Cultural Tour of Portugal.
One Week tour in Portugal
This one-week tour in Portugal is a great introduction to the diverse landscapes and rich culture that Portugal has to offer. You will start your tour itinerary in Lisbon to make your way South to Sintra the up north to Porto covering many major sites that vary in landscape, culture and peoples.
Portugal, one of Europe oldest countries, evidently unique in its own existence, rich in its historical contributions to a civilization that shapes our world today, endowed by the most enticing landscapes that vary in every horizon, not to forget the nobleness and hospitality of the Portuguese people. Portugal has branched and spread its culture in the New World, Africa, Asia to bring pride, knowledge and wealth to Europe, yet even today it is still overlooked on the traveler European itinerary. When the Portuguese brave mariners ventured into the unknown, ultimately discovering a sea route that brought other nations to be accessible and known, it was valuable contribution to humanity. Portugal went in time of need to explore the secrets of the world, today the world should come to explore the marvels of this destination.
An old fashion hospitality dwells here in Portugal among people who know how to enjoy the potency of life on everyday basis. Portugal is faithful to its traditions and open to new winds of progress. In this little explored corner of Europe, there is plenty of historic and natural sites still wild, unspoiled and stunningly beautiful. Picturesque small fishing villages, dramatic mountains and lush valleys, yawning vistas of cork oaks even older agricultural system of tiny small holdings supporting maize, vegetables and vines, (remnants from the Roman era) all reflect the beauty of hidden treasure yet to be discovered. Welcome to Portugal.
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Day 1: Afternoon Lisbon Guided Tour
As you arrive to Lisbon airport your guide host will be there to greet and then transfer you to your hotel. Morning is to relax and acclimate. In the afternoon your guide will take on a tour to discover the highlights of the city. Its downtown the Baixa is located in the 18th century area around Rossio. East of the arcaded Praca do Comercio, are the medieval quarter of Alfama and Mouraria. Later of course you will visit Belem on the western extreme. Dinner and accommodation are at the hotel.
Day 2: Lisbon - Mafra - Sesimbra - Sintra
Start your day by discovering the marvels of the 18th century Palace-Convent considered to be the largest Portuguese monument. Lunch at the breath taking fishing village of Sesimbra then of course on to Sintra the town of Portuguese marvels (classified in the UNESCO world heritage list). Dinner will be in a Halal restaurant.
Day 3: Lisbon - Fueguora de Foz - Fatima - Coimbra - Tomar
Day excursion to the heart of Portugal will feature many ancient villages and historic spiritual sites that have shaped life in this country for centuries. Enjoy a day exploring some beautiful natural sites. Overnight in Coimbra.
Day 4: Coimbra - Buarcos - Figueira de Foz
Coimbra is considered to be the Oxford of Portugal, a center of knowledge and culture. Visit to the highlights of old Coimbra. In the afternoon we will take an excursion to explore the surrounding of the city featuring Buarcos / Figueira de Foz.
Day 5: Coimbra - Porto
Enjoy your ride crossing to the Aveiro region. Visit this marvelous city and continue on to Porto. Dinner and accommodation are at the hotel.
Day 6: Porto guided tour
Here you are in the most productive city in all Portugal. They say that Coimbra sings, Braga prays, Lisbon shows off and Porto works. Humble in its fashion, this ancient city built on steep granites overlooking the Douro River offers a renaissance look. With its magnificent bridges, its gritty alleys and lanes that weave around the winding river an intricate web to be explored. The Day will be devoted to discover the marvels of Porto.
Day 7: Porto - Lisbon - Home
Your guide will drive you to the airport to catch your connecting flight back home. Thank you for visiting Portugal.