, an art of great tradition in Alentejo, for this reason the village is known as the capital of potteries.

Monsaraz

Medieval village conquered by the Moors in the 12th century. It played, over time, a very important role in the surveillance of the Guadiana River, after the border with Spain. The beauty and state of conservation of the village of Monsaraz are impressive, making it a museum village, unique in the region. From the top of the castle walls, built by D. Dinis in the 14th century and classified as a National Monument, we can see the entire village with white painted houses and slate roofs and the Alqueva dam.

Lunch

With so many different traditional dishes and flavors, Portugal has something for everyone. Why not try a little bit of everything? You will visit a local restaurant that will serve you the best Portuguese tapas. This is a great option for those who want to try different Portuguese dishes.

 Night in:  Lisbon

Route Tours

Serra Da Estrella Itinerary

General Info

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Departure for a full day tour to discover the interior of the region. First stop in the city of Viseu, home of Viriato, the famous warrior who stood up to the Roman invasions. Walk through the very well-preserved historic center with its granite houses and monuments. On the way to the Serra da Estrela mountain range, we will visit a traditional cheese factory to learn more about its history and flavor. We continue our journey passing through Guarda, the highest city in the country, to reach Belmonte, a medieval village where an important Jewish community settled mainly from the 15th century onwards, it is also the birthplace of Pedro Álvares Cabral, in 1467. Next to the Church, there is Casa Brasil, where he lived until his death. We continue the journey, climbing to the top of Serra da Estrela, which with its 1995m is the highest mountain range in Portugal. We continue to the Bread Museum in Seia and finally return to Coimbra. End of services.

Tour Inclusions

Templar's Roadmap

General Info

We leave Coimbra around 9:00 am and drive for almost 1 hour to the city of Tomar to visit the Convent of Christ, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, founded in 1160 by the Templars’ Grand Master, the building impresses with its cloisters and the Charola, which It was only built in the 17th century.

We continue to Fátima to visit the Sanctuary, an attraction in the region that receives thousands of pilgrims every year. We start the tour by entering the Basilica of Santíssima Trindade, then the Chapel of Apparitions, which is where the Saint appeared, and finally the Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Rosário de Fátima with its white interior and colorful stained glass windows.

We continue to Batalha, where the Dominican abbey of Santa Maria da Vitória, or Batalha Monastery, is located, a masterpiece of Portuguese Gothic architecture that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The building began to be built in 1386 and impresses with its Manueline details. Unfinished Chapels and the Royal Cloister.

We continue to Alcobaça where the largest church in Portugal is located, the Monastery of Sta. Maria de Alcobaça, which is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and was founded in 1153, being linked to the birth of the Portuguese nation with the tombs of King Pedro and his lover Inês de Castro, who was the first queen to be crowned after she was dead.

Finally, we head to Nazaré, a city known for its giant waves. Return to Coimbra.

Tour Inclusions

WineTour - Douro Valley

General Info

VISIT ONE OF THE BEST KNOWN WINE PRODUCERS IN THE REGION AND TASTE THE BEST PORT WINES.

Tour Inclusions
Itinerary

DOURO VALLEY – PINHÃO, PESO DA RÉGUA, MATEUS, AMARANTE.

We set out to meet the Douro Valley. We visited the picturesque village of Pinhão, and got to know the Rabelo boats that transported port wine to Vila Nova de Gaia. We will continue towards Peso da Régua, located on the bank of the Douro River, home to the old port wine production companies. We will visit a winery and have the opportunity to taste the famous wine (visit). Passing through the unforgettable wine landscapes of the Douro Valley (stops along the way). Arriving in Mateus we will visit the Solar and its gardens (visit). We continue to the city of Amarante with its privileged location. We will get to know São Gonçalo Church (visit), and its bridge (stop) and we will walk in the late afternoon through the streets of the Historic Center. End of services.

Portugal 6 Days Iterenary

Tour Inclusions
Tour Inclusions
Itinerary
Day 1: Jewish Tour in Portugal
Day 2: Coimbra – Tomar – Castelo Branco – Covilhã

Leaving Coimbra towards Tomar where we will visit its century-old Synagogue, the oldest in Portugal. The construction of the Convent of Christ begins with the Templar castle.

We continue our Jewish Route in Portugal, arriving in Castelo Branco, where the Casa da Memória Judaica in Castelo Branco is a must visit, divided into different areas portraying the Jewish presence in this city such as Amato Lusitano or Afonso de Paiva.

We continue to Covilhã, where the city’s Jewish community, since the 12th century and until its dilution, was the largest and most important in the Serra da Estrela Region and one of the largest and strongest in Portugal. At the end of the 15th century, there were at least three Hebrew centers. One within the walls next to Portas do Sol; the second, on the outside of the same bordering them, and the third would correspond to neighborhoods located close to the city. The latter should have its name linked to an area that would have been a refuge for persecuted Jews.

Day 3: Covilhã – Belmonte – Guarda

We continue our route towards Belmonte, a Portuguese land where the presence of Jews is strongest, standing out for having been a unique case, in the peninsular territory, of the permanence of Hebrew culture and tradition from the beginning of the 16th century until the present day. The Jewish community has been established there since the Middle Ages, and the Jewry then extended between the current streets of Fonte da Rosa and Direita. In 1297, the first synagogue in the village was inaugurated, which was later adapted to Christian worship. With the expulsion edict of D. Manuel, a group of crypto-Jews remained in Belmonte, which still exists today.

Despite the persecutions that they were often subjected to, these Children of Israel have maintained the basic customs of Judaism up to the present, subsisting in a closed community, in which women have been in charge of preserving and maintaining the tradition for 500 years. The isolation caused this community to lose the common use of Hebrew and many of the religious rites, but it allowed the religious basis of Judaism to be maintained. Only in 1989 did the Sephardim from Belmont effectively return to Judaism, officially founding the Jewish Community of Belmonte.

We follow our Jewish route to Guarda, where the Jewish community of Guarda was for long periods one of the most important in the country and is considered one of the oldest.

Day 4: Lamego – Douro Valley – Amarante – Porto

We leave for a visit to the City of Lamego where since the sec. XIV that the Jews of the then important city of Lamego occupied the area between the castle and the church of Stª. Mary of Almacave. In the century next the Jewish quarters were already two; the oldest (old Jewry), was located next to Porta do Sol, which corresponded to the new or back Jewry, next to the churchyard of the aforementioned church. In this neighborhood was located the synagogue in the old Rua da Esnoga. In 1436, there were more than 400 Jewish inhabitants of the two zones. Despite the Catholic religious importance of Lamego, the percentage of this number is extremely significant. From the reign of D. Duarte onwards, the two neighborhoods were closed off at night through doors placed for that purpose. These were located respectively on the street that opened onto the Praça (do Comércio) and on the one that opened onto the churchyard of Almacave. The current Rua Nova corresponded to the first case (plus Rua (Travessa) da Fonte Velha, Rua da Seara and Rua da Cruz) and even occupied Rua do Almacave. In Rua Nova (formerly the new Jewry) you can see a characteristic granite ogival portal (now with a Christian inscription). The ancient synagogue may have been here. José de Lamego, a Jewish shoemaker, was the one who received from Pêro da Covilhã in the city of Cairo the information that then allowed D. João II to know all the data referring to the East African, Arabian and Indian coasts that launched Vasco da Gama’s voyage . Rua da Seara and Rua da Cruz) and even occupied Rua do Almacave. In Rua Nova (formerly the new Jewry) you can see a characteristic granite ogival portal (now with a Christian inscription). The ancient synagogue may have been here. José de Lamego, a Jewish shoemaker, was the one who received from Pêro da Covilhã in the city of Cairo the information that then allowed D. João II to know all the data referring to the East African, Arabian and Indian coasts that launched Vasco da Gama’s voyage . Rua da Seara and Rua da Cruz) and even occupied Rua do Almacave. In Rua Nova (formerly the new Jewry) you can see a characteristic granite ogival portal (now with a Christian inscription). The ancient synagogue may have been here. José de Lamego, a Jewish shoemaker, was the one who received from Pêro da Covilhã in the city of Cairo the information that then allowed D. João II to know all the data referring to the East African, Arabian and Indian coasts that launched Vasco da Gama’s voyage .

We continue our journey to the most important tourist spots in Portugal, the Douro Valley where you can visit and discover one of the most important Portuguese products Port wine and admire a breathtaking view at the Miradouro de Casal de Loivos and visit the train station Pinhão train where the 24 tile panels show us the hard work in the production of the precious wine. This region was considered by Unesco as a World Heritage Site in 2001.

And now the reason that brought us to the Douro Valley, the visit to a Quinta, where for two hours we saw hectares of vineyards and their history and finally a wine tasting.

Day 5: Porto

City tour in Porto.

The city of Porto, which since the beginning of nationality had several Jewish quarters, saw D. João I, in 1386, order the Jews to concentrate in the Olival district, within the medieval walls. The new Jewish quarter bordered two of the gates of that wall, places that are still referenceable today: Olival and Escadas da Esnoga. The Synagogue was located on the site of the current convent of S. Bento da Vitória. During medieval times, Porto was home to one of the seven Jewish ombudsmen (autonomous administration of justice) in the country; that of Entre Douro e Minho. Already in the time of the New Christians, these, mainly linked to the mercantile bourgeoisie and the maritime business, were forced to settle on R.de S. Miguel, the main axis of the neighbourhood. A few years ago, the secret Synagogue (nº 9-11) was discovered here, whose Hejal is now preserved and can be visited. Visit to the Synagogue, as well as to all places of important tourist interest. Visit to one of the Cellars where Port Wine rests after having come from the Douro Valley, as well as a tasting. We continue to visit one of the most famous and beautiful bookshops in the world, Livraria Lello, then Porto Cathedral with a fantastic view of the city, Palácio da Bolsa, São Francisco Church. We will cross the Ponte de D. Luis, towards Gaia where we will visit one of the Port Wine cellars, to understand the whole production process of this unique wine that is Port wine.

Day 6: Porto – Aveiro – Coimbra

Departure from Porto to Aveiro known as the Portuguese Venice with its canals, formerly used for the transport of salt and moliça. Time to get to know and try their traditional sweets, the “ovos moles”, with a possible trip on the Moliceiro boat, these small boats that almost resemble gondolas. Visit to the salt pans, the salt industry, continues to be important in this center which for many years was dedicated to salting cod. Palheiros da Costa Nova are famous and authentic striped houses on the beach. Continuing our tour, we arrive at the City of Students. End of Services.

Leaving Coimbra towards Tomar where we will visit its century-old Synagogue, the oldest in Portugal. The construction of the Convent of Christ begins with the Templar castle.

We continue our Jewish Route in Portugal, arriving in Castelo Branco, where the Casa da Memória Judaica in Castelo Branco is a must visit, divided into different areas portraying the Jewish presence in this city such as Amato Lusitano or Afonso de Paiva.

