We We start 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 colored mirror in which the beauty and the architectural contrasts do not go unnoticed in this city with blue sky all year and a mild winter is no wonder what is in fashion and walks in world mouths. After lunch follows the picturesque town of Sintra once much appreciated by Portuguese and European bourgeoisie, it has a rich collection of palaces like Pena considered one of the most beautiful palaces in the world, follows the palace of Seteais famous for its beautiful unique gardens in Portugal. Time yet for a passage by cascais Cascais considered by many the Portuguese Riviera, Estoril and Cascais are full of glamor and charisma. With many attractions in a small area and exceptionally sunny framework in terms of nature, culture and heritage.
In the morning we leave the sunny city of Lisbon to explore the charming medieval town of Obidos surrounded by the imposing walls of the century XIV that make up a well-preserved castle. We will go through its walls and landscapes of small alleys and churches, at the end of time to savor the Ginjinha of Obidos. We follow then to Nazareth to walk in the narrow streets, make conversation and photograph “woman of the seven skirts,” eat fresh fish and climb to the sights of Pederneira and the Sítio and then down to the beach by the centenary lift. Long gone are the days when there was no beach because of the sea insistence on advancing earth inside. So, until the sixteenth century, the Nazarenes lived in Pederneira and local Sítio that together with the beach are to Nazareth, then we follow to Batalha city that houses the Dominican Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitoria raw work of Gothic architecture, UNESCO world heritage.
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 Fatima 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 for to lodge in the hotel.
The city of Porto is the 2nd largest Portuguese city considered European destination of 2014 Porto better known for the Invicta city is full of life and activities.
The Port bathed by the banks of the Douro River the city is full of historical monuments worth a visit especially Clérigos Tower, Palácio da Bolsa, Porto Cathedral or the Library Lelo. The old downtown is fairly well preserved because in recent years has undergone several improvements that impress all of those passing by, the narrow streets hide small taverns where it stands out the typical Northern gastronomy with clear emphasis on the Famous Francesinha most famous dish of that region.
Those who visit Porto jumps in sight the famous wine caves of Porto on the other side of the bank of the Douro where we find the best “balcony” for the entire downtown Porto and Ribeira neighborhood, in our comtemplado tour is a visit to a cave and proof Port wine and even the famous boat ride on the Douro river where you will tour the famous six bridges connecting port to the city of Gaia. The Dom Luis I Bridge jumps in sight for its unique architecture, completed its construction in 1888 with 2 trays where vehicles, people and train almost share the same track.
We leave the city of Oporto toward the Douro Valley unique place, where the combination of climate, river, grapes and Stress Man gave rise to the first region marked World wines, the production of Port wine. Location picturesque, verdant 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. Crisscrossed by the river Tâmega and surrounded by mountains, this pretty town proudly displays its houses of the seventeenth century, whose balconies of colored wood adorn the narrow streets of the city of Amarante is characterized by its relationship with the mountains and the river, this seduz- us with its banks surrounded by trees, passing by still Calda de Moledo before arrival in Peso da Regua Peso and its origins remain unknown, but the legend says that a rural Roman house called “Villa Reguela” existed here. However, it increased from 1756 due to the creation of the General Company of Alto Douro Vineyard Agriculture. Marques de Pombal, who was the founder of the regiondue to the creation of the General Company of Alto Douro Vineyard Agriculture. Marques de Pombal, who was the founder of the wine world’s first region, created this institution. the Company’s warehouses were thereby built in Peso da Regua, and the first “wine fairs” In 1998, it was ranked as the International Vine and Wine City. Its natural landscapes are absolutely unique, since the wine region Alto Douro is a UNESCO World Heritage then we leave the Pinhão which is another base in the Douro Valley, where Port wine dominates the culture, the city is at the base of hills covered with vineyards and spectacularly formed at the confluence of the rivers Duero, highlight even for the fabulous train station with its typical Portuguese tile panels painted with the Douro valley images.
We leave the city of Porto in the morning towards Braga former city of Romans and later “city of archbishops,” Braga is one of the main religious centers of Portugal, which strongly dominates the Baroque.
We will find out their main places of worship, its historic center, its green landscapes and delighted with the typical flavors of this famous region.
We went then to the city of Guimarães considered the birthplace of Portugal, Guimarães offers us 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, which retains its authenticity today.
