The classic ‘golden triangle’ of central Portugal; Lisboa, Évora and the monasteries of Estremadura; six World Heritage sites in an area the size of Yorkshire!

Marvel at the Monasteries in Batalha, Alcobaça and Tomar, the history of Lisboa in the Age of Discovery, the palaces and castles of Sintra and medieval Évora with its Roman ruins.

But it’s not all about old stones and history – here you’ll find fine wines and gastronomy, lively bars and cool cafes, ocean beaches and wonderful hiking…

The full route takes a week but you can do as little, or as much, as you like.

  • Tour Highlights:
  • Vibrant, historic Lisboa and monumental Sintra
  • Évora and the potteries and vineyards of the Alto Alentejo
  • World Heritage Estremadura – Batalha, Alcobaça & Tomar
  • Atlantic beaches of Cascais & Aldeia do Meco, Peniche, Nazaré and Saõ Martinho
  • Stunning scenery, gastronomy and wonderful Alentejo wines
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£600 p/p

* Indicative mid-season price for 7 nights (including car hire – flights not included).

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Day 1 to 3 – Lisboa & around

  • Hop a tram and explore Portugal’s exciting capital
  • Rossio square and train station
  • Skip out to Sintra, and the beaches of Cascais & Aldeia do Meco
  • Bar hop in Bairro Alto, dine in style in Chiado
  • Mosteiro dos Jerónimos – a Manueline delight

Day 3 to 5 – Alto Alentejo

  • World Heritage Évora, Roman ruins, medieval walls
  • Alentejo wines, Portugal’s finest
  • Hilltop fortress towns of Monsaraz, Marvão and Castelo Vide
  • Pottery towns among the vines El Corval and Redondo
  • “Marble towns” of Vila Viçosa and Estremoz
  • World Heritage Elvas with its magnificent Roman aqueduct

Day 6 & 7 – Estremadura

  • The magnificent monasteries of Batalha and Alcobaça
  • Saõ Martinho do Porto a little pearl set on a string of surf washed Atlantic beaches
  • The Convent at Tomar, delightful city of the Templars
  • Sierras de Aire y Candeeiros Nature Park – riddled with caves
  • Medieval Óbidos with its famous white houses

The itinerary includes the following:

  • Accommodation in our listed hotels – 2 sharing 1 std. double ensuite, B&B
  • Economy 4dr car hire
  • Regional map and guide book
  • Instructions to find all accommodation & regional road map

Not included:

  • Flights – but we are able to advise
  • One-way car hire charges, where applicable (see your quote email)
  • The following car hire extras – these can be added at pick-up point
    • extra driver
    • Portuguese toll device (we highly recommend to take this service)
    • child seats
    • GPS
  • Garage parking where applicable (mostly city stops) – please ask us about parking charges

Fly directly to Lisboa / Lisbon and hire a car – the best options are:

From London Gatwick: Easyjet or TAP Portugal
From London Stansted: Ryanair
From London Heathrow: British Airways or TAP Portugal
From Luton: Easyjet
From Edinburgh: Easyjet or Ryanair
From Liverpool: Easyjet
From Manchester: Ryanair, Easyjet or TAP Portugal
From Bristol: Easyjet
From Dublin: Ryanair, TAP or Aer Lingus

Or fly directly to Porto / Oporto and hire a car – the best options are:

From London Gatwick: TAP Portugal or Easyjet
From London Stansted: Ryanair
From London Heathrow: British Airways
From Edinburgh: Ryanair
From Liverpool: Ryanair
From Manchester: Easyjet, TAP or Ryanair
From Birmingham: Ryanair
From Luton: Easyjet
From Bristol: Easyjet
From Dublin: Ryanair and TAP

PLEASE NOTE some flights are seasonal.

NB: Flights are not included

 

Getting around

As part of your package we will include a hire car. Normally we include a 4 door economy class car but please let us know if you would like something different.

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