WT-Portugal 04: 9 Days Lisbon - Estoril - Cascais - Sintra - Pena - Ericeira - Mafra - Obidos - Alcobaca - Batalha - Coimbra - Aveiro - Porto - Fatima - Evora - Algarve - Setubal - ArrabidaDay 1: Arrival in Lisbon - Estoril - Cascais - Sintra
You will arrive in Lisbon by air. Upon arrival in the morning, you will visit some scenic spots in Lisbon and its surrounding such as Marquis of Pombal square, Liberty Avenue and Restauradores Square in the center of the city. Then you will go to see the Belem Tower, which is one of the oldest buildings of Portugal and the World Cultural Heritage. Next destination is Jeronimos Monastery. After that, you will proceed to Estoril coast. In the afternoon, you will travel across Cascais, one of the most beautiful coasts of Portugal and get to Roca Cape. Later, you are going to visit the National Palace of Sintra, one of the world heritages listed by UNESCO because of its unique scenery and culture. The remaining day is free on your own. At nightfall, you will return to Lisbon.
Day 2: Pena - Ericeira - Mafra
The morning tour will take you to visit Pena palace. Pena palace is a summer resort for Portuguese King, which looks like a fairyland. It was originally built in 1840 and completed in 1885. In 1995 it was listed into the World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. After that, you will move forward to the fishing village Ericeira to visit Portugal in miniature in Franco village and the biggest cloister Mafra Monastery as well as the Baroque building---Palacio de Mafra. And then you will go back to Lisbon.
Day 3: Obidos - Alcobaca - Batalha - Coimbra
Today, you will visit the ancient city Obidos, which is the most classical colony. Your next destination is the oldest Gothic cathedral---Church of Alcobaca Monastery, which was built in the 12th century in Alcobaca. Then proceed to Batalha to see the highest monastery---Batalha Monastery and many other historical sites here. At last, you will go to Coimbra, which is known as the university town.
Day 4: Coimbra - Aveiro - Porto
In the morning you will visit Coimbra, which is the famous university town along Mondego River. It is famous for Church of Santa Clara. Here you are going to visit the library and the church in the oldest university and then visit the Cathedral along the ancient path. Afterwards, you will go to Aveiro, known as the “Venice in Portugal” and enjoy your lunch here. In the afternoon you will head for Porto along Douro River.
Day 5: Porto
Porto is the second largest city in Portugal and there are many famous historical buildings in the city. What’s more important, it is a distributing center for wine in the upper reaches of the Douro River. Here you will visit many palaces and churches with different styles such as Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque and New Classism. Besides, you will also visit wine cellars. In the afternoon you will take a boat trip on Douro River or go to visit museums and monuments.
A Local Church
Day 6: Porto - Fatima - Evora
You will head to Fatima in the early morning, which is one of the most important Pilgrim Places in the world. Here you are going to visit the famous Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary. After that, you will move forward to Evora.
Day 7: Evora - Algarve
After breakfast, you will visit Evora, the well-known “Museum City of Portugal”. This historical city was built in the third century A.D. in the reign of Roman Empire. It is also in the World Cultural Heritage List. Here you can still see some historical sites such as Roman Temple, hot springs and the Roman wall sites. In the afternoon you will go to the seashore city---Algarve.
Day 8: Algarve
As the main tourist resort in Portugal, Algarve has the best beaches in the world. Besides the beach, you will also go to visit the famous Cape of St. Vincente, which is located in the southwest and known as “the end of the world”. At last, you will proceed to visit Lagos, where the famous voyager Prince Henry set sail.
Cape of St. Vincente
Day 9: Setubal - Arrabida - Departure from Lisbon
Today you will head to Setubal, an important fishing port. In the afternoon, you will taste wonderful wine in the beautiful village Azeitao, which is famous for red wine, olive and village buildings during traversing Arrabida Mountain. And then you will get to Lisbon after going through Bridge of April 25th, the first longest bridge in Europe. Upon arrival, you will transfer to the airport and take a flight departing from Portugal.