We continue to Covilhã, where the city's Jewish community, since the 12th century and until its dilution, was the largest and most important in the Serra da Estrela Region and one of the largest and strongest in Portugal. At the end of the 15th century, there were at least three Hebrew centers. One within the walls next to Portas do Sol; the second, on the outside of the same bordering them, and the third would correspond to neighborhoods located close to the city. The latter should have its name linked to an area that would have been a refuge for persecuted Jews.

We continue our route towards Belmonte, a Portuguese land where the presence of Jews is strongest, standing out for having been a unique case, in the peninsular territory, of the permanence of Hebrew culture and tradition from the beginning of the 16th century until the present day. The Jewish community has been established there since the Middle Ages, and the Jewry then extended between the current streets of Fonte da Rosa and Direita. In 1297, the first synagogue in the village was inaugurated, which was later adapted to Christian worship. With the expulsion edict of D. Manuel, a group of crypto-Jews remained in Belmonte, which still exists today.

Despite the persecutions that they were often subjected to, these Children of Israel have maintained the basic customs of Judaism up to the present, subsisting in a closed community, in which women have been in charge of preserving and maintaining the tradition for 500 years. The isolation caused this community to lose the common use of Hebrew and many of the religious rites, but it allowed the religious basis of Judaism to be maintained. Only in 1989 did the Sephardim from Belmont effectively return to Judaism, officially founding the Jewish Community of Belmonte.

We follow our Jewish route to Guarda, where the Jewish community of Guarda was for long periods one of the most important in the country and is considered one of the oldest.

We leave for a visit to the City of Lamego where since the sec. XIV that the Jews of the then important city of Lamego occupied the area between the castle and the church of Stª. Mary of Almacave. In the century next the Jewish quarters were already two; the oldest (old Jewry), was located next to Porta do Sol, which corresponded to the new or back Jewry, next to the churchyard of the aforementioned church. In this neighborhood was located the synagogue in the old Rua da Esnoga. In 1436, there were more than 400 Jewish inhabitants of the two zones. Despite the Catholic religious importance of Lamego, the percentage of this number is extremely significant. From the reign of D. Duarte onwards, the two neighborhoods were closed off at night through doors placed for that purpose. These were located respectively on the street that opened onto the Praça (do Comércio) and on the one that opened onto the churchyard of Almacave. The current Rua Nova corresponded to the first case (plus Rua (Travessa) da Fonte Velha, Rua da Seara and Rua da Cruz) and even occupied Rua do Almacave. In Rua Nova (formerly the new Jewry) you can see a characteristic granite ogival portal (now with a Christian inscription). The ancient synagogue may have been here. José de Lamego, a Jewish shoemaker, was the one who received from Pêro da Covilhã in the city of Cairo the information that then allowed D. João II to know all the data referring to the East African, Arabian and Indian coasts that launched Vasco da Gama's voyage . Rua da Seara and Rua da Cruz) and even occupied Rua do Almacave. In Rua Nova (formerly the new Jewry) you can see a characteristic granite ogival portal (now with a Christian inscription). The ancient synagogue may have been here. José de Lamego, a Jewish shoemaker, was the one who received from Pêro da Covilhã in the city of Cairo the information that then allowed D. João II to know all the data referring to the East African, Arabian and Indian coasts that launched Vasco da Gama's voyage . Rua da Seara and Rua da Cruz) and even occupied Rua do Almacave. In Rua Nova (formerly the new Jewry) you can see a characteristic granite ogival portal (now with a Christian inscription). The ancient synagogue may have been here. José de Lamego, a Jewish shoemaker, was the one who received from Pêro da Covilhã in the city of Cairo the information that then allowed D. João II to know all the data referring to the East African, Arabian and Indian coasts that launched Vasco da Gama's voyage .

We continue our journey to the most important tourist spots in Portugal, the Douro Valley where you can visit and discover one of the most important Portuguese products Port wine and admire a breathtaking view at the Miradouro de Casal de Loivos and visit the train station Pinhão train where the 24 tile panels show us the hard work in the production of the precious wine. This region was considered by Unesco as a World Heritage Site in 2001.

And now the reason that brought us to the Douro Valley, the visit to a Quinta, where for two hours we saw hectares of vineyards and their history and finally a wine tasting.

City tour in Porto.

The city of Porto, which since the beginning of nationality had several Jewish quarters, saw D. João I, in 1386, order the Jews to concentrate in the Olival district, within the medieval walls. The new Jewish quarter bordered two of the gates of that wall, places that are still referenceable today: Olival and Escadas da Esnoga. The Synagogue was located on the site of the current convent of S. Bento da Vitória. During medieval times, Porto was home to one of the seven Jewish ombudsmen (autonomous administration of justice) in the country; that of Entre Douro e Minho. Already in the time of the New Christians, these, mainly linked to the mercantile bourgeoisie and the maritime business, were forced to settle on R.de S. Miguel, the main axis of the neighbourhood. A few years ago, the secret Synagogue (nº 9-11) was discovered here, whose Hejal is now preserved and can be visited. Visit to the Synagogue, as well as to all places of important tourist interest. Visit to one of the Cellars where Port Wine rests after having come from the Douro Valley, as well as a tasting. We continue to visit one of the most famous and beautiful bookshops in the world, Livraria Lello, then Porto Cathedral with a fantastic view of the city, Palácio da Bolsa, São Francisco Church. We will cross the Ponte de D. Luis, towards Gaia where we will visit one of the Port Wine cellars, to understand the whole production process of this unique wine that is Port wine.

Departure from Porto to Aveiro known as the Portuguese Venice with its canals, formerly used for the transport of salt and moliça. Time to get to know and try their traditional sweets, the “ovos moles”, with a possible trip on the Moliceiro boat, these small boats that almost resemble gondolas. Visit to the salt pans, the salt industry, continues to be important in this center which for many years was dedicated to salting cod. Palheiros da Costa Nova are famous and authentic striped houses on the beach. Continuing our tour, we arrive at the City of Students. End of Services.

8-day Itinerary: Portugal Iberico

General Info

Immerse yourself in the cultural and architectural heritage of Iberian Portugal.

Tour Inclusions
Itinerary
Day 1: ARRIVAL IN LISBON

Reception at the airport and private transfer to the Hotel in Lisbon. Rest of the day free for personal activities. Accommodation.

Day 2: LISBON

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. We begin our visit to the capital of Portugal, starting with the monumental neighborhood of Belém, from where the great expeditions in search of new worlds once departed. We make a first stop in front of the Padrão dos Descobrimentos and the Belém Tower, symbol of the city. Free time to try the famous pastéis de Belém in the pastry shop that claims its origin. Returning to the historic center of the capital of Portugal, we begin a walk through the alleys of Alfama with a visit to the Cathedral of Lisbon. we follow the elegant Avenida da Liberdade to Marquês de Pombal on the way to the hotel. Rest of the day free. Accommodation.

Day 3: LISBON / AZEITAO / ARRABIDA / SETUBAL / EVORA

After breakfast and check-out, we leave Lisbon, crossing the famous 25 de Abril Bridge, towards the Arrábida National Park, located by the sea, between Setúbal and the fishing village of Sesimbra. Stop in Azeitão for a guided visit to one of the reference cellars, with a tasting of muscat wine, characteristic of this region. We continue crossing the park, with its incomparable beauty, where the blue of the sea alternates with the green of the dense vegetation that covers the mountains, until we reach Setúbal, a city inhabited since ancient times by the Phoenicians and the Romans and today modern city ​​with a strong connection to the fishing industry. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon we continue crossing the plains as far as the eye can see with a landscape that combines sun, heat and a rhythm. It’s the Alentejo. Arriving in Évora, city ​​crowned by its imposing cathedral, and which keeps in its historic center, surrounded by a vast belt of walls, a valuable cultural heritage that UNESCO has listed as a World Heritage Site. We visit the city strolling through the narrow Moorish streets that contrast with squares flooded with light and based on two millennia of history. Accommodation in Évora.

Day 4: ÉVORA / ESTREMOZ / VILA VICOSA / EVORA

Departure after breakfast for a day of discovery in the unique region that is the Alentejo. We started the morning with a visit to a cork factory. Discover this unique product and see what can be done with it, in addition to the corks we are all familiar with. We then head to Estremoz, for a walk through the white and noble city that is divided into two nuclei that mark its evolution: the medieval houses next to the castle and, outside the walls, the modern town. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon we continue crossing the Alentejo plain until we reach Vila Viçosa, which has some important moments in the country’s history in its past. Here was established the House of the Dukes of Bragança, the most powerful noble family after the Royal House. We visited the Ducal Palace, today a museum whose collection is part of one of the last palaces of the royal family. Return to Évora at the end of the afternoon. Accommodation.

Day 5: ÉVORA / MONSARAZ / JABUGO / SEVILLE

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. We leave Évora towards Spain, with a first stop at the medieval village of Monsaraz, which has managed to maintain its characteristics over the centuries. A tour of Monsaraz is also a trip back in time, as it is a unique place where you can still find peace and tranquility forgotten by modern times. We then set off for the mountainous lands of Aracena, the natural habitat of the Iberian pig that feeds in freedom, contributing to the unmistakable flavor of the famous Jabugo ham. We visit a traditional “secadero” to discover the secrets of this famous gastronomic product and we will have the opportunity to taste it during lunch on site. In the afternoon we continue our journey and our destination is the capital of Andalusia, the vain Seville that lives to the rhythm of the sun, Flamenco and castanets.

Day 6: SEVILLE

After breakfast, we begin the visit, with a local guide, to this UNESCO World Heritage Site: the “Torre del Oro”, the “paseo” of Christopher Columbus where we find the “Mastreanza”, the bullring of triumphs indescribable, the charming neighborhood of Santa Cruz where the old Jewish quarter was located, the impressive cathedral, the third largest in the world, dominated by the bell tower “La Giralda”, Maria Luísa Park and Praça de Espanha. Rest of the day free. At night, we suggest an optional dinner  with a traditional Flamenco Show. Accommodation.

