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Fly & Drive POUSADAS - 8 days

Lisbon » Lisbon

Pousadas - To travel through Pousadas de Portugal is a unique adventure, a pleasure that you will keep forever. Besides getting to know Portugal from town to town, from the seaside to the mountains or to the valleys, a Pousada will welcome you, at every stage of your trip, so that you will have more time for yourself and more stories to tell.  And you can always consider the special programmes we have to offer you or your company.

 

Suggested Itinerary:

DAY 1 – LISBON (Queluz)

Arrival to Lisbon airport. Car pick up at Europcar desk and proceed to the hotel in Lisbon. Afternoon and evening dedicated to discover our capital city.
Suggested sites to visit are Belém quarter, the Castle of St. George and Alfama quarter, the Nations Park, Lisbon Downtown. Overnight in Queluz, Lisbon.

DAY 2 – LISBON / ÉVORA / ESTREMOZ / MARVÃO - 145 Kms.

Departure to Évora. Suggested visits are the ruins of the Roman Temple, the cathedral and St. Francis Church with its bizar Bones Chapel.
Proceed to Estremoz, a beautiful town dominated by its medieval castle and 17th C walls. Late afternoon, arrival to Marvão. Overnight.

DAY 3 - MARVÃO / CASTELO DE VIDE / CASTELO BRANCO / MANTEIGAS (Serra da Estrela Natural Park) - 230 Kms

A walk by Marvão a medieval small town on a mountain top.Carry on to Castelo de Vide where you will find remarkable streets with 14th, 15th and 16th Century houses. Drive to Castelo Branco, where a short stop to visit to the Royal Gardens is advised. Proceed to Pousada de Manteigas, located on the top of Serra da Estrela Natural Park. Overnight.

DAY 4 - MANTEIGAS /  VISEU / BRAGA or GUIMARÃES - 230 Kms

Departure to the highest point of Serra da Estrela mountain range - Torre - 2.000m high. Spectacular abrupt cliffs from where water springs forme beautiful cascades. Continue to Manteigas, a picturesque village, passing side by side to the most ancient  glacial valley in Europe. Drive to Viseu, one of the most important towns of Beira Alta province. By the end of the day, arrival at Braga or Guimarães. Overnight.

DAY 5 – BRAGA or GUIMARÃES / PORTO - 120 Kms

Walking tour at Braga or Guimarães. After it, drive to Oporto to have a sightseeing tour visiting the old cathedral, the 19th century Stock Exchange Palace and the Church of Saint Francis, Ribeira area and of course the Porto wine cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. Return to the chosen Pousada and overnight. 

DAY 6 – BRAGA or GUIMARÂES / AVEIRO / COIMBRA / CONDEIXA-A-NOVA - 160 Kms.

Departure through south and a stop over Aveiro, know by its “moliceiros” typical boats along the canals used on the past for the salt industry. Drive to Coimbra, the most important city in the centre of Portugal. Recommended sites are the old Cathedral and the University with its remarkable 18th C royal library. May also suggest a visit to Batalha for its 15th C monastery, World Heritage by UNESCO.  Overnight in Condeixa-a-Nova.

DAY 7 – CONDEIXA-A-NOVA /ÓBIDOS / SINTRA / LISBON - 200 Kms.

Departure to Óbidos, a lovely whitewashed village surrounded by medieval walls. Drive to Sintra, world Heritage site by UNESCO. Spend some time exploring the enourmus historical and monumental resources of this charming small town. Proceed to Cabo da Roca,  the western most point of continental Europe and enjoy an unique scenary of the Atlantic Ocean. Drive towards Lisbon via Estoril and Cascais, one of the most beautiful stretches of Lisbon coast. Overnight in Queluz, Lisbon.

DAY 8 - DEPARTURE.

Morning free for last visits in Lisbon.  Departure to Lisbon airport. Car delivery and flight chek-in.

 
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