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Itinerary Portugal Centre and North – 5 Days

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Day 1 – We begin our day with a fabulous tour of Lisbon is an illuminated city.The Tagus and the sun almost always present make the Portuguese capital a color mirror in which the beauty and the architectural contrasts not go unnoticed in this city with blue sky all year and a mild winter no wonder that is fashionable and walks in the mouths of world. After lunch follows the picturesque town of Sintra once much appreciated by Portuguese and European bourgeoisie, it has a rich collection of palaces like the Pena Palace considered one of the most beautiful palaces in the world, following the Palace of Seteais famous for its beautiful unique gardens in Portugal.

Time yet for a passage for Cascais considered by many the Portuguese Riviera, Estoril and Cascais are full of glamor and charisma. With many attractions in a small space and exceptional framework in terms of nature, culture and heritage.

 

Day 2 – In the morning we leave the sunny city of Lisbon to explore the charming medieval town of Óbidos surrounded by stately century XIV walls that make up a well-preserved castle, we will walk through its walls and landscapes of small streets and churches and the end time to taste the Ginjinha of Óbidos. We continue to Nazareth to walk in the narrow streets, chat and photograph the “woman of the seven skirts,” eat fresh fish and up to the sights of Flint and the site and then down to the beach in the centenary lift. Gone are the days when there was no beach because of the sea insistence on moving earth inside. So, until the sixteenth century, the Nazarenes lived in Flint and local site jointly with the beach are to Nazareth.

Then we go to Batalha, a city that houses the Dominican Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitoria master piece of Gothic architecture, UNESCO World Heritage Site where we emphasize its unfinished or imperfect chapels.

Last visit of the day will be in Fatima and its Sanctuary which is one of the largest centers of pilgrimage to the Virgin Mary in the Catholic world, the famous sanctuary of Fátima attracts about 6 million pilgrims each year visit the Basilica of Our Lady, the chapel of the Apparitions and the home of the three Little Shepherds in the Cova da Iria, after day so rich then we follow to Porto to to lodge at the hotel.

 

Day 3 – We begin our 3rd itinerary day with a walk in the famous city of Porto, it were the second largest city in Portugal, will riverside becomes fascinating for its stunning river Douro, with its narrow streets, typical houses and population picturesque, after walking in the city time for a visit to Vila Nova de Gaia for tastings of an old Port wine in the famous Porto Wine cellars overlooking the Ribeira district.

We continue to Guimarães, the city considered the birthplace of Portugal, Guimarães offers its visitors a magnificent historic center classified World Heritage by UNESCO (2001).

We know the corners of the European Capital City of Culture in 2012, where you can appreciate the evolution of a city of medieval origin that retains its authenticity today.

 

Day 4 – We leave the city of Porto toward the singular Douro Valley where the climate conjunction, river, grapes and man’s effort gave rise to the first demarcated region World wines for the production of Port wine.Picturesque green landscapes and lush nature Douro invites all visitors to a temporary abstraction of reality, we began our tour of Amarante which is rich in historical and cultural heritage. Crossed by the river Tâmega and surrounded by mountains, this pretty town proudly displays its houses of the seventeenth century, whose balconies colored wood adorn the narrow streets, the city is characterized by its relationship with the mountains and the river, this seduces with its banks surrounded by trees, continuing our tour we visit the sights of Calda de Moledo before arrival in Peso da Régua.

Its origins remains unknown, but the legend says that a rural Roman house called “Villa Reguela” existed here however, grew starting from 1756 due to the creation of the Companhia Geral do Alto Douro Vinha Agricultura, Marques de Pombal who was the founder of the region of the wine world’s first created this institution.

the Company’s warehouses were built in Peso da Regua where the first wine fairs were made. In 1998 it was classified as International Vine and Wine city, its natural landscapes are absolutely unique as the wine region Alto Douro has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

We set out to the Pinhão which is another base in the Douro Valley, where Porto wine dominates the culture, the city is on the basis of covered hills with vineyards and spectacularly formed at the confluence of the rivers Douro, highlight also for the fabulous train station with its 24 typical Portuguese tile panels painted with the Douro valley images.

