Lisbon & The Silver Coast 2019

Cascais has rocketed from being a sleepy fishing village to a much-loved summertime playground of wave-frolicking Lisbonites ever since King Luís I went for a dip in 1870. Its trio of golden bays attracts holiday makers, who come to splash in the Atlantic or simply relax. There’s plenty to do in the town, with winding lanes leading to small museums, cool gardens, a shiny marina and a pedestrianised old town dotted with designer boutiques and alfresco fish restaurants.
Day 1 Arrival
We depart on our flight to Lisbon. On arrival, we will be met by our local guide who will accompany us on our transfer to Hotel Vila Galé Cascais.

Day 2 Óbidos & Sintra
After breakfast our guide will meet us for a full day excursion, starting with a morning visit to Óbidos. As pristine as it is picturesque, Óbidos remains a perfectly photogenic jumble of cobblestone alleyways, whitewashed churches, colourful houses and dazzling tiles all embraced within the protective walls of a 12th century castle. In the afternoon we visit the charming town of Sintra, the whole town is a UNESCO World Heritage site on account of its 19th century romantic architecture. The town still retains much of its medieval layout, with labyrinthine streets, steps and arcades.

Day 3 Queluz Palace & Gardens
This morning we visit Queluz Palace and Gardens, designated a National Monument in 1910. The National Palace of Queluz and its historical gardens are a remarkable example of the harmonious link between landscape and architecture. We will enjoy the rest of the day at leisure at our hotel.

Day 4 Cascais
Today is at leisure, providing us with the perfect opportunity to explore the winding lanes and local museums or relax on one of the three beaches.

Day 5 Lisbon
Today our guide will take us on a full day excursion to Lisbon. Set on seven hills on the banks of the River Tagus, Lisbon has been the capital of Portugal since the 13th century. It is a city famous for its majestic architecture, old wooden trams, Moorish features and more than twenty centuries of history. Following disastrous earthquakes in the 18th century, Lisbon was rebuilt by the Marquês de Pombal who created an elegant city with wide boulevards and a great riverfront and square, Praça do Comércio. Today there are distinct modern and ancient sections, combining great shopping areas with culture and sightseeing in the Old Town, built on the city’s terraced hillsides. The remainder of the day will be at leisure to enjoy the city.

Day 6 Departure
After breakfast this morning, we check out of the hotel and transfer back to the airport for our flight home.
Legend

Hotel Vila Galé Cascais

Cascais, Portugal
Beach/Marina Location
The Hotel Vila Galé Cascais is located a few metres from the renowned Cascais Marina and the historic town centre, and was fully renovated in 2009. All en-suite bedrooms are spacious The Vila Galé Hotel is set in a great location, just over the road from the sea and a short walk to the Cascais Marina. The hotel offers a restaurant, two bars and an outdoor swimming pool and gardens. There is also a health club offering treatments and a sauna. There are 233 spacious bedrooms with facilities including air conditioning, TV and hairdryer. • Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar Restaurant • Leisure facilities

Hotel Vila Galé Cascais

Cascais

5 Nights Half Board

Apr, May & Oct 2019 Twin from £729
Jun 2019 Twin from £844
Jul - Sept 2019 Twin from £889

Double for Sole Use Supplement from £199
Selected Dates Only
Based on Tuesday arrivals

Inclusions
• Return flights from the UK
• Transfers where required
• Porterage
• 3 course dinner
• Full day guided excursion Obidos & Sintra
• Half day guided excursion to Quelez Palace & Gardens
• Entrance to Quelez Palace & Gardens
• Full day guided excursion to Lisbon
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£729 for 6 days

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Features of this tour


  • Full day guided excursion Obidos & Sintra

  • Half day guided excursion to Quelez Palace & Gardens

  • Entrance to Quelez Palace & Gardens

  • Full day guided excursion to Lisbon