Visiting: Óbidos, Nazaré, Coimbra, Porto, Guimarães

Day 1 – Northward to Óbidos, a medieval symbol of narrow streets surrounded by walls. Further on, the fishing port of Nazaré. Architectural landmarks, the Monasteries of Batalha and Alcobaça reflect the faith that brings thousands of pilgrims to Fátima. Leiria – dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2 – A return to the days of the Roman occupation with a visit to Conímbriga. Coimbra invites us to discover its old traditions and University. Enjoy the exuberance of the forest of Buçaco and Aveiro – city of canals. Porto – dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3 – Porto the 2nd city of Portugal and world heritage by UNESCO – a living amphitheatre inviting us to make a morning visit to discover the riverside area, old houses, palaces, churches that history has made eternal and Port wine, known worldwide. Afternoon free. Porto – dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4 – Minho, the northest province of Portugal. Guimarães, birthplace of the nation – stop at Colina Sagrada – castle and Palace of Duques of Bragança. Braga, city of archbishops and the country’s religious capital with the oldest cathedral of Portugal and the sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Braga with its monumental barroque staircase. Luxuariant greenery surrounds us passing by Barcelos, the town of the legend of the rooster. Porto – Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5 – Through a landscape speckled with granite houses with wooden or wroght-iron balconies, we enter the Port Wine region – the Douro Valley – by way of Amarante and Vila Real. In the mountainous hinterland lies. Viseu – a city of warriors and painters. Urgeiriça – dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6 – Drive to the heart of Portugal. The beauty of the Estrela Mountain Range, the highest point of the country, a world of shepherds and their flocks, famous for its cheese, snow and harsh, irregular landscape. Castelo Branco, with its lovely gardens and staircase of the kings. Beautiful Castelo de Vide, proud of its Jewish quarter of whitewashed houses. Castelo de Vide – dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7 – Southward, hills and extensive green and gold plains alternate, among which we find Estremoz and its marble quarries. Évora, a living museum of tradition and history, handicrafts and gastronomy. Return to Lisbon.

APR-OCT – Saturday/Tuesday
NOV-OCT – Saturday