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Portugal - Portuguese Coast

Portugal - Portuguese Coast

Portugal - Portuguese Coast

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Explore the best of Portugal on our new holiday to the wonderful resort of Praia da Vieira from where we will visit Portugal’s coastal capital city Lisbon, colourful Porto and medieval Coimbra as well as time to relax and enjoy the fantastic beach.

 

HOTEL

Hotel Cristal Vieira Praia & SPA, Praia da Vieira ****

The modern Hotel Cristal Vieira Praia enjoys a fabulous beachfront location and offers a great range of amenities.

• Stylish en-suite bedrooms • Satellite television • Air conditioning • Minibar • Safe (extra charge) • Hairdryer • Restaurant with sea views • Bar •Terrace • Free Wi-Fi in public areas • Outdoor & indoor swimming pools• Gym • Mini-golf • Lift

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Hotels may charge you a tax during your tour which is beyond the control of Edwards Coaches and is entirely at the discretion of each hotel.

 

Please make sure you take everything from the coach that you require for your overnight sailing as there will be NO ACCESS to the coach once you are on the ferry.  We recommend you pack an overnight bag to carry onto the ship for your overnight stay.

Day 1

TO OVERNIGHT FERRY
We travel to Portsmouth / Plymouth and board the overnight Brittany Ferries sailing to Santander. On board you can enjoy award winning service and top-class facilities including restaurants, stylish lounges and comfortable cabins.

Day 2

SANTANDER TO LÉON
We disembark the ferry this afternoon and continue on to Léon for an overnight stay on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. (D)

Day 3

LÉON TO PRAIA DA VIEIRA
Today we travel through the Portuguese countryside to the seaside resort of Praia da Vieira, set between the River Lis and the ancient pine forest of Pinhal de Leiria where we stay for the next five nights. (B,D)

Day 4

LISBON
Excursion to Lisbon, Portugal's coastal capital city and enjoy a guided coach tour during which we'll admire the views of the city from St George's medieval castle as well as visiting the Alfama and Chiado districts. We have an included lunch with drinks during the day before we visit the Jeronimous Monastery with church entrance included. (B,L,D)

Day 5

COIMBRA
Our excursion today takes us to Coimbra where we enjoy a guided city tour by coach. Coimbra was the medieval capital of Portugal for over a hundred years, and its atmospheric, beautiful core cascades down a hillside in a lovely setting on the east bank of the Rio Mondego. During our tour we will visit one of the oldest universities in the world with its incomparable 'Joanina' or library as well as enjoying an included lunch with drinks. (B,L,D)

Day 6

PORTO
Today we travel to beautiful Porto, Portugal's second city where we enjoy a guided coach tour. The historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage City, and boasts many beautiful buildings and atmospheric squares. Lunch with drinks is also included before we visit the cathedral which you can explore before we take a cruise on the River Douro. Later we visit one of the famous Port wine cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia for a tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 7

FREE DAY
Enjoy a day at leisure to relax and enjoy your beautiful resort. (B, D)

Day 8

PRAIA DA VIEIRA TO PALENCIA
It's time to leave Portugal and make our way to Palencia in Spain where we stay once again on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. (B, D)

Day 9

PALENCIA TO OVERNIGHT FERRY
Spend a morning relaxing in the hotel before travelling to Santander where will have some free time before boarding the ferry for your return overnight trip back to the UK. (B)

Day 10

FROM OVERNIGHT FERRY
We arrive back in the UK and complete the journey home.

Please Note

While we have carefully planned our programme to be as relaxing and informative as possible the tour does require a certain level of physical ability in order to walk reasonable distances, sometimes over uneven ground. Electric scooters and or wheelchairs would also not be suitable for this tour.

  • Executive coach travel

  • Return overnight ferry crossings in lower berth cabins  (meals not included)

  • 1 overnight dinner, bed & breakfast in Léon with table drinks

  • 5 nights dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation in Praia da Vieira with table drinks

  • Guided coach tour of Lisbon

  • Included lunch with drinks in Lisbon

  • Entrance to the Jeronimous Monastery

  • Guided coach tour of Coimbra

  • Included lunch with drinks in Coimbra

  • Guided coach tour of Porto

  • Included lunch with drinks in Porto

  • Tour and tasting at a port wine estate

  • Free time in resort

 

 

DEPARTURE DATE & PRICE

22nd Jun 9 nights   £1259 RED DRAGON

 

SRS £208

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Cardiff West Services Cardiff West Services Coach Park
Edwards Depot LLANTRISANT Edwards Depot, Llantrisant, CF72 8QZ
Edwards, LLANSAMLET Depot Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet
SA6 8QG
Magor Services Magor Service Coach Park
Neath - Railway Neath - Outside Railway Station
Newport RAILWAY STATION Stops Q1 & Q1A outside the RAILWAY STATION,NEWPORT
Port Talbot Plaza Port Talbot Plaza, Opposite British Legion
PORT TALBOT
Pyle Cross Pyle Cross, bus stop outside supermarket.Pyle Road
Sarn SERVICES Sarn SERVICES - Coach Park

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