Day 7: SEVILLE / LOULE / FARO / VILAMOURA

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out and departure back to Portugal. We take the highway straight to the village of Loulé, where we visit the largest market in the region. Let yourself be enveloped by the colours, smells and sounds reminiscent of Arab markets, in a popular environment, which has been held since 1908 in the municipal market building, also known as the “Praça”. After a walk through the market, we head to Faro, the capital of the Algarve since 1756. In the historic center, we walk from Arco da Vila to the cathedral. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon we continue, crossing the Sotavento Algarvio to Vilamoura, currently one of the largest leisure resorts in Europe. Lodging in the region. VILAMOURA / SAGRES /

Day 8: LAGOS / LISBON

After breakfast at the hotel and check-out, we set out to discover the western Algarve. The first stop is in Sagres, a town that dates back to before the Roman conquest. The frequent presence of Infante D. Henrique, during the beginning of the Atlantic navigation and the discovery of the African coast to the Gulf of Guinea, forever associated this simple fishing port with the Discoveries. At Ponta de Sagres, a gigantic finger of stone pointing towards the ocean, some buildings still evoke the past of this place that is part of the history of the world, recalling Vila do Infante and the fortress that protected it. We continue to Lagos, one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the region. After the Celts and Phoenicians, it was the Arabs who in the 16th century X surrounded the city with walls, where they stayed until they were conquered by the Christians in 1249, year in which the village was integrated into Portuguese territory. Lunch at a traditional local restaurant. After lunch, we’ll head straight to Lisbon, where we’ll arrive in the late afternoon. Hotel in Lisbon. End of Services.

Reception at the airport and private transfer to the Hotel in Lisbon. Rest of the day free for personal activities. Accommodation.

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. We begin our visit to the capital of Portugal, starting with the monumental neighborhood of Belém, from where the great expeditions in search of new worlds once departed. We make a first stop in front of the Padrão dos Descobrimentos and the Belém Tower, symbol of the city. Free time to try the famous pastéis de Belém in the pastry shop that claims its origin. Returning to the historic center of the capital of Portugal, we begin a walk through the alleys of Alfama with a visit to the Cathedral of Lisbon. we follow the elegant Avenida da Liberdade to Marquês de Pombal on the way to the hotel. Rest of the day free. Accommodation.

After breakfast and check-out, we leave Lisbon, crossing the famous 25 de Abril Bridge, towards the Arrábida National Park, located by the sea, between Setúbal and the fishing village of Sesimbra. Stop in Azeitão for a guided visit to one of the reference cellars, with a tasting of muscat wine, characteristic of this region. We continue crossing the park, with its incomparable beauty, where the blue of the sea alternates with the green of the dense vegetation that covers the mountains, until we reach Setúbal, a city inhabited since ancient times by the Phoenicians and the Romans and today modern city ​​with a strong connection to the fishing industry. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon we continue crossing the plains as far as the eye can see with a landscape that combines sun, heat and a rhythm. It’s the Alentejo. Arriving in Évora, city ​​crowned by its imposing cathedral, and which keeps in its historic center, surrounded by a vast belt of walls, a valuable cultural heritage that UNESCO has listed as a World Heritage Site. We visit the city strolling through the narrow Moorish streets that contrast with squares flooded with light and based on two millennia of history. Accommodation in Évora.

Departure after breakfast for a day of discovery in the unique region that is the Alentejo. We started the morning with a visit to a cork factory. Discover this unique product and see what can be done with it, in addition to the corks we are all familiar with. We then head to Estremoz, for a walk through the white and noble city that is divided into two nuclei that mark its evolution: the medieval houses next to the castle and, outside the walls, the modern town. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon we continue crossing the Alentejo plain until we reach Vila Viçosa, which has some important moments in the country’s history in its past. Here was established the House of the Dukes of Bragança, the most powerful noble family after the Royal House. We visited the Ducal Palace, today a museum whose collection is part of one of the last palaces of the royal family. Return to Évora at the end of the afternoon. Accommodation.

We continue our journey to the most important tourist spots in Portugal, the Douro Valley where you can visit and discover one of the most important Portuguese products Port wine and admire a breathtaking view at the Miradouro de Casal de Loivos and visit the train station Pinhão train where the 24 tile panels show us the hard work in the production of the precious wine. This region was considered by Unesco as a World Heritage Site in 2001.

And now the reason that brought us to the Douro Valley, the visit to a Quinta, where for two hours we saw hectares of vineyards and their history and finally a wine tasting.

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. We leave Évora towards Spain, with a first stop at the medieval village of Monsaraz, which has managed to maintain its characteristics over the centuries. A tour of Monsaraz is also a trip back in time, as it is a unique place where you can still find peace and tranquility forgotten by modern times. We then set off for the mountainous lands of Aracena, the natural habitat of the Iberian pig that feeds in freedom, contributing to the unmistakable flavor of the famous Jabugo ham. We visit a traditional “secadero” to discover the secrets of this famous gastronomic product and we will have the opportunity to taste it during lunch on site. In the afternoon we continue our journey and our destination is the capital of Andalusia, the vain Seville that lives to the rhythm of the sun, Flamenco and castanets.

After breakfast, we begin the visit, with a local guide, to this UNESCO World Heritage Site: the “Torre del Oro”, the “paseo” of Christopher Columbus where we find the “Mastreanza”, the bullring of triumphs indescribable, the charming neighborhood of Santa Cruz where the old Jewish quarter was located, the impressive cathedral, the third largest in the world, dominated by the bell tower “La Giralda”, Maria Luísa Park and Praça de Espanha. Rest of the day free. At night, we suggest an optional dinner  with a traditional Flamenco Show. Accommodation.

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out and departure back to Portugal. We take the highway straight to the village of Loulé, where we visit the largest market in the region. Let yourself be enveloped by the colours, smells and sounds reminiscent of Arab markets, in a popular environment, which has been held since 1908 in the municipal market building, also known as the “Praça”. After a walk through the market, we head to Faro, the capital of the Algarve since 1756. In the historic center, we walk from Arco da Vila to the cathedral. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon we continue, crossing the Sotavento Algarvio to Vilamoura, currently one of the largest leisure resorts in Europe. Lodging in the region. VILAMOURA / SAGRES /

After breakfast at the hotel and check-out, we set out to discover the western Algarve. The first stop is in Sagres, a town that dates back to before the Roman conquest. The frequent presence of Infante D. Henrique, during the beginning of the Atlantic navigation and the discovery of the African coast to the Gulf of Guinea, forever associated this simple fishing port with the Discoveries. At Ponta de Sagres, a gigantic finger of stone pointing towards the ocean, some buildings still evoke the past of this place that is part of the history of the world, recalling Vila do Infante and the fortress that protected it. We continue to Lagos, one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the region. After the Celts and Phoenicians, it was the Arabs who in the 16th century X surrounded the city with walls, where they stayed until they were conquered by the Christians in 1249, year in which the village was integrated into Portuguese territory. Lunch at a traditional local restaurant. After lunch, we’ll head straight to Lisbon, where we’ll arrive in the late afternoon. Hotel in Lisbon. End of Services.

8-day Itinerary: Portugal

Tour Inclusions
Itinerary
Day 1: PORTO

We start our day with a tour of the city of Porto, the 2nd largest Portuguese city considered the European destination of the year 2014, Porto best known for its Invicta city. Oporto bathed by the banks of the Douro river, the city is full of historical monuments worthy of a visit, especially the Clérigos Tower, Palácio da Bolsa, sé do Porto or even Livraria Lelo. The old downtown area is quite well preserved as in recent years it has undergone several improvements that impress all those who pass by, the narrow alleys hide small taverns where typical northern cuisine stands out, with clear emphasis on the famous Francesinha, the most famous dish of that region. region, the famous Port Wine cellars stand out on the other side of the Douro bank where we find the best “balcony” for all of downtown Porto and the Ribeira district, our tour includes a visit to a cellar and Port wine tasting and a boat trip on the Douro river where you will travel over the famous 6 bridges that connect Porto to the city of Gaia. The Dom Luis I Bridge with its unique architecture, completed its construction in 1888 with 2 decks where vehicles, people and train share almost the same track. Return to origin.

Day 2: BRAGA / GUIMARAES

We leave the city of Porto in the morning towards Braga city of Romans and later “city of archbishops”, Braga is one of the main religious centers of Portugal, where the Baroque predominates. We will discover its main places of worship, its historic center, its green landscapes and delight with the typical flavors of this famous region. We then continue to the city of Guimarães, considered the birthplace of Portugal, Guimarães offers us a magnificent historic center classified as World Heritage by UNESCO (2001). We will visit the corners of the 2012 European Capital of Culture city, where it is possible to appreciate the evolution of a city of medieval origin, which maintains its authenticity today. Return to origin.

Day 3: SANTIAGO / VALENCIA

We leave the city of Porto in the morning towards Santiago, due to the beauty and value of its monuments, the city of Compostela, in addition to being a reference in the field of pilgrimage along the famous Camino de Santiago, deserves the title of World Heritage. In 1993, 8 years later, the Camino de Santiago was also recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the most important pilgrimage centers in the Christian world, which is why and exactly related to this issue, one of the references of the Galician capital is its Cathedral built in honor of the Apostle Santiago El Mayor. A visit to the Cathedral, strolling through the Plaza del Obradoiro is a must for everyone who comes to Santiago de Compostela. Another of the monuments that make the City of Santiago an important city is its University with 500 years of history, which gives the city the university atmosphere that is breathed in the streets, and in the bars, due to its traditions. Even before returning to Porto, time for a visit to Valença do Minho, which has very remote origins. Its occupation dates back to very ancient times, the cave engravings that can be seen in certain places in certain parishes are irrefutable proof of a distant occupation in time. D. Afonso III’s inquiries also allude to dolmen-like buildings in the municipality of Valença. Coming from the most varied origins – Indo-European, Mediterranean and African – various peoples flocked to this region, attracted by the abundance of hunting and fishing, and by the fertility of the soil. Return to origin. Even before returning to Porto, time for a visit to Valença do Minho, which has very remote origins. Its occupation dates back to very ancient times, the cave engravings that can be seen in certain places in certain parishes are irrefutable proof of a distant occupation in time. D. Afonso III’s inquiries also allude to dolmen-like buildings in the municipality of Valença. Coming from the most varied origins – Indo-European, Mediterranean and African – various peoples flocked to this region, attracted by the abundance of hunting and fishing, and by the fertility of the soil. Return to origin. Even before returning to Porto, time for a visit to Valença do Minho, which has very remote origins. Its occupation dates back to very ancient times, the cave engravings that can be seen in certain places in certain parishes are irrefutable proof of a distant occupation in time. D. Afonso III’s inquiries also allude to dolmen-like buildings in the municipality of Valença. Coming from the most varied origins – Indo-European, Mediterranean and African – various peoples flocked to this region, attracted by the abundance of hunting and fishing, and by the fertility of the soil. Return to origin. the cave engravings that can be seen in certain places in certain parishes are irrefutable proof of an occupation far back in time. D. Afonso III’s inquiries also allude to dolmen-like buildings in the municipality of Valença. Coming from the most varied origins – Indo-European, Mediterranean and African – various peoples flocked to this region, attracted by the abundance of hunting and fishing, and by the fertility of the soil. Return to origin. the cave engravings that can be seen in certain places in certain parishes are irrefutable proof of an occupation far back in time. D. Afonso III’s inquiries also allude to dolmen-like buildings in the municipality of Valença. Coming from the most varied origins – Indo-European, Mediterranean and African – various peoples flocked to this region, attracted by the abundance of hunting and fishing, and by the fertility of the soil. Return to origin.

