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Carroussel Tour (CL11)

Day 1 - Northward to Óbidos, a medieval symbol of narrow streets surrounded by walls. Further on, the fishing port of Nazaré. Architectural landmarks, the Monasteries of Batalha and Alcobaça, where we will visit Crisal " Atlantis" centre.The Monasteries of Batalha and Alcobaça reflect the faith that brings thousands of pilgrims to Fátima. Leiria - dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2 - A return to the days of the Roman occupation with a visit to Conímbriga. Coimbra invites us to discover its old traditions and University. Enjoy the exuberance of the forest of Buçaco and Aveiro - city of canals. Espinho - dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3 - Porto - a living amphitheatre inviting us to make a morning visit to discover the riverside area, old houses, palaces, churches that history has made eternal and wine that is known world-wide. Afternoon free. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4 - Green Minho, the cradle of Portugal. In the Green Wine area, Guimarães, the symbol of Portuguese nationality, and Braga, the ancient bulwark of the Christian Faith.

Luxuriant greenery surrounds us on our way to Barcelos with its wealth of belvederes, handicrafts and art.

Porto - dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5 - Through a landscape speckled with granite houses with wooden or wroght-iron balconies, we enter the Port Win region - the Douro Valley - by way of Amarante and Vila Real. In the mountainous hinterland lies. Viseu - a city of warriors and painters. Urgeiriça - dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6 - Drive to the heart of Portugal. The beauty of the Estrela Mountain Range, the highest point of the Country, a world of shepherds and their flocks, famous for its cheese snows and harsh, irregular landscape. Castelo Branco, with its lovely gardens and embroidered quilts. Castelo de Vide - dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7 - Beautiful Castelo de Vide, proud of its Jewish quarter of whitewashed houses. Following the border shouthward, hills and extensive green and gold plains alternate, among which we find Estremoz and its marble quarries, Vila Viçosa - Royal Residence (closed on Mondays). Évora - dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8 - A morning walking tour will unveil the artistic treasures of this museum town which is part of World Heritage. A journey southward passing by Beja and Silves. Vilamoura or Alvor- dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9 - Algarve - the charm of the old legends of bewitching Moorish maidens and the call of the sea that led to the discovery of the new worlds. Visits to Lagos and the Promontory of Sagres - the symbol of the Portuguese epic. The afternoon will bring an invitation to take a dip in the warm sea. Vilamoura and Alvor - dinner and overnight stay.

Day 10 - A last look at this zone nestling among Land, Sea and Sky. The return trip, will be made along the coast, Setúbal and the Arrábida Mountain Range, the latter´s unique vegetation making it both beautiful and mysterious, are at the gates of Lisbon.

DEPARTURES: Nov to Mar on Saturday, April to Oct. Tuesday & Saturday.

RATES:  Nov to March: $1,400.00 per person double
             Apr to Oct.:     $1,445.00 per person double


What's Included?

Coach transportation throughout,
Sightseeing, entrance fees,
English speaking guide,
Meals as indicated
Tax and service charges

This is a scheduled motorcoach tour!


What Else!

We offer day tours from Lisbon, module tour packages, private car with chauffeur driver tours, self drive tours and custom designed itineraries.


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