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 by the famous the Caminho de Santiago well deserves the title of World Heritage Site. In 1993, eight years after the Caminho de Santiago was also recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO. It is one of the most important pilgrimage centers in the Christian world, 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. Visit the Cathedral, strolling through the Plaza del Obradoiro is a mandatory task for every one that 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 environment we breathe in the streets, and in bars, for their traditions.
Just before the return to Porto time for a visit to Valenca do Minho which has very ancient origins. Its occupation dates back to very indented times, the rock engravings that can be observed in certain places of certain parishes are irrefutable proof of a distant time occupation. The D. Afonso III Inquirições also allude to the dolménico type buildings in Valencia County. From the most varied origins – Indo-European, Mediterranean and African – were resorting to this region many people attracted by the abundance of hunting and fishing, the soil fertility.
We begin our day with farewell in Porto towards Aveiro affectionately known as the Portuguese Venice is crisscrossed 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 its gastronomic ex-libris The Ovos Moles Aveiro Conventual tradition heritage, it follows Coimbra of narrow streets, patios, stairways and medieval arches, Coimbra overlooking the river Mondego 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 that the first record as a university takes 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.
Day 1 – Lisbon – Sintra – Cascais – Estoril – Lisbon
Day 2 – Óbidos – Nazaré – Batalha – Fátima – Porto
Day 3 – Porto – Caves Wine Porto – Tour boat on the Douro
Day 4 – Douro – Amarante – Mesão Frio – Peso da Régua – Pinhão
Day 5 – Braga – Bom Jesus – Guimarães
Day 6 – Porto – Santiago Compostela – Valença do Minho – Porto
Day 7 – Porto – Costa Nova – Aveiro – Mealhada – Coimbra – Lisbon
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 Nata factory -Sintra – tour in Sintra – regional candy factory of Sintra – Pena Palace – Seteais Palace – Cascais – Estoril – Hotel Lisboa Lisboa-
Day 2 – Lisbon – Hotel – Lisbon – Óbidos – Obidos 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 – Port
Day 3 – Porto – Hotel – Porto – Crystal Palace – Avenida dos Aliados – Hall Council – Bolhão Market – Santa Catarina Street – Cafe Majestic – S. Bento station – Cathedral – Serra do Pilar – Batalha – Palácio da Bolsa – Clérigos Tower – Bookstore Lelo – Carmo Church – Church of the Carmelites – Crystal Palace – Avenida da Boavista – Douro River – Cheese Castle – House of Music – Port Wine Cellars + Wine Tasting – Boat trip on the River Douro – 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 Régua – Boat trip on the Douro – Visit to a Farm Winery – Pinion – Station train – Porto – Hotel – Port
Day 5 – Porto – Departure to Braga Sanctuary of Bom Jesus, Braga Cathedral, Arco da Porta New – Sanctuary Sameiro – Historic center of Braga – Guimarães Castle. Chapel of St. Michael – Palace of the Dukes – Historic center of Guimarães – Porto – Hotel – Port
Day 6 – Hotel – Port – Santiago de Compostela – Pilgrim’s Mass – Visit the Historical Center – Plaza Mayor – Visit to Valença do Minho – Visit to Viana do Castelo – Arrival at Porto – Hotel
Day 7 – Port – Port Hotel- – ride on the Peninsula of Costa Nova – Aveiro – Visit to the city center – visit Nova – Walk in Traditional Moliceiro – Mealhada – Lunch will Leitão Bairrada Mealhada – Coimbra – Coimbra University – Palace of schools – hall of Capelos – Hall of tests – tests of weapons – Baroque Library – University Tower – Old Cathedral – New Cathedral – Riverside area – Lisbon – Hotel – Lisbon
1st Night – Lisbon
2nd Night – Porto
3rd Night – Porto
4th Night – Porto
5th Night – Porto
6th Night – Porto
7th Night – Lisbon
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|Private Transfers Airport/Hotel/Airport|
|Costumized service from our driver/tour guide|
|Top-of-the-range Mercedes vehicle|
|24/7 customer service|
|Time and visit all the sites advertised on Itinerary|
|Excellent buying tips and the best traditional restaurants|
|Bottled water on board|
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|Paid entries on monuments|