Day 4: AMARANT / RULER / PINION

We leave the city of Porto towards the Douro Valley A unique place, where the combination of climate, river, grapes and human effort gave rise to the first demarcated wine region in the world, for the production of Port Wine. A picturesque place, with verdant landscapes and exuberant nature, the Douro invites all its visitors to a temporary abstraction from reality, we begin our tour of Amarante, which is rich in historical and cultural heritage. Crossed by the river Tâmega and surrounded by mountains, this beautiful city proudly displays its 17th century houses, whose colorful wooden balconies adorn the narrow streets. The city of Amarante is characterized by its relationship with the mountains and the river, which us with its banks surrounded by trees, still passing through Calda de Moledo before arriving in Peso da Régua Peso and its origins remain unknown, but legend has it that a rural Roman house called “Villa Reguela” existed here. However, it grew from 1756, due to the creation of the Companhia Geral do Alto Douro Vinha Agricultura. Marquês de Pombal, who was the founder of the world’s first wine region, created this institution. Company warehouses were thus built in Peso da Régua, and the first “wine fairs” In 1998, it was classified as International Vine and Wine city. Its natural landscapes are absolutely unique, since the Alto Douro wine region has been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, we then depart Pinhão which is another base in the Douro Valley, where Port wine dominates the culture, the city is at the base of slopes covered with vines and spectacularly formed at the confluence of the Douro rivers, highlighting the fabulous train station with its typical Portuguese tile panels. Return to origin.

Day 5: AVIRO / COIMBRA

We start our day with a farewell in the city of Porto towards Aveiro, affectionately known as The Portuguese Venice. Anyone who hears about the city of Aveiro immediately associates it with its gastronomic ex-libris the Ovos-Moles, heritage of the Aveiro conventual tradition, then Coimbra of narrow streets, courtyards, stairs and medieval arches, Coimbra bathed by the Mondego river was birthplace of six kings of Portugal and the First Dynasty, as well as the country’s first University and one of the oldest in the world, with the first registration as a university taking place in 1290. Coimbra is the land of students, but more than that, It is a land of traditions where the past and the future intersect, which is more enchanting when saying goodbye. We continue to the Hotel in Coimbra.

Day 6: FATIMA / BATALHA 7 NAZARE / OBIDOS

In the morning we leave the City of Students and head to Fátima with its Sanctuary which is one of the largest pilgrimage centers to the Virgin Mary in the Catholic world, the famous Sanctuary of Fátima attracts about 6 million pilgrims who visit the Basilica of Nossa Senhora, the Capelinha das Apariões and the house of the Three Shepherds in Cova da Iria, after such a rich day we head to the city of Porto to stay. We then head to Batalha, the city that is home to the Dominican Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We then head to Nazaré for a walk in the narrow streets, chatting and photographing the “woman with the seven skirts”, eating some fresh fish and going up to the Pederneira and Sítio viewpoints and then going down to the beach using the century-old elevator. Gone are the days when there was no beach because of the sea’s insistence on advancing inland. For this reason, until the 16th century, the Nazarenes lived in Pederneira and in the local Sítio that, together with Praia, make up Nazaré. Last visit of the day will be in the charming medieval village of Óbidos surrounded by the imposing 14th century walls that make up a very well preserved castle. We will go through its walls and landscapes of small alleys and churches, at the end time to taste the famous Ginjinha de Óbidos. after such a rich day we head to the city of Lisbon to the Hotel. Last visit of the day will be in the charming medieval village of Óbidos surrounded by the imposing 14th century walls that make up a very well preserved castle. We will go through its walls and landscapes of small alleys and churches, at the end time to taste the famous Ginjinha de Óbidos. after such a rich day we head to the city of Lisbon to the Hotel. Last visit of the day will be in the charming medieval village of Óbidos surrounded by the imposing 14th century walls that make up a very well preserved castle. We will go through its walls and landscapes of small alleys and churches, at the end time to taste the famous Ginjinha de Óbidos. after such a rich day we head to the city of Lisbon to the Hotel.

Day 7: EVORA / MONSARAZ

In the morning we leave Lisbon towards Évora located in the Alentejo region one of the main attractions of Évora is the Capela dos Ossos, where hundreds of human bones exposed on the walls and ceiling will certainly be engraved in your memory the abundance of monuments in the city led to its Classification as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, highlighting the famous Chapel of Bones, Sé de Évora and the Roman Temple. This is followed by a visit to Herdade do Esporão, where the almost endless stretches of green fields manage to withstand the scorching heat of the Alentejo summer, all thanks to the modern irrigation system that automatically delivers the necessary drops to each vine foot so that production is optimized, surrounded by several hectares of planted area, this is the first impression you have as soon as you enter Esporão. Lastly, but not least we will visit Reguengos the village of Monsaraz is currently the balcony of the Great Lake of Alqueva that allows you to enjoy beautiful boat trips between hundreds of islands and hidden corners that knows very well to captivate our eyes, constituting one of the most beautiful Tourist postcards from Portugal. Its surroundings take our imagination back for many centuries and the presence of more than 150 megalithic monuments gives us the pleasure of walking through stories that are more than five thousand years old. In addition to a rich historical heritage and magnificent and preserved landscapes, the council has a strong identity marked by traditional uses and customs in handicrafts, where it is mandatory to make special reference to São Pedro do Coval, the largest pottery center in Portugal, still in terms of gastronomy. and the wines of the region.

Day 8: SINTRA / CASCAIS / ESTORIL

We started our day with a fabulous tour of Lisbon, which is an illuminated city. The Tagus and the sun, almost always present, make the Portuguese capital a mirror of color in which the beauty and architectural contrasts do not go unnoticed in this city with blue skies all year round and a mild winter. mouths of the world. After lunch, the picturesque city of Sintra, once much appreciated by the Portuguese and European bourgeoisie, has a rich collection of palaces such as Pena, considered one of the most beautiful palaces in the world, followed by the Seteais palace, famous for its beautiful unique gardens. in Portugal. Still time for a visit to Cascais, considered by many to be the Portuguese Riviera, the Estoril and Cascais combination is full of glamor and charisma. With many attractions in a small space and exceptional setting in terms of nature, culture and heritage. Return to origin. End of services.

We start our day with a tour of the city of Porto, the 2nd largest Portuguese city considered the European destination of the year 2014, Porto best known for its Invicta city. Oporto bathed by the banks of the Douro river, the city is full of historical monuments worthy of a visit, especially the Clérigos Tower, Palácio da Bolsa, sé do Porto or even Livraria Lelo. The old downtown area is quite well preserved as in recent years it has undergone several improvements that impress all those who pass by, the narrow alleys hide small taverns where typical northern cuisine stands out, with clear emphasis on the famous Francesinha, the most famous dish of that region. region, the famous Port Wine cellars stand out on the other side of the Douro bank where we find the best “balcony” for all of downtown Porto and the Ribeira district, our tour includes a visit to a cellar and Port wine tasting and a boat trip on the Douro river where you will travel over the famous 6 bridges that connect Porto to the city of Gaia. The Dom Luis I Bridge with its unique architecture, completed its construction in 1888 with 2 decks where vehicles, people and train share almost the same track. Return to origin.

We leave the city of Porto in the morning towards Braga city of Romans and later “city of archbishops”, Braga is one of the main religious centers of Portugal, where the Baroque predominates. We will discover its main places of worship, its historic center, its green landscapes and delight with the typical flavors of this famous region. We then continue to the city of Guimarães, considered the birthplace of Portugal, Guimarães offers us a magnificent historic center classified as World Heritage by UNESCO (2001). We will visit the corners of the 2012 European Capital of Culture city, where it is possible to appreciate the evolution of a city of medieval origin, which maintains its authenticity today. Return to origin.

We leave the city of Porto in the morning towards Santiago, due to the beauty and value of its monuments, the city of Compostela, in addition to being a reference in the field of pilgrimage along the famous Camino de Santiago, deserves the title of World Heritage. In 1993, 8 years later, the Camino de Santiago was also recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the most important pilgrimage centers in the Christian world, which is why and exactly related to this issue, one of the references of the Galician capital is its Cathedral built in honor of the Apostle Santiago El Mayor. A visit to the Cathedral, strolling through the Plaza del Obradoiro is a must for everyone who comes to Santiago de Compostela. Another of the monuments that make the City of Santiago an important city is its University with 500 years of history, which gives the city the university atmosphere that is breathed in the streets, and in the bars, due to its traditions. Even before returning to Porto, time for a visit to Valença do Minho, which has very remote origins. Its occupation dates back to very ancient times, the cave engravings that can be seen in certain places in certain parishes are irrefutable proof of a distant occupation in time. D. Afonso III’s inquiries also allude to dolmen-like buildings in the municipality of Valença. Coming from the most varied origins – Indo-European, Mediterranean and African – various peoples flocked to this region, attracted by the abundance of hunting and fishing, and by the fertility of the soil. Return to origin. Even before returning to Porto, time for a visit to Valença do Minho, which has very remote origins. Its occupation dates back to very ancient times, the cave engravings that can be seen in certain places in certain parishes are irrefutable proof of a distant occupation in time. D. Afonso III’s inquiries also allude to dolmen-like buildings in the municipality of Valença. Coming from the most varied origins – Indo-European, Mediterranean and African – various peoples flocked to this region, attracted by the abundance of hunting and fishing, and by the fertility of the soil. Return to origin. Even before returning to Porto, time for a visit to Valença do Minho, which has very remote origins. Its occupation dates back to very ancient times, the cave engravings that can be seen in certain places in certain parishes are irrefutable proof of a distant occupation in time. D. Afonso III’s inquiries also allude to dolmen-like buildings in the municipality of Valença. Coming from the most varied origins – Indo-European, Mediterranean and African – various peoples flocked to this region, attracted by the abundance of hunting and fishing, and by the fertility of the soil. Return to origin. the cave engravings that can be seen in certain places in certain parishes are irrefutable proof of an occupation far back in time. D. Afonso III’s inquiries also allude to dolmen-like buildings in the municipality of Valença. Coming from the most varied origins – Indo-European, Mediterranean and African – various peoples flocked to this region, attracted by the abundance of hunting and fishing, and by the fertility of the soil. Return to origin. the cave engravings that can be seen in certain places in certain parishes are irrefutable proof of an occupation far back in time. D. Afonso III’s inquiries also allude to dolmen-like buildings in the municipality of Valença. Coming from the most varied origins – Indo-European, Mediterranean and African – various peoples flocked to this region, attracted by the abundance of hunting and fishing, and by the fertility of the soil. Return to origin.

