Travel to Portugal
Upon arriving in Lisbon, you will be met our local representative in the airport, who will assist you in the transfer to your hotel in the seaside town of Nazaré.
Walking tour of Nazaré
Meet your guide for an orientation walking tour of Nazaré. Explore the cobblestone streets and get to know your surroundings in this typical, relaxed Portuguese fishing village. Along your walking tour, you may see fisherman’s wives selling souvenirs or fresh fish in their traditional long skirts with seven petticoats. The petticoats symbolise the seven virtues, seven days of the week, seven colours of the rainbow or the seventh wave of the ocean. Also included is a return journey on the funicular up to Sitio, high above the main town to have a panoramic view over Nazaré.
Lisbon City Tour
This morning set off on a full day excursion which includes a guided city tour of Lisbon. You will see famous sights such as the Belem Tower, Jerónimos Church, the Monument to the Discoveries and other landmarks which represent Portugal’s remarkable historical power during the Age of Discovery. Following the tour, you will have free time for lunch, shopping and sightseeing before continuing to your hotel in the seaside town of Nazaré.
Enjoy a day at leisure today. Why not visit one of the museums, churches, local shops, or go to the Sito area for a panoramic view of the bay and Nazaré. You might also wish to visit the Ermida da Memória chapel, site of the miraculous appearance of the Virgin Mary.
After breakfast, depart for a full day guided excursion to Coimbra, site of the country's oldest and greatest university for the past five centuries and medieval capital of Portugal for over a hundred years. Visit the University of Coimbra (entrance included), the Royal Palace, the Chapel of St. Michael and the Baroque Library.
You will have some free time for lunch, shopping and sightseeing in this beautiful hillside city before returning to Nazaré.
Soak up the atmosphere of picturesque Nazaré. Explore its cobbled lanes, take a walk on its wide, sandy beach and perhaps enjoy a lunch of freshly caught grilled fish in the open air.
Alcobaça, Batalha and Fatima
Depart your hotel for a full day tour to the Monastery of Alcobaca and the Monastery of Batalha (with entrance included to Batalha monastery), both of which are UNESCO heritage sites.
There will also be a visit to Fátima, the renowned place of pilgrimage where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to three local children in 1917.
You will have some free time for lunch and sightseeing, before returning to Nazaré.
Enjoy Nazaré and its surroundings at your own pace. Check out the local shops for souvenirs, enjoy a coffee and a custard tart in one of the cafes. If conditions are right, you may see the spectacular sight of expert surfers catching one of the giant waves for which Nazaré is renowned !
Transfer from your hotel to the Airport for your flight home, with guide assistance.