Half day and day trips to Portugal’s natural, historical and cultural highlights with energetic, interesting and highly educated guides. Lots to choose from including:
Sintra– a UNESCO world heritage town renowned for its fairytale castles and palaces, romantic woodland trails and old world charm.
Highly recommended for all visitors to Lisbon. Sintra can be visited on a half or full day tour and can include palace visits or be combined with a visit to the pretty seaside town of Cascais or the historic sites of Obidos and Fatima.
Obidos– a picture perfect mediaeval village sheltering behind the protective walls of its 12th century castle. Obidos can be visited on a half day which will also include a visit to the pretty coastal village of Foz do Arelho or on a full day tour combined with Sintra or Fatima.
Fatima– home to one of the world’s most famous catholic shrines dedicated to the Virgin Mary, Fatima welcomes millions of pilgrims and visitors each year. Fatima can be visited on a half day tour alone or combined with visits to both Sintra and Obidos or to Lisbon on a full day tour. The programme is flexible and there is time to attend mass if desired.
Evora – another gorgeous UNESCO world heritage city. For centuries Evora played a fundamental role in Portugal’s political, religious and academic life and was the residence of the country’s mediaeval kings. Évora is the finest example of a city from the golden age of Portugal (after the destruction of Lisbon by the earthquake of 1755) and is packed to bursting with history from celtic through Roman and mediaeval times to the quaint white washed houses of the 18th century. The tour will take in the highlights including a visit to the infamous bones chapel. Evora can be visited on a full day tour with additional stops at Palmela castle and a vineyard for a wine tasting.
Arrabida– lying south of Lisbon, Arrabida is a region famous for its excellent wines and this tour combines six wine tastings (at two different vineyards) with a visit to Palmela castle and the picturesque beach of Sesimbra.
Please ask us for a brochure with full details of each excursion and prices as these depend on the group size and any tailoring required.
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