Day 1 – In the morning we leave the sunny city of Lisbon to explore the charming medieval town of Obidos surrounded by stately century XIV walls that make up a well-preserved castle, we will walk through its walls and landscapes of small alleys and churches, in the end still we will have time to taste the Ginjinha of Óbidos.
We follow then to Fatima where we will visit the Sanctuary that 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 apparitions and the home of the three little shepherds in the Cova da Iria, after we go to the city of Porto which is the 2nd largest Portuguese city considered European destination of 2014 Porto is best known for Invicta and is full of life and activities.
The city of Porto bathed by the banks of the Douro River the city is full of historical monuments worth visit especially Clérigos Tower, Porto Cathedral or the Library Lelo. Those who visit Porto can look to the famous POrto Cellars across the bank of the Douro where we found the best “balcony” for the entire downtown Porto and Ribeira neighborhood on our tour it`s contemplated is a visit to the Porto Wine Cellars and a wine taste, 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. The old downtown is quite well preserved and impress all those passing by, the narrow alleyways hide small taverns where stands the typical North gastronomy with clear emphasis on the famous Francesinha most famous dish of the region.
Day 2 – In the morning we leave the city of Porto towards Ponte da Barca, this ancient and traditional Portuguese village it takes its name from the famous bridge of St. John Ponte da Barca that has replaced the old boatmen in connection to both banks Lima River, the city is also noted for being a place of passage of the pilgrims who follow the path to Santiago de Compostela.
Then we go to the heart of the Geres National Park which was the first protected area in Portugal, here one can find several species being noted for example the wolf, the golden eagle, and mole-of-water, various reptiles and amphibians, trout, trouted salmon, or salmoned trout.
Following the course of the river Lima we go deper in the hilly landscape until the town of Soajo where we will visit a unique set of 24 granaries which make up the Community threshing floor whose oldest dates back to 1782.
In this village there are still particular forms of community life as the system of “brandas” and “invernias”, this little village is famous for its gastronomy where barrosã meat or even Cachena (local beef) have a special emphasis.
We continue our tour towards the Lindoso to visit the Medieval Castle (1278) which was the place of defense of ancient times and then Spain to Fontedevila village and Lobios to visit this small village of the Galician Xerez reentering in Portugal by the frontier of Portela dop Homem located 822 meters above sea level where we have a breathtaking view, we will follow by the old Roman road that was the connection between Braga and Astorga.
Last but not least visit the São Bento da Porta Aberta Sanctuary with its chapel of tile and the carved altarpiece covered in gold, worth visiting this place of devotion to São Bento.
Day 3 – We start our day with a farewell in Porto toward Aveiro affectionately known as the Portuguese Venice is crisscrossed by water streets where colorful moliceiros boats slide along, which gives it a particular character. Who hears about the city of Aveiro, associates it immediately to your gastronomic ex-libris, Ovos Moles, monastic tradition heritage, it follows Coimbra with 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 also 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 was in the year 1290. Coimbra is a land of students but more than that, is a land of traditions where they intersect the past and the future.
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Day 1 – Lisbon – Óbidos – Fatima – Porta
Day 2 – Porta – Serra do Gerês – Porto
Day 3 – Porto – Costa Nova – Aveiro – Mealhada – Coimbra – Lisbon
Day 1 – Lisbon – Hotel – Lisbon – Óbidos – Obidos Castle – Fatima center – Church of Our Lady of Fatima – Apparitions Chapel – Holy Trinity Church – House of 3 Pastorinhos – Porto – Avenida dos Aliados – Market Bolhao – Santa Catarina Street – Cafe Majestic – São Bento Station – Cathedral – Batalha Square – Clérigos Tower – Bookstore Lelo – Igreja do Carmo – Crystal Palace – Avenida da Boavista – the mouth of the Douro River – Port Wine Cellars + Wine Tasting – Boat trip on the River Douro – Porto – Hotel – Porto
Day 2 – Porto – Hotel – Porto – Ponte da Barca – Soajo historic center – 24 Granaries – Lindoso – Historical Center – Dam of Lindoso – Fontedevilla (Spain) – Portela do Homem border – Roman Road (linking Braga to Estorga) – São Bento da Porta Aberta – Shrine of São Bento da Porta Aberta – Porto – Hotel.
Day 3 – Porto – Hotel- Porto – tour on the Peninsula of Costa Nova – Aveiro – Visit to the city center – Visita Nova – boat trip in Traditional Moliceiro – Mealhada – Lunch, Leitão à Bairrada- Coimbra – Coimbra University – Palace of schools – Capelos Hall – Examination Hall – Weapons Hall – Baroque Library – University Tower – Old Cathedral – New Cathedral – Riverside area – Lisbon – Hotel
1st Night – Porto
2nd Night – Porto
3rd Night – Lisbon
|Itinerary adapted at your own rhythm|
|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|
|Other services not listed in the Itinerary|
|Paid entries on monuments|