Portugal

Pousadas of Portugal | 8 Days / 7 Nights

Situated in castles, monasteries, fortresses and places of special natural beauty from the North to the South, the Pousadas of Portugal are the very embodiment of the best that Portugal has to offer. Walk through the narrow streets of Lisbon and feel the atmosphere of this historical town. Visit the nearby romantic Sintra area with this unique Palaces, drive along the seaside coast to Estoril and Cascais. Travel north through the Western coast to the medieval walled town of Obidos. Continue your drive along the northwest coast to Guimarães, known for its magnificent architecture. Drive south to Coimbra enjoying the beautiful landscape along the way. On the banks of the river Mondego, Coimbra is famous for its University, the oldest in Portugal and one of the oldest in Europe. * Self driving tour

Includes:

  • 2nts in B&B at Pousada de Lisboa / Lisboa www.pousadas.pt
  • 1nt in B&B at Pousada do Castelo / Óbidos www.pousadas.pt
  • 2nts in B&B at Pousada Santa Marinha / Guimarães www.pousadas.pt
  • 1nt in B&B at 4*Hotel Quinta das Lagrimas / Coimbra www.quintadaslagrimas.pt
  • 1nt in B&B at 4*Hotel do Chiado / Lisboa www.hoteldochiado.com
  • Car -hire Grp B (Mitsubishi Colt or similar) – 7 days car hire with P/U + D/O from Budget (Avis desk) at Lisbon Airport
  • Excludes:

    • Entrances fees to sites and museums, meals and beverages, tips and road tolls and any other charges not mentioned in “prices including”.
    • Lisbon tourist tax of Euro 1 per person/day, paid locally to the Hotel.

Gourmet & Wine Experiences | 9 Days / 8 Nights

Portugal is a fabulous destination for food and wine lovers, offering a range of stunning landscapes, historic villages and world-class wineries. Get a taste for Porto on a guided gastronomy and wine tour through the Old Town. Continue in the direction of the Douro Valley where you will arrive at Quinta Nova Luxury Winery House, this traditional manor house has been converted into Portugal’s first wine hotel. Enjoy an authentic wine experience, walk the trails of the estate with breathtaking views of the Douro Valley. Head south through to the ancient town of Viseu. Taste the flavours from the region with a wine experience in Casa da Insua and visit to the museum built in the 17th century ending with wine tasting and traditional delicacies. Continue to the historical city of Coimbra, home to one of the oldest universities in the world. Your last stop will be the glamourous city of Lisbon. Savor the flavors of Portuguese food on a 3-hour tour of Lisbon’s traditional eateries. * Self driving tour

Includes:

  • 8-day car rental – Group C (Renault Megane Station Wagon A/C or similar) with manual transmission. Pick up Porto airport drop off Lisbon airport including unlimited mileage, super collision damage waiver insurance
  • 8 nights accommodation at selected 4-star hotels including daily breakfast
  • 2nts Porto including 1 three course dinner, walking food & tasting tour with guide
  • 2nts Covas do Douro in a Luxury Winery House including 1 dinner & visit the wine cellar with 3 wine tastings at Quinta Nova Winery
  • 1nt Coimbra & visit to the museum of Casa da Insua & wine tasting with 3 traditional delicacies
  • 3nts Lisbon including 1 three course dinner, walking food & tasting tour with guide & 1 dinner at Clube de Fado with Fado show

    The Best of Portugal | 11 Days / 10 Nights

    Includes:

    • Accommodation on a buffet breakfast basis at 4* hotels.
    • Transport by air-conditioned bus or minivan, as per detailed itinerary.
    • Guide present throughout the tour.
    • Entry into the following monuments: Batalha Monastery, Coimbra University, Palácio da Bolsa (Porto), St. Francisco
    • Church (Porto), Gardens of Palácio Mateus, Convent of Christ (Tomar), Palace of Pena (Sintra), Chapel of Bones
    • (Évora), São Francisco Church (Évora), Évora Cathedral, São Vicente Fortress (Sagres).

      The Templars | 3 Days / 2 Nights

      On this historical tour, we follow in the trail of the Knights Templar. Having arrived in Portugal in the time of Countess Teresa, the mother of Portugal’s first king, Afonso Henriques, the Knights Templar were present at many of the landmark moments in the history of Portugal, ranging from its foundation as a nation and the construction of its identify through to the period of maritime discoveries. The Order’s cross remains until today the symbol of the Portuguese Navy and Air Force. We shall be visiting monuments, reliving past events and speaking of the figures that will open up the history of both this Order and the European nation that has the longest standing permanent borders.

      Includes:

      • Accommodation on a buffet breakfast basis at 4* hotels.
      • Transport by air-conditioned bus or minivan, as per detailed itinerary.
      • Guide during the tour.
      • Entry into the following monuments: Convent of Christ (Tomar), Quinta da Regaleira (Sintra), Belém Tower (Lisbon) and Museum da Marinha (Lisbon).

        Wonders of Portugal | 3 Days / 2 Nights

        Includes:

        • Accommodation on a buffet breakfast basis at 4* hotels.
        • Transport by air-conditioned bus or minivan, as per detailed itinerary.
        • Guide present throughout the tour.
        • Entry into the following monuments: Palace of Pena (Sintra), Batalha Monastery, Évora Cathedral, São Francisco Church (Évora), Chapel of Bones (Évora).
        • Wine tasting at Herdade da Ervideira wine estate

          South of Portugal | 4 Days / 3 Nights

          Includes:

          • Accommodation on a buffet breakfast basis at 4* hotels.
          • Transport by air-conditioned bus or minivan, as per detailed itinerary.
          • Guide present throughout the tour.
          • Entry into the following: Chapel of Bones (Évora), São Francisco Church (Évora), Évora Cathedral, São Vicente Fortress (Sagres).