Wed, Dec 07|
If you don't want to do the whole Portugal Trip with us, you can at least join our Bus for a really cheap price! 🚌
Time & Location
Dec 07, 2022, 8:00 PM – Dec 12, 2022, 7:00 PM
València, Av. d'Aragó, 30, 46021 València, Valencia, Spain
About the Event
Are you ready to explore amazing cities in Portugal!? 🤗 🤩
Our trip is perfect for you. Come join us to discover Portugal. We will discover the beauty of Portugal. We will start in Porto and continue with Lisbon.
4 DAY PORTUGAL TRIP ITINERARY:
🔵 DAY 1 (7TH - 8TH DECEMBER): VALENCIA - PORTO
📍08:00 PM: Valencia Mestalla Stadium
📍10:00 AM next day: Arriving at Porto
📍11:00 AM: guided tour in Porto
📍13:00 PM: free time in Porto, boat tour, wine tasting, sightseeing
📍EVENING: party time
We will start our spectacular Portugal trip, departing from the meeting point in Valencia at 08:00 PM (20:00). On our way to Porto we will make stops in Madrid and Salamanca. We will arrive to Porto next day around 10:00 AM.
Once we arrive we will have the guided tour through the city to see all important points of the city. After the tour we do check-in and we will have free time and we will have the opportunity to visit the Port wine cellars and take a trip (whoever wants) on the river boat to see and appreciate the impressive bridges of this city.
Porto will remain on your palate for a long time, and not only for its wines. Get ready to taste this city full of charm, color, wonderful bridges and panoramic views of the river Douro. Porto is the second largest city in Portugal after Lisbon. Located north of Portugal next to the river mouth of the Douro in a very special enclave. An unforgettable city with beautiful bridges and narrow, colorful streets full of history and nostalgia that will mark you forever.
We will visit the Cais da Ribera (Muelle de la Ribera), Unesco heritage. This type of promenade, but fluvial in this case, collects the essence of Portuguese decadent style with its uneven and colorful houses, with clothes hanging on its uncorked facades and seagulls flying over this marine and special atmosphere. The streets are labyrinthine and charming, it is worth getting lost in them and enjoying a good wine in one of its many terraces.
We can not miss one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. The Lello library was the one that inspired J.K. Rowling when describing the Hogwarts library, and here were shot several scenes from the Harry Potter saga. It’s beautiful, but it’s always full of Muggles!
In the highest part of the city, next to the old walls, the cathedral rises, of different mixtures and architectural styles. In his square we can still see the pillory in which the murderers were hanged.
The views of the city from this square are really impressive.
We can take a small boat trip through the Douro to contemplate its characteristic bridges. The most famous and well-traveled is the San Luis bridge, designed by a pupil of Eiffel, so that you will be familiar with its iron and metal structures. By its upper level, the tramway and pedestrians and other vehicles circulate through the lower level.
On the other side of the bridge we can find Vila Nova da Gaia, the town that hosts the Port wine cellars. We will taste the wine in the cellars while we enjoy a panoramic view of the Douro! After that we will visit the best clubs and bars of Porto.
Porto, is a very tourist city so there is always a great atmosphere in its streets, terraces and squares. In addition, you will discover the joy and vivacity of the Portuguese people. The Portuguese love the party almost as much as the Spaniards!!
🔵 DAY 2 (9TH DECEMBER): PORTO - COIMBRA - SANCTUARY OF FATIMA - LISBON
📍10:00 AM: Starting from Porto
📍11:30 AM: Arriving at Coimbra
📍01:30 PM: Starting from Coimbra to the Sanctuary of Fatima
📍03:00 PM: Arriving at the Sanctuary of Fatima
📍05:00 PM: Starting from the Sanctuary to Lisbon
📍07:30 PM: Arriving at Lisbon
We will continue our tour to Lisbon, after having had a conforming breakfast at the hostel of Porto. Departure to Lisbon, on the way we will pass through Coimbra and the Sanctuary of Fatima .
Coimbra, a riverfront city in central Portugal and the country's former capital. Coimbra is home to a preserved medieval old town and the historic University of Coimbra.
The Sanctuary of Fatima, located in the Cova da Iria, freguesia of Fatima (Portugal) is one of the most famous Marian sanctuaries in the world. According to history, in 1917 three little shepherds, Lúcia de Jesús, Francisco Marto and Jacinta Marto, witnessed several apparitions of the Virgin Mary under the oak in which they prayed while they were pastoring. The Virgin asked them to build a chapel in that place, which currently holds an image of Nossa Senhora. That simple chapel went bigger with time and today there are two huge basilicas capable of welcoming more than five million pilgrims from all over the world, the amount that it actually receives every year.
After The Sanctuary of Fatima we go to Lisbon. We will check- in to our hostel and we will have the guided visit around the city center. We are going to visit the Jerónimos Monastery. We will approach the the Belem Tower, the Monument to the Discoverers, the Vasco de Gama bridge, the Comercio Square.
