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About Designer Vacations
Vacations designed for discerning travelers who prefer to travel independently, combining hosted stays in cities featuring escorted local sightseeing tours, with some self driving to the countryside, perhaps with added special services.
In addition to the itineraries featured, we offer a variety 'Special Interest' packages and other distinctive itineraries, which are designed to give you a different prospective of these delightful countries.
  About this Tour  
Heart of Portugal  
9 Days / 7 Nights
Lisbon (3 nts) / Obidos (1 nt) / Coimbra (1 nt) / Evora (1 nt) / Setubal (1 nt)
• Arrival transfer in Lisbon
• Half day tour of Lisbon
• Half day tour of Estoril, Sintra and Cascais
• Car rental for 4 days (days 5-9)

Tour / Package Extensions, Local Sightseeing Tours, Car Rental and/or other services can be arranged, subject to availability and price alteration.


Enjoy a hosted stay in Lisbon with escorted tours of the local highlights, followed by a self-drive tour of the central part of Portugal. You will visit the walled town of Obidos, the ancient university town of Coimbra, and the historic town of Evora, as well as many other attractions along the way. Accommodations include Pousadas and Special Hotels with unique characteristics.

Suggested Intinerary
  Day 1 - USA/Lisbon
Overnight flight.
    Day 6 - Obidos / Coimbra
Today in addition to seeing the town of Coimbra, famous for its ancient University, a visit to the nearby Roman Ruins of Conimbriga is recommended.
  Day 2 - Lisbon
Early morning arrival. Transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day free to relax and explore.
    Day 7 - Coimbra / Evora
Depart early in the morning to visit the historic town of Tomar, continue to Castelo de Vide to see Portugal's best preserved Jewish Quarter, then the historic town of Estremoz.
  Day 3 - Lisbon
Morning city tour of Lisbon, including visits to the Royal Coach Museum, Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery. Afternoon free.
    Day 8 - Evora / Palmela
In the morning visit Evora's Roman Temple and Museum, then perhaps make a short detour to Arraiolos, home of the famous hand made tapestries, before going to Palmela.
  Day 4 - Lisbon / Sintra / Lisbon
Morning tour visiting the historic town of Sintra and the resort area of Estoril/Cascais. Afternoon free.
    Day 9 - Palmela / Lisbon/USA
Morning short drive to Lisbon, for your return flight to USA.
  Day 5 - Lisbon / Obidos
Morning pick-up of the rented car at your hotel. Visit the Monastery of Alcobaca, the typical fishing village of Nazare, the Monastery of Batalha and Fatima's world famous Sanctuary and the walled town of Obidos for overnight.
Hotels Featured     Package Features
No.of Nts   Location   Hotel Name   Category
  Lisbon   Tivoli Lisboa  
* * * * *
  Obidos   Pousada Obidos  
* * * * *
  Coimbra   Bussaco Palace  
* * * * *
  Evora   Pousada Evora  
* * * * *
  Lisbon   Mundial  
* * * *
  Obidos   Estalagem do Convento  
* * * *
  Coimbra   Quinta das Lagrimas  
* * * *
  Evora   Cartuxa  
* * * *
Other hotels can be booked, subject to availability and price alteration.

• Round Trip Airfare.
• Accommodation for 6 nights, at the Hotels and Pousadas listed.
• Continental breakfast daily.
• Escorted sightseeing tours, as per the itinerary.
• Car rental for 4 days, with Auto Jardim, including unlimited mileage, tax and CDW insurance. Based on:
Group A - 2 persons
Group B - 3 persons
Group C - 4/5 persons
Car upgrade available upon request.
• Accommodation taxes and service charges.
• Tourist guide-books and a road map.
• Services of the local Skyline Representatives.

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