SOME GREAT DAY TRIPS
Nazaré has become a popular tourist attraction, advertising itself, internationally, as a picturesque seaside village. Located on the Atlantic coast, it has long sandy beaches.
The shrine of Our Lady of Fátima attracts a large number of pilgrims. Every year on May 13 and October 13 pilgrims fill the road that leads to the shrine, the significant dates of Fátima apparitions.
Coimbra has a rich and diverse history. In the mid-12th century, the first Portuguese King, Afonso Henriques, turned Coimbra into the capital of the new Kingdom.
The city of Tomar is one of great historical significance, and also charm and beauty. During the 12th and 13th centuries it was the headquarters for the Knights Templar in Portugal.
Óbidos is a wonderful example of a fully walled city in good condition. The walled town is filled with charming nooks and crannies and secret pathways and interesting restaurants.
Where the landscape is breathtaking… stroll through it slowly. At Serra da Estrela time gets a new pace, through the winding paths and boulders that seem to perch in the air. Visit the beautiful Schist Villages of Piodao, Monsanto and many more stunning areas.
Aveiro is perhaps one of the country’s most unique and inspiring cities, and yet it remains a “hidden gem” that features on surprisingly few travel itineraries for visitors planning their trip to the western flank of the Iberian Peninsula.
This stunning Old Town is the Horse Capital of Portugal and is a must see.
A delightful Schist Village in a beautiful setting - home to a fabulous restaurant.