Fado World Heritage
A holiday program of walks & sightseeing in Portugal with Fado as a center piece as you visit Coimbra and Lisbon, great historic cities and the heartlands of Fado.
This tour is special and unique, experience Fado as only a few privileged ever do! Fun, informal, unforgettable...
This tour is a journey into the Portuguese soul.
Listen to Fado - the haunting Portuguese music that has just been awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO.
We will enjoy classic Fado evenings in the most typical quarters of Lisbon, where music and dinner combine in a beautiful symphony.
The Coimbra Fado is unique: only students or former students from the University of Coimbra can sing and play it, and those mostly males... because, traditionally, they serenaded the girls with love songs at midnight below their windows. Just like Romeo and Juliet. Wonderful!
According to tradition, to applaud Fado in Lisbon one would clap hands, while in Coimbra coughing, as if clearing one’s throat, is the typical way.
Portugal has a diverse musical culture - from the Celtic folk music of the north to the more Arabic sounds of the south.
Fado however is the country's national musical treasure where the heart, soul & history of the people are woven together in a unique blend.
Enjoy a leisurely meal and drinks at Lisbon's Fado houses while learning firsthand about the different Fado styles, instruments, emotions and performers.
We visit the city's old quarters which come alive with the sound of typical songs. Fado Houses, where one can savour the excellent local cooking and listen to the emotional music of Portugal, are unique.
Lisbon, city of the seven hills teems with life as the stylish open-air cafés, reflect their lights in the calm waters of the River Tagus.
In Coimbra we will enjoy the more refined Fado performed by the students of this beautiful city on the banks of the river Mondego.
|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
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.
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.