Duration: At your own pace
Overview: The Hop on Hop off bus is one of the best and most economical ways to see Lisbon. The double-decker open-top buses offering clear views of all the monuments on the tour. You can choose from 2 routes. The individual headphones provide a commentary about the city's history and its monuments in 8 different languages including English. This is a great way to discover the city in your own time.
Duration: 4 hours
Overview: Drive across the 25th April Bridge to Belem, the historical section of Lisbon. Admire Torre de Belem, ex-libris of Lisbon and jewel of manueline art. Then see the Padrao dos Descobrimentos, a modern monument dedicated to Portuguese maritime discoveries. Visit the church at the Monasteiro dos Jeronimos and then the Coach Museum, home to one of the best coach collections in Europe. Drive along the river to arrive at Alfama, an old traditional district, where you can walk in its narrow streets, visit a handicraft shop and taste an aperitif of Porto wine. Continue to Praca do Comercio, the biggest and most beautiful square in Baixa-Rossio area in the centre of the town and finally to Avenida da Liberdade and Marques de Pombal.
Duration: 10 hours
Overview: Discover the town of Evora, a mosaic of culture, history and traditions. Leave Lisbon, cross the bridge over the river Tejo and drive past a landscape of olive trees, cork oak trees and vineyards to arrive at Evora - World Heritage Site of UNESCO. Walk the narrow streets of the whitewashed town, visiting some of the most important monuments: the Roman Temple, the Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral, Saint Francis Church with the "Bones Chapel" and the University. At the market see how the most elaborate cork, ceramic and copper objects are produced. Time for lunch. Depart for Azeitao to visit one of the oldest and most important wine cellars in Portugal and taste the traditional Moscaltel wine of Setubal.
Duration: 4 hours
Overview: Head north towards the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima. Visit the Basilica with the tombs of Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta; the Apparition Chapel, heart of the Shrine; the statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with the fountain of the Holy Water. During this time it is possible to attend mass. Return to Lisbon.
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
Overview: Drive north to the beautiful walled town of Obidos with its narrow streets and the Pousada do Castelo. Then drive to Alcobaca to visit the 12th century Church of the Monastery with the tombs of Pedro and Ines de Castro. Drive to Nazare, a most colorful Portuguese fishing village and stop for lunch (not included). If possible, go to the Sitio for a panoramic view of the beach and village. Next, go to Batalha Monastery, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture considered a heritage of humanity by UNESCO.
Finally arrive at Fatima's Sanctuary, centre of Christian faith and a place of world pilgrimage, to visit the Basilica where the tombstone of Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco are as well as the Chapel of Apparitions, heart of the shrine. You will have time to attend mass. Return to Lisbon through the colorful farming region.
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Overview: Drive across the 25th April Bridge to Belem, Lisbon's historical section to see theTorre de Belem. Then go to the Padrao dos Descobrimentos, a monument dedicated to Portuguese maritime discoveries. Visit the church at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and the Coach Museum (both closed on Mondays, replaced by a visit to Ajuda Palace or Fundacao Medeiros e Almeida). Arrive at Alfama, an old and traditional district, where you can walk in its narrow street and visit a handicraft shop where you taste an aperitif of Port wine. Then pass by downtown (Baixa) to admire the most important squares of Lisbon.
Drive along the Liberdade Avenue to Pombal Square. After lunch (not included) proceed to Sintra, visit the charming village, then arrive at Cabo da Roca (from 1st March to 31st October) the westernmost point in continental Europe. Continue along the coast, past Guincho beach and Boca do Inferno, a grotto created by sea erosion. Arrive in cosmopolitan Cascais for a glimpse of the bay, return via Estoril for a panoramic view of the Casino and its gardens.
Duration: 4 hours
Overview: Start with a visit to Sintra, a magnificent village and summer retreat of the erstwhile Royal Family. Taste the delicious local sweets like queijadas and travesseiros in the tea-rooms. Drive through Sintra's mountain range with its luxuriant and exuberant vegetation to arrive at Cabo da Roca, (from 1st March to 31st October) the westernmost point in continental Europe. Along the coast, pass by Guincho beach, Boca do Inferno, a grotto created by rain and sea erosion, to cosmopolitan Cascais for a glimpse of the bay. Return by Estoril for a panoramic view of the Casino and its gardens.
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Overview: Take a panoramic visit of Lisbon by night to understand the roots of the Portuguese "Alma Lusitana" (Portuguese soul). Drive down the Liberdade Avenue, past the most symbolic squares of the city and along the river, with a splendid view of the bridge. Reach Belem quarter with its magnificent monuments of S.Jerome Monastery and Belem Tower. Enjoy a one course dinner (no drinks included) and a typical Fado show at a local restaurant. The Fado is a nostalgic and melancholic song accompanied by Portuguese and Spanish guitars and the folk dancers in colorful costumes are deep expressions of the Portuguese soul. At the end of the show, return to your hotel.
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