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  • From Porto: Aveiro & Coimbra Small Group Tour + River Cruise

    1. From Porto: Aveiro & Coimbra Small Group Tour + River Cruise

    To start the tour, you will be picked up at your Central Hotel in Porto. You will then head to Aveiro (the journey takes about 45 minutes). Aveiro is a Portuguese city located in the central region of Portugal, and is considered the small Venice of Portugal. It is an important urban center, port, rail, university, and tourist attraction. Start by exploring the city of Aveiro by passing through the main buildings of Art Nouveau and local places of the city. Explore the historical center and visit the Fish Market. Enjoy a cruise for about 50 minutes in one of the typical boats of the city — a Moliceiro (traditionally used for algae harvesting) — and take a look to Aveiro Salt Ponds. After that, pass by New Coast, enjoy the typical striped houses, see the Barra lighthouse and São Jacinto dunes. Along the way, you will appreciate the stork nests you find. The second city you will ...

    One of the best tours I have ever been on! Our tour guide made it just as exciting as the places we saw!!

  • Serra da Estrela Day Trip

    2. Serra da Estrela Day Trip

    Start your trip from Lisbon early. The first stop is in Covilhã, land of the wool industry and birthplace of several explorers, like Diogo Alves da Cunha and Pêro da Covilhã. Here you will visit the historical center of the city, which today is home to one of the most important Portuguese universities. Next, climb the Tower that stands as the highest point of mainland Portugal, at an incredible 1993 meters high. Serra da Estrela is one of the few Portuguese regions blessed with snow, and it is covered every year with an extensive white blanket in the height of winter. It's also here where you'll find the only ski resort in the country. Take in the fantastic winter views from this vantage point.  History says that this parish arose from a cluster of shepherd's huts that used the pastures for their sheep and goats. At the end of the 19th century, the penetration of the Serra da Estrela be...

  • From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça and Óbidos Tour

    3. From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça and Óbidos Tour

    After pick-up from your Lisbon hotel, head to Fátima. Visit the Basilica, the Church of the Holy Trinity, the Chapel of Apparitions and the sanctuary of Our Lady Fátima, which is one of the biggest Catholic pilgrimage sites in the world. After Fátima, head to rural Batalha to visit the monastery, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered the best example of Gothic architecture in Portugal. Next, experience the hospitality of Alcobaça. Visit the tombs of the Alcobaça Monastery, one of the most visited and best-preserved monuments in the country. After lunch, go to the romantic and picturesque town of Óbidos before ending the tour at sunset and heading back to your hotel in Lisbon.

    The sights were beautiful our guides were super fantastic and they made the journey super they were friendly nice and patient

  • From Lisbon: Tomar and Almourol Castles Day Trip

    4. From Lisbon: Tomar and Almourol Castles Day Trip

    Begin your excursion with pick-up at your Lisbon hotel and board a private, air-conditioned car destined for Tomar, a historic city replete with beautiful testaments to the past. Here, discover the significance of the UNESCO-listed Convent of Christ and delve deeper into the history of the Knights Templar. See, two Templar churches and the Synagogue of Tomar. Then, try the Ginja and go to Constância for lunch. Visit the Almourol Castle and feast your eyes on a fine example of 12th century military architecture. Your tour concludes with drop off at your Lisbon hotel. 

  • From Lisbon: Fatima, Batalha, Nazare & Obidos Private Tour

    5. From Lisbon: Fatima, Batalha, Nazare & Obidos Private Tour

    Explore 4 cities on a private tour from Lisbon. Depart Lisbon and head toward Fatima to visit Cova de Iria, home to the Sanctuary of Fátima's place of prayers and monuments. The Chapel of the Apparitions, considered the heart of the Sanctuary, was built in 1919, in the exact location where the Apparitions took place. In addition to the Chapel of Apparitions, enjoy a visit of the complete Sanctuary. Head then to Batalha. Classified in 1983 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Monastery of Batalha results in one of the most imposing Gothic monuments in the entire Iberian Peninsula. Enjoy the fantastic panoramic view over the beach of Nazare from 'Sitio,' the highest point of the village. Nazare is a traditional fisherman's village in Portugal, now a busy summer destination, which has kept its maritime traditions. Conclude your tour in the fortified village of Obidos, one of the ex-l...

    The trip was fantastic and Our guide, Pedro, was so nice. He told very interesting things about visited places, the plan was flexible and he shew us what we asked for. I realy recomend it.

  • From Lisbon: Tour of Fatima, Batalha, Nazaré and Óbidos

    6. From Lisbon: Tour of Fatima, Batalha, Nazaré and Óbidos

    Enjoy the convenience of a hotel pickup and then relax on the 1-hour drive to the Sanctuary of Fatima. Pass through historic villages on your way to one of the world’s most famous pilgrimage sites. Once there, learn about the Marian apparitions, the miracle in which the Virgin Mary appeared to 3 shepherd children in 1916. See the old and new monuments and visit the Chapel of the Apparitions. Head over to the Dominican convent of the Batalha Monastery. Dating back to the 14th century, the cathedral was built to thank the Virgin Mary for the Portuguese victory in the Battle of Aljubarrota in 1385. It stands as one of Portugal’s most striking examples of the late-gothic style. Continue to the Monastery of Alcobaça, which was established in the 12th century by the first king of Portugal. Admire the Monastery’s gorgeous rose window and exquisitely crafted portal. Hear one of Portuguese histo...

  • From Lisbon: Private Tour to Coimbra

    7. From Lisbon: Private Tour to Coimbra

    Coimbra was the first capital of the kingdom of Portugal for almost two centuries. It gained new status with the foundation of the University. Visiting Coimbra is like travelling back to the past, while admiring the joys of the present. You will begin by visiting the University of Coimbra, a World Heritage Site. Visit the Paço das Escolas, where you will find the Joanina Library, the São Miguel Chapel, the The Capelos Room, the Medieval and Academic Prison, the Arms Room, the Private Exam Room, and the University Tower. Leaving the University, you head to discover the Sé Velha, from its historic center with its medieval alleys and steps, up until the Santa Cruz Monastery, where the first two kings of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques and his son, D. Sancho I, are buried. Known as 'City of Black Cloaks', Coimbra is known for an infamous legend of love and punishment, the tragic love story of...

  • Fátima and Coimbra

    8. Fátima and Coimbra

    Benefit from pickup in Porto city center, and then take a scenic drive to the Sanctuary of Fatima. The pickups are made between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM, and after that your journey will begin. You will go directly to Fátima where the famous apparitions occurred. Along with this, you will learn about all the important historical events that occurred at this place. The guide will be with you, giving all the explanations you will need. When all the group agrees, you will have some free time so that you can eat lunch and enjoy the local gastronomy. After you leave this amazing place, with all that energy inside you still, you will go to Coimbra. The city of students, in which is the oldest university in Portugal. This area also has other monuments and historical treasures that you will also get to see.

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The excursion delivers what you propose by attending and even exceeding what you anticipated when you signed your contract. The professionalism of the driver / guide was exemplary.

We were very pleased with the opportunity to see so many places In a day. The car was very comfortable and our driver was courteous and informative.

It was an exceptional experience and we want go thank you our guide an

driver Mr. Humberto Silva for his great amability and deep knowledge of the visited places history. I and my husband have had an wonderful day.

The sights were beautiful our guides were super fantastic and they made the journey super they were friendly nice and patient

Excellent tour Very nice and attentive guide. Highly recommended.