Portugal: Pastries, port and panache (3 Weeks)
Day 1-6 Lisbon
Listen to Fado and its haunting melodies and heartfelt lyrics will seep into the depths of your soul. Take the 28 tram from the riverfront Baixa to the hills of the Alfama for the best views over the Portuguese capital. Head for Belem to taste the delicious custard tarts known as Pasteis de Nata which are traditionally baked there.
Transfers to Obidos 1h08m2h20m
Day 7-11 Obidos
Enjoy a day out from the Portuguese capital to the historic walled town of Obidos. Its ancient fortifications once kept it safe from attack; nowadays they provide the photogenic setting for tourists’ souvenir snapshots. Don’t miss the lovingly crafted azulejo tiles of the Porta da Vila, once the man gate leading into the city.
Transfers to Coimbra 1h22m2h07m
Day 12-16 Coimbra
Travel back in time within this medieval city where you’ll encounter a university built on the grounds of an old palace. Explore ancient cathedrals and check out the old bell tower that was built in the 18th Century. This riverfront city is one of the most historic places in all of Portugal.
Transfers to Porto 1h19m1h07m