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Golf on Lisbon Coast (8D/7N)
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Golf on Lisbon Coast (8D/7N)
Tour Length:
8 days, 7 nights
Tour Themes:
When To Go:
All Year

Golf On Lisbon Coast - Day 1

Arrival in Lisbon. Greeted by Portugal Trails Representative and Transfer to Hotel.


Relax on one of the beaches, have lunch in Cascais, and explore this wonderful coastline.  Enjoy the boardwalk along the coast, stop in at the Estoril Casino, and meander through the winding streets of Cascais. 

 

Overnight in Cascais or Sintra.

Golf On Lisbon Coast - Day 2

Cascais / Golf at Quinta da Marinha – Oitavos Dunes / Cascais

Oitavos Dunes is one of the finest courses in the area, with spectacular scenery, and every hole offering views of the Atlantic.  This is an immaculately maintained course, with tree lined fairways, careful bunkering and lightning greens.  Set within the Cascais-Sintra Natural Park, the course is a mix of links and woodland and commands magnificent views of the Atlantic and Serra de Sintra.

Designed by Arthur Hills, one of only two courses in Europe to bear his name, Oitavos has played host to the Portuguese Open and was voted 68th best course in the world by Golf Magazine.


Overnight in Cascais or Sintra.

Golf On Lisbon Coast - Dia 3

Cascais / Sintra / Cascais

Explore Sintra. Continue from Cascais along the coast, stopping at Cabo da Roca, for some stunning views from the western most point of continental Europe.  Continue on to Sintra, a charming fairy-tale village nestled in the Sintra mountains that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the fantastic Pena Palace, taste some of the wonderful regional pastries.  In the afternoon, visit the gardens and palace of the esoteric Quinta da Regaleira, and the Sintra National Palace with its twin chimneys.   

Overnight in Cascais or Sintra.


Golf On Lisbon Coast - Day 4

Cascais - Golf at Penha Longa - Atlantic Course / Óbidos

Ranked in the top 30 Courses in Continental Europe, The Atlantic Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, is escapist’s golf at its best. With its bold drives, courageous approaches and artful greens, it is both an adrenalin rush and a soothing journey through one of Portugal's most inspiring landscapes. The opening holes and the final flourish share a wooded vale in the shadow of the Sintra Mountain, while others arc and plunge over scented hillsides. Exciting at every turn, this championship test and host to the Portuguese Open, is a master of variety and thrills. 

Continue on to Óbidos.  When entering the delightful town of Óbidos, you will be travelling back in time.  Walk through the walls of this medieval hilltown and through the charming streets that are flanked by white-washed houses adorned with bougainvillea and honeysuckle.    


Overnight in Óbidos.



Golf On Lisbon Coast - Day 5

Óbidos / Alcobaça / Nazaré /Batalha / Óbidos

Spend the morning in Alcobaça.  Here you can visit the first and largest gothic church in Portugal with the tombs of D.Pedro and Inês de Castro, known for their tragic love story.  We then suggest exploring the fishing village of Nazaré, with a relaxing lunch in a traditional restaurant.

This village has stunning views from the town's highest point, “Sítio” (accessible by a funicular). Taste the local Caldeirada (fish casseroles), soups, açorda (purée of bread, herbs and garlic) and the dried horse mackerel.  Then visit Batalha in the afternoon where you will find another architectural masterpiece blending Gothic, Manueline and Renaissance styles. 

Overnight in Óbidos.





Golf On Lisbon Coast - Day 6

Óbidos / Golf at Praia del Rey / Lisbon

Winner of Europe’s Leading Golf and Leisure Resort 2009/10, presented by the World Travel Awards and 13th best course in Continental Europe by Golf World magazine, Praia Del Rey is arguably one of the most stunning golf courses in Europe.  It is set among extensive pine forests and undulating dunes, with spectacular views over the Atlantic and the Berlengas Islands beyond.  The 18-hole golf course was designed by the renowned American golf architect Cabell B.Robinson.

Deep bunkers, sloping greens and sandy dunes contrast sharply with the lush fairways, making it the complete golfing challenge”.

 

Overnight in Lisbon.

Golf On Lisbon Coast - Day 7

Lisbon



Visit the
downtown (“Baixa”) and feel the hustle and bustle of city life. It is also in
this district that you will find Lisbon’s oldest and most traditional shops.  Go up the hill and discover wonderful
viewpoints from the Saint George Castle
Visit the cathedral, and the old Moorish quarter of Alfama. Have lunch
at one of the restaurants by the river Tagus, and enjoy the light of Lisboa
being reflected in the water.  In the
afternoon visit Belém, the quarter dedicated to the Portuguese discoverers
where you find the Tower of Belém and the Discoverers Monument.  The fabulous Manueline style archictecture of the
Jerónimos Monastery cannot be missed.

Overnight in Lisbon.


Golf On Lisbon Coast - Day 8

Departure from Lisbon.














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!

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