Lusitania ride

PLANE 8 days / 7 nights

Day 1

Reception by a representative of LIGER with Grand Tourism coach at Porto airport.
Transfer to your Hotel *** of Porto.
Dinner and night.

Breakfast and departure for Guimarães.
On December 13, 2001 UNESCO inscribed the historic center of the city of Guimarães on the World Heritage List. Distinction deserved for a city, full of historical reminiscences, which preserved its heritage and its public spaces for the pleasure of its visitors. For the Portuguese, Guimarães has a very special symbolic value, it was in a field near the walls of his castle that D. Afonso Henriques winner at the Battle of S. Mamede, on June 24, 1128, against the troops of D. Teresa, his mother and daughter of Afonso VI of Castile and Leon, initiated the course that would lead to the construction of the kingdom of Portugal, of which he would be the first king.
Visit of the Palace of the Dukes.
Breakfast in a local restaurant.
Afternoon visit of "Bracara Augusta" (Braga), former Roman seat, which was built in 27 BC. Under the reign of the Emperor Augustus.
Visit of the cathedral, the oldest of the country, was the greatest religious reference of Portugal throughout the centuries.
Continuation with the visit of the sanctuary of "Bom Jesus" of Braga (Church Rococo style, famous for its double staircase).
Back to your hotel.
Dinner and accommodation.

Breakfast and visit of Porto elected by its authenticity in 2012 the best European destination, capital and gateway to the northern region, Porto is an ancient city that gave its name to Portugal and wine known around the world: The Port wine. With a magnificent location near the mouth of the Douro and an architectonic ensemble of exceptional value, the historic center of Porto has been a World Heritage Site since 1996.
Start walking on the street of Santa Catarina to the intense commercial activity where you can indulge in the joys of shopping.
Arrival at the station of S. Bento adorned with its 20000 azulejos retracing the history of Portugal, followed by the Sé Cathedral whose chapel is entirely carved silver. Lunch in the typical and colourful district of Ribeira.
Afternoon discovery of the Torre dos Clerigos (external visit).
Continue to the Stock Exchange Palace and its famous Arab lounge. Continuation with the visit of one of the innumerable wine cellars of Porto with tasting of this precious and so famous nectar.
Departure towards Leiria, dominated by its imposing medieval stronghold.
Installation in a hotel ***.
Dinner and accommodation.

Breakfast and departure to Batalha, which developed parallel to the Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória Masterpiece of Portuguese Gothic style Manuélin and Heritage of Humanity (visit of the nave), whose construction began in 1386, which was erected to fulfil a promise that D. João I, king of Portugal, made to Our Lady if Portugal routed Castile in the Battle of Aljubarrota on August 14, 1385 (visit of the nave).
Continuation towards Fátima, high place of pilgrimage, its sanctuary, one of the most known of the world, gathers every year thousands of pilgrims since the apparitions of the virgin.
Breakfast in a local restaurant.
Afternoon departure to Alcobaça, with the visit of the monastery where are the tombs of King D. Pedro I (the cruel) and D. Inês de Castro, the Queen who was crowned after his death.
Back to your hotel.
Dinner Folklore evening and accommodation.

Breakfast and departure to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal located on charming hills, enjoying a unique geographical location, to which it owes its destiny as a cosmopolitan city. Its exceptional light enchants writers, photographers and filmmakers, the light houses that rise on the hills, where the other colour of the roofs, the polychrome tiles azulejos and the winding alleys of the old neighbourhood’s give it an atmosphere transition city between the European North and the South. Visit the famous district of Belém, with its gardens and monuments classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, the Lisbon of the Great Discoveries.
Visit of the Jerónimos Monastery, monument paying tribute to the exploits of the navigator Vasco Da Gama and for its discovery of the first sea route to the Indies (visit of the nave).
Discovery of the fabulous tower of Belém (external visit), followed by the monument of discoveries turned towards the Tagus, fixing the horizon.
Breakfast in a local restaurant.
Continuation with a moment of free time to indulge in the joys of shopping in the heart of Lisbon (the lower town), Praça Dom Pedro IV, better known as Rossio, Praça do Comercio, Rua Augusta, etc ...
Finally visit the old district of Alfama, a labyrinth with winding streets, wrought iron balconies and panels Azulejo.
Installation in a hotel **** in the center of Lisbon.
Dinner and accommodation.

Breakfast and departure to Sintra, beautiful city at the foot of the mountain of the same name, its unique characteristics make it UNESCO World Heritage was forced to create a category specifically for the occasion that of "cultural landscape". In the twelfth century, the first King of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques conquered the Castle of the Moors, and later his successors built here their second home, the Royal Palace of the city, considered an ex-libris of Sintra because original conical fireplaces (visit Included).
Lunch in a typical local restaurant.
Continue to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of the European continent. Its cliffs rise about 140 meters above the Atlantic Ocean. The poet Luis de Camões (c.1525-1580) described the course in The Lusiad as "the place where the earth stops and the sea begins".
At the end of the afternoon, visit the Estoril Coast, a romantic, cosmopolitan, lively and unique place, which translates in the best possible way the influence of the sea in the Lisbon region. Considered by many as the Portuguese Riviera, the Estoril and Cascais ensemble is full of glamor and charm. However, the great diversity of activities offered, filled with attractions and experiences, in a small space and framed by a nature of exceptional beauty. Culture and heritage, are also present throughout this wonderful coast.

Breakfast and departure to Obidos, charming medieval town with white houses decorated with bougainvillea and honeysuckle. The city was conquered to the Moors by the first King of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques, in 1148. Later, D. Dinis donated it to his wife, Queen Santa Isabel. From that time until 1883, the city of Óbidos and the surrounding lands still belonged to the queens of Portugal.
Tasting of "Ginginha", a typical sour cherry liqueur served in a small chocolate glass. Continue to Coimbra, the most important city south of the Douro River, which was for a time the residence of Count D. Henrique and D. Teresa, parents of the first king of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques, who was born there. In the Renaissance, Coimbra was transformed into a place of knowledge, when D. João III (1521-57) decided to definitively set up the University in the city, while many colleges were created in parallel with the official teaching.
Lunch at a local restaurant and visit the famous university and its famous “Joanina” library.
Continue to Aveiro, nicknamed the Portuguese Venice, capital of the Ria, vast lagoon basin where the fresh waters of the Vouga river mix with the waters of the sea, Aveiro, cut by watery streets where glide the colorful boats used to collect the silt and aquatic plants, is one of the most interesting cities of the Portuguese littoral.
Arrival at the end of the day in Porto.
Installation in a hotel ***.
Dinner and accommodation.

Breakfast, and transfer to the airport of Porto. Aid for boarding formalities.
End of our services.


- Accommodation on hotels *** / ****
- Full board with beverages from J1 dinner to J8 breakfast
- Coffee at lunch
- Grand tour coach
- French speaking guide of the J1 at the arrival in the morning of the J8
- Entrance fees to the indicated monuments (Church of S. Francisco, Palace of the Stock Exchange, Royal Palace of Sintra, Batalha Monastery, University of Coimbra and the Coach Museum).
- Tastings in Porto and Óbidos
- 1 folk party
- Welcome drink (Port wine)
- The taxes