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 LISBON

Destination(s) : Lisbon Portugal
   
Lisbon – Europe Westernmost and Sunniest Capital

Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal. It is the westernmost capital city and the only capital along the Atlantic coast. Lisbon is known for its Mediterranean sunny days and the soft Atlantic breeze that makes the weather just perfect all year round.

One of the oldest cities in the world and the oldest in Western Europe, Lisbon has been the political, economic and cultural center of Portugal since 1147. 

You can find this 1000 of years of history all over the small city. Starting with the castle of Saint George. The castle oldest parts date from the 6th century, and it was a fortress for romans and Visigoths, and after a royal residence for Arabs/Moors until it was conquered by Portuguese in 1147. The castle of Saint George is located on the top of a hill creating the best views and landscapes for you to delight your eyes and feed your soul with the beauty of the river Tagus and the roofs of the city houses.

Afterwards, walk in the downtown or Baixa, the heart of the city. It is the main shopping and banking district that stretches from the riverfront to the main avenue, with streets named according to the shopkeepers and craftsmen who traded in the area. After a huge Earthquake in 1755 Lisbon was completely rebuilt with streets flanked by uniform and neoclassical buildings being Europe's first great example of neoclassical design and urban planning.

For those enjoying party, vibrant nights and good restaurants Chiado is the place for you to finish your days, and it’s just 5minutes away walking from baixa. Art galleries are all over the city but for amazing collections of ancient and modern art take a look at the Museum Gulbenkian.

Try the old tram of the city and head to Belém, another part of Lisbon, where you will find 3 important icons of Portugal history and culture:


Belém Tower  or the Tower of St Vincent  is a fortified tower located in the civil parish of  Santa Maria de Belém and it was considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site, because of the significant role it played in the Portuguese maritime discoveries of the era of the Age of Discoveries. The tower was commissioned by King John II to be part of a defense system at the mouth of the Tagus river and a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon. 

You can not leave Belem without trying the portuguese egg tart pastry one of the national cakes.

In front of the tower you will find the Jeronimos Monestary, a great monument of the age of the discovery and a magnificient example of the Manueline style of architecture and took 100 years to be bu ilt. The monestary was created to celebrate the success of the Portuguese voyages around the world.

On the other side of Lisbon you can find the most recent part of the city, called Nations Park. Created in 1998 for a Wolrd Exposition, it is now a leisure, commercial and residential area. Main attractions are Vasco da Gama shopping mall,  the Tower, the volcano fountains and the Oceanarium, the largest indoor aquarium in Europe.

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Enjoy Portugal in MyOwnTours exclusive week tour!! A week of culture, history and beauty!

Cities - PORTO - COIMBRA - LISBON

Day 01 - Arrival

Arrive in Porto and check in your hotel. Depending on the hour of arrival, enjoy the afternoon/evening nearby the hotel. Relax and delight yourself with your first portuguese dinner. Overnight at the hotel

Day 02 - Porto Sighseeing

Have a great start of the day with a good breakfast at the hotel. It will help you get the energy you need for this day full of new experiences.
Jump into the hop-on-hop-off bus and enjoy great panoramic views its carefully designed route in Porto's main highlights. You can customize your own sightseeing itinerary with this fun, flexible tour.
The tour will let you discover famous wine houses where you can do some wine tasting, El Corte Inglés - one of the biggest department stores in Portugal, and plenty of monuments like Sé Cathedral, famous for its magnificent artworks and gorgeous blue and white tile decorations, Torre dos Clérigos, Aliados Avenue and Infante D.Henrique bridge. During the tours you will have informative audio commentaries so that you dont miss a thing. 
Enjoy evening in Baixa/downtown. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 - Douro River Cruise (subject to weather conditions)

Enjoy a full day of natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes with a Douro river cruise - Boat upstream and train downstream. 

