Portugal is blessed with thermal spas. And Spa resorts. For eight days this tour allows rest and relaxation, pampering and spoiling, food and wine and wonderful accommodation.
Six nights accommodation in the famed Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo. Learn about the wines of the Douro. Enjoy it’s produce. See its ancient history in the Coa Valley through which the Coa flows to the Douro. Marvel at the stepped vineyards that tumble down the steep hills of the Douro Valley to the river. Make your own wine. Get into the kitchen and help the chef prepare your dinner. Cruise the Douro. Visit Lamego and the UNESCO Heritage archaeological site at Coa. You will not want to leave.
Jack Nicklaus designed Monte de Rei. Ranked 28th in Europe by Golf World magazine in 2011 this course will delight you. Away from the madding crowd you can enjoy the solitude of the surroundings and when not golfing delight in the beauty of Tavira and its coastline. Seven days with four games of golf including two at Monte de Rei and games at Portugal’s seventh and fourteenth ranked courses. And for your accommodation you will stay in the beautiful Pousada do Convento da Graca located in what was the St Augustinho Convent founded in the sixteenth century.
From the beauty and pulse of Lisbon, to the stillness of the Alentejo sky, and to the magic of Sintra this eight day fully guided package offers you the full range of contrast from the majesty of Portugal’s past, the serenity of its agricultural lands and the cultural and social energy of Lisbon. You will experience a landscape of beauty, fine food and wine, and some wonderful accommodation.
Jose Saramago is a famous Portuguese writer. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Born in the north of the Alentejo his novel Raised From The Ground is inspired by the Alentejo. See what moved his soul. Savour the landscape and plains. The UNESCO city of Evora and it’s Roman ruins, Portugal’s Stonehenge, hill towns, and the wine and food of the region. Ten wonderful inspiring days.
Some like the Algarve. Sun Beach and Golf. Others say the North is the real Portugal. Discover the North with four nights in the gorgeous Ponte de Lima. See the historical towns of Viana do Castelo and Braga. Walk for a day on the famous Pilgrims Way. Visit the famous National Park Peneda-Geres. And enjoy the local cuisines and wine. You might still like the Algarve. But you will love the North.
It is only when you leave the cities that you discover the hidden beauty of a country. Portugal is no different. It’s mountains and valleys are dotted with towns and villages each with their own charm and feel. Cobbled streets. Narrow laneways. The open windows of the houses which interact with life as it passes on the street. Vouzela is such a town. On this five day journey you will experience the delights of rural Portugal.