We leave the city of Porto towards the Douro Valley A unique place, where the combination of climate, river, grapes and human effort gave rise to the first demarcated wine region in the world, for the production of Port Wine. A picturesque place, with verdant landscapes and exuberant nature, the Douro invites all its visitors to a temporary abstraction from reality, we begin our tour of Amarante, which is rich in historical and cultural heritage. Crossed by the river Tâmega and surrounded by mountains, this beautiful city proudly displays its 17th century houses, whose colorful wooden balconies adorn the narrow streets. The city of Amarante is characterized by its relationship with the mountains and the river, which us with its banks surrounded by trees, still passing through Calda de Moledo before arriving in Peso da Régua Peso and its origins remain unknown, but legend has it that a rural Roman house called “Villa Reguela” existed here. However, it grew from 1756, due to the creation of the Companhia Geral do Alto Douro Vinha Agricultura. Marquês de Pombal, who was the founder of the world’s first wine region, created this institution. Company warehouses were thus built in Peso da Régua, and the first “wine fairs” In 1998, it was classified as International Vine and Wine city. Its natural landscapes are absolutely unique, since the Alto Douro wine region has been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, we then depart Pinhão which is another base in the Douro Valley, where Port wine dominates the culture, the city is at the base of slopes covered with vines and spectacularly formed at the confluence of the Douro rivers, highlighting the fabulous train station with its typical Portuguese tile panels. Return to origin.

We start our day with a farewell in the city of Porto towards Aveiro, affectionately known as The Portuguese Venice. Anyone who hears about the city of Aveiro immediately associates it with its gastronomic ex-libris the Ovos-Moles, heritage of the Aveiro conventual tradition, then Coimbra of narrow streets, courtyards, stairs and medieval arches, Coimbra bathed by the Mondego river was birthplace of six kings of Portugal and the First Dynasty, as well as the country’s first University and one of the oldest in the world, with the first registration as a university taking place in 1290. Coimbra is the land of students, but more than that, It is a land of traditions where the past and the future intersect, which is more enchanting when saying goodbye. We continue to the Hotel in Coimbra.

In the morning we leave the City of Students and head to Fátima with its Sanctuary which is one of the largest pilgrimage centers to the Virgin Mary in the Catholic world, the famous Sanctuary of Fátima attracts about 6 million pilgrims who visit the Basilica of Nossa Senhora, the Capelinha das Apariões and the house of the Three Shepherds in Cova da Iria, after such a rich day we head to the city of Porto to stay. We then head to Batalha, the city that is home to the Dominican Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We then head to Nazaré for a walk in the narrow streets, chatting and photographing the “woman with the seven skirts”, eating some fresh fish and going up to the Pederneira and Sítio viewpoints and then going down to the beach using the century-old elevator. Gone are the days when there was no beach because of the sea’s insistence on advancing inland. For this reason, until the 16th century, the Nazarenes lived in Pederneira and in the local Sítio that, together with Praia, make up Nazaré. Last visit of the day will be in the charming medieval village of Óbidos surrounded by the imposing 14th century walls that make up a very well preserved castle. We will go through its walls and landscapes of small alleys and churches, at the end time to taste the famous Ginjinha de Óbidos. after such a rich day we head to the city of Lisbon to the Hotel. Last visit of the day will be in the charming medieval village of Óbidos surrounded by the imposing 14th century walls that make up a very well preserved castle. We will go through its walls and landscapes of small alleys and churches, at the end time to taste the famous Ginjinha de Óbidos. after such a rich day we head to the city of Lisbon to the Hotel. Last visit of the day will be in the charming medieval village of Óbidos surrounded by the imposing 14th century walls that make up a very well preserved castle. We will go through its walls and landscapes of small alleys and churches, at the end time to taste the famous Ginjinha de Óbidos. after such a rich day we head to the city of Lisbon to the Hotel.

In the morning we leave Lisbon towards Évora located in the Alentejo region one of the main attractions of Évora is the Capela dos Ossos, where hundreds of human bones exposed on the walls and ceiling will certainly be engraved in your memory the abundance of monuments in the city led to its Classification as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, highlighting the famous Chapel of Bones, Sé de Évora and the Roman Temple. This is followed by a visit to Herdade do Esporão, where the almost endless stretches of green fields manage to withstand the scorching heat of the Alentejo summer, all thanks to the modern irrigation system that automatically delivers the necessary drops to each vine foot so that production is optimized, surrounded by several hectares of planted area, this is the first impression you have as soon as you enter Esporão. Lastly, but not least we will visit Reguengos the village of Monsaraz is currently the balcony of the Great Lake of Alqueva that allows you to enjoy beautiful boat trips between hundreds of islands and hidden corners that knows very well to captivate our eyes, constituting one of the most beautiful Tourist postcards from Portugal. Its surroundings take our imagination back for many centuries and the presence of more than 150 megalithic monuments gives us the pleasure of walking through stories that are more than five thousand years old. In addition to a rich historical heritage and magnificent and preserved landscapes, the council has a strong identity marked by traditional uses and customs in handicrafts, where it is mandatory to make special reference to São Pedro do Coval, the largest pottery center in Portugal, still in terms of gastronomy. and the wines of the region.

We started our day with a fabulous tour of Lisbon, which is an illuminated city. The Tagus and the sun, almost always present, make the Portuguese capital a mirror of color in which the beauty and architectural contrasts do not go unnoticed in this city with blue skies all year round and a mild winter. mouths of the world. After lunch, the picturesque city of Sintra, once much appreciated by the Portuguese and European bourgeoisie, has a rich collection of palaces such as Pena, considered one of the most beautiful palaces in the world, followed by the Seteais palace, famous for its beautiful unique gardens. in Portugal. Still time for a visit to Cascais, considered by many to be the Portuguese Riviera, the Estoril and Cascais combination is full of glamor and charisma. With many attractions in a small space and exceptional setting in terms of nature, culture and heritage. Return to origin. End of services.

10-days Portugal Itinerary

General Info

The Gastronomy and Wine Tour of Portugal has been carefully prepared for you! Come and enjoy the Portuguese lifestyle at its finest. This tour will show you why Portuguese cuisine and wines are so special. With stops that include Lisbon, Sintra, Porto, Douro and Alentejo, you will have Port wine tastings in famous wineries and traditional Portuguese food, you will visit fishing villages, family farms with centuries of history and local markets.

  •  UNESCO World Heritage
  •  architectural treasures
  •  Natural and urban landscapes
  •  traditional gastronomy
  •  excellent wines

 

Our tours are always private (just you and our guide/driver).

Our guide will pick you up at the hotel, airport, cruise terminal or any other location of your choice.

Each tour day has a maximum duration of around 8 hours (hotel-tour-hotel).

Tour Inclusions
Itinerary
Day 1: Lisbon

Your guide will pick you up at the airport and take you on a tour of the famous Belém neighborhood, where you can taste the famous Pastéis de Belém. You will also have the opportunity to admire two monuments classified as World Heritage by Unesco; The Jeronimos Monastery and the Belém Tower.

Dinner

You will only feel that you have arrived in Portugal the moment you hear Fado. Dine in a famous Fado house and enjoy grilled codfish with baked potatoes and olive oil, in the oven, to the sound of a Fado show.

 Night in:  Lisbon

Day 2: Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais

Sintra is a village surrounded by a magnificent natural park, with castles and summer palaces, built by the Portuguese royal family. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and due to its natural beauty it is the most visited village in Portugal.

Serra de Sintra Natural Park

The Park has more than 200 species of vertebrates: 33 species of mammals, more than 160 species of birds, 12 species of amphibians, 20 species of reptiles and 9 species of freshwater fish.

Local products and crafts

As you walk through the historic center, you will find many old houses that, over the years, have been converted into small shops and bakeries, where you can buy local products, regional sweets and handicrafts.

Necklaces

The Colares wine region was defined in 1908, making it the second oldest demarcated region in the country. In 1865, the arrival of phylloxera in Portugal destroyed most of the country’s vineyards. In Colares, the ‘sand floor’ vines, due to the depth of the roots, did not allow the insect to propagate, as it did in other types of soil, and therefore the vines were not damaged. You will have the opportunity to taste this very special and unique wine.

Cape da Roca

Considered the westernmost point of continental Europe, it is located on a cliff 140 meters high, with one of the most beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Guincho Beach

It is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Lisbon region and was chosen for the recording of one of the scenes of the James Bond movie, ‘On Her Majesty’s Service’.

Cascais

Cascais is an old fishing village, which has managed to maintain its traditions over the centuries, combining them with aristocratic life.

Lunch

Taste fresh grilled fish at a seaside restaurant. Enjoy the view with a bottle of Vinho Verde to accompany your meal.

 Night in:  Lisbon

Day 3: Óbidos, Nazaré and Aveiro

This tour of the west coast of Portugal will offer you an unforgettable experience. Discover typical handicrafts, gastronomy, traditions and aromas in a unique atmosphere that characterizes the Oeste region.

Lourinhã

Lourinhã is one of the three demarcated wine brandy regions in the world, along with French brandy and Armagnac. You will experience the so-called ‘Aguardente’, so popular in Portugal and around the world.

Nazareth

A charming fishing village known around the world for the phenomenon of giant waves, and the perfect place to have lunch with fresh, grilled fish.

Aveiro

Considered the Portuguese Venice, where you will take a typical boat ride through the city’s canals and taste the famous regional sweets.

Lunch

In the village of Nazaré you can try grilled octopus with olive oil, garlic and mashed potatoes. A dish you will never forget!

 Night in:  Porto

Day 4: Porto

D.Luis metallic bridge

Inaugurated in 1886, it was designed by engineer Théophile Seyrig, a disciple of Gustave Eiffel. It connects the city of Porto with Vila Nova de Gaia, crossing the Douro River.

Port Wine Cellars

Port wine is internationally known for its quality and, although it is produced in the Douro Valley, the cellars are located in the city of Porto. You will see and taste this wonderful and unique wine.

Cruise on the Douro River

Enjoy the fantastic views of Porto, on a boat typical of the region, called ‘Rabelo’.

Sao Bento Railway Station

The Porto railway station built in the 20th century is one of the most beautiful in the country. It has a glass and iron structure and is decorated with twenty thousand tiles that illustrate the evolution of transport and important events in the history and lifestyle of the Portuguese.

Clérigos Church and Tower

It is a symbol of the city and the country. This baroque church, from the 18th century, is the work of the Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni.

Gothic Church of San Francisco

The Church of São Francisco was classified as a National Monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its extraordinary decoration in gilded carving, making it unique in the country.

Cathedral of Porto

The Cathedral of the city of Porto, located in the heart of the historic center of the city of Porto, is one of the main and oldest monuments in Portugal.

Stock Exchange Palace

Located in the center of Porto, it was built in 1834, in neo-classical style, by the Associação Comercial do Porto.

Lunch

The Francesinha in Porto is a must! Go to a local restaurant famous for cooking the best Francesinha in Portugal.

