Description – Day 1

6 days in Portugal

For the first day of this circuit, we will visit Lisbon. You will get to know all the tourist points of interest of the City, in this perfect 1st day.

The tour usually is made on foot during the whole morning. However, those with conditioned locomotion can choose to make it by car.

We will start by one of the hills of Lisbon, the one where São Jorge Castle is located. Then we shall visit the best Belvederes in Lisbon, whilst telling you the history and the legends of the neighbourhoods we encounter. You will taste the best that traditional gastronomy has to offer and visit the most emblematic taverns and traditional trade stores.

Once in Downtown, in Square of Comércio we will analyse some of the discrete symbols of the influence of the Freemasons and we will relive the history of the Earthquake of 1755.

It’s time to explore the other hill of the City, where the cosmopolitan centre of Chiado is located, as well as the oldest patisseries in Lisboa, coffee stores and the Museum of the Filigree.

Lunch in the historical and typical quarter of Lisbon.

In the afternoon we will lose ourselves in the history of Portuguese discoveries in Belém, where the main Monuments and Museums are waiting for us.

After embracing the strength of the warriors and the Knight Templars, it’s time to eat a Pastel de Belém with a Port glass.

At the end of day 1 of our 6 days in Portugal, it’s time for a deserved rest, after a full day, with a drop off at the hotel.

Description – Day 2

6 Days in Portugal

For the 2nd day of this circuit, we head to the historic town of Sintra is full of coloured houses and buildings. Here architecture is totally differentiated, classified as a World Heritage site by Unesco in 1995.

The magic of this tour lies in letting yourself be involved by the history and culture of a life of warriors, kings and conquerors with centuries of history.

After diving into a fairy tale, breathe deeply and enjoy the beautiful Portuguese coast, washed by the Atlantic Ocean, starting with a visit to the most western point in Europe, Cape Roca: ‘Here where land ends and the ocean begins’ by Luís Vaz de Camões.

Down the Atlantic Coast, you can enjoy the beautiful beaches of Guincho to Cascais.

We will visit Boca do Inferno and the Bay of Cascais, enjoying a walk through the town.

Finally, you can relax and enjoy the view of the whole coast to Lisbon.

At the end of the 2nd day of our 6 days in Portugal, we will drop you off at the hotel.

Description – Day 3

6 Days in Portugal

Day 3 will start by getting to know the Sanctuary of Fátima, a place of cult for the Catholic Church, wherein 1917 Virgin Mary appeared to the three little shepherds.

We will visit the Little Chapel of the Apparitions, the exact location where the Virgin appeared, as well as the Basilica of Our Lady of Rosario de Fátima and the Basilica of the Holy Trinity.

Here we will have time to appreciate this sacred place. Walk along the Sanctuary and feel the energy of this mesmerising location. Visited by Catholics and non-Catholics, no one stays indifferent to this magnificent view that is full of energy.

Then we will visit the original houses of the little shepherds who are a part of the miracle of Fátima.

Afterwards, we move to Batalha. Once in Batalha, we will visit the Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória, also known as Monastery of Batalha, which has one of the most beautiful architectures in the World and is part of the World Heritage List defined by UNESCO, since 1983. It was classified as one of the 7 wonders of Portugal.

If you are still not impressed, then the great and imperial Sea of Nazaré is waiting for us. Here we will visit the Sítio and the beach of the North. At this beach, we can see the famous biggest waves in the World.

Still in the Sítio, we will visit the Sanctuary of Nossa Sephora da Nazaré. Here the Virgin that was at the origin of the name of the place can be seen and we can get to know the legend for which she became known as the protector of the local inhabitants.

A pit stop for lunch where you can enjoy the fresh fish from the Sea of Nazaré, in one of the restaurants by the beach.

We will then head to one of the most beautiful and important medieval towns in Portugal, Óbidos. By walking inside its walls, you can admire this town, which is one of the most picturesque and best preserved in the country and is the stage for fairs and events which portray the medieval era. A true Museum Town.

