Holiday Tour Details
Lisbon Explorer Description
A tour to soak up the wonderful atmosphere and be stunned by the glorious scenery of Portugal. The intoxicating combination of history, rich culture and local delicacies makes this a captivating holiday that will delight in many ways.
Lisbon Explorer Itinerary
Sunday We leave home in time to board a late afternoon ferry from Plymouth to Santander.
Monday A relaxing day on board the ferry before docking late in the afternoon. We then make our way to the Europa Centro Hotel, Palencia.
Tuesday Todays journey takes us through Spain and into Portugal where we settle into the lovely Hotel Vila Gale which lies just a short walk from the beach.
Wednesday This morning we have a half day step-on guided excursion to Lisbon. Set on seven hills on the banks of the River Tagus, Lisbon has been the capital of Portugal since the 13th century. It is a city famous for its majestic architecture, old wooden trams, moorish features and centuries of history. There will then be free time to explore independently.
Thursday After breakfast our guide will meet us for a full day guided tour, starting with a morning visit to Óbidos; a pristine and perfectly photogenic jumble of alleyways, churches and colourful houses sitting within the walls of a 12th century castle. In the afternoon we visit the charming town of Sintra. The whole town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site owing to its 19th century romantic architecture and retains much of its medieval layout, labyrinthine streets and arcades.
Friday Queluz Palace and Gardens is our destination today. The National Palace of Queluz and its historical gardens are a national monument and a remarkable example of the harmonious link between landscape and architecture. Our afternoon will be at leisure in our resort.
Saturday Today is at leisure providing us with the perfect opportunity to explore what is known as the finest resort on the Lisbon coastline. Discover Cascais’ winding lanes and the local museums, or simply relax on one of the three beaches.
Sunday We leave our hotel and travel back into Spain to the historic town of Salamanca where we have an overnight stay at the Abba Hotel.
Monday This morning we make our way to Santander to catch our afternoon ferry to Plymouth.
Tuesday Arriving in Plymouth during the morning we board our coach and travel back to Cornwall.
Lisbon Explorer Hotel
The Hotel Vila Gale Cascais is located a few metres from the renowned Cascais Marina and the historic town centre.
Wifi, porterage, air conditioning & lift
Lisbon Explorer Includes
Premier Class coach travel
Return ferry crossing with cabin only accommodation
Free optional travel insurance
7 Nights dinner, bed & breakfast
2 Nights cabin only
¼ bottle house wine with dinner at overnight hotels
¼ bottle water with dinner at overnight hotels
Excursions as detailed
Half day guided tour of Lisbon
Full day guided tours of Óbidos and Sintra
Admission to Queluz Palace and Gardens
City tax at Cascais
Free parking at depot
Pick up points throughout Cornwall
Lisbon Explorer Further Information
Single rooms available at a supplement of £368 per person
Home pick up £15 per person
£100 non-refundable deposit
PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS TOUR
Balance due 6 weeks prior to travel