 Night in:  Porto

Day 5: Douro Valley

Explore one of the most beautiful regions of Portugal: the Douro Valley is the oldest demarcated wine region in the world and classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will visit a local Quinta where you can learn about wine culture and the region and taste the much appreciated Douro wine.

Village of Pinhão

The railway station became known for the 24 tile panels that portray the landscapes of the Douro valley.

Lunch

There’s nothing better than having lunch at a family farm surrounded by vineyards and with the Douro Valley as a backdrop.

 Night in:  Porto

Day 6: Alto Minho

A unique tour that highlights the charms of the Alto Minho region. Throughout the day, we will visit the historic centers of Valença, Monção and Melgaço and local wineries with vineyards and cellars with centuries of history.

Green wine

Vinho Verde is produced in the largest demarcated region in Portugal. It is a young and fresh wine, perfect for hot summer days.

Valencia

Valença is located at the top of a valley. Come with us and visit the fortress and enjoy the most fantastic views over the river Minho.

Monsoon

Small fortified village known for its wine, customs and traditions. Walk through the medieval center of Monção and appreciate this small Portuguese village.

Melgaço

Surrounded by vineyards and the mountains of the Peneda-Gerês National Park, with a breathtaking view.

Lunch

Visit a local winery and enjoy a delicious meal, prepared especially for you, accompanied by the famous “Vinho Verde” of the house.

 Night in:  Porto

Day 7: Coimbra

This tour will take you on a fantastic journey into the past. Visit two of the most important UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Portugal: Coimbra and Tomar.

Coimbra

Known as the city of students, it offers centuries of culture and history. Here you will visit the oldest University in Portugal and the Library of D. João V and walk through the historic center of the city.

Bairrada Region

The Bairrada region is famous for its sparkling wines, especially appreciated when accompanied by the region’s traditional dish: roast suckling pig. The meat is so tender and the skin is so crunchy and tasty that it has become one of the most requested dishes in Portugal. Served with fries and a salad! Lunch will be followed by a visit to the oldest winery in the region.

 Night in:  Marvão

Day 8: Marvão, Elvas and Vila Viçosa

Marvão

Marvão is considered one of the most spectacular fortified villages in the country. Located at the top of Serra de São Mamede, you can enjoy the most splendid views of the region.

Elvas

Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it holds what is considered the largest military building, as well as churches and monasteries of unique beauty.

Vila Viçosa

Surrounded by natural beauty, it is a hidden gem, full of history and cultural interest.

Lunch

The Alentejo region is famous for its Iberian black pig. This is raised in the vast plains of Alentejo, in freedom, with a diet based on acorns, so its meat is full of flavor, juicy and delicious.

 Night in:  Évora

Day 9: Évora and Monsaraz

Évora is the capital of Alto Alentejo and classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 1986.

Church of San Francisco

The Convent of São Francisco was the first house of the Franciscan Order in Portugal, having been founded in the 12th century. The Church of São Francisco was remodeled at the end of the 19th century. XV, and is of Gothic-Manueline architecture. It is related to the events that marked the period of maritime expansion and is one of the most beautiful churches in Portugal.

Chapel of Bones

The Capela dos Ossos is one of the best-known monuments in Évora and is located in what remains of the former Convent of São Francisco. It was built in the 17th century on the initiative of three friars with the aim of transmitting the message of the transience and fragility of human life. At the entrance, the notice: “We bones that are here, we wait for yours”. The walls and eight pillars of the church are covered with about 5000 human skulls and countless bones, from the city’s cemeteries.

Roman Temple of Évora

The Roman Temple of Évora was built at the beginning of the 1st century AD and is located in the historic center of the city, being one of the best known landmarks of the city and a symbol of the Roman presence in Portuguese territory.

Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption

Better known as Sé de Évora, it is the largest medieval cathedral in Portugal. Its construction began in 1186 and was consecrated in 1204, later completed in 1250. It is a fascinating granite monument that marks the transition from the Romanesque to the Gothic style.

Local Winery

Place where you will get to know how local wineries work, learn more about their wines and taste them in the cellar. The tasting will be accompanied by regional products, such as cheese, toast and chorizo.

Cork shop and factory

Cork is a plant material, 100% natural, derived from the bark of the cork oak tree.
It can be extracted every 9 years and has several uses, such as floor coverings, the manufacture of musical instruments, decorative items and clothing. Considered the most important industry in Portugal, with an area of ​​730,000 hectares of cork oak forests, it is responsible for more than 50% of world cork production.

S. Pedro do Corval

Small and typical Alentejo village where you can find about 35 potteries, an art of great tradition in Alentejo, for this reason the village is known as the capital of potteries.

Monsaraz

Medieval village conquered by the Moors in the 12th century. It played, over time, a very important role in the surveillance of the Guadiana River, after the border with Spain. The beauty and state of conservation of the village of Monsaraz are impressive, making it a museum village, unique in the region. From the top of the castle walls, built by D. Dinis in the 14th century and classified as a National Monument, we can see the entire village with white painted houses and slate roofs and the Alqueva dam.

Lunch

With so many different traditional dishes and flavors, Portugal has something for everyone. Why not try a little bit of everything? You will visit a local restaurant that will serve you the best Portuguese tapas. This is a great option for those who want to try different Portuguese dishes.

 Night in:  Lisbon

Day 10: Drop off at Lisbon Airport or Hotel

Your guide will pick you up at the airport and take you on a tour of the famous Belém neighborhood, where you can taste the famous Pastéis de Belém. You will also have the opportunity to admire two monuments classified as World Heritage by Unesco; The Jeronimos Monastery and the Belém Tower.

Dinner

You will only feel that you have arrived in Portugal the moment you hear Fado. Dine in a famous Fado house and enjoy grilled codfish with baked potatoes and olive oil, in the oven, to the sound of a Fado show.

 Night in:  Lisbon

Sintra is a village surrounded by a magnificent natural park, with castles and summer palaces, built by the Portuguese royal family. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and due to its natural beauty it is the most visited village in Portugal.

Serra de Sintra Natural Park

The Park has more than 200 species of vertebrates: 33 species of mammals, more than 160 species of birds, 12 species of amphibians, 20 species of reptiles and 9 species of freshwater fish.

Local products and crafts

As you walk through the historic center, you will find many old houses that, over the years, have been converted into small shops and bakeries, where you can buy local products, regional sweets and handicrafts.

Necklaces

The Colares wine region was defined in 1908, making it the second oldest demarcated region in the country. In 1865, the arrival of phylloxera in Portugal destroyed most of the country’s vineyards. In Colares, the ‘sand floor’ vines, due to the depth of the roots, did not allow the insect to propagate, as it did in other types of soil, and therefore the vines were not damaged. You will have the opportunity to taste this very special and unique wine.

Cape da Roca

Considered the westernmost point of continental Europe, it is located on a cliff 140 meters high, with one of the most beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Guincho Beach

It is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Lisbon region and was chosen for the recording of one of the scenes of the James Bond movie, ‘On Her Majesty’s Service’.

Cascais

Cascais is an old fishing village, which has managed to maintain its traditions over the centuries, combining them with aristocratic life.

Lunch

Taste fresh grilled fish at a seaside restaurant. Enjoy the view with a bottle of Vinho Verde to accompany your meal.

 Night in:  Lisbon

This tour of the west coast of Portugal will offer you an unforgettable experience. Discover typical handicrafts, gastronomy, traditions and aromas in a unique atmosphere that characterizes the Oeste region.

Lourinhã

Lourinhã is one of the three demarcated wine brandy regions in the world, along with French brandy and Armagnac. You will experience the so-called ‘Aguardente’, so popular in Portugal and around the world.

Nazareth

A charming fishing village known around the world for the phenomenon of giant waves, and the perfect place to have lunch with fresh, grilled fish.

Aveiro

Considered the Portuguese Venice, where you will take a typical boat ride through the city’s canals and taste the famous regional sweets.

Lunch

In the village of Nazaré you can try grilled octopus with olive oil, garlic and mashed potatoes. A dish you will never forget!

 Night in:  Porto

D.Luis metallic bridge

Inaugurated in 1886, it was designed by engineer Théophile Seyrig, a disciple of Gustave Eiffel. It connects the city of Porto with Vila Nova de Gaia, crossing the Douro River.

Port Wine Cellars

Port wine is internationally known for its quality and, although it is produced in the Douro Valley, the cellars are located in the city of Porto. You will see and taste this wonderful and unique wine.

Cruise on the Douro River

Enjoy the fantastic views of Porto, on a boat typical of the region, called ‘Rabelo’.

Sao Bento Railway Station

The Porto railway station built in the 20th century is one of the most beautiful in the country. It has a glass and iron structure and is decorated with twenty thousand tiles that illustrate the evolution of transport and important events in the history and lifestyle of the Portuguese.

Clérigos Church and Tower

It is a symbol of the city and the country. This baroque church, from the 18th century, is the work of the Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni.

Gothic Church of San Francisco

The Church of São Francisco was classified as a National Monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its extraordinary decoration in gilded carving, making it unique in the country.

Cathedral of Porto

The Cathedral of the city of Porto, located in the heart of the historic center of the city of Porto, is one of the main and oldest monuments in Portugal.

Stock Exchange Palace

Located in the center of Porto, it was built in 1834, in neo-classical style, by the Associação Comercial do Porto.

Lunch

The Francesinha in Porto is a must! Go to a local restaurant famous for cooking the best Francesinha in Portugal.

 Night in:  Porto

Explore one of the most beautiful regions of Portugal: the Douro Valley is the oldest demarcated wine region in the world and classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will visit a local Quinta where you can learn about wine culture and the region and taste the much appreciated Douro wine.

Village of Pinhão

The railway station became known for the 24 tile panels that portray the landscapes of the Douro valley.

Lunch

There’s nothing better than having lunch at a family farm surrounded by vineyards and with the Douro Valley as a backdrop.

 Night in:  Porto

A unique tour that highlights the charms of the Alto Minho region. Throughout the day, we will visit the historic centers of Valença, Monção and Melgaço and local wineries with vineyards and cellars with centuries of history.

Green wine

Vinho Verde is produced in the largest demarcated region in Portugal. It is a young and fresh wine, perfect for hot summer days.

Valencia

Valença is located at the top of a valley. Come with us and visit the fortress and enjoy the most fantastic views over the river Minho.

Monsoon

Small fortified village known for its wine, customs and traditions. Walk through the medieval center of Monção and appreciate this small Portuguese village.

Melgaço

Surrounded by vineyards and the mountains of the Peneda-Gerês National Park, with a breathtaking view.

Lunch

Visit a local winery and enjoy a delicious meal, prepared especially for you, accompanied by the famous “Vinho Verde” of the house.

 Night in:  Porto

This tour will take you on a fantastic journey into the past. Visit two of the most important UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Portugal: Coimbra and Tomar.

