Nature Lovers Tour (7D/6N)from €235
Nature Lovers Tour - Day 1
Nature Lovers Tour - Day 2
Sintra / Ericeira / Cascais / Sintra
Sintra is a fairy-tale village set amidst the mountains. A Unesco Heritage Site, Sintra boasts sumptuous palaces and luxurious parks. Enjoy a romantic ride through the town’s historic centre in a horse-drawn carriage, or walk through the stunning gardens of Monserrate or the winding roads of this village.Should you feel like visiting one of the most extraordinary palaces of Portugal, do not miss Pena National Palace. Alternatively, you can drive along the coast to Ericeira, passing Colares, Praia das Maçãs e Azenhas do Mar. Stop at Azenhas do Mar for a breathtaking sight of the whitewashed houses scattered on a cliff side. Continue along the coast until you reach Ericeira, a picturesque fishing village. Try the grilled fish or seafood at many of Ericeira’s good restaurants.By the end of the day drive back to Sintra.
Overnight in Sintra or Cascais.
Nature Lovers Tour - Day 3
Sintra / Parque Natural da Arrábida / Évora
Leave Sintra and head south towards the range of the Arrábida Mountains. Located next to the sea, between Setúbal and the fishing town of Sesimbra, Parque Natural da Arrábida has incomparable natural beauty, where the blue of the sea alternates with the white tones of the chalk cliffs and the depths of the green vegetation that covers the mountain range. Drive along the Escarpa road which affords spectacular views over the blue ocean.Go hiking, mountain climbing , canoeing or swimming, weather permitting. Jeep tours through the Park are also possible.By the end of the day drive to Évora.
Overnight in Évora.
Nature Lovers Tour - Day 4
Évora / Monsaraz / Évora
In case you didn´t have the opportunity to visit Évora, go for a walk through this city’s picturesque streets and alleys. Drive to Monsaraz. Situated on top of a hill, Monsaraz offers a fantastic view of the surrounding landscape and the delightful waters of the Barragem de Alqueva. Walking through the streets of Monsaraz is like going back in time, for it is a truly unique place where one can find all the peace and tranquillity that have been forgotten by the modern era. In the afternoon go on a boat trip on the Barragem de Alqueva. Alternatively, go on a car trip and get to know the Alentejo plains, where cork oaks and olive trees dot the landscape. Drive through Mourão, Moura, Serpa, Beja and back to Évora. We suggest you stop at Serpa, whose castle and picturesque sights invite one to amble.
Overnight in Évora.
Nature Lovers Tour - Day 5
Évora / Estremoz / Marvão
Leave Évora and head for Marvão. It is worth stopping at Estremoz, where you can climb up to the castle which boasts lovely views over the plains of Alentejo.Continue your trip to Marvão. Perched on the highest crest of the Parque Natural da Serra de São Mamede, Marvão dazzles visitors for its breathtaking sights and the imposing presence of its great castle.
Overnight in Marvão or Castelo de Vide (according to availability).
Nature Lovers Tour - Day 6
Marvão / Constância / Lisboa
After leaving Marvão, drive through the Parque Natural de São Mamede and climb up to the Miradouro do Pico. At an altitude of 1025m, it is the highest point south of the River Tejo and provides an exceptional view of the Alentejo landscape.Drive back to Lisboa. We suggest you stop at Constância, whose whitewashed houses have a yellow painted frame, which gives the small place a unique and colourful distinctive tone. From Constância you can also have a look at Castelo de Almourol. This outstanding building, perched on top of an immense rock emerging from the river Tejo, seems like a scene from a fairy tale.
Overnight in Lisboa.
Nature Lovers Tour - Day 7
This tour includes:
• Welcome at the airport and transfer to your first hotel
• Accommodation (breakfast included) - three price levels of your choice
• A Rental Car
• A Pre-programmed GPS
• Our 200 page exclusive Portugal Travel Guide (see a sample).
• A Roadbook (see a sample), with tips and directions that will be very useful while on the road.
• A Portugal road map
• A helpline (phone number) to assist you while on holiday.
Portugal Trails can adapt this tour to your specific needs or design a tailor-made tour exclusively for you. Contact us.
With this self-guided tour you can travel independently: no herding of people on and off buses. At the same time, you will not feel alone since Portugal Trails is only a phone call away.
Our deep knowledge of Portugal allows us to make the best selectionof itineraries and hotels at the best prices.
If you book a tour with us you will receive a Travel Kit, that includes our exclusive 200 page Guide Book (see a sample), maps and a roadbook with tips and suggestions tailored to your interests and a pre-programmed GPS.
While in Portugal we will be here to support you through our helpline.
As part of our self-drive tours, we will provide you with a GPS which will be pre-programmed according to your itinerary on a day-by-day basis. You will not have to be a technology expert, nor have to enter by hand any city names, addresses or coordinates, either
All you have to do is to start the engine, turn on the GPS and be prepared to enjoy your day with just a few clicks of the GPS.
Should you prefer not to drive, we will be happy to provide pricing for a guide or a driver. Alternatively, we can design a different tour in which you can travel by train or bus.
Senior discount if you are 55 or older! Portugaltrails can get you a better deal based on our partner’s discounts. If you are 55 or older, please let us know, and we will apply any available discounts to your tour price!
We look forward to hearing from you. Contact us
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