You will be impressed by the Belem Tower. A fortress made of white rock, small but at the same time tremendous robust and elegant, surrounded by water just like an island or like a big boat sailing out of the port and starting a big journey in the ocean. In fact it is accessed by a catwalk, as if you had a ship. It´s union with the see it can also be seen in the sailor motifs that embellish its façade. It´s canons point to the four cardinal points, and for this reason, throughout history, Lisbon has been a city impregnable and well-protected.
Really close it is located the Jeronimos Monastery, which is the place where Vasco de Gama prayed before embarking on his great journey, and where all the sailors were praying as well before crossing the Atlantic ocean. Inside you will feel that you are under an immense sky of arches and vaults with a very special lighting due to the impossible colors of its stained glass. The columns seem to evoke a large forest perhaps imitating the Amazon discovered by the Portuguese sailors.
The Comercio square is a big square where they were selling the products from India. It has a triumphal arch and monuments of historical figures such as Vasco de Gama.
Lisbon is one of the cities that you have to get to know by night as well. So later we can go to the bars and clubs in Lisbon.
🔵 DAY 3 10TH DECEMBER): SINTRA- PALECE DA PENA- CABO DE ROCA- BOCA DO INFERNO
📍10:00 AM: Starting from Lisbon to Sintra
📍10:45 AM: Arriving to Sintra
📍14:45 PM: Starting from Sintra to Cabo da Roca
📍15:30 PM: Free time in Cabo da Roca
📍16:30 PM: Starting from Cabo da Roca to Boca do Inferno
📍17:10 PM: Picnic and sunset in Boca do Inferno
📍19:10 PM: Going back to Lisbon after watching the Sunset in Boca do Inferno
📍20:30 in Lisbon:
We depart early from Lisbon and we are heading to Sintra. Sintra was declared a World Heritage Site in 1995. This villa near Lisbon is of Celtic origin, in the XV century it was established as a holiday residence for noblemen and portugeous monarchs, due to its natural environment. Sintra has a unique charm that makes it one of the most beautiful places in Portugal. Its architecture, its palaces and gardens, castles and forests make this destination worth a visit.
We are going to visit the jewel of this place: "Palace's da Pena " with Sintra's castle.
On these dates these places are very visited, therefore, we will try to organize ourselves in the best way…and if you give us time after the visits, we will pass through “Cabo da Roca”, otherwise we will continue our way to Lisbon.
The Cabo de Roca was once considered the place where the world ends as it is known as the westernmost end of Europe. In the souvenir shop that is out there you can buy a certificate for your passage through the most western point of the continent. It is located about 18 km from Sintra, within the Natural Park of Sintra–Cascais. From its viewpoint, which is an impressive cliff that rises 140 meters above the Atlantic, there is a spectacular view of the coast cut out over the ocean. There we can find a monolith where the exact coordinates of the cape are inscribed.
Afternoon free to see some things around the city. A good plan is to listen to fados. If in Spain our traditional music is flamenco, in Portugal they have fado. It is a melancholic and nostalgic music that comes from the frustration of the most humble people. His songs are passionate, virile and intimate in their essence. They tell the story of Lisbon as something that could be but was lost. It is likely that the most sensitive are seized and some tear escapes them.
If we have time left then we also will visit Boca do Inferno (Hell's Mouth). It is a cave carved out by the power of the Atlantic. It’s by a series of weathered cliffs with unique rock formations, caused by erosion from the wind and the sea. It’s a popular tourist stop, as everyone wants to see and photograph the pounding waves and the often-beautiful sunsets.
🔵 DAY 4 (11TH DECEMBER): LISBON - VALENCIA
📍11:00-13:00 PM: guided tour in Lisbon
📍FREETIME in Lisbon
📍16:00 PM: Starting from Lisbon back to Valencia
We will start the day with a guided tour of Lisbon. Then you will have free time in Lisbon to discover the city. We will meet around 16:00 and go back to Valencia. We will arrive Valencia the next morning around 06:00-07:00 AM.
LIMITED places for €249
√ Private bus from Valencia to Porto
√ Guided tour in Porto
√ 1 Night in a hostel of Porto
√ Free time in Porto
√ Sintra, Quinta De Ragleira and Cabo de Roca tour with all transits by private bus.
√ Private bus from Porto to Lisbon with stops in Coimbra and Fatima Santuary
√ 2 Nights in Hostel in Lisbon.
√ Guided tour in Lisbon
√ Free time in Lisbon
√ Private bus from Lisbon to Valencia
√ Soy Erasmus coordinators
√ Travel Insurance
√ Visit of a wine cellar of Porto and its tasting + river walk on a boat along the Duoro river to see its bridges: 15€ approximately.
√ Tickets to Sintra’s castle, Palacio da Pena and other attractions
√ Lunch and dinner
Includes: Bus from Valencia to Porto & from Lisbon back to Valencia 🌇VLC - PORTO 28.10. 08:00 PM 🌇 LISBON - VLC 01.11. 04:00 PM€249.00