Leaving Porto right in the morning you will be served breakfast as the boat passes under some of the famous high level bridges and the urbanization is soon left behind leaving the steep banks with small villages and riverside homes.  As the journey continues the boat is raised by a series of locks, some being the highest in Europe. Enjoy lunch as the river passes through the demarcated port wine region of steeply terraced hills and mountains and white painted quintas until it reaches Regua, the important Port Wine town. To return to Porto you will be taken to the railway station and enjoy the beautiful way back now from the mountains to the river. Enjoy dinner and evening in Porto. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04 - Porto to Coimbra

Enjoy breakfast and check out of the hotel. Proceed to the train station that will take you to Coimbra, the city of students. Check in the hotel in Coimbra and proceed to the downtown of Coimbra - baixa, nearby the hotel, where there are countless restaurants for you to enjoy a good lunch. 

After your meal, proceed to the heart of the city, the University of Coimbra. To get there, try the hard but beautiful way through the tiny medieval streets. Start climbing the ancient stairs-street Quebra Costas that will lead you to the famous Sé (cathedral), one of the most important Romanesque Roman Catholic buildings in Portugal. Afterwards, continue climbing the city until you reach the University where you can contemplate its energy, oponence and ancient traditions, still so alive. The library Joanina, Sala dos Capelos and Porta Férrea.

Going out of the University, proceed to the Botanical Garden and relax in this place full of tranquility and romantic places. Discover the surrounding streets, have a good meal and if you are into party and nighlife, you should definetly try the countless clubs, bars and cafés of the city. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 05 - Coimbra to Lisbon

Enjoy breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed to the train that will take you to Lisbon. In Lisbon check in the hotel and then enjoy lunch in one of the recomended places. Afterwards, proceed to the castle of Saint George. The castle is located on the top of a hill creating the best views and landscapes for you to delight your eyes and feed your soul with the beauty of the river Tagus and the roofs of the city houses. 
After the castle, go down the medieval streets until you reach the organized streets flanked by uniform and neoclassical buildings - baixa or downtown.
Enjoy dinner in Chiado, the party place of Lisbon with vibrant nights and good restaurants. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06 - Belem & Sintra

Enjoy breakfast and proceed to Belem in a 20minutes ride in the old tram of Lisbon. In Belém you will find 3 important icons of Portugal history and culture: Belém Tower, Jeronimos Monestary and ... the most famous portuguese egg tart! Enjoy lunch and proceed to Sintra to the park and national palace of Pena, the most romantic place in Portugal. Come back to Lisbon by sunset. Enjoy dinner and the lisboeta nightlife.

Day 07 - Shopping & Fun

Enjoy breakfast and this last day is free for you to explore the modern side of Lisbon in a relaxed fashion. called Nations Park, this other side of Lisbonis the most recent part of the city. Created in 1998 for a World Exposition, it is now a leisure, commercial and residential area. Main attractions are Vasco da Gama shopping mall,  the Tower, the volcano fountains and the Oceanarium, the largest indoor aquarium in Europe. Enjoy full day shopping, eating and visiting all the attractions near the calm waters of the Tagus river. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 08 - Departure

Enjoy breakfast and check out of the hotel. Transport to the airport depending on the hour of departure.


Final Price: 990€/pax

Price includes:

- 03 nights Porto
- 01 night Coimbra
- 03 nights Lisbon
- Breakfasts
- Pick up from airport in private taxi (Porto)
- Drop off at airport in private taxi (Lisbon)
- Return transportation train station of Porto, Coimbra & Lisbon
- Hop-On-Hop-Off Porto
- Porto cruise & train tickets (with breakfast and lunch)
- Tickets for University Tour and Botanical Garden in Coimbra
- Full Day metro, bus, train and tram single card for Lisbon public transport system
- Ticket to Park and Palace of Pena in Sintra
- Ticket to Jeronimos Monestary
- MyOwnTours maps of Porto, Coimbra and Lisbon/Belem/Sintra with recomendations, instructions and tips

Price considerations:

- 4 star hotels in central areas only;
- Double occupancy;
- Cruise subject to be canceled if weather is not apropriate (price will be refunded);
- Prices subject to change depending on season, availability, hotels and number of pax traveling;

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