Love, Wine and food in Bairrada Region - 4-Day experience
Bairrada, 3780-218, Anadia - Bairrada
Bairrada region presents one of the most romantic options that you might chose in Portugal. Its beautiful Palaces and Estates 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 Three-day tour you will have the opportunity to visit the most famous Wineries 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.
- Coimbra’s Heritage
- Visit to the Quinta das Lagrima’s garden
- Wine Experiences
- Wine lunches
- Accommodation in a charming Hotel Palace
- Transfers when mentioned in the itinerary
- Private driver in a vehicle of superior range when mentioned in the itinerary
- 1 Drive/Walking Tour with private driver in Coimbra
- 2 Nights Accommodation in a Superior Room or similar
- 2 Breakfasts mentioned in the itinerary
- 2 Lunches with pre-set menu and drinks
- 1 Dinner with pre-set menu and drinks
- 1 Tour in Quinta das Lágrimas Park
- All the insurances required by Turismo de Portugal
- Personal expenses like buying wine bottles, monument tickets or other not specified in the itinerary
- Flights or other means of transportation used to get to the starting point of the itinerary
- Other complementary services not included in the itinerary
- Monuments entrance fees (available to purchase at the entrance)
Price:From € 970 (price per person based on double ocupancy)
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|Reservation||You will receive an email with the booking details and later on (within 24 hours) a confirmation email; Subject to the confirmation of availability|
|Type of Tour||Private Group|
|Duration||5 Days / 4 Nights|
|Group Size||2 – 7 People|
|Payment||It will be charged 50% of the amount of the experience at least 45 days prior to arrival; It will be charged 50% of the amount of the experience when the reservation is confirmed|
|Cancellation||If you cancel less than 45 days before your arrival date, 100% of the total booking will be charged; Cancellation up to 45 days prior your arrival date: 2.5% of the total booking price will be charged|
|No-Show||It will be charged 100% of total booking value|
|Means of payment||Mastercard; Visa|
|General||Booking Guarantee with credit card number; VAT at the legal rate included; Supplements have to be paid separately|
|Spoken Languages||English; Português|
Welcome to Portugal. Wine Tourism in Portugal will invite you to discover the amazing Bairrada.
You will be transferred from Porto to Bussaco Palace Hotel.
Check-In in the magnificent Bussaco Palace Hotel. A fairy tale castle in an enchanted forest. Legendary Palace built for the last Kings of Portugal in 1885. The hotel is considered one of the most beautiful, romantic and historical in the world since 1917. Located in the interior of the National Forest of Bussaco, ex-líbris botanical and natural of Portugal, with fauna from all over the world, many of them giants, offers countless and unforgettable pedestrians walks in close contact with the nature, with passages through breathtaking fountains, chapels, hermitages and sights all the way through the hill. The Palace Hotel of Bussaco is an excellent example of "manuelino-gothic” architecture. Their halls richly decor, have ancient furniture, large paintings and typical Portuguese painted tiles. Here, you can taste the legendary wines of Bussaco worldwide recognized, visit the regional wine rout, take a relax walk in the National Park, as well, visit the thermal Spa, the Golf course and ride a horse found close by to the Hotel.
Dinner will be served at Mesa Real Restaurant. At the beautiful Mesa Real Restaurant, former royal banquet hall that once host historic banquets , decorated with ten huge paintings of Camões´Os Lusiadas’, depicting scenes of Vasco da Gama's voyage to India, and under a magnificent Moorish ceiling, you will indulgence with fine modern Portuguese terroir cuisine mastered by prominent Chef Miguel Silva, who proposes a most authentic and creative gastronomical tour of the best local flavors.
End of day.
You will visit Coimbra. On the banks of the river Mondego, Coimbra is famous for its University, the oldest in Portugal and one of the oldest in Europe, which over time has shaped its image to become "the city of students".We begin this visit, precisely at the university founded in the XIIIth Century and which UNESCO has placed on its list of World Heritage sites, in a classification that also includes Rua da Sofia and the upper part of the city. It's well worth climbing its tower, which houses the bells that signal the start and end of classes, in order to appreciate the superb 360º view of Coimbra. But there is much to see at ground level, too: the Pátio das Escolas courtyard, the Sala dos Capelos hall where the most important ceremonies are held, the Chapel of São Miguel with an imposing Baroque organ and the Joanine Library, which has more than 300,000 works dating from the 16th to the 18th centuries. There are several monuments from those times that display the splendour of Romanesque art. In the shopping area and area of historic cafés in the City Centre, visitors really must see the Monastery of Santa Cruz, which houses the tomb of the first King of Portugal, Afonso Henriques, and on the other bank, the Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha, recovered and rescued from the waters of the river that invaded it over the centuries. The Sé Velha (Old Cathedral), too, on whose steps the monumental serenade takes place in which students dressed in black capes sing the Coimbra Fado with heartfelt emotion.
Lunch is waiting for you at Pedro & Inês Restaurant. A romantic cuisine, the restaurant offers a more informal atmosphere and a concept of sharing. It is a cozy space, overlooking the garden and where the old recipes of Quinta das Lágrimas are present.
Then, you will visit Quinta das Lágrimas Park. The Quinta das Lágrimas estate has been cited as the setting for the forbidden romance between King D. Pedro I and D. Inês de Castro in several of the finest pages of Portuguese literature, one of the most beautiful although tragic love stories.Quinta das Lágrimas estate occupies a total area of 18.3 hectares. There are woodlands on the southern slope, which are ideal for taking long walks, complemented by the recently created Mediaeval Garden, the first of its kind in Portugal, in homage to the love story between Pedro and Inês. For this garden - where an attempt has been made to create a simple, enclosed environment - around 50 species of plants have been selected, whose existence prior to the Age of the Discoveries can be proven by historical engravings and documents.
Return to Porto.
End of the Tour.