Portugal Exclusive in pousadas

Plane 8 days / 7 nights

Day 1 Lisbon – Sintra - Queluz

Welcome by a representative of LIGER TOURISM & CONSULTING, at Lisbon Airport. Departure to Sintra, beautiful city at the foot of the mountain of the same name, its unique characteristics make that UNESCO by classifying World Heritage was forced to create a specific category 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 in because of its original conical chimneys (visit Included).
Lunch in a typical local restaurant.
Continue to Queluz, which was in the early eighteenth-century idyllic country setting, where was the Villa and the Hunting Pavilion of the royal family that Infant Pedro, son of King João V, had it transformed into a Summer Palace. The transformation works carried out between 1747 and 1760 were directed by the architects Mateus Vicente de Oliveira and by the Frenchman Robillion, who added to the initial project a new wing, located in the west, precisely known as the Robillion Pavilion. He also took care of the decoration of the most beautiful spaces such as the Throne Room, the Music Hall and the Ambassadors' Room.
Visit of the Palace where the rock and Rococo style predominates possessing an important collection of decorative arts of Portuguese furniture, paintings, rugs, porcelains and azulejos.
Equally beautiful are the geometric gardens surrounding the palace, hiding lakes and sculptures. In the Park there is the canal covered with azulejos where a river ran and which was used by the royal family for boat rides. The annexes opposite the main building were transformed into an inn.
Installation at the "Pousada de Queluz".
Dinner 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.
Tasting of the famous pastries of Belém (small flans in a puff pastry powdered with cinnamon), a secular symbol of the traditional pastry of the convents that is part of the image of the Portuguese gastronomy.
Discovery of the museum of coaches housing one of the largest collections in the world.
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.
At the end of the day departure towards Evora.
Installation at the "Pousada d'Evora".
Dinner and accommodation.

Breakfast and departure to discover Evora, which takes shape on a quiet hill in the vast horizon of the plain of Alentejo, and preserves its historical center, surrounded by a vast belt of walls, precious cultural heritage that the UNESCO has declared World Heritage. Conquered in 59 BC by the Romans, who gave it the name of "Liberalitas Julia". Évora acquired a great importance as evidenced by the remains still visible today.
Visit the Temple of Diana dating from the Roman period, continue our visits with the discovery of the Church of S. Francisco and it’s amazing chapel, lined with human footprints.
Lunch in a typical local restaurant.
Afternoon, visit Estremoz, white and noble city, with the discovery of its famous medieval district surrounded by majestic walls. The red lands of the region, which are the origin of artisanal figurines that are easily found in the craft shops of the city, are also very famous.
Continuation towards Portalegre, strategic city in the defense of the territory during the Middle Ages.
Panoramic view of the city and departure to Castelo de Vide whose castle surrounded by white house’s stands out in the landscape. Between the Château and the Fontaine du Bourg, a series of narrower streets delimit the historic core of the Jewish quarter.
Discovery of the Juiverie de Castelo de Vide, one of the most important examples of the presence of the Jews in Portugal, dating from the thirteenth century, D. Dinis era. It is one of the best-preserved jewels in the country, where the greatest treasures of civil architecture of the Gothic period are preserved.
Stroll along the narrow, steep streets and let yourself be enchanted by the charm of its medieval memory.
Visit the Chapel of Salvador do Mundo, the oldest (late thirteenth century) whose interior is covered with blue and white tiles azulejos.
Installation at the "Pousada do Crato".
Dinner and accommodation.

Breakfast and departure to Tomar, founded in 1157 by Gualdim Pais, the first grand master of the Knights Templar, the city dominated by its castle of the twelfth century, houses the convent of Christ (visit included).
Discovery of the Charola, oratory of the Knights Templar, the heart of the monastery.
Lunch in a typical restaurant.
Continue 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. Departure to Nazaré, undoubtedly the most popular beach of the West Coast, one of the most traditional fishing towns, where we can still meet some women dressed in the traditional dress of seven skirts, who watch the fish who dries in the sun, aligned on stakes. Endowed with a magnificent light, an omnipresent sun and a fine white sand which extends since its promontory, this beach invites you to enjoy the pleasures of the ocean and the friendly hospitality of its inhabitants.
Installation at the end of the day at the "Pousada de Ourem".
Dinner and accommodation.

Breakfast and departure to Fátima, high place of pilgrimage. Its sanctuary, one of the most famous in the world, brings together thousands of pilgrims every year since the apparitions of the virgin.
Continuation with the discovery of Batalha, which developed in parallel to the Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória Masterpiece of Portuguese Gothic and World Heritage (visit of the nave), whose construction began in 1386, and 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).
Lunch in a restaurant overlooking the monastery.
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. Arrival at the end of the day in Condeixa.
Installation at the Pousada.
Dinner and accommodation.

Breakfast and departure 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. 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. Visit the famous university and its famous “Joanina” library.
Breakfast in a local restaurant.
Continuation to Buçaco, ample and majestic forest, real botanical garden where one can meet nearly 700 native and exotic species. Among which we distinguish the Caucasian fir, the Buçaco cedar or the evergreen Sequóia (large tree that can reach 100 meters in height). In the 19th century, the Buçaco Mountain was the scene of the Portuguese victory over the Napoleonic troops.
Arrive in Aveiro rightly 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 coloured boats used to gather silt and aquatic plants, is one of the most interesting cities of the Portuguese littoral.
Installation at the "Pousada d'Aveiro".
Dinner and Accommodation.

Breakfast and departure to Porto, 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.
Discovery of the Palace of the Stock Exchange with its famous Arab lounge. The Torre dos Clerigos (external visit).
Free time to browse the rue Sainte Catherine to the intense commercial activity to arrive at the station of S. Bento adorned with its 20000 azulejos depicting the history of Portugal. Lunch in the typical and colourful district of Ribeira.
Afternoon, we invite you to a mini cruise on the Douro, with a different insight on the city and surrounding vineyards, you will then land on the opposite bank of the Douro where you will discover one of the innumerable wine cellars of Porto with tasting of this precious and so famous nectar.
Installation at the "Pousada de Porto".
Dinner and accommodation.

Breakfast, transfer to Porto airport, assistance with boarding formalities.
End of our services.

⦁ Exclusive accommodation in pousadas
⦁ Full board with J1 breakfast drinks at J8 breakfast
⦁ All lunches in local or typical restaurants
⦁ Coffee at lunch
⦁ Coach and tour guide during the whole stay
⦁ The entrances of the indicated monuments (Royal Palace of Sintra, Palace of Queluz, Nave of the Jerónimos Monastery, Carriage Museum, Temple of Diana, Church of S. Francisco, Chapel of Salvador do Mundo, Convent of Christ, Monastery of Batalha, Alcobaça Monastery Abbey, Buçaco Park, University of Coimbra, Palace of the Stock Exchange in Porto)
⦁ Tasting pastries of Belém
⦁ Tasting of Ginginha in Obidos
⦁ Visit of a port wine cellar with tasting
⦁ 1 mini cruise on the Douro
⦁ Taxes.