Free time for you to lose yourself inside the walls of the Castle, discover the typical Ginjinha of Óbidos and visit some traditional crafts that insist in resisting until today.

After the 3rd day in our 6 days in Portugal circuit, that was full of mysticism, adventure and history, return to Lisbon with drop-off at the hotel.

Description – Day 4

6 Days in Portugal

In a land of wine producers, we cannot fail to learn how the wine is produced and gets to our table.

We will start our 4th day by visiting two typical cellars in Azeitão, where you can follow the whole process of wine production, from the harvest of the Grape to the final bottling. You will be delighted with the final wine tasting, which includes our precious Moscatel.

We will continue our visit with the Tile Factory where you can see Portuguese characteristic tiles being painted by hand. The most daring and creative participants can paint their own tile if they wanted to.

Our tour continues with a ride to Setúbal, passing through vineyards, through the cork trees and the Natural Park of the Mountain.

For lunch, we can have fresh fish that was caught, the night before, by the famous fishermen of Setúbal. At the same time, you can choose a local delicacy, fried cuttlefish, at your own cost. Fried Cuttlefish is a typical dish in Setúbal.

Then, surrounded by the landscapes of the mountain of Arrábida and through the most concealed corners, we will arrive at the beach that was considered the most beautiful beach in Europe, Praia de Galapinhos. This beach of clear water emerges among the rocks and is the true Paradise on earth. You can travel a lot, but this beach will surely stay in your memory.

Next, on our list, we will head to Sesimbra, another fishing town which is very important for the Region of Lisbon. Sesimbra has a Fort by the sea and a pavement very near to the calm water of the Bay of Sesimbra, all of which we will visit. After this, we will visit Cape Espichel.

On our way back and with a view of the Tagus, we will visit our Christ the King, that offers a panoramic view of the whole of the city of Lisbon, of the 25 de Abril Bridge and of the margins of Tagus River. Enjoy a splendorous sunset.

Still astonished, we will finish our 4th day of 6 days in Portugal circuit and return to Lisbon with drop-off at the hotel.

Description – Day 5

6 Days in Portugal

Our 5th day of this circuit starts with the departure from Lisbon in direction to the magnificent landscapes in the Region of Alentejo.

We arrive at Évora, a city that is a Unesco World Heritage site since 1986 – a Museum city whose ruins date back from the time of the Romans, having benefited of the golden age in the XVth century, when it became the residence of the Kings of Portugal.

Once in Évora, it is impossible to be indifferent to the imposing Roman Temple of Évora. This temple was classified as a World Heritage site by Unesco. It is one of the most important and visible symbols of the Roman presence in the city and dates back from the Ist century.

We continue our visit to Square of Giraldo, which tells a beautiful military and social history of Évora.

The Cathedral of Évora and the Church of São Francisco with a visit to the chapel of the bones will be the next emblematic places to visit.

Not included is your lunch in Alentejo. You can enjoy a great meal in one of the typical restaurants in the centre of the city.

We continue our visit with a walk through the Aqueduct of Water and Silver and the Monastery of Cartuxa, heading to Reguengos de Monsaraz and letting ourselves be fascinated by the plains of Alentejo.

Pottery is waiting for us in São Pedro do Corval in order for us to get to know the art of clay, and for those who have the courage, they can try it out.

We end our tour in one of the most emblematic Cellars of Portugal, with a wine tasting.

Fascinated with the Alentejo region, we finish our 5th day of 6 days in Portugal circuit and return to Lisbon with drop-off at the hotel.

Description – Day 6

6 Days in Portugal

For our 6th and last day of our circuit, we head to Porto. Did you know that the city of Porto was the one that was at the origin of the name of our Country? And it has one of the most appreciated wines in the world, Porto Wine.

It is recognised as one of the most charming cities in Europe and as a destination that cannot be missed. Get to know the best that Porto has to offer.

