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Ponte de Lima is a beautiful village in the Lima Valley which dates back to 1125. Apart from its beauty it is famous for its Roman Bridge. It was originally a Roman settlement on the road from Braga to Santiago de Compostela. Santiago de Compostela is of course famous as the final destination on the Pilgrims Way known in Portugal as the Way of St James. That walk commences in Porto through Ponte de Lima and from Ponte de Lima there is another 154 kilometres to go.

It is a beautiful part of Portugal. Its landscape, its buildings and its culture allow the visitor a taste of the authentic Portugal. The National Park Peneda – Gerês is one of the most beautiful in Portugal.

And for those with modern tastes wonderful accommodation and restaurants are all available.

On your journey to Vouzela you will experience the warmth and hospitality of the people, the culture, and the produce of central  and northern Portugal.

Vouzela is 30 minutes from Viseu, and Lamego, and an hour from Portugal’s third largest city Coimbra. It was first settled in the 11th century, although some diggings show evidence of a Roman presence in early AD. A charming and beautiful town. Regular markets are of interest.

And if you time your visit you might enjoy the town’s annual sweets festival at the end of July or the Festal do Castelo Music Festival in the first week of August. Enjoy the fresh air with walks along Vouzela’s eight easy walking routes. Try the nearby thermal waters. Enjoy the local food. Enjoy the region. And above all enjoy your boutique accommodation at Casa Museu with your hosts Maria and Antonio.

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Day 1

  • Arrive Ponte de Lima.
  • Accommodation Mercearia da Vila.
  • Accommodation in Suite.

Day 2

  • Morning golf at Ponte de Lima.
  • Afternoon guided trip to Viana do Castelo.
  • Dinner at Restaurant Acude (excluding beverages).

Day 3

  • Way of St James pilgrimage route Ponte de Lima to Rubiães (22km).
  • Return transport to Ponte de Lima.
  • Dinner at restaurant A Tulha (excluding beverages).

Day 4

  • Guided tour to Parque Nacional de Peneda – Gerês.
  • Lunch Restaurant Ponte Nova.
  • Dinner Sabores do Lima (excluding beverages).
  • DAY 5
  • Travel to Casa Museu.
  • Welcome drinks with local Dao wine and regional cheese.
  • Explore Vouzela by foot including a visit to the museum.
  • Dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Accommodation at Casa Museu.

Day 6

  • Golf at Montebelo Golf Course in the morning.
  • Enjoy a visit to Termas do São, Pedro do Sul and experience hot springs for thermal cures and a wellness treatment.
  • Dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Accommodation at Casa Museu.

Day 7

  • Visit historical sites in Serra São, Macário and enjoy lunch in the mountains.
  • Enjoy an easy afternoon walk in any of the eight walking routes around Vouzela.
  • Dinner by candlelight with wild mushrooms and local produce.
  • Accommodation at Casa Museu.

Day 8

  • Golf at Montebelo Golf Course.
  • Dinner at Casa Museu.
  • Accommodation at Casa Museu.

Day 9

  • Depart for your next CoolPortugal experience.
  • Four nights suite accommodation Mercearia da Vila
  • Daily breakfast
  • Packed lunch on Pilgrims Walk
  • Lunch Ponte Nova
  • Dinner Restaurant A Tulha (excluding beverages)
  • Dinner Restaurant Sabores do Lima (excluding beverages)
  • Dinner Restaurant Acude (excluding beverages)
  • Guided half day trip and transport to Viana do Castelo
  • Guided day trip and transport to Parque Nacional de Peneda – Gerês
  • Transport from Rubiães to Ponte de Lima
  • Golf for 2 persons for 18 holes at Ponte de Lima (excluding club and shoe hire)
  • Four nights accommodation at Casa Museu
  • Daily breakfast at Casa Museu
  • Welcome drinks at Casa Museu
  • Two dinners at a local restaurant (excluding beverages)
  • Two dinners at Casa Museu (including beverages)
  • Hot springs visit including transport and entrance fees and wellness treatment to the value of €75 per person
  • Visit to Serra São, Macário including packed lunch
  • Two games of golf per person 18 holes Montebelo (excluding clubs and shoe hire)
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    Group Size: 2 pax
    price: € 2650 /Group