Coimbra

Known as the city of students, it offers centuries of culture and history. Here you will visit the oldest University in Portugal and the Library of D. João V and walk through the historic center of the city.

Bairrada Region

The Bairrada region is famous for its sparkling wines, especially appreciated when accompanied by the region’s traditional dish: roast suckling pig. The meat is so tender and the skin is so crunchy and tasty that it has become one of the most requested dishes in Portugal. Served with fries and a salad! Lunch will be followed by a visit to the oldest winery in the region.

 Night in:  Marvão

Marvão

Marvão is considered one of the most spectacular fortified villages in the country. Located at the top of Serra de São Mamede, you can enjoy the most splendid views of the region.

Elvas

Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it holds what is considered the largest military building, as well as churches and monasteries of unique beauty.

Vila Viçosa

Surrounded by natural beauty, it is a hidden gem, full of history and cultural interest.

Lunch

The Alentejo region is famous for its Iberian black pig. This is raised in the vast plains of Alentejo, in freedom, with a diet based on acorns, so its meat is full of flavor, juicy and delicious.

 Night in:  Évora

Évora is the capital of Alto Alentejo and classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 1986.

Church of San Francisco

The Convent of São Francisco was the first house of the Franciscan Order in Portugal, having been founded in the 12th century. The Church of São Francisco was remodeled at the end of the 19th century. XV, and is of Gothic-Manueline architecture. It is related to the events that marked the period of maritime expansion and is one of the most beautiful churches in Portugal.

Chapel of Bones

The Capela dos Ossos is one of the best-known monuments in Évora and is located in what remains of the former Convent of São Francisco. It was built in the 17th century on the initiative of three friars with the aim of transmitting the message of the transience and fragility of human life. At the entrance, the notice: “We bones that are here, we wait for yours”. The walls and eight pillars of the church are covered with about 5000 human skulls and countless bones, from the city’s cemeteries.

Roman Temple of Évora

The Roman Temple of Évora was built at the beginning of the 1st century AD and is located in the historic center of the city, being one of the best known landmarks of the city and a symbol of the Roman presence in Portuguese territory.

Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption

Better known as Sé de Évora, it is the largest medieval cathedral in Portugal. Its construction began in 1186 and was consecrated in 1204, later completed in 1250. It is a fascinating granite monument that marks the transition from the Romanesque to the Gothic style.

Local Winery

Place where you will get to know how local wineries work, learn more about their wines and taste them in the cellar. The tasting will be accompanied by regional products, such as cheese, toast and chorizo.

Cork shop and factory

Cork is a plant material, 100% natural, derived from the bark of the cork oak tree.
It can be extracted every 9 years and has several uses, such as floor coverings, the manufacture of musical instruments, decorative items and clothing. Considered the most important industry in Portugal, with an area of ​​730,000 hectares of cork oak forests, it is responsible for more than 50% of world cork production.

S. Pedro do Corval

Small and typical Alentejo village where you can find about 35 potteries, an art of great tradition in Alentejo, for this reason the village is known as the capital of potteries.

Monsaraz

Medieval village conquered by the Moors in the 12th century. It played, over time, a very important role in the surveillance of the Guadiana River, after the border with Spain. The beauty and state of conservation of the village of Monsaraz are impressive, making it a museum village, unique in the region. From the top of the castle walls, built by D. Dinis in the 14th century and classified as a National Monument, we can see the entire village with white painted houses and slate roofs and the Alqueva dam.

Lunch

With so many different traditional dishes and flavors, Portugal has something for everyone. Why not try a little bit of everything? You will visit a local restaurant that will serve you the best Portuguese tapas. This is a great option for those who want to try different Portuguese dishes.

 Night in:  Lisbon

City Tours

Valenca do Minho

General Info

GETTING TO KNOW VALENÇA DO MINHO IS GOING THROUGH MEMORIES OF 2000 YEARS.

Tour Inclusions
Itinerary

We continue with a visit to the city of Viana do Castelo, where we can appreciate the old part of the city with its Cathedral (visit) and learn about the ancient art of jewelery production called “filigree” (tour).


We will continue towards the viewpoint of Santa Luzia, with a fabulous view over the coast, one of the most beautiful in Portugal. Then we will reach the city of Ponte de Lima, known for its famous bridge over the Lima River and the picturesque historic center (tour). in the city of Tui, located in Galicia, Spain, we can enjoy a privileged view of the Minho River, which forms the natural border between Portugal and Spain, walking through the streets of the historic center of the city.


Returning to Portugal, we will visit the city of Valença de Minho, which had great military importance in protecting the country. As we walk through the streets we will be able to discover the traditional and handcrafted products of the Minho region.


Return to origin.

Coimbra / Aveiro / Porto

General Info

COME AND VISIT ONE OF THE OLDEST UNIVERSITIES IN EUROPE.

Tour Inclusions
Itinerary

We leave the Hotel to visit the university city of Coimbra, one of the oldest in Europe. We will visit the University Rectory (visit), the Joanina Library (visit), the Tower (visit), the Sala dos Capelos, the Sala dos Exams and the Sala das Armas (visit). During the tour of the city of students, we will visit the old Sé Velha and the Convent of Santa Cruz (tour). We will continue towards Aveiro, a city known as the “Portuguese Venice”, located on the Ria de Aveiro. We will visit the Historic Center with the Cathedral (visit). We suggest a Moliceiro boat trip through the city’s canals. In the afternoon we will continue to the second largest city in Portugal – Porto, famous for the richness of its monumental and artistic heritage. ), the Ribeira District (walk), São Bento Station (visit), Praça de Liberdade (stop) and Palácio da Bolsa (visit). We continue to Vila Nova da Gaia to visit one of the Port wine cellars (visit with wine tasting).

Fatima

General Info

A SPECIAL VISIT THAT INCLUDES A VISIT TO FÁTIMA, BATALHA, ALCOBAÇA, NAZARÉ AND ÓBIDOS.

Tour Inclusions
Itinerary

Come and discover the lovely walled city of Óbidos, a medieval village clinging to a hillside. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean in Nazaré, a small village of traditional Portuguese fishermen famous for its gastronomy, traditions and its most recent, which are the giant waves surfed by Garrett McNamara. Continue the tour to Batalha for a visit to the 14th century Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória, one of Portugal’s architectural masterpieces. Then, visit the Sanctuary of Fátima, one of the most revered sanctuaries in the Catholic world.

Where are we going:

Hotel > Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima (visit) > Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity > Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fátima > Chapel of the Apparitions > Aljustrel > Museum of each of the three little shepherds (visit) > Batalha > Monastery of Batalha (visit) > Nazaré (stop) > Nazaré Beach > Óbidos (walk) > Óbidos Cherry Liqueur Tasting! > Hotel

Santiago

Tour Inclusions
Itinerary

(Santiago de Compostela | Valença do Minho | Viana do Castelo)

The capital of Galicia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also home to one of the most prestigious Universities in Spain, with many students, who fill the narrow streets of the historic center with music side by side with creative and passionate artists that take us back to medieval times.

In Portugal, on the banks of the River Minho, we find the largest open-air shopping center in the Iberian Peninsula between star-shaped walls. Valença do Minho reveals a very unique identity coming from commercial exchanges with neighboring Spain, full of traditional products where towels stand out.

After all the shopping is done, we head to Viana do Castelo, an Atlantic city, at the mouth of the river Lima, between the hill and the sea, which give the city outstanding landscape qualities that enchant the senses and provide an atmosphere of decompression. The originality and functionality of its handicrafts, with special emphasis on tableware, embroidery and filigree, are other attributes that make Viana do Castelo an extremely attractive city for all aspects of tourism.

Where are we going:

Hotel – Santiago de Compostela – Pilgrim Mass in the Cathedral – Visit to the historic center – Free time for lunch – Visit to Valença do Minho – Visit to Viana do Castelo – Hotel

WineTour - Douro Valley

General Info

VISIT ONE OF THE BEST KNOWN WINE PRODUCERS IN THE REGION AND TASTE THE BEST PORT WINES.

Tour Inclusions
Itinerary

DOURO VALLEY – PINHÃO, PESO DA RÉGUA, MATEUS, AMARANTE.

We set out to meet the Douro Valley. We visited the picturesque village of Pinhão, and got to know the Rabelo boats that transported port wine to Vila Nova de Gaia. We will continue towards Peso da Régua, located on the bank of the Douro River, home to the old port wine production companies. We will visit a winery and have the opportunity to taste the famous wine (visit). Passing through the unforgettable wine landscapes of the Douro Valley (stops along the way). Arriving in Mateus we will visit the Solar and its gardens (visit). We continue to the city of Amarante with its privileged location. We will get to know São Gonçalo Church (visit), and its bridge (stop) and we will walk in the late afternoon through the streets of the Historic Center. End of services.

Sintra e Cascais

General Info

VILLAGE OF CHARM RECOGNIZED BY UNESCO AS A CULTURAL LANDSCAPE.

Tour Inclusions
Itinerary
SINTRA / CABO DA ROCA / CASCAIS / ESTORIL

We leave the Hotel for Sintra where we will visit the Historic Center of the town of Sintra (tour) and the Pena Palace (visit). We will continue towards Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Europe. On the return trip, we will also visit Guincho beach (stop), Cascais village (stop) and Estoril (pass), the two oldest and most famous tourist resorts in Portugal. Return to origin.

  • Pena Palace
  • Royal Palace or the village
  • Cape Rock
  • Cascais

Braga e Guimaraes

Tour Inclusions
Itinerary
BRAGA / BOM JESUS ​​/ GUIMARÃES

On this day, the trip will head towards the city of Braga, founded by the Romans, where we will visit the Cathedral (visit) and walk through the old streets of the historic center of the city. Then we will visit Bom Jesus with its famous staircase and the oldest water elevator in Europe. We will continue to the city of Guimarães, often referred to as the “Cradle City” for its important role in the formation of Portugal. We will visit the Chapel of São Miguel (visit), the Paço Ducal (visit), the Castle (visit) and the old part of the city known for its architecture (tour). Return to origin.

Lisboa

General Info

COME AND VISIT THE PORTUGUESE CAPITAL, A CITY FULL OF LIFE AND HISTORY.

Tour Inclusions
Itinerary

The itinerary begins in the illuminated city of Lisbon, where we will visit the Lisbon Cathedral and the Santo António Church (stop), the Portas do Sol viewpoint (stop) and then the São Jorge Castle (stop), Baixa Pombalina, Terreiro do Paço Square, Chiado, São Bento Palace and Basilica da Estrela (passage). Leaving the old part of the city, we head towards the representative neighborhood of Belém where we find the monuments linked to the time of the discoveries: the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (stop), the Torre de Belém (stop) and the Padrão dos Descobrimentos (stop). A visit to the Fábrica dos Pasteis de Belém (stop) is also planned. Return to origin.

