Cielos Abiertos

Portugal y Galicia

Duration

6 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Madrid

Available

April 2024 / March 2025

Cities to visit: Madrid; Caceres; Evora; Lisbon; Fatima; Porto; Bom Jesus Do Monte, Braga; Cambados, Pontevedra, Galicia; Santiago De Compostela; Lugo; O Cebreiro; Leon

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Detailed day by day description

Introduction

Dear Traveler: thank you for choosing us to perform this Tour! We hope you enjoy your trip.

Here we give you a guidance on their tour with the information that we believe may be of your interest. The information is indicative, may exist variations on designated hours.

TRANSFER from the airport, if you have it included or purchasing. Our transfer will be waiting for you with a poster on behalf of Europamundo or its name to the output of the custom (after collecting your luggage)..

Remember to inform us by phone if you lost your connection flight or expected delay of their arrival, in your VOUCHER figure the phone of the transfer.

IMPORTANT: If you had additional nights upon arrival the hotel will have your reservation, but his travel guide normally will not be until the night before the start of the tour.

Day
Total distance covered: 640 km.

Scenery: Large pastures in Extremadura. Powerfully walled towns in Portugal. Entrance to Lisbon via the beautiful suspension bridge over the Tagus.
Note: Time change when passing to Portugal, you will have to set your watch back one hour (when in Spain it is 12 o´clock, in Portugal it is 11 o´clock).
07:45 hrs. - Madrid - Departure (the time may change slightly depending on the departure points). We travel through Castile and Extremadura.
12:15 hrs. - Mérida - Arrival in the capital of Extremadura. Admission included to the archaeological complex of the Roman Theater and Amphitheater , the largest in the Iberian Peninsula, a World Heritage Site, recognized not only for its good state of conservation, but also as an example of the importance that spectacle and entertainment had in all of the provinces of Ancient Rome. Merida also has a pleasant pedestrian historic center with a lot of life and places where you can have lunch.
15:30 hrs. - Mérida - Departure. Pretty large farmland scenery. Crossing to Portugal. We enter the region of Alentejo.
16:30 hrs (Portuguese time) - Évora - Arrival. The capital of Alentejo, one of the most ancient cities in Portugal which has been declared UNESCO World Heritage. Time to have a walk through the historic center with its white streets, its cathedral, its old churches, a taste of southern Portugal.
18:30 hrs. - Évora - Departure.
20:00 hrs. - Lisbon – Arrival.
Note: if the number of passengers is very limited, the journey from Madrid to Merida might be carried out by public transport (regular bus or train).
City tour of Lisbon. In the morning city tour with a local guide lasting approximately 2 hours. During this visit we will pass through the following points: Eduardo VII park, Baixa Pombalina (Marqués de Pombal square, Rossío square with views of the San Jorge castle, Alfama), Estrela
neighborhood, Estrela Basilica, Monument to the Discoveries, Belém Tower, Jerónimos Monastery. The visit will finish in the city center. Free time in the afternoon to continue exploring the city. We suggest you taking the Elevator da Gloria to visit Bairro Alto and the viewpoint São Pedro. Our guide will optionally offer you to visit the beautiful towns of Sintra with its castle and Cascais and Estoril by the sea.
20:30 hrs. - We return from the Restauradores Square , an area with numerous restaurants and cafes, to the hotel.

Total distance covered: 320 km.

Scenery: Pleasant green landscapes, hills, historic cities.
07:30 hrs. - Lisbon - Departure.
09:15 hrs. - Fatima - Arrival. Time to visit the Sanctuary, a place of pilgrimage that reminds us of the apparitions of Our Lady to the three Little Shepherds. The chapel was built in 1919 in the place where the apparitions of 1917 took place in Cova de Iria and, since then, the space of the Sanctuary continued to be built in response to the influx of pilgrims.
11:00 hrs. - Fatima - Departure.
13:30 hrs - Porto - Arrival. Time for lunch. In the afternoon we will have the city tour of approximately two hours with a local guide: the river Douro, its historic center declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Iron Bridge. At the end of the tour we will also visit one of its centenary wineries , where the famous "Port Wine” is made. Free time.
Total distance covered: 270 km.

Scenery: Beautiful green countryside and views over the Rías Bajas.
NB: Remember that we will have a boat trip. Have you got warm clothes for it?
08:00 hrs. - Oporto - departure.
09:00 hrs. - in the city of Braga we will visit the sanctuary of Bom Jesus ; we include a trip on the oldest cable car in the world operated only by water. After visiting the sanctuary we suggest walking down the beautiful stairway, admiring the views and the sanctuary gardens.
10:15 hrs. - Bom Jesus - departure. We go to Galicia with views over the Galician estuaries. We will see the Ría de Arosa.
13:00 hrs. (12:00 hrs. in Portugal) - Cambados - Arrival. A historic maritime town. We include a glass bottomed boat trip along the Ría de Arosa estuary. We will learn how mussels are grown. On the boat we include wine mussels tasting. Afterwards free time to stroll in Cambados and have lunch.
16:00 hrs. - Cambados - Departure.
16:45 hrs. - Santiago de Compostela - Arrival. We include the city tour with a local guide . We will discover, how St. James brought pilgrims over the centuries, and stroll through the medieval streets in the center, admiring the cathedral.
Note: On some dates (celebration of Santiago´s day especially) our groups may be accommodated in a city near Santiago.
Total distance covered: 660 km.

Scenery: Attractive green scenery, villages. Castilian landscapes.
08:00 hrs. - Santiago - departure. Following the ancient way of St. James, amidst picturesque scenery, we travel to Lugo.
09:30 hrs. - Lugo - arrival and free time, you can stroll around its walls built more than 2000 years ago by the Romans, declared UNESCO World Heritage.
11:00 hrs. - Lugo - departure. We travel to Castile, and on our way we make a stop at O´Cebreiro, a small Galician stone village that shows us this region’s traditional way of life.
14:15 hrs. - Leon - Time for lunch and stroll in this historic Leonese capital, located on the Way of St. James. Its Gothic cathedral stands out with magnificent stained glass windows.
16:45 hrs. - Leon - Departure. We leave Leon for MADRID , arriving around 21:00hrs.
Note: In case the group is limited, the trip from Leon to Madrid might be carried out by train or regular transport.
After breakfast, end of our services.
Note: Remember that hotels check-out time is usually at 10.00 hrs. In most cases, you can leave your luggage at the hotel reception at check-out time, so you can enjoy the city and pick it up at the time you require that same day. If you need more time to use your room, please consider booking an additional night at the end of your tour.

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