If your journey to Portugal starts in Lisbon then think about staying in Cascais. Cascais and Estoril are Lisbon’s beach playground. And with shops restaurants and night life to keep you busy. Cascais is the gateway to the mystical Sintra. Some of the best golf courses in Europe are at your doorstep. Situated at the mouth of the mighty Tejo Cascais is just a 40 minute train trip to downtown Lisbon. Play Cascais.
Whether Porto is your only port of call in Portugal or the start of your journey through the Douro our Start With A City Break over six days will introduce you to the best that Porto has to offer. And Porto has many secrets to reveal. Its secrets are in its narrow streets and its hills. Behind the doors of its old buildings. Secrets clinging to the shores of the wonderful Douro. Secrets of history culture food and wine.
Whether Lisbon is your only experience of Portugal or the start of a longer tour leading into another Cool Portugal experience our Start With A City Break over six days will introduce you to the best that Portugal’s capital has to offer. And Lisbon has much to entice you. It is romantic. It has soul. It has culture and history. Experience Lisbon.
Portugal is Europe’s premier surfing destination. From the Algarve to the north of Porto you will find over 600kms of surfing beaches. On this tour you will experience the best of surfing around Cascais and the beaches to the north of Lisbon around Peniche and Ericeira. And you will take in some culture and history in Sintra and enjoy the sights of Lisbon. All in ten unforgettable days.
For some golf is a religion. For others nothing could be further from the truth. The Pilgrims Way is that part of the Camino de Santiago an ancient pilgrims route which in fact is made up of many routes passing through Spain France and Portugal to Santiago de Compostela. The Portuguese route starts in Porto on to Braga, through Ponte de Lima to the Spanish border and then on to Santiago de Compostela. On this tour you will experience a one day walk along the Pilgrims Walk from Ponte de Lima to Rubiaes. And to vary the walking you also have two rounds of golf on the lovely Ponte de Lima golf course. And for sustenance dinners at three of the best restaurants Ponte de Lima has to offer.
Nine days of unforgettable physical activity. Of all types. Not too much to wear you out. But just enough to justify all the eating and drinking. Accommodation in two charming boutique hotels, golf at Ponte de Lima and Montebelo both beautiful mountain courses, walk along the Pilgrims Way, visit two National Parks and some typical Portuguese hot springs.
Nature Tourism is the focus of the Rota Vincentina a long distance path along the SW coast of Portugal. On this five day tour you will explore the Historical Way walking 80 kms through cork forests, valleys, mountains and typical towns and villages of the Alentejo. And at the end of each day you will be returned to the comfort of Herdade da Matinha where you will enjoy your dinner, good company, and the peace and beauty of the Alentejo night sky.
On this nine day tour you will explore the south western Alentejo coast of Portugal. Wild and untouched. A stark contrast to the Algarve only half an hour away. Mountains and valleys. Never ending beaches and surf. You will be personally guided through some of the most beautiful coastal walks in Europe. Seventy five kms over four days of walking. But with the chance to rest and relax. To dine and taste the wine. And to finish three nights at a wonderful new Design Hotel where you can pamper and spoil yourself.
Enjoy the charm of Ponte de Lima, the hospitality of your hosts at Quinta do Tres Rios, walk a historical route, explore a National Park, and indulge in good food and wine.
Walk part of the Pilgrims Way, enjoy two of Portugal’s loveliest towns Ponte de Lima and Vouzela, explore perhaps Portugal’s best National Park Peneda-Geres, relax in boutique accommodation, and enjoy the region’s wine and food. Nine days you won’t forget.