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£1745

Pousadas of Portugal

 

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
(limited dates/availability)

Staying in hand-picked Pousadas (inns), formerly a monastery, manor house and convent, this tour reveals the sights and psyche of Portugal, from regal splendour to religious heritage, from port-wine cellar to Fado show, from Porto to Coimbra and the capital, Lisbon

“Porto works, Coimbra studies, Lisbon plays.” This popular Portuguese adage is a deft precis of the trio of cities, complementing each other in character and all serving, historically, as riverside sentinels, on the Douro, Mondego and Tagus respectively. This fascinating tour visits all three, Porto straddling the Douro and the centuries with Baroque churches, beaux-art buildings, merchant houses and an ethos of industry; Coimbra, with 300,000 ancient tomes in the gilded library of its 13thcentury, UNESCO listed university; and Lisbon, with fountains, Fado singers in Old Town cafés, and vintage trams, in sunshine yellow, climbing its steep streets. Three peacefully positioned Pousadas counterbalance the cities, all bringing modern amenities to old-world atmosphere, and each a refreshing retreat, serving regional food and wines; the Mosteiro set on a hillside above Guimarães, Conimbriga Hotel do Paco cushioned in large gardens in Condeixa-a-Nova, and Castelo crowning its Palmela hilltop with serene seclusion and splendid views. From these relaxing bases, varied tours take you to the religious hub of Braga, medieval Tomar, the walled town of Óbidos, Sintra’s royal summer palace and the scenic Arrábida Natural Park.

Overview

  • Guimarães   - 2 nights
  • Condeixa-a-Nova  - 2 nights
  • Palmela  - 3 nights
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Tour Highlights

  • Explore medieval Guimarães
  • UNESCO Site: Porto historic centre
  • UNESCO Site: Coimbra University
  • Enjoy a taste of fairytale Sintra
  • UNESCO Site: Alcobaça Monstastery
  • UNESCO Site: Tower of Belém

Staying in hand-picked Pousadas (inns), formerly a monastery, manor house and convent, this tour reveals the sights and psyche of Portugal, from regal splendour to religious heritage, from port-wine cellar to Fado show, from Porto to Coimbra and the capital, Lisbon

Accommodation

Pousada Mosteiro de Guimaraes - Guimaraes

A former 7th-century Augustin monastery, set on a hill overlooking the city with gardens and close to the historical centre of Guimarães. Restaurant, outdoor pool, WiFi (free) and 51 air-conditioned rooms with safe, mini-bar and TV.

Conimbriga Hotel Do Paço - Condeixa-a-Nova

A former noble manor house from the 16th century with large gardens and located near Coimbra. Restaurant, outdoor pool, WiFi (free) and 43 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, mini-bar and TV.

Pousada Castelo - Palmela

A former convent with amazing views overlooking Serra da Arrábida. Restaurant, bar, garden and WiFi (free) and 28 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Extra Nights

Stay in Estoril before you start your tour or before flying back to the UK

Extra nights are on request, please call to discuss your requirements

Palácio Estoril
(per night) £120 (Sep £145)
Single supplement £95 (Sep £115)
Arrival transfer from Palmela £130
Departure transfer to Lisbon airport £40
An accommodation tax is payable locally in Estoril €2 per person per night.

Hotel Palacio - Estoril

A central 4-star hotel set in beautiful gardens with views over Estoril and the Bay of Cascais. Restaurant, bar, pool, spa and WiFi (free) and 161 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
TAP Portugal from Gatwick

September
September 7 (Saturday)
September 21 (Saturday)
October
October 26 (Saturday)
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, transfers, 7 nights' accommodation, breakfast daily, 1 dinner, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • No Single Supplement (limited availability)
  • 2025: Mar, Oct

  • 2024: Sep
  • £425
  • 2025: May, Sep
  • £465
Flight Options
  • TAP Portugal Business Class
  • On request, please call
Tour Only
  • Arrival transfer
  • £75
  • Departure transfer
  • £110

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