  • Saint Anthony Church.
  • See Lisbon.
  • Sao Jorge’s Castle.
  • Monastery and Church of Dos Jerónimos.
  • Belém Tower.
  • Monument to the Discoveries.

Porto

General Info

COME AND VISIT PORTO, RECENTLY RECOGNIZED AS A WORLD HERITAGE SITE.

Tour Inclusions
Itinerary

A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996, Porto dates back to the 4th century, one of the oldest tourist destinations in Europe. Porto is recognized for its wealth of monuments and art. Award-winning wine cellars, enormous leisure and cultural infrastructure are just some of the reasons why you shouldn’t miss a visit to this beautiful Invicta city.

Hotel – Avenida dos Aliados – City Hall – Bolhão Market – Batalha Square – Rua de Santa Catarina – Café Majestic – São Bento Station – Cathedral – Serra do Pilar Viewpoint – Port Wine Cellar (visit and tasting) – Praça do Infante – Church of São Francisco – Palácio da Bolsa – Torre dos Clérigos – Igreja do Carmo – Igreja das Carmelitas – Foz do Rio Douro – Castelo do Queijo – Casa da Música – Hotel.

Coimbra dos Students

General Info

COIMBRA CITY TOUR, ENDING WITH A LIVE COIMBRA FADO SHOW.

Tour Inclusions
Itinerary

Departure towards the University of Coimbra with a visit to the Joanina Library, S. Miguel Chapel, Sala dos Capelos, Medieval and Academic Prison, Sala das Armas, Sala do Exam Privado and Tower of the University. Free typical lunch and afternoon visit to the Machado de Castro National Museum. Finally Fado de Coimbra, a live Fado show is an excellent way to get to know the culture and the city. In Fado de Coimbra, talented voice, guitar and viola artists present Fado de Coimbra. During 50 Minutes is the ideal suggestion to watch Fado. Return to origin.

Coimbra / Averio

General Info

YOU CAN DISCOVER A LITTLE OF OUR HISTORY AND TRADITIONS.

Tour Inclusions
Itinerary

(Coimbra | Costa Nova | Aveiro)

Departure from the Hotel to visit the University of Coimbra. one of the oldest still in operation in Europe and the world Its history dates back to the century following the founding of the Portuguese nation, given that it was created in the 13th century, in 1290, more specifically on March 1, when it was signed in Leiria , by King D. Dinis I . We continue to the Sé Velha, one of the most important romantic style buildings in Portugal. Construction of the Cathedral began around 1146, after Afonso Henriques declared himself king of Portugal and chose Coimbra as the capital of the kingdom. In 1182, the works were advanced enough for Bishop Bernudos to be buried in the Cathedral. D.Sancho, the second king of Portugal, was crowned there. We continue to the Old Convent of Stª Clara, a monument that was founded at the end of the 13th century, with the aim of welcoming Poor Clares of the Franciscan Orders. A project to enhance the monastery was launched in 2004, which was completed in 2008. Typical lunch and after lunch we continue to visit Aveiro, the “Portuguese Venice” with its canals, where you will take a tour of the city’s canals in typical moliceiros ( similar to the Venice gondola) and taste the famous soft eggs, a typical sweet from this beautiful region. Return to origin.

  • Coimbra University.
  • Joanine Library.
  • Sé Velha.
  • S. Cruz Church.
  • Monastery of S. Clara a Velha.
  • Aveiro (Moliceiro ride)
  • Costa Nova beach

City Tours

Valenca do Minho

General Info

GETTING TO KNOW VALENÇA DO MINHO IS GOING THROUGH MEMORIES OF 2000 YEARS.

Tour Inclusions
Itinerary

We continue with a visit to the city of Viana do Castelo, where we can appreciate the old part of the city with its Cathedral (visit) and learn about the ancient art of jewelery production called “filigree” (tour).


We will continue towards the viewpoint of Santa Luzia, with a fabulous view over the coast, one of the most beautiful in Portugal. Then we will reach the city of Ponte de Lima, known for its famous bridge over the Lima River and the picturesque historic center (tour). in the city of Tui, located in Galicia, Spain, we can enjoy a privileged view of the Minho River, which forms the natural border between Portugal and Spain, walking through the streets of the historic center of the city.


Returning to Portugal, we will visit the city of Valença de Minho, which had great military importance in protecting the country. As we walk through the streets we will be able to discover the traditional and handcrafted products of the Minho region.


Return to origin.

Coimbra / Aveiro / Porto

General Info

COME AND VISIT ONE OF THE OLDEST UNIVERSITIES IN EUROPE.

Tour Inclusions
Itinerary

We leave the Hotel to visit the university city of Coimbra, one of the oldest in Europe. We will visit the University Rectory (visit), the Joanina Library (visit), the Tower (visit), the Sala dos Capelos, the Sala dos Exams and the Sala das Armas (visit). During the tour of the city of students, we will visit the old Sé Velha and the Convent of Santa Cruz (tour). We will continue towards Aveiro, a city known as the “Portuguese Venice”, located on the Ria de Aveiro. We will visit the Historic Center with the Cathedral (visit). We suggest a Moliceiro boat trip through the city’s canals. In the afternoon we will continue to the second largest city in Portugal – Porto, famous for the richness of its monumental and artistic heritage. ), the Ribeira District (walk), São Bento Station (visit), Praça de Liberdade (stop) and Palácio da Bolsa (visit). We continue to Vila Nova da Gaia to visit one of the Port wine cellars (visit with wine tasting).

Fatima

General Info

A SPECIAL VISIT THAT INCLUDES A VISIT TO FÁTIMA, BATALHA, ALCOBAÇA, NAZARÉ AND ÓBIDOS.

Tour Inclusions
Itinerary

Come and discover the lovely walled city of Óbidos, a medieval village clinging to a hillside. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean in Nazaré, a small village of traditional Portuguese fishermen famous for its gastronomy, traditions and its most recent, which are the giant waves surfed by Garrett McNamara. Continue the tour to Batalha for a visit to the 14th century Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória, one of Portugal’s architectural masterpieces. Then, visit the Sanctuary of Fátima, one of the most revered sanctuaries in the Catholic world.

Where are we going:

Hotel > Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima (visit) > Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity > Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fátima > Chapel of the Apparitions > Aljustrel > Museum of each of the three little shepherds (visit) > Batalha > Monastery of Batalha (visit) > Nazaré (stop) > Nazaré Beach > Óbidos (walk) > Óbidos Cherry Liqueur Tasting! > Hotel

Santiago

Tour Inclusions
Itinerary

(Santiago de Compostela | Valença do Minho | Viana do Castelo)

The capital of Galicia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also home to one of the most prestigious Universities in Spain, with many students, who fill the narrow streets of the historic center with music side by side with creative and passionate artists that take us back to medieval times.

In Portugal, on the banks of the River Minho, we find the largest open-air shopping center in the Iberian Peninsula between star-shaped walls. Valença do Minho reveals a very unique identity coming from commercial exchanges with neighboring Spain, full of traditional products where towels stand out.

After all the shopping is done, we head to Viana do Castelo, an Atlantic city, at the mouth of the river Lima, between the hill and the sea, which give the city outstanding landscape qualities that enchant the senses and provide an atmosphere of decompression. The originality and functionality of its handicrafts, with special emphasis on tableware, embroidery and filigree, are other attributes that make Viana do Castelo an extremely attractive city for all aspects of tourism.

Where are we going:

Hotel – Santiago de Compostela – Pilgrim Mass in the Cathedral – Visit to the historic center – Free time for lunch – Visit to Valença do Minho – Visit to Viana do Castelo – Hotel

Vale de Douro

General Info

VISIT ONE OF THE BEST KNOWN WINE PRODUCERS IN THE REGION AND TASTE THE BEST PORT WINES.

Tour Inclusions
Itinerary

We continue with a visit to the city of Viana do Castelo, where we can appreciate the old part of the city with its Cathedral (visit) and learn about the ancient art of jewelery production called “filigree” (tour).


We will continue towards the viewpoint of Santa Luzia, with a fabulous view over the coast, one of the most beautiful in Portugal. Then we will reach the city of Ponte de Lima, known for its famous bridge over the Lima River and the picturesque historic center (tour). in the city of Tui, located in Galicia, Spain, we can enjoy a privileged view of the Minho River, which forms the natural border between Portugal and Spain, walking through the streets of the historic center of the city.


Returning to Portugal, we will visit the city of Valença de Minho, which had great military importance in protecting the country. As we walk through the streets we will be able to discover the traditional and handcrafted products of the Minho region.


Return to origin.

Sintra e Cascais

General Info

VILLAGE OF CHARM RECOGNIZED BY UNESCO AS A CULTURAL LANDSCAPE.

Tour Inclusions
Itinerary
SINTRA / CABO DA ROCA / CASCAIS / ESTORIL

We leave the Hotel for Sintra where we will visit the Historic Center of the town of Sintra (tour) and the Pena Palace (visit). We will continue towards Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Europe. On the return trip, we will also visit Guincho beach (stop), Cascais village (stop) and Estoril (pass), the two oldest and most famous tourist resorts in Portugal. Return to origin.

  • Pena Palace
  • Royal Palace or the village
  • Cape Rock
  • Cascais

Braga e Guimaraes

Tour Inclusions
Itinerary
BRAGA / BOM JESUS ​​/ GUIMARÃES

On this day, the trip will head towards the city of Braga, founded by the Romans, where we will visit the Cathedral (visit) and walk through the old streets of the historic center of the city. Then we will visit Bom Jesus with its famous staircase and the oldest water elevator in Europe. We will continue to the city of Guimarães, often referred to as the “Cradle City” for its important role in the formation of Portugal. We will visit the Chapel of São Miguel (visit), the Paço Ducal (visit), the Castle (visit) and the old part of the city known for its architecture (tour). Return to origin.

Lisboa

General Info

COME AND VISIT THE PORTUGUESE CAPITAL, A CITY FULL OF LIFE AND HISTORY.

Tour Inclusions
Itinerary

The itinerary begins in the illuminated city of Lisbon, where we will visit the Lisbon Cathedral and the Santo António Church (stop), the Portas do Sol viewpoint (stop) and then the São Jorge Castle (stop), Baixa Pombalina, Terreiro do Paço Square, Chiado, São Bento Palace and Basilica da Estrela (passage). Leaving the old part of the city, we head towards the representative neighborhood of Belém where we find the monuments linked to the time of the discoveries: the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (stop), the Torre de Belém (stop) and the Padrão dos Descobrimentos (stop). A visit to the Fábrica dos Pasteis de Belém (stop) is also planned. Return to origin.

  • Saint Anthony Church.
  • See Lisbon.
  • Sao Jorge’s Castle.
  • Monastery and Church of Dos Jerónimos.
  • Belém Tower.
  • Monument to the Discoveries.