From: € 350 ( per person)
Type of Tour: Private group
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Group size: Minimum of 2 People
Languages: Portuguese, English
Starting Point: Bussaco Palace Hotel
Bairrada region presents one of the most romantic options that you might chose in Portugal. Its beautiful Palaces and Estates "Quintas" are full of love stories as the one of Pedro and Inês. Besides love, the wine, gastronomy and heritage are some of the main references in this region. In this four-day tour you will have the opportunity to visit the most famous Winery and Museum of the region, the Palaces, charming gardens and Coimbra - the city of the students. The university is the oldest in our country and one of the oldest in the world.
From € 350 (price per person)
Check-In in the magnificent Bussaco Palace Hotel.
The breakfast will be served in the hotel. During the morning, you will visit this palace, located in the Serra do Bussaco (Bussaco’s Saw), built in the eighteen century for the last Kings of Portugal. Considered one of the most beautiful, romantic and historic of the world, you can enjoy walking in this national park full of vegetation and monuments. After your free lunch, you will visit the Aliança Underground Museum, where you will have a wine tasting of its best wines and a visit to the eight different collections of the museum: archeology, ethnography, mineralogy, paleontology, tiles, ceramics and tin; covering the history of millions years. In the returning to Coimbra you will visit Conímbriga, the main roman city in Portugal which was inhabited between the fourth century B.C. and the seventh and eight centuries A.D. At the end of the day you will enjoy a Tasting Menu in one of the most beautiful and renowned restaurants in Portugal, the João Vaz restaurant, located in the old feast hall of Braganças, with its incredible Arabic ceiling and its beautiful paintings made by João Vaz, where besides the Portuguese cuisine reinvented by the Chef Dionísio Ferreira, inspired by the well-known Escoffier, there are the legendary Bussaco Wines well-known all over the world.
The breakfast will be served in the hotel. On your way to Coimbra you must visit the Coimbra’s University where you might find some students dressed with its traditional black capes with black cassock. Free lunch. Continuing, you will pass through the Old Cathedral from 1139, visit the historic downtown and the Santa Clara Monastery. In the Quinta das Lágrimas you will visit one of the most beautiful although tragic love stories. In this place it will be revealed the legendary love between the Prince Pedro and Inês de Castro. In the final of the day you will enjoy an excellent meal in the Arcadas restaurant, where the biggest jewel is the wine "Pedro & Inês", made with two traditional vine varieties of the region.
The breakfast will be served in the hotel. Check-Out in the wonderful Bussaco Palace Hotel. End of the journey.
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