About the tour: Lisbon & Portugal's Picturesque 'Silver' Coast by Air

Fly into Lisbon, Portugal and embark on a spectacular journey on this Grand Explorer holiday. On this tour, we combine Portugal’s ‘Silver’ coast, with visits to the capital of Lisbon, Porto and the pilgrimage town of Fatima. We take a guided coach tour of Lisbon and see the city’s many famous sights. In Fatima, explore the beautiful buildings and amazing architecture, and why not visit Porto? Sitting on the banks of the Douro River, the city offers a unique historical quarter. With trips on offer to Coimbra, Obidos, Sintra, and Cascais, you’ll return home with amazing memories of your time in Portugal.

Tour Includes


  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 8 evening meals
  • Escorted in Portugal by a Tour Manager
  • Air-conditioned coach travel

9 days from $1815 pp

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 1300 020 171 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
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  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Tonight you will meet your group at the hotel for a dinner and a chance to get to know one another.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    Full day in Lisbon. We include a panoramic guided tour seeing the main sights before visiting the Belem area of the city. Belem is Lisbon’s historical area, with many important monuments and attractions and was also the place many explorers departed from, on their voyages of discovery. Prince Henry the Navigator, Bartholomeu Dias, Ferdinand Magellan, and Vasco da Gama are all known to have commenced their journeys from here. Not far from the Belem Palace is Rua Vieira Portuense with its many traditional houses and many cafés, where you can sample the local custard tarts, known as ‘Pastel de Nata’.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Lisbon
    • Lisbon Guided Sightseeing Tour

    Join our full-day, optional excursion, first to Sintra, once a favourite of Portuguese royalty. The town can be found on the Serra de Sintra hills, and its cobbled streets contain many colourful and flamboyant buildings hilly landscape and scenic views make Sintra a popular destination. Later, we visit the coastal resort of Cascais, once a traditional fishing village and a calling point for boats going to Lisbon, due to its sheltered bay. The town’s seafront promenade is a good place for a stroll, and nearby, you can find many restaurants serving local fresh fish and shellfish dishes.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
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    • Sintra
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    • Cascais
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    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    We leave Lisbon and head north, calling at a winery and vineyard, where we sample some wines. We then visit the pretty medieval, walled town of Obidos, which is known for its religious architecture, and for being the home of 17th century woman painter, Josefa de Obidos. Why not sample the local sour cherry liqueur, Ginjinha de Obidos, which is often served in an edible chocolate cup? Later we continue to our hotel in the coastal resort of Figueira da Foz for a five night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Wine Tasting
    • Obidos

    Included morning guided excursion to the pilgrimage town of Fatima, where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to three shepherd children in 1917. The basilica at Fatima houses the tombs of two of the visionary children. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Fatima Guided Sightseeing Tour
    • Fatima

    Optional excursion to Porto, a wonderful, walled city on the banks of the Douro River and birthplace of the famous fortified Port wine, which is still stored in huge cellars along the banks of the river Douro. Porto has a great deal of history and a wealth of monuments and landmarks to be visited. The Ribeira district next to the river Douro contains a huge variety of houses in pretty colours and is where you can see iconic Dom Luis bridge, linking with the port producing district of Vila Nova de Gaia. Our guided tour will introduce you to the many sights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2019 2020
    • Porto Guided Sightseeing Tour
    TBC TBC
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    Enjoy a free day at leisure.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Enjoy an included, guided excursion taking in the pretty riverfront city of Coimbra, set beside the Mondego river, and home to many medieval churches, and two Cathedrals, ‘Se Velha’ or old, and ‘Se Nova’ meaning new. The University of Coimbra Botanical Gardens were originally established in 1772 by the Marques de Pombal and cover over 13 hectares, with decorative fountains, a medicinal plants nursery, and also a tropical greenhouse. The 16th century reconstructed Aqueduct can be seen next to the Botanical Garden, and is known as the ‘Arches of the Garden’. Coimbra is the medieval capital of Portugal and home to its greatest university where we see a Fado Show with traditional Portuguese music.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Coimbra Guided Sightseeing Tour

    If you are leaving the tour in Europe, you will say farewell to the group after breakfast this morning. If you joined the tour in the UK, today you will return and continue to your original joining point.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Lisbon & Portugal's Picturesque 'Silver' Coast by Air 9 days from $1,815pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    1300 020 171

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 020 171.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 1300 020 171 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 020 171.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for three nights at the 3-star Hotel VIP Zurique, or similar, in Lisbon, then five nights at the 4-star Hotel Mercure in Figueira da Foz.

    Mercure Figueira Da Foz

    Avenida 25 de Abril, 22 , Figueira Da Foz, 3080-086

    • Bath and/or Shower

    Vip Executive Zurique Hotel

    Rua Ivone Silva, 18, Lisbon, 1050-124

    • Bath and/or Shower

    All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service. On selected air holidays, the executive coach may not have an onboard toilet or drinks facilities.

    Executive Features

    • Air conditioning
    • Drinks machines
    • Onboard toilet
    • Reclining seats