 

Day 5 – We begin our day with farewell the city of Oporto toward Aveiro affectionately known as the “Portuguese Venice” which is crossed by streets where water slide colorful moliceiros boats, which gives it a particular character.Who hears in the city of Aveiro, associates it immediately to it`s gastronomic ex-libris  Ovos Moles Aveiro monastic tradition heritage, it follows Coimbra narrow streets, patios, stairways and medieval arches, Coimbra bathed by the Mondego river it was the cradle of birth of six kings of Portugal and the First Dynasty, as well as the first University in the country and one of the oldest in the world and the first registration as a university place in 1290. Coimbra is a land of students but more than that, is a land of traditions where they intersect the past and the future that has more charm in the hour of departure.

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Where are we going

Day 1 – Lisbon – Sintra – Cascais – Estoril – Lisbon

Day 2 – Obidos – Nazareth – Battle – Fatima – Port

Day 3 – Porto – Guimarães – Port

Day 4 – Douro – Amarante – Mesão Frio – Peso da Regua – Pinion

Day 5 – Porto – Costa Nova – Aveiro – Mealhada – Coimbra – Lisbon

Places to visit each day

Day 1 – Hotel – Lisbon – Marques de Pombal Gardens – Baixa – Lisbon Cathedral – St. Anthony’s Church – Castle of Sao Jorge – Portas do Sol – Bairro da Graça – National Pantheon – Park of Nations – Terreiro do Paco – Chiado , Bairro Alto – São Bento – Estrela Basilica – Monument to the Discoveries – Belem Tower – Jeronimos Monastery – Pastéis de Belém – -Sintra – tour in Sintra – regional candy factory Sintra – Sintra Pena Palace – Seteais – Cascais – Estoril – Hotel Lisboa Lisboa-

Day 2 – Lisbon – Hotel – Lisbon – Óbidos – Óbidos Castle – Sitio da Nazaré – Nazaré Beach – Lighthouse Nazareth – Battle Center – Monastery of Batalha – Fatima center – Church of Our Lady of Fatima – Apparitions Chapel – Holy Trinity Church – House of 3 Pastorinhos – Porto – Hotel Porto

Day 3 – Hotel – Porto – Porto – Crystal Palace -Livraria Lelo- Avenue Aliados- São Bento- Station – Tower of the Clerics – Porto Cathedral – Sé district – Ribeira – Dom Luis I Bridge – Vila Nova de Gaia – Port Wine Cellars (proof of Port wines) Cruise 6 bridges – Clérigos Tower – Guimarães – Guimarães Castle – Chapel of St. Michael – Palace of the Dukes – historic center of Guimaraes, Porto -Hotel

Day 4 – Hotel – Porto – Porto-Amarante – Monastery of S. Gonçalo de Amarante – Mesão Frio – Caldas de Moledo – Views of the Douro – Peso da Regua – Boat trip on the Douro – Visit to a Farm Winery – Pinion – Station train – Porto – Hotel – Port

Day 5 – Porto – Hotel- Porto – Ride on the Peninsula of Costa Nova – Aveiro – Visit to the city center – visit Nova – Walk in Traditional Moliceiro – Mealhada – Leitão Bairrada for lunch in Mealhada – Coimbra – Coimbra University – Palace of schools – hall of Capelos -Hall of Exams-  Wall of Weapons – Baroque Library – University Tower – Old Cathedral – New Cathedral – Riverside area – Lisbon – Hotel – Lisbon

Places to hosting

1st Night – Lisbon
2nd Night – Porto
3rd Night – Porto
4th Night – Porto
5th Night – Lisbon

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icon_certoTime and visit all the sites advertised on Itinerary
icon_certoExcellent buying tips and the best traditional restaurants
icon_certoTraditional sweets
icon_certoBottled water on board
icon_certoWi-Fi onboard
icon_certoMandatory Fees

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