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Saturday, 31 December 2016

9 DAYS IN PORTUGAL

9 DAYS IN PORTUGAL


Day 1 - Transfer from Lisbon’s airport to the hotel.
Depending on the time of arrival, it is made the check in and the Lisbon’s tour begins. In the day of arrival you are free to have a walk around Lisbon, to meet downtown or to visit a place like the Oceanarium. This is only possible to do after we know the hour that your flight arrives.

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- City Tour Lisboa –Departure from the hotel at 9:00.We’ll start to see the Eduardo VII’s Park, Jerónimos’s Monastery, Belém’s Cake (Pastel de Belém), Belém’s Tower, Descobrimentos’s Monument, S. Jorge’s Castel, Mouraria, Alfama, Lisbon’s Downtown. Return to the hotel; Departure from the hotel at 19:00, passing through AvenidasNovas (New Avenues) to Nation’s Park (Parque das Nações). Then, we’ll go to  Restaurant in Alfama to have dinner and listen to some Fado!
( As an option, you can choose to go directly to the restaurant to enjoy more the trip until the dinner)










Day 2 - Tour Fátima - Departure from the hotel at  9:00 to visit to the house where the 3 little shepherds used to live in Aljustrel and then, the Sanctuary. Free time (there’s a beautiful wax museum with amazing stories about Fátima that could be visited). Lunch. We can stay more time in Fátima and return directly to Lisbon or, if we left Fátima earlier, there’s time to visit Batalha’s Monastery and then Óbido’s Village to walk around and have a tasting of the traditional liquor, Ginjinha. Return to Lisbon and to the hotel.                                                                                                                                                        
 








Day 3 - Tour Sintra - Cascais - Departure from the hotel at 9:00 with a stop in the center of Sintra’s Village. You’re able to visit the National Palace of Sintra, have a walk in his old streets, and try the famous Travesseiros and Queijadas de Sintra. We’ll proceed to Mouros’s Castel, Pena’s Palace, Regaleira’s Farm and Roca’s Cape (the most ocidental point of Europe. As Camões said, “…here, where the land ends and the sea begins…”. Continues to Guincho’s Beach, Hell’s Mouth (Boca do Inferno), passing through Cascais, Estoril and return to Lisbon by Marginal’s road, a road with an amazing view always accompanying the sea. Return to the hotel.












Day 4 - Tour Évora - Departure from the hotel at  9:00 to Évora. Visit the medieval Village of Monsaraz and then, going to the center, we’ll visit the ruins of Diana’s Temple, Évora’s Cathedral, S. Francisco’s Church and Bone’s Chapel. Return to Lisbon and to the hotel;If there’s interest, we can go to a winery to taste some wine.














Day 5 - Serra da Estrela - Check-out e saída do hotel pelas 9:00, destino à Serra da Estrela, passando por Covilhã no sopé da Serra e depois subindo ( atingiremos uma altitude máxima de quase 2.000 metros ), antes do topo passamos por uma localidade, as Penhas da Saúde e paramos para almoçar. Após o almoço seguimos para o topo da Serra da Estrela, a Torre onde se encontra a única estancia de sky em Portugal; seguidamente começaremos a descer para o outro lado da Serra, paragem na aldeia do Sabugueiro, o local mais alto habitado em Portugal e onde podemos ver os cães da raça Serra da Estrela, degustar os enchidos serranos e o que muitos consideram o melhor queijo do mundo: O Queijo da Serra!; Continuaremos a descer até chegar no sopé oposto da Serra, na cidade de Seia e seguiremos caminho até à cidade do Porto, check-in no hotel;
 





                                                                                     




Day 6- Cruise in DouroDeparture from the hotel at 7:45 ( unless the location of the hotel lead us to depart earlier)


08H15 – Board in  Cais de Gaia.

08h30–Departure to Régua.

08h45 – Breakfast on board.

09h45 – Crestuma/Lever’s Dam. Locking. Difference of 14 meters.

12h30 – Appetizer.

12H45 – Carrapatelo’s Dam. Locking. Difference of  35 meters.

13h15 – Lunch on board.

16h00 –Arrival to Régua.Landing of passengers.

18h08 – Departure by train or bus until Oporto.

20h30 – Arrival to Porto.


Day 7 - Régua - Douro –Departure of the hotel at 9:00 to Régua. Walking in Régua’s Marginal and lunch; Departure at 14:00 to Crasto’s Farmwith a ride trhough Douro’s slopes. Wine tasting at 15:30 with 5 wines. Departure to Oporto.



                                                                          
Day 8 - City Tour Porto - Check-Out and departure from the hotel at 9:00, walking through the center  passing by the highlights of the city like Santa Catarina’s Avenue, Majestic’s Coffee Shop, Bolhão’s Traditional Market, Lello’s Book store, Aliados’s Square, Clérigos’s Tower, S. Bento’s train station, and then, walk up to the Sé Cathedral, coming down by the medieval street from Sé’s Hood until Ribeira passing trhough S. Francisco’s Church and Stock Exchange’s Palace. Visit to Caves Ferreira’s winery. You’ll try a wine tasting after this ride, in Caves Ferreira Winery with 5 Premium Porto.











Day 9 Return to Lisbon, check-in at the hotel or directly to the Porto airport;



                                                                                                                                    

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