Upon arrival, we will start by the other margin of the river in Vila Nova de Gaia, where you can come abroad a boat for an adventurous ride in Douro River. Enjoy its magnificent six bridges and let yourself be amazed by the view of the City.

On the way back, we visit an old Cellar of Porto Wine; one of the cellars that contributed to the reputation and wealth of the city and where you can enjoy a wine tasting.

Walking through one of the most commercial and busy streets of Porto, Rua de Santa Catarina, we will visit the Market of Bolhão, which a personality of its own, and the Majestic Cafe, both considered Buildings of Public Interest.

For lunch, you can taste one of the most known delicacies of the City of Porto. They are called francesinhas (little French), but they are very Portuguese.

In the afternoon we will make a trip through history and architecture, and we will visit the Cathedral of Porto, with a stop at São Bento Station to observe the tiles; we will visit the beautiful Stock Exchange Palace and the Church of São Francisco, with its Chapel of the Bones.

In the area of the Galleries of Porto, we will find one of the most beautiful and oldest bookshops in the world, Lello Bookshop, which served as inspiration for JK Rowling to write Harry Potter.

If you have the courage to climb Clérigos Tower, breathe and enjoy the fantastic 360º view of Porto.

At the end of day 6 of our 6 days in Portugal circuit, you deserve to rest, so we will return to Lisbon with drop-off at the hotel.

Day 1

  • Pick up at the Hotel

  • Nossa Senhora do Monte, Graça and Portas do Sol Belvederes

  • Historic Quarters of Graça, Castelo and Alfama

  • São Jorge Castle

  • Downtown, Rossio and Square of Comércio tasting some Portuguese traditional titbits

  • Visit to historic stores in the centre of the city, traditional trade and analysis of the influence of the Freemasons in Lisbon

  • Visit of the hill opposite to the Castle: Chiado, Carmo, Bairro Alto, Príncipe Real, Bica and Cais do Sodré

  • Lunch in a typical quarter of Lisbon

  • Belém, Monastery of Jerónimos, Torre de Belém, Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to Discoveries) and walk by the river

  • Tasting of Pastéis de Belém and Porto Wine

  • Drop off at the Hotel

Day 2

  • Pick up at the hotel with departure from Lisbon

  • Arrival at the historic centre of Sintra, a Unesco World Heritage site, where the National Palace of Sintra is located

  • Visit to the Park and Palace of Pena

  • Quinta da Regaleira

  • Lunch in Sintra

  • Sightseeing through the Moorish Castle, the Palace of Seteais and Monserrate Palace

  • Cape Roca

  • Beaches of Guincho

  • Boca do Inferno (Mouth of Hell’s)

  • Stop in Cascais

  • Estoril Coast

  • Drop off at the hotel in Lisbon

Day 3

  • Pick up at the Hotel with departure from Lisbon

  • Arrival at the Sanctuary of Fátima

  • Visit to the Little Chapel of the Apparitions, Basilica of nose Senhora do Rosario de Fátima and Basilica of the Holy Trinity

  • Valinhos and the houses of the Little Shepherds Jacinta and Francisco

  • House of Sister Lucia

  • Local of Angel in Valinhos

  • Batalha and visit to the Monastery of Batalha

  • Sítio and Beach of the North of Nazaré

  • Fort of São Miguel Arcanjo and Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré

  • Lunch in Nazaré and walk by the sea

  • Medieval Town of Óbidos

  • Return to Lisbon with drop off at the hotel

Day 4

  • Departure from Lisbon heading to the South passing through Vasco da Gama Bridge

  • Visit to two typical and very traditional Cellars in Azeitão

  • Visit to a Tile Factory

  • Lunch in Setúbal

  • Ride through Serra da Arrábida and Beach of Galapinhos (elected in 2017 as the most beautiful beach in Europe)

  • Visit to the Town and Bay of Sesimbra, where estuary of Sado ends

  • Cape Espichel

  • Visit to Christ the King with view over the city of Lisbon

  • Return to Lisboa passing through the 25 de Abril Bridge and drop off at the Hotel

