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Complete Rest and Relaxation at Pousadas (10D/9N)
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SENIOR DISCOUNT 10% OFF on accommodation
Ask for your discount if you are 55 or older!
Complete Rest and Relaxation at Pousadas (10D/9N)
Tour Length:
10 days, 9 nights
When To Go:
All Year

Complete Rest And Relaxation At Pousadas - Day 1

Lisboa 


Arrival to Lisbon. Transfer to the hotel. 


Overnight at Pestana Palace.


 


 


 

Complete Rest And Relaxation At Pousadas - Day 2

Lisboa / Sintra / Azenhas do Mar / Ericeira / Aveiro


Sintrais the Romantic place in Portugal. Inlaid in the foothills to the north of the Sintra range. It is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage, Sintra hosts sumptuous palaces and beautiful parks. Stroll along the winding roads of Sintra or take a carriage ride through the center of town, which will allow you to enter the magical atmosphere of this lovely town. If you want to know one of the most impressive palaces in Portugal, do not miss the Palacio Nacional da Pena. After leaving Sintra, head towards Colares and enjoy the views along the coastal road passing by Praia das Maçãs. We suggest you also stop at Azenhas do Mar, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by a small village of houses scattered on a cliff side. It is a breathtaking sight.


Continue along the coast to get to Ericeira, a picturesque fishing village. Try the excellent grilled fish or seafood at one of the local restaurants. By the end of the day head to Aveiro.


Overnight at Pousada da Ria de Aveiro.


 

Complete Rest And Relaxation At Pousadas - Day 3

Aveiro / Parque Nacional da Penêda - Gerês


At Aveiro visit the Natural Reserve of São Jacinto dunes. Follow the paths inside the reserve and enjoy the wonderful costal landscape with its unique and scenic forest and sand dunes that stretch until the sea. See the bird migration and other fauna in its natural habitat. As an alternative, go over to Costa Nova, a place famous for its stripped houses, beaches and walking trails. You can either have lunch at the beach or in the centre of Aveiro. After lunch head towards Peneda Gerês National Park.


Overnight at Pousada de São Bento.


 

Complete Rest And Relaxation At Pousadas - Day 4

Peneda-Gerês National Park


The Peneda-Gerês National Park was the first protected area to be established in the country. The surrounding villages have preserved a wealth of traditions. It extends to the mountains of Gerês, Amarela and Peneda which, with their luxuriant greenery, are an open invitation to visit the park. Here you will find a wild and impressive landscape, with valleys of pine trees, oak and yew and a myriad of wildlife, including wild boar, badgers otters and, occasionally, wolves and golden eagles. You can hike or take a canoe ride at Caniçada dam or even try mountain biking. Or just relax and enjoy the landscape!


Overnight at Pousada de São Bento.


Complete Rest And Relaxation At Pousadas - Day 5

Peneda-Gerês National Park / Alijó


This is your last day at the National Park, do not miss the chance to go to Soaja and see the granaries. Head to  Alijó via Amarante, a beautiful small town. From here take the national road to Peso da Régua and then to Pinhão. From Pinhão take the beautiful  Douro vineyard road  to the mountain town of Alijó.


Overnight at Pousada do Barão de Forrester.


 


Complete Rest And Relaxation At Pousadas - Day 6


Alijó / Serra da Estrela Natural Park (Manteigas)


Alijó is located in the heart of the Douro demarcated region, its importance is closely linked to the production of wine, for many of the estates that produce the famous Port Wine are to be found in this municipality. It has from here that the wine was sent in Rabelo boats to Vila Nova de Gaia, where the wine would age in barrels.


In this region, the vineyards that grow along the river offer beautiful views that you can enjoy from one of the many belvederes in the area. We can highlight the São Leonardo at Galafura and Santo António do Loureiro. You can stop at Pinhão and walk along the river. After lunch, head to Manteigas, a village inside the Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela.


Overnight at Pousada de São Lourenço.


Complete Rest And Relaxation At Pousadas - Day 7

Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela (Manteigas)

The largest protected area in the country, the Parque Natural Serra da Estrela’s landscape  is marked by rocky outcrops, boulders and crags. The glacial origin of this mountain range  can be seen in the valleys of Zêzere and Unhais, large gaping holes in the mountain side and around 25 natural  lagoons.Enjoy your stay in this beautiful nature park by driving along its many winding roads, hiking, cycling or mountain climbing.

Overnight in Pousada de São Lourenço.


 

Complete Rest And Relaxation At Pousadas - Day 8

Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela (Manteigas) / Castelo de Vide / Marvão

Drive to Marvão through Castelo de Vide. Have lunch in Castelo de Vide and stroll along this village’s picturesque squares and streets. Do not miss the Jewish quarter. Arrive at Marvão in the afternoon.

Overnight in Pousada de Marvão.


 

Complete Rest And Relaxation At Pousadas - Day 9

Marvão / Constância Lisboa 

In case you didn’t have the opportunity to visit Marvão, we suggest you do it first  before setting off.Then, 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 Lisbon. 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 Almourol Castle. This outstanding building, perched on top of an immense rock emerging from the river Tejo, seems like a scene from a fairy tale.Arrive at Lisboa.

Overnight at Pestana Palace


Complete Rest And Relaxation At Pousadas - Day 10

Departure

If your flight is only in the afternoon spend your morning at the eastern part of Lisboa. Parque das Nações (the Park of Nations) hosts a wide variety of facilities, including cable car, a train station and a pleasant shopping centre in addition to extensive cultural and commercial zones.






Portugal Trails is a Referenced Partner of Pousadas de Portugal TM . We guarantee the best price plus our excellent service.

We are available to suggest any other tour at any Pousada in Portugal. C
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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 with your itinerary on a day-by-day basis.

• Our 200 page exclusive Portugal Travel Guide (see a sample).

• A Roadbook (see a sample), with tips, directions and pertinent information that will be very useful while on the road.

• A Portugal road map

• A helpline (phone number) to assist you while on holiday.

• Transfer from your last hotel to the airport.


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!

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