3-Day Portugal Tour From Lisbon: Fátima, Sintra, Évora, Cascais And Estoril Coast

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Key Details

  • Printed Voucher Required
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Cityrama Gray Line, Alameda Edgar Cardoso, 1070-051 Lisboa, Portugal
    Traveler pickup is offered
    In case your hotel is not listed, please advise in order to arrange the best pick up option possib.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

From Lisbon, spend three days on a tour of central Portugal's beautiful locations! Enjoy fascinating day trips to Sintra, Cascais, Nazar and vora, among other beautiful cities, and have plenty of free time to discover more on your own. See the romantic Pena Palace, vora's Romanesque-Gothic cathedral and Our Lady of Ftima Sanctuary. Discover the beauty of UNESCO World Heritage sites like the Alcobaa Monastery and the Gothic Batalha Monastery, and take in views of the Atlantic Ocean from Cabo da roca and the Estoril Coast. Admire panoramic views of Lisbon and the Portuguese countryside from your comfortable coach, and have free time at night in Lisbon.

Highlights

  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Breakfast included
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Based in a centrally located Lisbon hotel, enjoy this 3-day tour of central Portugal's loveliest towns including Sintra, Cascais, Estoril, bidos, Alcobaa, Nazar, vora, Azeito and its astonishing landmarks. On this comprehensive tour, you will explore historic and picturesque Portuguese locations during the day, and return to Lisbon at night to have dinner on your own and explore the city at your own pace.

Visit the fairytale-like Pena Palace in Sintra, see the Castle Pousada-Hotel in bidos and admire Our Lady of Ftima Sanctuary in Ftima. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alcobaa Monastery, Batalha Monastery and town of vora. Learn interesting facts from your tour guide during guided walking tours in Sintra, Cascais and vora, and sample wine at an important winery in Azeito.

Two nights of accommodation in a superior-class hotel are included. Two breakfasts and three lunches are also included.

Please see the Itinerary section below for details on each day of the tour.

Itinerary:


Day 1: Lisbon – Sintra – Cabo da Roca – Cascais – Estoril – Lisbon (L)

Check in to your centrally located Lisbon hotel in the morning. Then if you’re already out, meet your local guide in central Lisbon, or enjoy pickup from the hotel. Relax on your comfortable coach and leave Lisbon behind as you head to the romantic Pena Palace (Palácio da Pena) in Sintra. Enjoy a walking tour of the palace and its gardens before having free time in central Sintra to explore at your leisure.

Next, have a traditional Portuguese lunch (included) in Sintra, and then board a local tram for a scenic trip to Colares, a beautiful and renowned wine region, that you will visit briefly. Then continue your journey by coach to Cabo da Roca (the westernmost point of continental Europe), Guincho Beach and Hell's Mouth (Boca do Inferno). Take in views of the beautiful Atlantic on the drive along the Estoril Coast and in the cosmopolitan town of Cascais, where you will see Cascais Bay. Back in Lisbon, enjoy free time to have dinner at a local restaurant.

Accommodation: Lutecia Hotel or similar (superior class) in Lisbon

Day 2: Lisbon – Óbidos – Alcobaça – Nazaré – Batalha – Fátima – Lisbon (B, L)
Have breakfast at your hotel, and then relax on the coach drive to Óbidos. Wander around the town's cobblestone streets, surrounded by medieval walls, and visit the Castle Pousada-Hotel, a former castle that has been converted into a hotel. Next, leave for Alcobaça to see its UNESCO World Heritage-listed Gothic monastery, and continue to the picturesque fishing town of Nazaré for lunch (included).

After lunch, make your way to Batalha, where you’ll enjoy a guided visit of its monastery. Your last stop is Fátima, home to Our Lady of Fátima Sanctuary, with its Chapel of Apparitions, and the Church of the Holy Trinity. Visit these sites, and enjoy free time to attend a mass, if you wish, before you return to Lisbon for the night.

Accommodation: the same hotel in Lisbon

Day 3: Lisbon – Évora – Azeitão – Lisbon (B, L)
After breakfast and check out, head out of the city for a third time, enjoying views of Lisbon's 25th of April Bridge, one of the longest suspension bridges in Europe, on the way. Drive past cork oaks, olive groves and vineyards as you make your way to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Évora. When you arrive, wander the narrow streets at your own pace and see masterpieces of past eras, like the Romanesque-Gothic cathedral, the Roman Temple of Diana, St Francis Church (Church of São Francisco) and its Chapel of Bones, and Évora's university. Visit local shops that sell traditional handcrafted cork, ceramics and copper products of the Alentejo region.

