Lisbon & Évora

Town & country Holidays

Our two-centre holiday will give you the opportunity to visit Lisbon, Portugal’s capital and Évora at the heart of the Alentejo region.

Lisbon is one of Europe’s oldest capitals. A romantic city with a great historic centre set on one of the world’s greatest natural harbors.

Moving inland, we travel to the heart of the Alentejo and the walled city of Évora, one of Portugal’s most beautifully preserved medieval towns; Évora is a city with a glorious past and a young and vibrant present helped by a large student population who attend one of the world’s oldest universities.

Lisbon, always one of Europe’s most charismatic cities, is now deservedly one of the most visited cities in Europe.

It is full of cultural highlights and has a varied and dynamic nightlife, from traditional Fado bars to modern venues in the Chiado, Alfama and the Tagus riverside.

We’ll visit Sintra, considered not only one of the wonders of Portugal but indeed of Europe. A magical place, a green Eden-like paradise full of fairy tale castles, palatial residences, spectacular parks and gardens where European royalty and intellectuals used to mix.

Moving inland, we travel to the heart of the Alentejo and the walled city of Évora, one of Portugal’s most beautifully preserved medieval towns. Here, there is a fascinating mix of architecture and history to enjoy. We also explore the lovely surrounding countryside, local villages and ancient monuments set in beautiful landscapes.

Visits to historical monuments in Lisbon: Torre de Belém and Monastery of Jerónimos. Visit to Sintra, Palácio da Pena and the Moors Castle. Visit to Évora, a museum-city.

Comfortable 4-star accommodation.
Sociable evenings spent in local restaurants.
The opportunity to walk beyond the intended itinerary and even possibly the grade of this holiday. On some days you may be offered flexible walking options, this will be dependent on local conditions.
A fantastic itinerary of walks, developed and perfected by local resident Portuguese tour leaders, very knowledgeable of the region.
The hospitality and warmth from the local poulation, whilst enjoying dining out at local restaurants every evening.

The tour includes

Airport transfers.

En-suite accommodation in comfortable four-star hotels, beautifully located.

Breakfasts taken at the hotel and dinners in local restaurants.

All transport costs in conjunction with the programme.

Services of a dedicated leader.

Please note:

The walking and sightseeing programs are integral with each other. However because we have dedicated transport with the group there will be considerable flexibility within the program for individual clients.

A wait at the airport may be necessary to enable all passengers to travel together to and from the hotel.

Photo Gallery

TOP

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image.

Duis dictum tristique lacus, id placerat dolor lobortis sed. In nulla lorem, accumsan sed mollis eu, dapibus non sapien. Curabitur eu adipiscing ipsum. Mauris ut dui turpis, vel iaculis est. Morbi molestie fermentum sem quis ultricies. Mauris ac lacinia sapien. Fusce ut enim libero, vitae venenatis arcu. Cras viverra, libero a fringilla gravida, dolor enim cursus turpis, id sodales sem justo sit amet lectus. Fusce ut arcu eu metus lacinia commodo. Proin cursus ornare turpis, et faucibus ipsum egestas ut. Maecenas aliquam suscipit ante non consectetur. Etiam quis metus a dolor vehicula scelerisque.

Nam elementum consequat bibendum. Suspendisse id semper odio. Sed nec leo vel ligula cursus aliquet a nec nulla. Sed eu nulla quam. Etiam quis est ut sapien volutpat vulputate. Cras in purus quis sapien aliquam viverra et volutpat ligula. Vestibulum condimentum ultricies pharetra. Etiam dapibus cursus ligula quis iaculis. Mauris pellentesque dui quis mi fermentum elementum sodales libero consequat. Duis eu elit et dui varius bibendum. Sed interdum nisl in ante sollicitudin id facilisis tortor ullamcorper. Etiam scelerisque leo vel elit venenatis nec condimentum ipsum molestie. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Sed quis nulla et nibh aliquam cursus vitae quis enim. Maecenas eget risus turpis.