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Obidos - Medieval Village Central Portugal

Day 1 - Lisboa/Sintra/Cabo da Roca/Cascais/Estoril/Lisboa(+/-250Km/155.3 miles)
We leave in direction of the majestic and romantic Pena Palace, an astonishing fairytale castle,located in one of the highest peaks of Sintra mountain range. At the end of the morning free time to walk in the streets of the village of Sintra (Cultural Landscape by UNESCO) that enchanted Kings and inspiredpoets to appreciate the several handicraft shops and tea-rooms to taste the delicious local sweets like the "queijadas" or the “travesseiros”. We leave to Colares*, region demarcated and recognized for its table wines, following until Cabo da Roca, the most western point in continental Europe, passing for the beach of Guincho until Boca do Inferno always sea viewing enjoying the landscape until Cascais where we take a glimpse of the fishing port. We return to Lisbon by Estoril Coast where we can have a panoramic view of the Casino and its gardens. - Lisbon- overnight

Roman Temple  in ÉvoraDay 2 - Lisboa/Óbidos/Alcobaça/Nazaré/Batalha/Fátima/Lisboa(+/-230km/143 miles)
Leaving Lisbon, we head north. Our first stop will be at Òbidos, a small village surrounded by medieval walls, with its typical whitewashed houses and wrought iron balconies, its handcraft and the famous Pousada do Castelo. Then we go on to Alcobaça to visit the church of the Monastery (World Heritage by UNESCO), the longest and first entire church in gothic style in Portugal, where e can admire the tombs of D. Pedro and of D. Inês de Castro. Our lunch will be at Nazaré, the most typical and colourful Portuguese fishing village. If possible, we go to Sítio from where we enjoy a beautiful view over the beach and the Ocean. In the afternoon we visit the wonderful church of Batalha Monastery (World Heritage by UNESCO) a masterpiece in gothic style, with his beautiful stained-glass windows. Then we arrive at the Sanctuary of our Lady of Fátima centre of Christian faith and world pilgrimage. To visit; the Basilica with the tombs of: Lúcia, Francisco and Jacinta; the Apparition Chapel, heart of the shrine. If posible, time to attend mass. We return to Lisbon by a rich agricultural region - Lisbon- ovenight

Day 3 - Lisboa/Evora/Lisboa(+/-130km/80.7 miles)
One day discovering the town of Évora, mosaic of culture, history and traditions. Leaving Lisboa, we cross the bridge over the river Tejo where by a beautiful and bucolic landscape of olive trees, cork oak trees and vineyards we arrive at Évora – World Heritage of UNESCO. In the narrow streets of the whitewashed town of Évora we walk along the time visiting some of the most important monuments: the Roman Temple, the Romanesque-gothic Cathedral, Saint Francis Church whit the “Bones Chapel“, and the University. At the market we see and feel the richness of product used to prepare one of the most elaborated and appreciated gastronomies of Portugal. Along the visit we also admire the diversity and authenticity of local handicraft with cork, ceramic and copper objects. Time to lunch. In the afternoon we depart to Azeitão where we visit one of the oldest and most important wine cellars in Portugal and, at the end of the visit we taste the traditional Moscatel de Setúbal

All year round
(except the 25th of Dec)

Every Thursday

Fixed date booking mandatory

3 Days

Departure at 09:00 from the Terminal Praça Marquês de Pombal

Premium Tour

2010 PRICES

p/ person in Double room with Lunch

p/ person in Single room with Lunch

Euros

Euros

April to Oct 2010

345.00

375.00

Nov to March 2011

335.00

365.00

2010 PRICES

p/ person in Double room without Lunch

p/ person in Single room without Lunch

Euros

Euros

April to Oct 2010

310.00

345.00

Nov to March 2011

305.00

335.00

Including
-accommodation on buffet breakfast bases at Hotel Lutecia,4* or similar in Lisboa
-transport by air conditioned bus or minivan as per detailed itinerary
-guide during all tour
-entrancees into following monuments: Palacio da Pena(Sintra), Claustros Mosteiro da Batalha (Batalha), Catedral de évora,
_Igreja de S. Francisco e Capela dos Ossos (Evora)
- 03 lunches (on the eprice with lunches only). Possibility to by without lunch (check the prices above)
Not including:
-other expenses than above mentioned, porterage fees at the hotel, dinners, personal expenses, entrancees other than
mentioned.

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