After a delicious Portuguese lunch (included), set off to Azeitão, where you will visit a historical wine cellar. Enjoy a guided tour of the winery, finishing with a tasting of the traditional Setúbal muscatel. Then relax on your coach and take in views of the lush Portuguese countryside on the drive back to Lisbon.

Inclusions

2 nights accommodation

2 continental or buffet breakfasts

3 lunches (3-course or buffet)

Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=Lunch, D=dinner)

Local guide

Transport by air-conditioned coach

Setbal muscatel wine tasting

Entrance fees to Pena Palace, Chapel of Bones, St Francis Church and the Cathedral of vora

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Exclusions

  • Dinners
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

  • Additional Info

    Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

    A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

    There is no toilet on board the coach

    A moderate amount of walking is involved

    Not wheelchair accessible

    The Sintra to Colares tram journey is only available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from April to October. On the other days, you will enjoy a panoramic journey from Sintra to Colares by bus.

    Minimum drinking age for wine tasting is 18

    Traveler Reviews

    • 18-Nov-2019

      The tour was advertised as a small group tour. Far from the truth. This was a tour with large buses (over 40 passengers) and 4 different languages: Portuguese, Spanish, French, English. You had to sit there and listen until the guide finished going through the explanations in all languages. Also took forever to get dropped off at night, because there were a number of different hotel drop-offs. The hotel they put us up in was a very good hotel - no complaints there: clean, modern, friendly staff, good breakfast.
      The lunches we received were not good - we didn't have a choice of dishes either, it was all pre-fixed and tasteless.
      The third day we went to Fatima. We thought we were just going to Fatima. But no, the tour not revealing any detailed itinerary in advance, took us to a number of different pointless locations along the way. The most pointless was driving us 45 minutes out of the way to a fishing village which we didn't get to see any of (not that it had anything to offer in the sightseeing department). We were just taken there for lunch. We are fairly certain that there are a number of better choices near or in Fatima.
      In short, there are other tours out there (we have done many in other parts of Europe) which are catered to small groups, and offer a little more value for you money.

    • 27-Jun-2015

      There were some pitfalls of information organization to clients and among staff that make mistakes about picking up and getting wrong bus. It made delaying the journey. Otherwise was excellent.

    • 03-Jul-2014

      I suggest that the individual days are selected, rather than this 3 day tour. We had different guides and companions each day, rather than the whole group experience.
      Also, it got rather tiring having so many languages. The guides did well to cater to everyone, but it dragged things out a bit.
      The company seemed disorganised as far as the accommodation and pickup were concerned. Maybe they had only just started offering this deal, but no-one seemed to know much about us.

    • 12-May-2014

      I would go to all the same places again but would not go on the three-day, large group tour. We were picked up each day at 8:10 AM but were taken to a transfer center where we had to get on a different bus which was apparently determined by how many people spoke what languages. By the time we left for the tour, it was 9:30-9:45. It just made the day too long. The guides for this tour were knowledgeable and friendly for the most part. However, one of them was rude to me when I suggested she group people by language for the tour of the palace. We speak English and were at the back of the group so did not hear any of her explanations. She told me I should push through the group to get at the front and then discussed me with one of the workers at the palace. The guide to Evora was pleasant but took part of the group into a cathedral and went to look for another part of the group. We were 2 minutes late to the meeting place and could not find anyone. We thought we had been left which sort of panicked us. You are with a different group each day. The Portugal countryside is very pretty and we enjoyed it very much but would take a small group or private tour next time. We were so tired from the long day when we returned to our hotel that we were not able to get out and really see Lisbon.

    • 11-Oct-2012

      I had the impression that this was a 3 day tour- but it was 3 one day tours...each day we had to go to a central location and join day trippers- there was 1-1/2 hours each morning to assemble and organize each new group...the day in Evora was led by an unorganized, but pleasant woman-but unfortunately we didn't get as much out of the trip as we could have, and hoped for...the day trip to Fatima had a great tour leader, but a very busy schedule...and Sintra day trip was pleasant....all 3 days we had a very nice lunch