The Romantic Tour of Greater Lisboa
- Price from:
- 1795 EUR /person
- +351 91 559 7700
- + 351 21 485 1788
- Payment Types:
- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
- 6 days
- Location Start:
- Lisbon Airport or Hotel
- Location Finish:
- Lisbon Airport or Hotel
- Start time:
- 09.00 am
- We Speak:
- Portuguese, Spanish, English
Last updated: 04/04/2008
From Cloisters to Castles & Palaces to Gardens - The Greater Lisboa region is tremendously rich in culture, history and nature,as well as famous for its superb cuisine and wines. Join us and visit ...
BUÇACO - After meeting in Lisboa, we transfer to the Serra de Buçaco, with a stop for lunch on the way at the famous university town of Coimbra. We'll fit our bikes and have a quick briefing on the tour highlights...
TOMAR - Today we'll sail down the shale peaks of the Serra de Lousa where pristine winter snow was once collected for Portuguese kings. This rural scenery serves as the backdrop for our ride to Tomar...
ÓBIDOS - A short transfer takes us close to Fatima, the site of the renowned Christian miracle of 1917 (option to visit the town) and one of the most impressive examples of Portuguese Gothic architecture: the Monastery of Batalha...
SINTRA - Option to transfer part-way or cycle to Sintra, a lush mountain jutting out of the landcape topped with a fantastical pink palace and 8th century castle. The poet, Lord Byron called it a "glorious eden". It is no surprise then, that this UNESCO World Heritage site was once the summer residence for the kings...
CASCAIS - Transfer to Praia das Macas for a hike to the most westerly point in Europe - Cabo da Roca or "the rock cape" on the cliffs above the Atlantic. Option to ride downhill along the winding coast to Guincho beach and Cascais, a once tiny fishing-village now turned world-class sailing center...
CASCAIS - Its time to say "adeus" (goodbye) to our new friends. After a last breakfast overlooking the ocean (or the first of many more...), there is the option to transfer to Lisboa airport. See you again soon!
- Inclusions -
- 1 Picnic Lunch
- Exclusions -
- extra night before or after the tour
- Extras -
- Length: 6 days / 5 nights
Accomodation: Premium accommodation: the most luxurious and charming historical hotels
Meals: All breakfasts, 4 dinners with wine, and 1 picnic lunch.
Single Supplement: 50 € / night
Daily mileage: 13 - 52 miles / day, with optional distances daily.
Level: Easy / moderate
Interests: Romantic ambiance of palaces, castles convents and gardens.
Buçaco Palace Hotel and forest «garden».
Tomar: headquarters of the Knights Templar filled with architecture and history.
Óbidos: a picture perfect walled castle village, ginginha liqueur.
Sintra: palaces, castle, lush scenery and pastries.
Cabo da Roca: the most westerly point in Europe.
The Festas de Santo António in Lisboa (June tour): parade & bbq.
Full use of high-quality, new Trek bicycles.
Guilt-free mini-van support and highly experienced and enthusiastic multilingual guides / mechanics.
Entry fees for specific monuments, events or points of interest .
Baggage transfers and handling.
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