Optional tours


Viagens Abreu offers a selection of optional tours. Tours will be operated with a minimum of 20 participants. All tours will depart and return to the Lisboa Congress Centre in air conditioned buses with an official English speaking guide.

For further information, please contact helder.carvalho@abreu.pt
 

Half-day tour to Lisbon
Wednesday, 4 November
14:00 - 18:00 hours

Rate: EUR 40
      
     
     
     

Visit this remarkable City, with its near 2.500 years of history, and its downtown and historical districts. Highlights of this tour include the 12th century fortress of St. George’s, located on top of one of Lisbon’s seven hills, and overlooking the whole downtown and river Tagus and the former Moorish quarter of Alfama, where still exist buildings that have survived the 1755 big earthquake.

Then, west of Lisbon, visit the historical Belém, home of the shipyards where in the 15th century were built the Portuguese Caravelas (sailing boats) and from where expeditions departed to find the maritime routes to Africa, Asia and Brazil, in glorious sea adventures that have compared the Portuguese navigators wiith the American first astronauts.

In Belém, will visit the Jerónimos Monastery, a master piece of the manueline style, and stop by the famous landmarks: Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries.

Entrance fee at St. George’s Castle is included.

    

 

 

Half-day tour of Sintra
Wednesday, 4 November, 14:00-18:00 hours or
Saturday, 7 November, 14:00-18:00 hours
Rate: EUR 40
      
     
     
     
Sintra, located NW of Lisbon, is a delightful small town, full of historical sites whose roots go back to the Arab occupation in the 12th century.

Later on, Sintra was a summer retreat for the Portuguese Royal families and Nobels, and due to its romantic setting, it was immortalized by the British poet Lord Byron, as the “Little Eden”. Our tour will visit its historical centre and the National Palace, built over a former Moorish palace. From this area, one can admire the many manor houses and see the medieval castle built up on top of the mountain.

Then the tour will continue around this beautiful montain, reaching a totally different environment – the wild and beautiful coast line of Guincho, with its superb beach areas, cliffs and where, close by, is located Cape Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe.

The tour will return to Lisbon, via Cascais, a cosmopolitan former fishing village, and the Estoril coast line.
Entrance fee at the Sintra National Palace is included.

    

 

 

Half day tour to Óbidos and Fátima
Saturday, 7 November, 14:00-18:00 hours
Rate: EUR 53
      
     
    
     
The first stop will be one of Portugal’s well-kept secret – the Medieval walled town of Óbidos. Nestled inside a 12th century fortress, with its white washed well preserved houses, the town of Óbidos has kept its traditions, monuments and well-kept cobblestone streets, allowing visitors a enjoyable walk through, and exploring not just the town and its walled fortification, but also its small churches, small shops and original bars.

The famous “Ginginha” served on a chocolate made cup is probably its best drink.

From Óbidos, we will proceed towards the famous Fátima pilgrimage site. Famous for its Roman Catholic Shrine and Basilica, Fátima is recognized by the Vatican as a site where the Virgin was seen by three shepherd children, on the 13th day of six consecutive months from May to October in 1917.