Day 5

  • Pick up at the Hotel and departure from Lisbon for Évora passing through Vasco da Gama bridge

  • Church of São Francisco and Chapel of the Bones

  • Historic Centre of Évora, Square of Giraldo and Church of Santo Antão

  • Cathedral of Évora with option for a visit to the Museum of Sacred Art

  • Diana Temple, Roman Monument of the Ist Century

  • Convent of Lóios and Church of São João Evangelista

  • Lunch in a typical restaurant of food from Alentejo

  • Aqueduct of Water and Silver and Monastery of Cartuxa

  • Ride to Reguengos de Monsaraz admiring the plains of Alentejo

  • Visit to the traditional pottery in São Pedro do Corval

  • Visit to the Cellar in Reguengos and wine tasting

  • Return to Lisbon and drop off at the Hotel

Day 6

  • Pick up at the Hotel with departure from Lisbon

  • Arrival at the Port of Gaia, ride in a typical boat for the circuit of Douro’s six bridges

  • Visit to a Cellar of Porto Wine with wine tasting

  • Dom Luís Bridge and Ribeira of Porto with a walk along the margin of the river

  • Stock Exchange Palace

  • Church of San Francisco and Chapel of the Bones

  • Avenida dos Aliados, Rua and Bairro de Santa Catarina where Majestic café and Market of the Bolhão

  • Lunch in a typical restaurant in Porto

  • Cathedral of Porto

  • São Bento Station and observation of its tiles

  • Lello Bookshop and emblematic area of the Galleries of Porto

  • Clérigos Church and Tower

  • Return to Lisbon with drop off at the Hotel

Prices

DEPARTURETIME OF DEPARTURE2 ADULTSUP TO 4 ADULTSUP TO 7 ADULTSCHILDREN UP TO 3 YEARS OLDCHILDREN 4 – 11 YEARS OLD
Lisbon08:00750€525€370€FREE50%

All the prices are presented per person

Accommodation not included

General Conditions

All the tours and experiences presented require a minimum of 2 participants.

Our tours are made in vehicles Mercedes, and the maximum number of participants is seven.

The departure for all tours is from the City of Lisbon. Any pick-up or drop-off outsider the city of Lisbon will be subject to the payment of an extra fee. The pick-up and drop-off place must be indicated by the client upon reservation of the tour.

In case baby car seat tare necessary for the transport of children, they must be requested upon reservation or up to 48 hours before the tour.

In case one or more passengers suffer from a special condition, this must be communicated upon reservation of the tour.

Van Go Tourism assumes no responsibility from items or personal belongings left in the vehicles or at the places visited during the tour.

Van Go Tourism cannot be liable for delays occurred due to the traffic or weather conditions.

It is not allowed to smoke or drink alcoholic drinks in the vehicles. Stops for that purpose are made at the request of the client, provided that the guide considers it to be possible and that it does question the execution of the tour.

Van Go Tourism is an environment-friendly company, and therefore we ask our clients not to through any object or waste through the window or during the walks.

All the prices include VAT.

In case of non-private tours, more than one language can be used, depending on the nationality of the participants.

Included in the Tours

Guide in the selected language – Portuguese, English, French and Spanish
Pick-up and Drop-off in Lisbon
Transport in air-conditioned vehicle
Personal and accident insurance
Wi-fi and Water aboard
Parking, Fuel and Tolls

Not included in the Tours

Tickets for monuments and museums
Meals and drinks
Personal expenses

Reservations

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The execution of all tours always requires the previous confirmation from Van Go Tourism.

Payment

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The remaining 75% shall be paid until 48h before the Tour. In case of non-payment, the tour will be cancelled and will not take place, and there will be no refund of the mounts already paid.

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For any cancellation made until 7 days before the tour, you will be refunded of the totality of the reservation fee.

For any cancellation made between 7 days and 72 hours before the tour, you will be refunded of 50% of the value of the reservation fee.

For any last-minute cancellation made 72 hours before the tour, you will not be refunded of the reservation fee.

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