|1~3||Lisbon||City Tour + Day Trip to Sintra|
|4~5||Porto||Costa Do Sol + Riveria Sightseeing|
|6||Obidos, Alcobaca and Batalha||Major attractions|
|7||Coimbra||City sightseeing + Major Monuments|
When To Go
Day 1: Arrive Lisbon
Arrive Lisbon and transfer to your Hotel (Early check-in is not Guranteed). After check-in into a Hotel, proceed for Alfana, for visit to the Castelo de SaoJorge(St. George’s Castle) and other sightseeings. In the afternoon, head for the suburb of Belém, where you can visit the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Torre de Belém, and later the Museu Nacional dos Coches (National Coach Museum). Return to your Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 2: Lisbon – Sintra – Lisbon
Breakfast at hotel. Then, travel to Sintra, the single most beautiful town in all of Portugal — Lord Byron likened it to Eden. You can spend an entire day here wandering about, losing yourself in its quaint streets. However, allow enough time to visit its two major attractions, Palácio Nacional de Sintra and Palácio Nacional de Pena. Return to Lisbon for the night.
Day 3: Lisbon – Major Attraction
After the breakfast, today you will go to visit Museu da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, one of the world’s finest private art collections, assembled by the tycoon Calouste Gulbenkian, and now beefed up by new bequests. Allow an hour and a half for a visit. Follow this with a late morning visit to the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, which will take up at least another 1 1/2 hours. This is the country’s grandest museum and a showcase for its national treasures, which include some of Europe’s grandest old master paintings.
In the afternoon, after lunch in a typical Lisboan tavern, take our walking tour of Baixa, the center of Lisbon, and the Chiado. This will take up to 3 hours of your afternoon. If time remains, get in some shopping by walking such streets as Rua Áurea or Rua de Prata. Return to your Hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 4: Lisbon – Costa do Sol, Porto
Breakfast at hotel. Check-out & transfer along its Riviera, the Costa do Sol. The best place here for overnighting is the former fishing village of Cascais. After spending time here, continue on to Cascais, 6.5km (4 miles) west of Estoril, for the night. You can arrive early enough in the day for a seafood lunch, which can be enjoyed after you check into a hotel. The rest of the day can be spent wandering its narrow streets, shopping, and sightseeing. Although the city has museums, none is more intriguing than the streets of the town itself. In summer, make hotel reservations way in advance. If you skipped beach time in Estoril, you can head for the sands at Cascais. Check in at the hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 5: Cascais
After breakfast at hotel, devote the rest of the day to nearby excursions. Numero uno is the Palácio Nacional de Queluz, the most brilliant example of the rococo style of architecture in Portugal. After spending an hour and a half exploring the royal palace, dine at the Cozinha Velha (The Old Kitchen), one of the most evocative in the area and the former kitchen of the old palace. Later that afternoon head for Guincho to take in the treacherous ocean scenery, some of the most dramatic in Europe. Return to Cascais for the night.
Day 6: Obidos, Alcobaca & Batalha
Breakfast at hotel and transfers from to Obidos. Here, you will be doing major sightseeing. Then proceed to Alcobaca. Here, you can spend an hour visiting the Mosteiro de Santa Maria, once one of the richest and most prestigious monasteries in Europe. After a visit, continue northeast to Batalha, spending an hour and a half exploring its Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitória. Still celebrated for its royal cloisters to this day, in the 14th century this was the most luxurious and grandest monastery in all of Portugal — much of its former glory remains. Check-in to Batalha. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 7: Coimbra – The University City
Breakfast at hotel. Transfers from Batalha to Coimbra. Check-in into the Hotel. Then, go for full day of sightseeing. you can take in Coimbra’s major monuments, including Sé Velha, the old cathedral, and Velha Universidade, the university that was founded here in 1537. Also of interest are the Biblioteca Geral da Universidade, the university library, established in 1716, and Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, dating from the 12th century. Return to your Hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 8: Coimbra – Lisbon Departure
Breakfast at hotel. Check out of Hotel. Transfer from Coimbra to Lisbon Airport for onward flight.
- 03 Nights Accommodation with Breakfast in Lisbon
02 Nights Accommodation with Breakfast in Cascais
01 Nights Accommodation with Breakfast in Batalha
01 Nights Accommodation with Breakfast in Coimbra
Lisbon City Tour and major sightseeing
Day trip to Sintra
Obidos, Alcobaca & Batalha city tour
Coimbra city sightseeing
Return Economy class Airfare